The Four Types of Teeth in Your Mouth

The Four Types of Teeth in Your Mouth

The development of teeth in humans is fascinating. Each of the 32 adult teeth has a specific role to play in the chewing and consumption of food, in speaking clearly, and in supporting the jaw, gum, and facial structure. Yet while most people have 32 teeth -- 16 on top and 16 on the bottom -- there are only four different types of teeth: Incisors, Canines, Premolars, and Molars. Biting and Cutting Teeth To understand how teeth work, it's important to know how food is consumed. The avera...

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Anybody Can Have a Perfect Smile

Anybody Can Have a Perfect Smile

There's an old saying: "Let your smile be your umbrella." What it means is that when you have a bright smile and a positive attitude, these two things alone can take you a long way through life. People are going to be more open to liking you and accepting you when you have a beautiful, attractive smile. But when your teeth aren't perfect, it can have the opposite effect. Poor dental health may make you more self-conscious, which in turn can make you less confident, give you poor self-este...

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The Year’s Nearly Half Over. Have You Made Your Appointment Yet?

The Year’s Nearly Half Over. Have You Made Your Appointment Yet?

Dental offices are like anything else today: There is limited capacity. At McCosh Family Dentistry, we have a limited number of appointments per day, per week, and even per month. Once they are filled up, it's difficult to accommodate anything other than emergency appointments. Things like regular checkups, cleanings, and other non-critical appointments will have to wait. So far, this year has gone by in a blur. In just a couple of more weeks, the year will be halfway done. So if you haven...

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Ask Us What Your Dental Insurance Covers

Ask Us What Your Dental Insurance Covers

If you have dental insurance through your employer or if you have purchased it on your own, you probably have received a dense, multi-page document that explains your benefits. Let's face it: Unless you are an attorney or work in the insurance industry, Explanation of Benefits documents can be impenetrable. Most people just want to know the bottom line: What their dental insurance covers and what it doesn't cover. Getting to the Point At McCosh Family Dentistry, we deal with dental insu...

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See Your Dentist Before Going on Vacation

See Your Dentist Before Going on Vacation

All over the US, spring is in the air. The end of the school year is within sight and families everywhere are starting to plan their summer vacations. Before heading off to another state, a new city, or even a foreign country, it's always a good idea to schedule your regular dental checkups for everybody in your family. The reason is obvious: The last thing you want is to be hundreds of miles away from home and be in need of emergency dental care. Tamarac Dentist -- Pre-Vacation Dental App...

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You’re Never Too Old for Professional Dental Care

You’re Never Too Old for Professional Dental Care

As the body ages, changes occur. Bones can become weaker. Muscle mass can shrink. Even the skin can dry out and wrinkle. Your teeth and gums are not immune to aging. Like other parts of the body, over time they can weaken, deteriorate, and lose youthful vitality. But regardless of your age, healthy teeth and gums are very important to your health. They are what help you chew food as you eat so you can maintain healthy nutrition. Tamarac Dentist -- Dental Care for the Elderly Older ad...

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Avoid Getting Sick During the Cold and Flu Season

Avoid Getting Sick During the Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season in the US is in full swing. Between now and springtime, millions of people will have to deal with symptoms that include running nose, sneezing, head and chest congestion, and gastrointestinal problems. The best way to avoid contracting a cold or the flu is to avoid people who are already infected. And while most of us can't hibernate in our homes all winter until the danger is passed, there are things you can do to reduce your chances of catching a cold or flu. Tamarac ...

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Schedule All Your 2018 Appointments at Once

Schedule All Your 2018 Appointments at Once

With the new year just a couple of weeks away, many people are thinking about their New Year's resolutions -- or the things they plan to do in the coming year to make their lives better. At McCosh Family Dentistry, the new year brings a new schedule of patient appointments. And our appointment schedule book for 2018 already is filling up fast. If you want to ensure you get the dates and times that are most convenient for you and your family, the time to schedule your appointments for next ...

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Dental Problems Sometimes Run in Families

Dental Problems Sometimes Run in Families

Do you want to get an idea of what your teeth are going to look like when you are older? All you usually need to do is look at your parent's teeth. Dental issues tend to run in families. Some of this has to do with genetics. If your parents or grandparents have crooked teeth, for example, odds are you will have them as well. Another issue is environmental. In other words, the household in which you were raised. If your parents were sticklers about brushing, flossing, and other daily dental...

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You Don’t Have to Dread Going to the Dentist Anymore

You Don’t Have to Dread Going to the Dentist Anymore

For older people, going to the dentist can still arouse feelings of dread and fear. That's because just a few decades ago, a dentist's office visit was often painful and unpleasant. Most older adults can recall dental visits that were not very much fun. And apprehension from these long ago visits can resonate today. But thanks to modern dentistry techniques, almost all dental procedures today are pain-free. And if it isn't exactly pleasant to have somebody working inside your mouth, at lea...

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