Working With My Dentist
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Working With My Dentist

A few years ago, I realized that I was thinking about dental care all wrong. Instead of listening carefully to my dentist and making the necessary changes, I assumed that he was ultimately responsible for making sure that my teeth stayed healthy. Unfortunately, I developed a few serious cavities because I failed to properly brush and floss my teeth, and I knew that it was my fault. I decided to start taking notes at my dental checkups and carefully abiding by the dentist's orders. The difference was almost miraculous. This blog is all about working with your dentist to improve your result.

Working With My Dentist

  • What To Expect When Getting Your Adult Braces Off

    13 October 2018

    Wearing braces for many months or years is often what it takes to obtain straight teeth and a better bite, and eventually, the day will come when you get your adult braces off. If you are preparing to go to your final visit for your braces, you might want to find out what exactly will happen while they are removing your braces. If so, here are several things you should expect at this appointment.

  • Dental Health Issues From A Missing Tooth

    24 September 2018

    Until a problem develops in one of your teeth, you may give little consideration to your oral health. Nevertheless, the proper maintenance of your teeth through brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits is important.  When your mouth is not cleaned regularly, the number of oral bacteria that it contains can sharply increase. As a result, the acids that are released by the microbes may cause decay and gum disease. When dental decay and periodontal disease become severe, they can cause tooth loss.

  • Four Ways To TKO In The Dental Chair (And None Of Them Involve A Punch To The Head!)

    26 August 2018

    Paranoid in the dental chair? White coat syndrome got you wound up? Clearly, you might need some dental sedation if you cannot be calm for even simple procedures. Here are four good ways to calm down or sleep while the dentist works. Do Not Sleep the Night Before Nothing makes you quite so tired as no sleep. When you walk into the dentist's office on no sleep and combine that with any other sedation option, you will be very calm, if not fast asleep entirely, in a very short time.

  • Understanding Twilight Sleep

    26 July 2018

    If you've heard of sedation dentistry, chances are the term twilight sleep has come up more than once. While people often think sedation dentistry means that patients are put completely under, that's not actually true. Here's a simple explanation as to what twilight sleep is and what you can expect from it. What Is Twilight Sleep? Twilight sleep takes its name from the time of the evening, twilight, that is between complete nightfall and daytime.

  • Composite Bonding: An Introduction For Curious Cosmetic Dentistry Patients

    24 June 2018

    When you think about cosmetic dentistry, what is it that comes to mind? If you are like most people, you will probably bring up something like porcelain veneers, bridges and crowns, or even implants. However, cosmetic dentistry is not always as intense; in some cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures are far less complicated. Composite bonding is the perfect example of one of the areas of cosmetic dentistry that often gets forgotten. Yet, composite bonding is one of the options for improving your smile that you may be able to afford more than other options.