Gingivitis vs Periodontitis

Humans knew from the beginning that it was important to clean their teeth. The Ancient Egyptians are believed to have used a chewstick before toothbrushes. It was made of wood that was pointed and brittle on one side and then splintered on the other side (floss). The game of dentistry changed in China during the …

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How Long Do Veneers Last?

Back in 1928, a celebrity dentist named Dr. Charles Pincus was given a significant job. He had to find a way to create fake whiter, brighter smiles for Hollywood stars on the silver screen.  The result was a piece of acrylic material that resembled the enamel of a tooth. The material was temporarily attached to …

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Teeth whitening

East Valley Dental – What to Expect During a Teeth Whitening Session

In the past decade, more people have become comfortable with using tooth whitening products than ever before. In fact, it’s projected that by 2024, over 300 million people will have used some sort of whitener in their lifetime. Although over-the-counter products have come a long way, the safest method is still a professional whitening service. …

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Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing

While the idea of periodontal scaling and root planing can be scary, the process can treat months of dental neglect. Deep cleaning is required for patients with severe cases of plaque and tartar buildup around the gums, which can normally be an indicator of gingivitis and developing periodontal disease. Why Is Root Scaling And Planning …

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Cavity Prevention Tips for Children

Teaching kids about oral hygiene is important to ensure their primary and secondary teeth grow in healthy and strong. It’s not just about protecting their oral health as children, however. When kids learn good brushing and flossing habits from an early age, they’re much more likely to continue those habits as adults. Here are some …

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Types of Dental Bridges

If you have one or more missing teeth, dental bridges can help by making your smile complete once more. Using the existing teeth on either side of the gap to provide anchored support, a traditional bridge can be cemented or snapped into place. An implant-supported or fixed bridge would utilize dental implants to anchor the …

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Risk Factor of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a very common ailment with different symptoms and stages. In some cases, periodontal disease is quite minor, nothing more than inflammation of the gums. In other cases, however, gum disease can be very serious, resulting in tooth loss and damage to the soft tissue and bones that support …

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