Straight Teeth For Young Smiles And Not-So-Young Smiles

Can't afford braces? There are few technological wonders of our era that are more appreciated than modern braces. Teeth straightening hardware of past generations had many drawbacks. It ordinarily involved a whole orthodontic tool kit – full metal bands, headgear, elastics, spacers, and wires poking every which way. If you played an instrument that required the use of your mouth, well, it wasn’t pretty.

Some orthodontic patients found their old-school braces uncomfortable, bulky, and downright ugly. They also created many hidden nooks and crannies for bacteria to quietly drill into your enamel.

If you are too young to remember old school braces, you can’t truly appreciate the state-of-the-art ceramic braces, clear braces and Invisalign aligners available today. Even traditional metal braces are now smaller, less noticeable, and more comfortable.

The advancements in Glendale orthodontic treatments and reduced treatment times is one reason many Glendale adults have chosen to have their teeth corrected if they were unable as a teenager.

Does that mean you don’t need to have your child seen by your Glendale orthodontist if you suspect tooth alignment problems? Absolutely not! If facial attractiveness and increased self-esteem are not essential reasons to straighten your child’s crooked teeth, consider the fact that crooked teeth and bite misalignment can influence speech development and make it hard for your child to eat a healthy diet. Crowded teeth also make proper brushing problematic, increasing the risk of tooth decay.

The American Association of Orthodontics counsels parents to have their child evaluated by an orthodontist when they are young. Itis critical to identify problems with teeth and jaw development early. Your orthodontist or pediatric dentist will know the proper age to begin treatment if necessary.

We provide many cosmetic dental procedures at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry in Glendale. Did you know that porcelain veneers can solve some less-extreme tooth alignment issues? If your teeth are fairly straight but your smile is compromised by a couple of damaged or chipped teeth, economical porcelain veneers may be your one-visit solution.

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How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Glendale If you are one of the many dental patients who wear dentures, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth.

Problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and inability to taste food due to a covered palate. Dentures do not feel and function like natural teeth.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology offers a better tooth restoration solution. If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. You’ll be able to eat hard foods again and chew like you used to.

How about a thick T-bone at your favorite steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Before you pay for another denture reline, ask your Glendale dentist about the possibility of dental implants.

Attention Glendale denture-wearers: there is life after dentures with tooth implants!

Come see us at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry at 5940 W Union Hills Dr, Ste F-110 in Glendale, 85308.

 

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry: 480-525-8120

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Glendale, Arizona
85308

 

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3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

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A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth, but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. And it turns out that many of the habits that will keep your taste buds sensitive are those that will also be good for your teeth and gums. So here are a few tips to help you better enjoy the flavor of your food.

1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly. Plus, optimal levels of saliva are important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.

2) Avoid processed foods with fake flavors and too much sugar and salt. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.

3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are responsible for so many horrible health issues, but many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke and the olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.

Thank you so much for visiting our blog. Along with dental health and a keen sense of taste, we want our patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. So, if you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 5940 W Union Hills Dr, Ste F-110. You can reach us for an appointment at 480-525-8120.

Call a member of our convenient staff today!

 

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry: 480-525-8120

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Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

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Many people mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to insufficient brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your dentist can help you identify the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath.

Your diet significantly impacts your breath. Because foods begin to be digested the second they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body, you probably will be able to smell strong foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.

Therefore, using a mouthwash will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not a good idea. This may bring additional oral issues – especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid the strong foods altogether.

Additionally, many dieters find that their regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but the side effect of bad breath can be caused by the chemicals released during this process. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.

Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many folks don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause dental caries and gum disease.

Our practice provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to residents in the Glendale area. We’re devoted to prime oral health for all of our patients, and that includes fresh breath. We also want them to love their smile, so if you have any questions about cosmetic dental smile makeovers or other cosmetic dental procedures, give us a call at 480-525-8120.

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Glendale, Arizona
85308

 

Posted in General Dentistry

6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure

Glendale lowest price teeth bleachingSome people find dental procedures scary. Let On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry offer 6 ways to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically before your big dental day.

First, remember we’re trained to provide the best care and comfort possible.

Second, take some time to relax and think about your anxieties. Take deep breaths in and slowly let them out as you weigh the reasons for and against taking these steps to a better you. Remember that many folks have been in your shoes and everything worked out fine. This includes all of our visitors who came in for same-day dentistry, our most popular service.

Third, know your medical history. You may be asked to fill out a medical history and medications form, so be sure you know what medications and supplements you are currently taking and review past hospitalizations and illnesses.

Fourth, have a dental plan. Come in for a thorough consultation. If we know all the dental work or cosmetic dentistry you want to get done, then we’ll know if combining any of it can save you time and money. We offer tooth extractions, emergency dental care, restorative dentistry, dental implants, and family dentistry, and more.

Fifth, trust the outstanding staff at On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry to guide you through the process. We’ve been doing this since 2014.

Sixth, our final and most important suggestion! Ask all the questions you have before the dental tools and gloved hands are in your mouth!

 

Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry: 480-525-8120

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85308

 

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Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In today’s On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry post, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!

  • Before the existence of formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. Did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal?
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles weren’t introduced until 1938. Prior to that, pig hair was a common bristle material.3
  • The Mayans were accomplished cosmetic dentists. Some even bejeweled teeth – a procedure that involved the drilling of holes to embed precious gems.
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill up two swimming pools.2
  • A popular toothache treatment in medieval Germany was to kiss a donkey.3 No one ever proved that it worked. It is unknown if the same remedy was used by donkeys
  • In medieval Japan, black teeth were considered appealing. Style-conscious women used roots to stain their teeth.3

At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, you won’t find pig hair, donkeys, or anvils. You will find unmatched dental care and our convenient team of dental professionals. Our menu of services includes: tooth extractions, emergency dental care, and restorative dentistry. Contact On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry today at 480-525-8120 to schedule an informative consultation.

 

1Gregory Myers,”10 Weird Facts About Teeth,” ListVerse, January 27, 2014, http://listverse.com/2014/01/27/10-weird-facts-about-teeth/, accessed on November 14, 2014
2Mouth Matters,” Visual.ly, August 28, 2012, http://visual.ly/your-mouth-matters-fun-dental-facts, accessed on November 14, 2014
3Chew on This, Fun Tooth Facts for a Healthy Mouth,” Delta Dental, http://www.deltadentalnc.org/MediaLibraries/Global/documents/Delta-Dental-Tooth-Tips-BF.pdf, accessed on November 12, 2014
4“New oral features can be considered unique as a fingerprint,” DentistryiQ, http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/01/new-oral-features-can-be-considered-unique-as-a-fingerprint.html, accessed on November 14, 2014

Posted in General Dentistry

Bright And Healthy Smiles For Glendale

No one disputes the fact that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive. Everybody in Arizona likes to see a great smile, and having a great smile is not only healthy for your mouth but healthy for your self-esteem as well.

We call our practice ‘On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry’, and we are located in Glendale, Arizona. We provide dental services to the greater Glendale area from our comfortable and friendly dental office.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Glendale area, including Tempe, Mesa, or Phoenix, please contact us. We are currently accepting new dental patients and would love to serve all of your dental needs including family dentistry, tooth extractions, and dental implants.

There are many affordable procedures that will allow you to achieve a bright and healthy smile. Ask us about tooth extractions and emergency dental care. At On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry, we focus on high-quality personal dental care in a relaxing, attractive environment. To schedule a consultation, exam, or cleaning, call us at 480-525-8120 today – OnCall Dental

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Posted in General Dentistry

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth

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  1. Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10.
  2. A tooth with a crown can get a cavity.
  3. Your gum tissue is as vital as your teeth.
  4. Some prescription drugs can increase your risk of tooth decay.
  5. Some home faucet water filters remove fluoride.
  6. 19 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated cavities.
  7. Heartburn can be harmful for teeth.
  8. Allergies can cause tooth grinding.
  9. Dried fruit is just as bad for teeth as sticky candy.
  10. Tooth enamel cannot repair itself, though dentin and cementum (the substance that surrounds the tooth root) are capable of partial regeneration.
  11. A Harvard-led team recently used low-powered lasers to activate stem cells and stimulate the growth of teeth in rats and human dental tissue in a lab. http://www.businessinsider.com/laser-stem-cell-tooth-tissue-regeneration-2014-5#ixzz3fzlosJDMTooth
  12. There are about 300 types of bacteria in your mouth.
  13. Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help remove food particles on your teeth. You still need to brush, but if you can’t brush immediately after meals, sugarless gum can help keep your teeth clean.
  14. Cavities often don’t cause pain until they have reached the root and nerve of the tooth. Visit your dentist regularly to prevent cavities or at least to detect them when they are small.
  15. Bone recession can cause tooth loss even if no decay is present.

We are On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry. I hope you have found today’s post interesting and perhaps even learned something new about your amazing teeth and some of the lesser-known risk factors for decay.

We are accepting new patients at my Glendale dental practice, both for emergency care and general dentistry. We are am committed to preventive dentistry and lifelong oral health.

 

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 General Dentistry

Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Afraid of the Dentist? Your Glendale Sedation Dentist Can Help If you live near Glendale and experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, oral sedation is for you.

Conscious sedation dentistry is available in Glendale. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, oral conscious sedation, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and very popular for nervous cosmetic and restorative dental patients in the Glendale area.

Though it may sound impossible, with oral conscious sedation, patients can actually relax during dental visits. In addition, healing times for oral surgery and extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures are often shorter if the patient is sedated during treatment.

Sedation dentistry is great for alleviating anxiety for Glendale patients, and oral conscious sedation can be effective for treating or working with the following:

  • Teeth sensitivity;
  • Fear of needles;
  • A powerful gag reflex;
  • Difficulty controlling body movement;
  • Lengthy multi-procedure visits;
  • Difficulty becoming numb with traditional injections.

If you need dental work more extensive than a filling – such as a root canal, tooth implant, crown replacement or wisdom tooth extraction –  call On Call Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry at 480-525-8120 for information about sedation dentistry.

 

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 Sedation Dentistry

Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

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Hello! We are OnCall Urgent Dental Care – Emergency Dentistry in Glendale. Today’s post focuses on malocclusion, or bad bite.

Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. You have probably heard of “overbites” and “underbites” but the two arches can be misaligned in many other ways as well. Crowded teeth can also cause a bad bite, as well as the opposite situation – teeth that are too far apart.

If the misalignment is very slight, there are often no related troubles. However, if the malocclusion is moderate to severe, the patient is at risk for many other health issues such as difficulty chewing and speaking, headaches, hearing problems, increased decay, jaw pain, and gum disease.

The domino effect of these troubles can get pretty serious. For example, chewing difficulty can trigger ulcers and gum disease increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. Consider also how these problems can impact a patient’s emotional well-being and power to perform their job.

Putting health issues aside, these problems can get pretty pricey to treat.

There are several effective treatments for malocclusion, but first you need a diagnosis. If you suspect that you have a misaligned bite, I hope this post has given you some good reasons to speak with our general dentists at OnCall Dental UrgentCare. Call 480-525-8120 to schedule a consultation and exam.

 

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 General Dentistry
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