Is There a Top-Notch Dentist Near Me?

Patients in the Mesa, AZ area are in luck. They have a top-notch dentist that offers restorative, cosmetic, general, and preventative dentistry to patients of all ages. Dr. Scott Lee at Desert Family Dental has dedicated his life to continuing his education to be the best dentist. Whether you’re in need of porcelain veneers to… Read more »

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5 Tips for Maintaining a Radiant Smile

We all want brilliant and radiant smiles. Unfortunately, the foods we eat and the beverages we drink can discolor our teeth, making them appear yellowed and unhealthy. If you want to achieve and maintain a bright smile, follow these five tips from the dentists at Desert Family Dental. 5 Tips to Achieve and Maintain a Radiant… Read more »

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Invisalign® Vs. Traditional Braces

At Desert Family Dental, we meet many patients who wish they had straighter teeth. Some of these patients keep their smile hidden from the world, because they feel embarrassed to display a mouth full of crooked teeth. Others have to have cavities filled every time they visit, because their misaligned teeth prove hard to clean… Read more »

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Helpful Tips from an Emergency Dentist

While nobody wants to think about it, an emergency can arise at any time, and whether it’s a car wreck or a broken arm, it will upset your daily routine. This rings true for dental emergencies, too. You may get a call in the middle of your day, telling you that your child slipped on… Read more »

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Inconpsicuous Orthodontics with Invisalign Clear Braces

What adjectives come to mind when you see an adult wearing metal orthodontic braces? Do you think “immature,” “ugly,” or “metal mouth?” Perhaps you feel compassion for the person, knowing that she must be counting the days until those braces come off for good. If you’d like straighter teeth, but you refuse to wear metal… Read more »

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How to NOT Be Scared of the Dentist

Would you rather stand in line at the DMV than attend a dental checkup? Would you prefer base jumping off of the Grand Canyon to having a cavity filled? Does the thought of climbing Mount Everest in the winter sound less terrifying to you than a root canal? You are not alone. Studies show that… Read more »

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Avoid a Dental Emergency This Holiday Season

You probably won’t see it coming. Dad gets an elbow in the mouth during the family football game and loses a crown. Mary bites into a turkey sandwich and finds a bone, cracking her tooth in the process. Or maybe you are jockeying for one of those 50-inch, high definition televisions on sale for Black… Read more »

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Reverse the Signs of Aging Caused by Tooth Loss

When you lose teeth, the bone in your jaw stops being stimulated by teeth roots. As a result, the bone actually begins to shrink. Many patients think that if they lose their teeth they only need to get dentures and all of their problems will be solved. Unfortunately, even patients with dentures will eventually suffer… Read more »

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Implant Dentures Stay Put, Even in Sticky Situations

If you have worn conventional dentures, you know that they can be wobbly and uncomfortable, occasionally slipping or falling out. They often make speaking and eating difficult. Sticky, crunchy, and dense foods may be off the menu for you, if your dentures don’t stay put as they should. Dentures may even decrease your ability to… Read more »

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Big Dentistry in One Visit with Sedation

Do you tremble in fear at the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair? Does the mere sound of a drill send shivers down your spine? You are not alone. Studies suggest that approximately forty million people avoid going to the dentist each year due to dental phobia. Dr. Gibbons and Dr. Lee want to help… Read more »

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Sedation Can Eliminate Fear Of Going To The Dentist

Sedation Dentistry For some patients seeing a dentist brings on a certain level of fear, for others sitting in a dental chair for a long procedure may be difficult, and still for others a strong gag reflex or a small mouth may make their dental experience less than ideal.  The best treatment for all of these… Read more »

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Our Dental Office Located On The Metro Light Rail

Exciting news! The Metro Light Rail extension is opening on August 22nd, we are a featured mesa business that is located on the light rail, making it easy for commuters to swing by for their dental appointment, then go about their day. If you look at the above map, you’ll see the big red arrow… Read more »

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Mesa Summer Water Drive For The Homeless

Every year our mesa dental practice donates water to the homeless in Mesa. It’s such a great feeling to know that we are helping people in need, especially as it is 100+ every day now. The charity Hydration Donation is what it’s called, and we encourage everyone, including all Mesa businesses to donate as much as they… Read more »

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The First Film Production Studio In Mesa

We love to find out about the history of Mesa and the community. Last week we learned that Hollywood has visited Mesa 39 times since 1933 — capturing a cinematic record over the past 82 years. It’s one thing to have Hollywood studios come to town. It’s another to have a local film production company…. Read more »

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What You Need To Know About Pregnancy And Oral Health

Pregnancy can be an exciting time in your life. However, it also makes you more susceptible to dental problems which can affect your unborn child’s health. Here are some of the things you need to know about pregnancy and oral health in order to protect yourself and your baby. See your dentist at some point… Read more »

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Caring For Your Child’s Teeth

Even though they eventually fall out, baby teeth are very important for lifelong oral health. These primary teeth help with chewing, speaking, and also guide permanent teeth into their proper places. Children who develop cavities in their teeth are more likely to experience tooth decay as an adult, so it just as important to clean… Read more »

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6 Ways To Get Your Child To Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Thumb-sucking is a habit most young children have because it soothes them, helps them fall asleep, or makes them feel happy and secure. However, vigorous thumb-sucking or thumb-sucking seen in older children can create problems with the growth of the mouth and the alignment of teeth. If your child sucks their thumb hard or is… Read more »

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Gum Disease: An Insidious Attacker

You should know a few important facts about gum disease. The word “disease” suggests impairment in the normal state of a living thing, or any abnormal condition that interferes with physiological processes. Since healthy gums are important to healthy teeth — and healthy teeth are important to the process of feeding your body the nutrients… Read more »

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The Importance of Brushing

What happens when you skip brushing? It might not seem like a big deal if you fall asleep before brushing your teeth from time to time or if you sacrifice brushing your teeth in order to be on time for work in the morning. However, each time you don’t brush your teeth allows more plaque… Read more »

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