Tame Your Fear of the Dentist
Does the mere idea of visiting a dentist send chills down your spine? If so, you’ve got company. More than 20 million Americans avoid going to the dentist because they are afraid, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Dealing with Dental Anxiety
For some people, the fear of visiting the dentist outweighs the pain of a toothache. If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you’re not alone.
Do You Need Antibiotics Before Your Dental Visit?
You may have heard that some people should take antibiotics before they visit the dentist for a cleaning or extractions. This is called antibiotic prophylaxis. But the rules have changed in recent years.
Make Your Dentist Your Partner
One of the most important things you can do to ensure great oral health care is to develop a good relationship with your dentist. You'll be more relaxed when you realize you can ask any question of the dentist or the staff.
Dental X-Rays: What to Expect
Virtually everyone who visits the dentist will have X-rays taken at some point. Dental X-rays involve passing electromagnetic radiation through the jaw to produce images of the structures inside.