How Sugar Promotes Tooth Decay

How Sugar Promotes Tooth Decay

Just about everybody loves sweet, sugary treats. But eating too many sweets isn't just bad for your waistline. It's also can harm your teeth. In reality, sugar itself isn't the culprit when it comes to tooth decay. Instead, it's the hundreds of bacteria that already live in your mouth. Most of the time, these bacteria are inert, meaning they cause neither harm nor benefit to your oral health. But when you introduce sugar into the delicate ecosystem that exists inside your mouth, these bact...

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How To Choose a New Coral Springs Dentist

How To Choose a New Coral Springs Dentist

If you are in the market for a new dentist, it's usually either because your old dentist retired or moved or because you had a bad experience. Finding a new dentist can be challenging. If you left your old dentist because you were unhappy, the last thing you want to do is to start seeing another bad dentist. Instead, you want to make sure that the dentist you choose will be the one you see for the rest of your life. Coral Springs Dentist -- Finding a Lifelong Dentist You want a denti...

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Why You Should Schedule Teeth Cleaning for the Whole Year at Once

Why You Should Schedule Teeth Cleaning for the Whole Year at Once

When you visit McCosh Family Dentistry, when you are checking out we will probably ask you if you want to schedule your future teeth cleaning appointments. Many of our patients find this to be an unusual question. After all, how do you know now whether or not you need a teeth cleaning appointment three, six, or even 12 months from now? There are a number of reasons why we do this. Margate Dentist -- The Importance of Teeth Cleaning Everybody should have their teeth cleaned by a qual...

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If You Need to Cancel an Appointment, Please Call ASAP

If You Need to Cancel an Appointment, Please Call ASAP

At McCosh Family Dentistry, we understand that most people's lives today are very busy. Between your family, your career, your school, and other concerns, you have a lot of demands on your time. We also are aware that going to the dentist isn't everybody's favorite thing in the world to do. While it's important that you and your family have top-quality dental care, it's not exactly a priority for most people. We get it. We've been in the dentistry business for a long time. Pompano Beach...

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Professional Dental Care That’s Also Friendly and Caring

Professional Dental Care That’s Also Friendly and Caring

One of the unfortunate side effects of the rise of big discount chains and online shopping is a decline in customer service standards. Think back on the last time you visited your local Wal-Mart, Costco, or other "big box" store. In all likelihood, the prices were pretty good but the service was pretty bad. And when you order products online, your interactions are usually with a computer algorithm rather than a real human being. Sure, you can get discounted products delivered to your home ...

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Questions about Your Dental Insurance? We Can Help!

Questions about Your Dental Insurance? We Can Help!

If you have dental insurance as part of your benefits package with your employer, you may think that you never have to pay for anything when you visit the dentist. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Or even ever the case. With most dental insurance policies, there usually is a deductible that has to be met by the policyholder that has to be paid before the dental benefits kick in. This could be as low as $100 per year or as high as thousands per year, depending on the policy. M...

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Do You Really Need to Floss Every Day?

Do You Really Need to Floss Every Day?

Lately, there have been a number of news reports regarding the benefits of flossing every day. Some recent scientific studies have called into question the value of daily flossing, concluding that the benefits are marginal at best. So does that mean you shouldn't floss every day? Probably not. Coral Springs Dental Care -- Making Headlines Before you take the conclusions of these so-called scientific studies at face value, there are a number of things to consider. The first is the mot...

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Dental Care Often Required before Heart Surgery

Dental Care Often Required before Heart Surgery

If your cardiologist has recently told you that you may need heart surgery, he or she probably also said that you need to see your dentist before the procedure can be scheduled. As it turns out, dental care and heart health are directly linked. Infections in the mouth, gums, or teeth can put your heart health at risk, especially if you are scheduled to undergo bypass, open heart, or even robotic heart surgery. Pompano Beach Dentist -- Heart Surgery Risks The sac around the heart is espe...

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McCosh Family Dental is the Cosmetic Dentist in South Florida

McCosh Family Dental is the Cosmetic Dentist in South Florida

If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, you don't have to learn to live with it. Instead, you can do something to improve it. McCosh Family Dentistry is a leading cosmetic dentist in South Florida. We specialize in improving the look of teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or even missing. Cosmetic Dentist in South Florida -- Love Your Smile The dental professionals at McCosh Family Dentistry can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore teeth that are worn or shorte...

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If You Haven’t Been to the Dentist in Years, It’s Not Too Late

If you have avoided going to the dentist for a long time -- even for years or even decades -- you are not alone. There are many people who simply don't like going to the dentist. Whether it is out of fear of the pain of dental work or embarrassment about the condition of their teeth, they would prefer to suffer in silence rather than make a dental appointment. The problem is that dental issues like cavities, broken or cracked teeth, tooth decay, or gum disease won't get better on their own...

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