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How Often Should I Get Dental X-Rays?

Dental X-rays aren’t necessarily the most pleasant of experiences. In fact, they’re rather uncomfortable. Not quite as uncomfortable as a needle in your gums, but still uncomfortable nonetheless. The question then becomes: How often should you have your teeth X-rayed? Well, there are just some things that you can see…
Peak Family Dental Care
January 21, 2020
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Causes & Treatment for Bad Breath

The clinical term for bad breath is halitosis. For some, it can be extremely embarrassing. Drug and convenience stores are chock-full of remedies like gum, mints, and more to obscure bad breath, but what actually prevents it? In some cases, bad breath can be addressed by modifying your dental habits…
Peak Family Dental Care
January 14, 2020
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Treating Toothaches in Cottonwood, AZ

If you have a toothache, you’ve likely scoured the internet looking for home remedies to tide yourself over until you can get in to see the dentist. While these methods may produce short-term alleviation of pain, they don’t treat the underlying cause of the toothache. Toothaches are caused by advanced…
Peak Family Dental Care
December 16, 2019
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Treating Cavities in Cottonwood, AZ

The traditional way of treating cavities is by drilling and filling. If a cavity has just begun in your mouth, there may be other options. But by the time most folks find their way into the dentist’s chair, they’re likely experiencing some kind of tooth pain related to the decay…
Peak Family Dental Care
December 9, 2019
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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? Oral cancer kills one American every hour and that the 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64 percent.  Oral cancer’s incidence rate has increased in the last five years…
Peak Family Dental Care
September 30, 2019
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Keeping Sports Safe With Mouthguards

When pulling together your sports equipment, don’t forget about getting a mouthguard. Whether you’re participating in organized sports or are a weekend warrior, you should think about the importance of protecting your mouth. A properly fitted mouthguard, or mouth protector, is a key piece of athletic gear that can help…
Peak Family Dental Care
September 23, 2019
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An In-Depth Look At Dental Implants

Dental implants have changed how dentistry is performed more than any other advancement in the last 25 years. Dental implants have many applications to enhance oral health for patients throughout the world. Unfortunately, there is a large amount of inaccurate information and in some cases completely false information. Immense amounts…
Peak Family Dental Care
September 16, 2019
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Taking Care of Your Child’s Smile

Caring For Baby Teeth As soon as your baby’s teeth break through the gums, they need attention and care. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends that you bring your baby to the dentist soon after the first tooth comes in and no later than the child’s first birthday. This…
Peak Family Dental Care
September 9, 2019