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Do you floss religiously—for the week prior to your yearly dentist appointment? Or are you a faithful flosser with a daily habit? Maybe you just brush your teeth and skip the flossing altogether. After years of being told by our dentists to “Floss your teeth...

Change Your Life With a Cosmetic Dental Procedure It’s no secret that smiling makes us feel good. In fact, science shows us that when we smile, a powerful chemical reaction occurs in the brain that lifts your mood and makes you feel happier. With so many...

A Powerful Smile Your smile is a powerful thing. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, smiling not only boosts your immune system, but it can add an average of seven years to your lifespan! From feeling more attractive to spreading happiness and positivity, a...

What is the first thing people notice when meeting someone new? According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, 37 percent of Americans notice first— you guessed it—a person’s smile. Dr. Jeffrey Clark at Scottsdale Dental Excellence, your North Scottsdale dentist, can...

According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 8% of adults have this, and more than a third of parents have reported symptoms in their children. So… what is it? It’s teeth grinding. Yep, bruxism is the fancy medical term for grinding your teeth in your...

TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint syndrome, sometimes called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD) is a disorder that includes pain in the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.   Common causes of TMJ syndrome are: Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) Increased stress Crooked (misaligned)...

Today, approximately three-quarters of Americans are affected by crooked or misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth are more than a simple aesthetic issue. They can worsen over time and adversely affect your overall health.   Here are some common types of misaligned teeth: Crowding Spacing Deep bite Open...