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IV Sedation for a Stress-free Dental Experience

Many people refuse to see the dentist for regular or even random check ups. That simple, semi-annual visit can help you avoid many painful and expensive treatments later on in life. After the misconception that dental care is too expensive, the next reason you don't visit the dentist is anxiety about being at the dentist. Anxiety from bad experiences in the past We recognize that many patients have had bad dental experiences in their past, either as children or adults. Those experiences can dramatically affect their comfort level and desire to see a dentist on a regular basis. We understand and try to make your experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible. One of the services Woodlands Family Dental offers to help with reducing anxiety is IV Sedation....

How to Get Brighter, Whiter Teeth

In the never-ending chase for brighter and whiter teeth, we can all become confused by the many pastes and trays and gums and other tips and tricks out there. Below, we try to cut through some of that confusion by clearing up what works best and what you can do to help get the smile you’ve always wanted. At-home whitening products. White strips, over-the-counter bleach trays, and whitening pens all work to one degree or another. However, even if you follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s packaging the results can be less than desirable compared to treatments at Woodlands Family Dental. Some believe that leaving products on longer or using them more often can produce better results. The reality is that it does not provide any additional whitening and...

Sedation and Relaxation at the Dentist

Let's chat candidly about going to the dentist. Most would not put dental work or even a routine cleaning at the top of their list of favorite things to do. It's an important part of our lives though, so we get a cleaning twice a year. Sometimes we might need a filling. At other times we might need a more 'extended' procedure like a root canal, implant or extraction. For many, going to the dentist is something to be tolerated. For some, it can be down right dreadful. The stress and anxiety about going to the dentist that some patients feel can be debilitating, but it doesn't have to be. Each patient has their own threshold of anxiety. Sometimes a few deep breaths can take care of that. At other times, it requires a more clinical approach. Below are a few of...
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Why Do Dentists Take X-Rays?

Have you ever wondered why your dentist has you bite down on those little plastic tabs and wear that lead apron? I mean, we all know it's for x-rays, but why do they need to take them in the first place? Well there's good reason for them and below are the main reasons why. Look for decay between teeth Sometimes decay isn't visible to the naked eye and exists in areas the dentist cannot see. Check for bone loss associated with gum disease Gum disease can cause bone loss and an x-ray will show how advanced it is. Check for decay under fillings Sometimes decay under fillings can occur and can only be seen with an x-ray. Look for infection at the tip of the root Infections can appear at the very bottom of your teeth where the bone is, which needs to be confirmed...
Dental Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Dental Health

The Woodlands, TX and the surrounding areas are thriving, booming communities. Many families live here and many more are moving in at a high rate. With great schools, churches, parks and activities, families are growing bigger which means more wives are becoming moms and more moms are having second and third children. During pregnancy, we control what we eat and drink, the kinds of medications we take and we try to limit external influences which may affect the pregnancy in some negative way. If you are pregnant or hope to be pregnant in the future, even something as simple as dental cleaning can be a source of stress and anxiety. Below we discuss a few of the conditions and questions that pop up from time to time regarding pregnancy and dental health. Pregnancy...

The Art of Sedation Dentistry

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Pain free dental care is a true art form. We understand that a lot of people fear dentists. There is no reason you should not receive comfortable dental care. Finding a dentist that listens to you is a priority when it comes to finding the best dental care. Most dentists will listen, and they can offer many options to help you cope with any anxiety that you may feel concerning your visit. Relax in Total Comfort Dental anxiety is common among children and adults alike. Some cases are worse than others. When you contact your dentist, it is important to discuss your concerns. They will be able to offer sedation choices that will make your visit a whole lot easier. One of the most common choices of sedation is the use of nitrous oxide. Otherwise known as laughing...