How to Help Your Child Avoid a Scary Smile this Halloween

Tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues can make your child’s smile very scary, and the candy your child will receive this Halloween might just cause those issues! So, to help you help your child maintain a strong oral health in Mesa, Arizona, this Halloween, our Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen team recommends that you do the... read more »

Are Pacifiers bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

Have you ever heard that using a pacifier is a bad thing? Have you ever been told that using a pacifier could actually damage your little one’s teeth? While this is partially true, giving your child a pacifier while they’re young won’t hurt their teeth. However, it may be important for you help your child stop using a pacifier after... read more »

Are Your Gums in Tip-Top Shape?

To enjoy a healthy body, you know to engage in a healthy lifestyle, such as exercising and following a healthy diet. But did you know that the health of your gums can affect your overall health? In fact, keeping your gums healthy is an important part of protecting the health of your body. Fortunately, there are several things you can... read more »

A Dental Implant Is an Effective Method for Replacing a Lost Molar

At the dental practice of Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen in Mesa, Arizona, we are happy to provide dental implants for our patients with missing teeth. In many cases a bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth. However, a bridge needs to be mounted on two surrounding teeth. If you’ve lost your last molar there will not... read more »