A healthy smile is a CAREFREE SMILE!!!
Vision: Our vision is a simple one: to establish Carefree Smiles Dentistry as the #1 dental practice in the North Valley as we constantly exceed our patient’s expectations with our quality care in a timely and professional manner. Our hope is that we bring forth a large community of family and friends who have a great appreciation for the service that we provide, and a responsibility to care for their oral health and overall well-being.
“A smile is the universal welcome.” – Max Eastman
The mouth heals from injuries faster than any other part of the body. This is because saliva actually aids with healing. It’s also due to the plentiful blood supply in the area and the simplicity of the soft tissues in the mouth.
It’s never too early to keep your little one’s mouth clean. As soon as your infant comes home from the hospital, you can clean their mouth by gently wiping their gums with a wet washcloth. This can prevent gum infections and decay in the underlying baby teeth.
Almost half of the young adults have untagged themselves in a photo on social media because they are unhappy with the way their smile looks in the picture. If you feel like your smile leaves something to be desired, ask your dentist if they can help with things like teeth whitening or Invisalign.
Did you know that even after you brush, bacteria can remain on your tongue? Don’t forget to add brushing your tongue to your oral hygiene regimen. Not only will your mouth be cleaner, but it will freshen your breath too.
“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” – Tom Wilson
General Electric invented the first cordless electric toothbrush in 1961. Unfortunately, this model used NiCad batteries, notorious for their short lifespans. Since the toothbrush could not be opened, it had to be discarded once the battery ran out.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
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Did you know it’s possible to be allergic to toothpaste? A toothpaste allergy may manifest as sores inside the cheeks, redness around the mouth, or general allergy symptoms. The most likely cause is the flavoring of your toothpaste. See your doctor or dentist for a diagnosis and suggestion of a different toothpaste.
Tell your dentist about any prescriptions you’re taking. Certain medications can cause dry mouth, a condition where reduced saliva flow puts you more at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist may be able to prescribe a special mouthwash to help combat dry mouth.
“Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you.” – Peace Pilgrim
Brushing your teeth only cleans three out of the five surfaces of your teeth. That’s why flossing is so important to clean the remaining 40 of your teeth!
It’s hard to brush your teeth during the middle of the day. Did you know that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after a meal is the next best thing? It stimulates saliva flow, which rinses excess food particles and harmful bacteria out of the mouth.
“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.” – Dalai Lama
Wishing Our Patients a Happy New Year!
The bristles on your toothbrush deteriorate over time, so after a few months, they won’t clean as thoroughly. As soon as the bristles start looking worn and frayed, or if it has been at least three months, replace your toothbrush, or your brush head if you use an electric brush.
Wishing Our Patients a Merry Christmas!
Most people don’t brush their teeth as long as they need to. The American Dental Association recommends brushing for two minutes twice a day. To accomplish this, set a timer or load up a two-minute song or YouTube video while you brush.
“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” – Kenneth Branagh
Not that long ago, dentures were a common wedding gift in the British Isles. This is because people were expected to lose most or all of their teeth by adulthood. Some people sped up the process by having their teeth extracted at a young age.
If you have a condition like arthritis or Parkinson’s, brushing your teeth might be a hassle. That’s why electric toothbrushes might suit you better. They automatically perform the circular motions that your teeth and gums need without any of the strain on your hands, arms, or wrists.
“Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.” - Chinese Proverb
In 2018, the tooth fairy paid an average of $3.70 per lost baby tooth. One hundred years ago, the average was twelve cents per tooth, which, adjusting for inflation, is about the same amount of money.
Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fish may lower your risk of contracting gum disease. This is because omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish, might reduce inflammation, which is a characteristic trait of gum disease.
Did you know that diabetes can affect your mouth? If you have uncontrolled diabetes of either type, it increases your risk of gum disease. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular dental cleanings and take excellent care of your blood sugar levels.
Flossing might be seen as an adult habit, but you’re never too young to start using dental floss. As soon as your child has two teeth that touch, you should be cleaning between them with floss. Of course, you’ll have to supervise them for a few years.
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Did you know that your teeth only make up less than half your mouth? That means that brushing and flossing alone won’t be enough to fight bad breath. Use antibacterial mouthwash to clean the areas of your mouth that your dental floss and toothbrush can’t.
You’d think that as an adult, you would need a large toothbrush head, but that’s actually not true. Most adults only need a small- or medium-sized brush head to reach all the nooks and crannies in your molars where bacteria like to build up.
“Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile” – Mother Teresa
Did you know that regular dental cleanings can help prevent a heart attack? Scientists have confirmed a link between the bacteria that causes gum disease and cardiovascular disease. Inflammation spreads through the bloodstream from the mouth to the heart.
Don’t forget to schedule your next dentist appointment! Call us today!
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‘50s heartthrob James Dean lost his front teeth in a trapeze accident when he was a child. Because of this, he wore a bridge and was known to remove his false teeth at times to mess with people.
Thank you, Veterans, for your service!
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” – George Carlin
Did you know that smiling can make you look younger? One study found that people were more likely to underestimate the age of a smiling person than they were for someone with an unhappy expression.
If a baby tooth suffers from decay, it could spread to the adult tooth underneath. Because of this, it’s important to take care of baby teeth even though they’ll fall out eventually. Start taking your child to the dentist as soon as the first tooth appears!
“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” – Connie Stevens
Many people miss the gum line – the area where the tooth meets the gum – while brushing. You can clean this area more effectively by holding your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. Don’t forget the gums facing the tongue as well!
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We provide quality dental care including prevention, tooth colored fillings, and sedation options, for every child, as if they were our own.
Magic Smiles Dental is a state-of-the-art dental office providing outstanding dental care to adults and children.
James F. Myers, DMD and Dena Khoury Myers, DMD and team will provide you and your family with the dedicated, comprehensive dental care you deserve in the Paradise Valley area!
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