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Fear Your Dental Cleaning? Maybe an Ultrasound Can Help

Pain is a major reason that adults avoid the dentist. 74% of Americans polled said that pain during treatment was the reason they don’t go to the dentist. But, many don’t realize that, like other industries, dentistry has evolved with the patient in mind. Today, many dental procedures are virtually painless thanks to tools like […]

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How To Ease Your Family’s Dental Anxiety

Healthy habits and behaviors are shared between family members. Love snacking on carrots and ranch? Enjoy riding your bike through the neighborhood? Chances are good that your kids do too. Dental anxiety is no different. It affects all ages and can be passed from one family member to another. It’s also common for children to […]

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Scared of Braces? Overcome the Fear with these Tips

An upcoming orthodontic appointment doesn’t have to be scary. We have tips that will help you brace for braces: If the thought of getting metal brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth to pull and straighten your smile makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Up to 20% of Americans avoid the dentist […]

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Silver Diamine Fluoride: Is this Drill-free Dental Procedure the Future for Kids’ Cavity Treatment?

Too many children in Arizona experience tooth decay. In fact, more than half of Arizona’s kindergarten children (52%) have decay experience, a level higher than the national average for 5-year-olds (36%), according to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey. The traditional treatment for cavities is to drill out the decay and provide a dental filling, which […]

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Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential oils are everywhere. These popular potions are popping up on Pinterest in the form of DIY toothpaste and even as a drug-free fix for dental anxiety. But are essential oils all they’re cracked up to be? We explore a few uses: Oil Pulling The oil supposedly cleans the mouth by swishing a vegetable-based oil […]

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Adult Coloring for Kids at Heart + PRINTABLE PAGES!

Pokémon, fanny packs and Crystal Pepsi aren’t the only things making a comeback. Coloring books are back—but in a grown-up way, and these bestselling books are drawing lots of attention. According to Nielsen Bookscan, 12 million adult coloring books sold in the last year alone. Grab your colored pencils, amateur artists, we have some printable […]

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Dental Pre-Treatment Estimates: What Are They & When To Get Them

  If you’ve ever had car troubles, you’re familiar with the concept of an auto repair estimate. The mechanic runs a few diagnostic tests and inspects the vehicles for performance issues and hands you a paper that lists the recommended repairs and their associated costs. Occasionally, the repairs may cost a little more (or even […]

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Don’t Gag! Going to the Dentist Isn’t that Bad

Do you find your gag reflex in high alert when you go to the dentist? It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable, but you’re not alone. About one in five of us experience the gag reflex during a dental exam. Many people are nervous when they go to the dentist. That’s pretty common. During your treatment, your dentist […]

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Ax Dental Anxiety with Music

If the thought of visiting the dentist for your bi-annual checkup makes you break out in hives, you’re not alone. Dental phobia is a common ailment and the degree of your anxiety will vary based on previous experiences and the current health of your teeth. While there are may ways to ease your fear of […]

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How is Nitrous Oxide Used in Dental Procedures?

Nitrous oxide sounds like something a chemist—not a dentist—would use on a daily basis. Surprisingly, it was a dentist who found that this special mix of molecules can be used in medical applications. In 1844, Horace Wells performed a dental extraction on a patient who had been treated with nitrous oxide for the first time. […]

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