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The Answer to Rewinding Time

Dermal Fillers: While growing older is a part of life in which we have no control over, facial aging can be stalled with various cosmetic procedures. Facial fillers are a common procedure we offer at Northwest Valley Oral and Facial Surgery. Years ago, if you wanted to diminish wrinkly, saggy skin, facelifts were the only […]

FAQs Regarding General Anesthesia for Oral Surgery

Here in our office we perform a variety of treatments including dental implants, facial reconstruction and teeth removal. If you have recently been diagnosed with a condition that requires any of these types of treatment, you will likely be required to go under general anesthesia. For some people, impeding anesthesia can induce a bit of […]

The Evolution of Dental Care: From Finger to Floss

Did you know that the toothbrush is one of the oldest tools that humans still use? In fact, in a survey conducted in 2003, Americans chose the toothbrush as the number one invention over the car, personal computer, cell phone, and microwave. This may come as a shock in a day and age obsessed with […]

Serving Patients with Special Needs

[REPOST_DOCTOR_NAME] is committed to making dental care available for all patients who need it, regardless of special healthcare needs. Patients with special needs include the elderly, those with limited mobility, mentally disabled individuals, immunocomprimised people and those with mental illness. Specific diseases that can frequently hinder proper dental care include autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple […]

Understanding the True Impact of a Smile Makeover

Do you ever dream of improving your first impressions with a smile makeover? If so, and you are in the 31-50 age group, then you are like 70% of the U.S. population according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Other interesting polls conclude: 50% of people are unsatisfied with their smile, 74% feel an […]

Gingivitis 101

We’ve all heard of Gingivitis, most likely on flashy television commercials proclaiming prevention and cures, or by receiving a warning from your dentist, but do you really know what Gingivitis is and how to prevent and treat it? Gingivitis is a form of periodontal (gum) disease. It causes inflammation and infection in the tissues of […]

Bruxism is a Real Grind

Bruxism is the technical name for grinding, gnashing, and/or clenching your teeth.  It is considered a para-functional activity, which means an abnormal or deviated dental function or habit that is subconscious.  The term Bruxism comes from the Greek word “brygmós” which means “to grind or gnash the opposing rows of upper and lower molar teeth.” […]

Jillian Michaels Protects Her Winning Smile With a Mouthguard

Although she’s an enthusiastic aficionado of the martial arts, Jillian Michaels — fitness guru, television personality and popular author — hasn’t had a dental accident in years. That’s because, these days, she always wears a mouthguard when she’s participating in a potentially dangerous activity. But she wasn’t always so lucky: a childhood accident at the […]

Three Signs You May Be in Need of Endodontic Treatment

Most likely, you have heard of root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment. You may also know that this treatment can save your natural teeth to avoid the need for dental implants or bridges. We love saving teeth! When the tooth’s pulp is infected, we can go in and remove it to avoid further […]

The Intriguing Connection Between Arthritis and Gum Disease

It seems that evidence mounts daily identifying a link between your oral health and the health of the rest of your body. In this blog article we will explore the specific connection between your gum health and Arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease affecting about 1.5 million \ Americans that causes chronic inflammation […]