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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 the most common fears. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), almost 25 percent of Americans avoid the dentist because of dental anxiety.

Dr. Miller and our staff are compassionate and caring and are dedicated to making every dental visit as pleasant an experience as possible. While some patients have their own methods of minimizing dental anxiety, our office specializes in the art of reducing dental anxiety. Our office emphasizes stress reduction for patience, including having constant communications so patients know what is being done, using the most effective pain reduction techniques available, creating a soothing atmosphere, and being sensitive to the needs of our patients.

We proactively work to make every visit more relaxing for patients so they can get the dental care they need with the least amount of anxiety.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 


In the pursuit to maintain good oral hygiene, there’s no underestimating how crucial regular visits to the dentist’s office can be. Visiting a dental hygienist periodically may not only prove essential to preserving an attractive smile, but for an array of health reasons as well. There are many risks associated with poor oral hygiene such as gum disease, cavities, infections and worse, but these risks can most often be entirely averted with just two yearly teeth cleanings.


While we all want our kids to have good dental habits, it’s challenging without having a hint of how to do that. To help, Dr. Miller and our staff at Community Dental Group offer these 7 straight-forward suggestions:

1. An Early Start: As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, make daily cleaning a habit.  Later on, cleaning will become brushing, but that switch is easier when the habit is already in place.

2. Consistent Times: Have a set cleaning time, twice a day, everyday for cleaning/brushing and flossing to guard against tooth decay and gum disease.

3. Fluoride Use: Your child’s tooth enamel can be strengthened by cleaning with a pea-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste. But try to not let them swallow any.

4. Smart Eating: With a well-balanced diet including fruits, vegetables, dairy and whole grains, your child will have healthier teeth and gums.

5. First Dental Visit:  Your child can be seen by a pediatric dentist within 6 months after the first tooth erupts, which is usually around age 1, as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends.   Dr. Miller begins seeing pediatric patients at age 3.

6. Regular Dental Visits: Make sure your child sees Dr. Miller every six months to prevent cavities, confirm normal development and guard against oral health issues.

7. Dental Sealing: Talk to Dr. Miller about applying a sealant to protect back teeth from cavities.

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