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Sports Mouth Guards and Tips on How to Clean Mouth Guard

How to Clean Mouth Guard and Other Sports Tips You know it is important to have a sports mouth guard, but do you know the best way to care for it? Would you like tips on how to clean mouth guard? Dr. D was recently interviewed on the care and cleaning of sports mouth guards--check out this video for more tips: How to Care for Your Sports Mouth Guard During normal use, mouth guards easily become contaminated with germs, including mold, bacteria, strep, and staph. Here are some simple tips to care for your mouth guard [...]

2018-07-30T18:23:39+00:00Tags: , , , |

National Orthodontics Month: Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

Orthodontics isn’t always a priority for patients the way general dentistry is, but it can be just as important when considering overall oral care. People with irregular bites or teeth that aren’t straight can experience decay and other oral health issues as a result. While the focus in October may be Halloween, it is also National Orthodontics Month, which gives us a great opportunity to share insight on orthodontia and its benefits. Below you will find answers to some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions regarding orthodontics: What is orthodontics? Orthodontics, otherwise known as orthodontia, is a specialty of [...]

2018-10-09T16:11:42+00:00Tags: |

Halloween Candy and Artistic Dental’s Dr A on Fox 10 Arizona Morning

How to have an enjoyable, not 'spooky', trip to the dentist this Halloween! For many people, the best thing about Halloween is the delicious candy, and it’s hard to resist digging into these treats. But there’s a downside: consuming too many can lead to extra trips to the dentist when cavities and tooth decay result. Artistic Dental’s Dr. Adhikari chats with Fox morning show hosts Ty Brennan and Anita Roman about important “dos and don’ts” for Halloween candy, so you can minimize the harm it causes to your teeth and still enjoy this yearly indulgence. You’ll find [...]

Biggest Dental Fads: Do They Actually Work?

Thirty years ago, oral care meant brushing your teeth twice a day with a manual toothbrush and flossing; today there are a considerable list of dental fads people are turning to to brighten their smiles. From charcoal products that claim to magically whiten teeth to water flossers that bring dentist-level technology to your home. With any new trend, it’s tough to know if you can believe the hype. There can be an even greater uncertainty when it comes to trying new oral health products, because you could be doing more than losing money on something that doesn’t work. You could [...]

2018-09-14T21:41:45+00:00Tags: |

How to Deal with Dental Anxiety

While some people view a visit to the dentist as just another item to check off their to-do list, others see it as the last thing they want to do. Unfortunately, dental anxiety is common. In fact, an estimated 75 percent of adults in the U.S. experience some amount of fear when it comes to visiting the dentist. For roughly 10 percent, the fear is strong enough to be considered dentophobia, which can be so debilitating that it keeps people from even stepping foot inside a dentist’s office. Whether your fear is minor or severe, we’re here to help make [...]

2018-08-31T19:00:25+00:00Tags: |

Why and How to Floss with Dr. Adhikari

How to Floss and Why It's Important Our own Dr. Adhikari was recently interviewed on Fox 10 about flossing. Why floss? How to floss the right way? It's all very important, as she explains: Is Flossing a Waste of Time? Dr. Adhikari cautions to read beyond recent headlines claiming flossing your teeth might be a waste of time. It actually has a number of benefits for both your oral and systemic (whole body) health. Because your toothbrush can only reach three out of five surfaces on your teeth, there tends to be more bleeding and inflammation [...]

National Smile Week: 5 Ways You Can Take Care of Your Smile

The second week of August officially marks National Smile Week, which gives us the perfect excuse to talk about your smile! Your smile is important to us in more ways than one. Of course, we want you smiling when you leave our office, feeling genuinely happy you came in for a checkup. We also always want to do our best to keep your smile as healthy as possible. Although we can do a lot to achieve the latter, like regularly cleaning your teeth, providing other needed treatments like crowns and fillings, and care instruction, it’s up to you to maintain [...]

2018-08-06T21:35:48+00:00Tags: , , |

What You Need to Know About Oral Care for Infants

It's hard for parents not to worry about every little detail when it comes to their baby's health and wellbeing, whether that be adequate nutrition, sleeping patterns, or avoiding sickness. But what about oral care? Oral care for infants isn't quite as high on the list of concerns, and often it's near the bottom, but it's still very important. Even before your baby's teeth emerge, there are steps you should take to  care of your baby's dental health. Whether you are a first-time parent or unsure of what to do, here's everything you need to know about oral care for [...]

2018-07-20T21:44:48+00:00Tags: |

Artistic Dental at the biltmore and Our CEREC Doctors

Dr. Dougherty talks about how Artistic Dental can do everything from A to Z, but that one of their favorite things to do is rebuild someone’s smile. Their team makes it a priority to take care of you from the moment you walk in, ensuring that you’re warm and comfortable. Their ultimate goal is to make you happy and take care of your teeth for life. Dr. Adhikari says you can expect to be treated like family because they care about their patients. Their team is always available, and even has an emergency number that connects to [...]

2018-07-06T16:56:57+00:00Tags: , , , |

5 Myths About Teeth Brushing

The act of brushing your teeth becomes second nature by the time you're an adult. You'll typically learn at a very early age that it's something you need to do every morning and night to keep your teeth healthy. You're probably so used to the task of teeth brushing by the time you're grown up that it becomes something you really don't actively think about anymore. The problem with this is that you could end up falling into habits you think are fine but aren't actually great for your teeth. In order to avoid these habits and make sure you're [...]

2018-07-02T22:16:14+00:00Tags: |

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