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Tips For Coping With Your First Dental Visit After Childhood Sexual Abuse

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Coping With Your First Dental Visit After Childhood Sexual Abuse

According to studies, roughly 20 percent of female dental patients experience sexual abuse as children. For these patients, dental visits are often incredibly frightening as they summon memories of the loss of control felt during the abuse. If you’ve been avoiding going to the dentist because of a history of sexual abuse, here are some tips to help you quell your fear and anxiety so you can get the dental treatment you need. Practice Relaxation Techniques Well before you schedule your dentist appointment, experiment with various relaxation techniques. Your goal is to find a technique that can effectively slow your heart rate and relax your breathing and muscles in times of stress. Relaxed breathing exercises, visualization, and both passive and progressive muscle relaxation are all techniques that you can perform whilst sitting in your dentist’s chair.  Schedule A Preliminary...

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Preventing Gum Disease When You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preventing Gum Disease When You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, then you should know that studies show that there is a link between this chronic disease and periodontal disease. Studies also indicate that rheumatoid arthritis symptoms sometimes reduce if gingivitis is treated properly. This occurs when the body does not have as much inflammation to deal with. Also, treating gum disease will help to reduce tooth loss issues. After you have your gums treated successfully by your dentist, follow the tips in this piece to keep it from returning. Clean With The Right Tools Cleaning your mouth thoroughly two times a day is best to help reduce gingivitis concerns. However, toothbrushes and dental floss may be hard for you to use due to stiff and painful hands. If this is the case, then invest in a toothbrush made specifically for people with arthritis. These products typically feature...

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Root Canal Vs. Extraction: Cost And Pain Considerations

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Root Canal Vs. Extraction: Cost And Pain Considerations

A tooth in which the nerve has died generally has two treatment options: extraction or root canal therapy, also called endodontic therapy. While you might be able to postpone your decision for a short time, eventually the tooth will become abscessed and painful; you might already be at this stage. While only your dentist can tell you the long-term prognosis for the tooth, here is information on two considerations that many patients consider first: cost and the pain involved. Cost One of your primary concerns might be how much your dental work will cost. While the cost of a root canal varies tremendously depending on where in the country you are, whether you see a specialist and other factors, the national median cost for a root canal is somewhere between $700 and $900, depending on whether you are having...

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Women And Premenopause Symptoms: Can Insomnia Threaten Your Oral Health?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Women And Premenopause Symptoms: Can Insomnia Threaten Your Oral Health?

If you’re in the beginning stages of premenopause and experience insomnia, it’s essential that you protect your oral health now. Premenopause or perimenopause brings on a number of symptoms that affect the way your body functions. Symptoms, such as insomnia, inadvertently harm your teeth, gums and jawbones by changing how they appear and function. You can take steps to protect your oral health from one of the most bothersome symptoms of premenopause. Your Problem: Insomnia Your inability to sleep or insomnia at night can trigger problems with your oral health during premenopause. Your body requires 7-9 hours of sleep each night to regenerate or regrow new cells. If you don’t sleep throughout the night, your immune system can’t fight off bacterial infections, including the bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease.  During premenopause, swelling and bleeding develops in...

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4 Ways Dental Bonding Improves Your Smile

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways Dental Bonding Improves Your Smile

Having a beautiful smile is possible thanks to all the advances in cosmetic dentistry, but so many cosmetic dental procedures as expensive. Dental bonding, however, offers an affordable way to fix many cosmetic dental concerns. If you aren’t happy with your smile, check out these four ways dental bonding improves your smile to see if it’s the right procedure for you. Makes Teeth Look Whiter If you have stained teeth, you’ve probably considered professional teeth whitening, which is an excellent idea. Professional teeth whitening is safe and extremely effective at getting rid of stains caused by foods and beverages, tobacco use or age. Unfortunately, some discoloration is immune to teeth whitening. Stains caused by overexposure to fluoride or trauma to the dentin can’t be corrected with whitening treatments. Luckily, you don’t have to suffer with discolored teeth, because dental...

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Enjoy These Strawberry Recipes To Keep Your Teeth White Between Dental Visits

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Enjoy These Strawberry Recipes To Keep Your Teeth White Between Dental Visits

Regular dental visits help to keep your teeth clean, healthy, and bright, but things like coffee, tea, and even dark berries can stain and dull the look of your teeth between visits to see your dentist. However, thanks to their astringent properties, strawberries happen to have a positive effect when it comes to keeping your teeth bright and white between dental treatments. Here are a few tasty strawberry recipes you can add to your meal and oral care regimen to maintain a brightly beautiful smile until you see your dentist again: Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Strawberries and lemons go great together, offering a sweet, yet tangy flavor that tends to delight even the most discerning of taste buds. The strawberries in this lemonade concoction offer teeth whitening power and the lemons offer a breath freshening effect. Here’s how to make a batch:...

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