Anxiety About the Dentist? You’re Not Alone

Studies indicate that between 10 and 25% of adults avoid visiting the dentist because of anxiety.  There are different sources of this anxiety:Bad previous experiences Claustrophobia Fear of injections (Trypanophobia)If you avoid…

TMJ and Dental Appointments

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 Do you experience clicking in your jaw when you yawn?  Or experience difficulty holding your mouth open for dental cleanings?  You could be experiencing a TMJ disorder and not realize it.The Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are…

Understanding Dental Insurance and Dental Plans

If you feel confused by your dental insurance plan, you’re not alone. Dental benefit plans can be very difficult to understand, especially for people who don’t work with them every day. Differentiating between PPOs and HMOs and understanding…

Tips: How to Get Children to Brush and Floss Their Teeth.

Getting your children to brush their teeth may be difficult, but it’s important they learn good dental hygiene habits early in life.Taking care of their teeth should be an exciting experience, not something they dread. Here are a few tips…

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Whole Body

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Just as the amount of confidence you have in your smile affects the way you live your life, the health of your smile affects the health of your whole body. If you’re still having trouble remembering to brush and floss twice a day, perhaps…

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

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Those with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing periodontal (gum) disease.What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone that hold your teeth in place.Possible signs and symptoms of gum…

Stop Teeth Grinding Today: The Trials, Tribulations and Treatments of Bruxism

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Dental bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a common dental problem that results from stress, misaligned teeth, and/or an adverse reaction to certain antidepressant medications. Bruxism is most common in women between 20 and 40 years of…

Welcome to Our New Website

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We are SO excited to debut our brand new website. We hope that you find it informative, easy to navigate, and representative of who we are here at Vacendak Dentistry. Be sure to check back soon for dental care tips, news and office updates!Oh…