Dr. Daniel Wolter

Dentistry
Goodyear, AZ
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Goodyear, AZ

Address

14940 W. Indian School Road, Suite 450, Goodyear, AZ
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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

379 Answers
53 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Post-Doct. Education: "Cosmetic Dentistry" is not a recognized speciality by the American Dental Association. So, those dentists who focus primarily on that field have take... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
See Dentist Again: Your recent lower molar extraction is probably not related to your top teeth being numb, although that can be responsible for the jaw (bone) pain. A m... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Well, kinda...: I'm not quite sure what you mean by "spots, " so i can't say for sure. However, the very back of the tongue has all kinds of normal bumps and lumps al... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Go Back Again: If your symptoms are not improving, you definitely need to go back to your dentist. If he/she can't figure it out, you might have to see a specialist:... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Fluoride Can Help: Fluoride is the only known way to limit the spread of tooth decay. It should be used at least twice a day to all your teeth. The easiest way is with t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Not a GP: Oral conditions are usually not easily diagnosed/treated by general physicians. However, an ENT should definitely be able to help you if you want to s... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Many Options: The TMJ is a very complicated and delicate joint. There are many problems which can affect it, and treatment options vary considerably. Many different... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Pros and Cons: There is conflicting evidence regarding antibiotics after placement of dental implants, especially in healthy people, in healthy bone, and without bon... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Crowns Are Easier: In general, getting the crowns should be easier for you. You won't have to get numb, and there will be no invasive work done. It's simply an impressio... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Absolutely: If you want to keep the tooth, and it needs a crown, then obviously you have to get the crown. If your dentist thought the tooth would last without th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Nearly Impossible: I wouldn't worry about it. First, the person using the pick would have to be HIV-positive and have left blood on the instrument. That's unlikely. Then... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Many Possibilities: Most bad breath comes from bacteria on the far back of your tongue or throat. Your dentist can recommended a mouth-rinse and cleaning aids to help wit... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Yes....Normally: Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic (cephalosporin) which stops the growth of certain bacteria common in infections of the respiratory tract, ears, sinuses, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Yes, Quite Normal: Deep pits/grooves in back teeth are completely normal. Unfortunately, many of these pits/grooves are so deep and narrow that they can't be cleaned, ev... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Advil or Naproxen: Ibuprofen or Naproxen seem to be the best over-the-counter medications for dental pain. However, they never cure the problem. Teeth aren't supposed to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Dentist First: ANY sore or spot that doesn't heal within two weeks--anywhere on your body--should be examined by a professional. In this case, I would recommend a de... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Yes...Carefully: Oragel is a numbing cream. That's all. If you have a lip wound with stitches, it's rare that it would be painful for more than a day or so. However, i... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Chlorhexidine is OK: You are only going to use the Chlorhexidine for a week or two...perhaps up to four weeks. Although Chlorhexidine does stain teeth and promote tartar b... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Take It Seriously: It's highly unlikely that you've developed a serious oral problem from using spit tobacco just 10 times. However, it's quite possible that you're havi... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Tricky Question: Infection cannot be seen on an X-ray....even a 3D scan. Only the bone loss itself can be seen. Bone loss is the result of local inflammation. Often, t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Minimal Changes: Veneers are very conservative, by definition. In fact, in some cases, the underlying teeth don't have to be altered at all. In the other cases, the pr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Quick and Simple: If you're missing a tooth, a bridge might be a great way to replace that missing tooth with a non-removable new one. There are other choices, too, but... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Yes: Anything injected into your body will get into your bloodstream...some more, some less...some quickly, some slowly. Local anesthetic will slowly be "w... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
See a Dentist!: If you have swelling, that's a clear sign of infection. There's nothing you can do to fix that yourself. It needs to be addressed right away by a dent... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Not Really: When a tooth is removed, the remaining socket (where the roots were) will fill with a blood clot, just like any other wound anywhere else in the body.... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Tough to Tell: It's difficult to know if you reacted to the trout, a spice/seasoning used, or perhaps a side dish. You need to have this tested by a doctor. If you'r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Bad, But an Easy Fix: Teeth clenching/grinding at night will never stop. It may reduce in periods of calm, but it will be worse in periods of stress/anxiety. This pattern i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Take It Out: Removing the piercing is the only true way to clean the area. Since that's probably not an option, you're on the right track with non-alcoholic mouthw... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
No.: Invisalign aligners and retainers do not contain bpa. Most of the mouthguards & other oral appliances made in the usa also do not contain bpa. However... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Should be Zero: The cavity itself is going to hurt quite badly some day...That's what you should really be worried about. If a dentist fixes it, you shouldn't have an... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Depends on Your Risk: For most healthy adults with good oral hygiene practices at home, the usual recommendation is every six months. However, science suggests that every t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Ask Someone.: Asking someone else to give you an honest appraisal of your breath is really the only way to know for sure. It's very difficult and not accurate to tr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Yes It Is.: Lip cancer can be caused by cigarettes, especially non-filtered ones which have a hot area contacting your lips. Lip cancer is much more likely from p... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
High-Tech Material: Zirconia is a type of material used to make a crown. There are many other types, but zirconia is the strongest of the non-metallic materials. It looks... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Get a Nightguard: Daytime teeth grinding is a habit which can be broken, like any other. But it's not easy. You have to constantly remind yourself to keep your teeth sl... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Clean & Disinfect: Sounds like your implant has a problem, probably will infection, loss of bone attachment, or plaque/food accumulation. In these cases, the area around... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Eating is Fine: You can eat and rink before any routine dental procedure. Of course, it would be common courtesy to brush and floss afterwards, before your dentist st... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
No Good Options: Over-the-counter products, whitening rinses, whitening toothpastes, and home remedies are very unpredictable and don't work very well in many cases. O... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and se... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
You can't recement.: Unfortunately, if a porcelain veneer comes off your tooth, there's no way to re-glue it yourself. Don't break or lose the veneer, and see your dentist... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Surface Mineral Loss: Demineralization is exactly what it sounds like...A loss of minerals from the surface of the enamel (the outer layer of a tooth). Minerals are lost co... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Usually Not Much: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, and several other factors. Every tooth is diffe... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Just Touch a Tooth: Cold testing is done to check the state of health of the pulp...that's the organ inside a tooth which keeps it alive with blood supply and nerves. In ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Usually Not Much: Most teeth can be removed quickly, safely, and easily. All you'll experience is a little soreness and perhaps a bit of bruising/swelling afterwards. T... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
It Shouldn't Be: A bridge is indicated to replace a tooth/teeth which are missing. So, that's not cosmetic...It's functional. A bridge needs strong teeth on either sid... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Depends on Teeth: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, surrounding bone, and several other factors. Ev... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
It's Episodic: The physical signs of geographic tongue tend to come & go over time. However, the condition never goes away completely. There can be extended periods ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Depends on You: Like with any "hands-on" medical or dental treatment, it depends on how much disease you have, how much work has to be done, and several other factors... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Not Really: Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth, usually affecting the tongue primarily. It can happen to anyone at pretty much any time...Just like a viral... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 32 years experience
Genetics: The way teeth develop and erupt is determined by your genetic code. Severe trauma, intense medications, and other drastic environmental factors can so... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wolter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Yours is the most caring and meaningful reply of the 6. You really connected on this. Much appreciated. I have an excellent periodontist for this. 1st, have to get free...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Wolter! This was a very clear and helpful explanation.
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Thank you, your answer is very helpful! Your kindness is much appreciated! Best wishes!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, Arizona - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Arizona - Spring
2017
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