Quality brushing is important!

Though it is important to pay attention to how long you’re brushing, it’s even more important to make sure all surfaces are clean. Remember to brush using short strokes, moving back and forth against the teeth and gums, around the surface of every tooth....

2016 Gilbert PB Tennis Tournament

Gilbert Smiles was proud to be one of the main sponsors of this year’s event.  There was a great draw of players from Arizona as well as New Mexico, Colorado, California, and Nevada.  The Men’s Open Division had a draw of 64 players.  Next year’s...

Sugar Shock!

Bacteria in your mouth are not picky eaters. They like sugar no matter where it comes from, and the more sugar the better. These bacteria eat the sugar and make acid byproducts which burn holes in the teeth called cavities. The best ways to avoid cavities are to...

Prophylactic Antibiotic Coverage (PAC)

Prophylactic Antibiotic Coverage (PAC):  Do you need to premedicate with an antibiotic for a dental appointment due to a heart condition or a prosthetic joint?             This is truly one of the most debated issues in dentistry today.  The most current...

Dental Tourism: Beware of the Risks

            Some people decide to leave the US, often to Mexico or South America, to seek “cheaper” medical or dental treatment.  But, “Buyer Beware”.  There are many known and unknown risks associated with such treatment.  Your healthcare should not equate to a game...

MRONJ and Bisphosphonates

MRONJ (Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw) and Bisphosphonates             Bisphosphonates (BPs) are a class of drugs used to prevent the loss of bone mass.  Oral BPs, including Fosamax, Actonel, and Boniva, are used to help prevent and treat osteoporosis, a...

Options For Replacing A Lost Tooth

Once a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it in order to maintain esthetics, teeth positions, and proper chewing. Most people want to replace a missing upper front tooth because it is visibly missing. However, many people choose not to replace a missing back...