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Dental Phobia… What Can You Do?

It's normal to be a little nervous about going to the dentist. Truth be told, most people don't look forward to their visits. However, others may have an elevated fear that causes increased stress and anxiety before their appointment. Still others might have a true dental phobia, where the thought alone is absolutely terrifying. An individual with a dental phobia will very likely avoid going to the dentist altogether. They may go years without treatment, letting problems get worse. If you have a dental [...]

By |2023-01-10T08:00:34-08:00January 10, 2023|Fear & Anxiety|

Dental Tips for Caregivers

If you're one of the millions of caregivers of an elderly patient who perhaps suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, then you probably maintain a checklist of the many daily tasks necessary to care for them. When making your list, don't forget to include dental health as part of your routine. How Caregivers Can Help For as long as possible, encourage the patient to care for him/herself. It's a dignity issue. When you must step in, physically demonstrate brushing and flossing, and the patient may [...]

By |2017-08-01T00:00:28-07:00August 1, 2017|Patient Education|