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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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A New Study Shows That Those Closest to Us Can Affect Our Oral Health

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We all have personal social networks made up of friends, family, and acquaintances who influence the information we receive and decisions we make about our oral health.

In 2008, a researcher from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine turned her focus to understanding how social structures impact states of health by surveying residents of Boston public housing.

The Results

The results were published in Science Daily and conclude that these types of personal connections do indeed have a strong influence on how we process health information. Of the 1,000 residents surveyed, it was found that most tend to trust the word of people they know over that of an outsider.

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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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3 Ways Orthodontic Treatment Improves Your Health

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If you are an adult who’s thinking about orthodontic treatment, your primary goal is probably a more attractive, symmetrical smile. You may have put off fixing crooked teeth through the years because you didn’t want to go through years of uncomfortable treatment; or, your teeth may have relapsed because you didn’t wear your retainer after previous orthodontic treatment.

Improve Your Smile and Your Oral Health

In either case, your focus is probably on correcting your appearance, so you may be surprised to learn that even short-term adult braces also offer oral health benefits. Here are three examples of the ways orthodontics help maintain good oral health:

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Is a Special Event Coming Up Soon? Consider Teeth Whitening!

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Do you have a milestone life event coming up like a wedding, graduation, or reunion? You have a new outfit and know how you want to wear your hair. But when you look in the mirror, your smile doesn’t quite fit with your polished appearance.

Don’t despair! You may be surprised to learn that a smile brightened by professional teeth whitening treatment is the perfect accessory to any outfit!

As we age, our teeth naturally take on a dull appearance. When you combine the effects of aging with years of enjoying staining foods like coffee, dark tea, red wine, it’s understandable that your smile might lose its youthful brightness.

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I Have a Chip in My Front Tooth! What Are My Options?

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You’re enjoying TV and popcorn with your kids on a Friday night when you accidentally bite down hard on an unpopped kernel. Your tongue finds the rough spot, and your fear is confirmed – you chipped a tooth.

Damaging a tooth in this way can be frustrating because even a small chip can throw off the symmetry of your smile. But don’t spend too much time worrying about your appearance because cosmetic dentistry at our Tucson dental office offers lots of solutions.

Before we explain your options, remember that every person is unique. These are excellent solutions for a chipped tooth, but the one we recommend will take all your needs ...

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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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