Archive for May, 2016

Understanding Dental Anxiety and Phobia

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Avoiding the dentist based on fear or anxiety is not wise for your oral health. Don't worry, we can help you calm your nerves.

Avoiding the dentist based on fear or anxiety is not wise for your oral health. Don’t worry, we can help you calm your nerves.

Have you ever heard of someone being afraid to go to the dentist? Of course you have, because a fear of the dentist is incredibly common among both children and adults. In fact, if you are reading this there is a good chance that you are that someone. Don’t fret, you aren’t alone. Affinity Dental is here to help you understand the reasoning behind dental anxiety and phobia and address how to ease your worries. (more…)

The Importance of Drinking Fluoridated Bottled Water

Friday, May 13th, 2016

If you only give your children bottled water, make sure it is fluoridated otherwise you are doing them a disservice.

Many parents who strictly give their children bottled water are unaware of the lacking fluoride levels.  Fluoridated bottled water is your solution.

Have you or your child ever gotten an unexpected cavity? Don’t panic. Even those people who practice impeccable dental care can find themselves subject to cavities. There are several contributing factors to tooth decay, and many parents are shocked to find out that their drinking water could be to blame. Let’s talk about the importance of drinking fluoridated bottled water in regards to dental health.  (more…)

What is Periodontitis? Dental Warning Signs and Prevention

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Prevention and treatment of gingivitis

How healthy is your smile? Learn how to spot periodontal disease in its earliest stages.

There are several different forms of periodontal disease, but you are likely most familiar with gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal diseases, or gum diseases, lead to chronic inflammation of the gums and can lead to pain and tooth loss. Let’s talk about how you can identify, treat, and prevent periodontitis. (more…)