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Straight, Healthy Teeth Can Open Doors

Taking care of your teeth is important for your oral health. But did you know that it also can play an important role in your education, your career, and even your love life? People who have healthy, white, straight teeth are naturally more attractive to other people. Good teeth can open doors that might otherwise […]

Finding a New Dentist Is Easier Than You Think

There are lots of reasons to look for a new dentist. Maybe your dentist retired. Or perhaps you moved to a new town and need to start over with a new dentist. Or it could be you are just unsatisfied with our current dentist and want someone who appreciates you as a patient. Whatever your […]

The Dentist for People Who Hate Going to the Dentist

Let’s face it: Going to the dentist isn’t any fun. It’s uncomfortable sitting back with your mouth wide open in the dental chair while somebody fiddles around in your mouth. And if any kind of procedure needs to be performed, you can expect scary sounds, strange vibrations, and possibly a lot of pain. Right? Not […]

Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Teeth?

One question dentists often get from their patients is whether or not chewing gum is bad for their teeth. The answer depends on a number of different factors including the type of gum and how often and how long it is chewed. People have been chewing gum or things like gum for thousands of years […]

Benefits of a Bright Smile

When you have perfect teeth, life can be a lot easier. Bright straight teeth can open doors in business, improve your social life, and give you the personal self-confidence that paves the way to success. Up until recently, much of this depended on genetics, environment, and luck. If you had the misfortune to be born […]

Strategies for Defeating Bad Breath

Many people with bad breath have no idea other people can notice it. Yet bad breath can affect your popularity, your career, and even your family life. Avoiding bad breath should be a priority for anybody who interacts regularly with other people. It’s especially important for people whose livelihoods depend on face to face contact […]

This 1 Weird Trick Can Boost Productivity All Day

Only 4 out of 10 people in the US floss daily. And 2 out of 10 never floss at all, according to a recent survey conducted by Delta Dental. That’s bad news because flossing not only improves the long-term health of your teeth and protects against the development of cavities and gum disease, it’s also […]

The Truth about Tooth Whitening

If you want whiter, more brilliant teeth for a brighter smile, there is always the option of tooth whitening. Today, people seeking teeth whitening have two basic options: At-home tooth-bleaching kits or professional teeth whitening performed by qualified dentists. There are benefits to both. At-home teeth-bleaching tends to be less expensive and definitely requires fewer […]

Fascinating Facts about Your Teeth

Did you know … — That the average person spends approximately 38.5 days of their life brushing their teeth? — That if you drink three or more glasses of soda pop per day on average, you are 62% more likely to suffer from tooth decay, tooth loss, or have to have dental fillings in your […]

Even the Youngest Children Require Dental Care

Waiting until all of a child’s grownup teeth have come in before taking them to see a dentist is a recipe for disaster. A child’s first dental appointment should be made as soon as all of their primary teeth begin to erupt. It can take until the age of 21 for a human to develop […]

What Foods Are Bad for Your Teeth?

There are certain foods that can have a negative effect on your smile. But if you eat them in moderation and are consistently following good oral health habits, there aren’t any foods you can’t enjoy once in a while. So why are some foods bad for your teeth? It all depends on what they contain […]

Schedule College Students’ Appointments during Breaks

If you have young people going off to college for the first time this fall, one thing you may not have thought about is their dental care. While many colleges and universities offer campus medical services, fewer provide dental services. That means your college student will need either find a new dentist in the city […]

Back to School Appointments Now Being Accepted

Summer is winding down and fall is right around the corner. So in just a few weeks, kids will be going back to school. Many schools require students entering first grade, freshman year of high school, and first year of college to have comprehensive dental checkups prior to the start of the school year. If […]

Tooth Brushing Tips to Improve Your Smile

Brushing your teeth is something you should be doing every day, preferably after every meal. It helps remove food particles from between your teeth and eliminates plaque buildup on the surface of your tooth enamel. But often should you really brush your teeth? And how long should each brushing last? These answers to these and […]

Dental Care Improves Quality of Life

When people are young, they don’t think much about the future. But the older they get, the more they come to regret neglecting things like taking care of their teeth. With proper care, most people’s teeth can last a lifetime. Even though they are used several times per day for chewing, gnashing, and grinding food […]

5-Step Strategy for Combating Bad Breath

Have you recently noticed that you have bad breath? Do people seem to avoid speaking closely to you? If so, it’s not the end of the world. Most people have bad breath at some point in their lives. But successful people do something about it. Getting rid of bad breath and preventing it from returning […]

Time Is Running Out for Student Appointments

The Fourth of July has come and gone. The MLB All-Star game has been played. And the first day of school is looming on the horizon for students nationwide. If your child is entering kindergarten or first grade, freshmen year of high school, or the first year at university, the institution he or she is […]

Mouth Guards Beneficial for Athletes

Children or adults to play organized sports can benefit from wearing a mouth guard. These are pliable plastic devices that fit inside the mouth to cover up the upper level of teeth to protect against damage from impact or trauma. Mouth guards are recommended for any type of contact sport such as football, lacrosse, boxing, […]

You Are Not Just Another Patient at McCosh Family Dentistry

There are hundreds of dentists in South Florida and they all provide the same basic dental services. You can get your teeth cleaned, crooked teeth straightened, and cavities filled just about anywhere. So why should you choose McCosh Family Dentistry in Margate over all the others? The answer is simple: We treat you like a […]

X-Rays Are an Important Tool for Modern Dentistry

If you have ever visited a new dentist or gone to your current dentist’s office after being away for a while, one of the first things the dental technician probably did was take a set of X-rays of your teeth. In medicine, X-rays are used to see the bones inside your body to look for […]

Sugary Treats and Healthy Teeth

Just about everybody loves sugary treats. Things like cookies, candies, soda pop, and bakery goods are some of life’s greatest pleasures. They also can help improve your mood, celebrate special events, and even give you quick energy when you need it. But while we all like sugar-filled treats, it’s also important to understand the costs […]

Introduce Your Children to Good Oral Care Early

The developing minds of very young children are like sponges. They absorb much more than their parents realize. In many instances, the habits children develop as toddlers can stay with them throughout their entire lives. So if their moms and dads don’t prioritize things like good oral health habits early, it can lead to trouble […]

Today’s Dentistry Is Truly Pain Free

Not that long ago, one of the most common ways dentists treated dental issues was extraction. If a patient had a sore tooth or cracked of broken enamel, many dentists would simply pull it out. This isn’t ancient history, either. Tooth extraction was a commonplace dental “treatment” up until the 1980s and even the ’90s. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We Can Accommodate Your Busy Schedule

Scheduling a dentist’s appointment can be challenging. But at McCosh Family Dentistry, we make every effort to accommodate the busy schedules of our patients. Many dentists require patients to schedule appointments months — or even years — in advance. But how are you supposed to know your availability that far in advance? Parents are constantly […]

Today Practically Any Dental Problem Can Be Repaired

Dentistry has made enormous progress in recent years. Even as recently as a decade ago, there were some dental issues that were essentially beyond repair. In many extreme cases, the only solution was extraction. But today, there are very few dental issues that cannot be repaired so that the finished result looks better than the […]

Changing Dentists Can Be a Challenge

While a dentist’s career can span for decades, sooner or later it’s time to hang up the drill. If you have been going to the same dentist since you were a child, their retirement probably will be harder on you than it is on your dentist. When your dentist retires, moves away, or shuts down his […]

Need a Root Canal? Don’t Freak Out

If your dentist has told you that you need a root canal, it’s not as bad as you think. It actually may alleviate dental pain and sensitivity in the affected tooth permanently. And it probably won’t be as painful as you imagine. Root canals are routine dental procedures that are intended to help you save […]

How to Tell Somebody They Have Bad Breath

Do you know somebody who has bad breath all the time? Maybe it’s a co-worker or a classmate. Or perhaps it’s a friend or a member of your own family. When people have chronic bad breath, they usually don’t realize it themselves. And too often, the people who are close to them are too embarrassed […]

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 […]

3 Reasons to Look Forward to Visiting Your Dentist

Dentists get a bad reputation. And it’s not always accurate. Many people dread their dentist appointment or avoid dentists altogether because they fear a painful, unpleasant experience. And while that may have been the norm in the past, thanks to modern dental techniques it simply isn’t true anymore. Going to the dentist today is often […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Do Movie Stars Always Have Perfect Teeth?

Did you ever notice that everybody on TV and in the movies always has perfectly straight, blindingly white teeth? There’s a reason for that. Actors and actresses need to look their best because so many people are watching their every move. And when their images are blown up onto the big screen, their smiles literally […]

How to Maintain Oral Health While Traveling

September is one of the busiest months ,for travel. Between late summer vacations, getting children settled at college, or simply going on a business trip, the nation’s airports, highways, and train terminals are busier than ever. Keeping your teeth healthy and clean while traveling doesn’t have to be difficult. But it can be challenging, especially […]

New in Town? Choose the Best Local Dentist

There are a lot of challenges that come with moving to a new area including finding a new place to live, settling the kids into a new school, and even finding your way around town. Included on this list is choosing a new dentist. If you liked your old dentist and have built up a […]

Root Canals Aren’t Anything to Worry About

Root canals get a bad rap. Most people associate root canals with pain, discomfort, and long hours in the dentist’s chair. Actually, thanks to modern dental techniques and advancements in anesthesia and pain management, root canals usually aren’t very painful at all. In fact, many people who get a root canal leave their dentist’s office […]

Thumb Sucking Should Be Discouraged as Children Get Older

During the first few months after they are born, it’s not unusual for babies to suck their thumbs. Experts say it helps babies feel secure and calm because it mimics the experience of the child attaching itself to its mother. As children get older, however, thumb sucking can begin to have negative results. If the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leading Causes of Dental Damage

Your teeth are just as susceptible to injury as other parts of your body. But with proper dental care, restoring and repairing your teeth after dental damage caused by an accident or another cause can make your teeth better than brand new. Because your teeth are inside your mouth and surrounded by your gums, cheeks, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Invisalign Offers a Path to Perfect Teeth

Wonder Woman had her invisible airplane. Harry Potter had his Cloak of Invisibility. The Invisible Man had an invisible body. All of these fictional characters used invisibility to improve their lives and the lives of others. And now you can, too. Now you can have straight, perfect teeth without the hassle or embarrassment of metal […]

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 […]

Make Your Summertime Dental Appointment Today

Summer is one of the most popular times for visiting the dentist’s office. Kids need to get their teeth checked out before heading to elementary school, high school, or college. Grownups often have more time for dental appointments during the more relaxed summer months. Everybody seems to have more leisure time in summer — except dentists, […]

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 […]

How to Have Your Own Personal Dentist

For some things, big corporations are the best way to go. You probably wouldn’t want to buy a car from somebody that built it themselves, for example. And ordering the things you need from Amazon isn’t just convenient, it’s also affordable. But for other things, big businesses or corporations don’t make a lot of sense. […]

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 […]

There’s No Reason to Live with Dental Pain

With today’s modern dental technologies, there’s no reason for anyone to have to suffer from the pain of a toothache or other dental issue. While earlier generations had to sometimes wait for weeks or even months to relieve tooth pain, today most dentists can relieve this type of unnecessary suffering almost instantly. All you have […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Should You Choose a New Dentist?

If you are unhappy with your current dentist because it’s too difficult to get an appointment, you aren’t satisfied with the treatment you receive, or you simply want to make a change to somebody better, then it’s probably time to find a new dentist. But how do you choose something as important as a new […]

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 […]

Invisalign Lets Anybody Enjoy Straighter Teeth

In the past, braces were primarily used for teenagers or young adults who wanted to start their adult life with straighter teeth and a brighter smile. Because of the traditional wires and metal brackets, people who already started their careers were less likely to want standard braces on their teeth. But today, career people can […]

One Call Does It All: Plan Your Whole Dental Care Year!

Spring has definitely sprung. Wherever you live, the days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer, and the season of renewal is in full swing. Spring always brings new hope and inspiration. That’s why spring is the perfect time for making plans for the rest of the whole year. This spring, plan out your […]

Regular Teeth Cleaning Offers Enormous Benefits

Visiting your dentist when you have a toothache or other dental problems will help you feel better. But seeing your dentist at least once per year for a teeth cleaning also offers many benefits. Teeth cleaning is a fast, simple procedure that does more than simple brushing or flossing. Professional dentists or dental hygienists use […]

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 […]

Modern Dentistry Is Essentially Pain-Free

Have you ever noticed how older adults usually don’t like going to the dentist? There’s actually a very good reason for that. In the old days — we’re talking several decades ago when those same older adults were much younger — the solution to many dental issues was to pull out the teeth that hurt. […]

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 […]

Don’t Forget Your Dentist’s Appointment

The problem with making a dentist’s appointment for yourself or a family member is that they often are made many months in advance. So it’s not always easy to remember an appointment that you make today when it is finally time to visit your dentist. Yet it is very important that you keep your dental […]

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. […]

At McCosh Family Dentistry, Visiting the Dentist Is Pain-Free

There used to be a time, not that long ago, when people would dread going to the dentist. Dental procedures like root canals, extractions, and even routine cleanings and exams could mean pain, suffering, and discomfort. Going to the dentist was low on the list of things you wanted to do. But not anymore. Recent advancements […]

Before Traveling, Visit Your Dentist

If you are gearing up for a big trip to a foreign country or even to another part of the US, it’s a good idea to make the first stop on your journey your dentist’s office. Your oral health is important all the time, but especially when you are traveling overseas or domestically. If you […]

A Bright Smile Is the Best Accessory

Whether you are going to the beach, shopping at the mall, or just driving around town, it’s important that you always look your best. Buying the right clothes, having a stylish haircut, and taking care of the way you look is important. But the most effective way to make a great impression wherever you go […]

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 […]

During the Holidays, Enjoy Treats Wisely

It’s the holiday season, the time when many people indulge their sweet tooths. There are so many opportunities to enjoy sweet treats that it’s hard to pass them all up. During the holidays, it’s perfectly natural to reach for holiday cookies, sweet candy canes, or other holiday favorites. It’s a time to celebrate with family […]

Deciphering Dense Dental Insurance

Most people have dental insurance. But very few people can actually tell you what their coverage entails. Dental insurance can be confusing. Some policies have deductibles while others may not. Some dental insurance carriers will put caps on the amount or types of services they will cover, while others will pay 100 percent for some […]

Changing Attitudes About Going to the Dentist

Going to the dentist probably isn’t on most people’s “Bucket List”. While today’s modern dentistry is much more pain-free and comfortable than it was in the past, many people still have bad associations with dental office visits. Rather than looking forward to seeing their dentist, many are more likely to dread their appointment or avoid […]

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, […]

Brighten Your Smile for the Holiday Season

If there’s one thing you can say about the holiday season, it’s that it’s busy. With all the holiday shopping, parties, and other demands on your time, it’s no wonder that during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s time just seems to move faster. Before the holidays get into full swing, take a moment […]

McCosh Family Dentistry Offers a Stress-Free Experience

Going to see the dentist is probably not on the top of the list of things most people want to do. Yet it is a necessary and important part of maintaining your overall health. At McCosh Family Dentistry, we strive to make our patients as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We understand that nobody wants […]

Pompano Beach Dentist

If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, there are a number of options you can choose from that can restore your smile and help you chew food better. These options include implants, bridges, and partials. All have their advantages and disadvantages. The best option for you may depend on your specific dental […]

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 […]

Finding a New Dentist Should Be Simple

When you need to find a new dentist, it shouldn’t be a complicated, drawn-out process. Instead, you should be able to seamlessly transition from one dental office to another without a hassle. Maintaining consistent, uninterrupted dental care for you and your family is important for your dental health. So if you need to wait weeks […]

If You Need to Reschedule Your Appointment, Just Call!

Making a dentist’s appointment shouldn’t be a hassle. You should be able to call your dentist, arrange a time and date that is convenient for you, and then get the dental care you need for you and your family. But life sometimes gets in the way. Things happen at the last minute that can’t be […]

DRY MOUTH (XEROSTOMIA)

30% of Americans suffer from some level of dry mouth (xerostomia). Stress, cancer treatment, diabetes, hormonal imbalance, Sjogren’s Syndrome and medications can cause dry mouth. Medication is the most frequent cause. Several hundred medications cause dry mouth, including medications for high blood pressure, antidepressants, pain killers, tranquilizers, diuretics and antihistamines. Saliva is the mouth’s primary […]

Why Your Smile Matters

People with neat, clean teeth who have a bright, attractive smile often take it for granted. But there’s a lot of people who don’t have a great smile or who are embarrassed about the way their teeth look. For people without a beautiful smile, life can be a little rougher. Hiding their teeth from others, […]

Distractions Can Help Ease the Stress of Visiting the Dentist

Going to the dentist isn’t as painful as it used to be. Today’s advanced dentistry makes even the most invasive procedures — including root canals and extractions — relatively painless and quick. Yet many people still get nervous when it’s time for their dentist’s appointment. Even though they may understand rationally that there is nothing […]

Flossing Can Help You Avoid Bad Breath

Do people tend to avoid talking to you face to face? Do your friends, family, and coworkers prefer to call you on the phone or send you a text message when they need to communicate with you? Have you noticed that people go the other way when they see you coming? It could be that […]

Getting Great Dental Services Should Be Easy

It’s the 21st Century. Getting the kind of comprehensive, professional, and comfortable dental services you deserve should be simple. With the advances in modern dentistry, there’s no reason for patients to suffer while spending time in the dentist’s chair. Pain-free dentistry is not only possible but the standard in most dental offices. So if you […]

Understanding What Your Dental Insurance Covers

There are many different types of dental insurance, all of which are a little bit different. For the average person, it can sometimes be challenging to understand what types of services are covered by your dental insurance and which you will have to pay for by yourself. Pompano Beach Dentist — Preventative, Basic, and Major […]

How Sugar Promotes Tooth Decay

Just about everybody loves sweet, sugary treats. But eating too many sweets isn’t just bad for your waistline. It’s also can harm your teeth. In reality, sugar itself isn’t the culprit when it comes to tooth decay. Instead, it’s the hundreds of bacteria that already live in your mouth. Most of the time, these bacteria […]

How To Choose a New Coral Springs Dentist

If you are in the market for a new dentist, it’s usually either because your old dentist retired or moved or because you had a bad experience. Finding a new dentist can be challenging. If you left your old dentist because you were unhappy, the last thing you want to do is to start seeing […]

Why You Should Schedule Teeth Cleaning for the Whole Year at Once

When you visit McCosh Family Dentistry, when you are checking out we will probably ask you if you want to schedule your future teeth cleaning appointments. Many of our patients find this to be an unusual question. After all, how do you know now whether or not you need a teeth cleaning appointment three, six, or […]

If You Need to Cancel an Appointment, Please Call ASAP

At McCosh Family Dentistry, we understand that most people’s lives today are very busy. Between your family, your career, your school, and other concerns, you have a lot of demands on your time. We also are aware that going to the dentist isn’t everybody’s favorite thing in the world to do. While it’s important that […]

Professional Dental Care That’s Also Friendly and Caring

One of the unfortunate side effects of the rise of big discount chains and online shopping is a decline in customer service standards. Think back on the last time you visited your local Wal-Mart, Costco, or other “big box” store. In all likelihood, the prices were pretty good but the service was pretty bad. And […]

Questions about Your Dental Insurance? We Can Help!

If you have dental insurance as part of your benefits package with your employer, you may think that you never have to pay for anything when you visit the dentist. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Or even ever the case. With most dental insurance policies, there usually is a deductible that has to […]

Do You Really Need to Floss Every Day?

Lately, there have been a number of news reports regarding the benefits of flossing every day. Some recent scientific studies have called into question the value of daily flossing, concluding that the benefits are marginal at best. So does that mean you shouldn’t floss every day? Probably not. Coral Springs Dental Care — Making Headlines […]

Dental Care Often Required before Heart Surgery

If your cardiologist has recently told you that you may need heart surgery, he or she probably also said that you need to see your dentist before the procedure can be scheduled. As it turns out, dental care and heart health are directly linked. Infections in the mouth, gums, or teeth can put your heart […]

McCosh Family Dental is the Cosmetic Dentist in South Florida

If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, you don’t have to learn to live with it. Instead, you can do something to improve it. McCosh Family Dentistry is a leading cosmetic dentist in South Florida. We specialize in improving the look of teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or even missing. Cosmetic […]

If You Haven’t Been to the Dentist in Years, It’s Not Too Late

If you have avoided going to the dentist for a long time — even for years or even decades — you are not alone. There are many people who simply don’t like going to the dentist. Whether it is out of fear of the pain of dental work or embarrassment about the condition of their […]

Choose McCosh Family Dental for Your South Florida Invisalign

If you have been living with crooked of misaligned teeth, not only are your teeth unsightly, but they also are more difficult to keep clean. And teeth that can’t be cleaned properly can be more susceptible to periodontal disease. People with crooked teeth are more prone to gum and bone damage, as well as tooth […]

Going to the Dentist Should Be Relaxing, Not Stressful

For many people, visiting their dentist is at the bottom of their “want to do” list. That’s because most people associate dentistry with pain, discomfort, and stress. That perception may have been justified many years ago. But the advent of modern dental techniques has essentially eliminated pain and discomfort from most dental procedures. Today, even […]

What Should You Expect from Your Dentist?

When you visit your dentist, do you feel as if the people there recognize you? Are you made to feel welcome and appreciated from the moment you walk through the front door? If not, then maybe it’s time to consider another dentist’s office. Visiting the dentist can be intimidating enough without having to deal with […]

We Always Have Time for Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be one of the most urgent problems. If you have a serious toothache, broken or cracked teeth, or other issues that require immediate attention, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. If you have a dental emergency and need immediate dental care, call our office right away and we will get you in […]

How to See the Dentist Less Frequently

At McCosh Family Dentistry, we love seeing our patients for their annual checkups and regular teeth cleaning appointments. But we also understand that nobody wants to see their dentist more than they have to. Good oral health is the key to minimizing non-routine trips to the dentist’s office. When you make taking care of your […]

Why Does It Take So Long to Get a Dentist Appointment?

Most people have experienced this scenario: You need to schedule a teeth cleaning or a regular dental checkup, but when you call your dentist’s office you are told that the next available appointment isn’t for another six months. What gives? How come it sometimes takes months and months to get a dentist’s appointment? Are dentists […]

Family Dentists Provide Services for Patients of All Ages

Good oral health is important for people of all ages, from the very young to our senior citizens. Taking care of your teeth will help them last your entire life. There are many different types of dental professionals who can help you take care of your teeth, including general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, pediatric dentists, […]

You’re Never Too Young for Good Oral Health

At McCosh Family Dentistry, we treat customers of all ages, including the very young. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, parents should schedule their child’s first dental appointment when their first tooth appears, or no later than his or her first birthday. The dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your child’s oral […]

Having a Root Canal Is Nothing to Fear

When many people hear the term “root canal”, they instantly think of a long, prolonged, and painful dental procedure that will somehow be psychologically scarring for life. The fact of the matter is that root canals get an undeserved bad rap. Thanks to today’s advanced dental technologies and 21st Century pain-killing protocols, most people who […]

Welcome to McCosh Family Dentistry!

At McCosh Family Dentistry, our goal is to provide top-quality family dental services for our friends and neighbors in the Margate, Florida, region. We are a family-owned business serving the community we live in. So you can always be assured of getting the kind of professional, yet personalized service you and your family deserve. Dentist […]

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