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Afraid of the Dentist? Let Dr. Moore address your fears.
Dr. Moore gets you ready for your first appointment.
Dr. Moore tackles Stress over going to the dentist.
Ever wondered about whitening toothpaste? Dr. Moore has you covered!
Have a cavity? Dr. Moore can help!
Need your wisdom teeth out? Dr. Moore can shed some light on the process.
Ever thought about getting a powered toothbrush? Hear the benefits!
Wondering if flossing is necessary? Dr. Moore tells you all about it!
We have all your denture needs covered here with Trusted Dentistry.
We all know sugar is bad for our teeth, but do you know why?
Ever wonder why its so important to have your wisdom teeth removed? We have your answer!

 

Afraid of the Dentist? Let Dr. Moore address your fears.

Q: I hate going to the dentist because I’m really afraid. What should I do?

A: If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. About 15% of Americans state they avoid going to the dentist because they’re afraid. The first thing I do is discuss the fear with the patient and take their anxieties seriously in hopes of connecting with them and making them feel more comfortable. Its important to let your dentist and their staff know you are nervous or afraid. I understand these fears are real and stand in the way of people getting the dental treatment they really need, so my offices offer free conscious sedation. Its safe and easy. The patient takes 1 pill the night before their appointment and 2 more an hour or two before and then we administer what most people know as laughing gas to help take the edge off even more. Most patients totally relax and sleep thru their visit and don’t even remember much of what happened. And yes, sometimes while sedated, they may act a bit crazy or behave in ways they may regret. But that just keeps it fun.

 

Dr. Moore gets you ready for your first appointment.

Q: When should I take my child in for their first dental check up?

A: When should I take my child to the orthodontist to see about braces? The short answer is "First visit by first birthday." That's the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who are at risk of early childhood cavities visit a pediatric dentist by age 1. The idea of such early dental visits is still surprising to many new parents. However, national studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. More than 1 in 4 children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many kids get cavities as early as age 2.

The age 1 dental visit lets parents discuss:
1. How to care for an infant's or toddler's mouth
2. Proper use of fluoride
3. Oral habits, including finger and thumb sucking
4. Teething and milestones of development
5. The link between diet and oral health

If you have a four year old who has never been to the dentist. Don’t panic or feel like a bad parent, just bring them in for an exam as soon as possible. If they have a positive experience when they are young, then they will like coming to see me as they grow. Dentistry can and should be a good experience for every child. They should enjoy going to the dentist. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the best age for children to be seen by an orthodontist for the first time is 7. That seems young but most problems can be identified by that age and treatment can be done to minimize the amount of time the child will then wear braces.

 

Dr. Moore tackles stress over going to the dentist

Q: I’ve heard that stress affects your oral health. Is this true?

A: Yes, too much stress affects your whole body, including your mouth, teeth, and  gums. The potential impact of stress includes:

1. Mouth sores, such as canker sores and cold sores
2. Clenching or grinding your teeth
3. Not taking care of your teeth
4. Eating a bad diet
5. Gum (periodontal) disease or worsening of existing periodontal disease
6. Bad habits like chewing your nails, ice, pencils, or other objects. You can prevent these oral health problems, if you know what to do. We offer free consultations for patients who want to discuss these types of problems.

 

Ever wondered about whitening toothpaste? Dr. Moore has you covered!

Q: How do whitening toothpastes work are they effective?

A: All toothpastes help remove surface stains through the action of mild abrasives. Some whitening toothpastes contain gentle polishing or chemical agents that provide additional stain removal. Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains only but do not contain bleach. None of the home use whitening toothpastes can come even close to producing the bleaching effect you get from your dentist's office with one-hour chair-side bleaching. Whitening toothpastes can lighten your tooth's color by about one shade. In contrast, light-activated whitening conducted in a dentist's office can make your teeth three to eight shades lighter. It's also important to remember that certain food & drinks like coffee, red wine, dark sodas, blueberries, and tobacco to name a few will stain your teeth.

 

Need your wisdom teeth out? Dr. Moore can shed some light on the process.

Q: How many teeth are in the mouth and why does it seem like everyone gets their wisdom teeth pulled?

A: There are 32 teeth in the adult mouth. However, most adults have 4 wisdom teeth that usually need to be removed. Anthropologists believe wisdom teeth, or the third set of molars, were the answer to our ancestor’s early diet of coarse, rough food – like leaves, roots, nuts and meats – which required more chewing power and resulted in excessive wear of the teeth. The modern diet with its softer foods, along with marvels of modern technologies such as forks, spoons and knives, has made the need for wisdom teeth nonexistent. Because human jaws have become smaller throughout history, when wisdom teeth form they often become impacted, or blocked, by the other teeth around them. Also, if the tooth partially erupts, food can get trapped in the gum tissue surrounding it, which can lead to bacteria growth and, possibly, a serious infection. Wisdom teeth, which begin forming around your tenth birthday, are the last set of molars on the tooth-development timeline, so they usually don’t erupt until you are between the ages of 17 and 25. Because this is the age that people are said to become wiser, the set of third molars has been nicknamed “wisdom teeth.”

 

Wondering if flossing is necessary? Dr. Moore tells you all about it!

Q: I hate taking time to floss. Why do I need to floss my teeth and what will happen if I don't?

A: Its really important to floss because not flossing can have bad affects on your overall health. 

 • Most cavities begin to form in between your teeth. If you don’t floss bacteria that is not disturbed will lead to tartar build up and tooth decay. 
 • Healthy gum tissue does not bleed. If your gums bleed when you brush, floss or eat, then there is a strong chance that you may have gingivitis or periodontists. Both of these conditions are types of gum disease, which can be prevented by proper brushing and flossing
 • Neglecting to floss may be the culprit for bad breath that you can’t seem to get rid of. (Leftover food particles from last weeks lunch are bound to not smell so great, right?)
 • Premature tooth loss because of gum disease, which causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, leaving pockets of space for bacteria to grow and weaken the tooth structure. 
 • Paying a buck for floss and then taking a minute or two to work it in between the teeth can save you a lot of time and hassle later in the dental office.

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Email: Smile@TrustedDentistry.com 

Aegis Dental Group 
3560 Elkhart Road 
Goshen, IN 46526

875-574-7711

Smile@TrustedDentistry.com

Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. -5:00p.m. 
Friday - Saturday 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m

Angola Dental Center 
205 East Harcourt Rd. 
Angola, IN 46703

260-665-5767

Smile@TrustedDentistry.com

Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. -5:00p.m. 
Every Other Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday - Saturday 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m

 

 

 

 

 

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