Healthy Dental Tips Blog

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

Scared of Going to The Dentist? Humor and Optimism Might Help!

Posted by Svetlana Li on Sep 10, 2013 12:30:00 PM

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and for a good reason. Studies have shown that laughter helps release endorphins, improves circulation and blood pressure, and over the long term, boosts the immune system. Laughter can alleviate anxiety and tension, and is often the perfect antidote for awkward, uncomfortable and stressful situations.  

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Topics: Safe Dentistry, Dental Phobia

What Is Dental Phobia?

Posted by Svetlana Li on May 22, 2013 11:32:00 AM

It’s time of year again – time to visit your dentist. But there’s one problem: you don’t like the dentist, to put it mildly, which is preventing you from making that appointment. And scheduling dentist appointments is an important part of your health regimen because oral health is a strong indicator of overall health. Your dentist can even discover potential issues before they become major ones, and they can prevent others before they even begin. But despite these great reasons to see your dentist, your dental phobia can stop you from going.

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Topics: Dental Phobia

Dental Phobia Often Spreads from Parents to Their Children

Posted by Svetlana Li on Feb 15, 2013 12:39:00 PM

If your gums ache or your teeth are sensitive then you need to get the issue checked out, but you don’t like going to the dentist. In fact, when you anticipate the needles, the numbing, and the drill, you just might be terrified of going. But did you know you’re not alone? If you have younger or school-aged children, they can pick up on this fear regardless if the signals are obvious or not, and they can become frightened of going – even before they have ever had an appointment!

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Topics: Dental Phobia

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

'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