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How Do You Cope With A Fear Of The Dentist?

September 25, 2014

454389001It is natural to fear the unknown. Children can be especially fearful of the dentist because they don’t know what to expect during a dental visit. Adults can have a fear of the dentist as well because of past negative experiences. You can alleviate the fears of children by educating them on the importance of taking care of their teeth.  You can alleviate your own fears by learning how Dr. Salivonchik uses the latest technology and Sedation Dentistry to make a visit to his office stress and pain free.

Addressing Common Fears of the Dentist

It’s important to distill fears of the dentists early in a child’s life. If you don’t, a childhood fear of the dentist could become a lifelong fear. This results in many people avoiding the dentist as adults, causing the condition of their teeth to further deteriorate and creating a vicious cycle. You can prevent this cycle by taking your child to see the dentist early and often.  Common coping methods include:

  • Distraction- Counting or playing games to get you to think about something else.
  • Distancing – Engaging in positive thought exercises like meditation.
  • Self-Efficacy – Reinforcing your sense of personal strength
  • Optimism – Thinking positive thoughts about how much better you will feel after treatment.

If these techniques don’t work to alleviate your anxiety or fear of dental visits, you can rest assured that the Dr. Salivonchik’s Sedation Dentistry practice will help you through the dental treatments you need.

A Fear Free Dentist Visit for Coplay and Allentown, PA Residents

Dr. Salivonchik embraces technology and incorporates Sedation Dentistry techniques to alleviate the pain and anxiety that some patients may experience. He also uses the latest in laser diagnostics to find tooth decay problems in its early stages, often preventing the pain associated with decaying teeth. IV Sedation is available for patients with severe anxiety or pain sensitivity. Dr.  Salivonchik stands out among Coply and Allentown, PA dentists through his dedication to patient relaxation and care. Contact Dr. Salivonchik’s office today to set up your next dentist appointment.

Take a look at how Dr. Salivonchik recently helped a local family from Coplay, PA get over their fears of the dentist. http://www.wfmz.com/news/Sunrise/life-lessons-help-kids-with-a-fear-of-the-dentist/27851332

The Importance of Overall Oral Health: General Dentistry in Allentown, PA

September 12, 2014

cosmetic dentistryMany studies have shown that oral health and the appearance of your teeth have a significant impact on quality of life. Visiting the dentist often and taking care of your teeth is about much more than having a great smile. Good oral health is correlated with good overall health. If you live in or around Coplay or Allentown, PA be proactive about your oral health by contacting Dr. Salivonchik today.

Emotional Effects of Poor Oral Health

Poor oral health can affect many aspects of your life. People with missing or misaligned teeth have reported that the condition of their teeth directly impacts their emotional “well being” and social interactions. Poor teeth create a reluctance to laugh and smile. This can erode “self esteem” and confidence in social situations. It can also affect an individual’s performance at work and school, and cause some to avoid close personal relationships for fear of rejection. Women tend to be more affected emotionally by poor oral health, but the issue goes far beyond vanity.

Physical Consequences of Poor Oral Health

In addition to the negative emotional and social problems associated with poor oral health, there are physical consequences as well. People with missing teeth and other oral maladies tend to avoid eating certain foods. This can prevent them from having a well balanced diet, which can lead to malnutrition. Older adults are especially susceptible to this occurrence. Problems with your teeth can also impact your ability to get a restful night’s sleep. Pain associated with poor oral health can decrease verbal communication and the ability to concentrate, influencing overall productivity. This can severely limit educational, career and marital opportunities.

Oral Health Solutions for Coplay, PA and Allentown,PA Smiles

Dr. Salivonchik has a solution for every dental problem. He offers Full Mouth Reconstruction services including veneers and dental implants. All of your oral health needs can be addressed in a “pain free” and caring environment using Sedation Dentistry. If you or someone you know is suffering from poor oral health, contact Dr. Salivonchik today to schedule a visit. Taking control of your oral health will have an immediate impact your life and the lives of your family and friends. Change your smile, change your life. Dr. Salivonchik proudly serves the smiles of Allentown, Coplay, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and all surrounding areas.

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening in Allentown, PA

August 10, 2014

164125777Having a dazzling smile definitely makes a memorable, positive first impression, and many people are willing to go to great lengths in order to achieve the smile they have always wanted. Unfortunately, our smiles collect stains over the years, affecting the overall aesthetic as time goes by. If you feel as though you are not able to have a beautiful celebrity smile that shines bright, Dr. S. John Salivonchik is able to turn your smile dreams into a reality by offering teeth whitening at his Coplay, PA dental office.

There are many things that can affect the way your smile looks. Things such as coffee, tea, wine, certain medications, dyes in food, tobacco based products, and the natural process of aging all play a role in your smile’s brightness slowly fading. The good thing is that our doctor is able to effortlessly restore your smile back to its luminous brilliance, allowing you to feel confident in your smile again.

Dr. Salivonchik whitens your smile using at-home teeth whitening, which is ideal for our patients who wish to have a more gradual change to their smiles. He will take impressions of your smile and make custom whitening trays. By doing this, not only are we ensuring amazing results, but we are also delivering a cosmetic procedure that is completely tailored and customized to you. We will also supply you with the whitening gel that you use to fill the trays. All you have to do is fill the trays with the whitening gel and wear them for a certain amount of time each day. In about two weeks, you will be able to see the full results of the whitening process. If you would like Dr. Salivonchik to help brighten your smile using teeth whitening, contact our office today!

If you are ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. S. John Salivonchik, contact our office today! We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We look forward to being able to give you a healthier, beautiful smile at our Coplay, PA dental office. We are proud to treat patients from Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and the surrounding communities.

Do You Have Dental Anxiety? Make Your Next Visit to Dr. Salivonchik More Relaxing with IV Sedation

August 22, 2011

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you nervous, you’re in good company. The Academy of General Dentistry has estimated that 40 million people avoid the dentist every year because of anxiety.

Neglecting your oral health isn’t going to help you, though. It’s only going to make matters worse.

So what can you do?  How can you get the help you need, when just the thought of scheduling an appointment makes your palms sweat?

The answer is easy. With intravenous (IV) sedation from Dr. Salivonchik’s Whitehall office, you can finally get the care you need without any of the fear or anxiety you’ve experienced in the past.

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Detecting Cavities Early with Spectra

August 8, 2011

Detecting and treating cavities is one of the most important services a dentist can provide. But even if traditional poking and prodding have been effective for spotting decay in the past, these methods can’t always spot trouble where it likes to hide—whether along fissure lines or inside biting and occlusal surfaces.

That’s why Dr. Salivonchik’s Whitehall office uses a revolutionary tool known as Spectra. With Spectra’s fluorescence technology and lightweight wand, detecting cavities, even ones still in the earliest stages of development, has never been easier.

Advanced Protection for Patients in Lehigh Valley and Beyond

This is good news for our patients, because treating cavities while they’re still small allows us to provide shallower, simpler fillings that preserve more of the tooth’s natural structure. Moreover, Spectra makes explaining treatment options and tracking treatment over a long period of time much easier.

And all it takes to be examined with Spectra is a quick call to our Whitehall office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Salivonchik. We can also answer any questions you might have about any of our other services. Contact us today! Our office is located in Lehigh Valley and serves patients from Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas.

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