The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

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This article from The Yuma Dentist looks at laser dentistry. It may sound like something from science fiction, but laser dentistry provides an excellent alternative to drills. Much of the dental care performed with lasers doesn’t require that patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.

Lasers used in dentistry come in two basic categories: hard tissue and soft tissue. At the Yuma Dentist, we have both.

Less Stress

Many patients become anxious while waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. Yuma Dentist patients also appreciate going home without a numb mouth or drool dripping down their chin.

People in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are performed with lasers are: infected root canal treatment, gum and bone reshaping, wisdom teeth extraction, and teeth whitening.

Along with laser dentistry, The Yuma Dentist offers general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Successful Smiles

Yuma Teeth BleachingProfessionals who are happy with the face they present in business situations have a greater level of confidence. Confident people, in turn, are more likely to be successful in their business and personal relationships. Simply put, if you feel better, you’ll probably do better!

At Yuma Family Dentist, our cosmetic dentistry patients experience a significant boost of self-confidence whether they undergo extensive smile transformations or an individual procedure.

Whether it is pleasing or not, your smile is always with you. Every person you meet notices your smile immediately. Even if you never smile because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth, your teeth still show every time you talk.

How do you feel about the smile you present to the world? Are you happy with the color of your teeth? Would you like to straighten your teeth? Do have teeth with chips and cracks?

At Yuma Family Dentist, we are dedicated to patient satisfaction. Our cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile from dull to dazzling. We also offer a range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Can My Dentist Help Stop My Snoring?

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Your partner can’t sleep because you snore? Is it finally time to eliminate it? The Yuma Dentist may be able to help.

Snoring sounds can develop when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses onto the soft palate. This narrows the air passageway. As you breathe, this area opens and closes—with a noisy result.

Your snoring might be due to a condition called sleep apnea. With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the air passageway not only narrows, you actually stop breathing. These pauses can last for up to a minute and occur repeatedly dozens or even hundreds of time per night.

Many people with sleep apnea snore, but not all snorers have sleep apnea. Regular snoring does not generally wake you up during the night. (Though it may wake your partner up again and again.)

Is My Snoring a Symptom of Sleep Apnea?

  • Do you wake up several times during the night gasping?
  • Are you excessively tired during the day?
  • Do you wake up with a headache?
  • Do you nod off during the day because you are sleepy?
  • Are your mouth and throat noticeably dry when you wake up?

Snoring is not merely an annoyance. It can have significant health consequences. And sleep apnea is even more dangerous because it completely cuts off the oxygen flow.

There are three types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: This is the most prevalent type. It is caused by throat muscles relaxing and blocking the airway.
  • Central Sleep Apnea: The cause of the breathing cessation arises in the central nervous system. The brain fails to control the breathing muscles.
  • Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome (Treatment-emergent Central Sleep Apnea): This condition is present when a person has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

Can My Dentist Help Me Stop Snoring?

At The Yuma Dentist, we treat snoring and OSA. Please call us to schedule a consultation. We also provide general dentistry. Make an appointment today!

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see pics of your favorite movie stars, do you wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary folks ever achieve such beautiful smiles? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

There are many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce compelling results. Complete smile transformations combine various procedures to transform your smile. These are the same procedures used by cosmetic dentists that serve the Hollywood A-list.

A common and reasonably priced procedure is teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Many drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your cosmetic dental practice can recommend an effective one, or they may offer in-office bleaching. This is the quickest way to whiten your teeth, sometimes in less than an hour.

If you suffer from missing teeth, most Yuma cosmetic dentists will recommend dental implants. A dental implant is placed directly into the jaw bone. This provides strength, natural appearance and function, and comfort. It can also safeguard against the bone recession that is common with a missing tooth.

Veneers, which are custom-made for each patient, are designed to cover the front of the teeth. These are useful for patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth.

The Yuma Family Dentist provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry services that can leave you with a beautiful smile the movies stars might envy. We also offer general dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Yuma Family Dentist: Calming Root Canal Fears

AZ Dentist Calms Root Canal FearsA dentist’s office is sometimes seen as a painful and scary place. But we discourage that at The Yuma Family Dentist. But try as we might, root canals still have a strong association with pain. It doesn’t need to be that way.

A root canal becomes necessary when a tooth is badly infected or decayed. Ask anyone who’s been there: infected teeth can really hurt. A root canal is going to alleviate that pain.

Root canals are done to clean the inside of the tooth by removing the bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris that may be causing the infection and pain. Once it’s cleaned out, we seal the tooth to prevent further decay and finish by applying a crown or filling. This is the process and purpose of a root canal.

To put it another way, root canals have a bad reputation, and with modern sedation dentistry, it is not deserved. Though a root canal can be intimidating or scary, educating yourself and talking to us can relieve much of your anxiety.

The Yuma Dentist performs root canals, and also offers general dentistry. Never ignore an aching tooth! Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Beware Of Hidden Sugar

preventative dentistry in Winter Haven, CAAt the Yuma Family Dentist in Yuma AZ, we counsel our patients to watch their sugar intake to prevent cavities and other health troubles.

If you are trying to get sugar out of your diet, or at least minimize it, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as conspicuous as the frosting on a piece of chocolate cake.

Here are some common foods with a surprisingly high sugar content:

  • Ketchup
  • Low fat versions of snack foods (Manufacturers often replace fat with sugar.)
  • Salad dressing
  • Breads, buns, rolls
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Protein bars
  • Granola
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Yogurt
  • Fast food meals (hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, and salads are often loaded with sugar, not to mention the dessert items.)
  • Antacids
  • Cough drops
  • Fruit smoothies (Even a small serving has a whopping amount of sugar.)

Reading the fine print on labels is a must! The following terms are all types of sugar:

raw sugar, cane sugar, glucose, lactose, galactose, fructose, dextrose, honey, sorghum, molasses, cane sugar, confectioner’s sugar, crystallized cane juice, invert sugar, maltodextrin (or dextrin), maple syrup, concentrated fruit juices, evaporated cane juice

Do the math: when shopping at markets or health food stores, carefully assess food labels before you buy. Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. Add up all the grams of every type of sugar listed and divide by four to truly comprehend how much sugar an item contains.

At the Yuma Family Dentist, we have offices in Yuma AZ and Fortuna Foothills, where we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Your Famous Smile

Veneers in YumaHow is it that famous people have brilliant white smiles that are always ready for a close-up? Do they avoid coffee? Not likely. Every star-watching magazine is full of pictures of famous men and women holding Starbucks cups. Do they avoid tobacco? Some abstain, but unfortunately many actors and fashion models are smokers.

Many Famous Smiles Were Not Always Flawless

Not everyone with flawless teeth was born with them. (Sure, no one is born with teeth, but you know what we mean.) Many celebrities have dazzling smiles because they have had cosmetic dentistry.

No Need To Go To Hollywood

Guess what? You can also have a smile like a cover girl or television news anchor. At The Yuma Dentist, we’ve been providing smile transformations since 2012.

Lighten Up!

Teeth whitening is usually the most affordable cosmetic dental treatment. Tooth bleaching will quickly illuminate your teeth and make you feel like smiling all the time.

Fix Those Chips

Porcelain veneers are extremely versatile because they repair many problems including misshapen, chipped, and discolored teeth. Teeth with worn-away enamel can often be fixed with veneers. Preparing a tooth for a porcelain veneer is minimally invasive, as the latest veneers do not require the removal of healthy enamel. Another plus: veneers are typically less expensive than complete crowns.

VIP Treatment

Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at The Yuma Dentist today, and get started on creating your own beautiful smile. We are a full-service dental practice.

(Note: The celebrities pictured above are not affiliated with our site, and it is not our intent to imply that they have undergone cosmetic dentistry. We featured them because they have great smiles!)

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Worried About Dental Visits?

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If you’re among the millions of Americans coping with dental anxiety, The Yuma Dentist can help.

1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example: pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, embarrassment about fear of the unknown.
2. Communicate these fears and concerns with your dentist.
3. Expect respectful consideration and open discussion about alleviating concerns.

Fear of pain is a natural human response. Not knowing what the process will entail can be formidable. Allowing us to address your concerns today makes tomorrow’s visits straightforward for both parties.

We provide exceptional expertise in many areas of dentistry. Education, training, and certifications are important to our office conduct.

The Yuma Dentist can provide sedation dentistry that will get you through your appointment. We offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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To Chew Or Not To Chew

To Chew Or Not To Chew In Yuma

Hello gum chewers, The Yuma Dentist is going to talk about that sticky wad in your mouth. You know that it can freshen your breath, but can it really help protect your smile from cavities?

It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum can be beneficial in removing bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.

However, gum with some alternative sweeteners has an added benefit for your pearly whites. Xylitol is a sweetener that not only has fewer calories than traditional sugars, but also has antimicrobial properties that diminish plaque build-up. This means that xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes tooth decay.

So if you’re headed out to a restaurant, bring a pack of sugar-free gum with you and pop it in your mouth when your meal is done. Of course, brushing and flossing are the ideal practices for your oral health, but when you can’t brush, opt for a sugarless gum with xylitol.

At The Yuma Dentist, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Posted in General Dentistry

Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for ideal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. It could be a sign of gum disease, which is treatable at The Yuma Dentist.

If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to look into the possibility of gum disease.

Gum disease develops when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many essential goals we have for our patients at The Yuma Dentist. Along with ideal dental health, we also seek to give our patients the remarkable smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry.

Some effective procedures include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental bonding, teeth whitening, inlays/onlays, and tooth implants. If you want to correct several unattractive features in your smile, we can design a custom smile redesign that includes a combination of these services. It is not an exaggeration to say that modern cosmetic dentistry performed with skill truly works miracles with your smile!

To schedule an appointment, call The Yuma Dentist today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, General Dentistry, Gum disease, Oral hygiene
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