If you’re paying for a dental plan but not going to the dentist, you’re not alone! Dental care utilization among working adults is at its lowest level since tracking began in 1996. Fear of going to the dentist is a common factor contributing to this. Dental anxiety is one of … [Read more...]
Kid Dental Injuries: Preparing Parents for Dental Emergencies
As every parent knows, children are prone to accidents, and dental injuries in kids are no exception. Back in the day, many teeth were lost to sports accidents. Failing to catch a baseball, taking a soccer ball to the face, crashing on a bike, or roughhousing gone wrong are … [Read more...]
Are You Passing Your Fear of Dentistry on to Your Kids?
Children copy how their parents act. Sometimes it’s on purpose, like when they wear mom’s shoes or dad’s hats. Other times it’s unintentional, like learning to fear the dentist. Research shows that parents pass along their fear of the dentist to their kids. We’re here to help … [Read more...]
National Dentist Day: Why Do You Heart Your Dentist?
Celebrating dentists on National Dentist Day Every year, National Dentist Day falls on March 6th and it’s one of our favorite days! Some of us love visiting the dentist because we truly enjoy being around them! Others love that minty-fresh feeling you get afterward and the … [Read more...]
Dental Anxiety Eased by Man’s Best Friend
A dog in a dental office would have been very out of the ordinary 50 years ago. But, we continue to learn about the benefits of therapy dogs and how our cuddly companions reduce anxiety. More dental offices are using trained therapy dogs today to calm their patients during … [Read more...]