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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Diabetes and Oral Health: How Your Dentist Can Help

Each November, the American Diabetes Association sponsors the National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of the disease and how it can affect patients. To observe this occasion, we are doing our part in helping raise awareness of how diabetes can affect your oral health. What Is Diabetes and What Are the Symptoms Diabetes affects the…

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Pregnancy Affect Oral Health

How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

Pregnancy is a magical time filled with anticipation and many changes in your lifestyle, health, diet and more. Your mouth may also experience changes and may require more attention to maintain its health. We, at Dr. Rick Dentistry, are here to support you during your pregnancy and at any phase in your life to ensure…

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