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3 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

January 11, 2023

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Picture of carrots

There’s no better feeling than walking out of the dentist’s office after teeth whitening. When you smile at the people you meet, you can feel confident that you’re making a positive impression. It’s such a good feeling that it’ll make you want to keep your teeth white for as long as possible.

Dental hygiene is of course the most important thing in keeping your smile shining, but you can also make changes in your diet that can contribute as well. If you’re wondering, here are a few foods you could incorporate into your diet that could keep your smile white after teeth whitening.


How Do I Floss My Dental Implants?

December 11, 2022

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3-D diagram of a dental implants being flossed

Dental implants can completely change your life. One day, you’re having trouble chewing, covering your mouth when you smile, and being cautious of how you laugh. The next, you’re talking, eating, and speaking more confidently than you have in years. Dental implants will also change the way you floss. If you want to know why, and how, here’s a guide to cleaning in between your teeth when you have dental implants.


How to Tell Whether to Get Veneers or Bonding

November 17, 2022

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A dentist explaining the difference between veneers and bonding

So, you’ve narrowed down the cosmetic dental work you want to two options. You’re now trying to decide between dental bonding and porcelain veneers. Unfortunately, you aren’t sure which one is right for you. Just what is the difference between veneers and bonding? Well, never fear — your Gilbert dentist is here to offer a helping hand. Read on to learn four factors you should consider when choosing porcelain veneers or dental bonding.


3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Won’t Judge You For Your Teeth

November 5, 2022

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A young woman talking to her dentist

Unfortunately, many of the people who are most in need of routine dental care are the least likely to actually get it. People who go a very long time without visiting the dentist naturally wind up with more oral health problems, which for some people can be a source of shame. That drives them away from the dentist, which only makes the problems worse.

If you’re living through this cycle, there’s good news: no matter what condition your teeth are in, a good dentist won’t judge you. If you have trouble believing that, here are a few reasons why that’s the case.


Is IV Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

October 10, 2022

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Closeup of IV dental sedation in Gilbert

Getting routine dental checkups, preventive care, and any dental treatments you may need is essential for maintaining a healthy smile for life. Unfortunately, dental anxiety or discomfort in the dental examination chair causes some patients to put off taking care of their smile, which can cost them in the long run. Fortunately, sedation dentistry options like IV sedation dentistry in Gilbert can help you feel completely at ease while your dental team works on your smile. Read on to learn more about this form of dental sedation and discover if it might be right for you.


Sedation Dentistry: What Does It Feel Like?

September 6, 2022

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person under dental sedation

Millions of people worry about visiting the dentist’s office, often to the point that they forgo regular treatment. Unfortunately, this can spell disaster. But if you’re looking to take control of your uneasy thoughts with the help of sedation dentistry, you may wonder what it will feel like. A dentist explains what you can expect when receiving nitrous oxide, IV sedation, or general anesthesia so you feel better prepared.


Tips to Prepare You for Dental Implant Surgery

August 9, 2022

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Patient at their dentist’s office holding a model of dental implants.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there is one option that stands out among all others: dental implants! These awesome little implants are able to fully restore your lost pearly whites in terms of look, feel, and functionality. But as exciting as this sounds, you might have some initial questions about the procedure and what you need to do to prepare for dental implant surgery. Here are three useful tips to help you ready yourself for the process.


Five Ultra-Useful Tips for Avoiding Dental Emergencies

August 2, 2022

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Woman in pain from a toothache.

Life comes at you pretty fast—and sometimes dental emergencies can occur right out of the blue! But despite their urgency, dental emergencies aren’t something that you should live in constant fear of. In fact, there are actually quite a few things you can do to drastically lower your chance of suffering one. Keep reading as your emergency dentist covers five useful tips you can follow to help you avoid dental emergencies and keep your smile healthy and bright.


5 Tips for Making Your Next Dental Checkup Easier

July 1, 2022

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Man giving a thumb’s up during his dental visit.

When it comes to maintaining a happy and healthy smile, regularly visiting your dentist is key! However, dental visits can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and a bit of a hassle for some patients. If you aren’t feeling too confident about your next dental checkup, don’t worry; here are five tips from your dentist that will help to ensure the visit is as smooth and stress-free as possible.


Nitrous Oxide: What Is It & Who’s A Candidate for It?

June 2, 2022

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Patient at dentist receiving nitrous oxide sedation.

If you’d rather be anywhere else in the world than the dentist’s office, you aren’t alone! In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 75% of Americans experience mild to severe dental-related anxiety. Whether it’s the sound of the drill, the sight of the needles, or previous trauma from a past visit, there are many things that can make you uneasy once you sit down in the dental chair. But fortunately, nitrous oxide sedation is an option that allows you to receive the dental work you need without any of the stress! Keep reading to learn more about this sedation method and what determines a patient’s eligibility.

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