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National Flossing Day

Friday, November 26th, is National Flossing Day – a day intended to get people thinking about their flossing habits and to make changes that can help to improve their oral health. Do you floss? November 26th offers a great opportunity to reflect on your habits and to recommit to flossing daily in order to help …

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How to Care for Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are placed over teeth that have been weakened through trauma, infection, or severe decay. Also known as “caps,” crowns may be used to replace missing teeth as a restoration for dental implants and bridges. They may also be used to secure a dental bridge without harming adjacent teeth. Placing dental crowns takes two …

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Coronavirus Questions: Should I Keep My Dental Appointment?

UPDATE 04-30-2020: Desert Smiles will be open on May 4th. Our new hours will be: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8am-4:30pm Wednesday 8am-2pm UPDATE 3-20-2020: In accordance with Governor Ducey’s declaration, Desert Smiles, along with all dental offices in the state, is closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Governor Ducey will revisit the decision every two weeks. We will …

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Is a Chipped Tooth Dangerous?

Tooth enamel is harder than bone. It works to protect the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that comprise the pulp in each tooth’s center. Below the enamel of each tooth are the dentin and cementum layers. Like enamel, these layers are hard and work to protect the soft, non-calcified tissue in the pulp chamber. …

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