How to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

Taking your child to the dentist can be a difficult journey, especially without the right preparation. Most children express fear and anxiety when going into the dental chair due to the scary looking utensils and uncertainty about the dental procedure. Rather than risk a tantrum or non-compliance, there are a few steps that you can take to make your child’s trip to the dentist much smoother and more enjoyable. By taking the right steps, you and your child can get in and out from the office quickly and without stress. (more…)

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Pregnancy and Dental Care

For most women, pregnancy is filled with both joy and difficulties. While there is certainly something special about carrying and waiting for a child, there is also a great deal of concern involving routine health issues such as dental health. Dental health while you are pregnant can change dramatically due to the hormones in your body. In addition, taking certain steps to protect your dental health during pregnancy can have a positive effect upon not only your health, but the health of your fetus. (more…)

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What To Do About Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. The discomfort is usually felt in the form of a sharp and sudden pain after eating foods that are sweet, sour, cold, or hot or even contact with cold air. If you are a victim of sensitive teeth, there are tips that can help to reduce the pain and discomfort so that you can live comfortably and eat the foods you enjoy. (more…)

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Tooth or Fiction? 5 Common Dental Myths Revealed!

If you have a fear of going to the dentist, you are not alone! Nearly 12% of adults in America have dental anxiety. Many other people develop general anxiety when they think about sitting in the chair and hearing that drill whine near their ear. In fact, some people have such a fear of the dentist that they avoid going at all costs. According to a report from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 5% of adults in America do not go to the dentist at all out of fear. (more…)

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What Are Your Teeth Saying About You?

We all know that keeping your teeth healthy is important, but did you know that dental issues could be a sign of other health problems in the body? Your organs are all connected to each other and if something is wrong, then chances are it’ll have a negative effect on something else.

So, what dentists see in the mouth, can have a significant effect on other organ processes and systems in the body. The reverse is also true, things that are going on in the body can manifest in the mouth. Here are 3 common dental problems that could be signs of a bigger health issue. (more…)

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