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26Jun

Our Glendale dentists know that, for many people, undergoing dental treatment—heck, even scheduling a dental appointment—can cause overwhelming stress and anxiety. Some people carry memories of negative dental experiences, perhaps from childhood. While others hate the feeling of being out of control in the dentist’s chair.

No matter what your specific situation, sedation dentistry may be able to help you overcome the barriers that are preventing you from getting treatment. Here are a few of situation in which sedation is commonly utilized:

  1. Overcome Anxiety

Dental anxiety is very common among patients of all ages. Unfortunately, this leads people to put off and avoid dental care. Some patients even chronically make and cancel appointments, because they just can’t get to the office due to anxiety. Using oral conscious sedation, you can start to feel confident and calm before you even come in for treatment; simply take your dentist prescribed pill about an hour before your appointment to put anxiety to rest.

  1. Fast-track Treatment

Patients who are undergoing comprehensive or multi-phased treatment may also benefit from sedation. When you use sedation, you don’t become tense and fatigued as quickly in the dentist’s chair. Consequently, our dental team can get more done in fewer appointments.

  1. Pain Management

We can’t overlook the usefulness of sedation treatment in dulling dentistry related pain. You’ll stay calm and comfortable throughout the process thanks to advancements in sedation technology.

Sedation treatment can empower you to put your dental health first. Relaxation treatments are appropriate for many different types of patients and people; the best way to find out whether sedation can help you is to schedule a personal consultation with our Glendale sedation dentists.

Don’t let fear, anxiety, or potential discomfort keep you from realizing your dream smile. Give us a call to learn more, or use the Contact Us page on our website to submit an inquiry for our team!

12Jun

Because our Glendale cosmetic dentists truly believe that all of our patients deserve to have attractive smiles, we’re committed to offering effective, convenient, and patient-friendly aesthetic treatment options in our office. One of the most popular cosmetic options among patients of many ages is Invisalign treatment. This treatment provides an alternative to traditional orthodontic care. Keep reading to learn more!

The purpose of Invisalign is to move a patient’s natural teeth into better positions. You may pursue Invisalign in order to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Straighten misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Improve bite issues, like underbites, overbites, and crossbites
  • Widen your smile
  • Improve the balance/symmetry of your bite

The thing that sets Invisalign apart from traditional treatment is that Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth, rather than metal brackets and wires. These aligners are removable, and, in fact, you will need to take them out to eat and clean your smile.

Throughout the treatment process you’ll actually wear a series of aligners. Each aligner is designed to build on the progress of the aligner that came before it. Patients love Invisalign for a number reasons, not least of which is that it fits in easily with their daily lives. Additionally, because Invisalign aligners are made of transparent resin, they practically disappear once in place over the patient’s teeth. And, these smooth aligners do not irritate oral tissues and the patient’s inner cheeks, like brackets and wires are prone to do.

Invisalign is allowing more and more busy professionals and students to achieve their dental goals without putting their lives on hold. Our Glendale Invisalign dentists have seen just how effective this treatment can be, and how convenient the process is for the patient.

If you want to learn more about any of your cosmetic dentistry options, including Invisalign, you can always contact our dental team by phone, or by using the Contact Us page on our website!

29May

When most people think about caring for their smiles, they picture brushing and flossing. Undoubtedly, these are crucial steps in any oral hygiene routine. However, there is one simple thing that you can do to safeguard your smile even more completely—drink plenty of water!

Our Glendale dentists are here with some information about why water is so important for your oral health, as well as with some tips on how you can make sure you’re getting enough water throughout the day.

The first thing to keep in mind is that saliva is your body’s natural way of neutralizing bacteria and re-mineralizing enamel. This is why patients with dry mouth tend to suffer from plaque build-up and bad breath.

In order for your body to produce saliva, you need to be adequately hydrated. What’s more, the simple act of drinking water actually prompts your mouth to release saliva: flooding your mouth with this good-for-you substance.

Additionally, in the United States most water supplies are fluoridated. This means that they have been enhanced with fluoride—a natural mineral that helps to support dental health. Fluoride works to strengthen enamel and prevent further deterioration.

Whenever you can, replace soda, juice, or coffee with water; this will help you stay hydrated, and it will reduce the amount of sugars in your mouth. Some people even set a timer to make sure that they are drinking water regularly through the day. Or, how about making a point to drink a glass of water whenever you take a break at work?

It seems so simple, but water really is hugely beneficial substance for your smile. If you want to learn more about simple things that you can do to care for your smile day to day, please feel free to contact our Glendale dentists for more information, and to schedule your personal consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!