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 during these times. We look forward to reopening to a regular schedule as soon as it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime please do not to hesitate to call us with any questions (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

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The Secret to Reversing Tooth Decay

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The Secret to Reversing Tooth Decay

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Reversing Tooth Decay

Fillings, root canals, crowns – these words are all too familiar for many people. Most have at least one of them in their mouth. Tooth decay is the major reason for regular dental care, and many just accept at some time in their life, they’ll need a filling or two. What most don’t realize is there are easy ways to reverse tooth decay in its early stages, preventing the need for dental treatment. In an interview with Dr. Will Taylor, he gives helpful information on reversing tooth decay to enjoy stronger, healthier teeth.

What Is Tooth Decay?

Everyone has bacteria living in their mouth. Dr. Taylor says tooth decay occurs when the bacteria interacts with sugar.

“Every time you’re eating sugary products, the bacteria are eating the sugar, and they’re producing acid. That acid eats away at your teeth. And as the acid eats away your teeth,  the bacteria get deeper into your teeth. The decay is bacteria eating away at your teeth.”

As a result of tooth decay, you get a cavity. Cavities are infections in your tooth, and they must be cleaned out. Dr. Taylor says the interior of the tooth is often “mushy and soft” from the tooth decay. Sugary products like sports drinks and sodas are often causes of tooth decay, as well as sugary desserts and any acidic foods.

Can You Reverse Tooth Decay?

According to Dr. Taylor, tooth decay is reversible, depending on how big the cavity is and how much it’s progressed through the enamel. You can reverse incipient lesions. This is a cavity in the very early stages. Dr. Taylor explains it this way:

“Basically the enamel, the outer shell of the tooth, is demineralized. So it’s kind of…chalky. If you catch that really early and get some fluoride in there, you can remineralize that area and stop the decay.”

Other forms of tooth decay require fillings and really deep ones require root canals and a crown. The worst forms of tooth decay may require extraction. Root canals are necessary, Dr. Taylor says, when bacteria reach the tooth’s nerve. At that point, he says, decay has moved from the outer surface of the tooth to the middle and is compromising the nerve.

How Can You Prevent Tooth Decay?

The steps for preventing or reversing early tooth decay are simple. Dr. Taylor says, “fluoride really is a key component to stopping those early cavities from going further.” As bacteria removes calcium from teeth, creating a porous surface, fluoride takes the place of calcium and repopulates the tooth. Dr. Taylor says fluoride refills the area and is a lot stronger than calcium, too. He recommends using fluoride toothpaste and a fluoride rinse.

Flossing is another easy way to prevent cavities. Flossing is just as important for children, too. Dr. Taylor says if baby teeth have no space between them so they’re touching, cavities can grow there. Flossing is a good practice no matter what age you are.

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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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