Desert Ridge Smiles
Desert Ridge Smiles
Dr Elizabeth Fleming writes the blog for Desert Ridge Smiles in Phoenix, AZ.
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Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry can have dramatic resultswhen changing the color, size, shape or position of your teeth. At Desert Ridge Smiles, we can help to create the smile you have always desired.Are your teeth crowded?6 Month Smiles could be your answer.Are your teeth short and chipped?Veneers were done...  Read More
Professional #Whitening #Bleaching Options 2015
Whitening products became wildly popular in the great dental cosmetic boom of the 90’s and early 2000’s and are still sought after today. What makes the materials better now? There have been improvements in the products and techniques: less sensitivity, some that can bleach...  Read More
Today’s blog is written byKelly, thefriendly and efficient team member who will be the first to greet you by phone (or in person) at Desert Ridge Smiles. Thank you for sharing your story.As the summer days end and fall begins, many people are preparing for nice weather and the holiday season,...  Read More
Categories: dental care, Aids
Changing People's Lives, One Smile at a Time
When cosmetic cases are completed and the "after" pictures are taken, I review the case andenjoy seeing the transformation that has taken place. My most recent cosmetic makeover involved endodontics, implants and restorative and took close to 3 years to complete.Initially, my patient told me he...  Read More
Back to School: A parent's review of children's dental basics
Now that the summer is almost over, it is time to get your kids into the dentist before school starts back up! In the meantime, here is a review of things to do for your children.Babies should not be sent to bed with a bottle. If they need a bottle,use water instead of milk or a sugary drink. Make...  Read More
Recharging My Batteries
Do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel? Going, going, going, with little time for rest? It is nice to take a break, find relaxation and get rejuvenated. Vacation was just what was needed!Twenty-three years ago, my husband and I were married on Kauai, in a beautiful Japanese garden on a golf...  Read More
10 Quick Tips about Teeth
1) Flossing is good for your health and the health of your teeth.2) If your tooth needs a root canal, getting the treatment done would generally be better than pulling your tooth.3) When filling a space from a single missing tooth, and implant/crown most likely will be a better option than a 3 unit...  Read More
Working on my Bucket List
Have you ever wanted to do something that would stretch your capabilities, but would empower you once completed? I did just that when I was able to hike the Grand Canyon, with some experienced hiker friends of mine!Now I have done day hikes around Arizona my whole life, but the last time I camped...  Read More
Speech Therapy vs Laser Frenectomy for Tongue-Tied Dental Patient
Ankyloglossia or Tongue-Tied is a condition that is present in some newborns, where the frenum, a thickened band of tissue under the tongue, is shortened and attached to the end of the tongue. This can cause decreased mobility in the tongue, and can affect feeding, speech and oral hygiene.The...  Read More

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