Archive for October, 2016

What exactly is dental phobia?

Specific phobias such as dental phobia are a type of anxiety disorder that creates intense feelings of panic and nervousness among people in dental and clinical settings. Sometimes, a dental phobia can be so severe that a person will avoid necessary oral health treatment. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can greatly ease the effects of dental phobia […]

The First Signs of Gingivitis

Gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, cause concern for your dentist. During all oral health checkups, a dentist will look for signs and symptoms of gum disease. If gum disease is present or deemed to be a potential threat, oral health professionals will encourage that patients improve their oral hygiene practices at home, change their […]

Why is Titanium Used for Dental Implants?

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are normally regarded as the best tooth replacement solution. This is because dental implants address the loss of the roots of teeth and support prosthetics that will replace visible tooth structure. Embedded into the jawbone by our oral surgeon, a dental implant is a screw-like post […]