Maximize Dental Benefits

Most dental benefit plans have an annual maximum dollar amount that will be reimbursed for a calendar year. This dollar amount is set by your carrier, and whatever benefits not used by December 31, are lost forever and cannot be carried over to the next year. We urge you to check your coverage and see […] read more

On October 15th, 2013, posted in: News by

Should I use a waterpick?

A waterpick, or irrigation device, should not be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing because it does not remove plaque. However, waterpicks can be used to remove food from the areas around braces where a toothbrush can’t reach. Dentists also recommend that patients with gum disease use a waterpick with an antibacterial agent […] read more

On September 15th, 2013, posted in: News by

Should I use an electric toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes, which use an oscillating or rotary motion to clean the teeth, are beneficial because they can cover a larger area of the mouth faster than a manual toothbrush. They’re especially well-suited for those with braces, those who need extra motivation to brush, and those who have difficulty operating a manual toothbrush due to […] read more

On August 15th, 2013, posted in: News by

Why Should I Floss?

Brushing cleans the tops and sides of your teeth, but flossing cleans in between them, where your brush cannot reach. Dental floss removes plaque and debris that adheres to teeth and gums; it also helps to polish tooth surfaces and prevents bad breath. read more

On July 15th, 2013, posted in: News by

Dental Sealants

In addition to good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, there are other ways to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants can help protect your children’s teeth by sealing them off from decay-causing bacteria. Made of plastic, dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect tooth enamel from decay causing […] read more

On June 10th, 2013, posted in: News by

Want a Bright Smile? Visit Dentist not Mall

Although teeth whitening may be one of the safest, non-invasive and cost efficient ways for teens and adults to immediately boost their appearance, patients should learn about the best whitening options available from their dentist. Teeth whitening is a multi-million dollar industry that is fueled by image-conscious teens and adults heading to a mall to […] read more

On May 10th, 2013, posted in: News by

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they […] read more

On April 10th, 2013, posted in: News by

Brush New Teeth

Once the first teeth come in, you can clean them using a soft, flexible children’s toothbrush and water. Continue to clean your baby’s entire mouth, not just the new teeth. Gently brush his or her first teeth with a tiny amount of fluoridated toothpaste. Switch to a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste once your child […] read more

On March 10th, 2013, posted in: News by

Clean Your Baby’s Gums

Twice a day, gently wipe your baby’s gums with a wet, clean, soft cloth. You should start doing this before your baby’s teeth even come in, or “erupt”. When can you see the first tooth? The average is 6 months, but some infants don’t get their first tooth until 14 or 15 months old. Some […] read more

On February 10th, 2013, posted in: News by

Your Baby Should Drink Fluoridated Water

By the time your baby is 6 months old, he or she will require some fluoride for healthy teeth. Most babies can get all of the fluoride they need from the water they drink. Keep in mind that bottled water usually doesn’t have any fluoride, however. If you have questions about fluoride, talk to your […] read more

On January 10th, 2013, posted in: News by