Dental Care Products: An Overview – Part 1

[Editor’s Note: This article is part one of a three part series. You can also read part two and part three.] The variety of choices we have for dental care products has grown rapidly in the past one hundred years. Some time-tested tools have achieved classic status. The toothbrush and toothpaste come immediately to mind. But…

In and Out of Network Dental Insurance Questions

In your efforts to save money and also keep your current dentist, have you ever had a conversation like the following: You: Hi, I just have a quick question. Do you accept Delta Dental insurance plans…? Your dentist’s receptionist: Yes we do. You: Okay, thanks! Millions of people have that exact same conversation, about Delta…

Dental Trauma and Kids: Common Problems

Children are at risk to injure their teeth, or suffer dental trauma, at just about any time. This includes damage to teeth as well as surrounding areas. While eating, playing, or taking part in other daily activities, kids can fracture, chip, loosen, or even knock out their permanent teeth. Fights are among the most common…

Back to School Dental Care Checklist

With summer vacations nearly at an end, thoughts are turning to the new school year ahead. Parents are stocking up on back to school supplies and kids are trying on new shoes and clothes. The focus is on helping young learners put their best foot forward in the new school year. What else can you…

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Oral Health and Bullying: How Dentists Can Spot Verbal Abuse

If you follow our blog, then you know dentists can detect potentially serious conditions that affect your entire body simply by looking in your mouth. A new study suggests dentists may also be able to spot bullying. Bullying has grown into a major problem that puts countless adolescents under heightened emotional stress. According to the…

How This Dentist Became the #1 Pick for Dozens of Supermodels

Few if any dentists have Instagram accounts more popular than Dr. Nicholas Toscano, who boasts over 150,000 followers. Though he does have an affinity for shocking before-and-after photos from operations, Dr. Toscano’s tremendous following can largely be attributed to the countless photos of supermodels, or as he calls them, patients. According to the New York…

5 Reasons Healthy Smiles Lead to Success

Did you know going to the dentist every six months could help you achieve your goals in life? Here are 5 reasons why people who go to the dentist routinely are more successful: 1. They’re More Confident Numerous studies have confirmed the link between confidence and good oral health. Americans reportedly believe people with straight teeth…

Sedation Dentistry for Kids: Should You Worry?

Children only need general anesthesia if they are unusually aggressive or in need of treatment for more than just a few teeth. Still, parents and caregivers are often skeptical about the safety of sedation dentistry for children. Dentists are likely to put kids undergoing minor dental surgery to sleep with Midazolam, the most widely used…

Dentists Delivering Dentures in Only Two Days

Every year, Remote Area Medical holds a free medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia that serves about 2,000 patients over the course of three days. Among the many services available is dentistry, thanks to the approximately 450 volunteers who make up the Mission of Mercy dental team. The team performs root canals, fills cavities, extracts…