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Rachel Moody, MBA

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How to NOT Hate Your Next Dentist Appointment

Posted by Rachel Moody, MBA on Dec 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM

The Dental Fears Research Clinic estimates that around 30% of all Americans experience at least a moderate level of anxiety about going to a dentist appointment. For roughly 10% of the population the experience is so distressing that they will not go at all, while the other 20% only go when it is an absolute necessity.

Even if you don't suffer from extreme dental phobia, going to the dentist is not something that most people look forward to, but there is a solution to the most common concerns. A dentist using new WaterLase technology can make your trip to the dentist a lot more enjoyable and help you keep healthy teeth and gums.

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Topics: Dental Fear

6 Common Causes of Dental Pain (and What To Do About It)

Posted by Rachel Moody, MBA on Dec 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Pain is a protective response from your body. Whether it is minor or severe; the sensory trigger is there to let you know something is wrong-something that comes from the inside out. Dental pain is no exception to this rule. It is a form of reactive nerve pain that emanates from inside your teeth when they are exposed to certain stimuli.

Why do your teeth hurt?

The answer depends on the stimuli. What stimuli? For every symptom, there is a cause. Here are 6 common causes and what to do about them:

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Topics: Dental Care Basics

5 Things to Ask During Your Next Dentist Appointment

Posted by Rachel Moody, MBA on Dec 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

For many, a dentist's appointment is an unpleasant visit that should get done with as soon as possible. We all know the importance of getting your teeth cleaned twice a year, but you should also try to view the dentist's appointment as a time to maximize your dental health.

Spend some time getting to know your dentist and oral hygienist, as they can offer you plenty of great advice that will keep your teeth and mouth in healthy shape for years to come. Below are some questions that you should be asking during your dentist appointment.

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Topics: Safe Dentistry

3 Top Holiday Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Posted by Rachel Moody, MBA on Dec 1, 2014 11:00:00 AM

The holidays are a time when a lot of people choose to indulge in sweet treats considerably more often than they do the rest of the year. For most people, it’s simply because they’re enjoying time with friends and family and an extra slice of pie just doesn’t seem like too bad of an idea in the long run. After all, you can always exercise it off after the holiday season is over, right?

While you might be able to burn off excess calories from holiday treats, you can’t undo the damage to your teeth that some holiday foods can bring. This year, try to steer clear of these foods that can damage your teeth, even if you find them around the dinner table or on the coffee table as snacks.

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Topics: Foods for Healthy Teeth