Age and Dental Health

As you grow older your teeth, gums and mouth also age. Here is how aging is related to oral health and how you can keep a healthy smile. Acid Erosion Like any machine, the more wear and tear you put on your body the less effectively it works! The biggest factor affecting the decay of… Read more

The Dentist Goodyear Trusts for Dental Education: Diabetes

Canyon Trails has become the dentist Goodyear trusts thanks to invaluable oral education. Most recently we’re hoping to educate our valued patients on how disease like diabetes affects their oral health. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’ll need to Diabetes is characterized as a chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to process sugar…. Read more

Healthy Summer Snacks for The Whole Family

With temperatures reaching all-time highs here in the valley, there’s no denying that the Arizona summer is in full swing. As tempting as it might be to cool off with an ice cream cone or some other sugary sweets, it’s always a good idea to stay on the healthier side of things! That’s why we’ve… Read more

Is Natural Toothpaste Better?

Is natural toothpaste any better than traditional? Looking at the ingredients listed on the back of the average toothpaste tube is enough to make your head spin – are we really putting all these chemicals into our mouth on a regular basis. Perhaps this explains why more people are opting for a more natural alternative…. Read more

Things to Smile about during an Arizona Summer

It’s July in the Valley of the Sun and that means that we are in the dead of summer. Temperatures are rising about the 110 degree mark and the air conditioning bill is rising ever-higher. While these aspects of an Arizona summer may bring a frown to your face there is plenty to smile about… Read more

Mona Lisa’s Curious Smile

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is one of the most famous and recognizable pieces of art in human history. But what makes that Mona Lisa smile so special? One of the most mysterious things about Mona Lisa’s curious smile is the way it is interpreted differently by so many different people. Her “flickering smile,” as… Read more

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Arizona

1. It never rains Although there are roughly–oh…296 days of sunshine in Phoenix each year, we do get our fair share of monsoon showers and sometimes a little hail or snow in the winters! You won’t be shoveling off your driveway though, unless you live up north near Prescott or Flagstaff, as our average winter… Read more

Why Visiting the Dentist is Awesome

Visiting the dentist may not be on the top of your list of fun activities but coming in to the office twice a year has a whole host of benefits. Here’s why visiting the dentist is awesome! It Keeps You Healthy It’s a myth that you should only visit the dentist when you have a… Read more

5 Myths About Gum Disease

One of the most important aspects about having a healthy mouth is proper gum care. After all, our gums house our teeth and without taking good care of them, our teeth would begin to rot and fall out. Unfortunately, there are loads of rumors people hear from either a friend or family member, or maybe… Read more

Why Kids Hate the Dentist and How to Fix It

Hate is a harsh word, but how else might you describe your child’s tumultuous relationship with the dental chair? When that dreaded appointment rolls around, suddenly it’s a waterfall of tears coupled with heavy feet. Why does this happen and how in the world do you fix it? (Hint: bribery goes a long way!) The… Read more