Are You A Dental Scaredy Cat? Visit the office of Dr. John A. Porter, DMD and become a dental HAPPY CAT! BEFORE AFTER Special consideration for those patients afraid to go to the dentist. Scaredy Cats don’t need Halcion, Xanax, Prosac, or Lorazepam! What they need is TLC. We are here in this small office to hold your hand. Schedule an AppointmentToday! Contact Information John A. Porter DMD Phone: 480.816.3214 Address: 17100 E. Shea Blvd. # 450 Fountain Hills, AZ… Read More »Scaredy Cat?
Denture Story The Disastrous Beginnings In the nineteenth century, dentures were expensive, and could only be afforded by a fortunate few. In 1851, a “Miracle Rubber” was founded, which was of tremendous value to denture makers. The new rubber was called Vulcanite, and it was used to make the moldings for dentures. The discovery of this new material allowed dentists to drop the price of dentures and, finally, the average person was able to afford a pair. However, this would… Read More »Denture Story
Request Appointment Call Now Taylor Loves Her Job! Taylor, dental assistant at Dr. Porter’s Fountain Hills dental office, talks about how much she loves her job. We pride ourselves on our ability to create a calm, welcoming environment for our patients. That being said, if our staff feels like Taylor does, our patients surely do too! Thanks for the glowing review, Taylor. Contact Information John A. Porter DMD Phone: 480.816.3214 Address: 17100 E. Shea Blvd. # 450 Fountain Hills, AZ… Read More »Taylor Loves Her Job
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a very common malady effecting almost all adults over age 40. In fact other than the common cold it is the world’s most common affliction. And the most common cause of tooth loss. All mouths are “infected” with bacteria, commonly called “plaque”. To control the growth of plaque is why we brush our teeth. But no matter how well we brush our teeth plaque will be left behind. This left behind plaque will harden… Read More »What is Gum Disease?
Why Replace Missing Teeth No one will see it back there! So, why should I replace my missing back teeth? Well, it turns out your dental health is highly correlated with whether or not you make the decision to replace your missing back teeth. When a back tooth is removed it is kind of a “two for one” deal. Teeth that touch together, when you shut your mouth to chew, are “biting partners.” Like many partnerships, the loss of one… Read More »Missing Back Teeth
Root Canal! The very word “Root Canal” is enough to strike terror into the heart of an otherwise compliant dental patient. So what are root canals and why are they often feared? Figure 1 shows the anatomy of a tooth with enamel (the white external part of a tooth) and dentin (the yellow part of the tooth under the enamel) and blood vessels and nerves (pulp) inside the tooth. For a variety of reasons the pulp can become inflamed or… Read More »Root Canal!