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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Cosmetic Dentist Peoria and Glendale AZ
... Whitening/Bleaching -- Procedures that reverse the effects of such things as aging, food and tobacco stains, and medication use...

How Does Tooth Bleaching Work?
...Discoloration can also be caused by external staining from certain foods, drinks, or tobacco products...

Oral Health Care Steps
... Quit Smoking – When you smoke or use chewing tobacco you are increasing your chances of developing gum disease...

Enjoy Cosmetic Treatments at our Peoria Dental Office!
...    Tooth Whitening by a Professional Teeth become stained, discolored and less bright over time due to eating certain types of foods (like tomato sauce, wine, tea, berries and carbonated drinks), smoking or chewing tobacco and the natural process of aging...

Get Your Teeth Whitened Free With Your Next Exam!
...Smoking and tobacco use can quickly lead to yellow teeth...

Diet and Lifestyle Choices Key to Dental Health During College Years
...Using tobacco (smoked or smokeless) inhibits your mouth's natural healing properties and makes you more susceptible to dental disease...

4 Reasons why Quitting Chewing Tobacco is Good for Your Oral Health
Chewing tobacco is as much a part of our sports culture as the national anthem...

Treating Teeth Grinding Now Could Help Prevent Excessive Tooth Wear Later
...Nicotine falls in this category, which could be why tobacco users report twice the incidence of the habit compared to non-users...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
... The nicotine in tobacco also restricts the myriad of blood vessels that course through the teeth and gums...

Get a Smile You Love
... - Teeth bleaching to remove stains caused by food, wine, coffee, tobacco, and general aging of the teeth...

Take Charge of Stress Management to Reduce Teeth Grinding Habits
...While there are other causes, stress is one of the most common for adults, bolstered by diet and lifestyle habits like tobacco or drug use, or excessive caffeine and alcohol...

Stop Teeth Grinding Now Before it Creates Dental Problems Later
...For starters, if you’re a tobacco user, quit the habit...

Treating Dry Mouth is Important for Maintaining Good Oral Health
...You can also cut back on caffeinated, acidic or sugary foods and drinks as well as alcohol, and refrain from tobacco use...

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...The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco...

A Healthy Diet Could Lower Your Risk of Oral Cancer
... Of these lifestyle factors, refraining from tobacco products, moderating your alcohol consumption and avoiding risky sexual behavior are of primary importance in reducing your cancer risk...

3 Things You can Do to Ease Chronic Dry Mouth
...And any type of tobacco use can decrease saliva production and heighten the dry mouth effect, another good reason to kick the habit...

Oral Sedation Helps Reduce Anxiety During Dental Treatment
...It’s also important to discuss your diet (certain foods can inhibit the action of some sedatives) as well as if you use tobacco or regularly drink alcoholic beverages...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...These include drinking plenty of water and avoiding soda, sports drinks and energy drinks, all of which are highly acidic; avoiding tobacco and alcohol; and continuing to visit the dental office regularly for cleanings and exams...

Age One Dental Visit
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Sealants
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Teething
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Oral Systemic Connection
...Maintaining a healthy weight, getting moderate exercise (and, if you use tobacco, quitting the habit) will help with this...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Oral Cancer Screening
... Of course, the other major risk factors still apply: If you're middle aged or older, a moderate to heavy drinker or a long-time tobacco user, you have a greater chance of developing oral cancer...

Bad Breath
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...

Geographic Tongue
... Discomfort from the condition can sometimes be relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers; mouthrinses containing anesthetics, antihistamines, or steroids; and by avoiding certain irritants such as tobacco, alcohol, and foods that are spicy, salty or acidic...

Oral Cancer
...Giving up tobacco in all forms, along with alcohol are big ones...

Oral Piercings
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Using stimulating substances such as caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs can also put you at risk...

Oral Hygiene
... Quit tobacco...

Pediatric Dentistry
...From toothbrushing for your toddler to helping your teenager stay away from tobacco, Dear Doctor magazine offers the most important tips for healthy habit formation through childhood and beyond...

Periodontal Therapy
... Eating a nutritious diet low in sugar, and staying away from tobacco in all forms, will also increase your periodontal health — and your chances of keeping your teeth for life...

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