Sabino Hills Family Dentistry
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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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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

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If you want to refresh a dull, discolored smile, teeth whitening is the way to go! And in the hands of a professional, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. Over-the-counter whiteners used as directed are also safe, although they won’t produce the dramatic results professional treatment does. Unfortunately, OTC whiteners have the potential for misuse that can damage your teeth.

Which is Safer – Carbamide or Hydrogen Peroxide?

Research over the years shows that, when used in low concentration, the peroxide in whiteners are safe to use as prescribed. The concentrations most commonly used by dentists is 35 percent hydrogen peroxide for in-office treatment and 10 percent carbamide peroxide for at-home whitening.

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How Does CEREC Technology Work?

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Your dentist just told you that you should get a crown on that broken tooth, but you have too much on your calendar to find time for two or three visits and waiting for a lab to create the restoration.

But you have more than one option for getting the restoration you need to protect your oral health. Today, CEREC crowns in Tucson, AZ makes it possible to have the entire process completed in just one visit.

What Makes CEREC Crowns Unique?

A traditional lab-fabricated crown involves two or more visits to your dentist’s office. First, the tooth is prepared to accommodate the crown. Next, impressions of your tooth are taken using ...

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New Hires and Office Giveaways!

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I’m sure some of you have noticed some amazing new faces around here! Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of excitement around our office. We have added THREE brand new staff members to the team! Vanessa and Erin joined us in July and you will see their beautiful friendly faces at our front desk. Sheila is our newest staff member and you will find her working alongside Dr. Allen as one of his dental assistants.

Monthly Giveaways

Along with new staff members, we also have started monthly giveaways!! It is a way to keep things fun and give back to our amazing patients! In August, one of our ...

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What are Some Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

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If you haven’t been in a dental practice recently, you may be surprised by some of the advancements. Dentists today are increasingly using technology that streamlines procedures, increases your comfort, and delivers better, more predictable long-term outcomes.

One example of technology that improves your all-around experience is laser dentistry. These are the same type of lasers that have been used for decades in medical procedures.

Since laser dentistry in Tucson, AZ is not invasive, today your dentist can perform certain procedures more efficiently and with fast recovery times and minimal bleeding. Some laser dental procedures are: 

Treat Periodontal Disease

Traditional “cut and stitch” gum surgery can be painful and includes a long recovery ...

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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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