Archive for the ‘Dentist’ Category

What Are Dental X-Rays?

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Learn all about dental X-rays.

Learn all about dental X-rays.

The dentist is one of those places that many people simply don’t want to go to, but everyone has to. Many people are even afraid of the dentist and avoid going for as long as possible. However, good dental health is a vital part of overall health, and it requires periodic trips to the dentist. And while most dental technology is advancing, there is still no better way to assess the health of your teeth and pinpoint problems than dental X-rays. (more…)

Tips For Overcoming Your Fear Of The Dentist

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Dentist

Experiencing fears surrounding the dentist? Identifying what your fears are and what steps you can take are crucial in making sure your teeth are properly taken care of.

As perhaps one of the most common phobias, visiting the dentist tops the charts for many people’s list of fears. Studies show that fear of dental work stops 5-8% of people, and another 20% will only seek dental services when they are overwhelmingly necessary. Overcoming your fear of the dentist is an endeavor you should strive for; the health of your mouth can have an impact on your entire body. 

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Why You Need To Share Your Medical History With Your Dentist

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Learn why you need to share your medical history with your dentist.

Learn why you need to share your medical history with your dentist.

When filling out a new patient form for a dental office, you will need to answer questions on your dental and medical history. This may include questions about your lifestyle (such as smoking) and your family medical history. It’s very important to answer all items accurately, as the information will help your dentist to assess your immediate oral-care needs and recommend the best treatment for you. Continue reading to learn why all patients must share their medical history with their dentist. (more…)

What Does My Tooth Pain Mean?

Friday, June 14th, 2019
Learn about two common forms and tooth pain and what they mean.

Learn about two common forms and tooth pain and what they mean.

Tooth pain can be very irritating and interrupts your daily life, as you may find it difficult to focus, eat, and sleep. The only worse than suffering from tooth pain is when you are unsure why it’s hurting and how to make it stop. There are a few types of tooth pain, so the first step is to figure out when and where your pain is coming from. Continue reading to learn about two common forms and tooth pain and what they mean. (more…)

4 Types Of Dental Specialists And What They Do

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Learn more about four types of dental specialists and what they do.

Learn more about four types of dental specialists and what they do.

When you visit your dentist for a regular check-up, you will likely see a dentist that is either a DDS and DMD. However, this dentist may refer you to a dental specialist, such as an orthodontist or endodontist. What do these mean and how are they different from your general dentist? Continue reading to learn more about your general dentist and four types of dental specialists! (more…)

Preparing For Your First Visit To A New Dentist

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Dentist with Child

Check out these tips on how to prepare for your first visit to a new dentist.

Whether you move to a new location or decide to switch dental offices, it’s important to know what to expect when visiting a new dentist for the first time. Regular dental check-ups are a crucial part of keeping your mouth and body healthy, and it’s essential to provide your dentist with all the information they need. Continue reading for a few tips on how to prepare for your first visit to a new dentist. (more…)

Are Dental X-rays Safe For My Child?

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Learn if dental X-rays are safe for your child.

Learn if dental X-rays are safe for your child.

X-rays are valuable tools to help dentists spot signs of tooth decay or disease, but you may be reluctant to expose your child to the radiation. A dentist will only use X-rays when it is necessary and has reason to suspect that your child may be at risk of tooth decay. Continue reading to learn when dental X-rays are safe for your child and how you can minimize the need for X-rays. (more…)

What Is Laughing Gas And What Does It Do To A Dental Patient?

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Sedation Dentistry

Learn about what laughing gas is and what it does to a dental patient.

Most dental visits are a simple check-up to scrape plaque off your teeth, remove stains, floss, and check for cavities. However, some visits require a dental procedure that using laughing gas to sedate the patient. Continue reading to learn more about what exactly laughing gas is and how it affects a dental patient. (more…)

How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth At Night

Friday, July 6th, 2018
Learn how to stop grinding your teeth at night.

Learn how to stop grinding your teeth at night.

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common issue that millions of people suffer from on a daily basis. Teeth grinding can lead to serious problems for your teeth, and can result in pain the next morning. Continue reading for a few suggestions on how to stop grinding your teeth at night to keep your teeth healthy and strong. (more…)

How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

Friday, June 8th, 2018
Learn how your dentist may be able to help with your sleep apnea.

Learn how your dentist may be able to help with your sleep apnea.

Many adults are diagnosed with sleep apnea, or have symptoms that put them at a high risk of developing the condition later in life. While doctors and sleep experts can help with diagnosis and treatment, did you know that your dentist can also help to ease your sleep apnea? (more…)