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Dr. Michael Wexler

Cosmetic Dentistry
Tucson, AZ
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tucson, AZ

Address

7265 E Tanque Verde Road,, Suite 101, Tucson, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Dr. Wexler was born and raised in a south suburb of Chicago, IL by his father, Samuel S. Wexler, DDS, also a dentist, and mother, Charlene S. Wexler, who is a published author. He left Chicago area to go to CU-Boulder where he earned a BA degree in biology. After enjoying sunny and mountainous Boulder for 4 years, he headed back to Chicago, IL where he spent the next 4 years attending University of Illinois Dental School earning a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry in 1996, Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998, and a Best-Of-the-Best Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics. He currently owns a private dental practice in Tucson, AZ since 2003 where he focuses on gentle cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. Wexler has a beautiful wife Allison, and 3 adorable daughters: Lily, Bella, and Sage.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Possible Dehydration: If this is a common feeling, you should seek medical advice from your primary care physician first in order to rule out a major medical issue, or if y... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
OTC Mouthrinses: Salivary production can be induced as simply by eating something sour, by various mouthrinses, or by specific medications. Sugar or sugar free sour c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
NSAIDs are the best: By far, the best pain killer medication for a tooth or mouth problem is the family of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Avg. 6 months-1 year: There is no exact timeframe. Every situation is different. In adults, it usually will take longer than in children/teenagers. Teeth can be moved ve... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Is it sticky?: Tartar is a hard substance that attaches to the tooth surface, whereas, a cavity is an actual breakdown of the tooth and causes a whole in the tooth. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Check by Dentist: You should have it checked by your dentist or an oral surgeon. The tooth is likely partially impacted and will be a source for chronic problems since... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Sinus or Allergies??: The pain above your eyes could be caused from sinus or allergy issues and could lead to tooth pain from clenching or grinding your teeth during the ni... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Eat diet low in sugars, acidic and starchy foods. Brush properly at least 2x/day and floss 1x/day.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
A trip to dentist: The best thing to do is to take a trip to see a dentist. You may have severe tooth infections that can spread into your throat and suffocate you when... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Don't: Don't forget to maintain proper oral hygiene. An electric toothbrush is very beneficial.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
It depends?: If this was always the case, you may have some sort of anatomical concern that may need to be treated surgically by an oral surgeon. If this happened... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Sugar Free/Xylitol: Sugar free chewing gum with the first few ingredients being xylitol is best. The xylitol will aid in fighting cavities. Trident & spry are just a co... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Closer to 20%: In general, you have a 10-20% risks of a dry socket after an extraction. Towards the higher end when lower molars are taken out. If you caused the b... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Treat them like natural teeth by properly brushing and flossing. They can get gum disease too.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Swish: Swish with water immediately after purging so stomach acid is less likely to destroy your teeth.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: What should I do and avoid immediately after surgery and for the next week to make recovery easier?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Share your main cosmetic concerns and ask if braces alone will take care of them.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
No Fluoride is Best: It is best to avoid Fluoride until you know your child can spit out the excess toothpaste, toothpaste with Fluoride is good to help keep our teeth str... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Eat a soft food diet, don't chew ice or gum, massage your jaw muscles, and get a splint from dentist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
No: A properly fitted mouth guard for clenching/grinding purposes will be fitted to your bite and problem associated with your teeth grinding habit. Invi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: To get straighter teeth brackets and bands you will get from orthodontist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Make sure you properly brush and floss to avoid potential white/opaque spotting on teeth when off.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Do they look like they will erupt normally, or is it best to have taken out to avoid future problems.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: You are able to clench your teeth due to your jaw muscles contracting, and just like working your bicep muscles in the gym when you do curls, your mus... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Help them brush, preferably with an electric toothbrush, and don't forget to help them floss nightly.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Recovery is easier to take impacted wisdom teeth out during teenage years.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Most people's mouths aren't big enough to allow them to erupt properly so are best to have taken out.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
See Dentist: When an abcessed tooth causes facial swelling, it means the infection has spread from the bone surrounding your tooth into your facial tissue. The in... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Proper: Proper brushing/flossing at least 2x/day and drink water instead of acidic ; sugary drinks.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Wearing a retainer of some kind will be necessary the rest of your life to prevent teeth shifting.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Maybe: It is not uncommon to have post-op sensitivity after root canal therapy. If the tooth had an infection/abscess prior to treatment, the pain/infection... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Sugar Gum is Worse: Any gum with sugar should be avoided. Sugar is immediate food for the bacteria in our mouths that cause cavities. Try a gum that is sugarless and ha... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Get Treated: See a dentist to treat the tooth/teeth causing the problem. That is the best way to get relief.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Not Enough Water: When you workout, your body overheats and cools itself by sweating. This causes your body to lose water very quickly which causes your saliva to thic... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ulcer with red halo: Canker sores are caused for unkown reasons and cold sores are caused from a viral infection. Both can look the same (white ulcer surrounded by a red ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Zilactin B: You can try zilactin b which can be found at a drugstore. This acts as a liquid bandade and will make the area you place it turn white. It always se... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: All dental whitening chemical procedures use hydrogen peroxide (carbamide peroxide breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea) gel, not liquid you ge... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Avoid: Avoid chewing gum or ice. Our jaws weren't meant to be chewing all day long.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: Avoid smoking ; drinking alcohol for at least 5 days after surgery to reduce your risk of dry socket.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Could Be Dry Mouth: Dehydration could be the cause since the hairlike projections on the top surface of our tongues (filiform papillae) can appear white in color for vari... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Stop Using/Wait week: It sounds like you may have had an allergic reaction to something in the mouthwash. I would stop using and wait 7 days to see if gets better. If not... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Have checked: If it doesn't go away in 2 weeks, have checked by a dentist to rule out something serious.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: Any stress on your body can cause an increase in blood pressure. See your dentist asap to get taken care of.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes if Teeth Stable: Regardless of the amount of bone loss, if the gum disease is stabilized and your teeth are not too loose, crowns can be done. If some teeth are hopel... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Possibly: Your lips and cheeks are held in position by your teeth. When your teeth are missing, they will tuck in and look more wrinkly and flabby. If you hav... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
About 2 weeks: Canker sores are caused for an unknown reason, but cold sores are caused by a virus (usually a herpes simplex virus). You can buy different ointments... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
LASER used as light: Laser teeth whitening is when a highly concentrated whitening chemical (usually hydrogen peroxide or a derivative called carbamide peroxide) is placed... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Allergic Reaction?: Check to see if the tooghpaste has an ingredient called sodium lauryl sulfate (sls). Sls is a detergent (causes foaming action in toothpaste) and has... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Ignore: What can I do to prevent from getting worse? What is the best treatment option for my situation?
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes, both: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a side effect of dry mouth which can cause the gums to become red/inflamed and irritable to touch. The whitening toothpast... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wexler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wexler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, it's not really on the inside of my mouth though.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Getting over a fungal infection.
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Stop answering my questions and keave me alone But ur answer was om

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Best-Of-the-Best Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Top Cosmetic Dentist, Second Place, Arizona - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Arizona Dental Association
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