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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We Can Accommodate Your Busy Schedule

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 adjusting their schedules to get their children where they need to be. And working people are often at the mercy of business demands that are out...

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Today Practically Any Dental Problem Can Be Repaired

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 original. Broken or cracked teeth? No problem. Nerve pain or damage? Piece of cake. Crooked or malformed teeth? No big deal. In fact, thanks to advances in modern d...

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You May Not Realize You Have Bad Breath

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 to 65 percent of people have it and may not even know it, according to the American Dental Association. Do You Have Halitosis? If you have bad breath, you probably don't kn...

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What Happens If You Stop Going to the Dentist?

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. So what would happen if you simply stopped going to the dentist altogether? What if you cancelled all your appointments, deleted your dentist's phone number from your phone, and simply removed your denti...

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Celebrate the Magic of Children’s Baby Teeth Loss

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 the Tooth Fairy One of the most common and popular ways to ease the anxiety of a child's baby teeth loss is to introduce the concept of the tooth fairy. Like Santa Claus and the Eas...

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New Year, New Opportunity to Improve Your Smile

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 sustained throughout the whole year and beyond? In 2019, make it your New Year's resolution to improve your smile so that it is bright, white, and attractive. We Can Help The best thing about resol...

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