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CAN I EAT BEFORE SEDATION?

Sticking to a balanced diet keeps you healthy and active, but there are some situations that warrant exceptions in your diet. If you’re going to see your dentist for IV sedation, you’ll have to follow some specific guidelines to make sure the procedure can carry on the way it should. Keep reading if you’re wondering [...]

WHAT SENIORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Teeth can last a lifetime, but they often do not. One of the most common causes of tooth loss is untreated periodontal disease. This is an oral infection that you can prevent with a little help from your dentist and a good at-home oral care routine. Even if you do develop periodontal disease, prompt treatment [...]

ARE YOU TOO OLD FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?

You’re never too old for adult orthodontics, especially now that there are so many options available for discreet, comfortable teeth straightening. Talk to your dentist to find out if orthodontic treatment could be right for you. Family dentistry professionals recommend orthodontics for any adult who is embarrassed by crooked teeth, is having trouble cleaning between [...]

UNDERSTANDING YOUR DENTAL ANXIETY

Dental anxiety is common, but you can overcome it with some help from your family dentist. Ask about sedation dentistry, which uses intravenously delivered medications to help you relax during your appointment. With IV sedation, time will seem to pass quickly and you shouldn’t remember any vivid details of your cosmetic or restorative dentistry appointment. [...]

DENTURES VS. IMPLANTS: PICKING THE RIGHT RESTORATIONS FOR YOU

All dentists prefer to save a patient’s natural teeth whenever it’s possible to do so. When a tooth can’t be salvaged with treatments like a root canal, it’s time to think about your restoration options. Your dentist can help you weigh the pros and cons of dental implants and dentures. Advantages of Dental Implants Dental [...]

TALKING TO YOUR DENTIST ABOUT TOOTH RESTORATION WITH DENTURES

Missing teeth can be bad for your oral health and your smile, so you’ll want to talk to your dentist about replacement options. There are a few different kinds of dentures, so consider the benefits of all of them to see which type is right for you. Keep reading to learn about tooth restoration with [...]

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CAUSES OF DENTAL PHOBIA?

Dental phobia keeps many patients from seeing the dentist, meaning they don’t get the dental care that they need. This might occur because of past experiences at the dental office, which could include a lack of professionalism and attention from a previous dentist. Others might simply have an anxiety disorder that affects all aspects of [...]

SAVING YOUR TEETH FROM YOUR COFFEE HABIT

Teeth whitening is among the most commonly performed cosmetic dentistry procedures, and it’s no wonder when you consider how fast and effective this treatment can be. However, consuming staining foods and drinks can discolor whitened teeth over time. If you want to maintain a bright smile, then your dentist will tell you that drinking staining [...]

STARTING THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR DENTIST ABOUT YOUR TREATMENT ANXIETY

Do you avoid going to the dentist? If so, then it’s important for you to realize that you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are effective ways for patients to feel more comfortable and relaxed while in the dentist chair. Read on for some tips about talking to your dentist about your treatment anxiety. Address the Cause [...]

THE ORAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUITTING SMOKING

Did you know that quitting smoking can help prevent the need for restoration dentistry procedures and periodontal disease treatment? If you’re looking for ways to promote your oral health, watch this video to learn more about the benefits of quitting smoking. Smoking can have a significant impact on your oral health by causing problems like [...]