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Tips to Overcoming Anxiety when Visiting the Dentist

Tips to Overcoming Anxiety when Visiting the Dentist

By | Dental Technology

There are a variety of reasons why patients are anxious about visiting their dentist.  Some people are concerned about the pain they may experience. Others worry that the appointment may be rushed or their concerns overlooked by the dental staff. The patient may also have some bad memories from negative experiences in the past while visiting a dentist. Avoiding a visit to the dentist due to anxiety will impact your overall oral health care, and may lead to the need…

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Frequently Used Dental Implant Terms

Guide to Dental Implant Terms Frequently Used by Your Dentist

By | Dental Technology, Dental Visit

To help you better understand what to expect when you need a dental implant procedure, here is a guide to help you decode the language your dentist uses to describe your upcoming procedure: Abutment: The abutment is a connector the dentist will attach to the top of your dental implant to serve as a replacement tooth, crown or bridge, and keep the implant firmly in place. Abutment Teeth: These are the teeth that support the bridge or partial denture. Ceramic:…

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What is Laser Dentistry?

What is Laser Dentistry?

By | Dental Technology, Dental Visit

Most people do not realize that lasers are used by dentists to treat gum disease, cavity treatment and other oral health care issues. Lasers are an innovative type of dental care and are extremely focused light beams used to alter or remove tissue in small increments. Dentists use lasers for a variety of procedures including removal of overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or whiten teeth. Most dentists use lasers to successfully treat: canker sores or cold sores root canal…

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