Tips to Ease Your Fears of the Dentist

Tips to Ease Your Fears of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is incredibly common. A survey conducted by Delta Dental found that 42% of Americans do not see a dentist as often as they would like because of anxiety or fear. That is almost half of the population. Avoiding the dentist due to fear may increase your discomfort at your next visit […]

More Than a Dental Clinic – Find Your Dental Home

Find Your Dental Home

Like a primary care physician, most of the population will choose a dental clinic and remain loyal to that clinic for a significant period of time. A report by the American Dental Association found that the average dental practice has a patient retention rate of around 80%. That is a very high percentage of patients […]

Denture FAQs

You likely have questions if you have dentures or are preparing for dentures. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions regarding dentures and their answers explained in understandable terms. What are dentures? Dentures are a prosthetic designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They can be made of various materials, […]

Getting a Dental Filling – What to Expect

You have just received a routine tooth cleaning, and as the dentist examines your teeth and views your x-rays, you hear those dreaded words, “You have a cavity”. The dentist makes many people nervous, and having to come back for an additional procedure can increase that anxiety. However, you can feel rest assured that at […]

Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are snugly fit “cap” placed over the tooth. They are used for basic chewing functionality, speech, and aesthetics. Crowns are generally recommended in cases where the tooth has suffered severe decay and has extensive restorations. Therefore, dental crowns are used to cover and protect the remaining portion of the tooth. Additionally, they help […]

What to Expect When Receiving a Dental Implant

If you have received a consultation and your dentist confirms that a dental implant is right for you, it is now time to start preparing for the procedure. It is important to note that every situation is unique; the information below may differ for each patient. What to Expect Before Dental Implants During a consultation […]

Cosmetic Dentistry – Busting Some Common Myths

Whether we like it or not the first impression we make is generally based on our outward appearance. Much of the time this first impression is our smile. The power of a straight white smile can lead you to feel and act more confidently. Leaving a positive impression as you meet new people. Let’s take […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Dental X-rays are considered safe. However, the small amount of radiation exposure leads many to ask questions about side effects and the safety of dental X-rays. That is where we come in. We are happy to answer all of your dental radiation questions and/or concerns. What are Dental X-Rays? Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool […]

What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

If you have been advised that a tooth extraction is necessary you understandably may be feeling nervous. Whether you require simple or a surgical extraction the procedure can feel scary. First and foremost we hope that you understand that patient comfort is our number one priority. Our team will do everything possible to make this […]

What are Dental Sealants? Do I Need Them?

Brushing and flossing daily is the best way to prevent tooth decay. However, small crevices and ridges may make it difficult to thoroughly clean the teeth, leaving missed areas. This is where dental sealants can do their job. What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are a non-permanent material that covers the biting surface of teeth. […]