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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What Foods Are Bad for Your Teeth?

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 and the effects they have on your teeth. Tooth Decay Certain foods that are high in sugar -- such as candy, bakery items, and other sucrose-rich foods -- can wear down the protective coating o...

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Back to School Appointments Now Being Accepted

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 your child hasn't yet had their pre-admission dental appointment, now is the time to make it. Filling Up Fast Late summer and early autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for m...

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Tooth Brushing Tips to Improve Your Smile

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 other questions may surprise you. Brushing Length Many dentists will recommend you brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice per day -- once in the morning and on...

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Dental Care Improves Quality of Life

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 prior to digestion, teeth are strong enough to stand up to this work and provide years of use without pain or even decay. But that's dependent upon proper care. If you don't take ...

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5-Step Strategy for Combating Bad Breath

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 is as simple as 1-2-3-4-5. This five-stage plan will get rid of your bad breath and keep it away forever as long as you make these simple steps a part of your normal daily routine. Steps 1-3 - ...

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Time Is Running Out for Student Appointments

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 attending probably requires a dental exam prior to the first day of classes. Mandatory Dental Exams While for most people August is the month for summer vacations, for dental offices it is...

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Mouth Guards Beneficial for Athletes

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, or even basketball. Most organized leagues make them standard equipment and players can be penalized for failing to wear them or taking them out during play. Benefits of...

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You Are Not Just Another Patient at McCosh Family Dentistry

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 person, not just another patient. Personalized Service The difference between our dental practice and all the others is evident before you even visit our offices. Whe...

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Sugary Treats and Healthy Teeth

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 of indulging in them. Not only can the effect your waistline, but without the proper follow-up, they can impact your smile as well. Moderation and Awaren...

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