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Dental Anxiety, Part II: The Day of Your Appointment

dental anxiety pt iiIf you are afraid to see your dentist, you are not alone! In our last blog article, we shared an eye-opening statistic from the British Medical Journal that shows most individuals fear the dentist. Specifically, 1 in 5 individuals who were surveyed reported fearing the dentist more than snakes, spiders, or heights. For Miami dentists, this statistic shows that greater care must be taken in educating patients of the importance of regular dental cleanings to prevent oral health problems. Additionally, it illustrates a large need for patients to learn to cope with dental fear and anxiety.

By | 2012-01-03T03:00:36+00:00 January 3rd, 2012|Holistic Dentistry, Miami Dentistry|0 Comments

Dental Anxiety, Part I: The Weeks Before Your Appointment

Dental Anxiety Part INearly 1 out of every 5 individuals fears the dentist more than snakes, spiders, or heights according to a recent British Medical Journal survey (i). Alarmingly, that survey also indicates that the 1,000 respondents polled fear the dentist up to 10 times more than any other medical professional. This is disheartening for Miami dental professionals, indicating that as many as 1 in 5 Miami residents may be avoiding regular cleanings and other procedures. With the tooth decay and gum disease on the rise, holistic dentistry practitioners are beginning to ask: How can we help patients overcome the fear and anxiety associated with seeing a health professional?

By | 2011-12-27T03:00:22+00:00 December 27th, 2011|Miami Dentistry|0 Comments

Danger: Fluoride May Cause Serious Illness

danger fluoride may cause serious illnessA flurry of recent studies has Miami dental professionals—and their patients— concerned with the high concentration of fluoride in everything from tap water to toothpaste. Formerly hailed as an anti-cavity treatment, fluoride has been added to public water supplies since the mid 1900s and reaches an estimated 300 million individuals worldwide (i). Now, however, researchers are linking fluoride exposure with heightened incidence of serious side effects including abnormal brain development and Alzheimer’s disease.

By | 2011-07-06T02:42:38+00:00 July 6th, 2011|Fluoride in Your Water, Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Miami Dentist Blog: Holistic Dentistry Explored

Miami Dentist Blog Holistic ExploredCan non-physical things like attitude, stress, and anxiety affect your overall health? Yes, it certainly may, according to Miami holistic dentists and other health professionals. Non-physical mental or emotional states often lead to the development of habits that have a profound impact on overall physical health. Join the Miami Dentist Blog, for this special look at holistic dentistry and the benefit of looking at the big picture when assessing health.

By | 2011-06-22T03:52:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Holistic Dentistry, Mercury Free Dentistry|0 Comments

Smoking Hurts Your Teeth and Gums!

miami-dentist-smoking-hurts-teeth-gumsWe all know that habitual smoking harms your major organ systems. Throat, lung, and heart cancer have each been linked with smoking. Many other serious illnesses that have been linked to smoking include heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and other respiratory conditions. But did you know that smoking may also increase your chances of developing plaque, cavities, and gum disease?

By | 2011-02-10T02:34:55+00:00 February 10th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments