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Root Canal: Why You Need One and What to Expect

Has your dentist recently informed you that you need a root canal? Don’t worry you are not alone. According to Colgate, root canals save about 24 million teeth from decay every year! There is no need to worry about this common procedure, which can help save and protect your tooth. Below is an overview of […]


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The Benefits of Clear Orthodontics for Adults

You may think that braces are only meant for children or teenagers, but today more and more adults are correcting their bites and perfecting their smiles with clear orthodontics. Clear orthodontics are a popular choice among adult patients who are looking for a discreet and comfortable way to correct their smiles. Below we’ll review the […]


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The Links Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

Gum disease and diabetes are two common ailments. According to the CDC, about half of U.S. adults suffer from periodontal disease.  Similarly, about 35% of U.S adults over age 20 have prediabetes, a condition that increases their risk of type 2 diabetes. There is a growing interest in the medical and dental communities in the […]


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Tucson Student-Athletes: Show Off Your Team Colors With Custom Sports Guards

Sports mouth guards may not be the most exciting piece of equipment to don before the big game, but they are very important. High impact sports, and even those less obviously physical can result in a multitude of injuries. Believe it or not sports guards protect against a variety of trauma. Under Armour mouth guards […]


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You’re Not a Shark, So Go to the Dentist!

There are many fascinating facts that you may not know about shark teeth. These magnificent creatures have quite a different dental structure than humans do, and some of the facts about their teeth are nothing short of remarkable! 1. If a shark loses a tooth, it can be replaced within one day of losing it. […]


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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Treatment

Do you ever experience sharp pains in your teeth when eating or drinking certain foods or even breathing in cold air? You may be experiencing symptoms of tooth sensitivity or dentin hypersensitivity. Below we’ll review the causes and treatments for sensitive teeth: Exposed Roots The most basic cause of tooth sensitivity is when your root […]


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Keep Your Smile Looking Great With These Oral Health Links

We hope you’ve enjoyed our recent articles on maintaining a youthful smile and preventing tooth sensitivity. To read more about these dental health topics, visit the websites below. For expert dental care in Tucson, contact John Carson DDS by calling (520) 514-7203. What happens to our smiles as we age? Find out with this WebMD […]


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How to Freshen Bad Breath

This video explains common causes for bad breath and tips for maintaining fresher breath. People most commonly experience bad breath upon waking up in the morning. Morning breath is so common because saliva production decreases while you are asleep, allowing bacteria to build up in the mouth. The excess bacteria can give off a foul […]


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Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Aging Gracefully

Cracked, missing, and stained teeth are some of the most common signs of an aging smile. Years of everyday use through eating and drinking, and habits such as drinking coffee and red wine or smoking, will stain teeth and eat away at your enamel. Without proper dental hygiene and regular checkups, many seniors experience increased […]


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How Stress Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

While stress is a normal part of life, it can be harmful to your health and your appearance. Not only does frequent stress lead to heart disease, wrinkles, and muscle tension, but it also causes a number of oral health issues. Here is a quick look at just a few of the potential oral health […]


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Take Better Care Of Your Smile With These Educational Links

If you have enjoyed reading about kids’ dental health and better habits for your teeth and gums, read through the articles below. To schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or restorative treatment, call Dr. John Carson, DDS at (520) 514-7203. This fun experiment from Crest.com will help you educate your child about […]


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Tips for Detecting Gum Disease

Did you know that half of all Americans suffer from some type of gum disease? Most people with gum disease have early stage periodontitis, which is known more commonly as gingivitis. At this stage, gum disease can be treated with healthier habits at home like better brushing and daily flossing. As this video explains, the […]


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3 Healthy Dental Habits for Kids

When you set a foundation of positive habits for oral care early in life, your child will have stronger, healthier teeth for years to come. Kids can be stubborn when it comes to proper brushing and flossing, though, so you may need to employ some creative strategies to establish these beneficial habits. 1. Avoid sugary […]


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Root Canal Myths Busted

Root canal therapy is a highly common restorative dental treatment that has gained a bad reputation among patients, causing many people to avoid the care they need for a comfortable, healthy smile. In the past, root canal therapy was fairly unpleasant for patients, but years of advancing technology and shifting priorities emphasizing patient comfort in […]


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Learn More About Your Oral Health At These Sites

Are you in need of restorative dental care to get your smile back in good health? If so, you can find some helpful facts in the articles below before scheduling a consultation with Dr. John Carson, DDS. For appointments at our Tucson dental practice, call (520) 514-7203 or visit our website. Understand what you can […]


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Whitening and Brushing Are Not the Same

When you whiten your teeth, you will see a brighter, more pleasing shade when you smile and show off your pearly whites. However, just because your teeth are whiter, it does not mean that you can slack off on your oral hygiene routine at home. As this video from the American Dental Association explains, tooth […]


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Dental Implant FAQs

Modern dental restorations are designed to function like the natural teeth do, and no other treatment has had as much success in this challenge as dental implants. If you are considering dental implants to replace missing or extracted teeth in your smile, review these FAQs to start learning about the details of treatment. How are […]


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Congrats to Dr. Carson on his latest award!

We are very excited about this recent award from topDentists.  Congrats Dr. Carson!!!


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Additional Resources for Your Smile

For More On Taking Care Of Your Smile, Visit These Sites Following a good oral care routine at home and seeing a dentist for regularly scheduled check-ups and cleanings is a great way to ensure healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. Dr. John Carson, DDS, is happy to help patients improve their oral health […]


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Discover the Benefits of Fluoride Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) praised community water fluoridation programs as being one of the most remarkable health achievements in the modern era? Fluoride offers incredible benefits for your oral health; it remineralizes teeth to strengthen them. By reinforcing your tooth enamel, fluoride […]


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Oral Care for Expectant Mothers

As an expectant mother, oral care is even more important for you than ever before. You likely already know that what you eat and drink affects your baby’s health. But did you know that oral health problems, such as gum disease, can also affect your developing baby? Talk to a dentist about caring for your […]


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Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Smile

There are many foods that have beneficial effects on your teeth, including those that are rich in calcium. Unfortunately, plenty of foods and beverages have detrimental effects on your oral health. During your next dentist visit, ask your dentist about simple ways to modify your diet to improve your smile. Your dentist will likely advise […]


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Learn More About Our Recent Posts With These Resources

Good dental health is part of maintaining your overall well-being. Browse through the links below to learn more about your oral health and how cosmetic dentistry can benefit you. Call the dental office of John Carson, DDS at (520) 514-7203 to find out how we can help you achieve your healthiest, brightest smile.   Dental […]


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What Is TMD?

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw? Does your jaw click and pop while you’re eating, talking, or simply going about your day? If so, you could have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD. TMD can do more than just leave you with an aching jaw in the morning—it can cause long-lasting pain and […]


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The Importance of Dental Checkups   Having a healthy mouth involves more than just regular brushing and flossing. Regular trips to your dentist are an important part of your oral health. Watch this brief video to learn more.   When you visit your dentist for a checkup, you’ll receive a thorough cleaning with special instruments […]


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Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, talk to your Tucson dentist to find out if dental implants are right for you. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss, and are more comfortable and natural-looking than removable dentures or other cosmetic options. After you receive your dental implants, it is important […]


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Your Smile: Spring 2013

Download the latest “Your Smile” newsletter.  Click on the newsletter below to download the PDF.


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For More On Oral Cancer And Cosmetic Dentistry, View These Resources

Your oral health requires ongoing care from your trusted dentist who can provide you with cleanings, oral cancer screening, and cosmetic procedures. To set the foundation for positive experiences during your dental visits, schedule your next checkup with Dr. John Carson, DDS. You can make an appointment at our Tucson practice today by calling (520) […]


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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Regular checkups at the dentist’s office are important to your health because they ensure that your smile is not sustaining any damage from gum disease, tooth decay, and other common oral health problems. These exams are also important for your whole-body health, because they include oral cancer screening, which can play a significant role in […]


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Learn More About Dental Sealants

Cavities are often thought of as a problem that only affects children, but adults are vulnerable to cavities as well. Even with a complete oral care routine, you may be at risk for cavities that could cause pain in your smile. As you will learn in this video, dental sealants are one option to help […]


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