How to Prevent Gag Reflex in the Dentist’s Chair
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Helpful Tips, Sedation Dentistry

Lessening Gag Reflex at Dentist

While many people are apprehensive about getting into the dentist’s chair, the thought of doing so can be even more daunting for patients with a strong gag reflex. Avoiding going to the dentist, however, is no solution; delayed dental care due to fear of gagging can increase your risk for serious oral health concerns. Whether […]

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What Dental Procedures Can Be Performed Under Sedation?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Sedation Dentistry

Sedation for Dental Phobia

Are you one of the 10 percent of people in this country who let fear of going to the dentist keep you out of the chair? Dental phobia is a real thing – one that exists for real reasons. Dental professionals understand why patients don’t like to make appointments, but, they didn’t always have a […]

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IV Sedation Dentistry vs General Anesthesia
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation Dentistry

Many patients fear going to the dentist, and they avoid dental care due to anxiety, which can have serious oral health and overall health consequences. As more and more dentists realize that patients are avoiding care due to fear and anxiety, new dental options, such as IV sedation dentistry and other types of sedation dentistry […]

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5 Truths About Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Gum Disease, Oral Hygiene


Since you were a child, you’ve probably been told to brush and floss your teeth daily. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is the best possible way to protect your bright smile. In fact, maintaining good oral health contributes to overall well-being. Dental professionals across the world agree that brushing for two-minutes twice a day, […]

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4 Signs That You’re Grinding Your Teeth at Night
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Preventive Dentistry


Teeth grinding is a sleep disorder that is often embarrassing for many people to admit to – that is if they’re even aware that they’re doing it! Because you grind your teeth in short, intense bursts as opposed to all night long, you may have no idea that you’re grinding your teeth until your dentist […]

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At-Home vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening


If your teeth are particularly discolored or yellowed, you may have thought about giving whitening a try. While the decision to try whitening is easy, choosing a product that meets your needs is not. There’s an array of over-the-counter whitening tools you can buy in your local drugstore, but are these effective?

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Alcohol-Based or Alcohol-Free Mouthwash: Which is Right for You?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene


When it comes to mouthwash, many people probably don’t think a lot about it. You rinse with it to keep your mouth feeling fresh and clean, to kill bacteria, and to get that minty taste. It’s possible you might not even know that alcohol-free mouthwashes are available, but they are out there and they can […]

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The Correlation Between Good Dental Health and Living Longer
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry


No less an authority than the Mayo Clinic has affirmed that there is a relationship between oral health and overall health. Problems with your mouth, teeth and gums offer more than casual clues about other chronic conditions and certain serious diseases. That’s one of the reasons your primary care physician will ask you about your […]

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Preparing for and Recovering from Oral Surgery
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Dental Surgery, Sedation Dentistry


When you come for an appointment at our office, we want you to be entirely prepared for the experience. That’s why we’ve created this set of guidelines for you to follow before and after your sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, root canal, or dental implants. By heeding these tips, you’ll have a pleasant procedure and successful […]

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Poor Nutrition Affects Oral Health in More Ways Than One
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Sometimes, diets that are healthy for your body are in turn bad for your teeth. For example, citrus fruits or dried fruits are certainly good choices for your physical health, but they aren’t great for your teeth in the long run. Some of the healthiest foods can be detrimental to your long-term dental health or […]

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