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Dealing with dental fear or anxiety, visit a dentist in Glendale, CA, that offers sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentist at Bright Smiles Dental Studio in Glendale CA Area

Did you know that many Americans neglect regular dental checkups and cleanings because of a crippling fear of the dentist? Dental fear (or dental anxiety) is incredibly common among Americans and is a leading reason why many of us go years (or even a lifetime) without ever seeing a dentist. Dr. Carlos Garcia understands this reality and offers sedation dentistry at his office in Glendale, CA. His team at Bright Smiles Dental Studio provides compassionate and gentle care and will do what they can to make sure you remain comfortable during your visit. One-way Dr. Garcia accomplishes this is by … Continue reading

Dentist in CA demystifies general anesthesia and sedation dentistry

General Sedation Dentistry in CA

Sedation has been part of dentistry since the mid-1800s. Yet there are many misperceptions about general anesthesia and sedation dentistry. Dr. Carlos Garcia shares this insight to help patients in CA area make informed care decisions. Myth #1 – Sedation blocks pain Sedation induces a sense of peaceful relaxation or sleep. It calms anxiety centers in the brain, but it does not block or stop pain. Local numbing is used in conjunction with sedation. Dr. Garcia offers three types of sedation: Nitrous oxide – Inhaled gas produces a carefree emotional state quickly. It is a good choice for pediatric patients … Continue reading

Glendale dentist shares tips for dealing with dental phobia

Sedation Options for Dental Phobia patients from Dentist in Glendale

Maybe you close million-dollar business deals, have piercings and tattoos, are a CrossFitter, or have given birth to twins. No matter how physically and emotionally tough, you could still be one of the millions who suffer dental anxiety. Is this very real condition preventing you from achieving oral health that supports overall wellness, and from having an attractive smile? Dr. Carlos Garcia of Bright Smiles Dental Studio in Glendale, CA shares information to help you overcome dental phobia. Understand the source Studies indicate three primary fears related to dental treatment: Loss of control – Not being able to see what … Continue reading

When oral sedation makes sense for patients in Glendale, CA

oral sedation glendale ca

Oral conscious sedation is a pill that calms the anxiety response in the brain. Various drugs in the Valium family can be prescribed with a high level of safety and effectiveness for most adults. Dr. Carlos Garcia explains when oral sedation is appropriate and beneficial for his dental patients in the Glendale, CA area. More than “a case of nerves” One of the most common applications of oral sedation is for patients who are fearful of dental appointments. Dr. Garcia does not take dental phobia lightly. He knows that this valid condition can keep patients from scheduling even routine checkups. … Continue reading

Overcoming barriers with pain free dentistry: Dentist in Glendale answers questions about sedation

with pain free dentistry Dentist in Glendale answers questions about sedation

Dental anxiety keeps countless people from getting the care they need for healthy mouths and gorgeous smiles. Sedation dentistry and pain free treatment go a long way toward breaking down anxiety barriers to good oral health. However, some people still have concerns about sedation. Glendale dentist, Dr. Carlos Garcia answers common questions.   Will I need an IV? No. Intravenous sedation is an option at Bright Smiles Dental Studio, but we also offer nitrous oxide, an inhaled gas, and oral sedation in pill form. Will I feel pain? No, but sedation is not an anesthetic. It calms anxiety response in … Continue reading


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Dr. Carlos C. Garcia, DDS

Dr. Carlos C. Garcia is a leading dentist in Glendale CA. Having first earned a DDS from Brazil’s prestigious State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997, he received his license to practice there. Dr. Garcia then attended the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he earned a dual DDS degree. Not only did he graduate with honors at both institutions but has also served as a teaching assistant! Today, with over twenty-three years of experience as a general and cosmetic dentist, he prides in providing quality dental care experiences to his Glendale patients through Bright Smiles Dental Studio. His specialty lies in dental implants, complex smile makeovers, and full mouth restorations using modern and innovative technologies and techniques. Dr. Garcia has been nominated for membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Program for Excellence in Science.

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