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What Are Dental X-Rays?

Dental X-rays are important diagnostic tools used to help your dentist determine an accurate status of your oral health.

Sep 5th, 2018
Bonding Vs. Veneers?

Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry procedures used to improve your smile by changing the size, shape, or color of your teeth.

Sep 3rd, 2018
Dental Savings Plan vs. Dental Insurance

If you don’t have dental insurance, or you do but you’re frustrated with what treatments, or lack thereof, are covered by your insurance plan, don’t fret. Here at Scottsdale Dental Excellence, we have a Dental Savings Plan that provides you with significan

Sep 2nd, 2018
What is Gingivitis?

You’ve probably heard this buzzword used at the dentist office before, but do you really know what gingivitis is? A common and mild form of gum disease, gingivitis is an infection in the gingiva, which is the layer of gums around the base of your teeth.

Aug 9th, 2018
The Best Toothbrushes For Gum Health

Do you give much thought to that toothbrush near your bathroom sink? Because a toothbrush also acts as a gum brush, it is important to consider its brushing capabilities for both, when choosing a brush that’s best for your complete oral health.

Jul 17th, 2018
To Floss, or Not to Floss?

Do you floss religiously—for the week prior to your yearly dentist appointment? Or are you a faithful flosser with a daily habit? Maybe you just brush your teeth and skip the flossing altogether.

Jul 15th, 2018
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life

It’s no secret that smiling makes us feel good. In fact, science shows us that when we smile, a powerful chemical reaction occurs in the brain that lifts your mood and makes you feel happier.

Jun 28th, 2018
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?

Your smile is a powerful thing. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, smiling not only boosts your immune system, but it can add an average of seven years to your lifespan!

Jun 23rd, 2018
Cosmetic Dentistry in North Scottsdale, AZ

What is the first thing people notice when meeting someone new? According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, 37 percent of Americans notice first— you guessed it—a person’s smile.

Jun 22nd, 2018
What is Bruxism, and Do You Have it?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 8% of adults have this, and more than a third of parents have reported symptoms in their children. So… what is it? It’s teeth grinding.

Jun 14th, 2018
5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

So, you’ve been thinking about getting dental implants. But you can’t decide if they’re right for you. Maybe you want them for cosmetic purposes, or maybe it’s time to restore that missing tooth.

Jun 11th, 2018
TMJ Therapy by Your Dentist in Scottsdale AZ

TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint syndrome, sometimes called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD) is a disorder that includes pain in the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.

Jun 7th, 2018
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its Effects

It’s estimated that 1 in 5 adults have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and 85% of those people have never been diagnosed, and don’t even know that they have a serious medical condition!

May 4th, 2018
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Welcome to the Scottsdale Dental Excellence blog!

Apr 24th, 2018