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Overcome Your Dental Fear

We’d like to offer one comforting and wonderful fact about today’s dentistry: it’s comfortable, even pleasant. Technology, new procedures, and some very sophisticated approaches to anesthesia have all contributed to painless treatment, from cleaning to cavity preparations to root canal therapy. But what if you didn’t grow up with modern dentistry, and remember it differently? […]

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Where Did All the Pain Go?

The Reality is, Today’s Dentistry is Virtually Painless There’s a bright new trend in dental offices these days: More people are making appointments because they want to, not because they have to. What is it about a visit to the dentist that feels this good? One simple, wonderful fact: In most cases, the pain is […]

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Dental Phobia

Not in my mouth you don’t! The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat tooth decay or crooked teeth. Over six million people experience some degree […]

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How to Dispel Dental Anxiety

Of course, we do what we can to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. But there are also ways to help yourself deal with any anxiety you may have while anticipating treatment. Positive self-talk. Tell yourself, “I can handle this well.” Make other positive self-statements, especially about tense situations similar to this […]

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Dealing with a Dental Phobia

The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat tooth decay or crooked teeth. Over six million people experience some degree of anxiety when they visit the […]

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Nervous Young Man

Fear…It’s All in Your Head

Fear is a learned response, and what can be learned can also be unlearned. We still have a lot to learn about fear, but certain things we do know. Dental fear, for example, is often the result of vicarious learning. Take you, for instance. Even though you’ve never had a tooth removed, you’ve maybe heard […]

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A Cure for Dental Embarrassment

Are you avoiding the dentist because you’re afraid of the scolding you’re going to get for neglecting your teeth? Unfortunately, too many people feel this way. At our office, we don’t play guilt games. We’re more concerned with treating your needs, regardless of how long it’s been since you’ve seen a dentist. We understand how […]

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Dental Anxiety: No Laughing Matter

We’d like to offer one comforting and wonderful fact about today’s dentistry: its virtually painless. Technology, new procedures, and some very sophisticated approaches to anesthesia have all contributed to painless treatment, from cleaning to cavity preparations to root canals. But what if you didn’t grow up with modem dentistry, and remember it differently? If you […]

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Dental Anxieties

If You Have Dental Anxieties…

We Can Help We recognize that when it comes to dental procedures, some of the most terrible things aren’t going on inside your mouth—but inside your head. Fear of the dentist’s chair is both normal and understandable. You may be among the 150 million Americans who avoid the dentist altogether. But, truly, it doesn’t have […]

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