Oral Health

Causes and Treatment of Most Common Teeth Stains

Dark, discolored, and stained teeth can detract from your self-confidence. They can also make your smile seem older than it really is. The first step toward brightening your teeth is to understand what’s causing the discoloration in the first place. By combining a preventative approach with professional whitening treatments, you can achieve the brightest white

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5 Common Root Canal Myths

Of all the treatments that dentists offer, root canals are by far the most misunderstood. In fact, endodontic therapy is probably plagued by more rumors than any other dental procedure. How can you separate the fact from fiction? At Eastport Dental, here are some of the most common myths that our patients ask us about

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5 Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry in Mesa

Sedation dentistry comes in a variety of options. When most people think about sedation, they assume they’ll be “knocked out” for the duration of the appointment. But that’s usually not what’s actually happening. Sedation can be as mild as laughing gas or a deeper conscious medication that — although you’re awake — causes you to

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Four Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard or Bite Splint

Have you ever been told that you need a mouthguard? Nightguard? Occlusal splint? Sports guard? With so many different types of dental mouthguards to choose from, it can seem a little overwhelming to know when you actually need one and which type to get. Investing in the right type of mouthguard can act like a

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What is Periodontal Disease?

What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease (sometimes called periodontitis) is an aggressive form of gum disease. Although gum disease starts out as gingivitis, it’s reversible when you catch it early on. But left untreated, this gum infection will evolve into a moderate to severe form of dental disease that requires professional intervention to save your

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Partial Dentures vs. Dental Bridges

Dentures are one of the most tried and true ways to replace all of your missing teeth at one time. Even today, dentures (full and partial alike) continue to be popular with our Mesa patients. When to Get a Denture or Partial Is it time for you to get a full or partial denture? If

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Commonly Overlooked Cavity Symptoms

Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common diseases to affect people of all ages. In fact, it’s the most prevalent childhood illness and the biggest reason why kids wind up missing school. But even adults who have always seemed to have healthy teeth can develop cavities later on in life. Being aware of

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Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments in Mesa

Investing in a beautiful smile is something that can improve our health, boost our self-confidence, and help us look our best in every situation. Right now is one of the best times to invest in cosmetic dentistry, given that most of us have more time on our hands than ever before. Depending on what you’re

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