Dr. Keiko Willcox is a Dentist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Willcox specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
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No it's not too late at all. You are still young to do ortho. My oldest patient who started braces was 75. Just check with your dentist that you don't have decays nor periodontal disease. READ MORE
If the filling is composite, it's light cured to harden when filled. So you can eat right away. However, usually your mouth is numb, so you should wait until the numbness goes away to avoid accidental biting of the tongue, lips or cheek. Anesthetic lasts one or two more hours after the procedure. For amalgams, if it's still used, it should be avoided to eat maybe till next day. READ MORE
Considering your age most likely once every 6 month. But this has to be diagnosed by probing of the tissue and X-rays. In case of periodontitis you need it every 4 or 3 months depends on the severity of the disease. READ MORE
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Dr. Willcox is a general dentist who is currently serving patients’ dental needs at Willcox Dentistry & Orthodontics in Scottdale, Arizona. Willcox Dentistry & Orthodontics provides high quality dentistry and orthodontics in a comfortable, welcoming environment. It is there that Dr. Willcox offers preventive, restorative, and aesthetic dental and orthodontic care for patients of all ages.
“Having the opportunity to help people have a healthy and beautiful smile was the reason I joined the orthodontic field over 22 years ago. I feel happiest when patients are happy with their results. It’s a privilege to get to know many wonderful people and help them achieve all their smile goals. I find great joy in seeing children grow up to be beautiful, young adults, and our adult patients as they mature with us” as stated by Dr. Willcox.
Dr. Willcox began her education at the Tokyo Medical & Dental University School of Dentistry, and then went on to complete the orthodontic program at Tokyo Medical & Dental University. Once she had decided that she wanted to practice in the United States, she enrolled at the University of Southern California, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994.
By regularly participating in continuing education, Dr. Willcox is able to stay current on the latest technology and treatments in the field of dentistry. Her continuing education courses include the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum Diagnostic Box, the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry mentorship course, and coursework at the Dawson Academy and Tweed Foundation.
Dr. Willcox is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The AGD is a professional association of general dentists from Canada and the United States. A native of Japan, Dr. Willcox currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband. They often spend time with his grown children and their children. Dr. Willcox is passionate about staying fit, both physically and mentally. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and working on her family farm in Oregon.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. As a general dentist, Dr. Willcox diagnoses, treats, and manages patients’ overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.
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