Fear of the Dentist? How to Ease Your Dental Anxiety

fear of the dentist reducing patient fear

If just thinking about your next visit to the dentist makes you nervous and filled with dread, you’re not alone. Fear of the dentist is common. It’s estimated that between 9 and 20% of patients avoid going to the dentist because of their fears. When you’re searching for a dentist, look for one with a relaxing…

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Are You Flossing Your Teeth the Right Way?

flossing teeth right way

Your dentist has probably told you (repeatedly) how important it is to floss your teeth. But, did you know there is a right and wrong way to floss your teeth? If you’re doing it wrong, you’re not reaping the benefits of flossing. Flossing helps remove bacteria above the gumline. When you floss, you may think…

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Does Oil Pulling Improve Oral Health?

does oil pulling improve oral health

In our dental practice, we often talk to patients who are looking for natural ways to improve their health. Oil pulling is a natural oral health aid that has gained popularity recently, although it isn’t a new technique. People have used oil pulling for centuries to keep their teeth and gums healthy and free of…

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Good Oral Health May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Good Oral Health May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Studies have proven that when your mouth starts to show signs of disease some form of health problem is starting to affect the rest of the body. One of the most well-known examples of this is the relationship between gum disease and its effects on the cardiovascular system. Often people who suffer from severe forms…

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How Restorative Dentists are Reducing Patient Fear

how restorative dentists reducing patient fear

Restorative dentists are becoming extremely popular due to their ability to correct many dental imperfections and conditions. Dentists who use restorative techniques can improve the look of your teeth and give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. One of the main reasons many patients don’t seek out this type of treatment is the fear factor.…

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Top Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

top trends in cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular with individuals who want healthy teeth and an attractive smile. Advancements in the technology behind many of the most well-known procedures have made them more affordable than ever before. We’re highlighting trends in cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures which have improved over the past few years. Top Trends in…

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Dental Emergency Tips

dental emergency tips

Tooth pain is one of the most intense types of pain you can experience. Even though most people consider a dental emergency to be less serious than something you would go to the emergency room for, the pain may make you beg to differ. When You Can’t Get to Your Dentist There are times when you…

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How Stress Affects Your Teeth

stress affects teeth

Stress damages the body in more ways than you might think. Everyone knows that constant stress puts unnecessary pressure on the cardiovascular system and heart. It also causes muscles throughout the body to tighten, restricting blood flow and putting pressure on the joints. Stress affects your teeth as well and can cause damage to your…

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The Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

causes of tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can prevent you from enjoying many of your favorite foods, not to mention the uncomfortable feeling when you breathe in cold air or drink cold beverages. Many people don’t realize that they can be causing tooth sensitivity with the foods they eat or how they care for their teeth. Causes of Tooth Sensitivity…

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Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure that offers a variety of benefits. Once they are in place, they require little care and provide you with several years of positive results. If you are trying to decide if porcelain veneers are right for you, there are several things you should know. Brighten Your Smile Veneers are…

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