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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Very few days go by that I do not walk into the examination room and find the patient on the edge of the dental chair. The next thing that happens is that I get told, “Doctor please don’t be offended, but I am afraid and don’t like the dentist.” Many […]

How to Improve Your Oral Health

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Once dental disease develops, it causes a domino effect and leads to more significant damage. You can take steps right now to dramatically reduce your risk of such common problems as gum disease, tooth decay, and dental trauma with proper dental hygiene. Good Dental Hygiene The ADA recommends brushing with […]

How Your Oral Health is Affected by Stress

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Stress affects your heart in several different ways, but you may not know that it can also affect your smile. Your body is designed to handle stress with a series of hormonal reactions that trigger the fight or flight response, but when the stress is prolonged or constant, it can […]

Deep Cleaning: Scaling and Root Planing

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Many patients arrive at the office expecting to get a regular cleaning done, then surprised to find out that they will require deep cleaning, a procedure called Scaling and Root Planing, that is a lot more invasive and expensive. Deep Cleaning Since the infection is below the surface of the […]

What to Do When Your Tooth is Knocked Out

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Millions of people suffer from dental trauma every year, and about five million of them knock out a tooth. A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency and can result in the loss of the tooth. However, if you act promptly in the aftermath of the accident and see our emergency […]

Good Foods for Your Oral Health

Posted on February 26th, 2019

A healthy diet can make a big difference in your tooth and gum health. A balanced diet should contain the vitamins and minerals your teeth and gums need to function properly and stay healthy. A diet high in processed foods, simple carbohydrates, sugary treats, and sweet drinks can have the […]

Foods and Drinks That Can Stain the Teeth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Stained, yellow, brown or gray teeth stains are common in adults and not because their teeth have aged but because they have been consuming staining foods and beverages for many years. Learning which foods and drinks are likely to discolor your teeth can help you avoid them and continue enjoying […]

When Should Wisdom Teeth be Removed?

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt and often appear during the teen years or early 20s. Wisdom tooth removal is common, but is not always necessary. Dr. Shamoiel will help you decide if you are a candidate for a wisdom tooth extraction. If your wisdom teeth fully erupt, […]

Dealing with Dry Mouth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Dry mouth is a common problem that is often related to dehydration, salty food or stress. Your saliva helps keep your mouth comfortable and lubricates food so that it is easier to swallow. It also bathes your teeth to rinse away plaque and debris, which means that it plays an […]

Kids’ Tooth Cavity Epidemic in US

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Tooth decay is extremely preventable, but it is still one of the most common chronic conditions in the country. In fact, more kids have tooth decay than have asthma or respiratory allergies. Nearly half of children under 11 have had cavities in baby teeth while one-fifth have cavities in adult […]

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