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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How to Choose a New Dentist

How to Choose a New Dentist

There are many reasons why you might be in the market for a new dentist. Possibly you are new to the area and need to find a dentist who is closer to your new home. Or perhaps your former dentist retired. Or possibly, you weren't satisfied with the quality of service you received from your old dentist and you want to try someone new. Whatever your reason, finding a new dentist doesn't have to be difficult. While the easiest way is simply to do a Google search or look in the phone book for a d...

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Leading Causes of Dental Damage

Leading Causes of Dental Damage

Your teeth are just as susceptible to injury as other parts of your body. But with proper dental care, restoring and repairing your teeth after dental damage caused by an accident or another cause can make your teeth better than brand new. Because your teeth are inside your mouth and surrounded by your gums, cheeks, and tongue, they are somewhat more protected from minor injuries like cuts and burns than things like your feet or hands. But there are still many everyday activities that can inc...

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Good Dental Habits Let Teeth Last a Lifetime

Good Dental Habits Let Teeth Last a Lifetime

Paying attention to your oral health has long-term benefits. Brushing after every meal, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist regularly can help your teeth last longer and keep your smile brighter your entire life. After your baby teeth are replaced with your permanent teeth, they don't grow back again. So when your teeth become diseased, cracked, or weakened, they either need to be repaired or removed and replaced with some artificial dental solution such as a bridge, a crown, or dentures...

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When Should You Make Your Child’s First Dental Appointment?

When Should You Make Your Child’s First Dental Appointment?

Many new parents wonder when they need to bring their child to see the dentist for the first time. It's a great question. Children's primary teeth are critical to their health. They help kids chew properly so they can maintain the proper nutrition. They are involved in speech development. And having healthy teeth can also influence children's self-esteem. So making sure your child has good oral health services at an early age is very important. Baby's First Dental Visit The sad truth...

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Invisalign Offers a Path to Perfect Teeth

Invisalign Offers a Path to Perfect Teeth

Wonder Woman had her invisible airplane. Harry Potter had his Cloak of Invisibility. The Invisible Man had an invisible body. All of these fictional characters used invisibility to improve their lives and the lives of others. And now you can, too. Now you can have straight, perfect teeth without the hassle or embarrassment of metal braces thanks to Invisalign, the newest teeth-straightening technology for active adults. Invisalign -- The See-Through Solution If you aren't in high sch...

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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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