You have your father’s eyes and your mother’s dental phobia. Does genetic dental phobia sound a little strange? Millions of US adults and children report experiencing some level of anxiety or fear associated with visiting the dentist. If you’re one of these fearful dental patients, recent research out of West Virginia University (WVU) indicates your genealogy may be to blame. It’s important to keep in mind that the right dentist also has an impact on alleviating both genetic and learned dental phobias and anxieties. That means finding a trustworthy family dentist is essential to help you overcome your dental anxieties or fears. (more…)
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Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is an essential aspect of dental hygiene. Brushing and flossing does more than give you fresh breath. They are a critical component to preventing oral health complications. With the proper care of your teeth, you’ll help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and the complications that arise from poor oral care. Not only does poor oral care cause complications with your oral health, but it can negatively impact your overall health, too. As your dentist in Norwood, Central Dental Associates encourages you to care for your mouth with daily brushing and flossing.