Straight, Healthy Teeth Can Open Doors

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 be closed to you if you have crooked, stained, or bad teeth. When you have good teeth, it's easier for people to like you. Importance of a Bright Smile People tend to trust pe...

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Finding a New Dentist Is Easier Than You Think

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 reasons for looking for a new dentist, look no further than McCosh Family Dentistry. We have been providing top-quality, friendly, and caring dental services for patients in South Florida for many years. And ...

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The Dentist for People Who Hate Going to the Dentist

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 necessarily. If you haven't been to the dentist in a while or you have been going to the wrong dentist, you may not be aware that today's dental technology allows for fast, simple, an...

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Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Teeth?

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 because it offers a number of unique benefits. First, chewing gum actually can help remove plaque, food particles, and other unwanted substances from both the surfaces and between your teeth. Second, m...

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Benefits of a Bright Smile

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 with bad teeth or were raised in a household in which good oral health habits weren't valued, you probably have been embarrassed about your teeth throughout your entire life. T...

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Strategies for Defeating Bad Breath

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 with others, including people working in retail, students, and even homemakers. Causes of Bad Breath There are many things that can cause bad breath. It can ...

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This 1 Weird Trick Can Boost Productivity All Day

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 one of the best ways to keep you from having bad breath. Time Challenges One of the biggest reasons people don't floss is because they think it's going to take too much time. And when they a...

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The Truth about Tooth Whitening

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 trips to your dentists' office. But even if you choose to try teeth-whitening yourself at home it's always a good idea ...

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Fascinating Facts about Your Teeth

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 lifetime? -- That 78% of people in the US have at least one cavity by the time they reach the age of 17? -- That flossing daily allows you to reach 40% more of the tooth surfaces in your mouth compa...

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Even the Youngest Children Require Dental Care

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 a complete set of permanent teeth. Without regular dental care, a lot can go wrong during that time. Primary Teeth Our teeth are important to our health. The different sizes, shapes, and locations of teeth inside...

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