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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Let Us Know If Your Dental Insurance Has Changed

Let Us Know If Your Dental Insurance Has Changed

If you have recently changed jobs or if your current employer has recently changed insurance carriers, it's important that you let your dentist know. A change in your dental insurance can have a significant effect on your dental care. When your dental insurance changes and you don't let us know, we might submit your claim to the old company. And because you are no longer covered by that dental insurer, the claim will almost certainly be denied. Avoiding Dental Bill Problems When your cl...

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The Truth Behind Stained Teeth

The Truth Behind Stained Teeth

Teeth can become stained from food, liquids, tobacco use, or poor dental care. But it's usually a combination of one or all of these things that cause teeth to develop unsightly stains and discoloring. The good news is that in many cases, stained teeth can be treated and whitened under the care of your dentist. Through professional dental treatments, even the toughest tooth stains can often be removed, resulting in white, bright teeth and a glowing smile. Causes of Teeth Staining One of...

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Fear of Dentists Not Grounded in Reality

Fear of Dentists Not Grounded in Reality

According to some estimates, about 75% percent of US adults suffer from some form of dentophobia or a fear of going to the dentist. This is an actual psychological condition in which people suffer real anxiety about visiting their dentist's office. While the fear these people experience is real, the motivations behind dentophobia are not, although they once were. Most people who suffer from dentophobia are worried that their experience at the dentist's office is going to be painful. But thank...

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A Beautiful Smile Is the Perfect Accessory

A Beautiful Smile Is the Perfect Accessory

There are a lot of things you can do if you want to change your look. You can buy some stylish new outfits. You can join a gym and get in shape. You can even get a new hairstyle. But if your teeth are bad, all the other changes aren't going to make a difference because you will still be self-conscious about your smile. So if you want to look your best, your first step should be to make an appointment with your dentist. Fixing Your Smile Easier than You Think There are a lot of reasons p...

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Chipped or Broken Teeth Can Be Repaired

Chipped or Broken Teeth Can Be Repaired

Teeth are one of the hardest parts of the human body. But they aren't indestructible. Chewing on a piece of ice or hard candy, falling down or being hit in the face, or accidentally biting into a foreign object like a pebble or stone can cause teeth to break or chip. Sometimes the nerve inside the tooth can become irritated, causing terrific pain. But in other cases, only the outside enamel is damaged resulting in no pain but affecting the person's smile. The Perils of Chipped or Broken Te...

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4 Must Have Oral Hygiene Essentials for Traveling

4 Must Have Oral Hygiene Essentials for Traveling

When you are on the road, it can be disruptive to your normal routine. Whether you are traveling out of town on vacation or going to a new city for a few days on business, it sometimes seems like your whole life is thrown out of kilter. But that doesn't mean you can ignore the health of your teeth and gums. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits all the time -- even when you aren't at home -- will help keep your teeth healthy, white, and clean. To help make traveling a little less stressful ...

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