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A Gettysburg Dentist Discusses a Brief History of Dentistry

Did you know dentistry is one of the oldest professions in the medical field?  It dates back to ancient times and became a more defined profession in the 1700s. The "Father of Modern Dentistry" is Pierre Fauchard who published a book titled The Surgeon Dentist, a Treatise on Teeth, in 1723. This inf...

April 13, 2015
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Sedation Dentistry

  Being afraid of going to the dentist is a common problem, but your overall health can also suffer when you ignore dental care. If you have dental phobia, it’s important to understand why.    Common Causes of Dental Phobia One of the most common fears is of pain.  Often this fear is not based on re...

September 16, 2014
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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses Dental Phobia Treatment

A fear of dentists is a very real problem for thousands of people.  Whether they've had a negative experience at a dentist previously or they've heard horror stories from friends and family members, fear often multiplies, causing loads of dental problems.  The treatment of dental phobia is incredibl...

April 09, 2014
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Sleep Dentistry in Gettysburg

 According to Peter Milgrom, DDS, director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle, about 20% of Americans experience fear of dentistry to the extent that they avoid dental visits altogether. Of this group, between 5% and 8% are considered to have a severe dent...

March 12, 2014
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Gum Disease May Increase Certain Health Risks

Gum disease is the result of unchecked bacterial activities in the mouth causing inflammation of the gums and tissues that surround and support the teeth resulting in eventual tooth loss. But its devastating effects are not just confined to the mouth. Various studies reveal a frightening correlation...

January 23, 2014
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