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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Many wonder: “Are dental x-rays safe?” Here are the facts you need to help you decide what is best for you and your family’s dental care.

5 Tips to Prevent and Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

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Anyone who has sensitive teeth knows what a huge pain it can be. Not being able to eat ice cream in the summer or drink a warm cup of hot chocolate in the winter is no fun, and for some people, it’s much more severe than that. A study by the International Dental Journal found […]

What Types of Sedation Dentistry are Legal in Virginia?

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Do you cringe whenever you hear the word “dentist”? What if we told you that you could come to the dentist and never feel that crippling anxiety? Such a thing is possible thanks to our sedation dentistry options in Harrisonburg, VA. You may be among the millions of Americans who avoid the dentist entirely because […]

The Facts on Overcoming Dental Fear with Sedation Dentistry

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So what if you’re afraid of the dentist?! Can’t you just brush your teeth every day and be fine? Learn about the causes of dental fear and how a sedation dentist can help you overcome that fear. What is dental anxiety? First off, let’s address the elephant in the room. There is no shame in […]

How to “Spring Clean” Your Dental Health Routine

Spring is just around the corner - could your dental health routine use a refresh?

Warmer weather, budding trees…signs of spring are all around us! The first few glimpses of spring-like weather may send us into a spring cleaning frenzy around our homes and yards. Before you grab your bucket, squeegee, and mop, take a moment to think about your dental health routine. Could it use a little sprucing up? […]

Women’s History Month: 4 Women Who’ve Changed the Face of Dentistry

March is Women's History Month!

Did you know? Only 1.1% of dental students were female in 1968. That number dramatically increased to 47.7% in 2014.  [SOURCE] We decided to celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing four women dentists who’ve changed the face of dentistry. You could say they are responsible for contributing to the above statistic (along with many other aspiring female […]