Can You Really Get New Teeth in One Day?

You've won the lottery you're a winner! The IRS has audited you¦ and they're sending you a check! You can make $1,000 a day in your spare time! If you've been around the block once or twice, you know that some things are just too good to be true. Is getting new teeth in a single day one of them? Here's the answer: It's entirely possible to get new teeth in just one day, after your initial consultation at My Scottsdale Dentist. In fact, at our dental implant centers, we do it all the time.

Real Progress, Impressive Results

How do we accomplish this? Welcome to 21st Century dentistry. While the technology behind dental implants isn't new (it was introduced to North America in the 1982), a number of recent developments have made the procedure quicker, less invasive, less expensive and more predictably successful than ever. Let's look how this advanced technology, in the hands of our experienced North Scottsdale Dental specialists, we can deliver your new teeth in just one day. One critical step in the process is obtaining a high-resolution 3-D CAT scan which you will receive at your initial consultation. This three-dimensional virtual model of your mouth not only lets Dr. Poulos see what condition your existing teeth are in it also allows them to tailor a complete implant procedure just for you. In fact, the digital images we create actually show the precise location of anatomical structures in your jaws that it once would have taken surgery to reveal. Armed with this information, our experienced North Scottsdale Dentists can pre-determine the exact position where the implants should be placed in your mouth taking into account bone quality, implant spacing, and many other factors. It also allows our master lab technicians to create a custom-made set of replacement teeth, designed just for you, before your actual implant procedure begins. While these will later be replaced by permanent implant-supported teeth, they will give you an immediate set of fully functioning and great-looking teeth on the day of your procedure.

The Big Day

When you come in on procedure day, our caring staff will make sure you are relaxed and comfortable. The first specialist you will see will be Dr. Poulos or Dr. Stevens, who will perform any necessary extractions, and then insert the implants in your jaw as planned.  Later in the day, we will carefully place your new teeth on the implants, and make any final adjustments that may be needed to ensure you get a good bite and an attractive smile. We will send you home with any medication you may need, and you will usually be able to resume a full schedule of activities after just a day or so. Yes, some things really are too good to be true. But happily for most people, getting a great new smile in just one day isn't one of them. Call us today at 480-614-1122 to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our specialist. *Qualified patients can have their procedure in one day after initial work up without additional bone graft surgery. Results may vary in individual cases

Post Date: December 24, 2013

6 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists

Is your child scared of going to the dentist? Follow this advice to help your little one relax before the next dental checkup.
  • - Provide the dentist with a list of any medical conditions your child has or medications he takes. Keep your pediatrician's phone number handy, too, in case the dentists at My Scottsdale Dentist needs additional health information.
  • - If your child has a sucking habit, be it thumb, pacifier, or bottle, let your Scottsdale dentist know, as it may affect your child's teeth and jaw. Also, be aware that sleeping with a bottle of milk or juice can cause tooth decay. "During sleep, liquids in the mouth -- which are full of sugar and bacteria -- pool around the teeth and erode them," says Dr. Poulos.
  • Talk to your child about what's going to happen. Practice brushing with your child beforehand, too, so she will be used to having a toothbrush in her mouth.

What to Expect

1. Meeting and Greeting

  1. "To make sure your child feels comfortable, formally introduce him to the dentist on his first visit," says Steven Poulos, D.D.S. A good children's dentist will explain each step of the checkup with your child, show him the tools he'll be using, and assure him that he can sit on Mommy's or Daddy's lap and stop any procedure if he's nervous.
2. Learning the Facts
Using models, an oversize brush, and "cavity creep" finger  puppets , the dentists at My Scottsdale Dentist will show your child how to brush with your help. "A dentist may also explain how the cavity creeps come out at night to harm teeth and how eating nutritious meals and drinking plenty of water keeps teeth healthy," says Dr. Poulos. He'll also use this time to address your questions and concerns.

3. Mastering the Machinery

Because the spitting cup may make some scary sucking noises, the dentist will show your child how it works and how to spit into it properly. Then he'll put on a mask and gloves to count your child's teeth, using the model -- or you -- to demonstrate before putting his fingers in your childs mouth.

4. Cleaning and Polishing

Next, the Scottsdale Kids dentist will polish your child's teeth with a rotary toothbrush. "Make sure the staff provides him with goggles or  sunglasses  to protect his eyes in case a tool slips or toothpaste sprays," says Dr. Poulos. Letting the child see and hear the brush before it's placed in his mouth helps put him at ease.
5. Finishing Touches
As with the other procedures he performs, your North Scottsdale dentist will show your child how the sucking straw works before he uses it to remove extra toothpaste and saliva. As a final step, the dentist may apply a coat of topical fluoride. "I always ask the parent if it's okay to use fluoride," says Dr. Poulos, "but the research shows that periodic fluoride treatments prevent decay." A child should not eat or drink for 30 minutes after a treatment.
 6. Picking a Prize
Stickers, finger puppets, crayons, key chains -- the more varied the grab bag, the better. "Prizes are a wonderful way to get kids to think the dentist's office is a fun place," says Dr. Poulos. You may want to let your child pick a prize during the cleaning if he seems nervous. But if he gets genuinely upset, "he may not be ready for his first visit," says Dr. Poulos. "In that case, cut it short and try again in a few months."
Follow these tips to put your child on the road to a bright, healthy smile! Call us today at  480-614-1122  

Post Date: December 6, 2013


My Scottsdale Dentist knows that each person has different thresholds for discomfort and pain.

If you are experiencing a tooth ache in or around Scottsdale, AZ for more then a few days you should seek an emergency dentist. There are many reasons why you can be experiencing this tooth pain. Some of the reasons include cavities, tooth decay, dental abscess, infections and even gum disease. My Scottsdale emergency dentists can help stop the pain and fix what is wrong so you can have a healthy mouth as soon as possible. If you have experienced a knocked out tooth or a broken tooth, the quicker you call a dentist in or near 85260 the more likely your local emergency dentist will be able to save it. We recommend to put your tooth in a glass of milk if possible. This will help preserve the tooth so hopefully a dentist can see you. For lost dental crowns or dental fillings, use a piece of sugarless gum to fill the gap and seek emergency dentistry care as soon as possible.

Call for 24 Hour Emergency Dental Care480-614-1122

Post Date: December 6, 2013