Dental Care for the College Freshman

Dental Care for the College Freshman

The summer between high school and college is a time for saying goodbye to old friends and looking forward to new adventures in the grownup world. It's both exciting and scary. For many young people, it's often the first time in their lives that they have to start taking responsibility for their own lives. Their parents are going to stay at home while they go off into the wild, wonderful world and make their own path. Dental Care for Grownups That includes arranging for their own dental...

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Friendly and Helpful Staff Ease Dental Anxiety

Friendly and Helpful Staff Ease Dental Anxiety

Let's be honest: Nobody loves going to the dentist. Despite today's dental techniques that make the experience relatively painless and efficient, most people still associate dental visits with the unpleasantness of the past. Dental anxiety is real. Most people experience it every time they arrive at their dentist's office. It's just hard-wired into our systems from our past experiences. So at McCosh Family Dentistry, we know that it's up to us to put our patients at ease every time they ar...

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Get Your Smile Ready for Summer

Get Your Smile Ready for Summer

Summer is the time for hanging out with friends, enjoying the sunny weather, and making the most of the best time of the year. So the last thing you probably want to do this summer is spending a lot of time at the dentist's office. Yet summer actually can be one of the busiest seasons for dentists. In addition to all their normal patients, there also are a lot of parents who need to get their children to the dentist prior to sending them to school. Many kindergartens, elementary schools, h...

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There’s No Dental Problem That Can’t Be Fixed

There’s No Dental Problem That Can’t Be Fixed

Teeth Whitening Procedure Dentistry has come a long way in just the past 50 years. Not that long ago, the most common approach to solving a serious dental issue was extraction. Today, many problem teeth can not only be saved but made to look better than ever. It's fair to say that thanks to modern dental technology there isn't any dental issue that can't be repaired, resolved, or made to look better. This includes things like misshapen or malformed teeth, crooked or bent teeth, chipped or...

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We Are Fluent in Dental Insurance-ese

We Are Fluent in Dental Insurance-ese

What does your dental insurance cover? Does it allow you to see your dentist whenever you want? Or are there only a limited number of annual visits allowed? And what about which procedures it covers? If you get cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening or laminates will you have to pay out of pocket? And if so, how much? Questions such as these are baffling for the average person. But at McCosh Family Dentistry, we deal with dental insurance providers all day every day. So we can usually ...

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Getting Ready for Photo Season

Getting Ready for Photo Season

When you think about it, springtime probably is the most popular time of year for picture taking. Annual events like proms, graduations, bar and bat mitzvahs, confirmations, and quinceaneras often are scheduled during the spring. The months of April and June also are one of the most popular for weddings. It's no accident that spring is the season for celebrations. Flowers are in bloom, the weather usually is fair, and people often are ready to celebrate after a long winter. So it's only n...

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Blowing Off Your Dental Appointment a Bad Idea

Blowing Off Your Dental Appointment a Bad Idea

In dental offices, there is always a certain percentage of patients who will miss their dental appointments. But lately, more people are skipping their appointments without calling, rescheduling, or notifying staff that they won't be showing up. Not only is this annoying for the dental office, but it's also disrespectful to other patients who may have been denied an appointment time in order to accommodate this thoughtless patient. But there are other consequences to "blowing off" a dental ap...

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This One Weird Trick Can Eliminate Bad Breath Permanently

This One Weird Trick Can Eliminate Bad Breath Permanently

Most people who have bad breath don't realize it. Their family, their friends, and the people they work with are often too embarrassed to tell them. Instead, they simply avoid talking face-to-face with them so they don't have to be exposed to their halitosis. That means that you could actually have bad breath and not even know it. But the good news is that most cases of bad breath are relatively easy to resolve. Causes of Bad Breath There are lots of causes of bad breath. It could be y...

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5 Ways to Avoid Staining Your Teeth

5 Ways to Avoid Staining Your Teeth

Certain foods and other substances are notorious for staining teeth. These include tobacco, coffee, red wine, and even tomato sauce. But now you can enjoy these things and others without having to worry about hiding your smile due to stained teeth. Here are five simple ways to avoid staining your teeth while eating anything you like. Knowledge Is Power Being aware of the stain potential of the foods you eat can help you limit their intake to practical levels. For example, if you know co...

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Regular Dental Care Could Be Good for Heart Health

Regular Dental Care Could Be Good for Heart Health

If you want to avoid heart disease later in life, one effective way might be to see your dentist regularly. Wait a minute, you may be saying. What does treating my teeth have to do with the long-term health of my heart? There is a lot of scientific evidence that suggests that people with gum disease, periodontal disease, and other dental issues may be more susceptible to heart problems when they get older. So seeing your dentist now could be a way to live longer, feel better, and have a he...

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