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Resolution Ready: 4 Ideas to Improve Your Dental Health

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 5:00 pm
Toy teeth decorated for the holidays next to dental instruments for 2024

With a new year right around the corner, there’s no better time to set healthy goals for self-improvement in the coming months. Many people resolve to save money or spend an hour at the gym every day and forget that their teeth matter, too! Dental problems can impact your overall well-being, so why not improve your oral care? By setting yourself up for success, you can prevent developing cavities and gum disease this year. Continue reading for 4 resolutions that will make your smile happy!

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Here’s How to Keep on Top of Your Invisalign Treatment During Cold and Flu Season

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 11:18 pm
Lady doesn't feel well

Invisalign can be an incredible way to straighten out your smile without worrying about dietary restrictions or wearing irremovable and conspicuous metal parts. While this makes it a great option for many orthodontic patients, this treatment still requires significant effort on the part of the patient in order to proceed properly. Here’s how to keep your Invisalign treatment on schedule if you’re feeling under the weather.

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Focus on Your Smile: Exploring the Advantages of Intraoral Cameras

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 4:05 pm
A dentist using an intraoral camera

In the rapidly advancing world of dentistry, technology continues to improve patient care and treatment. One popular tool making waves in dental practices is the intraoral camera. This small device may not look like much, but it’s a fantastic tool that can help patients understand their oral health.

If you’ve ever wondered why more dentists are incorporating this small yet powerful device into their arsenal, continue reading. Here’s a closer look at the intraoral camera and its many uses!

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How Do Dental Crowns & Fillings Differ?

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 10:21 am
A dentist assessing a woman for dental crowns or fillings

At this point, maybe your dentist says you need restorative work. Perhaps one (or more) of your teeth is worn down and needs tuning up. Even if you’ve narrowed your choices to dental crowns or dental fillings, though, you likely don’t know which to choose. These two services can seem similar to a non-expert. Well, it just so happens that your local Tucson dentist can help out. Read on to learn how dental crowns and fillings differ from one another.

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5 Back-to-School Tips for Helping Your Teen with Invisalign

July 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 2:13 pm
Teenage boy looking at his Invisalign aligners

If your teenager started Invisalign treatment during the summer, then you’ve probably been keeping an eye on them to make sure it goes smoothly. However, once school starts again, they’ll be out of your sight for a good portion of the day. As such, it’s best to take certain steps to make sure the treatment is staying on track even when you’re not there. Here are 5 back-to-school tips that can make life easier for teenagers with Invisalign.

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How Your Dentist Can Give You a Beach-Ready Smile

June 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 11:50 pm
young woman smiling on the beach

Summer is swimsuit season, so you’re probably doing what you can to get a beach-ready body. But if you really want to dazzle people, you also need a beach-ready smile!

Cosmetic dentistry can erase all kinds of aesthetic issues you might have with your pearly whites, giving you teeth that you’ll be proud to show off this summer. Here are a few treatments you could use to get a smile that’ll impress people.

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Why Summer is Great for Dental Implants

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 7:53 am
someone showing off a dental implant

For a lot of people, summer is a time when your run outside, fire up the grill, and enjoy the warm weather. But here in Tucson, summer is really all about trying to stay out of the heat as much as possible.

If you want to spend some time in the A/C, you may use this as an opportunity to get some dental work that you’ve been putting off. If you’re missing teeth, for example, you might want to try getting dental implants. Here’s why summer is the perfect time to spring for this surgery.

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Cosmetic Treatments For Your Graduation

April 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 9:38 pm
young graduate holding a diploma

It’s graduation season, which means that if you’re walking across the stage soon it’s time to get as photo-ready as possible. Since your outfit for the day is already decided, the best thing to do may be to make sure that your teeth look great for the camera.

Cosmetic dentistry can help you do that. If you want to know how, here are some cosmetic dental treatments that can help you look your best on graduation day.

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3 Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Smile

March 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 1:17 am

Man counting cashIf you are like many Americans, your tax refund has already hit your bank account. If the extra cash is burning a hole in your pocket, don’t waste it on a big-ticket purchase. Instead, invest in your oral health. Your mouth is the gateway to your body, which means your dental and general health are closely connected. Here are 3 ways you can use your tax refund to invest in a healthy smile to support your wellness.

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Celebrating Females in Dentistry for International Women’s Day!

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 11:48 pm
a woman dentist proudly serving her patient

Since the turn of the 20th century, there has been a steady increase of women in the workforce every decade. Females began to prove that they could be successful in careers that were once thought of as something “only a man can do”. This includes dentistry! The first woman to become a licensed dentist was Emma Gaudreau Casgrain in 1898. Now it is widespread to have females in every aspect of professionally caring for the public’s oral health. Here’s more from your dentist in Tucson about women in dentistry for International Women’s Day!

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