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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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Scaling and Root Planing

It has been suggested that a majority of American adults will, at some point in their lives, encounter gum disease. In many cases, this encounter will be easy to reverse and short-lived, but in others, special treatments may be needed to address the problem. Scaling and root planing are one of these methods. During the …

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Dental Implants and Addiction Recovery

One of the many ways that drug and alcohol addiction can take a toll on someone’s overall health and well-being is through the deterioration of that person’s smile and dental health. Sadly, dental health is commonly overlooked in substance abuse programs. Substance abuse programs typically focus on intervention and, while they may provide support programs …

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Have Holiday Treats Hurt Your Teeth? Set Your Biannual Cleanings

Has overindulgence in sweet treats made your teeth extra sensitive? Maybe now is the best time to call our Glendale office and schedule your next appointment. Spaced about six months apart, routine dental cleanings and examinations are an essential part of your oral health routine. During these visits, we can thoroughly clean your teeth, even …

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Oral Hygiene Awareness Month

October is Oral Hygiene Awareness Month. How thorough is your routine? With the holiday season approaching, treats and candy will become more readily available in homes across the country. That makes now the best time to start thinking about oral hygiene and the most effective ways to protect your oral health for years to come. …

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Tips for Choosing a Dentist in Phoenix

With so many dentists offering their services to residents of the Phoenix area, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your family’s needs. Fortunately, the following tips for choosing a dentist will make your search much less overwhelming. When searching for a dentist in the Phoenix area, keep the following criteria in …

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Tips for Choosing a Dentist in Phoenix

With so many dentists offering their services to residents of the Phoenix area, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your family’s needs. Fortunately, the following tips for choosing a dentist will make your search much less overwhelming. When searching for a dentist in the Phoenix area, keep the following criteria in …

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Glendale Dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox and Oral Cancer Detection

Posted: December 27, 2013 Study results have shown that a clinical oral examination alone may not detect with reliability between benign, dysplastic lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma.  Some early stage cancer lesions may manifest in oral mucosa that appears to be normal to the naked eye during an examination.  The fact that oral squamous …

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Perio Protect Praised by Periodontist in Recent Publication

Posted: November 23, 2013 At our Glendale dental office, cosmetic and sedation dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox and the entire staff at DesertSmiles strive to provide the latest in quality and preventive dental care.  The Perio Protect method we offer our patients was recently praised by practicing periodontist (gum specialist) Dr. Bruce Cochrane in Dental Products …

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