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Close-up Baby mouth with two rises teeth

Baby Teeth Matter!

Baby Teeth Our patients often ask us when they should start bringing their children to the dentist. Many parents are surprised when we tell them that we want to see

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Dentures - Shalimar Family Dentistry

Crown Care

Caring for Crowns Dental crowns are carefully crafted to cover a damaged tooth. Crowns can be metal or tooth-colored to blend in with natural tooth color. We recommend crowns to

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Invisalign Braces in Tempe, Arizona

Invisalign® in Tempe, AZ

High-Quality Invisalign To Help Straighten TeetH in Tempe, AZ One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metal on their smile.

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Bad Breath - Shalimar Family Dentistry

What Really Causes Bad Breath

Halitosis can be embarrassing and cause anxiety Medically speaking, bad breath is known as halitosis, and can be caused by a variety of reasons. Most frequently, bad breath is a

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Proper Flossing - Shalimar Family Dentistry

How To Floss Correctly

How to Properly Floss Your Teeth Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is

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Dental Sealants - Shalimar Family Dentistry

Dental Sealants

Have you ever had a dentist recommend a sealant for you or your child and wondered: “what is that” and “why do I need it”? Here are some answers to

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Digital X-Rays - Shalimar Family Dentistry

Dental X-Rays

Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately

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Dental Home Care Instructions

Home Care

A beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients.  Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal.  Your personal home

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How to Brush Your Teeth

How to Properly Brush and Floss

Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene.  Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and debris, excellent homecare methods are equally valuable.  Proper brushing and flossing

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Bruxism - Grinding Your Teeth at Night


Bruxism refers to an oral parafunctional activity that occurs in most humans at some point in their lives.   Grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw are the two

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