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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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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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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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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Don’t Worry, Everybody Bites the Inside of Their Cheek

Don’t Worry, Everybody Bites the Inside of Their Cheek

If you have ever had the painful and unexpected experience of suddenly biting the inside of your cheek while eating, you aren't alone. It's actually a very common occurrence that most of the time is perfectly natural and easily explainable. It also can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you continue to accidentally bit the exact same spot over and over again. But once again, this is perfectly normal and usually nothing to worry about. Eating Too Fast or While Distracted Most of ...

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Despite Busy Lives, It’s Important to Make Time for the Dentist

Despite Busy Lives, It’s Important to Make Time for the Dentist

It seems as if everybody is busier these days. There's more to do, more to see, and just more of everything in general. Between school, work, family, friends, and other responsibilities, it's easy to lose sight of what's truly important, such as the health of you and your family. That's why it's more important than ever to make sure to make time for your regular dental appointments. Margate Dentist -- Too Much Information Part of the reason that people are busier than ever today has to ...

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