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4 Dangers of Mail-In Aligners

February 11, 2023

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Clear aligners in palm of handOrthodontics can be expensive, which has led many people to look for alternatives to fix their bite and alignment. Mail-order aligners seem like the perfect solution because they cost less and you don’t even have to leave your home to achieve a straight smile. While you’ve probably seen amazing before and after pictures online, they don’t show the serious complications that can occur. You’re not just cutting out the middleman if you don’t see a dentist for clear aligners. Here are 4 little-known risks of mail-in aligners.


5 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2022

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Stockings hung by fireplaceYour tree is decorated and stockings are hung, which means you’re searching for the perfect gifts and goodies for your child. However, you don’t want the holidays to come back to haunt their smile. You can support their dental health with 5 awesome stocking stuffers for children in Goodyear.


Why the Dentist Shouldn’t Scare You this Halloween

October 29, 2022

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Smiling pumpkin with braces.

Around Halloween, everyone becomes a little more conscious of their oral health. If you’re chewing your way through a piece of caramel candy so packed with sugar it makes your teeth ache, it’s very reasonable to think: “Man, I haven’t been to the dentist in a while.”

People avoid the dentist for plenty of reasons, and the most common is dental fear. It’s understandable to be nervous, but you really shouldn’t let that stop you from getting preventive oral care. Your teeth are important, and you’ll do yourself a favor by taking care of them. Here’s why you shouldn’t let dental anxiety stop you from getting a routine check-up, and a few tips to make going to the dentist a bit easier.


Dental Bridges & Their Lifespan

September 15, 2022

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3D illustration of a dental bridge

When it comes to tooth replacements, dentists have various treatments handy. Dental implants are great when you only need a few teeth replaced. Alternately, you might need dentures to replace a row of pearly whites. If you’re somewhere in between, though, your best bet is a dental bridge. This prosthetic can replace three or more adjacent teeth! However, you’ll want to know the dental bridge lifespan before you commit. Well, your Goodyear dentist has you covered. Read on to learn what dental bridges are, how long they last, and how to extend their lifespan.


3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Root Canal

August 14, 2022

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Dentist telling a patient she needs a root canal

While no one wants to hear that they need to have a root canal performed, the reality is dentists do not recommend this treatment lightly. If you’re told you need this procedure to address your tooth pain, you may feel inclined to say, “no thanks” and assume your tooth will get better on its own. However, there are many reasons why going through with your root canal is essential, both in the short- and long-term. Read on to learn why from a dentist that performs them regularly.


4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

April 19, 2022

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person on summer vacation smiling on a beach

Every summer, people all flock to beaches, mountains, amusement parks, and other vacation destinations for a change of scenery and to take a break from their day-to-day. Though going on summer vacation is a fun and memorable way to spend the season, it’s important to make sure your oral health is in order before you head out. Read on to learn four reasons why seeing your dentist before you go on vacation is the right move for your smile.


It’s Time to Give Your Smile a Spring Cleaning!

March 26, 2022

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Toothbrush in holder

Winter has now come to an end, meaning that we’re just getting started with some more pleasant weather. This is also the time of year that we clear out all that clutter that accumulated over the chillier months. But have you thought about how you’ll be incorporating your teeth into spring cleaning? Continue reading to learn some tips to help you freshen up your smile as you’re tidying up this spring.


5 Ways to Prevent Cavities with a Sweet Tooth

February 9, 2022

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person eating ice cream and other sweets

Are you a fan of cookies, cake, and candy? As tasty as these things may be, they can do a lot of damage to your smile. When you eat foods and drink beverages that contain sugar, harmful oral bacteria feeds on it and releases acids that attack your enamel. This raises your chances of developing tooth decay. Cutting back on sugar is a great way to lower your chances of cavities, but it can be easier said than done. So that you can keep your smile healthy and strong, here are five tips that will help people with a sweet tooth prevent cavities.