What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup When You Have Braces

Little did you know, your routine dental cleaning is vital when you have braces in Laveen, Arizona. This is because even more plaque and food particles can get trapped in the small grooves and crevices around your braces. If those areas don’t get thoroughly and professionally cleaned, there is a... Read more »

Dental Implants Can Boost Your Odds for Your Perfect Summer Smile

Dental implants can boost your odds for your perfect summer smile by filling out your facial structure and filling in any gaps left behind by chipped, cracked or lost teeth. If the gaps in your mouth are not filled in, they can actually cause nearby teeth to shift. The spaces... Read more »

Are You Ready to Invisalign® Your Smile?

Are you ready to Invisalign® your smile? Did you know that Invisalign aligners can be used to realign your smile without the need of bulky wires and metal brackets? Invisalign uses alternative means to accomplish the task of giving you the straight smile your teeth deserve. For more information about... Read more »

Why a Dental Bridge Might Be Right for You

If you’ve lost a tooth due to gum disease, oral trauma or for other reasons, Dr. Timothy Yu might suggest a dental bridge. Here’s why: But before we get into that, do you know what a dental bridge is? It’s a fake tooth (called a pontic) that has two crowns... Read more »

How to Prepare for Braces

Do you or your child have an irregular bite, crowded or crooked teeth? Braces are designed to bring you straighter teeth and a healthier bite. Braces are composed of small brackets cemented to your teeth and connected by a wire. Your orthodontist, Dr. Timothy Yu, will tighten these wires periodically... Read more »

Dental Implants: The Basics

A missing tooth impacts your dental health, digestive health, appearance and speaking abilities. But don’t worry; Prime Family Dental in Laveen, Arizona offers a solution: high-quality dental implants. Here are some of the basics: Dental implants are one of the most revolutionary inventions in dentistry in the past forty years.... Read more »

Bite into Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the name for that wonderful branch of dentistry concerned with turning bad bites into good bites. And no, I’m not talking about making your food taste better. In dentistry, your “bite” refers to the contact between your upper and lower teeth. Straight teeth that meet properly make it... Read more »

Comparing Crowns and Bridges

Have you ever wondered why your dentist might recommend a dental crown instead of a dental bridge, or vice versa? Well, you’ve found the right place. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth. It’s designed to restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance. If your... Read more »

You Should Not Delay in Having a Toothache Treated

A toothache is generally thought of as a pain localized within one or two teeth. However, it could also be used to describe an unnatural pain or pressure radiating from within the gums. There are a variety of things that could cause a toothache. All of them require timely treatment... Read more »

Important Information to Help Prevent Damage to Your Braces

Visible metal brackets and wires from traditional braces can sometimes leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Here at Prime Family Dental Care, your orthodontist, Dr. Timothy Yu, can help you by applying ceramic braces to your smile. Since they are clear, casual observers will struggle to notice you even... Read more »