We’re Still Here for You

We’re Still Here for You

Dental offices in Florida have been directed by the governor's office to cease performing elective services until at least May 8th. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-72 to dentists and other medical providers -- like hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, orthodontic and endodontic providers, and other health care provider practices -- so that the medical community could focus on defeating the coronavirus and overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-...

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Let Us Know Your Specific Appointment Needs

Let Us Know Your Specific Appointment Needs

At McCosh Family Dentistry, we know that going to the dentist can be a traumatic experience for some people. That's why we strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible. It begins before you even step foot into our dental offices. Our appointments department works hard to be friendly, helpful, and stress-free. We will work to set a time and date that works best for your specific schedule, whether the appointment is for you, your child, or somebody else. Walk-In Wonder Next, we...

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The Importance of Keeping Dental Appointments

The Importance of Keeping Dental Appointments

Why does it always seem like it can take weeks, even months to get a dental appointment? The reason is that there is a lot of demand for the best dentists. And there's only a limited number of appointments available on any given day. So when you make an appointment for yourself or your family members with your dentist, it's important that you keep it. If for some reason you can't make it, rescheduling your appointment could take a long, long time. Dental Courtesy It's common courtesy to...

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You May Have Bad Breath and Not Even Know It

You May Have Bad Breath and Not Even Know It

How is your breath? Do other people find it offensive? If so, you may never know. Bad breath is one of those personal hygiene issues that other people don't like to talk about. Do you tell people when they have bad breath? Or do you simply avoid them? The way you respond is likely the way other people react to your own bad breath. The Halitosis Problem People suffering from halitosis, which is the clinical name for bad breath, often aren't aware of it. That's because they have become so...

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Caring for Your Teeth During the Holidays

Caring for Your Teeth During the Holidays

The holiday season is the time of year for enjoying the best things in life, including rich, sugary foods. But that doesn't mean you should ignore your oral health. You can enjoy all the holidays have to offer and take care of your teeth at the same time as long as you follow a few simple guidelines. Here is your holiday guide to keeping your smile cheery and bright. Moderation is the Key Eating holiday cookies and special desserts you can only enjoy once a year is fine as long as you d...

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Older Adults Have Different Dental Needs

Older Adults Have Different Dental Needs

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But sometimes life gets in the way. Things like sugary foods, smoking, accidents, and even time can cause teeth to age faster than the rest of the body. As a result, older adults often face dental issues later in life that they may not have anticipated. Fortunately, modern dentistry almost always has a solution. Now you can enjoy a bright, sunny smile even into your golden years thanks to the state of the art dental techniques available from McCosh Famil...

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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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Schedule College Students’ Appointments during Breaks

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 where their school is located or schedule their dental appointments during their breaks. Upcoming Breaks It's usually up to the parents to find out about their student's break s...

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

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 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 cracked teeth, or stains ...

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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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