AZ Family Dental Blog

All About Salivary Glands

February 11, 2022

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Did you know you have several hundred salivary glands in your mouth and throat? Salivary glands play an essential role in everyday processes, yet not many people discuss them. They keep your mouth moist to promote healthy teeth and gums and help you digest food.


All About Dental Crowns

March 10, 2020

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There are many ways to restore or fix a tooth that’s been damaged. Dental fillings are excellent at fixing small cavities or other minor tooth issues. If more significant issues are present than a dental crown may be recommended. Depending on the situation presented by the patient, often, dentists try to follow the 40% rule. If a filling will be less than 40% of the visible tooth in the mouth, then a dental filling is the correct choice. If decay is detected or a previous filling is no longer doing its job and a new filling will be bigger than 40% of the visible tooth surface in the mouth, a dental crown will be recommended. Dental crowns replace the outer surface of the tooth and are made out of esthetic porcelain to restore the strength and function to a tooth. Dental crowns also help direct force evenly down the tooth during use which can help with preventing future cracks or fractures.

In this guide to dental crowns, we’ll walk you through what a crown is, when you might need one, and what you can expect when getting one.


Ask Dr. Parker: Are Dental Implants Permanent?

May 22, 2018

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Dental implants have been around for quite some time. In fact, Ingvar Brånemark, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon, invented the first dental implants in 1952. Branemark continued to study and refine his findings until they were presented at the 1982 Toronta conference. Branemark’s work showing the clinical success of implants and introducing the concept of osseintegration was ground breaking. Research has continued over the past 40+ years has proven to be a significant advancement in the field of dentistry.


The Future of Dentistry: Benefits of 3D Dentistry and CBCT Machines

December 30, 2016

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Medical technology has been improving at an incredible rate for the past several decades, leading to leaps and bounds in the quality of care for people around the United States. This is especially true for the dental industry.


Baby Grinding Teeth? What You Need to Know

February 4, 2015

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The grinding of teeth, known in the dental world as bruxism, is a common problem that is found in people of all ages, including infants.