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

DENTAL EMERGENCY
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What Is Fluoride & How Does It Help Prevent Cavities?

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What Is Fluoride & How Does It Help Prevent Cavities?

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If you know even a small amount of information about dental care, you have likely heard of fluoride. You can find this substance in your toothpaste and you might have heard that some water supplies also contain it. What exactly does fluoride do? Find out more about how fluoride prevents the creation of tooth decay and cavities.

What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that you can usually find in water, as well as certain food and in fluorite. More specifically, fluoride is an ion that is reduced from fluorine, one of the most common elements on Earth. Fluoride is primarily known for how it prevents tooth decay that leads to cavities. It can prevent such conditions by three different methods.    

Fluoride Remineralizes Teeth

Tooth decay usually occurs when acidic bacteria in plaque destroy the outer layer of the teeth called the enamel. This loss in minerals weakens teeth to the point where it can cause cavities. A good application of fluoride replenishes the mineral levels in teeth, a process known as remineralization. Fluoride not only brings minerals back to the tooth layer but also attracts other minerals such as calcium, which improves the remineralization process.

Protects From Demineralization

In addition to undoing the effects from demineralization, fluoride also provides stronger protection against future demineralization attempts. Specifically, fluoride’s remineralization process leads to the creation of a tooth material that manages to stay even more resistant to acidic bacteria than the other typical mineral components found in teeth.

Has Antibacterial Properties

Not only can fluoride restore mineral levels to the teeth and provide stronger protection against the acid that bacteria produce, but it can also combat the bacteria that cause the condition in the first place. Fluoride can specifically inhibit bacterial enzymes. These enzymes are necessary for bacteria to consume sugars, which is the main form of nutrition for the bacteria. Fluoride is available in both regular over-the-counter and prescription products.

Using Fluoride

How to use fluoride to keep your teeth strong against decay:

  • Use toothpaste with an ADA-approved amount of fluoride
  • Let toothpaste linger instead of immediately washing it
  • Talk to your dentist about other fluoridated products such as mouth rinses
  • See your dentist or hygienist regularly for cleanings and in-office fluoride treatments

Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that helps you maintain your teeth free from decay and cavities.

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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.

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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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