Dental Health Blog

Why Your Dental Phobia Is Manageable

March 24th, 2021

Dental phobias affect more patients than you think. However, using psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments, we can help address the causes and symptoms that prevent so many individuals from receiving vital care.

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Fixing Common Dental Problems With Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

February 25th, 2021

Although many common dental problems are cosmetic in nature, it does not mean there aren’t underlying health issues to address when dealing with discolored, misaligned, or missing teeth. From professional teeth whitening, teeth contouring and reshaping, there are many options to restore both aesthetics and functionality to teeth.

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Pediatric Dentistry vs. General Dentistry: What’s the Difference?

January 18th, 2021

Compared to general dentists, pediatric dentists have additional training and knowledge specific to working with the developing mouths of children and adolescents aged 21 and under. 

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Which Dental Anxiety Treatment Option Is Right for You?

December 23rd, 2020

There is no such thing as a universal dental anxiety treatment option. Instead, it’s about finding the best combination of methods that work for you and facilitate your utmost comfort.

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Dental Restoration Types: Direct vs. Indirect

November 18th, 2020

There are two main types of dental restoration — direct (in mouth) and indirect (outside the mouth). The correct approach depends on the severity and context of the dental issue.

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How It’s Done: Sedation Dentistry vs. Sleep Dentistry

October 30th, 2020

Sleep dentistry, aka general dental anesthesia, differs from dental sedation in methods and practice. Learn how each is done!

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Types of Braces: Comfort, Cost, Compatibility

September 30th, 2020

There are many types of braces out there, but which is the best for you? In this blog post, we explore everything from traditional metal braces to invisible aligners.

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Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-home Teeth Whitening

August 31st, 2020

At-home teeth whitening and professional teeth whitening both have their pros and cons, but the most individualized and efficient results can only be achieved in the dental office. Learn which is best for you.

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Who Makes a Good Candidate for Sleep Dentistry?

July 24th, 2020

While often confused with sedation dentistry, sleep dentistry most accurately refers to dental general anesthesia. While safe for most, there are some questions that must be answered before confirming your eligibility.

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Can It Wait? How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

June 24th, 2020

When determining how often you should get your teeth cleaned, consider your medical and oral health histories, your diet and lifestyle, and whether you wear a dental appliance. Sleep Dentistry Erie with Dr. Kevin Mahoney is eager to resume routine care as safely and efficiently as possible as Erie County reopens.

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Understanding the Scope of Special Needs Dentistry

May 27th, 2020

Special needs dentistry accommodates patients with a physical, medical, developmental, or cognitive condition, adapting care to the unique circumstances of the individual.

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More Than a Dental Anesthesiologist: Why To Choose Dr. Kevin Mahoney

April 30th, 2020

Dr. Kevin Mahoney is a dental anesthesiologist, family dentist, and aesthetic dentist all in one, specializing in special needs patients and those with dental phobias or anxieties — under both normal and dire circumstances. Learn what sets him apart!

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Teething Relief: A Pediatric Dental Care Plan During Tooth Eruption

March 25th, 2020

Teething occurs throughout a child’s first 2 to 3 years of life as primary (deciduous teeth) erupt through the gums. As your child endures this at-times painful process, it’s important for parents to practice the safest teething relief methods and establish a quality pediatric dental care plan.

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The Benefits of Dental Therapy Dogs (featuring Dogtor Gizmo)

February 20th, 2020

Dental therapy dogs(such as Dogtor Gizmo) are finding their way into more and more dental offices around the country. Learn how they help patients with dental anxiety or phobia.

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How To Overcome Dental Anxiety: It’s A Collaborative Effort

January 30th, 2020

Dental anxiety affects an estimated 20 percent or more of dental patients. Both patient and dentist have a role to play in the management of dental anxiety and its more intense form — dental phobia.

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Dental Bridge vs Implant: Which is the best solution for you?

December 9th, 2019

When teeth go missing, dental professionals fill in the gaps with dental bridges and dental implants. Discover the major differences between the two and which situations they are best applied to.

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Smarter Orthodontic Treatments

November 20th, 2019

The orthodontics field is evolving, with treatments that are more efficient and less painful. In this month's blog post, we delve into some of the cutting-edge orthodontic technologies being used now or will be commonplace in the future. 

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What’s In Your Toothpaste?

October 28th, 2019

Toothpaste has come a long way since Ancient Egypt, and even in the last 30 years — so much so that knowing what you're buying can be overwhelming. In this month's blog, we break down the major ingredients in modern toothpaste and the role they play in keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free. 

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Smile Makeovers: Revitalizing and Restoring Teeth

September 25th, 2019

It takes 28 to 32 teeth to create a fully healthy adult smile. Learn what they do, how they're structured, and how your dentist can fix them should they suffer damage or wear with dental restorations. Thanks to modern materials and technology, complete smile makeovers are possible!

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Family Dental Care: Why Gum Health is Good Health

August 19th, 2019

Gum health and general health are close relatives; periodontal disease is associated with a higher risk of developing a score of other health issues, from cardiovascular disease to diabetes to dementia. Scared yet? Don’t be. You can prevent it from ever getting that far by observing a comprehensive dental care routine and regularly visiting your family dentist.

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General Anesthesia vs Deep Sedation

July 25th, 2019

Learn the characteristics of different levels of both anesthesia and sedation.

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Modern Orthodontics: Less to Brace For

May 30th, 2019

Not born with a perfect smile? Don't despair — between Invisalign and smaller braces, orthodontic treatment is less intimidating than it's ever been. 

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5 Dental Milestones for Children

April 18th, 2019

While children grow, they will hit so many developmental milestones over the span of multiple years. These milestones include learning to walk, talk, read, write, and so much more! However, they also achieve five important dental milestones starting from around the age of six months, going into adulthood. Let's take a look at what these milestones are and what to expect as a parent of children that are reaching these milestones.

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Deep Sedation in Dentistry: the best way to alleviate dental phobias.

March 5th, 2019

For some, going to the dentist may cause immense fear or anxiety throughout a visit. Because of this phobia, people have been reluctant to seek proper dental care and there needed to be a way for patients to feel comfortable during any dental procedure. Now, there is.

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Activated charcoal teeth whitening: what you should know.

March 5th, 2019

As we scroll through our social media feeds, we can see there are plenty of new wellness trends that use activated charcoal like facial scrubs and masks and deep conditioning treatments for healthier hair but have you notified the charcoal teeth whitening toothpaste?

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