Dental Fears

Oral cancer – Clinical Update & Screening Part 1

Oct 8th, 2013 | By

Oral Cancer- Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment In the United States over 35,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity are diagnosed annually, with over 25,000 occurring in men and over 11,000 in women. Nearly 7,880 people die of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx each year. There are 30 times this amount when

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Fresno Dentists Ask: How Well do You Sleep at Night?

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

Sleep is an essential part of human life. As a complex and magnificent machine, your body requires fuel and rest to continue working properly. Unfortunately, we do not always sleep as well as we should due to a number of different factors, including one of the more infamous nighttime disturbances—snoring. For those who sleep with

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Tracing the Origins of Your Dental Fear

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

Some people believe that dentists are only in case your tooth hurts, or if you miss some plaque during your daily oral hygiene routine. After 48 hours, plaque hardens into tartar and requires professional dental equipment, and the trained hands of a talented hygienist, to remove. Many people, however, refuse to see their dentist out

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Don’t Let Apprehension Destroy Your Oral Health

Oct 8th, 2012 | By

The feeling of uneasiness that accompanies many people to their dentist’s office is not uncommon. In fact, that uneasiness can often be strong enough to prevent some people from making the trip at all. The rationale behind such trepidation is not entirely sound—if you avoid the dentist for fear of having your teeth worked on,

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Fresno Dentists Discuss the Formation of Tooth Decay

Oct 5th, 2012 | By

Tooth decay affects over 90% of the American population before they reach the age of 60. Cavities are so common that the mention of them rarely produces an ominous feeling. However, the havoc that untreated cavities wreak on your oral health can irreversibly damage more than just one tooth. To help raise awareness of the

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Why Expecting Mothers Should Schedule Frequent Dental Checkups

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

Congratulations! Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life filled with the joys of the new addition to your family and the hectic scrambling to be prepared for your baby. At Fresno Dental Studio, we understand that pregnancy can also be a busy time filled with doctor appointments, baby showers, and nesting. However, our Fresno

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Sleep Apnea FAQs Answered by Your Fresno Dentists

Jul 17th, 2012 | By

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder involving several pauses in breathing and low breathing periods during sleep. Apneas, or periods during which the patient holds his or her breath, can occur for a few seconds to a couple of minutes at a time and up to 30 times in one hour. Many

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The Importance of Dental Checkups After 40: Oral Cancer

Jun 12th, 2012 | By

Over 40? Schedule a Dental Exam With age comes more responsibility for taking care of your health. After 40, women are encouraged to get mammograms and check for breast cancer more frequently. Men over 40 are told to have colon cancer screenings and annual testosterone level checks. Several types of cancers and health conditions become

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Dental Fears and Phobias: How Sedation Dentistry can Help

May 8th, 2012 | By

Dental Phobia and Sedation Dentistry Dental phobias can be debilitating. People with extreme fears of the dentist avoid dental treatment at all costs, including the high price of suffering severe toothache, tooth loss, and gum disease. While many of our patients do not need extra help relaxing in the dental chair, some people with dental

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