It’s true that a lot of us have had bad experiences while sitting in our Dentists office. However, this is no reason for you to avoid the dentist!Below is a list of ways to ease your mind before you take your next trip to the Dentist.

1. Make sure you are working with the right Dentist for you!
You don’t go to restaurants where you dislike the food, concerts where you dislike the band or hair salons where you dislike the stylist. So why are going to a Dentist that you just don’t like? True, you may need to stay within network for insurance reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a Dentist you like better within your network. If you don’t have any major dental work coming up, choose a different dentist next time you go for a cleaning. A good dentist will be happy to address your questions or concerns and they will do their best to make you feel at ease the entire time you are sitting in their office.

2. Be honest with your Dentist!
When your Dentist asks if you’ve been flossing your teeth daily – chances are it is not because they are unsure. They are opening the door to starting a conversation with you about how to make the most out of your dental routine. You probably know regular flossing can protect you from gum disease and bad breath, but that is only the beginning. Research has shown that the bacteria that reside inside of the human mouth can lead to numerous serious illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and even respiratory diseases! Flossing is a simple habit that takes only a few minutes a day. It can literally add years to your life and save you thousands of dollars in medical bills.

3. Follow your Dentists instructions!
If your Dentist is advising you to switch toothpastes or use a softer brush, you need to heed their warning and do as they say. Dentists typically only see you once or twice a year, but so many health issues begin and end in the mouth. If they have a concern about something it is valid and could help prevent you from having numerous painful trips to the Dentist office in the future.

In conclusion, a good Dentist can be your best friend in a journey to a healthier you. They genuinely have your best interest in mind and the right Dentist will always seek to make you comfortable.

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My name isn’t Snookie and I am no reality TV show star but I was thinking about getting some porcelain veneers according to this site, they sure looked good on Snookie. I was tired of the closed mouth smile I had been showing the world in nearly every photograph snapped for the last decade.

Smoking and bad dental habits left my mouth a disaster, several of my teeth had yellowed, some chipped and some just broke nearly all the way off. I wasn’t sure how much these porcelain veneers cost or what proverbial bank I would need to rob to get them, but I really wanted them.

I clicked pause on my DVR system and went into the bathroom imagining myself with a new glamorous smile. Things I’ve dreamed of doing like reading my poetry in front of a crowd came to mind. I liked the idea of veneers more than dentures because they are applied over your existing teeth. Dentures had crossed my mind before but I just wasn’t okay with having every tooth in my mouth pulled.

I hit up the Safari browser on my iphone and found a few local dentists and jotted down their numbers and began to make some calls to gather some information on local dentists.

I soon found out that there was only one dentist in this small town that even offered Veneers. So I made the last local call only to find out that the dentist had limited experience with veneers. I absolutely needed an experienced cosmetic dentist not only to ensure that the veneers looked good but because I was deathly afraid of the dentist.

I found one in the next state over and booked a consultation. The next Friday I made the trip and upon leaving the dentist, I had a mold taken for the production of my veneers and my shade selected. I was very excited. I had to take a small bank loan out to afford them but I just knew it would be worth it.

I returned the next week and the dentist went to work on my mouth while Eminem blared through my ear phones and I tried to forget where I was. When it was over the dental assistant said say cheese and snapped my after photo. Seeing the results I was glad I took the steps to restore my smile. Now who said reality TV is good for nothing?

For more information on porcelain veneers contact Dr Patrick Fields at (501) 941-2482


Breast augmentation is a procedure designed to enhance a woman’s breast through the surgical insertion of artificial implants. Of course there are women who
choose to undergo this procedure in order to increase the size of their
breasts. However there are other reasons why women choose to undergo this
procedure. Some women wish to balance a difference in breast sizes, or to
improve body contour, or to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy
and nursing. However the reasons for undergoing breast augmentation should
be that of the patient’s and no one else’s. So once you feel that having
your breasts augmented is something you would like to do for yourself, take
the next step and find a surgeon in your area.

  • You may have bruising and swelling, causing the skin to turn yellow, pink, purple, or dark blue. This varies from patient to patient.
  • You will need to put antibiotic ointment on the incision behind your ears twice daily. If there is any tape on your incision, this must be left on at all times.
  • It is common to have some numbness, swelling and slight bleeding; this usually improves in days to weeks, but can take months to improve (especially numbness).
  • You may have to wear a facial band, which shall be left on until your follow up appointment the week after surgery.
  • You may shower 24 hours after surgery, but please allow incision behind the ears to dry thoroughly immediately after shower.
  • Avoid sun or UV light during this time.
  • If you experience extreme and sudden swelling to any surgical areas, excessive fluid/blood drainage from any surgical area, extreme pain, or a temperature of 101° F or greater, please call your surgeon

The amount of pain and discomfort after a rhinoplasty is usually mild, since there is no packing or splints placed inside the nose in our practice. Packing of the nose was popular 20-30 years ago and caused excruciating pain when the packing was removed. Most patients take a few medium strength narcotic pain relievers in the first few days after the procedure. Most patients complain about a dull headache behind their eyes and a mild burning sensation for the first day or 2 after the procedure. It’s very important not to bump or hit the nose the first month after the rhinoplasty procedure. Avoid strenuous activities and contact sports for at least one month.

Undergoing any type of surgery can be very emotional and needs to be well thought out and planned. In order for it be successful, you need to carefully compare your options and pick out a genuine surgeon that will guide you through the whole process in its entirety. This can be especially true for any plastic surgery, such as rhinoplasty.

When deciding to get rhinoplasty, the first, most important step is doing research and choosing a legit surgeon. First, you can use recommendations by friends or well-known sources, such as other doctors. You can find lists of local surgeons online or in the phone book. This is just a start to the whole process. It is important to not just choose a surgeon from word or mouth or advertised ones you may find through online searches.

Once you have selected a few options, it is time to thoroughly find out more about these surgeons. Their backgrounds are very important. Ask them where they went to school, how long they have been practicing, what training has been conducted, and what is their success rate, as well as experience. This would mean finding out about how many revision or touch up surgeries needed to be conducted. Also, you should inquire about their skills and philosophy. It is very important to verify their credentials and certifications. You may even benefit from looking at example of jobs the surgeon has done. Another thing to consider is if they specialize in rhinoplasty or all plastic surgery in general. It may be more beneficial to find a surgeon that specializes in facial techniques, with mostly experience in rhinoplasty.

The entire staff and office should be evaluated as well. Is the office clean and well organized? Is the staff friendly and knowledgeable? Does the environment make you feel comfortable and well taken care of? These are some of the questions you need to ask as you compare surgeons. If the staff or surgeon is hesitant to answer any of your questions, or show you examples or results, this is not the surgeon for you. You need to make sure the doctor that will be performing your surgery is honest and caring.

The most important factor to consider when choosing a surgeon is how you feel about it as a patient. This is surgery that will be altering your nose and changing your looks. It is surgery that requires careful and precise incisions, as well as medical considerations during and after the operations. You, as a patient, need to feel comfortable about your choice and have no uncertainties.