October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Could a Dental Inlay Be for You?

If you have experienced dental damage, but it hasn’t affected the cusps of your tooth, you might be able to qualify for a dental inlay instead of a regular filling. An inlay is a filling that is premolded to fit into the grooves of the tooth, as long as it... Read more »

A Day in Dentistry: Tooth Hazard Risk Prevention

Do you know of any tooth hazard risks your life that are constantly putting your teeth and gums in harm’s way? Did you know that by chewing on ice or other similar hard products you can easily cause microscopic fractures in your teeth and even cause tooth slippage or cracked... Read more »

Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Hazards in Your Diet

Are you familiar with all the risks involved in your diet that could be putting your smile at an increased likelihood of an oral health hazard? Several tooth hazards are often present in our lives that we may not be aware of. The exact same can be said about products... Read more »

Oral Health for the New Age: Mouthwash

Did you know that mouthwash can be used for several oral health benefits beyond simply being a way to freshen your breath? Although mouthwash really can give you fresh breath, using the therapeutic mouthwash can go even deeper and eliminate the bacteria responsible for causing foul odors that escape your... Read more »

Toothache Assistance

If you have a troubling toothache, then we are happy to help you! Our dentist, Dr. Jim Kelly with Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona, and the entire team understands the pain and burden a toothache can be, which is why we have provided this list of information to... Read more »

How to Care for Your Oral Health During Cancer Treatment

Are you currently receiving treatment for cancer? If so, your dentist, Dr. Jim Kelly, encourages you to keep your smile in mind. Unfortunately, cancer treatments can affect the teeth and gums. In fact, you can experience mouth sores, dry mouth, sensitive gums, gum disease, jaw pain and infection. So, to... Read more »