Dear valued patients,

At Martin-Taylor Dentistry our #1 priority is your health and safety. Currently, we are available to treat your emergency dental needs. One of the important reasons we are doing so is to reduce the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments, if we were not available. We want to assure you that our office at Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a safe, clean environment to get the necessary treatment. We not only meet all requirements, but we exceed them, for your safety and ours. Delaying treatment of infection or pain can lead to more serious issues that may become more complicated to treat and can compromise your overall health, not just the health of your mouth.

At our office, we are thoroughly screening all calls and patients to maintain a safe environment. Patients are easily able to maintain social distancing. All rooms are wiped down before and after treating patients and the Dentist and the Martin-Taylor Dentistry Team always wear proper gear for their protection and yours.

We take extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all our patients. We adhere to strict medical hygiene policy, including thoroughly disinfecting all common areas and surfaces (bathrooms, lobby and chairs, counters, door handles, etc…).

Our office is clean, safe, and ready to treat any dental emergencies you have during these times and after. Do not hesitate to call us with questions or concerns: (520) 747-9024

Sincerely,
Jeff Martin DDS
William Taylor DDS

What is considered a dental emergency: At Martin-Taylor Dentistry we are experienced in many dental procedures:
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Treating Gum Infections


Dental emergencies, according to the American Dental Association, “are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding [or to] alleviate severe pain or infection.”
  • Tooth pain
  • Gum tissue or third-molar pain.
  • Abscess or infection causing pain or swelling.
  • Broken teeth resulting in pain or causing gum/ cheek/ tongue irritation.
  • Dental or mouth trauma
  • Decayed teeth
  • Broken fillings/ crowns causing pain
  • Suture removal
  • Denture adjustments or repairs

DENTAL EMERGENCY
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Quiz Yourself! How Much Do You Know About Home Dental Care?

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How much do you know about Home Care?

Everyone knows how to take of their teeth, right? Actually many people are unsure about the basic steps of good home dental care. Let’s see how well you do?

1) How often should you brush and floss?

  1. Brush three times a day and floss at least once a day.
  2. Brush once a day, floss only if you feel food between your teeth.
  3. Brush your teeth every other day and floss once a week.

2) What is the optimum amount of time you should spend brushing your teeth?

  1. 4 minutes.
  2. 45 seconds.
  3. 2 minutes.

3) Should you floss before or after brushing?

  1. Before
  2. After
  3. Neither- Only floss when you remember.

4) How often should you replace your toothbrush?

  1. Every week.
  2. Every three months, or if you’ve been sick.
  3. Once a year.

5) What should you do if your gums bleed while brushing or flossing?

  1. Floss less often and use a hard-bristled toothbrush.
  2. Floss more and use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  3. Nothing. It is perfectly normal to have your gums bleed a little.

6) What is a very effective treatment for bad breath?

  1. Use a tongue scraper.
  2. Eat something sweet.
  3. Suck on a lemon.

7) Which statement is most true about proper brushing technique?

  1. Brush as vigorously as you can using a hard-bristled toothbrush.
  2. Use back and forth motions while brushing.
  3. Use soft-bristled toothbrushes, brushing all tooth surfaces with a circular motion.

8) How often should you get your teeth professionally cleaned?

  1. At least every six months, or more often if you have periodontal disease.
  2. Professional cleanings are really only necessary if you have problems.
  3. Once every 2 years.

9) Your hygienist seems to spend an awfully long time scraping tartar off your teeth. What is the most common reason for this condition?

  1. You can’t help it; it’s genetic.
  2. You’re not flossing enough.
  3. You are not eating enough meat..

10) A water pic ….?

  1. is a tool only a dentist is allowed to use to clean your teeth.
  2. can totally replace flossing
  3. is a good tool to use at home in conjunction with brushing and flossing.

OK! Let’s see how you did!

1) How often should you brush and floss?

  1.  Best practice is to brush three times a day, and floss at least once a day.

2) What is the optimum amount of time you should spend brushing your teeth?

  1.  2 minutes. It’s longer than you think! Time yourself and be sure to brush every tooth surface.

3) Should you floss before or after brushing?

  1. Floss before you brush, and be sure to floss at least once a day.

4) How often should you replace your toothbrush?

  1. Every three months, or if you’ve been sick. Also, always choose soft bristled brushes. Electric toothbrushes are a terrific option.

5) What should you do if your gums bleed while brushing or flossing?

  1. Floss more and use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Bleeding gums are never okay. It’s often a sign of gingivitis or worse, periodontal disease. It can also mean you are brushing too aggressively.  Along with flossing and brushing at home, make an appointment to see your dentist as you most likely need a professional cleaning as well.

6) What is a very effective treatment for bad breath?

  1. Use a tongue scraper. Sweets give you bad breath! And lemons, along with other high acidity foods, can eat away at your tooth enamel.

7) Which statement is most true about proper brushing technique?

  1. Use soft-bristled toothbrushes, brushing all tooth surfaces with a circular motion.

8) How often should you get your teeth professionally cleaned?

  1. At least every six months, or more often if you have periodontal disease.

9) Your hygienist seems to spend an awfully long time scraping tartar off your teeth. What is a common reason for this condition?

  1. You’re not flossing enough.

10) A water pic ….?

  1. is a good tool to use at home in conjunction with brushing and flossing.  It’s especially helpful  for those folks who have trouble reaching parts of their mouth with floss, but it should not totally replace flossing.

Good home dental care can really make all the difference in your oral health. However, even with the best home care, everyone still needs to have their teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year as there are some tooth surfaces under the gums that only a hygienist with special tools can reach.

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Martin Taylor Dentistry

Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Will Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Will Taylor. Highly skilled and experienced, they provide emergency, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, children’s, and implant dentistry services.

Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
Both are licensed and skilled in sedation dentistry, so you can be as comfortable as possible.

Together with their excellent team, Martin-Taylor Dentistry will take great care of you.

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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

Alice L.

Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

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Rosemary B. 3 months ago