Entries in sedona (2)

Monday
Oct152012

What is a General Dentist, Featuring Dr. Ted Byers of Flagstaff Dental in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona

A general dentist is where someone will go if they have a toothache or need to get their teeth cleaned.  Dr. Ted Byers of Flagstaff Dental in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona says that a general dentist is like a "quarterback of all the seven specialties of dentistry and is the first point of contact."

Usually, a dentist will have a dental hygienist to clean a patient's teeth but will do fillings, oral surgery, root canals and crown and bridge work.  Dr. Byers says that general dentists typically like a variety of work and that is why he chose general dentistry.  He enjoys oral surgery and implants the most, being somewhat of a "computer geek," and gets to use the cad cam technology in his office when making implants for his patients.

To find a general dentist that's right for you, Dr. Byers says it is best to ask for a referral from someone else who has had positive experience, such as if the office was clean and if the staff was friendly.  As patients really don't have an idea of what good dentistry is, Dr. Byers says they judge dentistry not necessarily on things that are dental-related.

Dr. Ted Byers is a dentist in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona with Flagstaff Dental.  He is also a leading dental expert with the Arizona Dental Directory, part of the Dentist News Network.

Monday
Oct152012

Maintaining a Healthy Smile, with Dr. Ted Byers, Dentist in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona

To maintain your smile for a lifetime, Dr. Ted Byers, who sees patients in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona, says you need to visit your dentist on a regular basis.  In his own practice, at Flagstaff Dental, he often sees big time lapses in between visits for patients.  These patients can end up with a whole new series of problems that could have been prevented had they seen their dentist on a more regular basis.

Dr. Byers suggests asking your own dentist for their recommendation on frequency of visits.  He says that the best maintained smiles are the ones monitored by a dental team as well as the patient at home.  If something pops us at home, don't feel guilty or ashamed if you haven't been seen in a while.  "A good dentist will be happy to see you and get you back on track," he says.

Dr. Ted Byers is a dentist in Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona with Flagstaff Dental.  He is also a leading dental expert with the Arizona Dental Directory, part of the Dentist News Network.