Is Fluoride Varnish Necessary for Adults?

Our mission at Carefree Smile is to help you achieve your optimal oral health and smile.  To that end, many of the treatments that we provide to our patients are preventative treatments, to help reduce the future likelihood of dental disease or dental problems.  At our dental practice in North Scottsdale, we treat children as well as adults.  Oftentimes, fluoride is readily accepted by patients as a valuable treatment for children, but many adults are unaware of the strong benefits that fluoride varnish provides for their dentition.

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What are these bony bumps on my jaw bone?

Do you have a bony growth on your jaw bone?

Bony growths on either the mandible or hard palate are known as tori or torus if there is only one.  Mandibular tori are bony growths typically found on the inside of both sides of the mandible.  A maxillary torus is a bony growth found on the hard palate.

Tori are fairly common, are more likely found in females, and are more likely in the upper jaw than the lower jaw.  Genetics play a large part in the development of tori, as well as local stresses such as clenching and grinding.

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What is best way to whiten my teeth?

Is there a “best” way to whiten your teeth?  The answer to this question has a lot to do with the current condition of your teeth, their shade, and the sources of discoloration.  As always, we recommend a consultation at our dental practice Carefree Smile.  We offer cosmetic and general dentistry procedures and serve communities in Carefree, Cave Creek, and Scottsdale, Arizona.  There are a few types of whitening products that Dr. Swainhart recommends: whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, Zoom!® whitening, and KöR® whitening or bleaching trays.

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Cave Creek Fireworks Show Recap

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral provided an amazing fireworks display last week on the 3rd of July. The fireworks were visible in North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Carefree.  Thank you again Harold’s for putting on an amazing show for free to our community!  We at Carefree Smile love to support our local businesses and strongly recommend that everyone check out Harold’s Corral for great food, music, and entertainment.  They are located on the other side of Black Mountain from our dental practice.

Thanks again Harold’s!