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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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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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women checking her gums | Gum Health 101

Gum Health 101: Everything You need to Know to Keep your Gums Healthy

Did you know that September is National Gum Care Month? The purpose of this occasion is to bring attention to the risks and potential harms of gum disease and raise awareness on how to better care for your gums. We, at Dr. Rick Dentistry, look forward to helping you enjoy healthy gums for a lifetime!…

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Back to School

Back to School Means a Visit to the Dentist

It’s that exciting time of the year! It’s back to school time! Time for new haircuts, new backpacks, new school supplies, new school clothes, and best of all, getting ready for a spectacular new adventure! While you are busy preparing for an awesome school year, make sure you make time for your child’s back to…

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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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