Author: Dr George Olstein

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Tips to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

If you or someone you know would rather go shark diving than visit the dentist, you’re not alone. It’s a feeling that is shared by many people that can be caused by a range of things. Dental anxiety can come from a memory in childhood, a bad experience with dental or even a fear stemming

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What is Dental Phobia and Dental Anxiety?

Being scared of the dentist or having a fear of the dentist is often associated with children. Young children often have a fear of the dentist because it is something unknown and they don’t understand what is happening to them, so they instinctively react with fear. Unfortunately, dental phobias don’t end with childhood, and many

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Is Intravenous Sedation Dentistry (Sleep Dentistry) Safe?

It’s very common to feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. Modern dental practices are very safe, but sometimes treatments can be uncomfortable which can cause unnecessary fear. This can stop people from visiting the dentist completely, which can impact their oral hygiene of a long period of time. Intravenous Sedation Dentistry (or IV

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A Guide to Baby Teeth for New Parents

Caring for your new baby is one of the most exciting, but challenging, times that we go through in our lives. It’s full of milestones, from the first smile to the first words and of course, the first teeth. Teething is an essential stage of development, but it’s also a time of trepidation for parents.

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What is Tooth Equilibration?

If you have ever had trouble with teeth grinding or jaw joint pain, a tooth equilibration could be just what the doctor (or dentist) ordered. The procedure is a bit of a tongue twister, but equilibration is a crucial and sometimes life-changing treatment that can solve very common issues when it comes to dental pain.

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Tips and Tricks for Children’s Dental Care

One of the most common questions that dentists get asked pertains to children. Lifelong oral health begins with starting healthy habits in youth, which is why dental care during infancy, childhood, and adolescence is so important. Read through these tips and tricks to ensure that your children are receiving the dental care they need. Teething

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What Is Digital Smile Design (And How Does It Help?)

If you have chipped or worn teeth, are unhappy with the arrangement of your teeth or your smile just doesn’t feel right, a dental procedure could be the answer. But for most people, the idea of getting treatment arrives at the same roadblock. ‘What if I don’t like the new look?’, ‘Will it still look

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Sleep Dentistry: What is it and Who Should Get It?

You may have read about sleep dentistry before, or heard from a friend about how it can help relieve the anxiety and of a trip to the dentist. But what exactly is a sleep dentist? Is the procedure safe for you? Is it available to anyone, or reserved for a select few? We’ve put together

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Treating Tooth Wear and Erosion

Tooth wear and erosion are among the most common problems with which dental patients present. There are several factors that contribute to erosion and wear, with grinding and highly acidic diets the chief causes. Luckily, there are treatment options available. Why is Treatment So Important? If tooth erosion and wear are left unchecked, the impact

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Top 5 Sleep Dentistry Myths Laid to Rest

Top 5 Sleep Dentistry Myths Laid to Rest

A trip to the dentist for many can create overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety. In some cases, it can cause an all-out fear. In recent years, a new procedure called sleep dentistry has offered those with a phobia of the dentist chair an easy, highly relaxing and pain-free solution. By putting patients under an

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