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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Introduce Your Children to Good Oral Care Early

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 20, 30 or even 50 years down the road. Brushing and Gargling When children start to get their baby teeth, they can often come in unevenly or with large gaps betw...

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Today’s Dentistry Is Truly Pain Free

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. But the problem with extraction wasn't just the gaps it would leave in people's smiles, it also was the pain. Pulling a tooth can be quite painful. Plus, the patient could c...

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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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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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