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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

August 30, 2021

It might sound strange since you are often asked to open as wide as you possibly can, but dentists are still limited by what they can see using only their eyes (even with magnification). This is where dental x-rays come in. Dental x-rays, or radiographs, are a diagnostic tool used to visualize the teeth (including their roots) and the surrounding bone to detect damage or disease that would be otherwise undetectable. While no one would argue against their usefulness, there are still those who consider dental x-rays “unsafe”. Today, we hope to relieve any fears you may have about taking dental x-rays.

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Is A Chipped Tooth A Dental Emergency?

July 30, 2021

A chipped tooth results in a considerable loss of dental integrity and can potentially contribute to further chips and enamel defects later. While the majority of patients who chip their teeth come to us for restoration for cosmetic purposes, we recognize that many do not. It is critical to understand that any time you chip or otherwise injure a tooth, you should get your tooth and gums checked by a dentist to check out any underlying damage and safeguard your tooth from further harm.

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4 Benefits of Laser Gum Recontouring

April 21, 2021

Teeth whitening treatments can lift stubborn stains, dental bonding can conceal small chips, and metal-free restorations can restore the look and function of damaged teeth, but what if you are struggling with a “gummy” smile? That’s where laser gum recontouring comes in! This state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry solution can provide you with a beautiful, balanced smile, and the perks don’t stop there! Keep reading to learn four additional benefits of laser gum recontouring.

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3 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry – Answered!

April 9, 2021

Do you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia? You aren’t alone. A high proportion of Americans experience some level of anxiety related to going to the dental office. Anywhere from 9-20% of adults in the United States are suffering for dentophobia. The good news is that you no longer need to let this stop you from maintaining your oral health. There are several different sedation dentistry options that help patients just like you seek the essential dental care that they need. Continue reading to find out the answers to some frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry in Lake Havasu City.

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Think You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth? Here’s How to Know for Sure!

March 9, 2021

Did you know that over 90% of the American population has had at least one cavity? Tooth decay usually occurs when you’ve neglected your brushing and flossing routine. When a cavity develops on the outside of your tooth, it’s often easy to tell. But, sometimes cavities can be rather sneaky and develop between the teeth, making them almost impossible to spot on your own. So how can you tell if you’re experiencing decay in between two teeth? Read to learn the answer as well as some pro tips for prevention.

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What Causes Dental Phobia?

February 23, 2021

Do you tend to feel anxious or fearful whenever you have to go to the dental office? This is actually incredibly common. Studies find that more than 50% of Americans suffer from at least some level of dental anxiety or fear. For some, dental phobia is a serious issue that leaves people terrified, even if they know that their fears aren’t rational. Fortunately, with modern dental technology, there is a solution for those who are dealing with this issue. Continue reading to learn more about the cause of dental phobia in Lake Havasu City and what you can do to combat it.

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6 Questions to Ask When Searching for a New Dental Home

February 9, 2021

Recently, a long-time patient of mine here at Havasu Dentistry 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 comprehensive and specialized care that she loved and had become accustomed to with her Lake Havasu City dentists. 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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8 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies Ever Heard of

January 15, 2021

When it comes to your dental health, sudden changes typically aren’t welcomed. That’s because they usually represent a dental emergency in Havasu. While a toothache or chipped tooth may seem like the end of the world at the moment it happens, things could be far worse. As you continue reading, learn about 8 strange dental emergencies you’ll be glad you’ve never experienced!

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Oral Mysteries: Is a Disappearing Toothache Bad News?

December 30, 2020

Sudden and persistent oral pain is never a good sign. In fact, the discomfort usually occurs to alert you to get help, because an oral problem is getting worse and could result in serious damage to your smile. The longer you leave off addressing pain, like a toothache in Lake Havasu, the more harm it could cause. Eventually, it may even get to a point where your toothache will suddenly disappear. Although this may seem like you caught a lucky break, that’s most likely not the case. Read on to learn what’s happening in your mouth if a persistent toothache suddenly disappears.

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5 Questions to Ask at Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

November 30, 2020

Would you like to improve the way your smile looks? Whether you’re interested in removing stains, fixing misshapen teeth, or correcting a “gummy” smile, the first step in your journey should be to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation in Lake Havasu City. During this appointment, your dentist will discuss your smile goals and layout a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve them. Here are five questions you should ask your dentist in order to get the most out of this initial visit.

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