Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gagging During a Visit? You Need a Friendlier Dentist in Scranton, PA

"The factors that cause dental phobia aren’t exactly clear, but psychologists believe that the fear itself most likely stems from the sense of powerlessness people feel when strapped into the dentist’s chair. This also explains why gag reflexes are quite common among dental phobics, because gagging is one way that the human body attempts to take control of matters by rejecting whatever it is that was placed in the mouth. To prevent these negative emotions and reflexes from showing, dentists are advised to make sure that their patients receive as much comfort and pampering as they need. In the end, it’s best if dental phobics visited a skilled sedation dentist in Dallas, PA to fight their fear. Such a professional will use the right agents to calm their patients, thus ensuring a smooth and worry-free appointment."

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Teeth Whitening: DYI or Visit a Cosmetic Dentist in Wilkes Barre, PA?

"Professional whitening treatments get the thumbs up from the ADA for a variety of reasons. First, in-office treatments usually clean the patient’s teeth and gums before proceeding, which is how any dental procedures- including home whitening treatments- should start in the first place. Second, these treatments are much safer because they use the best tools, employ the right techniques, and are well-regulated by authorities like the ADA. Finally, in-office whitening treatments produce better results since they can deal with all types of tooth stains. Tooth stains are generally classified as either extrinsic (i.e. stains that affect the outer layer or enamel of the teeth) or intrinsic (i.e. those that penetrate the inner structure or dentin).

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Listening to Relaxing Music for a Dental Procedure

Some working adults feel the same contempt for Mondays that they would for any dental procedure, especially for complex ones like root canal and teeth extraction. However, most of these people know that oral health is just as important as earning their paychecks from week to week, and this is how they find the strength to overcome these challenging situations.

For some people though, finding the strength to undergo a dental procedure is not as easy. While these adults know that maintaining their dental health is important, they fear the moment they’ll have to sit on the dental chair and endure everything that follows. Fortunately, these people can listen to music that helps promote relaxation and release tension.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tips on Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

The importance of teeth have transcended their usual purpose of mashing and crushing food to aid the stomach in digestion and speech. They’ve become important indications of how clean and hygienic a person is. This is why people spend at least a billion dollars on toothpaste alone.
However, it is also important to note that cavities have also been on the rise as of late. This means that families have to redouble their efforts to keep tooth decay at bay. Here are some tips to help them protect their oral health:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Surprising Ways You Ruin Your Teeth

Cavities are a pain— literally! So long as you avoid eating and drinking too many sugary treats, however, you’ll stay cavity-free for years, right?

Unfortunately, avoiding too much sugar may not be enough to prevent tooth decay. This is because you may have certain habits that are still facilitating the growth of bacteria. Some surprising habits that ruin your teeth (and that you may be doing) include:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Using Veneers to Seal the Front Tooth Gap

If you watched the 1995 comedy film Houseguest, you may remember lead character Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) being introduced to a very attractive woman. The only downside was that the woman had a visible gap─ a diastema─ between her front teeth whenever she smiled. Such a problem can be fixed through orthodontic solutions, but if you cannot undergo the lengthy process, your cosmetic dental practitioner may help out with installing veneers, or pre-shaped porcelain shells.