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She Has Your Cavities: Why Parents Have Kids with Cavities

We love it when our child has our eyes or our partner’s dimples. But, children don’t only inherit our good traits. They can take on our bad habits, too, like poor dental hygiene practices. Parents with anxiety or fear of the dentist are more likely to have kids with cavities. As a parent, if fear […]

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Dental Office Smells a Turn Off? Aromatherapy Can Help

One thing most people immediately notice when walking into a room is the smell. Certain smells can trigger unpleasant memories in places like the dental office, which could affect how often people go. One way to change the atmosphere is through aromatherapy. Essential oils can turn a distressing dental office smell into a more calm […]

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Fear Your Dental Cleaning? Maybe an Ultrasound Can Help

Pain is a major reason that adults avoid the dentist. If you would like to use an Aesthetic as a way to numb the pain then that is completely reasonable. a 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 […]

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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

We’ve put together some information about why you might be scared of braces and some tips to help you overcome your phobia.

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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 a […]

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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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