Desert Smiles Blog

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

March 05th, 2010

Durathin veneers are a non-prep technique which has been popularized by advertising of Lumineers you may have seen on TV or in print advertising. These are US made and not outsourced to China as much dental laboratory work is these days to cut costs. We will never compromise quality at DesertSmiles. Only 20% of patients have a situation that can be treated entirely with a no-prep technique without seriously compromising results. But we are doing more hybrid cases where as many teeth as possible are left unprepared and those requiring preparation are treated as conservatively as possible. For more information about Lumineers and non-prep alternatives by Glendale cosmetic dentist Dr. Don Wilcox, visit our smile gallery at For the finest in Glendale and Peoria sedation and implant dentistry, or Arizona snoring and sleep apnea treatment visit our Glendale cosmetic office DesertSmiles.

March 05th, 2010

These two pictures do not appear to possibly be the same person. After orthodontics, implants were placed where teeth were missing and porcelain crowns and veneers were placed for a total smile makeover. A laser tissue lift allowed teeth to be a more pleasing length. These are the cases that make being a Phoenix cosmetic dentist like Dr. Wilcox extremely satisfied. For more information about our Glendale implant and dental sedation office visit For the latest in Arizona guided implant surgery by Dr. Wilcox call 602-978-1790.

March 05th, 2010

With neuromuscular dentistry we have the ability to restore a collapsed and worn bite to its physiological position. The results show not only in a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers and crowns, but in facial features with a more youthful looking appearance from restoring muscles to their proper function. See more life changing results by Phoenix cosmetic and implant dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox at Check out the information on snoring and sleep apnea treatment at our Glendale cosmetic dental office. It could save your life.

March 05th, 2010

Missing teeth, retained baby teeth and misaligned teeth were all corrected with porcelain veneers and porcelain bridges. From wearing a removable flipper and being self conscious and unable to eat well with the flipper to this terrific smile in only two visits. For the finest in sedation and implant dentistry, snoring and sleep apnea care in Phoenix, visit Glendale cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox at DesertSmiles. See more examples of our life changing smiles at

March 02nd, 2010

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver B.C. Bode Miller won the gold medal for the slalom run. As pictured below, Bode uses a Pure Power Mouth Guard to enhance his performance. Neuromuscular dentistry fixes your bite and jaw to the best position. This improves athletic performance & increases strength, endurance and flexibility.


Our Neuromuscular Dentistry office, Desert Smiles, is versed in the latest techniques and testing to fit you for a PPM & similar mouthguards. It’s an easy process and EVERYONE should have their bite checked out.


"Proven benefits of Neuromuscular Dentistry include:

Improved Sleep

Improved Athletic Performance (New Orleans Saints, NBA players and Professional Golfers have all had success with the PPM)

Weight Loss

Improved work performance

Improved Cardiovascular Function

Reduce or Eliminate Migraines

Improve Posture"











February 21st, 2010

As many as 30 of the New Orleans Saints were fitted during this NFL season for the PPM mouth guard. Terry Porter made the decisive interception against Payton Manning. Listen to what he has to say about the PPM during an interview on ESPN radio with Mike and Mike.
For more information about the PPM, snoring and sleep apnea treatment visit Glendale cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox or see Also visit

February 15th, 2010

Dental Veneers: Reach Your Perfect Smile

Our patients love to smile. When people have imperfections with their teeth they are less likely to have smile confidence. Dental veneers can help a patient receive the perfect smile that they have always wanted.

Veneers can replace a chipped or broken tooth, worn down teeth, gapped teeth, oddly shaped teeth, and discoloration.

A patient can expect their veneers to provide a natural appearance that fits in with the rest of the teeth. They are stain resistant and can last up to 10 years.

Are veneers the right choice for your smile? Contact Dr. Donald Wilcox today to learn more about your dental veneer options if you live in the Glendale or Phoenix area.


February 10th, 2010




Almost no tooth preparation was required in this Glendale smile makeover by Phoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Don Wilcox. Two porcelain veneers were place on the upper arch with the remaining teeth being bonded. The lower arch was restored with a non-prep bonded bridge and dental bonding of the remaining teeth. This case could have been done with all porcelain veneers but the combination of including bonding made it more affordable and fit with the patient's budget.
As we strive to provide the finest in Phoenix and Scottsdale cosmetic dentistry, Glendale sedation dentistry and snoring and sleep apnea treatment, these results are common. See more at


February 09th, 2010

Dental implants are a great dental innovation that replaces the old options of Dentures or Dental Bridges. Dental bridges are attached to the jawbone by a process called “osseointegration. Once attached to the jawbone the implants are just as strong, if not stronger, than your original teeth. This allows patients to enjoy confidence in the fact that their teeth will remain in place while talking, eating, and enjoying life…unlike its older counterparts.

Dental implants also never decay and they eventually fuse with the jawbone so bone loss is not a problem in general. When cared for correctly dental implants can last indefinitely.

To find out more about your dental implant options contact our friendly and helpful dental staff at Desert Smiles today.


February 08th, 2010


This lovely lady has a very nice smile but wanted a terrific one! Her prior whiening efforts left her shy of the desired color and she wanted the size of her two front teeth in better proportion.
Mac Veneers accomplished her goals and created a fabulous result. For more beautiful results of Glendale cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox visit You will also find information about sedation dentistry in Phoenix and snoring and sleep apnea appliances to protect your health.