If it has been more than six months since you’ve last seen your dentist, you might feel a bit uncertain about scheduling an appointment after all this time. Life can get busy, causing you to miss these regular dental visits. It’s common and happens all the time. What you don’t want to do is to continue putting off meeting with your dentist out of fear. As you prepare for your upcoming appointment, here are four things you can expect when being welcomed back into the dentist’s office.(more…)
August 17, 2023
June 14, 2023
You hate to admit it, but visiting the dentist is a frightening thought. Maybe it’s even kept you from going to appointments in the past. What if there was a way you could have a more enjoyable experience in the chair? It may sound too good to be true, but sedation dentistry may be the answer you’ve been looking for, but it’s natural for you to have questions about this miracle solution. Below you’ll find some of the most common questions about sedation and responses that should put your hesitation and fears to rest.(more…)
May 16, 2023
To someone unfamiliar with dental sedation, it can seem a little mysterious. A nervous patient is given a sedative and then is magically more relaxed. They may wake up later and realize their dental work is already done or have problems recalling their time in the chair. Consequently, many myths circulate about dental sedation, but here is the truth behind them!(more…)
April 14, 2023
These days, nearly everyone watches every dime they have. Even if you aren’t living paycheck to paycheck, staying within budget is probably important to you and your family’s financial security. So when your dentist offers sedation to help manage your dental anxiety, you hesitate to take advantage of it because of the additional cost.
Sedation typically costs a couple of hundred dollars, which can feel like a lot of money at first. Keep reading to learn more about the cost of sedation and why it may be money well spent.(more…)
March 13, 2023
You consider yourself to be a smart person. When it comes to important decisions, you weigh the options, think about the pros and cons, ask experts for advice, and do your research. In replacing your lost teeth, you have a life-changing choice ahead of you, namely which type of restoration you want. Whatever you pick, it will affect you every day for years to come.
In selecting your replacement teeth, you need to consider more than just the short-term benefits. In fact, you should seriously think about the lifespan of dental implants and other restorations, the cost, and prolonging your replacement teeth.(more…)
January 11, 2023
You’ve likely experienced a bad taste in your mouth sometimes. Often enough, the cause is harmless— spicy or sour food, black coffee, etc. However, this bitterness can be concerning if it’s constant. Should that happen, you may have an oral issue that needs urgent treatment. As for why that’s the case, your Odessa dentist is here to tell you. Read on, then, to learn what a bitter taste in your mouth means and why to get dental care for it.(more…)
November 16, 2022
Do you tend to get cavities often? Although there could be many underlying causes, your enamel may be weak. Although you can’t necessarily get enamel back, you can reinforce it with the right nutrients: calcium and fluoride. You know about calcium-rich foods you can have to help, but what about fluoride? Can you get it from another source besides your toothpaste? Keep reading to learn about drinks and foods with fluoride.(more…)
September 20, 2022
No one likes to feel uncomfortable, but it can be tricky to know if the discomfort automatically means something is wrong. When it comes to tooth pain, however, it rarely is a good sign. But what kinds of tooth pain should you be most concerned about? When should you contact your emergency dentist? Here is a breakdown of the types of tooth pain to take seriously and schedule an urgent appointment for.(more…)
August 17, 2022
Several weeks ago, you finally got your dental implants put in. You’re so excited to eat some of your favorite foods again, and you look forward to the day when you can smile without feeling self-conscious about your missing tooth. But then, your implant starts to feel loose. What does this mean? It is supposed to be secure, but it doesn’t feel that way. What should you do?
Regardless of the timing or circumstances behind your loose dental implant, it can be a disconcerting experience. You must act quickly or your dental implant could fail completely—you need to call your dentist right away. Why? Keep reading to learn several reasons!(more…)
July 5, 2022
As a new parent, you feel like you’re faking it until you make it. You seek advice from experienced parents, but unfortunately, it’s all too easy to get misinformation, either from the internet or old wives’ tales. For your child’s teeth, for example, you may have been led to believe certain myths that could actually harm them!
Here are only three common myths about children’s dentistry that can be detrimental to your little one’s oral health and their growing smile.(more…)