Erin Dental Blog

Will Nitrous Oxide Put Me to Sleep?

June 4, 2024

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Woman benefiting from nitrous oxideIf you struggle with dental anxiety, or you need a dental procedure, nitrous oxide can help you sit back and relax while in the dentist’s chair. More commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is an inhaled sedative used to keep a patient comfortable while performing necessary dental treatments. Although it is part of sleep dentistry, laughing gas will not render you unconscious. You don’t have to worry about being put to sleep. Here’s what you can expect when choosing nitrous oxide.


Why Does My Jaw Hurt Every Morning?

April 15, 2024

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Poor soul with early morning jaw pain

Monday mornings are already tough enough, but today, you can’t even enjoy your coffee or favorite breakfast. The reason? Your jaw hurts. Again. If this is you, you might have already suspected the typical culprits. But the fact that your discomfort hits its peak in the morning is really odd, and if it’s not a consistent ache, that rules out quite a few possibilities.

Here’s another possibility that might match your symptoms better: the problem is dental. Fortunately, your dentist knows some tricks that can solve the issue. Keep reading to learn how your teeth might be connected, and what your dentist can do to help.


Starting Fresh—Why the Beginning of the Year is the Perfect Time for a Dental Checkup

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — erindental @ 10:09 pm
Patient sitting in the dentist’s chair

It’s fair to say that there’s never a bad time to get a dental checkup. No matter how diligent you are with your hygiene, there are likely places in your mouth that you aren’t able to reach on your own, and that you may need the help of a dentist to properly sanitize.

While anytime is just fine to pay your dentist a visit, one could argue that early in the year is the best time to come in for a checkup. Here are a few reasons why that’s the case.


4 Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthier Smile

October 5, 2023

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dentist and patient talking about oral hygiene tips

As October brings the festivities of Halloween, it also marks National Dental Hygiene Month! Embrace this month by expressing your commitment to a healthy smile and elevating your oral hygiene practices. Are you wondering how to achieve this? If so, then keep reading to explore four crucial oral hygiene tips to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month and nurture your vibrant, pearly whites.


Why Summer Is a Great Time to Get Dental Implants

July 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — erindental @ 7:08 pm
Person smiling in a summer outfit

When you compare dental implants to other tooth replacement options, many people would tell you that it’s no contest. They feel incredibly realistic and last for decades if you maintain them properly.

If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, you might want to know that this summer is the perfect time to start getting dental implants. If you want to know why that is, here are a few reasons to consider.