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Overcoming Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Overcoming Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Unfortunately, not all of us enjoy going to the dentist. Sure, we love leaving the office with squeaky clean pearls and the peace of mind that comes with good dental health. But – not so shockingly – nearly seventy-five percent of all adults have some level of fear...

When your “bad teeth” need to be removed

When your “bad teeth” need to be removed

Sometimes our teeth are cleaned and perfected, but other times, teeth must go. Caring for our pearly whites is an actual job that if not taken seriously, can result in decayed, cracked or “dead teeth.” When this occurs, your specialist will do whatever it takes to try...

Smoothing Over Tooth Decay With Dental Fillings

Smoothing Over Tooth Decay With Dental Fillings

Don’t you hate street potholes? They ruin your smooth morning drives. When the city is made aware of these road rage-inducing problems, they fill them right up with cement. Getting a dental filling is no different.  Just like potholes develop on old roads,...

Live Longer with Proper Dental Hygiene

Live Longer with Proper Dental Hygiene

In the old days, I’m talking the Colonial Era, our Founding Fathers were too busy creating an independent nation to brush their teeth. Dental care simply wasn’t a thing. Floss wasn’t even invented until the end of the 19th Century and didn’t actually hit the...

Debunking Those Teeth Whitening Myths

Debunking Those Teeth Whitening Myths

Coffee, wine, sushi - these are the fruits of life. For some people, a morning cup of Joe is a necessity. For others, a glass of wine is a reward for a hardworking day. Some people like to smother their dragon rolls with soy sauce. What do all these people have in...

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Smile

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Smile

Don’t Pass up on Routine Teeth Cleanings Teeth cleanings are one of the easiest ways for you to keep up with your dental health. Not only because appointments are twice a year, but because you literally have dental professionals cleaning your mouth for you. It’s...

Dental Bridges: Build A Bridge and Get Over Your Fear of Smiling

Dental Bridges: Build A Bridge and Get Over Your Fear of Smiling

Being weary of smiling is a disappointing feeling. You might find yourself thinking twice before smiling at a stranger, or unleashing a full-bellied laugh at a friend's joke. A smile is an expression of joy and happiness, and everyone deserves to sport one ear-to-ear...

4 Reasons Veneers Might Be For You

4 Reasons Veneers Might Be For You

Here at Mill Dam Dental, we're committed to working with you to create the smile that you deserve. For some people, veneers might be the solution to achieving this wonderful smile. What Are Veneers? Veneers are a thin layer of medical-grade ceramic material that...

Causes and Solutions For Halitosis

Causes and Solutions For Halitosis

Ever regretted eating that onion bagel for breakfast? Ever been offered a mint or two? Ever been nervous to speak in close proximity of someone? Altogether-- have you ever questioned whether or not you have bad breath? We all have those days where our breath just...

Debunking Myths About Sedation Dentistry

Debunking Myths About Sedation Dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry, in short, is completing dental procedures while the patient is under an altered state of consciousness. While most people tend to have a general idea of what sedation dentistry is, there are a lot of misconceptions...