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Dr. Brian Williams’ Scottsdale Dental Practice is Centered on Prevention and Health

We have centered our practice on prevention and health as opposed to one that simply emphasizes emergency and repair care. The supporting gum tissue and bone are just as vital as the teeth themselves. Unfortunately only lip service is paid to these important areas and prevention is often misunderstood and inadequately stressed. The best way [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Blog|

GLO Teeth Whitening at Dr. Brian Williams’ Dental Office!

Clinical Results on Sensitivity No sensitivity! The GLO Brilliant™ Personal Teeth Whitening Device reinvents the experience of teeth whitening using patented G.L.O. (Guided Light Optic) technology, combining professional elements of heat and light built into a one of a kind - closed system mouthpiece that accelerates the whitening process, preventing the whitening oxygens from escaping the [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Blog|

Do Your Gums Bleed when you Brush or Floss?

Bleeding gums are never normal. If your gums bleed when you brush, it could be a sign of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. It also could be something simple like brushing or flossing too hard. If your gums bleed regularly or enough to worry you, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Blog|

Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring

Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be the sign of a more serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft tissues fall back into the throat during sleep, totally blocking the airway. This has [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 November 30th, 2013|Blog|

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Although BMS can affect anyone, it occurs most commonly in middle-aged or older women. BMS often occurs with a range of medical and dental conditions, from nutritional deficiencies and menopause [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Blog|

Stem Cells in the Gingiva May Have Important Medical Applications in the Future

Stem cells found in mouth tissue can not only become other types of cells but can also relieve inflammatory disease, according to a new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study in theJournal of Dental Research. The cells featured in the study are gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSC), which are found in the gingiva, or [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 August 10th, 2013|Blog|

Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

Several studies have shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease. Scientists believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the association. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions. [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Blog|

Keep Dental Implants Healthy to Avoid Peri-Implant Diseases

Peri-implant diseases are inflammatory conditions affecting the soft and hard gum tissues around dental implants. Similar to a natural tooth, bacteria can build up on the base of the implant, below the gum line. Over time, the bacteria irritate the gum tissue, causing it to become inflamed, damaging the tissue and if not caught early, [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:58+00:00 June 23rd, 2013|Blog|