Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Tongue Scrapers: The Way to a Cleaner Tongue

Do you ever feel that your tongue is just… dirty? If so, a tongue scraper can be your new best friend! A tongue scraper is a handy tool that comes in all shapes and sizes. When you stroke it over the tongue, from the back to the front, it cleans... Read more »

How to Know if You Have Sleep Apnea

Do you ever wonder if you are a victim of sleep apnea? If so, our dentists, Drs. Kevin Hashemi, Heidi Lee, Andrew McDonald, and Nipa Sheth, are more than happy to help you. Now, it’s best to schedule an appointment at AZ Dental or with your primary care physician, but... Read more »

Spring Into the Season With Chewing Gum

Did you know that it may be possible to use chewing gum to help lower your risk of cavities and other oral health risks? The reason that chewing gum is beneficial for your smile in some instances is because it can help produce a substance known as saliva. Saliva is... Read more »

Jumpstart Your Spring With Cavity Prevention

Are you doing enough to keep your smile safe from the risk of cavities? Cavity prevention is often one of the most important aspects of your oral health care. A cavity occurs when a hole in your tooth enamel forms. If left untreated, it can give rise to pulp disease... Read more »

How to Have a Healthy Easter Smile

Easter is quickly approaching and you’re probably getting ready for the Easter egg hunts, family celebrations and more. As you prepare, it’s best to remember to keep your smile in mind. If you’re not careful, Easter festivities can harm the teeth and gums. So, our dentists, Drs. Kevin Hashemi, Heidi... Read more »

Helpful Toothbrush Facts

You know that brushing your teeth every day is imperative for ideal oral health. You know the color of your personal toothbrush. But beyond that, how much do you really know about toothbrushes? Keep reading to be enlightened. Is a manual or electric toothbrush better? It may come as a... Read more »