Coping With Dental Anxiety or Phobia

Did you know that 9% to 15% of people living in America avoid their dentist because of anxiety and fear? That comes to about 30-40 million people! If you are one of those unlucky few that suffers from dental phobia, we are here to help. Dental anxiety vs. Dental Phobia Patients with dental anxiety will… Read more »

Caring for Your Dental Sealants

Your healthy smile is fairly easy to maintain. Taking good daily care of your pearly whites (and your gums) will go a long way to ensuring a lifetime of good oral health. Dental sealants are yet another tool in your hands to keep that smile bright. Sealants are a clear plastic-resin coating which are painted… Read more »

Why Saliva is Good for Your Teeth

What’s it made of? The saliva in your mouth is comes from blood and is basically the bloodstream of your mouth. It helps build and maintain the health of the soft and hard tissues in your mouth (your gums, tongue, teeth). While made of mostly water, it also has electrolytes, mucus, and antibacterial compounds and… Read more »

Brushing, Eating, and Your Enamel

What is the best time to brush your teeth? Is there a best time, or does it make no difference? Should you brush before or after you eat? To help you answer questions like these, we’re happy to give you a few ideas. People typically prefer to brush their teeth right after they eat to… Read more »

Preventing Root Canals

Many people worry about going to the dentist—especially if they need a root canal.  Fortunately, root canals have improved in recent years, and are virtually painless now. Still, it is an unpleasant notion. If you crack a tooth, plaque and bacteria could grow in the center of your teeth. This can increase the likelihood of… Read more »

The Truth About Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can be a very important treatment. In fact, this treatment may be necessary to save your tooth and to alleviate suffering. Sadly, despite its importance, root canal therapy is arguably the most feared of all dental treatments. But does this treatment really merit the dread associated with it? Honestly, no. Root canal… Read more »

Sedation Can Take Away Fear

Does the thought of visiting the dentist feel you with fear? Would you rather suffer the pain of a toothache than go to a dental office? Do you feel nervous or anxious leading up to or during dental treatments? You are not alone. Many people suffer from dental fears, or dental anxiety. This can be… Read more »