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Choosing A Dentist: ” I am Afraid Of Going To The Dentist.”

Dentist Fear

It is a common sentiment: “I am afraid of going to the dentist”, or “I hate the shot” or “I can’t stand the noise of the drill.” Fortunately there are many alternatives to alleviate apprehension of a dental visit. The first approach is to better understand what treatment is necessary and with this fuller understanding of the treatment, ones fear of the unknown should be less. For example once you understand that a root canal is not painful and that it is essentially a special type of filling, one can more comfortably associate this new experience with one that has…

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Apr 11, 2016 by
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Choosing A Dentist “I Did Not Get Around To Coming”

Gum Disease

Keep in mind: either you choose the time to go to the dentist or the time will choose you. It is a really rare person who develops no dental disease. For the average person, the day will come when something hurts, bleeds, swells or smells bad. There used to be a well known oil filter commercial. In it, a car mechanic is holding an inexpensive oil filter in his hand and says “Either you pay me now (to change the oil and maintain the life of your car engine) or pay me later. (And pay to replace the entire car…

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Apr 4, 2016 by
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Choosing A Dentist: “My Insurance Was Changed”

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance can be confusing. You will be healthier if you understand your insurance and hopefully your human resources representative can explain the details. Our office is ready to assist. There are three types of dental insurance. DMO. This type of insurance requires you to go only to a dentist on a certain list. This is a very weak insurance as typically the dentist receives a payment from the insurance company whether you go or not so there is an incentive for him/her not to see you as regularly as you might want or need to come. Try to avoid…

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Mar 28, 2016 by
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The Causes of Dental Sensitivity

The Causes of Dental Sensitivity   Dental sensitivity is very common. Sensitivity to eating and drinking hot and cold is not normal and may be indicative of disease. What are the causes?   Tooth decay. As a cavity grows and comes closer to the nerve of one’s tooth the thermal layer that was covering the nerve is now thinner.   Gum disease. Gun disease, because of bone loss, uncovers portions of the root surface. The root, by definition, lacks that protective enamel covering and can be sensitive to hot or cold.   The nerve of the tooth is sick. Due…

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Jan 13, 2016 by
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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Sealants are a composite materials that are flowed into or painted into the grooves found on the chewing surface of one’s teeth. They are related in substance to the white fillings, known as composite fillings, but the sealants are either clear or slightly white in color. Thus they are cosmetic in appearance. The purpose of the sealants is to prevent decay from starting in the grooves of the teeth where it occurs most frequently. It is important to know that sealants cannot be placed between the teeth where one tooth touches another- for that, one must rely on flossing to…

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Dec 11, 2015 by
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