Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds.

I’m Dr. OnCall Dental with On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry writing to offer my patients 6 ways to add important dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.

Find a better place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will permit air drying and can suppress the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to create consistency, you need reminders. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it, you’ll remember that commitment.

Swish.
If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and swish away bits of food after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but 20 is twice as good.

Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Inspect gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed fragments of foodstaining, or other concerns.

Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. A mere 10 seconds that will inhibit discoloration.

Call On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry.

10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my convenient staff. I will examine your teeth for far more than 10 seconds and help keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

We can answer questions about the cost of emergency dentistry, same-day dentistry, or root canals. Trusted since 2014 to promote healthy smiles and educated hygiene, we will take care of all your dental needs.

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:

480-525-8120

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Glendale, Arizona
85308

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Help Me – I’m Afraid Of The Dentist!

Glendale Sleep Dentistry If you are afraid of your Glendale cosmetic dentist, you are not alone. At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we encounter many nervous first-time Glendale dental patients. How do we calm their fears, provide a comfortable dental environment and earn lifelong patients?

1) We carefully explain the findings of the initial dental examination and thoroughly outline any recommended procedures. The consultation also includes a discussion about pain control including oral conscious sedation medications. This allows our Phoenix dentistry patients to make informed decisions about their oral health and necessary dental procedures.

2) At OnCall Dental, we practice gentle, pain-free dentistry. Mesa cosmetic dentistry treatment will not begin until you are numb. Keep in mind, however, that every dentistry patient reacts to numbing agents and sedation medications differently.

Speak up quickly if you start to feel discomfort. We will pause treatment, administer additional analgesic and wait until it takes effect. At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we never rush cosmetic dental or restorative procedures.

We will do our best to make you comfortable, whether you are receiving dental veneers, having a broken tooth repaired, undergoing a root canal, or replacing your old silver fillings.

3) We provide many in-office amenities at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry which help our dental patients focus on something pleasant during cosmetic or emergency dental treatment. Not every Tempe dental patient chooses sleep dentistry. Sometimes chemical-free diversions such as listening to your favorite music provide a distraction while letting you remain clear-headed.

At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we understand dental anxiety and will help you overcome it. We are located at 5940 W Union Hills Dr Ste F-110 in Glendale, 85308.

To schedule a friendly consultation, call 480-800-8078 or visit http://www.oncalldentalurgentcare.com/contact-us/.

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:

480-525-8120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

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Are You Flossing Out Of Fear?

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Most people know that flossing is an important part of oral health. The value of this simple yet important exercise in oral hygiene has been shown time and time again. But does fear have to play a role in Glendale’s commitment to the practice?

Flossing offers a chance to remove bits and pieces that a toothbrush will undoubtedly miss. But, being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may still not compel folks to floss regularly. The fear of gingivitis and gum disease or crowns and fillings from cavities work for a week or so after a cleaning, but may not instill a lasting habit between teeth cleanings.

At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry in Glendale, we encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh just as showering and dressing for the day is a positive way to increase motivation and initiate flossing into your established routine. Flossing can be a positive opportunity to remind yourself to smile and feel happy as you approach your day. Flossing could be a time to think about the foods you are putting into your mouth and consider what improvements could be made to your diet. Living in health-conscious communities such as Tempe, Mesa, or Phoenix can also help motivate you to floss regularly. The fresh air you breath on a short walk will feel smooth as your run your tongue along the ridges of your teeth near the gums.

It doesn’t have to be about fear! Call us at: 480-525-8120 The convenient dental staff at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry knows that flossing can be a concern for their Glendale dental patients and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one. At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether tooth extractions can lighten your look, emergency dental care can influence your flair, and family dentistry or dental implants can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it a wonderful experience!

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:

480-525-8120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Remake Your Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Remake Your Glendale Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Hello Glendale friends of On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your Glendale dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a gym!

I’m Dr. OnCall Dental, an experienced Glendale dentist, and today on my dental blog I want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your Glendale dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my Tempe, Mesa, and Phoenix patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Glendale dental care, give us a call at 480-800-8078. Our convenient dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in restorative dentistry, dental implants, and family dentistry and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in Glendale!

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:

480-800-8078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

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Take 5: Straight Talk About Braces

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At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we support healthy oral hygiene and regular, consistent check-ups for patients who have braces. Here are five important concerns to keep in mind with braces:

1. Be Careful What You Eat

Sweets and extra food stuck in hard-to-notice spaces may lead to plaque and yellowing around the appliances in your mouth. Avoid sweets, juices, sodas, anything that will stain your teeth. Also, sticky things like gum and caramel can break the equipment in your mouth.

2. Consider a Mouthguard

Sports are the center of life for many families. We’re an active community. I love that. A quality mouthguard provides important protection for both your teeth and braces.

3. Take Time for Gum Health
Maintaining healthy gums requires deliberate brushing and flossing. In the past, two minutes of quality brushing was acceptable. Braces are trickier to clean. What’s another minute to make sure every nook and cranny is taken care of?

4. Check the Mirrors
Humans are exceptional at noticing flaws. Check your smile often in a mirror to keep your braces free of obvious food particles.

5. Smile with Confidence
At first, people will notice the change in your smile. But if you’re relaxed about your new braces, soon your friends will simply look past them without even noticing.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope it helps.

I’ve been treating patients in Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and beyond since 2014. You name it – root canals, emergency dentistry, same-day dentistry – we do it.

I’ve got the expertise, experience, tools, and team you need to maintain a healthy smile. I deal daily with dental implants, emergency dental care, restorative dentistry, family dentistry, and tooth extractions. The cost of a smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry, and celebrity-caliber teeth may be more affordable than you think.

Meet with me today and we can go over the possibilities and simple options to meet your needs. Can’t wait to see you!

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:

480-800-8078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

Posted in Family Dentistry

Keeping You Comfortable

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At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we make a conscious effort to help our patients feel comfortable. Though our chairs are cushy as can be, we care about your emotional comfort as much as your physical comfort. In other words, we want to make sure you have total peace of mind when you come in for a visit.

Here are four ways we are passionate about your peace of mind at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry in Glendale:

1. We don’t judge you.

The thoughtful dental team is here to help you regardless of the state of your teeth. We have treated patients with severe tooth neglect, advanced gum disease, enamel erosion caused by eating disorders, tooth damage caused by illegal drug use, baby bottle tooth decay, tobacco-stained teeth: basically, every imaginable dental issue. We don’t live in a bubble. We understand and empathize with our patients.

2. We protect you from pain. From topical analgesics to oral conscious sedation, we will eliminate or minimize pain as best we can.

3. We help you with your dental anxiety. Fear of the dentist is far more widespread than you might realize and certainly nothing to be ashamed of. The perceived loss of control, instruments poking in your mouth, and teeth being worked on is not pleasant. Some individuals get claustrophobic because they need to lie still in the chair for treatment.

Sleep dentistry (oral conscious sedation) not only assists in pain management, it allows you to sleep through your appointment. There are different levels of sedation, so you don’t have to be completely unconscious unless you want to be. If you would like more specifics about sedation, call 480-800-8078 to schedule a consultation. We can talk about the different levels of oral conscious sedation so you can select the one that is best for you.

4. We communicate with you.
Procedures are thoroughly explained and all your critical questions will be answered prior to treatment. If you are not sure you want to initiate treatment, we are happy to let you think about it for a while. There is no rush.

If you have postponed dental treatment for any reason, we encourage you to give Dr. Dental and the team at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry a try. Neglecting your oral health has serious consequences. Call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:480-800-8078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

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Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At On Call Urgent Dental Care - Emergency DentistryHello, dental blog visitors, welcome to the On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry blog.

A close friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to complete the procedure. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one or two office visits.

If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today.

We are accepting new patients and would love to serve you. At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we offer tooth extractions, dental implants, and family dentistry.

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:

480-800-8078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

Posted in Emergency Dentistry

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

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Most people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some dental patients may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But few probably know that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. Today’s post looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. (If you want a challenge, see if you can name all nine before you continue reading this post.)

Endodontics (1983): This area focuses on “the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.”1 If you need a root canal in Glendale, you may require the services of an endodontist.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2003): If you want to straighten your teeth, you need an orthodontist. Dentofacial orthopedic specialists correct facial deformities using many of the same types of appliances used in teeth straightening therapy.

Pediatric Dentistry (1995): Pediatric dentists provide dental care for infants, children and teenagers.

Periodontics (1992): “Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.”1 Periodontal specialists perform crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and soft tissue (gum) grafts.

Prosthodontics (2003): Prosthodontists provide restorative dental procedures including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. They also perform cosmetic dental treatments including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, invisible fillings, and teeth bleaching.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (1991): This specialty concerns “the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.”1

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
(2001): Oral and maxillofacial radiologists analyze radiographic images (x-rays) for issues of the maxillofacial area.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1990): Oral surgeons perform surgery on the teeth, jaw, face, and gums. These include facial reconstruction, cleft lip and palate correction, bone grafting, dental implants, and impacted teeth.

Dental Public Health (1976): This discipline focuses on “preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.”1

General and cosmetic dentists are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes your general dentist will refer you to a local specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

1Specialty Definitions, The American Dental Association, http://www.ada.org/495.aspx, accessed May 22, 2013

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7 Ways To Fix A Tooth

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In a perfect world, each of your prized teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. The truth is, however, that most Arizona men and women will need to restore a tooth at some point.

A tooth can be compromised by cavities, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.

Here are 7 different options for repairing a damaged tooth:

Dental Bonding
Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to fix minor cosmetic troubles – small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies moldable tooth-colored composite resin and shapes as desired. The resin is then cured with a special light to harden and adhere tightly to the tooth. Composite bonding is usually the most economical option for improving healthy teeth with minor cosmetic issues.

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. They are used when the underlying tooth is structurally sound and free of cavities. A beautiful veneer can cover a chip or crack or fix the alignment of a tooth that appears slightly off kilter as compared to surrounding teeth.

Fillings
Modern white fillings are strong and inconspicuous. A minimally invasive filling at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry leaves you with more of nature’s prime dental material — your own enamel and dentin. We can also replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings. This makes your teeth look a lot better every time you open your mouth. Get rid of all that metal!

Inlays and Onlays
A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are constructed in a dental lab, they are frequently called indirect fillings. A less invasive inlay or onlay may be used instead of a traditional filling or, in some cases, a crown. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are commonly smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Crowns
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. A crown is often required for a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth with extreme decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Attaching a crown to the abutment is the final step of a tooth implant procedure. Crowns can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.

Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to prohibit further damage. Gum surgery is also carried out for cosmetic reasons such reshaping a gumline to eliminate a “gummy” smile.

Dental Implants
What if a tooth has to be extracted because it is beyond saving? For many On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry patients, a dental implant anchored into the bone is the optimal solution. A tooth implant consist of a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and beautiful crown. A dental implant had many advantages over a dental bridge. They are stronger, provide virtually natural function, inhibit bone recession, and do not affect the surrounding teeth. For patients with numerous missing teeth, customized implant-anchored dentures can be designed in any configuration necessary.

For more information about any of these procedures, call us at 480-800-8078. Thanks for visiting the On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry blog. We appreciate your interest in our Glendale dental practice.

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:480-800-8078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr, Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

Posted in General Dentistry

Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush

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Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as critical to their health, speech development, and self-esteem as their permanent teeth. Some parents we meet at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry hold the misconception that the care of primary teeth is secondary to adult teeth, since they will eventually fall out.

The truth is that the twenty primary teeth lay the foundation for the health of adult teeth and a beautiful smile. Taking care of these teeth is very important!

A dislike for brushing is understandable. A parent takes a pokey bristly thing, smears some minty paste on it, puts it in their mouth and scrubs their teeth with it. No wonder it doesn’t appeal to some toddlers and children. Sometimes the battle grows to the point that parents want to give up the struggle until their child is older. Don’t!

If it is difficult to get your child to brush willingly, we have several suggestions.

If the toothpaste is the trouble, brush with a smaller amount or even without it, at first. The goal is to remove food particles that will lead to plaque and bacteria, eventually causing cavities. Toothpaste is not needed for removing food particles. Fluoride is important, however. If your water is not fluoridated, talk to Dr. Dental about fluoride supplements.

Take your child to the store and have him or her elect a new, soft-bristled toothbrush. Maybe buy two, so your child has some control in picking which toothbrush to use each time he or she brushes.

Let your child do the brushing, then inspect and brush the areas that might have been missed. Have your child with you when you and your spouse are brushing your teeth. Let your son or daughter know that everyone needs to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. Invite your child to look in the mirror and brush at the same time.

To develop the habit, keep the time short and slowly lengthen the sessions. Brush heads are hard with bristles that poke. Toothpaste may seem “hot” to some youth. Teaching your child that brushing is non-negotiable is the important first step. After it has become part of the routine, add time by singing songs or brushing your teeth at the same time. Some Arizona parents have had success with setting a timer.

Compliment your child on their terrific effort in taking care of themselves. Be sure to keep a positive attitude. Let your child know that you love their attractive smile and want it to always be shiny white. Positive reinforcement and establishing a routine are vital parts of childhood dental brushing. We want children to be committed to a habit that will influence their health throughout their life.

If your child continues to struggle with brushing, you may look at sealants. Sealants are useful protective barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. A sealant aids in preventing food particles from lodging in difficult places to brush – usually in the pits and grooves in the molars in the back of the mouth.

Call 480-800-8078 to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr.OnCall Dental about your child’s oral hygiene or any other concern.

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry:

480-800-8078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5940 W Union Hills Dr, Ste F-110
Glendale, Arizona
85308

Posted in Family Dentistry
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