It’s time to take your child to the dentist! In a perfect world, they would be jumping for joy, excited at the thought of getting their teeth cleaned. But most likely, you’re dealing with tears, temper tantrums, and feeling pretty bad for your kid. So how do you prepare your child for their first dentist appointment? How do you convince them that it will be okay? We’ve outlined 5 tips to prepare your kid for the dentist, and hopefully even make them excited.… Read the rest
Dr. Brayer is excited to announce a major new addition to her practice, the Solea laser in July 2015. Lasers have been used for years for dental procedures; however, this particular model is a major advancement in dental laser technology. The Solea laser allows for fast, quiet and precise operation. It is FDA approved for both soft and hard tissues, and reduces the need for anesthesia by over 90%. The ease and seamlessness of using the Solea laser allows us to practice more efficient dentistry services for our customers. Because most patients will be able to get their fillings completed without numbing their teeth, we can work on multiple quadrants … Read the rest
There are people who would rather endure the excruciating pain of a toothache than pay their dentists a visit. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about 25 million Americans refuse to get dental treatment due to fear. Millions of people prefer to live with their dental problems to avoid the procedures to fix them. Odontophobia is an irrational fear of dental surgery. Most people experience dental phobia due to the anticipation of the pain rather than the pain itself.
Based on studies, the most known cause of dental anxiety is the memory of an unpleasant experience, such as a cut lip, that occurred in the dentist’s chair. Children who … Read the rest