Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dental Phobia and Sedation Dentistry

If just the thought of going to the dentist for a procedure brings on fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry is probably the right choice for you. Between 5 and 8 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to dental phobia, but you don’t need to let your oral health suffer because of fear. At our office in Silver Spring, MD, we offer a safe environment where we can comfort anxious patients through both oral sedation and nitrous oxide.

Sedation is mainly used when a patient has a high level of anxiety or dental phobia, not because of pain. At Bishop & Bishop Dental, we can sedate our patients through oral sedation or nitrous oxide. These methods will make sure you can tend to your oral health while avoiding the anxiety that accompanies visiting the dentist.

A common sedation method utilized in the dental industry is nitrous oxide (N20). Nitrous oxide works very rapidly, reaching the brain within 20 seconds. With this method, Dr. Bishop will place a small mask over your nose and ask you to breathe normally. Within a few short minutes, you will begin to feel the effects. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, and there is no “hangover” effect.

The other method utilized by our office is known as oral conscious sedation. It is as simple as taking an aspirin. It is utilized for patients with mild to moderate anxiety as it is not as powerful as other sedation methods. With oral sedation, your dentist will provide you with an oral sedative, such as valium. You will not be “knocked out,” but you will feel more relaxed.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. David R. Bishop or Dr. Dorienne Taylor-Bishop, call (301) 608-9270. For more information, visit www.bishopdental.com.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KOR Teeth Whitening Special

October and November means one thing at Bishop & Bishop Dental: the holiday cosmetic special!
Right now, we are featuring a special on KOR power bleaching. If you act before November 25th, you can get drastically whiten your teeth at a 30 percent off discount!

Keeping your teeth white can be a lot harder than you might think. Even with regular brushing, flossing and dental cleanings, teeth can still lose their gleam and become dull and stained. This is due to our teeth’s constant exposure to the acid in food and drinks. But all is not lost. Teeth whitening services at our office can help you restore your teeth’s color and luster. With the KOR deep bleaching system, Dr. David Bishop can help you achieve a smile you will be happy to show off in Silver Spring, MD.    

KOR deep bleaching is often used on patients who are still not happy with the color of their teeth after using other teeth whitening systems. KOR is a take-home tray system that you use overnight, every night for two weeks. After two weeks, you will come back to our office to have KOR whitening gel applied for three sessions of 20 minutes each.

Not only will this deep bleaching significantly whiten your teeth, it will also restore your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, which dissolves stain molecules, making it incredibly effective for restoring teeth to a bright white state. The KOR system often whitens teeth 16 shades or more! And unlike other whitening methods, KOR’s results are permanent with easy, periodic home maintenance.

To schedule an appointment, call (301) 608-9270. For more information, visitwww.bishopdental.com.