Posts Categorized: Advice/Tips

Treatment Options for the Dental Phobic Patient

Many patients present to our office with a fear of the dentist. This fear may have arisen from a traumatic prior experience or it may be associated with “White Coat Syndrome”. Some patients simply have anxiety due to the noises found in the dental office (these noises can be from the dental drill or from… Read more »

What is so great about Nitrous Oxide?

In our dental practice, we occasionally have patients express that they’d rather do anything than come see us.  For those few patients, there is something about being in the dental chair, hearing the noise of the drill, or anticipating feeling discomfort, that makes it difficult for them to seek dental care.  One way that we… Read more »

Does Charcoal Whitening Work?

You may have recently observed a lot of discussion on the internet about brushing and whitening teeth using charcoal products. Over the past year, we have had many patients inquire about the effectiveness and safety of using charcoal on their teeth. History shows that many years ago, ancient Romans used charcoal powder in making a paste… Read more »