Healthy Dental Tips Blog

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

How to Have an Anxiety-Free Dental Experience

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Oct 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

One of the biggest complaints patients have about dental visits is that they are afraid of the sounds and vibrations caused by the drill. We’ve all heard it – that high-pitched screeching that rattles our heads as the dentist bores into our teeth. But there is an alternative. Dental lasers such as WaterLase are quiet and non-vibrating, and go a long way toward eliminating dental anxiety.

Fear of the shot is also eliminated with laser dentistry since most times, no anesthetic is required. From cavities to whitening, laser dentistry can make procedures more comfortable. It also preserves more tooth structure when treatment is required.

The dental laser makes a quiet pulsing sound. This feature alone is one of the most talked about benefits for patients. It is no secret that a quieter appointment means a more relaxed appointment. Sounds can trigger fears or bad memories and make patients feel nervous.

Patients generally report less pain and have shorter recovery time after laser treatment than traditional treatment. Less swelling after dental treatment is also frequently reported.

Laser dentistry is comfortable and accurate. Replacing the drill with a laser for procedures helps reduce loud sounds, annoying friction and scary vibrations. Make your next dental appointment a comfortable, anxiety-free experience. Ask your dentist if laser dentistry is a good option for you. Visit

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Topics: Dental Fear

Women are More Disgusted by Dental Treatment than Men.

Posted by Svetlana Li on Oct 25, 2013 4:33:00 PM

It is a well-known fact that dental treatment is a cause of anxiety for many folks. Whether it's fear of the drill, the shots or having a tooth pulled, a visit to the dentist is not generally at the top of anyone's favorite to-do list. Some even report disliking the sounds and smells of the dentist’s office.

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Topics: Dental Fear, Dental Phobia, Dental Tips

Advances in Technology Surpass the Need for Dental Distractions

Posted by Malcolm Davies on Jan 2, 2013 11:29:00 AM

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Topics: Dental Fear, WaterLase Dentistry, Dental Phobia

Lead by Example – Steps to Painless Dentistry for Your Child

Posted by Svetlana Li on Dec 12, 2012 12:35:00 PM

As a child, you had to endure things you didn’t like to do, like eat your veggies, visit the doctor, and brush your teeth. But your parents made you do them because they were necessary parts of learning how to keep a healthy lifestyle. Now you’re a parent, and you want to help your children do the same. You also know it’s about time to take your children to the dentist, and this brings back unpleasant memories. However, with advances in dental technology, you can find a WaterLase dentist to make visits routine and virtually painless. To help keep any visit to the dentist an easy one, here are some dental tips that you and your child should follow:

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Topics: Dental Fear, Kids, WaterLase, Pediatric Dentistry

'No shot, no drill, no fear'

Posted by Malcolm Davies on Dec 6, 2012 11:30:00 AM

You’d be hard-pressed to find a person, who genuinely looks forward to their next date with the dentist although most of us really should. Dentists are the medical practitioners responsible for taking care of your mouth. You know, the part of your body you use to smile, laugh, sing, eat, kiss and communicate. The only reservations you should have about seeing a dentist is an appointment set up in advance. When a doctor diagnoses you with something however, you get it taken care of as soon as monetarily possible. This sort of respond-and-react should be the same when it comes to dentists.

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Topics: Dental Fear, WaterLase, Dental Phobia