Worst Junk Food for Your Teeth

Did you know that July 21st is National Junk Food Day? Many people celebrate this day by consuming their favorite junk food without considering the toll it takes on their teeth. You may want to steer away from certain foods that are extremely harmful to your teeth, or maybe just limit yourself to small amounts…

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Braces Evolution: From Metal to Clear

Did you know that orthodontic treatments have been around since ancient times? According to the American Association of Orthodontists, archaeologists have discovered ancient mummies with crude metal bands wrapped around individual teeth. Today, modern braces have taken orthodontic care to a whole new level. With invisible aligners, you can get the straight teeth you want…

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Your Career

You may not realize how your smile can have a direct impact on the success of your career. With today’s advances in cosmetic dentistry, you can now enjoy the smile of your dreams. Not only will you look your best, but you’ll also have the confidence to shine in an interview or to nail an…

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5 Things You Should Know About Porcelain Veneers

If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, you may have some questions. Dr. Rick is an experienced dentist who skillfully customizes smiles for every one of his patients. Following are five things you should know about porcelain veneers to help you decide about your smile makeover. 1.…

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Sedation Dentistry Options to Help Reduce Anxiety

Does the thought of a trip to your dentist make your entire body tense up with fear and anxiety? You are not alone. Many people have dental phobia and would rather endure the agony of a toothache rather than set foot in a dentist’s office. If you are one of these individuals, sedation dentistry may…

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Botox and Cosmetic Dermal Fillers: Why Choose a Dentist

Does the thought of a trip to your dentist make your entire body tense up with fear and anxiety? You are not alone. Many people have dental phobia and would rather endure the agony of a toothache rather than set foot in a dentist’s office. If you are one of these individuals, sedation dentistry may…

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Teeth Whitening

The Pros and Cons of Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

Want a whiter smile for the holidays? Healthy white teeth can make you look younger and more attractive, but is a do-it-yourself whiter smile worth the risks? Dr. Rick Dentistry in north Scottsdale explains how over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whiteners can brighten your smile, and how to avoid the pain of tooth sensitivity and potential risk of damage…

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Have You Considered Botox for TMJ Relief?

According to the TMJ Association, 35 million people in the United States, the majority of whom are women in their childbearing years, are suffering from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders at any given time. If you have been diagnosed with TMJ, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® treatments to relieve TMJ pain and jaw tension. Dr.…

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Halloween Candy

The Best and Worst Candy for a Hauntingly Fun Halloween Without Cavities

“Trick or Treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat.” Every child wants treats on Halloween! And parents secretly hope their kids don’t notice the Snicker’s Bars and Butterfingers are missing from the trick-or-treat bags! Dr. Rick Dentistry in north Scottsdale exposes the best and worst Halloween candy and how you can protect your kids…

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Today’s Porcelain Crowns: CEREC One-Day vs Traditional Two-Visit

If you have a chipped, broken, severely discolored or decayed tooth, a dental crown may be the best option for restoring and protecting your tooth. Dr. Rick, a North Scottsdale dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry, may recommend using a porcelain crown to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance while: Preserving the functionality of damaged teeth Protecting a cracked…

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