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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


A Guide to Dating with Braces

January 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 6:10 pm
Woman with braces holding a valentines heart

Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means people are thinking now more than ever about how to make a good impression. If you currently have braces, you’re already on the path to having your ideal smile; but while you have them, you might worry that your orthodontic appliance will affect your chances on a first date.

Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re dating with braces.


Why Is Invisalign Better Than “Do-It-Yourself” Clear Aligners?

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 3:24 am
holding clear aligners

You have at-home alternatives to Invisalign, but how close is the comparison really? Invisalign involves in-office dental consultations where a treatment plan is developed. With do-it-yourself orthodontics, patients give informed consent that they have had a recent dental checkup and a remote dentist approves the treatment and sets up a plan. Keep reading to discover the various factors that play into Invisalign in Marana being the superior option for clear aligners.


5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Children with Braces

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 9:46 pm
example of stocking stuffers in Tucson

Now that winter is well on its way, you know that it’s the magical holiday season. With all the pretty lights and festive music around town, you’re bound to be thinking about getting gifts for your loved ones. However, if you have a child wearing traditional metal braces, then you may have an extra list of fun presents to consider for them. Read on to learn five ideas for stocking stuffers that can make your little one’s orthodontic experience more exciting in the long run!


What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Fitzgerald @ 2:18 am
man looking at computer

Dental insurance benefits usually expire at the end of the calendar year. When December rolls around, you may be wondering how you can get the most out of your plan before it resets on January 1. To learn more, check out this basic guide on what a typical dental plan covers. It will help you know what to expect the next time you visit your dentist to get the most out of your dental insurance in Tucson!

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