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Root Canal Treatment: 5 Reasons Why Dentists Use Rubber Dams

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Before your dentist starts work on a root canal treatment, he or she will normally attach a thin sheet of rubber (a rubber dam) around the tooth. While the dam generally feels strange in your mouth, the sensation is not painful, and your dentist will always reassure you that the dam makes the treatment process easier. Find out why rubber dams make it easier to carry out a root canal treatment, and learn why dentists always recommend these devices to their patients. Read More»

5 Misconceptions About Root Canals

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A root canal is one of the most dreaded dental procedures patients face, and many patients will go to great lengths to avoid it. Root canals can be scary because they involve filling a space deep within the roots of your teeth. However, the bad reputation of a root canal may be undeserved and overrated. The American Association of Endodontists reports that more than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States, and most people leave the procedure in less pain and satisfied with the results. Read More»

4 Super Cool Ways To Help Your Child Love Going To The Dentist

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Taking a child to the dentist can be one of three things – a nightmare, an exercise in futility, or a smooth, uneventful appointment that results in clean, healthy teeth. Any parent would choose the latter option, but few know how to actually accomplish it. Here are four super cool ways you can help your child look forward to dental appointments (yes, seriously) and calm any fears they may have about the dentist. Read More»