Conscious Sedation: What To Expect With Nitrous Oxide
25 February 2015
So, you've just scheduled some serious dental surgery and your periodontist told you he's going to use nitrous oxide to make the procedure as pain-free as possible. Sounds good, but he lets it drop that you'll be awake during the surgery! If that scares you, don't let it: nitrous oxide is a safe and effective conscious anesthesia.
Nitrous oxide is a very simple anesthesia to deliver. It doesn't require injections or any other kind of invasive procedure.
Three Root Canal Myths: Debunked
13 February 2015
If your dentist has suggested a root canal, you're probably full of fear and angst. You think they're painful, lengthy, and the tooth will need to be removed anyway, right? Listed below are three common root canal myths and the truth.
Myth #1: The Tooth Will Need to be Removed Anyway
While some teeth may require extraction down the line, the entire point of a root canal is to prevent removal.
2 Unexpected Ways To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally
31 January 2015
If whitening strips leave you with the pain of ultra-sensitive teeth, maybe it's time to find a new way to whiten your smile at home. Consider trying one of these DIY teeth whitening remedies to achieve that beautiful, white smile you desire:
An ancient Ayurvedic practice, referred to as "oil pulling" since the 1990s, involves rinsing your mouth with plain coconut oil. Oil pulling has been known to gradually whiten teeth over time because it contains lauric acid, a natural ingredient that kills the bacteria found in plaque.
How To Get Over Your Dental Anxiety
16 January 2015
It is common to suffer from some form of dental anxiety. It could be as simple as sweaty palms as you are sitting in the dentist's chair, or maybe it is an overwhelming fear that prevents you from making your regular 6 month appointment. If you suffer from dental anxiety, try one of these tips to help yourself get over it.
Use A Dental Bite Block
A problem you may have when it comes to your dental appointment is keeping your mouth wide open for an extended period of time.