Meridian Dental Care

Dr. Michael Winkelman recieved his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He believes in practicing with honesty and integrity.

In the middle ages, people thought that a dog’s tooth boiled in wine made an excellent mouth rinse to prevent tooth decay.

According to a recent Time survey, 59% of people would rather have a dental appointment than having to sit next to someone who is talking on a cell phone…Who would've thought?

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A mulberry molar is a tooth with more than the usual four cusps.

Flossing can be difficult, especially if you are on the go. Try using floss picks, they are easy to use and really handy when you travel or go around a lot.

Like fingerprints—and snowflakes—everyone’s tongue print is unique.

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Merry Christmas!

It is fine to have a snack, well not a midnight snack. Not only is it not best to eat late, but you should not be eating after brushing your teeth at the end of the day. The food will sit between your teeth and fuel the bacteria!

It’s almost the end of the year, are you going to travel? If you are, make sure you have everything to maintain your routine! Get a small travel-size of everything! You never know what can happen, so be prepared!

Did you know that dental fillings have a life expectancy of about 8-10 years? If you had fillings make sure you get them looked at during your next visit!

The best natural ways to keep your teeth white are everyday healthy habits, including brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes, flossing daily, limiting foods that stain your teeth, and regular visits to our office for checkups!

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.” - Maya Angelou

Do you have any dental resolutions for the New Year? Let us know in the comments below!

If you’re a smoker, here’s one more reason to quit. Not only does smoking affect your physical health, but it can also harm oral health as it causes bad breath, yellow teeth, and increases the risk of gum disease.

People don’t chew up and down; they chew side to side just like cows chew!

Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice a day, and brushing before bed is crucial. Saliva helps fight cavity-causing bacteria, but you don’t produce much saliva while you are sleeping. Cleaning your teeth before bed prevents acids from eating through the enamel on your teeth, which can lead to tooth decay.

We know toothpaste is great for keeping our teeth clean and healthy, but did you know it has other uses, too?

It’s impossible to be “immune” to dental problems. However, by taking care of your teeth properly, you can prevent any problems from arising.

Three percent of adolescents age 12 to 19 have never been to the dentist.

Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride. This mineral helps strengthen your tooth enamel, thereby making your teeth more resistant to tooth decay.

You’ve heard that you should get enough sun to make vitamin D, which is good for your bones. This extends to your teeth and gums as well. You can also get vitamin D and calcium in supplements.

There is evidence that dentistry has been practiced since 7000 BC.

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” - Mother Teresa

The year is nearly over, and if you have dental benefits that you haven’t used yet, now is the time to do so! Book an appointment today.

There are 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar in a single can of soda! By avoiding sugary drinks like sodas and fruit juices, you can significantly reduce your risk of tooth decay!

Don't forget to take advantage of those dental benefits before they expire at the end of the year. Besides, nothing beats the gift of a healthy smile; book your appointment today.

A smile is the shortest distance between two people!

At the time of his inauguration, George Washington only had one real tooth.

12% of adults between 20 and 64 have not been to the dentist in the last five years.

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth:

You probably already know that a diet of fruits and vegetables is good for teeth, but starchy foods are an important part of that diet, too. Bread, rice, potatoes, and pasta balance out your diet for healthy teeth.

Tobacco stains teeth and significantly increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, consider quitting.

Taking a trip soon? Follow these travel tips for a healthy smile!

Drinking teeth-staining liquids (such as coffee or tea) through a straw can help reduce the staining on your teeth and may help reduce the risk of tooth decay.



3061 W Apache Trl, Ste 1
Apache Junction, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
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