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Clenching your teeth and jaw can be extremely damaging to your oral health. Not only does it put stress on the jaw muscles, it also puts an undue amount of stress on your teeth. Your teeth were meant for chewing, not for clenching! You can take simple steps to stop clenching your teeth and prevent damage to your …

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Which Type of Dental Sedation Is Right for You? Dental sedation is something many dentists now offer their patients with dental anxiety. It’s used during procedures that may not necessarily require sedation, but sedation is necessary in order for the patient to relax during treatment. Sedation choices are …

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Laughing gas, known also by its formal name nitrous oxide, is used as a mild sedative in dentistry. It doesn’t smell and you can’t see it, but it helps you relax quickly in order to complete your dental procedure. You’ve heard of laughing gas, and maybe you’ve even received it during a procedure. But what exactly …

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While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is …

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You likely haven’t given much thought to that smile that crosses your face when you experience something funny, pose for a photo, or watch cute videos online. However, smiling is more than just a pretty face! Smiling has a wide variety of health benefits, so get ready to show the world your gorgeous smile and reap …

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Although dental anxiety is very common among people, dental phobia takes dental anxiety to the extreme. People who experience dental phobia tend to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. However, this could end up costing them their smile. Does this sound like you? There is help for people with dental phobia, …

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If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not alone. An estimated forty million Americans suffer from anxiety about going to the dentist. As you can imagine (or maybe you don’t have to!), this can lead people to forgo going to the dentist or to skip appointments and treatment even when they’re in pain or …

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Do you get anxious at the very idea of being in the dentist’s chair? Saying that you’re not alone would be a huge understatement. In fact, as many as 15% of people refuse to even go to the dentist simply because they are afraid to do so. That means there are as many as 40 million Americans putting their teeth at …

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There may not be many people who actually enjoy going to the dentist, but for some people, fear of the dentist is so bad that they are not able to get through a dental appointment without a serious level of emotional anxiety that becomes a problem in itself. People like this may fear the pain of dental procedures, …

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