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    Tips for Overcoming Your Dental Anxiety

    Last updated 10 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.

    "Very Focused on Tending to My Every Need. Very Big Heart"

    Last updated 10 months ago

    I am a new patient here at Dental Care. I just started my treatment, let me tell you, I receive the royal treatment from everyone from the front desk to the doctors, themselves. Let me start with Mimi. Extordinary and Oh my goodness, very focused on tending to my every need. Very big heart. Lorena, made it very comfortable to schedule... More

    The Health Benefits of the Invisalign System

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Straightening your teeth with Invisalign creates a beautiful smile, but did you know Invisalign has many health benefits as well? Crowded and misaligned teeth can make flossing and brushing a challenge. Effective brushing and flossing are essential for preventing gum disease and tooth decay, which affect your dental and overall health. Straightening your teeth means you will have an easier time cleaning every surface of your teeth for a healthy smile the rest of your life. Additionally, Invisalign allows you to clean your teeth easily and effectively during your orthodontic treatment. Treatment with braces requires careful extra cleaning of your teeth to prevent dental problems, while Invisalign aligners are removable so you can brush and floss normally. There is no change to your regular oral care routine for easier dental care even before your new smile is achieved.

    Explore the benefits of Invisalign treatment by calling Dental Care of Stamford at (203) 803-1815. We provide orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, for healthy, beautiful smiles in Stamford. Click through our website to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics!

    When You Want a Snack, Smile and Say CHEESE!

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Consuming dairy products is vital to maintaining good overall health, and it’s especially important to bone health. But there has been little research about how dairy products affect oral health in particular.

    However, according to a new study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), consuming cheese and other dairy products may help protect teeth against cavities.

    The study sampled 68 subjects ranging in age from 12 to 15, and the authors looked at the dental plaque pH in the subjects’ mouths before and after they consumed cheese, milk, or sugar-free yogurt. A pH level lower than 5.5 puts a person at risk for tooth erosion, which is a process that wears away the enamel (or protective outside layer) of teeth.

    “The higher the pH level is above 5.5, the lower the chance of developing cavities,” explains Vipul Yadav, MDS, lead author of the study.

    The subjects were assigned into groups randomly. Researchers instructed the first group to eat cheddar cheese, the second group to drink milk, and the third group to eat sugar-free yogurt. Each group consumed their product for three minutes and then swished with water. Researchers measured the pH level of each subject’s mouth at 10, 20, and 30 minutes after consumption.

    The groups who consumed milk and sugar-free yogurt experienced no changes in the pH levels in their mouths. Subjects who ate cheese, however, showed a rapid increase in pH levels at each time interval, suggesting that cheese has anti-cavity properties.

    The study indicated that the rising pH levels from eating cheese may have occurred due to increased saliva production (the mouth’s natural way to maintain a baseline acidity level), which could be caused by the action of chewing. Additionally, various compounds found in cheese may adhere to tooth enamel and help further protect teeth from acid.

    “It looks like dairy does the mouth good,” says AGD spokesperson Seung-Hee Rhee, DDS, FAGD. “Not only are dairy products a healthy alternative to carb- or sugar-filled snacks, they also may be considered as a preventive measure against cavities.” is the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) source of consumer information on dental care and oral health. Its goal is to provide reliable information in a format that is easy to use and navigate, and to provide the tools that will help consumers of all ages to care for their teeth and with other aspects of oral care. The website answers important dental health questions, offers the latest information on current dental treatments and tips for first-rate oral hygiene, and can help visitors find qualified dentists near where they live or work.

    The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 38,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. The AGD is a member of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, a first-of-its-kind national dental coalition composed of 35 leading dental health organizations. The Partnership’s campaign is designed to educate parents and caregivers on how to improve their children’s oral health in simple ways. The campaign offers families oral health resources through the website

    Reasons to Choose Dental Care of Stamford for All Your Dental Needs

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Choosing the right dentist is important for you and your smile. At Dental Care of Stamford, we are dedicated to providing you with comfortable and complete dental care in Fairfield County, Stamford, and Old Greenwich. We invite you to keep reading and learn what sets us apart in both dental care and customer service.

    Dental Care of Stamford aims to make caring for your teeth convenient for you and your family. We are open from 7am-8pm six days a week to accommodate work and school schedules. Our office also offers same-day appointments and free babysitting services for busy parents.

    Your comfort is our dentists’ number one priority. You will receive personalized care tailored to your exact needs during each and every appointment. Dental Care of Stamford offers a range of sedation options for anxious patients of all ages. We believe that receiving the dental care you need should—and can—be a positive experience for everyone.

    At Dental Care of Stamford, we aim to provide what we call “one location care.” This means that our dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists are on premises for your benefit and convenience. There is no need to transfer records or drive to a specialist’s office to receive the dental care you need because we provide it all under one roof.

    You will receive only the very best care from your dental team at Dental Care of Stamford. Our experienced dentists offer and are proficient with cutting-edge dental technology and treatments. We proudly provide patient education for the benefit of you and your family. You will love visiting us because we put 100% into every dental service we provide.

    Discover the difference choosing the right dentist can make by scheduling your appointment with Dental Care of Stamford today. Please call us at (203) 803-1815 to ask about our dental services and find out how you can become our newest satisfied patient. Click through our blog for more advice and information about orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and general dental care in Stamford.

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