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Reasons Why You Should Love Your Dentist Oct 28th, 2019

Lets face it there are many reasons why you may not love going to your dentist but lets explore a few reasons why you may want to re-evaluate your thoughts about your dentist and if not perhaps, like her or him a little more. Here are some reasons why you...

Drowsy Driving Is As Dangerous As Drunk Driving Oct 21st, 2019

Why Risk It? There is no "drowsiness test" to measure how sleepy you feel. And research shows that we often overestimate our level of alertness. So you may be drowsier than you think you are! Tricks Don't Work. Turning the radio up or rolling down the windows may help for...

ClearCorrect Oct 14th, 2019

Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out faster, and are more prone to cavities.   Why ClearCorrect? You Deserve a smile you can be proud of, and ClearCorrect can make it happen. Clear aligners are comfortable, removable, and best of all, nearly invisible. Most people wont even notice...

Getting Help for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Oct 9th, 2019

How are Snoring and OSA Diagnosed ? First the doctor must determine if  your snoring is a sign that you have OSA. If your doctor  is a sleep specialist they will be able to provide you with a complete sleep evaluation. You may have to do a over night sleep...

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Sep 30th, 2019

Top 10 Benefits of the Pinehole Procedure: Can correct gum recession in as little as 1 treatment session. Minimal discomfort and swelling in most cases because the method is scalpel-free, suture-free and graft-free. long term results per the International Journal of Periodontology & Restorative Dentistry. The Pinholes heal in 24 hours in most...

Waterlase Laser For Gum Disease Sep 15th, 2019

WARNING SIGNS THAT CAN SIGNAL A PROBEM: Gums that bleed easily Red, swollen, tender gums Persistent bad breath or bad taste Permanet teeth that are loose or separating  Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite  Any change in the fit of partial dentures    FACTORS...

How Long Do Fillings Last? Here’s How to Tell if You Need Yours Replaced Dec 13th, 2017

How Long Do Fillings Last? Here’s How to Tell if You Need Yours Replaced Dental fillings are becoming more advanced every year, and improvements in lifespan are quite common. But despite the advancements made, fillings still have a finite period of use after which they start to fail. That’s why...

What Are Hybrid Implant Dentures, and Why Are They So Popular? Jun 18th, 2017

What Are Hybrid Implant Dentures, and Why Are They So Popular? If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, there are several tooth replacement options that may benefit you. Dental implants are widely considered the very best tooth replacement option, but for some patients, the cost is prohibitive. That’s...

Pacifiers: When (and Why) You Should Take Them Away From Your Children May 18th, 2017

Pacifiers: When (and Why) You Should Take Them Away From Your Children For years, the common wisdom around pacifiers was to take them away as soon as possible. But new research into the short- and long-term effects of pacifier use is causing dentists and pediatricians around the United States to...

How to Tell if You Need a Dental Crown Apr 23rd, 2017

How to Tell if You Need a Dental Crown   Dental crowns can serve a variety of purposes. Whether you’re looking to improve the appearance of your teeth or repair a damaged or decayed tooth, a crown is a great way to protect your teeth from wear, extend the life...

Spring Sports Season Has Arrived: Remember to Buy a New Mouth Guard Apr 18th, 2017

Spring Sports Season Has Arrived: Remember to Buy a New Mouth Guard The weather is starting to warm up, which means spring sports leagues are going to be starting up in short order. All across Arizona, children and adults alike will be enjoying spirited games of football, baseball, rugby, lacrosse,...

Dental Crowns and You: Choosing the Best Type of Crown for Your Needs Apr 18th, 2017

Dental Crowns and You: Choosing the Best Type of Crown for Your Needs If you’ve suffered significant damage or decay to one or more teeth, or if you’re not happy with how your teeth look, dental crowns are a safe and effective way to restore your smile and keep your...

Dental Myths 101: Should I Brush My Teeth as Soon as I’m Done Eating? Apr 18th, 2017

Dental Myths 101: Should I Brush My Teeth as Soon as I’m Done Eating? It’s a common refrain heard in households all around the country: “Remember to brush your teeth after dinner!” And while the caring parents who say this mean well, brushing immediately after a meal isn’t always the...

Is Mouthwash Safe for Children? What You Need to Know Apr 18th, 2017

Is Mouthwash Safe for Children? What You Need to Know   Using a brand name mouthwash is a great way to keep your gums healthy and prevent the development of gingivitis, making it an essential part of a standard oral hygiene routine. And when it comes to teaching your children...

Getting a Dental Crown in Tucson? 3 Tips to Help You Recover Jun 18th, 2016

Getting a Dental Crown in Tucson? 3 Tips to Help You Recover Dental crowns are a highly effective method of repairing damaged teeth or fixing cosmetic issues. However, the dental crown placement procedure can result in mild discomfort, and will require you to take certain self-care measures to ensure that...

Suffering from Dry Mouth? Here’s What Might Be Causing It – and What You Can Do May 18th, 2016

Suffering from Dry Mouth? Here’s What Might Be Causing It – and What You Can Do Dry mouth is a very common symptom among American adults, and while it doesn’t always indicate a problem, it can cause discomfort or oral health implications if it’s allowed to persist. While an acute...

Changing Insurance Providers? Your Guide to Understanding Common Dental Insurance Terms May 18th, 2016

Changing Insurance Providers? Your Guide to Understanding Common Dental Insurance Terms Choosing a dental insurance plan can be stressful. There are lots of different providers, each with its own unique coverage offerings and terms. How do you know if you’re getting the coverage you need? The insurance search is also...

Can Children Receive Dental Crowns? May 18th, 2016

Can Children Receive Dental Crowns? A dental crown is a great way to restore lost integrity to a damaged or severely decayed tooth while simultaneously restoring the tooth’s appearance. And while dental crowns are a common treatment among adult patients, they’re somewhat rare in children. Children rarely have levels of...

Bedside Manner: Choosing a Dentist You’ll Love to See Apr 18th, 2016

Bedside Manner: Choosing a Dentist You’ll Love to See Finding a great dentist can be a struggle. And if you’re someone who cares about how your dentist treats you – not just as a patient, but also as a person – then you’ll want to expand your search criteria beyond...

Tucson Dental Implants: Are You Eligible for This Tooth Replacement Option? Apr 18th, 2016

Tucson Dental Implants: Are You Eligible for This Tooth Replacement Option? If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, a high-quality titanium dental implant is a great tooth replacement option that can restore your smile. Dental implants are longer lasting, easier to care for, and better for your jawbone...

What is a Dental Bridge and How Does it Work? Apr 18th, 2016

If you’re missing one or more teeth, there are several different options that you could use to replace your pearly whites and regain your smile. Dental implants are the most modern and advanced methods of replacing missing teeth, but they’re also the most costly. If you’re looking for a more...

Baby’s First Dentist Appointment: What to Expect at This Important Visit Apr 18th, 2016

Baby’s First Dentist Appointment: What to Expect at This Important Visit If you’re the proud parents of a toddler, you’ve probably been counting off “firsts” for some time now. First steps, first words, first tooth. But one first that you’ll want to plan for early on is your child’s first...

Do You Have Oral Cancer? Here’s How You Can Perform a Self-Exam at Home Feb 22nd, 2016

Do You Have Oral Cancer? Here’s How You Can Perform a Self-Exam at Home Oral cancer is a dangerous condition that afflicts 45,000 Americans every year – and if left unchecked, it can be deadly. Thankfully, though, it’s easy to treat if caught early. That’s why your dentist looks for...

Can a Crown Be Used for Purely Cosmetic Purposes? Feb 18th, 2016

Can a Crown Be Used for Purely Cosmetic Purposes? If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you may be considering a dental crown as a means of getting the smile you’ve always wanted. And although it’s fairly common knowledge that dental crowns can fix structural problems, most...

What Are Invisible Braces, and How Do They Work? Feb 18th, 2016

What Are Invisible Braces, and How Do They Work? Having crooked teeth is an embarrassing problem, and it’s one that can impact your long-term oral health. If you tend to do a lot of public speaking, you might be feeling self-conscious about your teeth. In such situations, braces are an...

How to Choose a Toothbrush: Factors You Need to Look For Feb 18th, 2016

How to Choose a Toothbrush: Factors You Need to Look For If your oral health is important to you, then you probably already brush your teeth twice a day – and you know you need to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. But what should you look for...

Going Out of the Country to Get Your Dental Implants? Here’s Why You Should In The USA Feb 18th, 2016

Going Out of the Country to Get Your Dental Implants? Here’s Why You Should Have Your Procedure in the USA Getting a dental implant is a great way to replace a lost tooth with a high-quality replacement that looks just like a natural tooth. But for many Americans, the cost...

The Denture Diet: Tasty, Healthy Alternatives to Now-Forbidden Foods Feb 13th, 2016

The Denture Diet: Tasty, Healthy Alternatives to Now-Forbidden Foods If you’ve just received a new set of dentures, you’re going to experience a whole new world of eating and speaking with confidence. And although you will need to change your diet, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some great...

What’s the Difference Between a Crown, a Bridge, and a Dental Implant? Jan 18th, 2016

What’s the Difference Between a Crown, a Bridge, and a Dental Implant? If you’re missing one or more teeth – or if your teeth have suffered damage – you’re probably trying to determine whether a crown, bridge, or dental implant is the ideal tooth replacement option for you. Missing and...

Are Fruit Juices Better for My Teeth Than Soda? Jan 18th, 2016

Are Fruit Juices Better for My Teeth Than Soda? If you’ve been following the latest health trends, then you’ve undoubtedly heard that fruit juice is in. Health gurus claim that it’s an easy way to get essential vitamins and other nutrients. But your dentist may not be quite so enthusiastic...

Is Alcohol-Based Mouthwash Bad for Your Teeth? Jan 18th, 2016

Is Alcohol-Based Mouthwash Bad for Your Teeth? You probably already know that you should be using a mouthwash if you want to keep your mouth healthy. In addition to stopping bacteria in its tracks, mouthwash does a great job of removing plaque and debris from between your teeth and along...

Dental Insurance: Do You Know What You’re Covered For? Jan 1st, 2016

Dental Insurance: Do You Know What You’re Covered For? Dental insurance is a basic necessity, but for those who don’t have an employer-sponsored dental plan, finding the right coverage can be a struggle. There are dozens of providers with hundreds of plans to choose from, each with its own limits...

Dental Implant Failure: Common Causes and How to Prevent Implants from Failing Dec 25th, 2015

Dental Implant Failure: Common Causes and How to Prevent Implants from Failing Dental implants have come a long way in the last few decades, and they’re now the healthiest, highest-quality, and most realistic method of replacing lost or damaged teeth. Some dental implants will even last you the rest of...

Happy Holidays from Badie Dental! Dec 16th, 2015

This is truly a special time of year, when people from all walks of life come together to enjoy good food, good company, and good fun. Here at Badie Dental, we’ll be taking the holidays off to spend time with our families and reflect on the past year. Our office...

 Diabetes and Oral Health: What You Need To Know Dec 3rd, 2015

  Diabetes and Oral Health: What You Need to Know Diabetes is a chronic condition that can affect nearly every part of the body, including the teeth and gums. That’s why dentists make diabetes management a major priority for diabetic patients. Although it is a serious condition, diabetes can be...

Dental Myths 101: Can’t I Get My Teeth Whitened at a Beauty Salon? Nov 27th, 2015

Dental Myths 101: Can’t I Get My Teeth Whitened at a Beauty Salon?   Effective tooth whitening is something that a lot of Americans are looking for. But not all tooth whitening methods are created equal, and not all of them deliver the same results. The at-home solutions are arguably...

Can Dental Implants Really Cause Migraines? No - Here's Why Nov 17th, 2015

  Can Dental Implants Really Cause Migraines? No – Here’s Why Photo credit: “Single crown implant” by Ian Furst. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve likely heard that a titanium dental implant is an effective and modern replacement option. But there’s been...

The Bad Breath Diet: Food and Drink that Kill Foul-Smelling Bacteria Nov 16th, 2015

The Bad Breath Diet: Food and Drink that Kill Foul-Smelling Bacteria New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and if you’re like a lot of Tusconans, you’re either eagerly awaiting the traditional midnight kiss. But for those of us who suffer from chronic bad breath, New Year’s parties and...

The Great Dental Debate: Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth? Nov 16th, 2015

The Great Dental Debate: Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth? If you’re a coffee drinker, or if you’ve been keeping up on recent health news, you’re probably familiar with the old line that coffee is bad for your teeth. It most certainly does cause staining, although that’s mostly a cosmetic...

Want Whiter Teeth? Why You’ll Want to Forget About the Whitening Strips and See Your Dentist Instead Nov 16th, 2015

Want Whiter Teeth? Why You’ll Want to Forget About the Whitening Strips and See Your Dentist Instead   Teeth whitening kits are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason – a whiter smile can make you look years younger and give you more confidence. But if you’ve been using the...

Are Whiter Teeth Healthier? Not Necessarily – Here’s What You Need to Know Nov 16th, 2015

Are Whiter Teeth Healthier? Not Necessarily – Here’s What You Need to Know   In recent years, a number of tooth whitening solutions have hit the market, promising a brighter, whiter smile. And although people generally believe that a whiter smile indicates healthier teeth, that’s a concept they learned from...

The Best (and the Worst) Halloween Candy Oct 16th, 2015

The Best (and the Worst) Halloween Candy for Your Teeth Halloween is just around the corner, and for lots of kids (and more than a few adults) all around the country, that means one thing: Candy. These sugary treats are a tasty way to celebrate the occasion, but in a...

What Are Dental Sealants, and How Do They Work? Dec 19th, 2014

  What Are Dental Sealants, and How Do They Work? Photo credit: Wikimedia user Politikaner. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)   Keeping your teeth free of decay is easy when you follow the right oral hygiene regimen. But for a lot of patients, the standard brush-floss-mouthwash procedure isn’t enough....

What is Dental Anxiety, and How Does it Start? Dec 16th, 2014

What is Dental Anxiety, and How Does it Start?   Going to the dentist can be scary sometimes, but for some patients, the mere thought of a dental exam is enough to cause a panic attack. Dental anxiety is a condition that afflicts somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of...

How To Brush Your Teeth Properly Nov 12th, 2014

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly Are you sure you’re brushing your teeth properly? How clean is your mouth every morning, noon, and night? Brushing your teeth when you wake up and before you go to bed is habit. What might not be habit is how well you brush your...

When Should You First Take Your Child to the Dentist? Nov 10th, 2014

When Should You First Take Your Child to the Dentist?   If you’re a new parent, you have lots of wonderful milestones to look forward to. First steps, first day of school, first bike ride, and first swim lesson are just a few of the many great events that you’ll...