4 Tips for a Healthy, Happy, Summertime Smile

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Summer is finally here! Time for vacations at the beach, swim parties, outdoor sports, camping in the mountains, tubing in the Salt River, and entertaining visitors. And of course, it’s time to enjoy all the fun summer treats like ice cream and snow cones, lemonade, strawberry shortcake, watermelon and corn on the cob – foods that stick to the teeth and have lots of sugar in them, creating the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and the start of tooth decay ...

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Invisalign Teen® —  the “invisible” braces for your tween/teen

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Today’s tweens and teens enjoy busy lifestyles and want to enjoy this important time of their lives without the inconvenience, discomfort and look of metal braces. The good news? Wearing braces today can be a much happier experience for tweens and teens in Central Phoenix with Invisalign Teen® clear plastic aligners.

Why choose Invisalign Teen ...

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Not Your Mother’s Toothbrush – Choosing the Right Option for You

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When it comes to dental health, your toothbrush is the first line of defense against cavities and gum disease. Choosing the right toothbrush can mean the difference between a healthy mouth and myriad dental problems.

Bristles, heads, and handles, oh my!

Soft bristles, hard bristles, flat bristles, angled bristles. Round heads, diamond heads, oscillating heads. Non-slip handles, curved handles, straight handles. Manual, electric, battery-operated. These days, buying a toothbrush is no simple endeavor! There’s a lot more to choosing a toothbrush today ...

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How are Regular Dental Cleanings and Baseball’s Spring Training Alike?

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Spring training time is here again! The Cactus League teams – including our Arizona Diamondbacks – have returned to Phoenix ballparks, getting warmed up for the coming season. Spring training gives players a chance to get back in top shape. They don’t just train on their own and show up for the first regular season game expecting to be the best they can be. They come to work with professional trainers who have the equipment, experience and skills ...

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A Day to Remember Toothaches?

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Toothaches have been a terrible part of human life for thousands of years. So who would want to celebrate a National Toothache Day? Observed on February 9 every year, the origin of this day is not clearly known. But honestly, should there be a day to celebrate toothaches?

Teeth can be “good news, bad news.” The good news: teeth enable us to eat fruit, vegetables, burgers, pizza and chocolate. Our teeth make enjoying food possible every day. The bad news: teeth ...

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This Year, Take Care of Your Mouth & You’ll Contribute to a Healthy Body, Too!

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Weight loss, quit smoking, and take better care of yourself – those are great resolutions for the New Year. About 146 million Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year to improve their lives. Dr. Rick at Central Phoenix Smiles suggests a New Year’s resolution that will benefit you for a lifetime: make daily good oral health a habit.

 

Your mouth, teeth and gums are all great features that rely on maintaining good oral health. And you use them all every waking ...

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Brighten Up Your Smile for the Holidays

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central-phoenix-smiles-in-phoenix-az-woman-with-red-lips-smilingDecember is a nonstop month — parties, family get-togethers, photos. And leading the way into every event is your smile! Many people want to brighten their smiles now by whitening their teeth. The two main choices? DIY at-home, or in-office professional teeth whitening. Consider the pros and cons before deciding the best option for you.

Why do teeth become discolored?

One or several teeth ...

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Fix Tooth Color or Structure Problems with Bonding or Veneers?

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Most people in are familiar with fillings or crowns as treatments for tooth decay and invisible braces for straightening teeth. thumbs-upBut many are unaware of the options available for treating structural and color problems such as:

  • Stained and discolored teeth
  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Wider or incorrect gaps between teeth
  • Crooked, overlapped and misshapen teeth
  • Eroded teeth
  • Exposed roots from gum recession

Bonding vs. Veneers

Bonding involves placing a ...

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Is a Dental Bridge or a Root Canal the Best Option?

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When a tooth becomes compromised – cracked or diseased – you need to take action to avoid pain and more serious problems.

Common symptoms to tell Central Phoenix dentists about
Fairly common is the situation where the pulp of a tooth becomes infected. You may experience symptoms such as:
• prolonged tooth sensitivity to heat or cold
• noticeable pain or discomfort of teeth to touch and chewing
• swelling in areas of the mouth, jaw or face

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When Dental Implants Are Needed

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Dental implants are recognized by the American Dental Association as one of the most important advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. They have become the standard of care for restoring missing or damaged teeth, giving you the fit and function of a regular tooth, retaining the natural shape of your face and protecting the bone from deterioration.

Why use a dental implant

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