A lot of people experience real anxiety over visiting the dentist. Whether it’s the sound of the drill, the thought of the needle, or the numbing effect of the anesthetic, there are a lot of things about dental treatments that make people uncomfortable. A lot has changed over the years, though, and with some of the most recent technological advances, your dental office experience doesn’t have to be uncomfortable at all. Being nervous or afraid before going into a dental appointment is completely normal, but there are steps you can take before coming into the office and some techniques and [...]
Over the years, a lot of time and effort has gone into developing new and more advanced technology for the dental office. The goal of all these new tools and procedures is to create a more comfortable and convenient environment in which you can see better results faster. We have always put a lot of focus on including the most innovative technologies in our office, which also includes a lot of time on continuing education to ensure we are using the right tools at the right time. In general, the technology that goes into a state-of-the-art dental office can be [...]
In a world where oral surgery is becoming more and more expensive, it’s important to make sure your teeth and overall oral health are at their best. If you don’t take care of your oral health on a daily basis, you may find yourself in a situation where you are paying tens of thousands of dollars for restorative surgeries and care. Through the practice of preventative dental care, you can be sure you are doing your best to keep things health so disease and other oral conditions don’t strike. What is Preventative Dentistry? Simply put, preventative dentistry is any activity [...]
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For some patients it’s enough to use a little anesthetic as a numbing agent to dull the discomfort while important dental work is done. For others, the mere thought of sitting in the dental chair is enough to keep them from receiving basic checkups, let alone major restorative procedures. For these people, sedation dentistry is a simple and effective solution. The simple fact is that some people have very real anxiety over this, and you can’t just tell them to “get over it.” These are people that can’t sleep the night before an appointment, who dwell on the upcoming procedure [...]
Cosmetic dentistry has developed to the point where most people can have the bright smile’s they’ve always wanted. Whether you’re just removing some unsightly stains or correcting some major misalignments, you have access to a wide range of tools and techniques that produce amazing results. The demand for cosmetic procedures has gone through the roof, and it is easier than ever to deal with stained or discolored teeth, cavities, chips, cracks, uneven teeth, gaps, and even several missing teeth. These problems can be addressed by one of many possible treatments, including: Teeth Whitening – Age and certain foods and drinks [...]
Seeing patients and perfecting smiles is just one part of my job. The other critical portion: continuing education. I believe that learning the newest and innovative techniques and staying up-to-date on the latest medical studies is essential for perfecting my patients' smiles and overall health. When I do come across something of interest, I always share it with whomever is in the chair at the time. But I realized that I could potentially reach more of my patients if I post what I learn online. Which brings me to my first blog post. I won't be posting often, but when [...]