ADA Seal of Acceptance Awarded to Wrigleys Gum

This site is not intended to be taken as medical advice but to provide you with information about procedures that Desert Smiles provides. If you would like more information on cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry, contact our Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Wilcox at Desert Smiles. We proudly serve Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and Glendale, Arizona patients.This website …

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Importance of Healthy Gums During Pregnancy

A study appearing om the Journal of Periodontology found bacteria commonly found in the mouth, and associated with periodontal diseases, in the amniotic fluid of some pregnant women. Amniotic fluid is a liquid that surrounds an unborn baby during pregnancy. Disruptions in the amniotic fluid, such as bacterial infection, could potentially be dangerous to both …

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Importance of Healthy Gums During Pregnancy

A study appearing om the Journal of Periodontology found bacteria commonly found in the mouth, and associated with periodontal diseases, in the amniotic fluid of some pregnant women. Amniotic fluid is a liquid that surrounds an unborn baby during pregnancy. Disruptions in the amniotic fluid, such as bacterial infection, could potentially be dangerous to both …

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Smoking and Sleep Impact Oral Health

This site is not intended to be taken as medical advice but to provide you with information about procedures that Desert Smiles provides. If you would like more information on cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry, contact our Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Wilcox at Desert Smiles. We proudly serve Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and Glendale, Arizona patients.This website …

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For decades, the American Heart Association recommended that patients with certain heart conditions take antibiotics shortly before dental treatment.  This was done with the belief that antibiotics would prevent infective endocarditis.  The AHA’s latest guidelines were just released and there is good news: the AHA recommends that most of these patients no longer need short-term …

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Digital Radiographs (X-rays)

Earlier this year we installed a new digital x-ray system which is working very well. As we pursue to be the best in Phoenix cosmetic dentistry, we incorporate the latest technology whenever appropriate. In the past we used the traditional films developed in a darkroom. This entire process in know outmoded by the digital ‘sensor’. …

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New Premed Guidelines for Dental Patients

For decades, the American Heart Association recommended that patients with certain heart conditions take antibiotics shortly before dental treatment.  This was done with the belief that antibiotics would prevent infective endocarditis.  The AHA’s latest guidelines were just released and there is good news: the AHA recommends that most of these patients no longer need short-term …

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Dr. Wilcox Recognized as one of Phoenix’s Top Dentists for 2006

Posted: September 7, 2006 Dr. Wilcox was recognized recently in the September issue of Phoenix Magazine as one of the top cosmetic dentists in Phoenix.  The ranking is based on the peer-review system – that is, dentists rate dentists.  1500 area dentists were surveyed and asked to name the top practitioners in seven specialties.  The …

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Sedation Dentistry

Posted: February 12, 2006 For many Americans going to the dentist is a frightful event, even though dentistry has changed so much in the past years.  Unfortunately, this is not enough for over 100 million people who avoid the dentist due to fear.  Dr. Wilcox has provided sedation dentistry for many years with his hospital …

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

At Desert Smiles Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry we are passionate about helping patients with snoring and sleep apnea. These conditions can negatively affect your life in many ways, as well as lead to serious health issues if left untreated. Dr. Wilcox and Dr. Tenney personally understand the seriousness of sleep apnea, as Dr. Wilcox was diagnosed with the condition and …

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