Sabino Hills Family Dentistry
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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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Smoking and Gum Disease: What’s the Connection?

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If you’re still a smoker, no one needs to tell you how bad it is for your health. Smokers have higher rates of throat cancer, lung cancer, and COPD to name a few of the risks associated with the habit.

So, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, but smoking also adversely impacts your teeth and gums. If and when it does, gum disease treatment in Tucson, AZ may be necessary.

Smoking and Your Oral Health

As a smoker, you see the obvious effects when you look in the mirror and see dark brown stains on your teeth. But there are numerous other ways it impacts your oral health. Here are ...

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5 Major Connections between Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

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If you have been hearing a lot about gum disease lately, there’s a good reason; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all American adults over 30 have some degree of gum disease. For adults over 65, the rate increases to 70 percent.

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks the gums and supporting structures of your teeth, and without treatment can result in tooth loss. But significant research also shows that gum disease is linked to other inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Periodontal Disease and the Oral-Systemic Link

Your mouth is always full of bacteria, and without proper oral hygiene and regular professional ...

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Study: Researchers Find a Link between Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Can the health of your gums actually impact your general health?

Since the early 1900s, scientists have known that a connection exists between gum disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). But it’s only recently that they have identified the bacterium that is the common factor between the two.

A Common Denominator

A study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine found that the bacterium Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) was present in about half of the 196 RA patients tested. Researchers concluded that Aa appears to be a significant player in the production of antibodies present in patients who are susceptible to RA.

These findings are in line with what we know about gum disease and ...

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Oral Health Consequences of Smoking You Might Not Be Aware Of

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Most of us are aware that tobacco use is terrible for your health, but you may not realize all the way it impacts your oral health.

If you're a smoker, you can see for yourself how the habit affects the appearance of your teeth. Over time, nicotine stains every tooth in your mouth, leaving you with unattractive, noticeable brown stains. 

Smoking and Your Oral Health

But you may not be aware that there are other significant oral health problems created by tobacco use. As your dentist in Tucson, Dr. Michael Allen wants you to be mindful of the toll that smoking can take on your oral health.

Here are a few facts from the ...

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

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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 Mouth

Drinking 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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