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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
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
November 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

When you are confident and love how you look, it will certainly show. And because your smile is usually the very first thing that other people notice, it is very crucial that you keep it in perfect shape. Having a smile that you love isn’t all about appearances either because when your teeth look dull or damaged, they actually are.

This means that caring for your teeth will help improve their structure and function, boosting your dental health. Here at Your Family Dentist, PC, in Glendale, AZ, your dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, can craft a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry treatment plan to correct flaws in your smile.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Benefit You

The most significant benefit of cosmetic dental treatments is improved confidence and self-esteem. Feeling self-conscious about your smile can likewise make laughing, eating, and smiling in public embarrassing. With the right cosmetic dentistry procedures, however, you can get your old smile back or get a completely new one that will bring back confidence not only in your smile but your overall appearance as well.

Certain cosmetic dentistry treatments can likewise make your oral hygiene easier, and hence, more effective by getting rid of spaces in the teeth and leaving you with an easier-to-clean and more even smile. New research has also found that patients who’ve undergone cosmetic dental procedures are more likely to care for their oral health better to maintain their results.

How We Create The Perfect Cosmetic Dentistry Plan For You

Here in our practice, we believe that cosmetic dentistry isn’t “one-size-fits-all” so we offer a more thorough and customized care plan to make sure that we address all the concerns you have about your smile. In this light, your dentist in Glendale, AZ, will discuss the wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that may fix your issues to help you determine the best procedures for your specific circumstances. These treatments might include one or a combination of the following:

  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Veneers
  • Dental Bonding
  • Contouring and Reshaping
  • Dental Crowns
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum Grafts
  • Ridge Augmentation
  • Bridges
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Dental Implants

Based on your wishes, preferences, dental health, budget, and other vital considerations, your dentist will be able to create the perfect cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that’s unique to your case.

Reach Out to Us So We Can Get Started On Your Personalized Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Plan

Schedule a meeting with your dentist in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist, PC, in Peoria, AZ, by calling (623) 878-3300.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
August 12, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral health   bad breath  

When they weren't building pyramids or wrapping mummies, the ancient Egyptians mixed herbs and spices with a little honey to make small lozenges. Their purpose: to fight halitosis, that perennial scourge of polite society. More specifically, they were the first known breath mints.

Just like our ancient forebears, we're still trying to stop bad breath—to the tune of $12 billion annually for breath-freshening products. For the most part, though, fresher breath is still largely the byproduct of dedicated oral care. In recognition of National Fresh Breath Day this August 6th, here are 4 simple things you can do to help eliminate embarrassing bad breath.

Remove dental plaque. Mouth bacteria proliferating within a thin buildup of food particles is called dental plaque—the main culprit in 85—90% of bad breath cases. These bacteria can emit volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), which have a characteristic rotten egg smell. You can reduce bacteria and their foul odors by removing plaque with daily brushing and flossing and twice-a-year dental cleanings.

Boost your saliva. An inadequate flow of saliva, often a side effect of certain medications, can leave your mouth dry and susceptible to bacterial growth and subsequent bad breath. You can increase saliva flow by drinking more water, using saliva-boosting aids, or speaking with your doctor about alternative medications with less of a dry mouth side effect.

Brush your tongue. Some people find their tongue is “Velcro” for tiny food particles, which attract bacteria. It's always a good idea to brush your tongue (especially toward the back) to loosen and remove any clinging food particles. If it continues to be a problem, you can also employ a tongue scraper for a more thorough tongue cleaning.

Get a checkup. Although bacterial growth from inadequate hygiene is the usual cause for bad breath, it isn't the only one. Dental diseases like tooth decay or gum disease can also create unpleasant mouth odors, as well as serious conditions like diabetes, kidney infections or certain cancers. If your bad breath persists despite diligent hygiene, see us or your doctor for a more comprehensive exam.

During our long war with halitosis, we've learned a thing or two about its causes. We've also learned that practicing good oral habits is the best thing you can do to beat bad breath.

If you would like more information about controlling bad breath, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Bad Breath: More Than Just Embarrassing.”