1) MYTH: You don’t really need to floss if you brush your teeth really well. FACT: In 2016 the Departments of Agriculture and Health & Human Services removed the flossing recommendation from their dietary guidelines. The reason? The American Academy of Periodontology’s most recent study failed to demonstrate a benefit. Now before you go throwing […]
With a lot of leftover candy around after Halloween, we thought it would be timely to examine candy’s effect on teeth, and what you can do about it. Why Is Candy so Bad for Teeth? Candy contributes to tooth decay, but not as directly as you might think. Sugar is the favorite food for harmful […]
The easiest action you can take to prevent staining your teeth is avoiding the products that stain your teeth: Black coffee Tea Red wine Soda Juice Popsicles or slushies Energy drinks Soy sauce Balsamic vinegar Tomato sauce Blueberries, cranberries, and raspberries Beets Curry Dark caramel and food colorings Candy Tobacco use (cigarettes, as well as […]
Short answer: it depends. Some lucky people have enough room in their mouth so their wisdom teeth come in fully, are correctly positioned, and are able to be cleaned. But for the rest of us, wisdom teeth can cause all sorts of problems. How Do Wisdom Teeth Typically Come In? Each individual wisdom teeth can […]
Dental insurance typically isn’t very expensive. However, the coverage often isn’t as good as you would hope. Before we get into which procedures are eligible to use your FSA, let’s discuss why you even need an FSA in the first place. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can help save you money because they allow you to […]
Beavers Caring Family Dentistry is excited to offer free dentistry to veterans this Veteran’s Day!