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By Your Family Dentist, PC
November 23, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Emergency Dentist  

An emergency dentist is available in Peoria, AZ, for your urgent needs. If you have experienced any dental trauma, Dr. Yati Yadav at Your Family Dentist can assist you with professional care.

What Is A Dental Emergency?

Accidents can happen at any time. Various chronic diseases can also cause problems. When your teeth, gums, or soft lining inside the mouth experience trauma or chronic pain, don't hesitate to seek the services of a dentist's office or the emergency room. If you are not sure what constitutes a dental emergency, please review the list below.

Common Dental Injuries

Patients of all ages are capable of experiencing a dental emergency. Events such as car accidents, falls, and fights can cause injuries to your teeth and gums.

When you participate in sports, remember to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth from harm. Flying hockey pucks and fast-moving baseballs have caused many injuries to sports participants over the years.

Seek the care of your local emergency dentist in Peoria, AZ, if you experience the following types of dental trauma:

  • Cracked tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Loose filling
  • Broken braces
  • Toothache
  • Swollen jaw

In the event of a knocked-out tooth, acting very quickly can help save it and enable us to reattach it. First, find the tooth and gently clean it with water. Place the tooth back into its socket and apply gentle pressure until you reach our office. If you ever chip a tooth, try to gather as many of the pieces as you can find and bring them to our office as well. Our staff will do their best to put the chipped tooth back together.

Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a dental emergency. Accidents, gum infections, swelling, chronic pain, and abscesses should be taken seriously. Your local emergency dentist in Peoria, AZ, sets aside time each day to accommodate potential dental emergencies that may come to our office. Our professional staff is here to help you with your urgent needs.

Dr. Yadav is your friendly emergency dentist in Peoria, AZ. Come to Your Family Dentist for a range of services, including fast emergency dental care. Call our office at (623) 878-3300 for urgent dental care today.

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
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.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
October 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Brushing and flossing your teeth each day is a simple routine for beautiful teeth, but sometimes due to injury or sickness, the health of a smile suffers. Staining and decay can mar an otherwise great grin. An exam will show if you require a root canal and anything else that needs improvement. At our practice, Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist, PC in Peoria, AZ and serving the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ area, can help.

What can a root canal fix?

Root canals fix teeth that are badly decayed at the root, fostering infections beneath the tooth. These infections can present as a small bump on the gums. Pain is usually present in the surrounding tissue.

Darkened Teeth

This procedure also adjusts very decayed teeth that appear darker in color. This discoloration is due to decay or where the enamel has weakened. While root canals do not add coverings to the teeth, they do stop the progression of the infection.

Tooth Sensitivity

Root canals also address discomfort when the patient consumes food or when pressure is applied to the area. Sensitivity and tooth pain that continues after hot and/or cold foods or are no longer near or on the teeth.

Patients that experience pain in their gums that increases during the day and then recedes in the evening may need a root canal. Should you notice tender, inflamed tissue near the area of the tooth irritation, a root canal from your dentist may be able to fix this.

Cracked teeth

When the teeth are cracked, they become more susceptible to infection and other challenges. According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals can fix deeply cracked teeth and restore them before the infection gets worse.

Maybe you have noticed changes in your dentition that signal the need for a root canal. Dr. Yadav is happy to examine your teeth and meet your dental needs. Contact Your Family Dentist, PC in Peoria, AZ and serving the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ area at (623) 878-3300 to schedule a consultation.

PlanAheadtoMakeYourSmiletheBestitcanbeforYourBigDay

The big day you've waited for all your life is just around the corner — your wedding day! And to make that day as special as possible you've been working on making yourself more attractive.

In all your preparations, don't forget your smile. There are many ways to make it shine, some requiring little time or effort. A professional dental cleaning and polishing, for example, can do wonders for brightening your smile. If you have above normal staining, you can also undergo professional whitening to remove stains and enhance your teeth's natural color.

Some problems, though, like chipped, slightly misaligned or heavily stained teeth may require more than a cleaning or whitening session. In these cases, you might consider covering these less attractive teeth with porcelain veneers to transform their appearance. As the name implies, veneers are a thin layer of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain custom designed for you and bonded permanently to the visible tooth.

While veneers can significantly change your smile, it can't fix every appearance problem. Some teeth require more extensive dental work, like a porcelain crown that completely covers a tooth, or dental implants to replace missing teeth. In more complex situations you may want to look at orthodontics to repair an unattractive bite, or plastic surgery to change the look of a gummy smile.

Keep in mind, though, many of such treatments take time: installing dental implants can take months and some orthodontic treatments, years. As soon as you can, you should discuss your smile appearance with your dentist and what can be done to enhance it in the time you have.

With the help of your dentist, orthodontist or other specialist, you can change your smile. And that, along with all your other preparations, will help make that once in a lifetime day even more special.

If you would like more information on undergoing a smile makeover, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Planning Your Wedding Day Smile.”