There’s fear of flying (Aerophobia), fear of germs (Mysophobia), fear of wide open spaces (Agoraphobia), and then there’s the fear of dentists (Dentophobia).
Almost 75% of the adult global population fears the dentist. When you think about a dental visit, it’s not hard to see why this fear is so prevalent. After all, the dentist approaches your mouth with all sorts of tools and then, even if you wanted to, you can’t watch what’s going on in there. You’re only left with strange sounds and sensations and, worst of all, your imagination.
Thankfully, we live in the age of technology. For the first time in recorded history, you can witness dental procedures in the luxury of your home, putting to rest fears you may have about visiting a dentist for a procedure.
One such procedure that worries people is called dental bonding. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. Dental bonding is used for many reasons, including restoration of chipped, broken or decayed teeth, to reshape or whiten your smile, or to fill in gaps between the teeth.
This sounds like a lot for the mouth to endure. However, if you simply go to YouTube you can see the procedure completed. You’re essentially getting a backstage pass to a dental bonding experience complete with a real dentist and patient.
In fact, searching within YouTube for ‘fixing a chipped tooth’ returned over 4k results. Granted, some results are for educational purposes (dental training), but a large portion of videos are regular people documenting their dental experiences.
Whether they realize it or not, these dental documentary pioneers are helping others that may not seek out necessary dental treatment or cosmetic dentistry for fear of what the procedure may entail. Remember, knowledge is power. Watch a few videos of different dental procedures on YouTube and educate yourself. Click Here to view before and after bonding images.
If you still have concerns or questions, never be afraid to ask your local Mesa, AZ Dentist Dr. Gary Robison for answers.
STYLE MAY CHANGE, as we can see from this old dental PSA, but brushing is still as important as ever!
The terminology insurance companies use can be confusing. Like reading a contract to lease a car, sometimes these terms are meant to be confusing. The more you read that you don’t understand, the more likely you are to agree to whatever they say. Most employers aren’t making it easier to understand either. Rather than enrolling employees in a traditional insurance plan, most employers have turned to managed care health insurance plans.
People should understand basic insurance terms so they can make informed decisions about their health. That is why we decided enough is enough with the insurance nonsense and we’ve defined four commonly misunderstood and confusing insurance terms.
1) Deductible. The deductible is simply the amount of money you must meet by paying out of your own pocket for dental services that will be covered by insurance before your insurance company will pay for any expenses. Depending on your insurance, this could be a high ($5,000-$10,000) or low ( $500-$1,000) deductible.
2) Copay. Once your insurance is covering your dental services, you may need to make a co-payment, or copay for services received. The copay amount can vary based on the type of covered dental services provided.
3) Premium. The premium is an amount the insured pays periodically to the insurance company for covering his/her risk. Your dental insurer just can’t take your word for it that you brush 2-3 times a day and floss. Even if you do, you’re covering yourself for the unexpected, a root canal for example. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
4) Coinsurance. Coinsurance and co-payment are easily confused. If the dental insurance’s allowed amount for a dental visit is $100 and you've met your deductible, your coinsurance payment of 20% would be $20. Your dental insurance pays the rest of the allowed amount.
If you have additional questions regarding your dental insurance, please feel free to call the Robison Dental Group in Mesa, AZ @ 480-924-2300 or visit our website @ http://www.drrobison.com/about-us/
Putting on fish bоnеѕ аrоund your neck, rеitеrаtе a сhаnt аѕ wеll аѕ drор a соuрlе of реаrѕ into thе rivеr during thе course of a tооthасhе mау ѕоund аbѕurd however, thоѕе аrе toothache ѕоlutiоnѕ уоu wоuld hеаr аt thе time оf the Middlе Agеѕ. Yоu might imаginе exactly hоw challenging it muѕt hаvе been fоr our аnсеѕtоrѕ аnd forefathers with tооth раin. They wеrе еаgеr tо trу оut anything at аll fоr rеliеf. Advаnсеd dentistry has taken аwау a lоt of оdd superstitions. Hоwеvеr, ѕоmе individuals in spite of еvеrуthing, bеliеvе dаngеrоuѕ miѕguidеd bеliеfѕ concerning tооthасhеѕ as wеll аѕ thе bеѕt wау to trеаt thеm.
Sеvеrаl “Curеѕ” Frоm Various Trаditiоnѕ
Yоu will diѕсоvеr a lоt of rаrе tесhniԛuеѕ fоr ѕооthing tооthасhеѕ wе’vе соllесtеd from different traditions (both аnсiеnt аѕ wеll as mоdеrn) асrоѕѕ the glоbе. One wеll-knоwn notion wаѕ thаt dеntаl discomfort wаѕ a result оf a “tооth wоrm” thаt had burrowed itѕ way inѕidе a tооth. Tо соаx the worm оut, individuals will brеаthе in ѕmоkе, smear thеir teeth with honey, аnd аlѕо ѕwiѕh with all fоrmѕ оf unрlеаѕаnt rinѕеѕ. Others include:
• Putting thе twо ѕtосkingѕ оn оnе fооt.
• Driving a hоrѕеѕhое nаil into your hоuѕе’ѕ frоnt door lintel.
• Sрitting out bread bу аn anthill, аnd аѕ the аntѕ саrrу it аwау thе раin will leave.
• Complaining tо a pear trее соnсеrning уоur tооthасhе.
• Vоwing tо never соmb уоur hair оn a Fridау оr shave оn a Sundау.
Hоwеvеr thеѕе might ѕоund ridiculous, lеt’ѕ not be fаr to ѕwift tо judge because thеrе аrе still a lоt оf miѕlеаding misconceptions regarding tооthасhеѕ thеѕе days.
Mоdеrn-dау Tооthасhе Miѕсоnсерtiоnѕ
There аrе vаriоuѕ factors thаt cause tооth асhе such аѕ саvitiеѕ, gum diѕеаѕе, infесtiоn, аnd chipping. All thеѕе thrее hintѕ mау help debunk certain wеll-knоwn misconceptions whiсh соuld рrеvеnt you from rесеiving thе trеаtmеnt you might nееd:
1. Dо nоt рut аѕрirin оn уоur tооth. Aѕрirin rеаllу dоеѕ nоthing tо аllеviаtе pain when аррliеd tорiсаllу, аnd mау lеаd tо a hоrriblе асid burn on your сhееk аnd gumѕ.
2. A tооthасhе Does nоt necessarily mеаn уоu аrе gоing tо lоѕе thе tooth. Yоu will discover rеmеdiеѕ thаt can ѕаvе еvеn ѕеvеrеlу infected tееth.
3. If раin is оff-аnd-оn, уоu still will nееd a рhуѕiсаl сhесkuр. Pаin iѕ уоur body’s wау of tеlling you ѕоmеthing is wrоng. It ѕhоuldn’t bе ignоrеd.
Hаvе соnfidеnсе in Our Practice Fоr Remedies
No person ѕhоuld hаvе tо ѕuffеr tооth аgоnу. The Robison Dental Group’s аррrоасh is fосuѕеd оn thе recent treatments to not just еliminаtе tооthасhеѕ, but tо рrоduсе hеаlthу and lоng lasting smiles, ѕо itѕ possible to gеt bасk to living your life. Dоn’t аllоw аnоthеr day of dental аgоnу to pass bу withоut getting in touch with us. Call 480-924-2300 or visit http://www.drrobison.com/contact-us/ to schedule an appointment today!
Smile Power Day is the perfect excuse to shine your pearly whites and show off those dimples. And no, a smiley face or an emoticon won’t do! Not today, at least. The smile is a symbol of happiness and vitality, a beacon of hope and an expression of emotion. So just for today, drop the ‘:)’ texts and flash them a real smile.
Nobody knows who came up with the idea of dedicating a whole 24 hours to the involuntary contraction of the zygomatic major muscle, but one thing is certain: we’re the only creatures on the planet that can do it.
Whether fate smiled upon you or not, you can always find a good reason to smile. So grin from ear to ear, look on the bright side and smile your troubles away, just like the great Dr. Seuss suggested: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Smile Power Day is meant to be shared with loved ones. You can take them all out to a stand-up show, put together an organized smile-off, eat smiley-glazed cupcakes, drink some Smile Cocktails, and paint smileys everywhere because everyone and his brother loves them. Most importantly, when you crack a smile today, remember that it’s not Smile Power Day unless you can put a smile one someone else’s face, too.
Robison Dental Group, provides unsurpassed dental service in Mesa, AZ. We are a family-oriented, private dental practice with a soothing atmosphere. Convenient hours and location, catering to all ages! Call 480-924-2300 or visit our website @ http://www.drrobison.com/service/general-dental-services/ for an appointment today!
We have placed tooth-colored restorations, also known as “white fillings”, in your teeth. They are a metal-free option for tooth restoration. We use only the finest and most up-to-date materials available today. The resin material used is a composite with small "filler" particles of glass-like material- that bonds to the tooth and helps prevent fracturing of the tooth which can occur with typical amalgam “silver fillings”. Your restorations can serve you well for several years as long as you adhere to the following...
Chewing: Avoid chewing excessively hard foods on the restored teeth (hard candy, ice, raw carrots, shelled nuts, etc.) because extreme force can cause the resin material to be broken from the tooth- just as it can on a natural tooth. In the event that a breakage does occur, contact Dr. Gary A. Robison, for an easy replacement.
Recalls: Often, problems that develop around the restorations can be detected at an early stage and repaired easily. Waiting longer than the recommended six-months between exams may require redoing the entire restoration and may void our warranty. Visit us at regular six-month examination periods to avoid unnecessary dental work.
Procedures: To avoid future dental decay and provide the optimal permanency for your restorations, please adhere to the following preventative procedures:
• Routinely brush and floss after eating and before bedtime.
• Use a recommended fluoride rinse daily and swish vigorously for a minimum of 30 seconds.
• Use the fluoride gel that was prescribed by our office.
• Use the Sonicare toothbrush as recommended by us.
We assure you, we’ve done our best to provide you with the finest, high-quality tooth-colored restoration available. With your continued care and concern, you can assure a successful, long-term restoration. Please call us @ 480-924-2300, if you notice any change with your restoration, or if you have any questions.
The Robison Dental Group is proud to serve the diverse population of Mesa. Following Phoenix and Tucson, Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona and the 38th largest city in the US with over 450,000 people. Mesa Community College, Northern Arizona University Mesa Campus, Wilkes University, Benedictine University at Mesa, Albright College , Upper Iowa University, and the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University also call Mesa home.
Whether catering to students or staff of the many colleges and universities, large employers like Banner Health Systems and The Boeing Company, new or long-time residents, Robison Dental Group offers new patient discounts, and time sensitive appointment scheduling to fit around your active lifestyle. After all, Mesa provides the advantages of a thriving metropolis by offering many recreational, business, and educational opportunities. Enjoying the very best amenities, residents can make the most of a variety of sports facilities, a multitude of parks within walking distance, top-rated golf links designed by PGA pros, Chicago Cubs spring training baseball, and an assortment of special events and community festivals all while enjoying the feel of a comfortable suburb.
Mesa is among the fastest-growing cities in the United States, in large part because of the excellent climate and strong local economy, which boasts several of the country's top manufacturers. No matter where you work or what you do for fun, Robison Dental Group has you covered. We currently accept the following dental insurance providers: Aetna, Banner Health Indemnity Plans, City of Mesa, Cigna, all indemnity plans, Boeing Washington Dental Service, and Delta Dental Premier Plan.
Remember, good dental care should be included into your busy Mesa lifestyle. Good self-care, which includes brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health. Robison Dental Group can help by providing dental checkups, cleanings, x-rays, tooth colored fillings, 24-hour emergency dental care, dental bonding, and dental implants.
As you can see, Mesa, AZ is a great place to work and play and Robison Dental Group is the right place for your oral healthcare needs. For additional information about Robison Dental Group, please visit our site. To learn more about the great city of Mesa, please click here.
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