Archive for August, 2014

Deciphering Your Dental Insurance

Deciphering Dental Insurance Video: Why Doesn’t My Insurance Pay For This? Understanding Your Insurance If your employer offers dental insurance, consider yourself fortunate. This benefit works like a valuable “coupon” that can greatly reduce the costs of dental care. However, no dental benefit plan is set up to cover all of your costs. To avoid […]

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Braces

Do’s And Don’ts Of Braces The Do’s And Don’ts Of  Braces (from www.ada.org) Do: • Keep your teeth clean when wearing braces. Brushing and flossing remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed regularly it could lead to tooth decay or gum disease. • Replace your toothbrush […]

Sealants: Does My Child Need Them?

Sealants: Does My Child Need Them? Did you know that most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in the grooves on the grinding or chewing surfaces of back teeth? Sealants keep bacteria and food particles out of these grooves and protect the teeth. Here’s what the ADA has to say about Sealants: (www.ada.org) Sealants […]

Breaking! Tooth Fairy Tightens Purse Strings: Down 8 Percent From 2013!

Breaking! Tooth Fairy tightens purse strings: Down 8 percent from 2013! Visa’s annual Tooth Fairy survey shows that American children are receiving an average of $3.40 per lost tooth this year, down 8 percent from last year. For a full set of 20 baby teeth, American kids will be getting a slightly more modest – […]

The Truth About X-Rays

The Truth About X-Rays Why are X-rays Important? (from the California Dental Association – www.cda.org) Radiographs, commonly know as X-rays, are an important tool to help your dentist properly diagnose your oral health needs. They allow your dentist to see beyond what the naked eye can see. X-rays help the dentist determine if you have […]

20 Amazing Uses For Toothpaste

We all know that toothpaste is an essential tool for maintaining a healthy mouth, but did you know that it has multiple household uses as well?  Here are our top 20 favorite, amazing uses for toothpaste! Remove Clothing Stains:  Rub a small amount of white toothpaste with water onto your clothes stain.  Leave to soak […]

Fun Dental Facts!

Fun Dental Facts! Here are some fun dental facts to share with the entire family! Did you know…… If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day! An average American spends 38.5 total days brushing teeth over a lifetime. 73% of Americans would […]

10 Foods That Promote Healthy Teeth

10 Foods That Promote Healthy Teeth  We all know that eating healthy is good for our teeth, but did you know that some foods are better than others in preventing cavities and keeping your smile healthy?  Here are 10 foods that promote healthy teeth: Cheese             Cheese is a wonderful […]

Brush Up On Your Dental Health!

Test your dental IQ with this myth-busting quiz! Everyone knows that brushing, flossing and eating healthy helps prevent tooth decay, but do you know : The effects of teeth bleaching? How long you should hold slowly dissolving candies in your mouth? Take this quiz and see how your dental knowledge measures up! Tooth Or Fiction: […]