A Clean & Safe Practice

We go above and beyond the ADA and OSHA recommended standards to make our Tucson dental office a clean and safe place for your family. Before your visit, we disinfect all of our equipment in a designated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology. We also thoroughly sanitize each room between patients. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to.

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Dr. Michael Allen

Meet Dr. Michael Allen


Dr. Michael Allen and our dedicated professional team work hard to create a practice that is current with all the latest dental technology and updated procedures. But our basic mission has always remained the same – to provide all members of your family with personalized quality care that exceeds your expectations.For the past five years, Dr. Allen has worked at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales and Rio Rico providing dental care for underserved families in Southern Arizona. He truly loves what he does and brings that positive attitude to work on a daily basis.

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Yes, Orthodontics Are Great for Adults!

Adult Orthodontics Tucson AZ
Many adults who are thinking about orthodontic treatment are mostly interested in improving their appearance. However, you will also be happy to know that even as an adult, straighter teeth improve your overall oral health.Improved Oral HygieneOf course, the easiest way to maintain a healthy smile is with daily brushing and flossing that rids your mouth of food particles and bacteria. But when crooked teeth overlap, it can be a challenge to brush all surfaces of your teeth efficiently, and inadequate cleaning can lead to decay and gum disease. Flossing is also a challenge because getting between crooked or crowded teeth can be difficult.Eliminate a Teeth Grinding HabitChronic teeth grinding ...

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Should I Use an OTC Teeth Whitening Product?

Teeth Whitening Tucson AZ
We all want to look our best, and teeth whitening is a great way to quickly transform the appearance of your smile. Choosing over-the-counter whitening products can be tempting; after all, there is an overwhelming array to choose from, and they all claim to produce dazzling results!But can they really do all they claim to do? Is it worth spending a few dollars to give it a try?The bottom line is that, while an OTC treatment will provide some level of whitening, it is limited by the strength of the peroxide used in the product. Because treatment is not supervised by a professional, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in OTC ...

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The Long-Term Challenges of Missing Teeth

Restorative Dentistry Tucson
Tooth loss is a much more common problem than you might think The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey that showed almost 40 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws.Reduced Self-ConfidenceYour smile is one of the first things others notice about you, and it is unfortunate, but many people will judge you by your appearance. Tooth loss can cause you to feel less confident about yourself and more likely to avoid social situations.Emotional ConsequencesThere is also an emotional component to tooth loss. If you have lost a tooth, you may feel sadness or shame about the condition of your oral health. Some ...

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Not Your Grandparents' Dentures!

Partial Dentures Tucson
Does the idea of wearing dentures make you cringe? It’s understandable because until recently, dentures were pretty much a one-size-fits-all solution with a focus on function, not aesthetics. Fortunately, things have changed dramatically, and today we can design dentures that fit, feel, and look more like natural teeth than ever before.How Satisfied Are Denture Patients?Today’s dentures are superior in every way to dentures made even 20 years ago. But how does that match up with a patient’s expectations for treatment?A recent study was conducted to measure the satisfaction levels of patients who had recently undergone denture therapy. Patients were surveyed to record their expectation level before treatment and their satisfaction ...

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Feeling Under the Weather? Don't Neglect Your Oral Health!

Oral Health Tucson AZ
Nobody likes to think about getting sick, but unfortunately, it’s that time of year and flu season is right around the corner.We understand that when you feel lousy, the last thing you want to hear is a lecture about taking care of your teeth. But we want you to be prepared in case the flu bug finds you, so here are a few simple steps you can take that are pretty painless.Stay Hydrated to Avoid Dry MouthDrinking lots of liquids aren't just good for flu symptoms; it also helps to prevent dry mouth. It’s not just uncomfortable, but dry mouth can also increase your risk for cavities and even periodontal disease. Staying ...

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Don’t Fall for Oral Health Misconceptions

Dental Care Tucson AZ
How much do you believe you know about maintaining good oral health? Many people think they have a good grasp of what they need to do to support a healthy smile. But a recent worldwide survey indicates that a large gap exists between the facts and what people believe to be true.Myth 1: Brush Your Teeth Immediately after Every MealAn average of 50% of individuals surveyed believes that brushing teeth their right after a meal is good for their oral health.However, the truth is that sugars and acid in the foods you eat break down enamel for as long as 20 minutes after eating. Interrupting this process with brushing can ...

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3 Tips Based on the Latest Research in Childhood Cavities

Children's Dentistry Tucson AZ
The connection between cavities and sugar in your child’s diet is well known. Bacteria thrive on sugar and create acid as a byproduct. It is the acid that results from this process that causes cavities.Most tooth decay is blamed on the strain of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. However, a recent study published in Science Daily states that a type of yeast called Candida albicans may also contribute to childhood caries. While the authors of the study are hopeful about a new therapeutic approach to address the action of Candida albicans, it may be a while before it is available to our patients.But the team at our children’s dentistry office ...

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