Bell Road Dental Care Blog

Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Start the Dental Implant Process

July 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 9:12 pm
Image of dental implants on white background.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants in Phoenix are the name of the game. Many patients turn to these awesome little implants for their unmatched ability to restore the appearance and functionality of a compromised smile. That said, many patients also wonder when the best time is to start the dental implant process. Here are four reasons why the summertime provides an ideal window for getting dental implants.

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Why Do I Have a Strange, White Film in My Mouth?

July 3, 2022

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Woman pointing to her tongue.

If you wake up every morning and are met with a strange, white film coating the inside of your mouth, you might be wondering what could possibly be causing this to happen. This sticky, disgusting layer of film is called oral thrush, and it’s normal to want to rid your mouth of the foul substance as quickly as possible! Read on to learn more from your dentist about what causes oral thrush, along with some measures you can take to address it and maintain good oral health.

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What Causes Canker & Cold Sores?

June 17, 2022

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Dental patient with mouth sores

It’s easy to think that mouth sores are all the same. However, it turns out there are multiple types — and some are more common than others. As such, good treatment requires being able to tell their differences.

Take canker sores and cold sores, for instance. Here’s a summary of their respective traits and causes and the ideal ways to treat them. Please read it to know the best response the next time you get aching spots near your oral cavity.

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5 Ways Veneers Provide the Vacation-Ready Smile You Want

June 14, 2022

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man smiling with veneers at the beach

With summer here, you might be planning on heading to the beach or traveling somewhere fun. In either case, you’ll want to make sure you look your best wherever you go. One of the best ways to improve your appearance is by enhancing your teeth with veneers. Read on to learn five ways you can benefit significantly from this treatment this season!

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Watch Out! Activities That Could Harm Your Smile This Summer

May 19, 2022

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Smiling woman wearing a beach hat during summer.

Summertime is finally here—get ready for lots of poolside fun and sunny days filled with adventure! But while you’re out enjoying yourself, something to keep in mind is your oral health! There are quite a few summertime activities that are harmful to your smile, and there’s nothing like a trip to your dentist to derail your plans! Here are some of the activities and items you should be mindful of this summer if you want to preserve and protect your beautiful smile.

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Should I Rinse My Mouth After Brushing My Teeth?

May 4, 2022

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Young girl rinsing her mouth after brushing her teeth.

When it comes to keeping your mouth sparkling clean and healthy, regular oral hygiene is essential—and this includes brushing your teeth twice a day! But what are you supposed to do after you’ve finished brushing and all that excess toothpaste is still swirling around your mouth; are you supposed to rinse your mouth out with water or just leave it be? Here’s everything you need to know about rinsing your mouth after brushing, and why you might want to re-evaluate your own habit.  

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3 Important Steps When Talking with Dentures

April 26, 2022

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mature women smiling and talking with dentures in Phoenix

If you’re missing teeth, then one of the most popular restorative dental treatments to get is dentures. They’ll provide the support your jaw needs for a strong and healthy mouth! However, now that you’re wearing them, you may find it challenging to learn to speak with them effectively. Fortunately, you can follow three essential steps to get you accustomed to talking with dentures more easily.

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Top 4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

April 7, 2022

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family smiling during summer vacation

Summertime fun is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning on visiting the beach or going on a trip abroad—it can be exciting to think of all the things you can do with friends or loved ones. In the meantime, you might want to consider taking a look at your dental health before heading out. Keep reading to learn the top four reasons you should visit your dentist before summer vacation!

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What Does My Tongue Say About My Dental Health?

March 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 8:55 pm
man with open mouth at dentist

Your tongue provides a window into your health but is often overlooked as a way to evaluate how you are doing. While your dentist will look at your tongue for any clues pertaining to oral cancer, there are other signs you can be on the lookout for yourself. Generally speaking, any significant changes in color or the development of pain and lumps may indicate a health problem. Read on to learn from your dentist in Phoenix about different conditions your tongue can be in and what it means, as well as how to clean your tongue properly.

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What Are Foods That Can Easily Chip Your Teeth?

March 4, 2022

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man eating bagels

Would you like to try that fish sandwich from the gas station? It is probably okay to eat, but of course, there’s some risk involved. It’s also a gamble when you are eating hard foods that can chip teeth. You’ll most likely be fine but being cautious can protect you from a big mistake that can hurt your mouth and your wallet. Before you end up requiring the services of an emergency dentist in Phoenix, keep reading to learn about some foods with the potential to harm your smile.

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