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Halloween 2021 at Arizona Smile Design

November 1, 2021

Every year, our team takes Halloween very seriously by participating in a costume contest and picking our office theme. This year, we sprung for the idea of being the three little pigs and the big bad wolf! We hope you enjoy our costumes and please let us know which outfit and costume you liked the most!

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What To Do When You Experience a TMJ Headache or Migraine

August 31, 2021

Have you ever experienced a persistent headache, and you never realized that your jaw could be the cause? Yes, when you have a severe headache, you might not blame your jaw but, the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, could be the main reason. In such circumstances, all you need to do is go for TMJ therapy or consult a TMJ specialist at Arizona Smile Design. 

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How to Prevent TMJ Dysfunction and Pain?

July 27, 2021

Need help figuring out how to prevent TMJ dysfunction and pain? Well before proceeding, one should know what the symptoms of TMJ pain are. The usual signs and symptoms are: Discomfort in the jaw or temporomandibular joints are tender. Difficulty in chewing. Sometimes the pain around the ear is intense. Clicking sound and if the joint becomes locked, it worsens the pain and mouth unable to close and open. So it is necessary to check the signs before it gets too late and prevent dysfunction and pain. 

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Curing TMJ Naturally With The Dentist

June 24, 2021

TMJ disorder is a complex problem that often requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Patients are encouraged to seek the advice of a physician, dentist, physical therapist, and/or other qualified health care professionals. The goal of TMJ treatment is to relieve the pain and dysfunction associated with TMJ disorder. We can often be apprehensive to treatments involving harsh medications or procedures however with a holistic approach your dentists at Arizona Smile Design can help you find natural and long-lasting solutions to overcoming TMJD.

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What Should You Replace Your Dentures?

April 21, 2021

One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that missing teeth can be a thing of the past. You no longer need to settle for gaps in your smile. There are several different tooth replacement options out there, like dentures. This tooth replacement option can be life-changing for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth. Even though they have become quite strong and durable over the years, they have yet to be made to last forever. Here are some signs that you may need to have repaired or replaced.

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Can a Root Canal Be Performed on a Child’s Teeth?

April 6, 2021

When hearing the term “root canal,” it’s unlikely that you think of a child going through that type of procedure. However, when teeth baby teeth become severely decayed that a dental filling or crown will not suffice, the only option is to perform either a pulpectomy or a pulpotomy to save the tooth and avoid potential problems in the future. Read on to learn more about root canals for kids in Sun City West and what you can do to help your little one keep their baby teeth as long as possible.

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8 Myths About Metal Braces, Busted!

February 25, 2021

Has your dentist recently told you that you need metal braces? If so, you might be a bit anxious; after all, even when all of the knowledge we could ever want is at our fingertips, there is a great deal of misinformation out there about this classic method of orthodontic treatment. To help ease your worries, let’s bust eight myths about metal braces in Sun City West.

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6 Questions to Ask When Searching for a New Dental Home

February 4, 2021

Recently, a long-time patient of mine here at AZ Smile Design mentioned that she and her family were going to be moving to Mesa in a few weeks. Naturally, she was looking for recommendations on a new dental practice for her family. Although I never like to see any of my wonderful patients leave my practice, I let her know that she was in luck. We actually have a sister practice in Mesa where I knew she could continue to receive the highest caliber of care from a dental team who would go out of their way to respect her and her family as our Sun City West dentists do. After I had given her my recommendation, I started thinking of how common it probably is for patients to move and need to find a new dental home. If you find yourself in that situation, I have come up with several questions that you can ask yourself while looking.

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7 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

December 3, 2020

Dental emergencies often happen when they are least expected and cannot always be prevented. However, by taking certain steps, you can reduce your risk of experiencing a major dental infection or injury. Want to know more? Here are seven preventive tips from a dentist in Sun City West to keep your smile healthy and intact.

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