Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Tim Loving & Dr. Lisa Loving

Dr. Tim Loving (left) and Dr. Lisa Loving (right) of Loving Family Dental in Fountain Hills.

Dr. Tim Loving (left) and Dr. Lisa Loving (right) of Loving Family Dental in Fountain Hills.

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentists Dr. Tim Loving and Dr. Lisa Loving. This husband-and-wife team runs Loving Family Dental in Fountain Hills.

Do you brush and floss as much as you recommend?
Dr. Tim: No, my flossing is not what it should be.
Dr. Lisa: I do!

What is your favorite flavor floss?
Dr. Tim: Mint.
Dr. Lisa: Mint. We’re standbys. Oldies but goodies.

Electric or manual toothbrush?
Dr. Tim: Oh (we use) manual. We’re old school. We do recommend an awful lot of electronic toothbrushes for folks though.

Which celebrity has the best smile?
Dr. Tim: Julia Roberts. She just has a big, toothy grin.
Dr. Lisa: I don’t know. I’d have to look at a People magazine. Let’s go with Brad Pitt. He has a nice smile.

If you could tell patients to stop doing one thing, what would it be?
Dr. Tim: Stop grinding your teeth. You see an awful lot of wear and tear on teeth related to bruxing or grinding and that can be difficult to treat and restore if severe.
Dr. Lisa: I’d tell people not to disregard their acid reflux because of the dangers of the acid erosion to their teeth. I’d encourage them to see their physician for treatment.

What is the best dental advice you’ve ever received?
Dr. Tim: Treat your patients like you’d treat your family.
Dr. Lisa: Ditto. It’s been our philosophy.

What is the best thing about being a Delta Dental dentist?
Dr. Tim: The participation of specialists. It’s easy for us to make referrals to the appropriate specialists without having to worry about if they participate with this insurance or that insurance. Delta Dental is pretty universally accepted.
Dr. Lisa: I like that they offer an individual plan for patients. People get a little panicked sometimes when they pick up a new insurance. It’s nice when they are in a state of panic and losing their insurance and concerned, that that is something Delta Dental can offer them.

National Women’s Health Week is May 12-18. What oral health tips would you give to women?
Dr. Tim: If they’re expecting, make certain to maintain as good of oral health as possible. If they are pregnant and then discover they have dental problems, it can be contraindicated or difficult to treat when they’re pregnant.

Any funny stories from the dental chair?
Dr. Lisa: None that I’d like to share. (laughs)
Dr. Tim: Do we have funny stories? Yes, but I can’t think of any that are appropriate to share.

What is your favorite dental joke?
Dr. Lisa: My favorite dental skit is from the Carol Burnett Show with Tim Conway. [Editor’s note: Watch it at http://youtu.be/Q9T8i4FkNVo.]
Dr. Tim: How many oral surgeons does it take to screw in a light bulb? Just one to hold on to the bulb while the whole world revolves around him. (pauses) I’ll probably never get another oral surgeon as one of my patients after that joke!

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2 Responses to “Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Tim Loving & Dr. Lisa Loving”

  1. charles herman
    04/17/2017 at 8:49 am #

    I saw Dr. Tim Loving when I was in Fountain Hills in March, he examined the tooth in question (No. 9) and advised me to see my dentist back home here regarding appropriate treatment. (I would be leaving town in a few days.)
    I saw my dentist here but was referred to an endodontist here but because of previous experience there I am now looking for another with help from another dentist.
    Could you please send a copy of Dr. Loving’s report and the x-ray taken (which was sent to my dentist but is not a clear copy) to this email address: tcratindds@gmail.com and confirm to me that it has been sent
    Thank you very much but before “closing” I want to say very sincerely that I was most impressed with your entire operation, attention and care — and I’ve been to some 14 or so dentists in 10 or so cities.
    To reply to me, if you need it, my email is chuckherman35@gmail.com.

    • Caroline Jacobson →
      04/19/2017 at 8:48 am #

      Hi there, unfortunately we are not a dentist office, but a dental insurance company. For that information you will have to speak to the dentists office, which you can reach at (480) 836-7600.

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