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Remember the Basics when Caring for Your Teeth

There are dentists all around the nation that are fighting back against Halloween candy this year. Many dentists are buying their patients candy back from them, to ensure that their patients stay away from the potential damage that can occur as a result of the candy.

Check with your local West Jordan dentist to see if you can trade your trick-or-treating spoils in for some cash. Trick-or-treating is exciting and a lot of fun, but selling your candy to a dentist may be a great way to get rid of the candy you do not like or the candy you know you will not be able to get around to eating.

The next step in trying to overcome your fear of the dentist is to find a dentist that you trust. Many dentists specialize specifically in treating patients who already have a predisposed fear and anxiety of going to the dentist.

Brushing one’s teeth at least twice every day is something that most individuals are familiar with but have a harder time following. Making brushing twice daily a habit can be simple if you brush once in the morning and once at night before going to bed.

These specialized dentists can also provide you with sedation options. Some of these options could include hypnosis, nitrous oxide, or Novocaine. Keep in mind that most sedation options are going to be limited to more serious dental work, like wisdom teeth removal or root canals. For a regular dental check-up, you could perhaps take an anti-anxiety pill or practice deep breathing as an alternative.

There are a few more things you can do in order to decrease your anxiety about going to the dentist. You can bring your iPod and listen to music to help you de-stress while the dentist is doing his or her work. Or if you’re more the reading type, you could bring one of your favorite books in order to help take yourself to your happy place. You could even bring a stress ball and squeeze it in your hand during your appointment.

You will find that dentists are surprisingly understanding about people’s fears about visiting the dentists, oftentimes because they have experienced at least a little dentist-related fear themselves. It is important to be honest with yourself and realize how serious your fear is.

At the least, it is important that you rinse your mouth out with some water after you eat candy. When you rinse of your teeth, you can remove a lot of the sugar that would have sat on your teeth and eventually formed plaque.

As plaque forms on your teeth it weakens the dentin, which protects the pulp of your tooth. A cavity is a result of the dentin decaying and the pulp of your tooth being exposed.

If you are looking for a unique dentist experience in South Jordan, West Jordan, or Cottonwood Heights areas, then look no further. Out of This World Dentistry provides a safe, accommodating, and comfortable dentist experience, whether or not you have preexisting dentist-related fears.

Avoiding dental work altogether is the most comfortable and affordable option. To do this during Halloween may be difficult, but with a little added effort and by being more aware of your teeth, you can significantly minimize the chances that your teeth will be damaged.

Out of This World Dentistry’s staff carries an abundant collection of training, experience, and expertise that will suit all of your dental needs. We are a general dentistry that specializes in pediatrics and orthodontics as well. All ages can come for a visit at our Draper location. Visit our website or call us today to book an appointment with a Draper dentist.