The Dental Group
Blair A. Jones, DMD
Ryan C. Barnhart, DDS
Charles J. Labin, DMD, MBA
Thomas J. Kuon, DMD
Joshua A. Bryan, DMD
Zachary T. Roach, DMD

Patient Testimonials

"I was petrified before I came in. ..probably more afraid than most. Dr.Jones and his staff completed a thorough exam of my teeth and gums, followed by a well-explained, DETAILED outcome and plan of action. Completed my second visit today - a very deep cavity needed filling. I was seen right on time and was completely satisfied with the entire process and outcome. I especially appreciated Kelly's ability to assuage my fear and apprehension. Great job all around! - Mildred L.

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Worried Your Teeth Are Holding You Back? You Might Be Right

December 31, 2017
Posted By: The Dental Group at Carpenter's Crossing
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If you are a job seeker or trying to advance your career, you know how competitive it can be. This is particularly true among millennials aged 18 to 34 years.

In fact, a recent survey conducted by the research arm of the American Dental Association showed that over a third of the adults in this age range avoid smiling because of tooth decay or gum problems. Of those surveyed, 28 percent said they felt their poor oral health was holding their career back.

A lot of research supports the fact that your oral health is closely tied to your quality of life, and that includes your ability to reach your goals. It’s hard to exude confidence if you feel self-conscious about your unhealthy smile!

But there are a few simple steps you can take to quickly reverse the trend.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

If you dislike dental visits, you know that the hardest thing to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment and then follow through. It’s a matter of discipline and priorities – are you going to continue to allow dental problems to control your life? 

Being nervous about dental visits is very common, but dentists today understand and most offer some type of sedation like nitrous oxide to help you relax.

Be Proactive with Your Oral Hygiene

Routine exams and cleaning appointments are essential, but what you do in between visits is equally important. Talk to your dental hygienist about proper brushing and flossing techniques to make sure you are getting the most out of your efforts.

Once you know you have the technique down, establish an oral hygiene routine in the morning and before bedtime. Do it at the same time every day, and you will be surprised how quickly it becomes second nature.

Call Us to Schedule An Appointment

Would you like to find a top dentist in Lewes, DE who can help you get your smile back on track? Please call The Dental Group at Carpenter’s Crossing, and we’ll help you get started!

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