Category Archives: Checkups & Dental Procedures

How Often Should Teeth Be X-Rayed?

Many people require regular X-rays to monitor their oral health. Exactly how often this happens will depend on your medical and dental history and current oral/dental condition. Some people may need X-rays as often as every six months. People who … Continue reading

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How Are X-Rays Used?

X-ray images, also called dental radiographs, are among the most valuable tools a dentist has for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy. For adults, radiographs can: Show areas of decay that your dentist may not be able to see with … Continue reading

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How Safe are Dental X-Rays?

Nearly all medical procedures have risks and benefits, and dental X-rays are no exception. The benefits are well known: X-rays help dentists diagnose relatively common disorders such as cavities, periodontal disease and infections. Without this ability to see inside a … Continue reading

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X-Rays for Children

X-rays, also called radiographs, are a valuable diagnostic tool. X-rays help the dentist to See how your child’s teeth are erupting (coming into the mouth) See the number, size and position of teeth that are still inside the gums Find … Continue reading

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X-rays and Intraoral Pictures

What Are X-rays? In 1895, physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was intrigued by glowing cathode tubes and decided to see what they could do. He found that the rays they emitted could pass through certain solid objects and leave a shadowy image … Continue reading

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Tips for Easing Dental Fears

Whether you suffer paralyzing fear of the dentist or experience just a little apprehension, here are a few suggestions that can help make your next dental visit a positive experience. 1. Ask friends and family. If you don’t already have … Continue reading

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Treatments And Coping Methods

Communicating With Your Dentist Talkking with your dentist is the key to beating dental distress. Modern dentistry can be almost painless. Therefore, it’s worth taking the time to discuss your fears — and the potential treatment options — with your … Continue reading

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What is Dental Anxiety and Phobia?

Some people don’t look forward to dental appointments any more than they look forward to visits to a physician. Most dental procedures aren’t painful. However, just being examined can make people feel stressed. Most people can live with having some … Continue reading

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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

More than 50 years ago, examinations of people entering the military showed that Americans’ teeth were in pretty bad shape. Few people took good care of their teeth. There were no guidelines for how often you should see a dentist. … Continue reading

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Dental Visits – The Dentist Visit and What to Expect

What Happens During a Dental Visit? First, it is important to find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable. Once you’ve found a dentist you like, your next step is to schedule a check-up — before any problems arise. On … Continue reading

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