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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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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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North Scottsdale Dentist Helps you Conquer Your Fear of Dentists

People from all walks of life experience fears: heights, water, dogs, the dark, spiders, germs … and dentists. Regardless of how or why we develop these fears, today’s amazing technological advances and extensive studies of the psychology of fear are providing solutions to make our fears less paralyzing, and maybe even overcome them. Are you…

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Excess stress: a real pain in the mouth!

Stress is a part of everyday life in today’s world, and most of the time we can deal with it just fine. But when stress goes on too long, your body will start to suffer the consequences. We’ve known for many years about the stress connection to heart disease and cancer, but did you know…

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5 Reasons You’ll Be Glad to Brush Teeth Twice Daily

Most of us learned to brush our teeth when we were young children. Not surprisingly, even 20, 30, 40 years later, we brush our teeth pretty much the same way… which for many of us is probably not the “correct” way. This is one reason the American Dental Association and most dentists recommend brushing twice…

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Can porcelain crowns and veneers stain?

Protecting your dental restorations Cosmetic dentistry can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Damaged and discolored teeth can be covered with porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns, colored to match your natural teeth. Porcelain provides a strong, stain-resistant cover that when cared for properly can give you a beautiful smile for many years. Protecting porcelain crowns and veneers from…

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