4 Ways to Ease Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia

In the U.S., about half of adults report visiting the dentist every six months. The remainder foregoes semiannual visits for a variety of reasons: too busy, no insurance, and just forgot. However, according to surveys, somewhere between 9% and 20% skip visits to the family dentist because of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Dental anxiety…

5 FAQs About Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, also called adhesive dentistry, was invented by Dr. Michael Buonocore in 1967. Dr. Buonocore discovered that a weak acid could prepare teeth for bonding with plastic, thus leading to dental bonding with tooth-colored resins. Here are five common questions about dental bonding and cosmetic dentistry: What is the difference between bonding and filling?…

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Bad Habits That Will Ruin Your Teeth

While many people have their dental care habits in check, these healthy habits may often be in vain if you follow them through with some equally unpleasant habits. Understandably, most of these bad habits are easy to get into, and not everyone is aware of their detrimental effects on the teeth. This ignorance does not…

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3 Types of Dental Care

Dental care is an important part of routine healthcare. Like much of healthcare, dental care offered by your family dentist is one of the most critical steps you can take in maintaining a healthy smile. Preventative measures include regular checkups from your dentist, as well as measures you take at home. Beyond regular checkups, find…

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Over half of American adults over 50 that were surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry agreed that a smile is the physical feature that continues to be the most attractive as people age. With this information, it’s no wonder that cosmetic dentistry is such a popular choice. It helps to make your teeth…