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    • After Care Tips for Scaling and Root Planing

      Have you recently repaired your smile with scaling and root planning treatment in Tucson, Arizona? If so, our Desert Dental Group team has some after-care tips for you! To help you completely recover ...

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    • Bruxism Complications Can Often Be Reduced by Sleeping with a Dental Guard in Your Mouth

      Chronic stress can affect your body in a myriad of ways. Beyond the potential impact to psychological and physiological health, it can also cause you to grind your teeth when you sleep. This ...

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    • Dental Sealants Are Highly Effective at Preventing Occlusal Cavities on Molars and Premolars

      Your teeth have specific shapes and locations that play a specific role in your ability to bite, chew, or grind food. When one of your teeth suffers from tooth decay on the occlusal (or biting) ...

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    • How Dental Fillings Work

      Dental fillings are used to repair cavities and help keep your oral health in tip-top shape. However, many people don’t know how dental fillings work, or why they’re so frequently used to address ...

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    • Tips for Helping Your Teen Have a Healthy Spring Smile

      Do you want your teen to have a top-notch smile this spring? If so, our dentist , Dr. Brett M. Barney, has the tips you need to help your teen reach that smile goal. Fortunately, there are many things ...

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    • Do You Know the Risks of Thumb Sucking in Children?

      Do you know the risks of thumb sucking in children? Thumb sucking in infants can cause a mountain of issues and problems with the oral health of a child. Not only can it alter the alignment of the ...

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    • How to Make Your Child’s Dental Appointment Easier

      Does your child struggle in the dental chair? If so, our Desert Dental Group team has some tips that may make your child’s appointment a bit easier! Those tips are: Bring your child in at the right ...

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    • Damaged Dental Work Needs the Attention of a Dentist

      Permanent dental work, such as a crown or a bridge, is typically crafted from durable materials prove invulnerable tooth decay and handling the work of biting and chewing food. Yet this does not mean ...

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    • What Do Crowns, Bridges, and Implants Have in Common?

      If you have damaged or lost teeth due to decay or injury, you will want to replace them for the healthy function of your smile. We are pleased to offer various dental restoration options for your ...

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    • Dental Bridges: Benefits and Functions

      A dental bridge is a common tooth replacement service designed to fill empty gaps in your smile created by lost or missing teeth. If left untreated, a missing tooth may weaken your jaw bone, leave ...

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    • Dental Bridges: The Benefits

      You may understand that missing a tooth can be somewhat embarrassing, but do you ever think about what you can do to replace a missing tooth? While there are quite a few options you could consider, ...

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    • Dentistry Improvements: Plaque Buildup Prevention and Treatments

      Do you have any treatments in place to ensure that plaque buildup cannot begin to collect in your mouth? Plaque is a sticky film of debris and bacteria that often pools on your teeth if you are ...

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    • Preserve Your Smile by Avoiding Dental Trauma

      We want to help you maintain a healthy smile at Desert Dental Group by providing insight into how you can protect your oral health from dental trauma. Your daily routine of oral hygiene care should be ...

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    • Tips for Helping Your Teen Have a Healthy Spring Smile

      Do you want your teen to have a top-notch smile this spring? If so, our dentist , Dr. Brett M. Barney, has the tips you need to help your teen reach that smile goal. Fortunately, there are many things ...

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    • Making Your Smile a Priority in 2017

      Are you making resolutions for the new year ahead of us? Many of us are, seeking to put our best foot forward for positive change and healthier habits. If you are making resolutions, don’t forget your ...

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    • All You Need to Know About a Dental Cleaning Appointment

      Do you ever wonder what’s involved in a dental cleaning appointment at Desert Dental Group? If so, our dental team is more than happy to help you! When you come into our office to meet with Dr. Brett ...

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    • What Do Crowns, Bridges, and Implants Have in Common?

      If you have damaged or lost teeth due to decay or injury, you will want to replace them for the healthy function of your smile. We are pleased to offer various dental restoration options for your ...

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    • Caring for Your Dental Crown

      Your dental crown is extremely durable, but it still needs your care to stay that way. In fact, you should do all you can to keep it in excellent shape so it will last you a long time. That’s why Dr. ...

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    • Common Questions About Dental Crowns vs Dental Veneers

      Dental crowns and dental veneers are very similar cosmetic dentistry procedures which can both greatly benefit your smile. Although they operate in similar ways, they both produce different results. ...

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    • Understand Why You May Need to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth Here

      Do you feel pain in your jaw? Do you wonder if removing wisdom teeth are the right option for you? If you answered yes to these questions, then you have come to the right place! Wisdom teeth are the ...

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    • Basic Information to Reduce Complications After Dental Extraction

      There are a few unfortunate times when a tooth needs to be extracted at Desert Dental Group. This might be to treat a severely decayed tooth or a dental trauma or to address an overcrowding issue. ...

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    • Replacing Decayed Teeth with Dental Implants

      A cavity can start small. It can even go undetected at first. If you don’t get regular oral exams and dental fillings when needed, an area of tooth decay can infiltrate your tooth enamel and even your ...

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    • Can a Dental Restoration Help Your Smile?

      In this age of modern dentistry, there are very few dental ailments that cannot be treated. If your smile is broken, chances are very high that we can fix it. Here are some examples below: – When your ...

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    • Superb Smiles Include Interdental Cleaners

      If you are ready to seek out of highly effective interdental cleaning tools, speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions. Your dentist can assess your oral health care needs ...

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    • Common Questions About Dental Crowns vs Dental Veneers

      Dental crowns and dental veneers are very similar cosmetic dentistry procedures which can both greatly benefit your smile. Although they operate in similar ways, they both produce different results. ...

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    • Dental Veneers Help You Make a Good First Impression

      Along with eye contact, a white and winning smile is essential for making a great first impression. If the teeth in your smile suffer from cosmetic imperfections, it can affect the success of your ...

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    • Superb Smiles Include Interdental Cleaners

      If you are ready to seek out of highly effective interdental cleaning tools, speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions. Your dentist can assess your oral health care needs ...

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    • A Complete Denture Provides You with a Properly Functioning Mouth

      As teeth are lost to untreated cavities, and periodontal disease complications it can leave you with an increasingly inefficient mouth. This can cause you to feel uncomfortable about your appearance, ...

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    • A Custom Set of Dentures Can Completely Restore the Appearance and Function of your Mouth

      If you have struggled for years with gum disease problems or if you’ve lost a significant number of teeth to tooth decay problems, you might be interested in restoring the appearance and full function ...

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    • A Lost Filling Needs Timely Dental Care and Repair

      When a filling is cemented or cured to bond with the surrounding enamel, the connection is meant to last for a long time. However, it is possible for inconsistencies in your oral hygiene regimen to ...

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    • How Dental Fillings Work

      Dental fillings are used to repair cavities and help keep your oral health in tip-top shape. However, many people don’t know how dental fillings work, or why they’re so frequently used to address ...

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    • Some Factors Can Increase Your Risk for Gum Disease

      Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and structures that surround and support the teeth. In the early stages, gum disease manifests with gums that bleed easily, especially when you brush ...

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    • Simple Tips for Dental Health: Toothache Prevention and Treatments

      Are you aware of common oral health risks of your smile and what to do to help combat their effects? To help keep your smile safe, always be aware of the risks of dental damage factors such as ...

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    • Preserve Your Smile by Avoiding Dental Trauma

      We want to help you maintain a healthy smile at Desert Dental Group by providing insight into how you can protect your oral health from dental trauma. Your daily routine of oral hygiene care should be ...

      Read More
    • Oral Health Support: Oral Cancer Symptoms

      One of the most devastating oral ailments that can arise is oral cancer. Oral cancer is diagnosed and found in over 40,000 Americans every single year, so it needs to be constantly checked for and ...

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    • A Lost Filling Needs Timely Dental Care and Repair

      When a filling is cemented or cured to bond with the surrounding enamel, the connection is meant to last for a long time. However, it is possible for inconsistencies in your oral hygiene regimen to ...

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    • How to Help Root Canal Treatment Last

      If you’ve had a dental filling, you know how frustrating a cavity can be. With the aid of root canal fillings, your pain can be relieved. Fortunately, that relief can be permanent with attentive care: ...

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    • When Root Canal Therapy May Be Needed

      The pulp inside your pearly whites is comprised all the nerve endings, connective tissues and blood vessels of a tooth. It is responsible for keeping gums and other tissues supplied with minerals, ...

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    • Root Canals and You

      Millions of teeth are saved every year with root canal therapy. And contrary to widely held belief, root canals are designed to relieve pain, not cause it. Signs that you need a root canal usually ...

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    • Can Our Six-Month Smiles® System Benefit Your Smile?

      At Desert Dental located in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Brett M. Barney and our team are pleased to offer Six Month Smiles® for our patients looking for smile solutions for crooked teeth. What if you only ...

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    • Don’t Snooze Through this Sleep Apnea Blog

      Some people experience irregular breathing patterns that can disrupt their sleep, and this is a common characteristic of sleep apnea. In order to help you receive appropriate treatment for sleep ...

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    • There are Two Types of Sleep Apnea

      Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can damage your overall health severely. There are two primary forms of sleep apnea, which both can lead to deadly effects. To help you understand more ...

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    • Align Your Oral Health Care Goals with Sleep Apnea Treatments

      Are you at an increased risk for sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common yet severe sleeping disorder in which breathing patterns are interrupted by your sleep. This can easily be caused by genetic ...

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    • Knowing How to Enhance Your Smile: Teeth Whitening Treatments

      Are you aware of the risks associated with teeth whitening treatments and what products are safe for use? In many cases, teeth whitening treatments purchased at local stores are unregulated and may ...

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    • How Dental Bleach Whitens Teeth

      If you’re thinking about improving the color of your teeth, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve helped multiple of our patients in Tucson, Arizona, whiten their pearly whites, and we continue to do ...

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    • Simple Tips for Dental Health: Toothache Prevention and Treatments

      Are you aware of common oral health risks of your smile and what to do to help combat their effects? To help keep your smile safe, always be aware of the risks of dental damage factors such as ...

      Read More
    • Understand Why You May Need to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth Here

      Do you feel pain in your jaw? Do you wonder if removing wisdom teeth are the right option for you? If you answered yes to these questions, then you have come to the right place! Wisdom teeth are the ...

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    • Wisdom Tooth Wisdom

      When you are in your late teens or early twenties, the last back molars on both sides of your mouth finally come in. These teeth are called your wisdom teeth. Some people whose wisdom teeth surface ...

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