7 Simple Tricks to Deal with Dental Anxiety
Dental related anxiety effects about 15 percent of people But why do so many fear the dentist? People become anxious about oral care and dental procedures for a variety of reasons Some may have had a bad dental treatment experience in the past Others anticipate pain and unease from the sounds and vibration from the drill Many dislike[…]Read More
Does flossing your teeth really prevent cavities?
You hear the same advice often: brush and floss often to help avoid tooth decay But most of us just don’t like flossing our teeth! In fact, 36 percent of Americans would rather do something unpleasant – like clean the toilet – than floss their teeth
To floss or not to floss?
10 Things Dentists Always Do to Prevent Tooth Decay
Tooth decay may or may not cause pain and discomfort But if you experience a toothache or tooth sensitivity, see gray, brown or black spots on your teeth or have bad breath or an unpleasant taste in your mouth for an extended period of time, it is a good idea to call your dentist for a checkup[…]Read More
The difference between having a cavity and needing a root canal
You are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks You have some pain near one tooth or along your jaw You suspect you have a cavity and head to your dentist for a checkup…but you are surprised to find out that your dentist recommends a root canal instead! What is the difference between a fillable cavity and a tooth that[…]Read More
Dental Crowns: When Filling a Cavity Isn’t Enough
A dental crown is simply a cap that is placed over a tooth Dental crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth that is visible above the gum line Dental crowns are used when cavities are too large to be filled with normal filling processes Crowns are also used following a root canal, a complex process which removes dental decay[…]Read More