Dental Phobia and Your Oral Health

Visiting the dentist is a critical component of achieving and maintaining good oral health, which we now know is extremely important to overall health and wellness. While most dental procedures are painless, simply having an exam can cause some people to feel stress and anxiety. Most people can handle these feelings, but for those living with dental phobia, the thought … Read More

Understanding Sedation Dentistry

In an effort to oust the global oral disease epidemic, the dental industry has spent valuable resources working to better understand and overcome the obstacles that keep individuals from achieving good oral health. Access to dental care is a big issue, and groups like the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have implemented a … Read More

Don’t Lose Your Dental Benefits! Contact Us Today!

October is coming to a close and many people have the festivities of the holiday season lingering in the back of their minds. Parties are being planned, presents are being purchased, and the electricity of joy and new beginnings is starting to tingle in the air. But before you get swept away in the excitement of the season, we’d like … Read More

Gender Roles in Dental Phobia

In an effort to better understand dental phobia, research comparing gender and emotional reaction to dental treatments has recently been published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences.  While there isn’t a huge gap between the number of men who are afraid of the dentist and their female counterparts, the study showed that women are much more likely to be … Read More

Another Step Closer to Pain Free Dentistry

***UPDATED: January 30, 2013*** Yet another step has been made towards pain-free dentistry with a recent study out of the University of Otago Dental School in New Zealand.  After finding that a high number of children who have had extensive dental work done suffer most from anxiety and fear of the dentist, a new technique of treating tooth decay has … Read More

Understanding Dental Phobia

***UPDATED 12/13/12*** Researchers are one step closer to identifying a potential origin for dental phobia, according to a recent Spanish study.  Scientists examined several children (ages 7-12) who display some fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist, and it turns out that those who showed the greatest signs of anxiety shared this fear with another family member, particularly a parent.   … Read More

Overcome Your Fear at Miami Dental Sedation Spa

It is completely normal and natural to feel apprehension or anxiety when preparing to receive dental treatment.  Most people experience some degree of these emotions, but for some, they can be extremely intense and even debilitating.  Whether caused by unpleasant previous experiences or fear about the procedure itself, anxiety and alarm keep some individuals from regularly visiting their dentist, often … Read More

The Safety of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry has been all over recent news media after an ABC News investigation uncovered a horrific story of greed and malpractice.  According to reports, there have been 31 child deaths over the last 15 years due to incompetent dentists using anesthesia in inappropriate ways, at times to perform routine procedures, such as teeth cleaning and cavity treatments.   It has … Read More

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Oral health is so important to our overall well-being.  Not only is it crucial to visit your Miami sedation dentist regularly, but you should follow a consistent and thorough cleaning routine at home and this starts with making sure you have the right toothbrush. From a young age we are taught the importance of brushing regularly.  We now know just … Read More

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

The month of October is recognized as National Dental Hygiene Month and there is no better time to reevaluate your oral health.  So many of us put off our oral health because of time, money, fear or convenience and it’s important to understand the consequences of putting off regular dental checkups and follow up appointments. So many individuals believe that … Read More