The Dangers of DIY Dentistry

Some patients attempted do-it-yourself or DIY dentistry on themselves or their loved ones, often with catastrophic results. Financial difficulty or limited access to dental care may drive some people to try self-treatment. Others may be taken with all the commercials they see on TV ads or social media claiming quick fixes for dental problems. Choosing…

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Replacing Veneers: When and Why?

At Dr. Rick Dentistry, we understand that even the slightest flaw in your teeth can detract from the beauty of your smile. That’s why we offer cosmetic dentistry solutions, including dental veneers, which instantly delivering stunning results. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that veneers, just like most restorations, can sustain damage or can…

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Summer Break: The Perfect Time to Visit the Dentist

Now that summer is here, let the fun begin. The weather is beautiful, and the kids are out of school. Time for vacation! During the summer “lazy days,” consider scheduling your family’s visit to the dentist. Following are some of the benefits of taking advantage of the summer break to tend to your oral health.…

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Is Botox the Answer for Jaw Pain?

If you are suffering from a painful jaw condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), you may want to consider Botox. This minimally invasive treatment will relax your muscles, leaving you with incredible relief. Dr. Rick and his outstanding team look forward to helping you enjoy your life to the fullest once again! Why Does…

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How to Clean and Care for Your Invisalign® Retainer

After achieving your straight, beautiful smile with the innovative Invisalign® clear aligners, you’ll need to maintain the position of your teeth using Invisalign® retainers. Taking the time to carefully clean and care for your retainers will help keep them in tip-top shape. Invisalign® Retainers Overview While there are many types of retainers available, most patients…

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Help! My Dental Crown Fell Out! Now What?

While losing a dental crown is uncommon, it can happen, and being informed on what actions to take can help ensure the best treatment outcomes. In the event that your crown falls out, make sure to contact Dr. Rick Dentistry right away for an appointment to restore your tooth and to keep your smile bright…

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Dental Flossing

What’s the Difference Between Waxed and Unwaxed Floss?

Caring for your teeth will help ensure you enjoy a radiant, pearly smile for years to come. In addition to brushing, flossing should be a part of your daily oral hygiene practices. With many choices available including waxed and unwaxed dental floss, you may be wondering which is the best option for you. Benefits of…

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Woman holding an electric toothbrush and a manual toothbrush.

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrush. Which One Is Better?

Brushing your teeth is one of the best preventative measures you can take to keep your mouth healthy. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at removing plaque that causes tooth decay and gum disease. The question is, which one is better for you? Advantages of Manual Toothbrushes…

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How Often Should I Get a Dental Cleaning and Exam?

Even with the most meticulous oral hygiene practices, dental problems can develop. That’s why it’s important to keep up with your routine exams and cleanings. We, at Dr. Rick Dentistry, are committed to providing exceptional preventive care to patients in Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to help you enjoy a clean…

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