Fear: Can You Pass it On?

by Jason 2/27/2014 8:00 AM

Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? You may have a condition called dentophobia.

Parents who are afraid to visit the dentist may pass the same fear on to their children, possibly keeping them from getting routine dental check-ups that are important to promote healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral health habits.... more...

Sweets for Valentine’s Day Can Hit a Sour Note for Your Teeth

by Jason 2/13/2014 8:00 AM

Candy is a popular gift for Valentine’s Day, and there’s an abundant assortment available at every turn. But what types of candy are tooth-friendly and what candy should you bypass for the sake of your teeth?... more...

Conquering Your Dental Phobia

by Jason 2/4/2014 8:00 AM

If you’re afraid of visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Dental phobia is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. It even prevents people from scheduling regular dental visits. According to WebMD, between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. ... more...

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