going to the dentist with less anxiety
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going to the dentist with less anxiety

Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.

going to the dentist with less anxiety

  • Preparing For Braces If You Play A Brass Or Woodwind Instrument

    9 December 2015

    Many patients worry about how braces will affect their quality of life before they get them placed. You may worry about everything from your eating habits to your ability to converse without a noticeable change in your speech patterns. If you play a brass or woodwind instrument, then you are also probably worried about how braces will affect your ability to practice and perform. The good news is that, for some musicians, braces do not have a negative affect on their playing.

  • Dry Mouth: What It Is, What Causes It, And How You Can Experience Relief

    9 December 2015

    Everyone experiences a dry mouth at one point or another in their life, but a consistently dry mouth that interferes with daily living is a medical condition that needs treatment. Persistent dryness of the mouth and upper throat is known as xerostomia and is not only a problem in its own right, but also can be a sign of more serious illness. Below is more information on xerostomia and what you can do about the problem:

  • Navigating Holiday Meals After A Dental Implant

    9 December 2015

    For many people, holidays revolve around meals shared with family and friends. Since your dentist may recommend a soft food diet for 5-7 days after they place a dental implant, you may not want to schedule your implantation around the holidays. However, if your dentist has an opening in their schedule because of the holidays or if you are traveling to see your dentist, your only option may be to have your implant placed slightly before a holiday.

  • What Can You Do To Regain A Healthy Appearance While Recovering From Bulimia?

    8 December 2015

    If what began as an innocent attempt to lose a few pounds has transformed into a life-consuming cycle of binging and purging, you may be wondering what you can do to stop this roller coaster ride and regain a healthier physique. Unfortunately, even after you've replaced your binging and purging habits with healthier behaviors, your period of bulimia may have wreaked havoc on your appearance—particularly your skin, hair, and teeth. After working so hard to put this disease behind you, you may find that these visual reminders of your illness only make it more difficult to remain committed to recovery.

  • Celebrating The Holidays With Lots Of Food? Avoid These Favorites To Protect Your Teeth

    8 December 2015

    If you plan on enjoying a large holiday feast this season filled with a variety of desserts and dishes, you may want to watch what you eat. Although the holidays can be the best times of the year, the foods you eat may wreak havoc on your teeth later. Some holiday staples, such as cranberry sauce and sweet potato souffle, can stain or damage your tooth enamel. Here are two holiday favorites you should avoid to protect your teeth and gums and alternatives you can choose instead.