Is the fear (stress) of more pain and discomfort than you already have from your RA keeping you out of your dentist's chair? Do you have to go more frequently because you're not looking after your teeth, adding other appointments to your overly saturated schedule?
This month, in my HealthCentral article, I suggest twelve tips to help minimize your pain and discomfort at the dentist's office. Tips like how to change the dreaded dental probe reading of your gums from fours and fives to ones and twos. Or how to get that floss into those hard-to-reach places in your mouth.
Even if you don't have rheumatoid arthritis, you could still benefit from these tips when you have your next dental appointment.