Category: Dental Anxiety

People sometimes feel stress about going to the dentist. Dental anxiety is the term for the fear of dental care or of dental professionals. It and dental phobia are both types of dental stress.

Many factors can cause dental anxiety. The effects or symptoms may include diverse behaviors and can lead to complications. Treatment options include prescription drugs and meds such as laughing gas, nitrous oxide, valium, and xanax. Learn more below…


Spa-Like Touches Help Dental Patients to Relax

July 21st, 2017 by

Patients who are wary of the dentist may be able to relax at last. More and more dental practices around the US now offer the type of treatment you’d see in a spa. Oscar Suarez, 29, admits he used to […]


Why Generation Z Might Go On to Have the Healthiest Teeth to Date

June 30th, 2017 by
toddler getting her teeth brushed for the first time by mom

Dental professionals are urging new parents to take infants to the dentist and warning them of the outcomes of postponing their first visit. Up until recently, a child’s first dental visit traditionally took place at the age of three or […]


Virtual Reality Might be a Cure for Dental Anxiety

June 27th, 2017 by
Woman looking through Virtual Reality goggles while getting dental work done

Patients who are afraid of the dentist might soon be able to escape to an alternate universe during check-ups and leave their fears behind. According to Science Daily, a recent experiment found that dental patients who are immersed in virtual […]


Breaking Down Every Exam Your Dentist Performs During A Check Up

June 14th, 2017 by
man in a dental chair

A dental visit is usually pretty quick and therefore doesn’t seem particularly reliable to the average patient. Unless you have gum disease or another oral condition, each visit likely involves the exact same services, making you wonder whether or not […]


Depression and a Healthy Smile: Break the Cycle

May 11th, 2017 by

Depression is a hot topic in the modern world. Many people struggle with it, and many others are concerned about watching for the signs so they don’t miss something that could potentially save a loved one’s life. Along with life-threatening […]


Stress Awareness Month and the Impact on Teeth

April 5th, 2017 by

Stress is a normal part of life that everybody will experience on occasion, but it can become a problem before you even have the chance to spot the red flags. If you don’t take steps to manage your emotions, they […]


Ways to Avoid a Painful Visit to the Dentist

September 13th, 2016 by

If you are like many people, a visit to the dentist is one of the most painful and stressful appointments that you endure, and you have to go twice a year. Whether it is being nervous about the possibility of […]


Treating Sensitive Teeth

August 24th, 2016 by

A Reason to Smile: Sensitive Teeth are Often Easy to Treat If you’re experiencing recurring or sudden sharp pain when drinking hot beverages or eating frozen treats, or while brushing and flossing, then sensitive teeth may be to blame. Tooth pain […]


The Many Myths and Misconceptions of Visiting The Dentist

January 13th, 2016 by

For some people, dental appointments are routine, but for others, dental anxiety makes the process a serious ordeal. Fortunately, modern dentistry is an advanced science that typically results in positive outcomes. Here are some of the fears and misconceptions people […]


Ring in 2016 with a Healthy Smile

January 6th, 2016 by

Oral Health: at the Forefront of Everyone’s Mind This Year  – In 2015, more and more medical reports started to emerge about the importance of oral health on a person’s general health. In fact, poor oral hygiene was tied to […]