How Does IV Sedation Dentistry Work?
added on: June 20, 2021

IV sedation refers to the giving of an anti-anxiety medication through the blood during a treatment. Sometimes, intravenous sedation dentistry is called “sleep” or ‘twilight’ dentistry. Instead of putting patients to sleep, the mild sedative helps them feel at peace and relaxed. While this sedation method allows patients to react… Read More…

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What are the Best Ways to Prevent Cavities?
added on: June 12, 2021

Young or old, anyone with teeth could potentially develop cavities. Here’s a look at factors that can increase the risk of getting cavities: ● Certain drinks and foods. Food sources that cling to the teeth for an extended time — like ice cream, milk, sugar, honey, dried fruit, soda, cookies,… Read More…

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Sedation Dentistry: an Option for Individuals with Special Needs
added on: May 7, 2021

While we provide a calming environment at Phelps Family Dentistry, there are points when sedation might be the best course for treatment for your son or daughter. Especially if they have special needs such as Down Syndrome, Autism, ADD/ADHD or  sensory processing challenges. Dental Sedation for Children with Special Needs… Read More…

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When to See a Dentist About Your Gum Pain
added on: January 31, 2021

It’s important to understand and recognize the symptoms of gum disease. Untreated Gingivitis, one of the early stages of gum disease, will lead to Periodontitis, which can cause tooth loss, severe damage, and other dental issues. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the mildest type of Periodontitis and is usually caused by poor… Read More…

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What You Should Know About Oral Cancer
added on: July 30, 2020

Mouth cancer is the 6th most common cancer, and accounts for 30,000 newly diagnosed cases every year – and 8,000 fatalities. Oral cancer, if not treated and diagnosed within its early stages, may spread, and lead to loss of function, chronic pain, oral and facial disfigurement and perhaps even death…. Read More…

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Reasons You Should Get An Oral Cancer Screening
added on: July 17, 2020

You may be surprised. Each year, 35,000 people in America get diagnosed with oral cancer, and there are more than 8,000 fatalities every year from this disease. In the last 10 years, dental professionals have witnessed a significant rise in the quantity of such cases in patients under age 30… Read More…

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Dental Health and Breastfeeding
added on: March 2, 2020
mom and baby

Given the possible expense of dental braces and additional orthodontic procedures, who would not want to give their baby every potential advantage when it comes to healthy bite alignment? Several studies — the latest of which was published inside the August 2017 Journal of the American Dental Association issue —… Read More…

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3 Easy Tips to Help Tackle Your Dental Fear
added on: October 22, 2019
young woman in dental chair

This time of year, there’s football and Halloween fun festivities. There’s also a lot of fright and anxiety going on, and your dentist in Wilmington isn’t referring to haunted houses and ghosts. We’re talking to the patients who genuinely dread having a dental appointment looming on their calendar like a… Read More…

What Three Things Stopped our Sugar Cravings?
added on: October 11, 2019
bowl of chocolates

Just like you, your dentist in Wilmington is overwhelmed this time of year by the amount of sugary Halloween treats on the market. Did you ever notice how much candy there is at every single store, from pharmacies to supermarkets? Where does it all go? (We sure would like to… Read More…

3 Tips for Understanding the Mouth/Body Connection
added on: September 24, 2019
wellness concept

Have you ever heard someone talk about the connection between your body, mind, and soul? Your dentist in Wilmington thinks that maybe our mouths should be included with this special connection, too. The fact is that current research and dental technologies are continuing to evolve and improve. As this happens,… Read More…

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