Dental Work and Past Sexual Trauma Triggers: Things You Can Do to Help
21 August 2015
If you were a victim of sexual abuse, you may find yourself triggered at seemingly unrelated moments such as when you are in a dental chair. Actually, dental appointments can often trigger PTSD symptoms due to things such as being in a room with someone who has more power than you, being in a supine position, being unable to talk or feeling restrained.
If you are experiencing sexual abuse triggers when you are at the dentist's office, you are not alone, and there are things you can do to make the situation easier for you.
You Don't Have To Pick The Pick: The Benefits (And Drawbacks) Of Ultrasonic Scalers
28 July 2015
If you ask anybody who fears their dental appointments why they're afraid of them, it's a safe best that most of them will talk about the dental instruments involved. The vast array of picks, scrapers, drills and chisels would not look entirely out of place in a medieval torture chamber, and while the science of dentistry has advanced to such a degree that the pain and discomfort involved has been drastically reduced, these cold titanium instruments can still be a chilling sight for some.
Afraid Of The Dentist? Try Hypnosis
29 June 2015
Many people approach their routine dental visits with some degree of trepidation, but some are truly terrified of the experience no matter how gentle and pleasant their dentist is. Really nervous patients welcome sedation for a simple check-up, and even undergo general anaesthesia for a routine filling.
Now some dentists are trying a new approach to help fearful patients: clinical hypnosis. So, what does this entail and can it work for you?
Learn About Invisalign – The Clear Way To Straighten Your Teeth
28 May 2015
Not everyone has a perfect set of teeth. It's common for people to have misaligned teeth, overcrowded teeth, or gaps in between teeth. Luckily, these conditions can be corrected through orthodontic treatment. One such orthodontic treatment is Invisalign. This treatment utilises clear braces that are different from the traditional metal braces. Read on to learn more about this teeth straightening option and whether it's right for you.
How Invisalign works