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Questions about Root Canal

What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a procedure performed to save a tooth that has become infected or developed an abscess. The inside of your tooth, called the pulp, contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that develops near the end of the tooth’s root when the pulp […]

Would You Benefit From a Smile Makeover?

If you have multiple issues with your smile, a smile makeover can fix all of your problems. Take this fun quiz to find out how a smile makeover could remedy your aesthetic smile issues:   Contact our Drs of Smile in Mesa, Arizona to schedule your appointment. Call us today for your consultation at (480) […]

Use Your Flex Benefits Before Time Runs Out

If you have a flex plan, now is the time to schedule your consultation with Dr. LeSueur or Dr. Dodaro to discuss dental restorations that may not be fully covered by your insurance carrier. Some treatments, such as white dental fillings and porcelain crowns, may be covered by HSA and FSA benefits, but not by […]

Video: Treating Migraine Headaches

The FDA has approved a nerve stimulating headband for the treatment of migraine headaches. Similar to the TENS unit used by our Mesa neuromuscular dentists to relax muscles and produce instant pain-relief, this device may prove useful as an alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications that are so often used to address severe head pain. […]

Halloween Candy and Tooth Decay

Halloween Candy and Tooth Decay

As we near Halloween, our consumption of sugary treats often increases accordingly. However, this increase in candy consumption can have an adverse effect on your oral health if special care isn’t taken. Is it necessary to avoid candy? Not at all. But it is necessary to improve your daily routine to fully avoid the problems […]

New Expanded Hours

In our continuing dedication to meet the needs of families living throughout the East Valley area, we are pleased to announce our new extended Tuesday and Saturday hours. Our Mesa office will now be open from 7am to 9pm on Tuesdays and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. In addition, we are open 7am to 5pm […]

Oral Hygiene and Athletic Performance

There is a direct link between oral and systemic health. It goes without saying then that poor oral health will have a negative impact on athletic performance. This issue is so pressing that the British Journal of Sports Medicine has recently stated that good dental habits such as daily brushing and flossing, and biannual visits […]

Who Should Consider Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is one of the most effective ways to address dental phobia and anxiety, but it is not exclusively reserved for nervous patients. In fact, the safe and effective methods of sedation used by our Mesa dentists can be useful under a number of circumstances. The best way to determine if sedation can help […]

Use Your Flex Plan for Dental Care

If you have a flex plan, chances are your benefits will expire at the end of the year. Instead of letting the money you have put aside go to waste, consider a restorative dental treatment that may not be fully covered by your insurance plan. Flexible spending accounts do not typically cover aesthetic treatments, but […]

What is the Trigeminal Nerve?

The trigeminal nerve is the largest nerve in the face. In addition to being responsible for facial sensations, this nerve also controls motor functions such as biting and chewing. Running through the jaw, the trigeminal nerve is most impacted by TMD. Many of the symptoms of TMD are caused by pressure placed on the trigeminal […]

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