Tooth Whitening and Tooth Brushing are not the same

Brushing your teeth serves a variety of important functions. It clears away plaque that can build up and lead to tooth decay. It keeps your gums healthy and lowers your chance of developing gingivitis. It may even reduce your risk of developing dementia. However, it cannot fully fight off tooth stains. Yellowing of the teeth is common even in the most assiduous…

7 Myths About Teeth and Aging

Many believe that losing their teeth and eventually ending up with dentures is inevitable. Others think they’re “too old” for certain procedures. There are many myths that need to be debunked about our dental health as we age. Here are seven of the most common of them: 1. I’m going to lose my teeth anyway. Why put money into them? Having a…

52% of people do not like their smile.

That is a pretty high statistic if you ask us. Especially because you have some control over that. Over our many years practicing dentistry, we have found that most people visit us for any one of these three distinct reasons.   Fear – some people are just plain petrified of the dentist. It the fearful ones have had some traumatizing experiences in…

Top Fears in the Dentist’s Chair

Do you dread the dentist? Millions of people have a dental-related fear that prevents them from receiving the care they need. In some cases, the fear can be so strong that it prevents them from even getting through the office door! Often times, these fears are developed because of a childhood trauma or uncomfortable experience at the dentist. Here are some of…

Happy New Year!

It wouldn’t be January without New Year’s Resolutions. It is said that the concept of a New Year’s Resolution dates all the way back to the Babylonians. The custom originated as a gesture involving “moral favors” which were essentially personal promises to be good to others – the purpose was mostly to please God. It eventually evolved into dedicating time to reflect…

Cold or a sinus infection you can’t seem to shake? It might have to do with a problem with your teeth!

It’s that time of year again… along with the cold weather comes, well…colds. Stuffy noses, sore throats, headaches, coughing – you know the drill. ‘Tis the season. But did you know that an infection or abscess in your back teeth can spread into your maxillary sinus and cause an infection there as well? As you might know, you have several sinuses, but…

Halloween is over and FDA is through scaring patients. The trick is Sedation Dentistry!

Do you have a family member or friend that has a serious fear of visiting a dentist and receiving necessary dental treatments. The IV Sedation service at Falmouth Dental Arts may be the perfect solution. If someone you care about suffers from dental anxiety, please forward this information which explains how IV Sedation could help make dental experiences more pleasant: Do you…

Virtually Pain Free Dental Care

We know that many patients are apprehensive about receiving dental care. At Falmouth Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on our ability to make each patient as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving care. First, at Falmouth Dental Arts we listen to your concerns. We then discuss different methods for making you as comfortable as possible. Together, we lay out a treatment…

Are You a Candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry?

Who is a candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry at Falmouth Dental Arts? People who have . . . High fear Traumatic dental experiences Difficulty getting numb A bad gag reflex Very sensitive teeth Complex dental problems Limited time to complete dental care People who . . . Hate needles and shots Hate the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care Are…