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…)
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…)
Preventive dental care entails taking the steps to ensure that your teeth stay strong, healthy, and last for a lifetime. While cavities and other issues may occur occasionally, taking the steps to identify issues before they become serious will save your smile and ensure that teeth and gums stay strong and healthy. (more…)