Your Smile Could Determine Your Future

Your Smile Could Determine Your Future

When it comes to being successful in this world, the way people perceive you is critically important. There are some things you can change, such as the way you dress, the confidence you project, and the way you interact with others. There are other things you can't change, such as your height or whether you are near-sighted or far-sighted. But the one changeable thing that can help you project a positive self-image so that you can be successful in anything you choose to do is your smile. ...

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Make Your Summertime Dental Appointment Today

Make Your Summertime Dental Appointment Today

Summer is one of the most popular times for visiting the dentist's office. Kids need to get their teeth checked out before heading to elementary school, high school, or college. Grownups often have more time for dental appointments during the more relaxed summer months. Everybody seems to have more leisure time in summer -- except dentists, of course. That's why it's important to make your summer dental appointments as early as possible so you won't have to wait weeks or even months before y...

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The Four Types of Teeth in Your Mouth

The Four Types of Teeth in Your Mouth

The development of teeth in humans is fascinating. Each of the 32 adult teeth has a specific role to play in the chewing and consumption of food, in speaking clearly, and in supporting the jaw, gum, and facial structure. Yet while most people have 32 teeth -- 16 on top and 16 on the bottom -- there are only four different types of teeth: Incisors, Canines, Premolars, and Molars. Biting and Cutting Teeth To understand how teeth work, it's important to know how food is consumed. The avera...

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How to Have Your Own Personal Dentist

How to Have Your Own Personal Dentist

For some things, big corporations are the best way to go. You probably wouldn't want to buy a car from somebody that built it themselves, for example. And ordering the things you need from Amazon isn't just convenient, it's also affordable. But for other things, big businesses or corporations don't make a lot of sense. Going to the dentist is one of them. You want your dentist to know who you are and to be familiar with your dental history and specific oral health issues. The last thing yo...

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Anybody Can Have a Perfect Smile

Anybody Can Have a Perfect Smile

There's an old saying: "Let your smile be your umbrella." What it means is that when you have a bright smile and a positive attitude, these two things alone can take you a long way through life. People are going to be more open to liking you and accepting you when you have a beautiful, attractive smile. But when your teeth aren't perfect, it can have the opposite effect. Poor dental health may make you more self-conscious, which in turn can make you less confident, give you poor self-este...

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There’s No Reason to Live with Dental Pain

There’s No Reason to Live with Dental Pain

With today's modern dental technologies, there's no reason for anyone to have to suffer from the pain of a toothache or other dental issue. While earlier generations had to sometimes wait for weeks or even months to relieve tooth pain, today most dentists can relieve this type of unnecessary suffering almost instantly. All you have to do is call the dental professionals at McCosh Family Dentistry and we can help you get rid of your tooth pain right away. Immediate Relief from Dental Pain ...

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Short, Side-to-Side Brushing Best for Teeth

Short, Side-to-Side Brushing Best for Teeth

If you are like most people, you probably have been brushing your teeth the same way your entire life. But are you doing it the right way? The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth using short, back and forth (tooth-wide) strokes. This helps clean the surfaces of the teeth, removing any food particles, debris, or stains. Follow up these strokes by cleaning the spaces between your teeth using up-and-down strokes. Thorough Cleaning Twice Daily The ADA also r...

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Address Children’s Teeth Issues Early

Address Children’s Teeth Issues Early

Most people develop two sets of teeth during their lifetime: Their primary or baby teeth and their permanent or adult teeth. Both are important to their oral development. Beginning several months to a few years after they are born, most children will develop 20 primary teeth, 10 on the top jaw and 10 on the lower jaw. These serve a dual function. First, they do the same thing as adult teeth: They help the child chew food and pronounce words properly. Second, they serve as placeholders for ...

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The Year’s Nearly Half Over. Have You Made Your Appointment Yet?

The Year’s Nearly Half Over. Have You Made Your Appointment Yet?

Dental offices are like anything else today: There is limited capacity. At McCosh Family Dentistry, we have a limited number of appointments per day, per week, and even per month. Once they are filled up, it's difficult to accommodate anything other than emergency appointments. Things like regular checkups, cleanings, and other non-critical appointments will have to wait. So far, this year has gone by in a blur. In just a couple of more weeks, the year will be halfway done. So if you haven...

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Ask Us What Your Dental Insurance Covers

Ask Us What Your Dental Insurance Covers

If you have dental insurance through your employer or if you have purchased it on your own, you probably have received a dense, multi-page document that explains your benefits. Let's face it: Unless you are an attorney or work in the insurance industry, Explanation of Benefits documents can be impenetrable. Most people just want to know the bottom line: What their dental insurance covers and what it doesn't cover. Getting to the Point At McCosh Family Dentistry, we deal with dental insu...

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