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    Sedation Dentistry: IV Sedation

    Last updated 9 months ago

    IV sedation is an amazing tool that your dentist can utilize to help you with your dental treatments. It allows you to get the dental care you need without remembering the procedure. This option is useful for people who are afraid of the dentist, need extensive work done, or need more than one treatment at one time.

    After your visit to the dentist, you'll need someone to drive you home and stay with you. For about 24 hours after your procedure, you'll be sleepy and groggy. You shouldn't drive, exercise, or try to move about on your own. Be sure to begin drinking water as soon as you can after you get home, and move on to soft foods as soon as your dentist recommends.

    To find out if IV sedation is right for you, contact our dentists at Dental Care of Stamford by calling (203) 803-1815. We will keep you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

    Your Guide to Ensuring Successful Treatment Using the Invisalign System

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If you are unhappy with your smile, you have many options available to you at your cosmetic dentist's office. Invisalign is just one treatment choice you have to get the straight, perfectly aligned teeth you've always wanted. For successful treatment with Invisalign, follow this simple guide:

    Follow your cosmetic dentist's instructions. When you get your Invisalign trays, you'll be given directions explaining how and when to wear them. Make certain that you follow these instructions closely for the best outcome. Your treatment may not be successful, or might have to use the system longer than projected if you don't comply with the treatment.

    Take the trays out when you eat. As part of the directions from your cosmetic dentist, you'll be told to remove your Invisalign trays when you eat or drink. Failure to do so could result in damage to the trays, which could set your treatment back. The trays can also become discolored by exposure to foods or drinks, which negates one of the main benefits of Invisalign: their covert operation.

    Clean your aligners twice daily. Just as you should brush your teeth twice a day to remove food and plaque, you should also clean your trays morning and night. Food and bacteria from your mouth can accumulate on the aligners, giving them a bad smell or making them more visible. Clean your Invisalign trays each time you brush your teeth for a healthy, straight smile.

    See your cosmetic dentist for regular checkups. Your teeth will still require professional cleanings and evaluations for problems during your Invisalign treatment; cavities and gum disease can put a big damper on the excitement surrounding getting straight teeth. You’ll also need to get your new trays at these appointments so that your treatment can continue.

    To get the treatment you need for the smile you want, visit the cosmetic dentists at Dental Care of Stamford. We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments, as well as routine dental care for the entire family. For an appointment, call our friendly office staff at (203) 803-1815.

    Understanding the Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Having a straight smile can be important for your self-confidence, but did you know that it is also beneficial to your oral health? If your teeth are misaligned, your cosmetic dentist can prescribe Invisalign trays to both straighten your teeth and help you stay healthy.

    In this video, you’ll learn more about how crooked teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems. From plaque buildup to tooth loss, misaligned teeth can cause damage to your oral health. Rather than risk extra restorative treatments, ask your dentist if Invisalign is right for you.

    To find out more about Invisalign and how to keep your teeth healthy, visit the dentists at Dental Care of Stamford. Our cosmetic and family dentists can help you get the straight, healthy smile you want. Call us at (203) 803-1815 for an appointment.

    You Don't Have to Fear the Dentist! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If you have ever avoided going to the dentist because of fear or anxiety, you’re not alone. Because of dental anxiety, up to 20% of Americans put off going to the dentist until it is absolutely necessary. Prior unpleasant experiences, an overly sensitive gag reflex, and fear of pain are all common reasons why people experience dental anxiety. Now, thanks to modern technology, dental anxiety can be a thing of the past. Your Stamford dentist is well-versed in techniques to make your dental appointment pleasant and relaxing, ranging from desensitization to IV sedation. Say goodbye to your anxiety and say hello to a healthy smile with help from your dentist! Check out our infographic to learn more about dental anxiety and how you can overcome it. Please share with your friends and family to help everyone have healthy teeth and bright smiles! 

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    Tips for Overcoming Your Dental Anxiety

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If the idea of visiting the dentist causes you to panic, there is good news for you. It is possible to overcome your dental anxiety in order to get the dental care you need—and feel good about the experience. Here are some simple tips to help you manage and prevent dental anxiety:

    Talk to your dentist before your procedure. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss your procedure before your actual procedure appointment. This can give you an opportunity to become comfortable with your dentist in a non-threatening environment. You'll also be able to ask questions, see the exam room, and find out about medications and other options for preventing and relieving dental anxiety.

    Ask your dentist which medications are right for you. Your dentist may offer sedation dentistry, or he or she may provide you with oral medicine to relax you before your appointment. You may not be an ideal candidate for all medications. Moreover, you may find out, after visiting with the dentist, that a simple inhaled medicine such as laughing gas will be enough to calm your anxiety.

    Find a focal point. If deep breathing and focusing on a pleasant object or memory has helped you with other anxiety, chances are that it will also help you with your dental anxiety. People who practice other relaxation techniques, like yoga or meditation, may find that those teachings are helpful in managing dental anxiety.

    Maintain good oral health. Daily brushing and flossing will keep your teeth in good shape. A healthy mouth means that you won’t need as much restorative dental work, which reduces the amount of time you spend at the dentist. While this doesn’t actually treat dental anxiety, it does help you to avoid procedures that can aggravate it.

    If you have concerns about your dental treatments or suffer from dental anxiety, let the caring, friendly dentists at Dental Care of Stamford help you. We offer routine dental care, sedation dentistry, and kids' dentistry. For an appointment, call us at (203) 803-1815 today.

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