Smiles for Summer

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The temperature is starting to rise here in our great city. Before you know it, summer will be upon us with all the fun activities that are associated. Family trips, camping, nights on the town with someone you love. Summer is also a great time to consider tuning up your smile.

Dr. Scott Condie – Cosmetic Dental Specialist in Gilbert Arizona

You may not be aware, but Dr. Scott Condie is an expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry. From one-hour teeth white service to full mouth restorations, Dr. Condie is a master of his craft. One of the things that hold many people back from cosmetic treatments for their smile are the costs associated with them. Fortunately for Dr. Scott Condie’s patients, he has many different financial options available that can match virtually every budget.

Now What to Do?

So, what’s the first step? The best thing you can do is reach out to our friendly front desk staff at (480) 497-2000 and setup an appointment for a free no obligation treatment evaluation. Dr. Scott Condie would be happy to share the different options and help you make the right decision. Again, this is a no-pressure meeting aimed at providing you with the knowledge you need to make the right decision for your smile.

Is 2017 Your Year?

Is 2017 going to be your year? The year you decide to finally fix that tooth, or brighten your smile? If so, we look forward to the opportunity to see you in the office. Stop by and meet our friendly and knowledgeable team. Here’s to happy smiles for summer!

Holistic Dentistry in Gilbert Arizona

 

Providing a clean and safe environment is the goal of most dentists across the country. Your treatments are handled by well educated and well practiced professionals in almost every case. With that being said, there a a few dentists who go above and beyond in their training and treatments to provide a holistic dental experience. Fortunately, for the residents of Gilbert Arizona, Dr. Scott Condie of Scott Condie Dentistry on Baseline Road is just such a dentist. Dr. Scott Condie has made it a priority in his practice to go above and beyond in his training to provide this treatment for his patients.

Providing a holistic and safe dental experience includes the following things, which can be found at Scott Condie Dentistry:

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY

  • Fresh air ventilation and extensive air filtration.
  • Environmentally pure non-chemical sterilization method.
  • Lowest radiation X-rays possible.
  • Use of Digital X-rays which lower the radiation exposed by 90%!
  • Distilled water used exclusively chair-side.
  • High-speed handpieces steam autoclaved before each procedure.
  • More biological approach to root canal therapy.

STRICT PROTOCOL USED DURING MERCURY REMOVAL

  • Mercury free dentistry. Use of composites and porcelains to restore teeth using conservative approach to dental needs.
  • Rubber dam is used to isolate teeth.
  • Eye protection for the patient and high-speed suction used inside the mouth.
  • Specially-designed filtration unit near the patient’s mouth to capture vapors.

INTEGRATIVE CARE

  • Laser Caries detection system.
  • Enables diagnosis of dental caries before it becomes visual to the eyes, or radiographic detectable!
  • Laser dentistry for Periodontal /Gum therapy.

WELLNESS CARE

  • Mercury free dentistry. Use of composites and porcelains to restore teeth using conservative approach to dental needs.
  • Rubber dam is used to isolate teeth.
  • Eye protection for the patient and high-speed suction used inside the mouth.
  • Specially-designed filtration unit near the patient’s mouth to capture vapors.

INTEGRATIVE CARE

  • Relaxing spa setting atmosphere for ultimate comfort during treatment.
  • Including massage room, comforting war herbal neck pillows, paraffin hand treatments.
  • Association with the various physicians for adjunctive services.
  • Dental Specific protocols for nutritional support.

As you can see, Dr. Scott Condie has spared no expense and paid attention to each and every detail when it comes to the treatment of his patients. While some of his patients may not recognize the level of care that has been taken on the holistic front, those patients who have sensitivity to traditional dentistry will find Dr. Scott Condie’s approach exactly what they are seeking. For more information on the benefits of holistic dental care, or to setup an appointment with Dr. Scott Condie, give us a call at (480) 497-2000.

Why Your 6 Month Cleaning is Important

 

Your 6 Month Dental Visit

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You may have wondered why it’s important to go in for your regular dental visit every 6 months. This is a common question that we get in the office, so we thought we’d take a few minutes to share why it’s important to do. Not just for the health of your smile, but for the overall health of your whole body!

Of course, checking for tooth decay is one of the top priorities anytime you are in the dental chair. The hygienist, while they are “under the hood” also are looking for things like: gum health, indications of oral cancer, your bite, excessive wear and tear, signs of TMJ. Once that visual inspection has been completed, your hygienist will clean your teeth and share any important information with you (like a friendly reminder to floss more).

We also pay special attention to plaque and tartar on the teeth. This buildup is one of the primary reasons for the routine cleaning. If the plaque and tartar are not taken care in a timely fashion, it can harden and cause irritation with the soft gum tissue. Eventually, plaque can also lead to gum disease if not managed.

At the end of the visit with the hygienist, the Doctor will typically spend some time with you to do a final check, and talk through issues that are present. We all want the clean bill of health when we visit the dentist. Here’s a few reminders for how to make that happen:

  • Take note of your brushing techniques. Correct if necessary.
  • Floss after every meal.
  • Take note of your gums when you are brushing
  • Take note of teeth grinding or clenching at night

We appreciate all of our patients, and have their oral health always on our minds. If you have any questions about our process, or what we have found during your last visit, please feel free to reach out to us via phone or email.

 

Helping Us Grow

This may come as a surprise, but we are always accepting new patients. Yes, it may seem like the practice is buzzing behind the counter, and it usually is, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have time to see your friends or family that are looking for a new dental experience. We are often asked, “What is the best way for me to refer my friend”. In this post, we’d like to outline a few methods you can do that would help our practice grow.

Sending a Referral

First off, we want to thank all of you who have sent us a referral in the past. Our practice has grown quite organically over the years, and we have you to thank. It’s our privileged to treat your friends and family and we want you to know that we understand that you are putting your name on the line when you refer someone to something. We take that obligation quite seriously. We promise to do our best to make you glad that you sent them to us to treat.

Sending us a referral is very easy. Here are a few methods for you to use:

  • Call our office. You can call the office anytime at (480) 497-2000 and let us know that you are a current patient who has a friend to refer. We will reach out to your friend and let them know that you gave them their name, and setup an appointment. Alternatively, your friends or family can also just call us and setup an appointment.
  • Send us an email. You or your friend and family can also email us at infodrcondie@gmail.com and let us know that you’d like an appointment. We can communicate via email to setup the appointment quick and efficiently.
  • Send us a Facebook message. You do “like” our Facebook page, don’t you? Well, we sure hope you clicked that button and have enjoyed the content that we’ve shared. If you’ve liked the page you can simply send us a private Facebook message and we would be happy to reach out.

Leave Us a Review

As you may or may not know, this area is rapidly growing. Because of this, we all have new neighbors moving in and out. When a new family moves to town, they typically need to find a new Dentist, Family Doctor, Grocery Store, etc. In this modern age we live in, most people look online and look for the business that has the most reviews. The one with the reviews usually gets the calls. We would sure appreciate it if you would leave us a review of your experience with us. Those reviews speak very loudly and for a long time for a business.

You can leave us a Google review at this link: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=scott%20condie%20dentist%20arizona&lrd=0x872baf29a78074f9:0x8054136731cc0fb8,1,,

Again, thank you for allowing us the privilege of treating you and your family. We loving living and serving this community and plan to be here, creating beautiful healthy smiles, for years to come.

The Evolution of the Toothbrush

The Evolution of the Toothbrush may surprise you. Good oral hygiene is not a new idea. Our ancient ancestors knew that a healthy mouth is a happy mouth. For many centuries, the toothbrush has been the tool in which we make that happen. While overall dental care has become far more sophisticated in the 19th century, the fundamentals of keeping your teeth and gums clean haven’t changed much.

In this interesting info-graphic below (created by FORTIS), shows how the tool itself has changed over the years:

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As you can see, the toothbrush design has stayed relatively the same, as a hand held device. From stick to advanced smart-brush of today, the principal purpose remains the same. You may be surprised to see that the brush that sits by your sink is a similar design created in the early 1900’s. Dr. West’s Miracle Tuft Toothbrush with synthetic bristles basic design still fills the shelves of your local mega-mart, as an affordable and effective solution to dental care.

Teeth-brushing in the Modern Era

While the tool may have retained the same basic designs, one advancement in science that we all benefit from is the toothpaste that we use. Today’s toothpaste is far superior to what our ancestors had to use. Today’s toothpaste aids in the teeth cleaning process, prevention of future tooth and gum related problems, and creates a fresh and inviting aroma for our breath.

Dr. Scott Condie and Staff Know Best

Whichever design you like, from old fashion to high-tech, we hope you’re following Dr. Scott Condie’s advice for brushing twice per day for two minutes per session. If you’d like to learn more about the proper way of brushing your teeth, just ask one of our friendly Hygienists in the office. They are teeth-brushing ninjas and have all the secret tips and tricks.

Become a Tooth Brushing Rock Star

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Become a Tooth Brushing Rock Star

That’s right, you too can be a tooth brushing rock star! When we are young, we typically learn how to brush our teeth from our parents or an older sibling. Their bad habits can be passed on and practiced for many years (or a lifetime) if not corrected by your family dentist or further education. We want to share with you a few tips that will make your brushing experience more efficient and effective.

2 Minutes Twice Per Day

While two minutes might seem like a long time, if you are thorough and spend time on each tooth, the time will fly by. We’ve found the best way is to break your brushing up into four sections, for the four different quarters of your mouth, 30 seconds each. Many electric toothbrushes have built-in timers which can aid in this process.

Selecting the Right Toothbrush

The key here is finding a toothbrush that fits well with the size of your mouth. If you find your jaw muscles are strained after your brushing, likely your brush is too big. Also, select the right stiffness of the bristles to match the sensitivity of your gums. Usually, a soft brush is best (but that is an individual preference). Electric toothbrushes can make it easier to do an efficient job and typically come with different heads to match your preference.

Select the Right Toothpaste

Trusty old fluoride toothpaste is usually the best choice. Whitening, and tartar control pastes, while have their place, should not replace the proven formula. If you do use those type of specialty toothpastes, switch them out every once in awhile to make sure they aren’t having harsh or damaging effects on your enamel.

With these few tips, you are well on your way to a brighter, happier smile.

 

Why We Love Gilbert Arizona

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Gilbert Arizona – We Call It “Home”

Gilbert Arizona has many things to offer. From the tourist enjoying a round of golf, to the new resident working at one of the major hubs for PetSmart or GoDaddy, Gilbert has emerged as a jewel in the desert for many searching for something different.

Did you know that Gilbert Arizona has 5 times the job growth rate than the average US city. That’s right, our little boom town has so much to offer, from excellent golf and recreation, fantastic schools, and amenities galore. Over the next 5 years, Gilbert is expected to grow by nearly 16 percent. Gilbert outpaced several more well-known cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, and Las Vegas.

Housing is also a major factor in the success of Gilbert Arizona. Realtor.com rates Gilbert as one of the best places in the nation for job and housing. From starter family to retiree, Gilbert has the right house at the right price.

Dr. Scott Condie has brought new innovation to the neighborhood with his advanced training in Sedation Dentistry to his excellent bed-side manner and patient follow-up. Got a dental emergency? Dr. Scott Condie is here to help you find the right solution to your ailment. Dr. Scott Condie loves serving the people of Gilbert Arizona and is excited to grow with the community by offering treatments that are innovative and effective.

Lets Talk About Gum Health

Why Gum Health Should be on Your Mind

Our teeth are one of the body’s most important tools. Gum health, on the other hand, is often overlooked. Many say that they eyes are the window to the soul, but the truth is, our gums determine the health of many aspects of your body that you might not consider “dental”.

Gum Health Impacts on Body

The Impact of Poor Gum Health

Over the past 25 years, intense research has been done on the connectedness of the gums and other organs in our body. The heart, liver, gut, and even a growing fetus can be negatively impacted by poor gum health. Poor gum health, or Periodontitis can cause atherosclerosis, which is plaque building up in your arteries.  As you know, the arteries carry oxygen rich blood to all parts of your body, and if that engine breaks down, bad things can happen. Your liver can be impacted by systemic inflammation and a buildup of bacterial toxins. This again can cause a acute reaction which strains the heart. Your gut also suffers from poor gum health as a bacterial imbalance occurs that sets off a chain reaction to the rest of the body, from your ability to swallow to inflammation. Studies have also shown that these issues with your heart and liver create strain the on a pregnancy and can result in preterm birth, low birth weight, and preeclampsia.

The long term effects of poor gum health is the loss of teeth and the inability to properly eat food. This causes a host of problems for people as they age. One of the most startling figures that researchers have discovered over the past few years is that 40% to 60% of adults have some level of periodontal disease.

So how do you properly take care of your gums? It’s no mystery. Just go back to what you learned as a child.

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day (with a fluoride toothpaste)
  2. Floss regularly to remove plaque from between teeth
  3. Visit Dr. Scott Condie for a routine checkup and professional cleaning
  4. Don’t smoke

If you are concerned that your gum health is lacking, let Dr. Scott Condie take a look so he can recommend the right treatment path. In most cases, gum health can be dramatically improved with the right treatment plan.

TMJ Specialist in Gilbert Arizona

How  TMJ Specialist Can Impact Your Life

If you’re looking for a TMJ Specialist in the Gilbert Arizona are, you need to look no further than Dr. Scott Condie. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (otherwise known as TMJ) causes pain and discomfort in your head, neck and even your whole body. Many people confuse the symptoms as something non-dental and seek general medical care, but in reality, your TMJ issues can be resolved in the capable hands of Dr. Scott Condie.

Here are a few common signs and symptoms of TMJ:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Jaw joint noise or clicking
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Ear congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Loose teeth
  • Clenching or grinding
  • Facial pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Neck pain
  • Postural problems
  • Tingling of the fingertips
  • Hot and cold sensitivity of teeth
  • Nervousness or insomnia

In addition to these signs and symptoms, you may also be experiencing issues with the posture, appearance, and condition of your teeth. Many sufferers of TMJ go undiagnosed for many years due to their lack of seeing the dentist regularly.

Diagnoses and Treatment Options

To diagnose TMJ, Dr. Condie will use a variety of non-invasive tests to determine the scope of the issue to create the best strategy involved. Many of you may have heard Pamela Hughes on KTA-FM talk about her experience with TMJ and how Dr. Scott Condie has helped her solve this debilitating condition.

If you are experiencing these issues and think it might be related to TMJ, we encourage you to seek out Dr. Scott Condie at your next appointment to discuss the severity of your TMJ and what treatment options might be available to you. Dr. Scott Condie has many years of experience when it comes to TMJ and can provide you with a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and increase your quality of life.

Dentist in Gilbert Arizona

 

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Dentist in Gilbert Arizona

Are you new to the area, or are searching for a dentist for you or your family? You’ve probably noticed that there are many options for dental care in Gilbert Arizona. Before you put on a blindfold and throw a dart at a map of the area, let me introduce you to Dr. Scott Condie. From routine teeth cleanings, to TMJ/TMD treatments, with advanced treatment options like sedation, invisible braces, and cosmetics, Dr. Condie is an excellent choice for your family’s dental care.

What the Patients are Saying

Here are a few of the nice things that have been said about Dr. Condie recently by his patients:

Wonderful Staff and Dr.Condie is amazing. The staff is always polite and helpful and always go out their way to make feel comfortable and relaxed. The relaxation room was the best! Thank you Dr. Condie!!!!!” – Bedelia W.

“This office is top notch! Dr Condie is an artist! He answered all my questions and wasn’t pushy. His staff is skilled and pleasant. I love my new smile and get many compliments! I know I’m in great hands with Dr Condie and his staff!” – TB J

“Five Stars” – Jordan P

Your First Visit

Setting up your first appointment is easy with Dr. Condie’s online appointment scheduler. Just visit our website and fill out the form at the top of the page. Scott Condie Dentistry will do their best to accommodate your busy schedule, and make you feel right at home. You can also call our friendly staff at (480) 497-2000 to get your questions answered and to schedule your first appointment. Have an emergency? No problem. Dr. Scott Condie and his staff has years of emergency treatment skill that will help you feel relaxed as you get the care that you need.