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Dr. K. Michael Hood is a Cosmetic and General Dentist specializing in LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy and Invisalign.

Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Hood was one of the first in the United States to place bonded porcelain veneers and did his first Smile Makeover in 1986. In the ensuing years he has preformed tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Hood was one of the first dentists in the nation to offer the Zoom whitening system and is one of the original two dentists to be Licensed and Certified for the FDA approved LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy in the City of Phoenix.

[06/14/15]   Hi Everyone. Just wanted to update my Dental Practice Status. As of May 18th, 2015, I have merged my practice with Arizona Biltmore Dentistry. 4444 North 32nd Street, 602-957-8200. Come on over to our new page and gives us a LIKE or better yet, call and and set up an appointment or drop by and check out our new location. See you soon.


Pregnancy and teeth - American Dental Association

Pregnant or know someone that is? Please read this important information from the American Dental Association:

mouthhealthy.org Learn tooth and gum healthy habits, oral health concerns, nutrition and more during your pregnancy.


What Nutritionists Eat For Breakfast When They Have No Time

Want to eat a healthy breakfast, but don't have much time?
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Questions About Going to the Dentist - American Dental Association

Considering whether or not you should go to the dentist?
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mouthhealthy.org The American Dental Association Find-a-Dentist can help you select a dentist for you and your family. When selecting a dentist, talk to friends and family and neighbors.


The Oral Cancer Foundation

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!
Click here to learn more about early detection!

oralcancerfoundation.org The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities. Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer categor…


Common Dental Problems - Adults Over 60 - American Dental Association

Click below to learn about the link between medications and cavities.

mouthhealthy.org Find information about common dental problems for older adults like how dry mouth causes cavities, preventing gum disease and oral cancer, paying for dental care, and dental antibiotic prophylaxis.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month!
Reward your child's good dental hygiene habits and help keep track of their progress with this brush checklist from 2min2x.org.


National Children's Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month!
Click on the link below from the National Education Association to learn more about Dental Health AND Literacy!

nea.org Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. And students who are absent miss critical instruction time—especially in early grades where reading skills are an important focus and the building blocks of future learning. And students w…


5 Steps to Effective Hand-Washing - Cold and Flu Guide - Everyday Health

Learn how the art of proper hand-washing can kill germs to prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses.

everydayhealth.com Hand-washing helps prevent colds by killing germs. Learn a five-step plan for washing your hands in less than a minute at EverydayHealth.com.

When braces are not properly brushed around and kept clean, plaque accumulates and causes permanent white chalky spots on the teeth. These spots are decalcified areas from the acid in plaque that are now week areas very susceptible to decay and chipping. The pictures below show the difference in results of braces if teeth are kept clean. Happy brushing!

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Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips

Have you been Naughty or Nice to your Teeth?

mouthhealthy.org If you've seen the holiday TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, then you know that Hermey the Elf is very excited about becoming a dentist. He loves teeth and he thinks everyone should know how to take care of them. Here is a Healthy Teeth Checklist that Hermey uses so he can remember how to…


Stress and its Effects on Teeth

You may already know that stress can negatively affect your health. But did you know it also affects your dental health? Click here to see how: http://www.dentistry.net/dental-nutrition/stress-and-its-effects-on-teeth/

dentistry.net We probably all know that stress can affect our health in many negative ways. Stomach problems, headaches and migraines and sleep problems are all typical side effects of stress. But you may not know that stress can have a very negative effect o

This is a close look at what a cavity looks like that starts in-between teeth. This can be prevented by flossing daily. This common location of decay cannot be diagnosed without X-rays. This is why we take X-rays at your checkups. Happy Flossing!


National Dental Hygiene Month | ADHA - American Dental Hygienists Association

October is National Dental Hygiene Month...click to learn how to keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy!!!

adha.org This October, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company are partnering together for the fifth consecutive year to help raise public awareness about good oral health during National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). The focus on NDHM this year again centers around…


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mouthhealthy.org Identity theft isn't limited to credit cards—thieves can also hijack medical information to get care, prescription drugs or file fraudulent claims. Be aware and take measures to protect your identity. Strangers can steal information such as your Social Security number or health plan number, and use…


Dental Emergency - What if I break a Tooth - American Dental Association

Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Click the link to read more. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/dental-emergencies

mouthhealthy.org Tips on how to treat and react to a dental emergency. How to care for objects stuck in your mouth, and broken or chipped teeth.

A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, jaw, or throat that begins as a tooth infection or cavity. Click the link to read more.


Common Dental Problems - Adults Over 60 - American Dental Association

Have you ever wondered why you are getting cavities later in life? Click to learn more about dental problems as you get older. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/adults-over-60/concerns

mouthhealthy.org Find information about common dental problems for older adults like how dry mouth causes cavities, preventing gum disease and oral cancer, paying for dental care, and dental antibiotic prophylaxis.

Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Click the link to read more.

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Click the link to learn more.


Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth - American Dental Association

What you eat matters! Click to learn more.

mouthhealthy.org Taking care of your teeth and gums isn't just about preventing cavities or bad breath. The mouth is a gateway into your body's overall health. And since gum disease and other health problems may be linked, brushing and flossing are more important than ever. See your dentist regularly to keep your sm…

With proper care, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. The healthier your teeth and gums are, the less risk you have for tooth decay and gum disease. Click the link to learn more.


Mouthguards Prevent Dental Injuries - Association

When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.

mouthhealthy.org Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. Mouthguards prevent dental injuries


Oral Cancer Facts - The Oral Cancer Foundation

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Click to learn more about how early diagnosis is so important.

oralcancerfoundation.org Close to 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 43,250 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. (Approximately 57%) This is…


Know Your Teeth - Infobites - Good Oral Health Is Essential During Pregnancy -- Search By...

Changes that occur during pregnancy can have a major effect on oral health. If you or someone you know is pregnant, please click the link provided for more info...

knowyourteeth.com Good Oral Health Is Essential During Pregnancy

Early diagnosis of mouth cancer is critical! Click the link below to learn more:


Babies and Kids Teeth - Dental Health - American Dental Association

February is Children's Dental Health Month!
Click to learn healthy dental habits for babies and kids.

mouthhealthy.org Learn healthy dental habits for babies and kids, when babies teeth, nutrition tips, oral health concerns as well as brush up on your dental IQ by taking our fun quiz.


Dental Emergency - What if I break a Tooth - American Dental Association

Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can mean the difference in saving a tooth and losing one. Click here to learn how to deal with some of the most common dental emergencies.

mouthhealthy.org Tips on how to treat and react to a dental emergency. How to care for objects stuck in your mouth, and broken or chipped teeth.


How Dental Bonding Alters the Look of Your Teeth - Dental Health Center - EverydayHealth.com

Thinking of ways to improve the look of your smile? Check this out!!


everydayhealth.com Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dentistry procedure for making minor dental repairs. Find out if dental bonding is right for you.


Know Your Teeth - Tooth Timeline Shows Stages of Development - 1-877-2X-A-YEAR (1-877-292-9327)

Are you interested in The Life of a Tooth? Here is a visual timeline including developmental events, what type of interaction you should be having with your dentist, and what your home oral hygiene routine should be like.

knowyourteeth.com Wondering what happens in your mouth at each stage of life? The Life of a Tooth, is an animated timeline that features dynamic, floating silhouettes representing six key life stages – from infancy, childhood and adolescence, to young, middle and senior adulthood. Accompanying copy explains how the t...


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mouthhealthy.org Here are some tips on how to stay Mouth Healthy during Halloween and year-round.


Slideshow: Diabetes and Your Mouth

Diabetes puts you at risk for dental problems. It impairs your ability to fight bacteria in your mouth. Having high blood sugar encourages bacteria to grow and contributes to gum disease.

webmd.com High blood sugar can cause damage throughout your body, including in your mouth. WebMD shows you why oral and dental care is key when you have diabetes.


Tooth Reshaping and Dental Contouring - Dental Health Center - EverydayHealth.com


everydayhealth.com Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, can eliminate minor defects in teeth. Learn more about the pros and cons of tooth reshaping and dental contouring.


Common Dental Problems - Adults Over 60 - American Dental Association


mouthhealthy.org Find information about common dental problems for older adults like how dry mouth causes cavities, preventing gum disease and oral cancer, paying for dental care, and dental antibiotic prophylaxis.


What is the Difference between Tooth Erosion and Tooth Decay?


dental.net Learn about the differences between tooth erosion and tooth decay.


Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me - Toolkits - Parents - Sesame Street


sesamestreet.org Help keep your child’s teeth (and body!) in tip-top shape with these videos, articles, songs, and more.

Dental Health and Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Myths About Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it.

Perhaps you've taken a swig of a cold drink and winced in pain. Or inhaled on a chilly day and felt a jolt when the air hit your teeth. Maybe you found yourself unable to enjoy a cup of hot tea without a sharp ache punctuating each sip. If any of these situations sounds familiar, you probably have sensitive teeth.

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