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Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?

How to Handle Dental Phobia Although our practice is peaceful and serene, we know that some patients need a little more to get the extra comfort and security they need. For those that are nervous when it comes to dentistry, we have extensive experience working with 'dental phobia.' We designed our practice to provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere for our patients. And, if there's anything we can do to [...]

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?2022-02-01T08:00:00-08:00

Scared of the Dentist?

We understand, and we can help! The worst part about being scared of the dentist is that it may prevent you from getting the care you need. As well as being in pain or experiencing embarrassment due to missing or damaged teeth, avoiding the dentist can result in further damage and more costly repairs down the line. Instead, choose the gentle and caring team at our office. If you're scared [...]

Scared of the Dentist?2021-03-09T08:00:23-08:00

Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Here's to Health in 2018! We care about you as patients and as friends too! As we all try to get healthier in the New Year, here are some common resolutions that can improve dental and overall health. Make the New Year tobacco-free! Do whatever you need to quit smoking—seek out a program, a patch, a support group. Half a million North Americans die annually from disease caused by cigarette [...]

Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy New Year!2018-01-02T08:00:54-08:00

Dental Phobia

Not in my mouth you don't! The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that, today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat tooth decay or crooked teeth. Over six million people experience some degree of anxiety when they visit the dentist. Two million dental patients are just plain scared, [...]

Dental Phobia2017-06-13T00:00:03-07:00

Diabetes

The first clue to diabetes may be in your mouth! In many cases it's the dentist–and not the physician–who has the first opportunity in the early detection of diabetes, because diabetics are especially prone to dental problems. Swollen, tender, bleeding and receding gums, loose teeth, and a sore tongue may not just be signs of poor dental health. They may be danger signals for diabetes, too. If you have any of [...]

Diabetes2017-02-21T00:00:21-08:00

How to Dispel Dental Anxiety

Of course, we do what we can to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. But there are also ways to help yourself deal with any anxiety you may have while anticipating treatment. Positive self-talk. Tell yourself, "I can handle this well." Make other positive self-statements, especially about tense situations similar to this with which you coped well. Make positive statements about the dental personnel. You're in good hands. Remind [...]

How to Dispel Dental Anxiety2017-01-17T00:00:57-08:00

Stay Healthy in 2017!

With the new year upon us, it's again time we examine our health and lifestyles, and see how best we can improve and maintain them. Consider some of these easy resolutions that will help you lead a healthier life for years to come. 1. Stop smoking and make this New Year tobacco-free! If you smoke or use other tobacco products, the single greatest thing you can do to improve your [...]

Stay Healthy in 2017!2017-01-03T00:00:39-08:00

Do You Commit Tooth Abuse?

Especially for Braces Wearers Do you absent-mindedly commit Tooth Abuse? These are habits definitely off limits for the health of your teeth: Don't chomp on a toothpick—it can wear teeth down and get caught in your braces. Stop chewing your nails, pens and pencils—it's hard on teeth and gums. Leave the ice in your drink? Chewing ice can crack teeth and fillings, and pop wires in braces. Don't consume something [...]

Do You Commit Tooth Abuse?2016-12-20T00:00:17-08:00

Dealing with a Dental Phobia

The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that, today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat tooth decay or crooked teeth. Over six million people experience some degree of anxiety when they visit the dentist. Two million dental patients are just plain scared, so scared that they suffer shaking, [...]

Dealing with a Dental Phobia2016-07-05T00:00:05-07:00

Fear…It’s All in Your Head

Fear is a learned response, and what can be learned can also be unlearned. We still have a lot to learn about fear, but certain things we do know. Dental fear, for example, is often the result of vicarious learning. Take you, for instance. Even though you've never had a tooth removed, you've maybe heard some pretty scary stuff about extractions, and the result is that the whole idea makes [...]

Fear…It’s All in Your Head2016-03-01T18:14:25-08:00
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