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Dental Anxiety and How to Overcome It

It is a rare person indeed who actually enjoys an appointment with the dentist. Whether it's for a simple
check-up or for more involved surgery, it's only natural to feel at least some trepidation while settling into the dentist's chair. Unfortunately for some people, this natural uneasiness is amplified way beyond the level that most patients experience, and develops into a true phobia that makes a visit to the dental surgery an ordeal. This results in a reluctance to have dental problems checked and fixed, and when this reluctance grows into a refusal it can have long term consequences which can be costly, and cause severe pain and discomfort. However, like any phobia, dental anxiety is eminently treatable, and can usually be resolved fairly simply when the dentist and the sufferer work together to overcome it. Here are some of the best ways to do just that.

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Top Reasons to Get One-Visit Cerec Dental Crowns

If you are in need of a crown, you might be concerned about the length of time and preparation work that it takes to get a traditional crown. Luckily, there are CEREC crowns, which are done in a single visit at your dentist's office. This is done by using advanced CAD/CAM technology to image the tooth and create a permanent crown restoration that is ready within a couple hours. Once it has been imaged and milled it is ready to be placed on your existing tooth right away. It is easy, fast can be made in house to match existing teeth perfectly and very convenient, especially because you don't have to go through messy impressions and wait 2-3 weeks with several visits to complete the process.

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The Paperless Dental Office

Okay, a lady never reveals her age, but I can tell you that when I started in dentistry, you could trade chickens for your dental work and Highlights magazine was a new publication. Remember the Timbertoes? You probably don't but I do.

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