A good smile can brighten up the room. People who frequently smile are perceived to be more in control, at ease and attractive than those who don’t (Lau, 1982). However, a genuine smile may do more than just improve your appearance. New research has found a strong connection between smiling and your general health and well-being. So, if you are reluctant to smile due to self consciousness or embarrassment over your smile, it can be hurting more than social life. It may be affecting your overall well being.
About ten percent of all adults in America are believed to have some level of dental phobia. The stress caused by the sights, smells, and sounds of a dental office may cause more anxiety for some patients than they can handle. In fact, of all the phobias, dental anxiety is considered to be one of […]
We are again open Monday thru Thursday (except for some holidays) from 8am – 5pm (except for lunch between 12pm-1pm). However, in our ever increasing committed to your health and safety, as well as our staff, you may notice some changes.
To ensure that patient care is both safe and comfortable, our office actively follows recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including:
• Our office will ask screening questions, before your appointment and again when you are in the office.
• We will ask you to use hand sanitizer, located throughout the office, and/or wash your hands when you enter the office.
• Our waiting room no longer offers magazines, children’s toys and other items that are difficult to clean and disinfect.
• Appointments are managed to enable social distancing for patients, which may provide fewer appointment scheduling options.
• We do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce wait times, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to seeing you again! If you have any questions please call our office at 559-437-7333.
Dr. Joann Miller and Team