Tag: cavity protection

Take Advantage Of Your Unused Healthcare Benefits!

WITH THE END OF 2011 FAST APPROACHING, our practice would like to remind you to take advantage of any unused dental benefits you might have. Each year your dental insurance company gives you a maximum amount that you can use, and those benefits don’t typically roll over into the next year—so make sure you schedule those end-of-the-year appointments before it’s too late!


The Tooth Fairy Does Exist!

DID YOU KNOW THAT FEBRUARY 28th AND AUGUST 22nd ARE NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAYS? Yes, this tiny-winged, mythical creature actually has TWO of her own days of celebration…crazy, huh!? It might sound odd that the Tooth Fairy even gets one day of observance, but it’s actually for good reason!


What To Do With A Knocked Out Tooth

REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH, something as common as an overly aggressive flag football game, or something as unexpected as tripping over a curb can result in a knocked-out tooth. If that happens, don’t just sit there and fret about it! If you act quickly, there’s no need to have an unatractive smile for the rest of your life!


Time To Put Those Rumors About Root Canals To Rest!

DO YOU HEAR THE WORDS “ROOT CANAL” AND CRINGE? For some crazy reason, a root canal seems to be the default treatment used in just about every tired joke that revolves around dentistry. Somehow, root canals have established an infamous reputation for being painful, causing people to do all they can to avoid them.


Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

EACH YEAR, MANY INFANTS AND TODDLERS SUFFER FROM EXTENSIVE TOOTH DECAY that could be avoided—and the culprit is surprising. Milk and sweet liquids are the biggest contributors to something referred to as ECC (Early Childhood Caries).


Dr. Brei Talks About Gum Chewing

DO YOU LOVE CHEWING GUM? Do you like to chew gum because it helps keep your breath fresh? Do you chew gum to relieve stress? Is it just a long-standing habit? If you’re like many of us here at our practice, gum is a “necessity” that some of us have a hard time going without! Dr. Brei says, “In fact, ever since Thomas Adams invented chewing gum back in 1870, it’s been one of the most common breath stabilizers around.”


Go Easy On The Sugary Drinks!

WE MAY ALL REFER TO IT AS SOMETHING DIFFERENT—soda, pop, soda pop, soft drinks… But it’s all the same thing when it comes to the effect it has on your teeth.