Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

Most people have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, extreme alcohol consumption, smoking, or uncontrolled spending. (Even though many of

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You Won’t Be Out Cold – Unless You Want To Be!

Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by a dental practice? If you cope with dental anxiety, then sedation dentistry from David Rice DDS in Elgin IL can help. Dental anxiety is common: millions of Americans dread going to the

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Don’t Let Anxiety Keep You From Getting Implants

Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety. They’ll tense up just thinking about an ordinary exam; the idea of a more complicated procedure, like a dental implant, can send their stress level through the roof. Sedation dentistry from David Rice DDS in Elgin can get them through it. Dental implants are actually a rather straightforward

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Overcome Dental Phobia And Achieve A Beautiful Smile

For millions of people, the mere thought of going to the dentist sends their anxiety level through the roof. This emotion can range from anxiety to outright phobia, and can be so intense that some people avoid the dentist entirely. At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we can help with sedation dentistry. To be blunt,

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Help For Nervous Dental Patients At David A. Rice, DDS

Imagine the following: You are stretched out in a dental chair at the start of a checkup. As a dental assistant wraps a paper bib around your neck and clicks on a bright overhead light, you tense up and your heart begins to pound. If this sounds at all like you, sedation dentistry from David

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Worried About Dental Visits?

Millions of Americans stress out when it’s time to visit the dentist. For some, they find it simpler to skip an appointment. If this sounds like you or someone you know, then you may benefit from sedation dentistry at David Rice DDS in Elgin. Tensing up over dental treatment is generally referred to as dental

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Keeping You Comfortable

At David A. Rice DDS in Elgin, we make a conscious effort to help our patients feel comfortable. Though our chairs are cushy as can be, we are not only talking about physical comfort here. We are talking about emotional comfort. In other words, peace of mind. Sometimes this involves sedation dentistry. Here are four

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

When we discuss sedation dentistry with new patients at David A Rice DDS in Elgin, we often encounter misconceptions. Sedation is offered to those patients coping with dental anxiety, or dental phobia. The purpose of this article is to de-bunk some of the most common myths. Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

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Help Me, I’m Afraid Of The Dentist!

If you are afraid of your dentist, you are not alone. At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we encounter many patients who cope with dental anxiety. How do we calm their fears, provide a comfortable dental environment, and earn lifelong patients? 1) We carefully explain the findings of the initial dental examination, and thoroughly outline

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What Does Your Elgin Dentist Need To Know?

For optimal dental health, all Elgin residents should be visiting the dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also important that you discuss issues related to dental health. Make sure to tell your dentist about any medications

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Memberships & Associations

Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS


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