How Kids See Dentists

Dental fear and anxiety often begin when we’re very young. That’s one reason why most dentists recommend a first visit by a child’s first birthday or when the first tooth comes in. With an early introduction to the office environment and the process of dental visits, children can learn that it’s not an inherently scary …

Why Do Dentists Talk When They’re Working on Your Teeth?

When people find out that you’re in the dental biz, they often ask questions – sometimes about a problem they’ve been having, sometimes just about dental experiences they’ve long been curious about. One of the most common: Why does a dentist talk with you while cleaning your teeth and ask questions when you can’t answer …

Lowlights in Dental Research

Amongst all the excellent scientific research out there, there are studies that beg the question: “And your point is…what, exactly?” We recently learned of one of these via Mind Hacks – a 1976 study called “Children’s Drawings about Dentistry”:   mrmole/Flickr   Drawings about the dentist at work were solicited from 1,101 children in grades …

How to Find the Right Dentist

One look at our office, and our clients know immediately that Dr. Verigin is a sports fan – from the signed football, basketball and track posters gracing the ceilings of each treatment room to the baseball photos, bobbleheads and other memorabilia decorating the front office. That display makes one fact obvious: despite Dr. Verigin living …

Dental Stress, Stress About the Dentist and Other News of Note

tvol/Flickr Worries About Money Can Take a Toll on Your Teeth (Daily Herald) Does the sinking stock market cause you to clench your teeth? Do you wake up with a headache, sore teeth or a sore jaw? Millions of people clench and grind their teeth without realizing it, particularly while they’re sleeping. Both habits can …