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What Is Sleep Dentistry and How it Works

Does the mere thought of a having your teeth cleaned make you cringe in fear? Would you rather suffer through the agony of a toothache than go to your dentist? You are not alone. Many people suffer from extreme dental fear. For these people sleep dentistry may be the best…

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Gentle Sedation Methods in Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you putting off having needed dental work done because fear of pain or discomfort? Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. However, not wanting to go to the dentist does not take away your need for dental work. If you…

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Dental Phobia Treatment & Cures

Millions of people avoid necessary dental care because they are afraid to go to the dentist. They avoid the dentist rather than seeking dental phobia treatment. People with dental phobia have a higher risk of gum disease and early tooth loss. The best approaches to overcoming dental fear are sedation,…

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Dental Procrastinators May Need a Different Dentist

Let’s admit it, many of us put off going to the dentist. We have our reasons for being dental procrastinators. For some it could be busy work and personal lives. For some, it’s a downright terrifying fear of pain, often because of a bad experience as a child. For others…

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How Facing Dental Phobia Helps Repair Long Term Oral Problems

Few people look forward to spending time in the dentist’s chair. Did you know that 5-8% of people avoid going to the dentist out of fear? Dental phobia is a more serious condition than dental anxiety. This leaves people panic stricken and terrified of dental care. Sometimes people will suffer…

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Treating Gum Disease & Dental Problems from Smoking

Did you know that half of gum disease in smokers is caused by smoking? Chronic, long-term gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth. If you stop smoking completely, then you may be a candidate for dental implants to replace these missing teeth. However, implants can fail if…

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Smile Restoration Without Braces

Most people think only orthodontists can fix crooked teeth. Did you know that cosmetic dentists can also provide options to fix your crooked teeth?  Adults with a crooked smile or bite problem now have choices for smile restoration with or without braces. There are many things that can happen affecting…

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What to Do for a Toothache?

Sometimes, there is nothing more painful than a toothache. Many people grew up with a “Band-Aid and Advil” philosophy towards pain: suck it up and it’ll go away. This may work for scrapes and bruises when you were a kid, but it is not a good idea for toothaches. Toothaches…

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What Do Bleeding Gums Mean?

If you brushed your teeth and spit something pink, reddish, or with a tint of orange, your gums might be bleeding. It’s time to schedule an appointment with a dentist since bleeding gums are not normal and this is a sign of periodontal disease. Gum disease starts as gingivitis, where…

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Bite Problems Cause Long-Term Oral Health Problems

Over-bites, under-bites and open-bites may seem like simple aesthetic smile issues. Leaving these bite problems unfixed affects the jaw. These bite problems cause different teeth to receive more pressure and to be worn down in different places and can lead to: Chronic headaches from TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder Premature wear…

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