June 2nd, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Dental insurance contracts are often very benefit-rich on group insurance policies but not so on individual stand alone dental contracts.  For this reason, the 24-month  waiting periods we often see on individual dental contracts and the high rates of standalone dental insurance,  dental discount plans are often more advantageous for those who cannot get their dental insurance through an employer. Dental insurance contracts are often very benefit-rich on group insurance policies but not so Read more [...]




Dental Care: Dealing With Cracked Teeth

May 19th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth in the mouth to erupt, which normally happens around the ages of 17 - 25. For many years, there has been a lot of controversy as to the need to remove these teeth.  If the teeth don’t cause any harm or pain, they are normally fine to stay in place.  If they present a bad position or cause you a lot of pain or discomfort, they will need to be removed. Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are Read more [...]



Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

April 28th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Yellow stains on teeth or untidy teeth is now history. One can now get teeth as white as pearl through teeth whitening on the Sunshine Coast. In the hands of experienced dentists, teeth whitening is now a safe process. Having teeth that are pure and white is something that everyone wants. Unfortunately, for most people as they age their teeth tend to become discolored. This yellowing is caused by many things including drinking cola, coffee, smoking, as well as eating certain types of foods. Since Read more [...]



Ultrasound Technology Helps Clean and Whiten Teeth With Braces

April 14th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Although braces are essential to correcting a variety of dental issues, cleaning braces with a standard toothbrush is as difficult as trying to floss with a jump rope. The interweaving of wires and brackets traps all kinds of bacteria and food particles that cause plaque buildup and present the risk of tooth decay. Bacteria are usually the source of most dental problems—gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth loss, bad breath, you name it. Unless teeth are kept scrupulously clean, cavities may Read more [...]



Healthy Teeth Set the Foundation for Healthy Lives

March 24th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

You tell your kids to brush their teeth — but are they really getting them clean? Tooth decay affects more American children than any other chronic infectious disease. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to painful infections that can impact a child’s ability to eat, speak and concentrate. Cavities are completely preventable — if your children take care of their teeth. The following tips will help keep parents and their children smiling: * Encourage your children to skip sticky, sugary Read more [...]



Tips to Keep Preschoolers’ Teeth Healthy

February 24th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Preschoolers’ smiling teeth do more than just bring joy to the people who see them. Preschoolers’ teeth also help them chew and speak, and they create space in the jaw for adult teeth to grow in straight. Unfortunately, these “baby teeth” are also prone to early childhood caries or baby bottle tooth decay, also known as cavities. How do preschoolers develop cavities? As in adults, children’s mouths are filled with bacteria. Whenever a child consumes sugar or starch, the bacteria feed Read more [...]



Why Parents Shouldn’t Dismiss Tooth Sensitivity in Children

February 10th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Children’s smiling faces will bring joy to most parents. A toothache, however, can quickly turn a child’s smile into a frown. If your little one reports tooth sensitivity or pain, it may be time to visit a dentist. But if your child has no pain or sensitivity, you’ll still want to use the best preventive techniques. Most toothaches are caused by cavities or bacterial infections in teeth. The best defense against dental problems like these is a good oral hygiene routine. Twice-daily brushing Read more [...]



Teeth Grinding Can Be A Real Headache

January 27th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Did you know that if you suffer from nagging headaches – including migraines, tension headaches and behind-the-eye pain – your teeth could be the root of your problem?Involuntary and excessive clenching and grinding of the teeth (known in medical terms as bruxism) is a common condition, so prevalent that it affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.SAnd this number continues to increase.It’s probably no surprise to learn that bruxism can result in significant tooth wear and enamel erosion, leading to Read more [...]



Four Tips to Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy And Clean

January 6th, 2019 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

We all want our kids to have movie-star smiles as adults. As parents, this means knowing how to protect their teeth when they’re young, while ensuring that they practice good dental health care for a lifetime. Because February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s the perfect time to “brush up” on instilling good oral-hygiene habits. Consider this: according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), nearly one in three children ages two to five years old in the Read more [...]



Survey Shows Americans’ Views on Dental Hygiene Differ by Region

December 23rd, 2018 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients No Comments »

Does where you live impact your flossing and dental hygiene habits? A new national survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) shows it does. For instance, while more than a quarter of adults surveyed said they lied to their dentists about how often they floss their teeth, those who live in Atlanta (82 percent) are more likely to be honest about how often they floss. Could that be Southern manners at play? Conversely, one in five, or 20 percent, of Read more [...]