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How to Reduce Anxiety When Facing a Dental Appointment

An estimated 20 percent of Americans are so anxious about going to the dentist that they will only go when absolutely necessary. The reasons for this anxiety range from discomfort with personal space invasion to fear of pain. Unfortunately, it becomes a...

What is my dental hygienist doing when she cleans my teeth?

“Without the hygienist, dentistry would be far behind where it is now,” said Mark Burhenne, DDS. Not only are dental hygienists the friendly face that makes your dental visit feel comfortable, but they are an essential part of your dental health! Those two dental...

Flossing: Is It Worth It?

You’re flossing your teeth, just like you do every day, when you feel a familiar sensation: gum tenderness. Sure enough, you spit into the sink and see a little blood. Ugh. On top of cutting off the circulation in your fingers, making you squeeze your fists into your...

How to Prevent Toothaches and Sensitivity Caused by Winter Weather

Thirteen percent of Americans have over-sensitive teeth, and if you’re one of that number, you know how much this sensitivity can affect your life. In the midst of winter chill, your teeth can take an additional hit from cold-induced sensitivity. What causes this...

What you need to know about teeth whitening products

If you had to name one human trait that makes the biggest positive impact, what would it be? For most of us, the answer is a smile. According to Hexa Research, 99.2 percent of people surveyed believe that a smile is an important social benefit. And based on the rapid...

Easy ways to help kids remember to brush their teeth

Between bouts of bribery, threats, tears, negotiations, and more tears, getting my kids to brush their teeth every night looks more like a hostage situation rather than an attempt at better oral hygiene. But it doesn’t need to be like that. Brushing teeth should be a...