Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is a painful reaction in one or more teeth, typically triggered when teeth are exposed to hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods and drinks, or cold air. This pain can be sharp, sudden and shoot deep into the nerve endings of your teeth. Apart from a cavity, a cracked tooth, or a missing … Continue Reading »

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

At Jay Lopez, D.D.S., in Tucson, AZ, we know dry mouth can be a chronic and very uncomfortable condition for many people. If you have difficulty chewing, swallowing, tasting or speaking, or have a burning feeling in the mouth, we recommend you call for an examination and Dr. Lopez’s recommendations. And, because dry mouth increases … Continue Reading »

Unusual Tongue Appearance

There are multiple circumstances under which your tongue may look unusual. If you are concerned about the color of your tongue, discomfort, a burning sensation, or loss of taste, call Dr. Jay Lopez, so he can evaluate your health history, assess possible causes, and discuss treatment options that may be available. Papillae (often called “taste … Continue Reading »

Health Origins of Bad Breath (Halitosi)

Most halitosis (bad breath problems) of health origin begin in the mouth. Bad breath of the oral cavity origin often can be traced to a sulfur compound produced by bacteria. Dead and dying bacterial cells release this sulfur compound which gives the breath an unpleasant odor. Bacterial plaque and food debris accumulate on the back … Continue Reading »

8 Reasons to Call Jay Lopez, DDS in Tucson Now

Here are 8 reasons why you should make a dental appointment now at Jay Lopez, DDS in Tucson, AZ. It’s now October 1, 2016, and our schedule is filling up before the holidays. If you have a dental benefits plan, we will work with you to maximize your benefits. Remember—your yearly maximum and yearly deductible … Continue Reading »

Replace Missing Teeth to Improve Oral and Systemic Health

There are multiple reasons to replace missing teeth. At Jay Lopez, DDS in Tucson Arizona, Dr. Lopez encourages patients to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant or traditional bridge as soon as possible. This will do more than repair your smile, it will maintain proper tooth spacing and allow you to properly chew … Continue Reading »

Diabetes and Gum Disease

Dr. Jay Lopez of Tucson, Arizona wants to improve the overall health of his patients by improving their oral health. One of the closest links between oral health and systemic disease is the connection between gum disease and diabetes. This relationship is like a two-way street because diabetes significantly increases your susceptibility to gum disease, … Continue Reading »

Why Did My Tooth Break?

Dr. Jay Lopez, D.D.S., often see patients for the first time when they have an emergency like a broken tooth. We welcome those living in or visiting Tucson to call us if they have an urgent dental need and want the highest quality dentistry and personal service. Dr. Lopez is one of the nation’s most … Continue Reading »

When Should I Change My Electronic Toothbrush Head?

About 40% of us use some kind of power toothbrush. Research had demonstrated sound reasons to do so. Depending on the brush and how it is used, 10 to 49 percent more plaque can be removed than with a manual toothbrush. Here are some recommendations from Jay Lopez, D.D.S., in Tucson, AZ to ensure you … Continue Reading »