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The Straight Facts on Straight Teeth

At Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we work to create beautiful, healthy smiles for all of our patients. In many cases, patients want to get their teeth straightened for aesthetic reasons. What you may not know is that by straightening your teeth, you are not only coming away with a great smile, you are also contributing to […]

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Will It Hurt and How Much Will It Cost?

At Aesthetic Family Dentistry, the office of Dr. Russell W. Roderick, we get all kinds of questions, and two that we hear very frequently are:  “Will it hurt?” and “How much will it cost?” The great news is – the answers to both of those questions will make you very happy! Will it hurt? Unlike the old days, modern […]

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Dental and Oral Trauma

Most symptoms and problems that occur with your mouth, teeth, and gums are not emergencies and usually can wait for an appointment with your dentist. However, you can sometimes experience a problem or symptom that requires immediate medical or dental attention. Any dental trauma should be looked at by your North Scottsdale dentist right away. […]

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TMJ Disorders: Causes and Treatments

TMJ disorders are a group of complex problems of the jaw joint. TMJ disorders are also sometimes referred to as myofascial pain dysfunction and Costen’s syndrome. Because muscles and joints work together, a problem with either one can lead to stiffness, headaches, ear pain, bite problems (malocclusion), clicking sounds, or locked jaws. There are several […]

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Heart Disease and Your Oral Health

Because the mouth is a pathway to the body, people who have chronic gum disease are at a higher risk for heart attack, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Gum disease (called gingivitis in its early stages and periodontal disease in the late stages) is caused by plaque buildup. Some researchers have suggested […]

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Your Mouth and High Blood Pressure

Studies have shown that One out of every Three American adults have high blood pressure. Further studies have shown a definite link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular ailments, including high blood pressure. The Journal of Periodontology, a highly acclaimed journal in the field of dentistry, conducted a study that explains the correlation between the two. […]

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The Facts on Oral Cancer

Nearly 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers (brain cancers are not included in this category), and of all head and neck cancers they comprise about 85% of that category. Historically the death rate associated with […]

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Dental & General Health Link: Oral Health Can Signal Bigger Issues, WSJ Says

Posted by: Washington Dental Service Foundation on January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments The Wall Street Journal sheds new light on the connection between oral health and overall health in a new story about how signs in your mouth can indicate broader health problems. “Some of the earliest signs of diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, immune disorders, hormone imbalances and drug […]

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Aesthetic Family Dentistry

26232 N. Tatum Boulevard,
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 515-0404

If you're looking for a professional and highly trained dentist in the North Phoenix & Cave Creek area, you've come to the right place. Our amazing dental team is ready to take care of all your dental needs. We welcome patients from all over Phoenix, including the Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, Tatum Ridge, and Desert View Village neighborhoods. Some of our more popular dental services include: cosmetic dentistry, regular cleanings, exams, dental implants to take care of those missing teeth, teeth whitening for a brighter, whiter smile, and porcelain veneers for a more beautiful smile. Contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry to book your next appointment at our North Phoenix dental office today.