A Beautiful Smile Is the Perfect Accessory

A Beautiful Smile Is the Perfect Accessory

There are a lot of things you can do if you want to change your look. You can buy some stylish new outfits. You can join a gym and get in shape. You can even get a new hairstyle. But if your teeth are bad, all the other changes aren't going to make a difference because you will still be self-conscious about your smile. So if you want to look your best, your first step should be to make an appointment with your dentist. Fixing Your Smile Easier than You Think There are a lot of reasons p...

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Chipped or Broken Teeth Can Be Repaired

Chipped or Broken Teeth Can Be Repaired

Teeth are one of the hardest parts of the human body. But they aren't indestructible. Chewing on a piece of ice or hard candy, falling down or being hit in the face, or accidentally biting into a foreign object like a pebble or stone can cause teeth to break or chip. Sometimes the nerve inside the tooth can become irritated, causing terrific pain. But in other cases, only the outside enamel is damaged resulting in no pain but affecting the person's smile. The Perils of Chipped or Broken Te...

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4 Must Have Oral Hygiene Essentials for Traveling

4 Must Have Oral Hygiene Essentials for Traveling

When you are on the road, it can be disruptive to your normal routine. Whether you are traveling out of town on vacation or going to a new city for a few days on business, it sometimes seems like your whole life is thrown out of kilter. But that doesn't mean you can ignore the health of your teeth and gums. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits all the time -- even when you aren't at home -- will help keep your teeth healthy, white, and clean. To help make traveling a little less stressful ...

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Why Do Movie Stars Always Have Perfect Teeth?

Why Do Movie Stars Always Have Perfect Teeth?

Did you ever notice that everybody on TV and in the movies always has perfectly straight, blindingly white teeth? There's a reason for that. Actors and actresses need to look their best because so many people are watching their every move. And when their images are blown up onto the big screen, their smiles literally can be 30-feet high. So it's in their professional best interest to have flawless teeth. The reality, however, is that most people don't have perfect smiles, including movie s...

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How to Maintain Oral Health While Traveling

How to Maintain Oral Health While Traveling

September is one of the busiest months ,for travel. Between late summer vacations, getting children settled at college, or simply going on a business trip, the nation's airports, highways, and train terminals are busier than ever. Keeping your teeth healthy and clean while traveling doesn't have to be difficult. But it can be challenging, especially with new federal rules regulating what travelers can and can't take on an airplane. Here are some tips to make maintaining your oral health easie...

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New in Town? Choose the Best Local Dentist

New in Town? Choose the Best Local Dentist

There are a lot of challenges that come with moving to a new area including finding a new place to live, settling the kids into a new school, and even finding your way around town. Included on this list is choosing a new dentist. If you liked your old dentist and have built up a good relationship over the years with their office, you probably aren't looking forward to starting all over again with somebody else. Fortunately, if you are moving to the South Florida region, there's a simple so...

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Root Canals Aren’t Anything to Worry About

Root Canals Aren’t Anything to Worry About

Root canals get a bad rap. Most people associate root canals with pain, discomfort, and long hours in the dentist's chair. Actually, thanks to modern dental techniques and advancements in anesthesia and pain management, root canals usually aren't very painful at all. In fact, many people who get a root canal leave their dentist's office wondering what all the fuss was about. So You Need a Root Canal? So What? Today's dentistry isn't like the old days when dentists were feared and hated....

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Thumb Sucking Should Be Discouraged as Children Get Older

Thumb Sucking Should Be Discouraged as Children Get Older

During the first few months after they are born, it's not unusual for babies to suck their thumbs. Experts say it helps babies feel secure and calm because it mimics the experience of the child attaching itself to its mother. As children get older, however, thumb sucking can begin to have negative results. If the child is still thumb-sucking by the time they are ready to enter preschool, most experts advise parents to help their child to break the habit. The Problem with Thumb Sucking A...

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Back to School Dental Appointments

Back to School Dental Appointments

Did you know that late summer is one of the busiest times of the year for most dentists? That's because it's right before kids are going back to school. Many schools will require students to show proof of a dental checkup and medical physical exam prior to starting school. This is especially true when children are entering the 1st grade, freshman year of high school, or going to college for the first time. Schools want to make sure their students are healthy prior to beginning a new stage in ...

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Family Dentistry Is for Everyone in the Family

Family Dentistry Is for Everyone in the Family

You may have noticed that the name of our practice is McCosh Family Dentistry. The term "Family" means that we don't specialize in one specific type of dentistry, such as pediatric dentistry, geriatric dentistry, or dental treatment for adults. Instead, we specialize in all of them. The benefit of using a dental practice like ours is that it serves everybody in the family, from youngest to oldest. You only need one dentist for all your dental care needs, no matter what your age. A Lifetime...

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