Archive for April, 2012

How To Manage Dental Office Anxiety

If you get butterflies in your stomach just thinking about a trip to the dentist, you’re not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about 40 million Americans avoid going to a dentist because of fear and anxiety. Many people become uncomfortable and nervous as soon as they enter the dentist’s office. Most dentists […]

Use of Nitrous Oxide in the Dentist’s Office

Nitrous oxide(N2O), often called laughing gas, is widely used in dentistry  for its anesthetic and analgesic effects. It is a colorless and virtually odorless gas with a faint, sweet smell. Your dentist will offer it to help make you comfortable during certain procedures. Nitrous oxide is not intended to put you to sleep, but to […]