Monday, November 24, 2014

Refer A Friend

Dr. Braegger refer a friend program


Refer A Friend when they come in for an appointment, both of you will receive a $50.00 credit as our thanks to you…


Dr. Michael K. Braegger

3327 E. Baseline Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

(480) 497-0226

Refer A Friend

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dentist Dr Braegger

Deep Fried Turkey Day, Wednesday, beginning 10:00 am.


All The Fixins! Dr Braeggers Office join us if you DARE!   The BIG TURKEY is in charge of the Turkeys.

Dr Michael Braegger

3327 E. Baseline Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

(480) 497-0226

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Veterans Day tribute from the air


One of  Dr Braeggers patients Bruce Haffner shot this nice video of the Veterans day fly over.


Micheal K. Braegger

3327 E. Baseline Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

(480) 497-0226

Veterans Day tribute from the air

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wishing all the Veterans a Happy Veterans day, From the office of Dr. Michael Braegger

Michael Braegger Dentist



We here at Dr. Michael Braeggers office understand and appreciate the service and sacrifices our Veterans have had to make for us for our freedom.

Dr. Michael Braegger

3327 E. Baseline Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

(480) 497-0226


Wishing all the Veterans a Happy Veterans day, From the office of Dr. Michael Braegger

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween

The office of Dr. Michael Braegger wants to wish Everyone a Happy Halloween! Enjoy your candy, but don’t forget to take care of your teeth afterwards…

Halloween cavities Happy Halloween :-)

Contact Us to learn  5  tricks to prevent Halloween cavities.

Michael K. Braegger

3327 E. Baseline Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

(480) 497-0226


Happy Halloween

Monday, October 20, 2014

Do not try this at home!

Check out this couple doing at home dentistry. We definitely DO NOT recommend trying this. There are too many risks to list.

Do not try this at home!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nanodiamond-Encrusted Teeth Might Be The Future

UCLA researchers have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewelry could be utilized to enhance bone development and the durability of dental implants.


Nanodiamonds, which are created as byproducts of refining operations and conventional mining, are approximately four to five nanometers in diameter and are shaped like little soccer balls.


Scientists in the UCLA School of Dentistry, the UCLA Department of Bioengineering and Northwestern Univ., along with collaborators at the NanoCarbon Research Institute in Japan, may have found a method to use them to enhance bone development and fight osteonecrosis, a potentially debilitating disorder in which bones break down due to decreased blood flow.

Nanodiamonds in teeth

When osteonecrosis affects the jaw, it might prevent folks from eating and talking; when it happens near joints, it can limit or preclude movement. Bone reduction also occurs next to implants like teeth or prosthetic joints, which leads to the implants rejecting or becoming loose.


Implant failures necessitate additional processes, which may be expensive and painful, and will endanger the function the patient had gained with the implant. These challenges are exacerbated when the disorder appears in the mouth, where there is a limited supply of local bone that could be used to fasten the prosthetic tooth, a key factor for motives that were both aesthetic and practical.


The study, led by Dean Ho, professor of medicine and oral biology and co- manager of the Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology at the UCLA School of Dentistry, appears online in the peer-reviewed Journal of Dental Research.


During bone repair operations, which are normally time consuming and costly, doctors add a sponge through invasive surgery to locally administer proteins that encourage bone development, for example bone morphogenic protein.


Ho’s team found that using nanodiamonds to deliver these proteins has the capacity to be much more effective in relation to the traditional strategies. The research found that nanodiamonds, which are undetectable to the human eye, bind fast to both fibroblast and bone morphogenetic protein growth factor, demonstrating that the proteins could be simultaneously delivered using one vehicle. The unique top layer of the diamonds allows the proteins to be delivered more slowly, that might allow the affected region to be treated to get a longer duration of time. Additionally, the nanodiamonds could be distributed non-invasively, for example by an oral rinse or an injection.


“First studies indicate they are well born, which further increases their possibility in dental and bone repair applications.”


“Because they can be useful for delivering such a wide array of treatments, nanodiamonds possess the capability to affect several other facets of oral, maxillofacial and orthopedic surgery, as well as regenerative medicine.”


Ho’s team formerly showed that nanodiamonds were successful at treating multiple forms of cancer. The group decided to analyze whether nanodiamonds might help treat the bone loss also because osteonecrosis may be a complication of chemotherapy. Results in the new study could open the door with this versatile material to be used to address multiple challenges in regenerative medicine drug delivery along with other areas.


“This discovery serves as a foundation for the future of nanotechnology in dentistry, orthopedics and other domains in medicine,” said No-Hee Park, dean of the School of Dentistry. “Dr. Ho and his team have shown the tremendous possibility of the nanodiamonds toward improving patient care. He is a leader in his area.”


The study was supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, Beckman Coulter and the European Commission.


Michael K Braegger D.M.D.

3327 E Baseline Rd

Gilbert, AZ 85234


(480) 497-0226

Nanodiamond-Encrusted Teeth Might Be The Future

Friday, October 3, 2014

Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke with proper oral hygiene

Can poor oral hygiene cause heart attack and stroke?


Paying attention to health and your dental hygiene — especially your gums — may pay you back with more than a gleaming, healthy, smile and affordable healthcare bills. It could keep your heart healthy also.


Paying attention to health and your dental hygiene — especially your gums — may pay you back with more than a gleaming, healthy, smile and affordable healthcare bills. It could keep your heart healthy also.

Dr. Braegger Dr. Braegger’s dental office can help you maintain proper oral hygiene


Nevertheless, experts stress the key word is may. Periodontists and cardiologists, have long debated the connection between dental health and cardiovascular disease.

“The issue still is not completely resolved”, says Robert Bonow, MD, past president and chief of cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

“It isn’t clear whether gum disease actually has a direct connection to cardiovascular disease,” Bonow says. ” There are threads of evidence, but they are really not yet tied together. If people with poor oral health experience more cardiovascular disease, It does not mean poor oral health leads to it. Individuals with good oral hygiene may just be taking better care of themselves.” Quite simply, individuals who floss and brush their teeth follow other heart-healthy habits and may also exercise regularly.


Gum Disease and Heart Disease: How Could They Be Linked?


“Pros do agree that there are plausible reasons why heart health as well as dental health could be intertwined. For instance, inflammation is a typical issue in both ailments,” Bonow says. “Hardening of the arteries and plaque build up are both inflammatory processes”.

“Gum disease also has an inflammation part”, says Sam Low, DDS, associate dean at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Gingivitis, the beginning phases of gum disease, occurs when bacteria overtake the mouth and gums become inflamed.


What Research Shows About the Heart and Gum Disease


Specialists in cardiology and periodontology lately reviewed more than 120 published medical studies, position papers, and other data on the link between dental hygiene and one’s heart. They developed a consensus report.


The goal was to give health professionals an improved knowledge of the connections between gum disease and heart problems, but much of the info is helpful to consumers, also. These points are made by the report:


  • A review of numerous published studies finds that gum disease is a risk factor for coronary artery disease.

  • Analysis of the large National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that gum disease is an important risk factor for diseases of the blood vessels and the arteries that supply the brain, especially strokes involving insufficient blood or oxygen to the brain. Data from another study of over 50,000 people found that those with fewer teeth and more gum disorder had a higher risk of stroke.

  • Other research found a direct link between clogged arteries in the legs and gum disease.

Contact the office of Dr. Braegger to learn more about minimizing the risks of heart attack and stroke.


Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke with proper oral hygiene

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The best dentist office to treat gum disease in Gilbert AZ

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and many patients do not know they have the disorder because it’s nearly pain free. During each regular checkup, Dr. Braegger will assess for signs of periodontal disease and gums.


Scaling and root planing below the gums

The causes of  gum disease


Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque (a sticky form of bacteria that forms on the teeth). Periodontal disease forms just below the gum line and creates small pockets that separate the teeth and the gums. Periodontal disease has two stages: periodontitis and gingivitis.


  • Gingivitis — This is the early period of gum disease, when the gums become red and swollen, and bleed easily. At this time, the disorder is treatable and can generally be removed by daily brushing and flossing.

  • Periodontitis — If left untreated, gingivitis will advance into periodontitis, and the gums and bone that support the teeth will become critically and irreversibly damaged. Gums infected with periodontitis can cause teeth to become loose, fall out, or have to be removed.


Particular factors can increase a patient’s risk including:


  • Smoking or chewing tobacco

  • Diabetes

  • Certain types of medication like steroids, anti- epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, calcium channel blockers, and oral contraceptives

  • Bridges that no longer fit correctly

  • Twisted teeth

  • Old fillings

  • Pregnancy


Since it is possible to have periodontal disease and not know it, you should check this list of symptoms:


  • Gums that bleed readily

  • Red, swollen, sore gums

  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth

  • Constant bad breath or bad taste

  • Permanent teeth that are loose or seperating

  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

  • Any change in the way teeth fit together when you bite


Treating gum disease


Treatments for gum disease can change according to the severity of each individual case.


  • Non-surgical treatments such as at-home periodontal trays, and scaling and root planing (heavy cleaning)

  • laser gum surgery and Periodontal surgery

  • Dental implants


Routine dental checkups and periodontal examinations are important for maintaining your well-being and the wellbeing of your grin. You can significantly reduce your odds of ever losing teeth and getting gum disease by practicing good oral hygiene at home. Remember clean between your teeth, to brush regularly, eat a balanced diet, and schedule routine dental visits with Dr. Braegger to help keep your smile healthy. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today and see why our patients love us.


Michael K Braegger D.M.D.

3327 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234

(480) 497-0226

The best dentist office to treat gum disease in Gilbert AZ

Tooth Sensitivity advice by Gibert AZ dentist Michael Braegger DMD

Are your teeth sensitive to sweets, foods that are acidic, biting or temperature changes? You likely have sensitive teeth. There are several factors that may lead to teeth that are sensitive. The most common reason for sensitive teeth is the underlying layer called the dentin is exposed. Here are a few of the reasons teeth can become sensitive:
• Dental decay: For those who have dental decay or cavities, the tooth can become sensitive since there is a hole that communicates with the dentin in the exterior. Sensitivity can be caused by even the littlest of cavities in a tooth.
• Over brushing: Remember to use a soft bristle toothbrush or not to brush too aggressively.
• Gum recession: Root surfaces become exposed and this leads to tooth distress.
• Fractured, cracked or broken teeth: They can be sensitive because there"s a direct pathway of impulses to the pulp.
• Tooth grinding or clenching: Clenching or grinding wears down the enamel and uncovers the dentin leading to sensitivity.
• Acidic foods/ beverages or gastric reflux: Acid is certainly one of the most significant factors that triggers tooth sensitivity because it destroys enamel via erosion. Citrus fruits for example oranges, lemons and grapefruits can damage the teeth if eaten frequently. Beverages for example soda or energy drinks are highly acidic. Also, acid reflux can cause damage. People who have bulimia, regular heartburn or anorexia typically have tooth damage because of erosion.

In a healthy tooth, a layer protects the crown, the component above the gum line. Under the gum, a layer called cementum protects the root and under both the enamel and the cementum is dentin.

The good thing is there are treatments for teeth that are sensitive. The kind of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. At the office of Dr. Michael Braegger we will do a thorough evaluation to figure out what has lead to the sensitivity.


Densenitizing toothpaste: The most straightforward of treatments, such a toothpaste contains compounds that help block painful sensations to the nerve in the tooth surface. Sometimes, these toothpastes can require several programs before the sensitivity is reduced. Remember to look for toothpaste. Desensitizing toothpaste helps with alleviating the symptoms rather than repairing the underlying issue.

Floride gel: It is a gel that can be applied in office and can help strengthen the enamel of a tooth and reduce painful sensations. Prescription gel typically has 5 times the amount of floride than routine toothpaste therefore, specific instructions must be followed at home.

Mi paste: Mi paste can help soothe sensitivity while providing nourishing minerals.

An inlay or crown bonding: These can be employed to redress a flaw or decay which is resulting in sensitivity.

Surgical gum grafting: This reduces susceptibility and will protect the root, if gum tissue has been lost from the root.

Root canal: In excessive cases a root canal may be needed to alleviate tooth discomfort.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dentist Gilbert Dr. Braegger

Dental health effects your whole body. Call us now to schedule an appointment at the office of Dr. Michael K Braegger 3327 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234 (480) 497-0226.

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The top cosmetic dentist in Gilbert AZ

The top cosmetic dentist in Gilbert AZ. Contact our office for all of your dentistry needs. Dr. Michael K Braegger D.M.D. 3327 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 497-0226

The best dentist office in Gilbert AZ

Composite fillings

Call the best dentist in Gilbert AZ to get your amalgam fillings change to tooth colored composite fillings.

The best dentist office in Gilbert AZ

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Gilbert Arizona

Call us today to schedule an appointment with the best cosmetic and family dentistry practice in Gibert AZ 480-497-0226.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cosmetic Dentist Gilbert

The office of Dr. Michael Braegger D.M.D. has been serving Gilbert, Arizona and the east Valley since 1989! We provide a complete range of cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry services. Call us today to schedule an appointment with the friendliest Dental office in Gilbert 480-497-0226.