Dear Crabby, Do You Hate Visiting the Dentist?

Dear Crabby, My wife keeps nagging me to get into the dentist for a cleaning and checkup. I’m not scared, but I just don’t get what the big deal is. Do you hate going to the dentist too? Thanks!P. Sherman Dear P. Sherman, Dear Crabby Gives Advice First of all, no one loves visiting the dentist. There are all sorts of weird smells and sounds. Plus, the toothpaste they use to clean your teeth is always so gritty and yucky tasting. Usually, when it comes to visiting the dentist, most … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Be Scared of the Dentist?

Dear Crabby, I don't know why, but I have always been afraid of the dentist. I'm an adult now and I know it's silly, but I still get anxious. Is there a solution for this? Have you dealt with this fear before? Sincerely,  I.M. Fraid Dear I.M. Fraid, My best advice for your situation is to get over it!  I know that sounds rough, but hey, they call me "Dear Crabby," not "Dear Cuddly."  I have not dealt with a fear of the dentist myself, but my son was always a bit anxious on his … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Dentist Treats Local Children During National Give Kids a Smile! Day

More than thirty local children received free dental treatment on Friday, February 4that the office of Dr. Ronald Herbst, D.D.S., who volunteered his services as part of “Give Kids a Smile!” Day.  Dr. Herbst explains, “Our practice has been part of the Rochester Community since 1984 and we understand how difficult it is for many families, especially in this tough economy to receive the care they need. Health services like dentistry are very important to the overall wellness of our children and … [Read more...]

Necklaces On Our Teeth?

Have you ever felt misunderstood or jumped to conclusions only to find out later that you were wrong?  Communication can be great when done well, but sometimes communication can breakdown.  When this happens, people say what they do not mean and hear what was not meant to be said.  There is no better example of this than in the lives of children.  Recently on the way to a dentist appointment, my six-year-old son said to his little sister, "Sometimes the dentist puts necklaces on your teeth!" … [Read more...]