Call Today (919) 755-3450 | Schedule Your Appointment Online>

dental anxiety

Why Middle Aged Adults Avoid the Dentist: Cost and Fear Are Big Factors

Why Middle Aged Adults Avoid the Dentist:  Cost and Fear Are Big Factors

Are you embarrassed by the condition of your teeth? Do you have dental problems that are causing pain, difficulty eating, or missed work? Have you been skipping your regular preventive dental cleanings?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you're not alone. The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now according to new results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.

Sedation Dentistry: What You Need to Know

Sedation Dentistry: What You Need to Know

If you shudder at the thought of a dental visit, or avoid it altogether, you're not alone. Dental anxiety is very real and it's estimated that up to 20% of people avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. At Jeff M. Morrison & Associates DDS, we want you to take excellent care of your oral health - which means coming in for regular cleaning and exams, and having dental problems addressed at the earliest possible stage. That's why we offer sedation dentistry to those who need extra help feeling calm and relaxed during a dental procedure.

Eight Ways to Help Your Anxious Child At the Dentist

Eight Ways to Help Your Anxious Child At the Dentist

There are few things worse than having a frightened, highly anxious child come into the dental office in need of treatment.   I feel bad for the child - and for their parents who are making their child do what terrifies them.   Here are my suggestions on how you can help your child deal with anxiety at the dental office: