Although you hate to admit it, it’s been years since you’ve gone in for a routine dental visit. Why? You have dental anxiety, a condition that affects about 1 in 6 Americans. Even though you’d like to take better care of your smile, you start to panic when even picking up the phone to schedule an appointment. Is there any way to address your fears and keep your oral health intact? By working with the team at Dallas Center for Oral Health & Wellness, your premier sedation dentist in Dallas, you can get the relaxing, compassionate care you need.
Anna Willison DDS Dental Blog
April 2, 2017
March 7, 2017
A major part that plays into you having a productive day is the time that you spend resting the night before. Sadly, 50-70 million Americans have a sleep disorder, 25 million of them reporting to have obstructive sleep apnea. Did you know that drowsy driving is responsible 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually just in the United States? Not getting enough sleep not only directly affects your mood and productivity, but it directly affects your well-being. You don’t even have to be on the road to be at risk. While you think you’re sleeping peacefully, your respiratory and cardiovascular system is working in overdrive to combat irregular breathing habits. Dr. Willison and Dr. Dahl are working to prevent any more dangerous drowsy traffic accidents by providing treatments for sleep apnea in Dallas.
February 12, 2017
Dental phobia is one of the most common fears in the U.S., preventing millions of people from properly taking care of their teeth. It can be particularly difficult to deal with because people know they need to go to the dentist, but they just can’t compel themselves to make an appointment. Another segment of the population who typically has difficulty making it to the dentist are people with special needs as well—those who are physically or intellectually disabled, behaviorally disordered, or medically compromised. Dr. Anna Willison, your sedation dentist in Dallas, understands the struggles these people have, and that is why she uses a variety of techniques to make it easier for them to finally get their essential dental care. Today, we’re going to talk about why sedation is so helpful, and how Dr. Willison uses it to treat people. (more…)
January 21, 2017
So you’ve decided to make 2017 the year that you get orthodontic braces. Dr. Willison and her team at the Dallas Center for Oral Health & Wellness applaud your decision. Straight teeth don’t only look better and boost your confidence, they are also easier to keep clean. Therefore, a straight smile can also contribute to better overall oral health. Now you just need to decide between traditional braces made of metal brackets and wires or braces that are practically invisible. Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. With Invisalign in Dallas, Dr. Willison can give you that beautiful straight smile you’ve always wanted and hardly anyone will see that you’re wearing braces!
November 5, 2016
Your phone keeps ringing and you know exactly who it is. You and your friends were supposed to meet up for brunch today at Yolk. You went to bed at a decent hour, but when you woke up it felt like you hadn’t slept at all. They are obviously wondering why you are late, but you can’t muster up the energy to even pick up the phone, let alone start getting ready. This happens all the time and it makes life so much more difficult. Why can’t you sleep like everyone else?
The reason may be because you have sleep apnea. This is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans every night. If you are suffering from sleep apnea in Dallas, Dr. Anna Wilson and Dr. Eugene Dahl can help get you the treatment you need. (more…)
October 31, 2016
If you are a caretaker or loved one of someone with special needs, you are aware of the barriers those special needs can present on a daily basis. It’s especially true when it comes to receiving dental care. Your loved one may not understand the importance of regular brushing and flossing, and getting them to relax in the dental chair for an extended period of time may feel like a distant hope. But all children and adults require regular dentistry for good oral health — and ignoring the needs of teeth and gums can create larger problems with your loved one’s overall health. Finding a qualified special needs dentist in Dallas is of the utmost importance.
September 4, 2016
Have you always wanted a movie star smile but never thought it was an option for you? Now, you can get the red carpet smile you have always wanted with porcelain veneers in Dallas. Porcelain veneers are a simple and effective procedure to transform your smile into a smile of flawless beauty. By attaching false fronts to the teeth, cosmetic flaws are instantly hidden to give you a dazzlingly, bright smile. Your teeth will appear straighter and more proportionate for a more attractive smile. At Dallas Center for Oral Health & Wellness, Dr. Anna Willison has the skills and precision you need for a red carpet smile.
August 30, 2016
If you are on the brink of tooth loss, or if you are already missing one or more teeth, you deserve an excellent replacement. No one should have to live with the stress or potential embarrassment of an incomplete smile. Did you know the best method for replacing one or more teeth is with dental implants in Dallas? It’s true — nothing else provides a comprehensive solution to tooth loss like an implant-retained replacement.
July 29, 2016
At the Dallas Center for Oral Health and Wellness, we understand that maintaining dental care for children and adults can be a challenge. Due to the specific needs and situations, we understand that it’s not always easy or possible to come into a dental office for dental care. Not to mention, dentistry requires a different, gentler approach when caring for those with special needs. We understand these unique situations and how they must be handled as a special needs dentist in Dallas. Dr. Willison is specially trained to work with patients who have special needs or unique situations to make dental care easier. Our special needs dentistry in Dallas differs from regular dentistry to help ensure oral health.
November 20, 2015
Having missing teeth doesn’t look or feel great, but some tooth replacement options don’t seem much better. Crown and bridge replacement causes damage to healthy teeth, and dentures and partials may lead to bone and gum tissue loss. Restoring oral health after losing teeth may seem like a losing battle, but for many patients, replacing teeth with natural looking and feeling dental implant supported prosthetics is a great solution. Unlike traditional tooth replacement options which restore only visible portions of teeth, dental implants replace the entire tooth from the roots up providing superior comfort and stability.