You May Not Realize You Have Bad Breath

You May Not Realize You Have Bad Breath

You could have bad breath and not even realize it. Your friends and family, your co-workers, and even complete strangers may be aware that you suffer from bad breath but are either too polite to say anything or else aren't willing to embarrassing you. Halitosis, or bad breath, is easily avoidable. Yet an estimated 50 to 65 percent of people have it and may not even know it, according to the American Dental Association. Do You Have Halitosis? If you have bad breath, you probably don't kn...

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What Happens If You Stop Going to the Dentist?

What Happens If You Stop Going to the Dentist?

A lot of people hate going to the dentist. It could be that they associate dentists with pain. Or it could be that they don't like the idea of somebody putting their hands in their mouth. Or it could simply be the inconvenience of having to take time out their day for a dentist's appointment. So what would happen if you simply stopped going to the dentist altogether? What if you cancelled all your appointments, deleted your dentist's phone number from your phone, and simply removed your denti...

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Celebrate the Magic of Children’s Baby Teeth Loss

Celebrate the Magic of Children’s Baby Teeth Loss

All children lose their baby teeth eventually. But not the experience doesn't have to be a scary one. Instead, when parents find ways to celebrate the loss of their child's baby teeth, it can transform the experience from a negative into a positive one that both can cherish for the rest of their lives. Enter the Tooth Fairy One of the most common and popular ways to ease the anxiety of a child's baby teeth loss is to introduce the concept of the tooth fairy. Like Santa Claus and the Eas...

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New Year, New Opportunity to Improve Your Smile

New Year, New Opportunity to Improve Your Smile

What's your New Year's resolution? Most people choose the same ones over and over: To lose a few excess pounds, to improve their finances, or to try and find love or at least some new friends. This year, why not make a New Year's resolution that is not only easier to achieve, but also can be sustained throughout the whole year and beyond? In 2019, make it your New Year's resolution to improve your smile so that it is bright, white, and attractive. We Can Help The best thing about resol...

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Our Schedule Is Constantly In Flux

Our Schedule Is Constantly In Flux

Like any busy dental office, our schedule of patient appointments is constantly changing. People have a lot of demands on their time. So things don't always go according to plan. This can have unexpected consequences for our dental practice. Sometimes days we thought were going to be light are suddenly very busy. Other times, whole blocks of patient appointments can quickly become open. It's okay. We're used to it. But to make sure you get to see your dentist when you need dental care, the...

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You Don’t Have to Avoid Holiday Treats

You Don’t Have to Avoid Holiday Treats

Dentists often get a bad rap, especially around the holidays. That's because we are constantly urging our patients to avoid sugary treats that can cause cavities. During the holidays, however, it's practically impossible to escape all those delicious temptations. From sugar cookies to candied nuts and more, there are plenty of sugar-filled treats to enjoy during any holiday celebration. While the health of your teeth is important, so is enjoying the holidays with family and friends. So you...

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Moderation Is the Key to Enjoying Holiday Treats

Moderation Is the Key to Enjoying Holiday Treats

During the holidays, there are a lot of sweet temptations. From sugar cookies to holiday cakes and more, it often seems as if there is a decadent treat around every corner this time of year. While enjoying holiday treats is an annual tradition for many, too many sugary snacks can cause harm to your teeth. The key to enjoying the wonderful sweet treats the holidays have to offer is through moderation and self-control. Enjoy in Moderation You don't necessarily have to avoid sugary holiday...

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Get Your Teeth Ready for Holiday Pictures

Get Your Teeth Ready for Holiday Pictures

The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means? Lots and lots of holiday pictures! From groups shots of friends and family during gift exchanges to close-ups with that special someone on New Year's Eve, there are bound to be plenty of photos taken this holiday season. These images will last forever, so you will want to make sure your smile looks its best. Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning Brushing and flossing daily will help keep your teeth healthy, but they won't ...

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Bring the Whole Family to McCosh Family Dentistry!

Bring the Whole Family to McCosh Family Dentistry!

There are a lot of different specialties with the dental profession. There are oral surgeons who specialize in performing procedures on the teeth and gums. There are orthodontists whose main job is to straighten crooked teeth. There are even those who specialize in cosmetic dentistry such as veneers and caps. But what about family dentistry? What does that specialization mean exactly? The Facts Behind Family Dentistry The simple truth is that dentists who offer family dentistry have the...

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Maximizing ‘Use It Or Lose It’ Dental Benefits

Maximizing ‘Use It Or Lose It’ Dental Benefits

If your dental insurance offers benefits such as free teeth cleanings, annual checkups, and other services that don't require out of pocket expenses, they often come with an expiration date. Many insurance companies that offer dental coverage require free services to be used by the policyholder and their dependents within the calendar year. That means that if you haven't yet used your dental benefits, the clock could be ticking. Schedule Your Appointment Today With only a few weeks lef...

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