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Beginners Guide: Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease, is a serious oral health issue that needs to be taken care of right away.  Continue reading to learn more about periodontal disease.

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Getting Smart With Sedation Dentistry Techniques

Sedation dentistry is used for patients with dental anxiety and also the more invasive procedures.  Nitrous Oxide, Oral sedation, IV sedation, and Anesthesia are provided.

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The High Cost of Gum Disease

You may have noticed that your gums are red and swollen. Perhaps you have even experienced bleeding while brushing your teeth. If so, then you have likely developed a case of gum disease. Poor oral hygiene is the most likely cause. Dr. Peavy is an experienced periodontist in Winston Salem, NC that helps our patients avoid the serious long term consequences and costs of this illness. 

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Reviewing the Dangers Posed by Gum Disease During Pregnancy

You weren’t aware that gum disease can lead to problems with your pregnancy? If you’re like most, then probably not. That’s because we all believe that gum disease only affects our teeth. Yet recent research has begun to establish a link between gum and periodontal disease in expectant mothers and certain pregnancy issues. 

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Four Ways to Deal With Dental Anxiety

Your oral health is very important, and fear should never be stronger than your desire to have a healthy smile. In addition to the option of sedation, we suggest you try some of the following things to help you overcome your fear of a visit to the dentist.

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Finding peace in a frantic world: The question behind the questions.

I have enjoyed and learned from a couple of good books and have been thinking about them lately as it relates to this question of peace. On was titled, Finding Peace in a Frantic World and the other was, Anti-Cancer- A new Way of Life.  The first was a scientific look at the benefits of mindfulness meditation and I think everyone could benefit from this kind of practice.  The second was about a doctor’s experience when he got cancer and his search for ways to find healing and health.  It was chocked full of the latest scientific things to do to prevent cancer and extend and improve your life even after cancer.  A common theme to both books was their agreement that managing stress was a major factor in both one’s mental and physical health.  They both recommended meditation and exercise and tried to give a fair and enlightened look at questions of life and death and the how one can approach the stressors with which we all must contend.  They gave conside ...

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Virtually painless injections with DentalVibe in Winston-Salem, NC

A revolutionary improvement to the delivery of local anesthesia has been developed that makes injections (shots) virtually painless. This new device and technique is being provided by Kenneth A. Peavy, D.M.D. M.H.S., a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

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Dental Insurance: Even the name is misleading.

Let’s be practical and talk about money. Coming to the dentist is already a complex experience because there are so many factors to deal with and concerns over how to pay for the services is a big one. Knowing how dental “insurance” works will help you decide how to plan your care. We are committed to helping you file your claim, provide the needed documentation, and be your advocate when they give you the run around. It is our best interest to help you, but it not in the insurance companies best interest to pay you quickly. What is dental insurance? First of all, what you have is not really an insurance policy. Insurance is a promise of compensation for specific potential future losses in exchange for a periodic payment. Insurance is designed to protect the financial well being of an individual, company or other entity in the case of unexpected loss. So-called dental insurance doesn’t do that at all. It is more accurately referred to as a dental benefit plan and is typ ...

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