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Preparing for Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Preparing for Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

by Natalie (SU)
You have experienced pain from crowded or impacted wisdom teeth. Or, your dentist recommends removing your wisdom teeth to prevent pain and crowding, or other problems when they erupt. You have heard a lot about getting your wisdom teeth taken out, but how should you prepare for having your wisdom teeth extracted?

The Benefits of Zoom! Whitening

The Benefits of Zoom! Whitening

by Shearly (SU)
The holiday season is almost here. It’s a time of celebration, of parties, and pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. And of course, you want to look your best. If you have been thinking about whitening your teeth for the holidays, maybe it’s time to look into the benefits of Zoom! Whitening. We all want a beautiful, pearly white, healthy-looking smile. But as we age, combined with some of the habits we partake daily (our morning ritual of 2 cups of coffee), our teeth tend to lose their luster over time. The answer is Zoom! Whitening. Zoom Is a non-evasive treatment that usually takes just a little more than an hour for a smile that is up to 10 times whiter.

The Surprising Reason to Use Mouth Guards

The Surprising Reason to Use Mouth Guards

by Natalie (SU)
Almost everyone knows that mouth guards can protect your dental health, and keep your smile intact. But what many do not know, is that mouth guards may help prevent more than just broken teeth; they may actually prevent or reduce the chance of brain injuries. This is because a properly made, custom fitted mouth guard not only stabilizes the teeth and jaw, they act like a mini-shock absorber, reducing the likelihood of a concussion.

Why Sedation Dentistry?

Why Sedation Dentistry?

by Natalie (SU)
Odontophobia (also called dental phobia) is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care. Not uncommon, it affects as many as 75% of American adults to some degree. If you suffer from dental phobia, you are not alone, and sedation dentistry may be right for you. Why sedation dentistry? Sedation dentistry allows you to relax in a gentle twilight state while the dentist provides professional and swift treatment. You are not completely unconscious, and can still respond to questions. You’re aware of what is happening, but so relaxed that you are unconcerned and completely at ease. Simply put, if you have avoided the dentist in the past because of dental phobia, you no longer need to suffer. By using nitrous oxide, sedation dentistry makes your trips to the dentist less stressful.