Dental Anxiety

What can be done about a strong gag reflex?

Patients with a strong gag reflex may find themselves uneasy when they have an upcoming dental appointment. They may already find themselves gagging when brushing their teeth, which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Luckily, Drs. Siegelman and Currier of New York, NY, provide a few different ways to help patients with their concerns, including strong …

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Ways to combat dental anxiety

Dental anxiety is a very common problem. In fact, a study performed by a marker research company by the name of DentaVox that included 18,000 people worldwide reported that 61% of respondents stated that they suffered from dental anxiety and fear. If you are one of these people, don’t worry, you are not alone. There …

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Has the Pandemic of 2020 Affected Your Oral Health? You Might Be Surprised!

A few months ago, the New York Times published an article connecting an increase in dental patients’ migraines, jaw pain, and tooth sensitivity to the coronavirus shutdown of 2020. The report also indicated that dentists have seen a rise in tooth fractures and bruxism and believe these instances may stem from stress related to the …

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Are IV Sedation and General Anesthesia the Same Thing?

Dental phobias keep many people from seeing the dentist. Some people wait until there is an infection or pain before seeking help. To avoid the complications that may develop due to avoidance of dental care, Dr. Siegelman has established a New York City practice in which sedation dentistry is tailored to the individual. In addition …

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Dr. Siegelman Featured in Autism Parenting Magazine

Dr. Siegelman’s article “Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office” was featured in the September issue of Autism Parenting Magazine. He discusses a few helpful tips to improve the dental office visit and patient experience by creating a nurturing environment. Click here to reach the full article.

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Dr. Siegelman Featured in Autism Parenting Magazine

Dr. Siegelman’s article “Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office” was featured in the May issue of Autism Parenting Magazine. He discusses how to make the dental experience easier, less traumatic, and a learning experience for patients on the autism spectrum. You can purchase Autism Parenting Magazine and read Dr. Siegelman’s article by …

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety is a Step-by-Step Process

If anyone understands the issue of dental anxiety, it’s us. We have tailored our entire practice around the provision of safe, gentle, and comfortable dentistry. When we say comfortable, we know that this describes much more than practicing in a way that makes dental treatments virtually painless. Comfort, to us, means that a patient feels …

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Guggenheim Dental Clinic

Were you a Guggenheim Dental Clinic patient?  Many patients over the years have mentioned the Guggenheim Dental Clinic as the source of their paralyzingly dental fear.  The “Guggenheim” was a public program that provided access to dental care for New York City children for decades.   Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment Today Children from …

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