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By Your Family Dentist, PC
October 11, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth decay  

For kids and adults alike, there is no denying the appeal of a sports drink during play or exercise to help replenish electrolytes and hydrate our bodies. However, there are some dangers in regularly consuming sports drinks, especially for your oral health. In addition to limiting the consumption of these sugary drinks, it is also important to maintain regular visits to the dentist to avoid dental decay and gum disease that can be caused by sports drinks and other lifestyle choices. Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist provides general dentistry in Peoria, also serving Phoenix and Glendale, AZ, to meet your family's dental needs.

The Dangers Of Sports Drinks

While there is often much discussion regarding the negative effects soft drinks can have on our oral health, sports drinks are often left out of this discussion. Both sports drinks and soft drinks contain sugars and acidic juices that can coat the surface of your teeth and gums. With frequent exposure to these drinks and without immediate brushing following consumption of these beverages, the rate of tooth decay can increase, as well as erosion of the tooth enamel.

Solutions For Better Oral Health

Despite the appealing ad campaigns of sports drinks for athletes, drinking water is still the best way to hydrate our bodies without damaging our teeth. Water also helps to rinse our mouths to avoid bacteria accumulating on the surface of our gums and teeth. While brushing your teeth and rinsing with water is no substitute for a visit to your general dentist in Peoria, serving Phoenix and Glendale, AZ, it can still help maintain your oral health between visits.

If you find yourself in need of a sports drink, avoid drinking it over a long period of time. This includes avoiding sipping throughout the day, as this can prolong your exposure to the sugars and acids that can damage teeth.

Your Family Dentist

For improved oral health, it is essential to visit a dentist regularly. If you are looking for a general dentist in Peoria, who also serves Phoenix and Glendale, AZ, visit Dr. Yadav of Your Family Dentist. Give us a call today at (623) 878-3300.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
August 17, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

A deep teeth cleaning can be essential for many people to maintain their oral health, especially in reducing the risk of gum disease. Deep teeth cleanings are not the same as routine oral care or even regular teeth cleanings at the dentist, which for most people occur annually or biannually. So what are the benefits of deep teeth cleaning and where should you go to get the best care? If you are thinking about getting deep teeth cleaning, consider Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist, a leading dentist in Peoria, AZ, also serving Glendale, AZ.

How Do Deep Cleanings Help?

The major benefit of deep teeth cleaning is the fact that it can remove plaque and tartar buildup between your teeth that regular daily brushing cannot reach. Plaque contains bacteria, which develops and sticks to teeth when small food particles mix with the saliva in our mouths. When plaque accumulates and hardens, this becomes tartar, which can be even more difficult to remove. Too much plaque or tartar can lead to inflammation of the gums, also known as gingivitis or gum disease. In the very worst scenarios, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which can eat away at the bone, including teeth and jaws.

Preventing Gum Disease

Deep cleaning can stop the advancement of gum disease by removing the buildup of plaque and tartar, protecting the teeth roots and gumline. For people with early signs of gum disease, excess plaque, tartar buildup, receding gums, or persistent bad breath, a deep cleaning can have significant benefits for their oral health. If you are at risk for gum disease, talk to your dentist in Peoria, AZ, also serving Glendale, AZ, to see if you might benefit from a deep cleaning.

Contact Your Dentist Today

Dr. Yadav of Your Family Dentist is a premier dentist in Peoria, AZ, also serving Glendale, AZ, for deep teeth cleanings and other dental procedures. For questions or to make an appointment today, please call our office at (623) 878-3300.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
June 14, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants from your dentist in Peoria, AZ, can give you back your smile.

Do you need to bring back your smile? Are your teeth badly damaged, or are you missing your teeth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to discover the benefits of dental implants!

Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, offers comprehensive dental care services, including dental implants to give you back your smile. He proudly serves residents of Glendale, and Phoenix, AZ, and he can help your smile too!

Dental implants can benefit you and your smile in many ways. Consider these amazing advantages dental implants have to offer:

  • They look just like your natural teeth; dental implant crowns are made of light-reflective materials that look just like natural tooth enamel.
  • They are firmly anchored in place by bone; dental implants are embedded in the bone in your jaw, so they will never move around.
  • They are easy to clean and maintain; you simply brush and floss your dental implants right along with your natural teeth.
  • They are the most successful surgical implant; according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent.

Dental implants allow you to:

  • Replace a single missing tooth with one dental implant
  • Replace several missing teeth with several implants or an implant-supported bridge 
  • Replace an entire arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture

Dental implant screws are placed during a simple procedure performed right in the office. During the healing period, bone fills in around the implant screws, anchoring them in place. After the implant screws are completely stable, they are capped with spectacular dental crowns, and you have a new smile!

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and how they can give you back your smile, call Dr. Yadav of Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, at (623) 878-3300 now!

By Your Family Dentist, PC
March 04, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth pain  

Tooth pain has many causes. Here at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, Dr. Yati Yadav can uncover the problem behind yours. You may need root canal therapy or another restorative service.

Your oral health

Its greatest enemy is bacteria. It can invade your tooth enamel and gum tissue, causing:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Dental abscess (infection)

However, there are other reasons for dental pain, including:

  • A cracked tooth
  • Foreign material lodged between teeth
  • Dental sensitivity from thin enamel, recessed gum tissue, and exposed dental roots
  • Bruxism (clenching and grinding your teeth)
  • Sinus infection
  • Jaw joint problems such as TMJ/TMD
  • Impacted tooth (one encased in the gum tissue and bone)
  • Oral trauma from a sports accident, MVA, or falls

Determining the causes

To understand if your toothache stems from one or more of these issues, Dr. Yadav will examine your teeth and gums, take digital X-rays and of course, ask you about your symptoms. Tell Dr. Yadav when your pain starts and what may relieve it. You should describe its severity and what additional symptoms, such as an earache, may accompany it.

Treating your tooth pain

Your treatment depends on your diagnosis. Sometimes, only dental extraction can cure a toothache. However, Dr. Yadav is an expert in restorative dentistry, offering these modern services:

  • Tooth-colored fillings, made from glass ionomer, porcelain, or composite resin, to repair dental decay durably and beautifully
  • Porcelain crowns made from high-grade ceramic to custom-cover decayed, abscessed, or injured teeth
  • Root canal therapy (performed entirely in our Peoria, AZ, office) removes the diseased pulp, cleanses, disinfects, and seals all interior chambers, and crowns the tooth to maximize appearance and longevity
  • Composite resin bonding to repair chips, cracks, and other potentially damaging defects
  • Porcelain veneers, to strengthen weak tooth structure and beautify its appearance

Additionally, Dr. Yadav offers orthodontic services and bite guards which correct dental occlusion (how teeth meet together) and cushion teeth clenching and grinding. Rest assured, your diagnosis and treatment will be exactly what you need to feel better and optimize your oral health for the long term.

Keeping pain away

Key preventive care includes:

  • Daily flossing and brushing
  • A tooth-sparing diet, low in sugar, carbs, and acids
  • No smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Fluoride toothpaste, in-office treatments, and fluoridated water
  • Dental sealants
  • Six-month examinations and cleanings with your family dentist

We're here for you

For sudden dental pain or other emergencies, please call Your Family Dentist for a consultation on root canal therapy and the other restorative services we offer in our Peoria, AZ, office. We are celebrating 15 years of service to our wonderful patients. Phone the office at (623) 878-3300.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
January 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Fluoride Treatment  

When you don't practice good oral care, you run the risk of developing tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that accumulates on your teeth and gums. This type of bacteria is called plaque, and it can destroy your tooth enamel. It can also lead to gum disease. Getting fluoride treatments at your Peoria, AZ, dentist helps fight against tooth decay. Dr. Yati Yadav and his experienced staff can provide you with a wide array of dentistry services to prevent cavities. Read on to learn more about fluoride treatments at the dentist's office.

What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your teeth and helps to prevent cavities. Your dentist can apply it to your teeth at the dentist's office. Some dentists may apply it topically, meaning the dentist applies it directly to your teeth. Other dentists may apply fluoride systemically. In other words, the dentist provides you with a fluoride treatment that you swallow.

How Often Should You Get a Fluoride Treatment?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you receive a fluoride treatment every three, six, or twelve months. Your dentist will consider your oral health before deciding what is best for your specific situation.

What are the Benefits of Fluoride Treatments?

Receiving a regular fluoride treatment provides a host of benefits. Typical benefits include the following:

  • It decreases the risk of developing cavities.
  • It reduces the risk of undergoing expensive dental procedures relating to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • It slows down the progression of cavities.
  • It protects baby teeth.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you want strong, healthy teeth, visit your dentist at least twice a year. A Peoria, AZ, dentist can help you maintain excellent oral health by providing fluoride treatments as well as other kinds of preventative care. Dr. Yati Yadav and his staff provide the oral care you need to protect your teeth. Schedule your appointment today by calling (623) 878-3300.

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