Did you know that 75% of all Americans experience feelings of anxiety about going to the dentist? In fact, around 30 million Americans are crippled by the fear of going to the dentist. If you have dental fear or an anxiety, you’re not alone and you don’t have to be overcome by fear and queasiness at the thought of going to the dentist. We are here to help.
Every kid hopes their report card comes back with great scores. Almost all of the time their grades directly reflect the effort they put into their studies. Just as your report from your dentist typically reflects the effort you put into your oral care.
Every dentist wishes they could give a good report to every patient but unfortunately that isn't the case. Not only will maintaining a healthy lifestyle help you prevent many common dental issues from developing it will keep your dentist happy and proud.
The day came for the announcement. Michael had been anxiously waiting for weeks to see if he got the promotion. He was so nervous but he couldn't help but hope that his recent teeth whitening gave him the extra boost in confidence that he needed to ace that interview.
When you were in school and your instructor was teaching you a topic, did you learn by listening, reading, watching an experiment or hands on learning? Adults process information differently and a child isn’t any different. Some may want to have you read a book to them, others may be able to get all the information from a short video while another may require 2 or 3 styles of learning to reinforce the lesson.
Mark was a new patient who came into our office one day. He was a tall man who looked like he could break bricks with his bare hands. As I sat there talking with him his nerves had taken over and he was trembling from fright. He was terrified to be in a dental office. As we visited about using sedation as an alternative to help him get through his appointments, the relief showed on his face and he was ready to take back control over his dental health.