Summer Cleaning? Yes Please!!! Summer is one of the best times for a dental cleaning and exam to boost your oral health and your smile with confidence. At Cosmic Smiles Family Dentistry we are excited to get your smile ready for summer. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that patients who have routine six-month dental cleanings [...]
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Beyond the drill – Reversing tooth decay

An Australian study reveals the unthinkable: tooth decay is reversible. Celeste McGovern investigates how to reverse cavities and avoid a drill-and-fill solution. In a little known study in the 1920s, researchers at the Department of Pediatrics and Dentistry at the State University of Iowa treating children for diabetes discovered something untoward. Twenty-eight of the children, […]

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How the Flu and Oral Health Are Related

We’re about to enter a season that’s dreaded by teachers and employers and not to mention doctor’s offices: Flu season. While many think that washing one’s hands regularly and getting a flu shot are the best ways to avoid getting the flu, there are other considerations – including oral health – that can reduce one’s […]

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12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is already here, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan,” […]

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The Importance of Flossing

When it comes to your teeth nothing is more important than proper health and hygiene. Without proper oral hygiene your teeth can break down and decay causing many problems including tooth loss. Tooth loss can cause your teeth to shift, cause problems eating and chewing, as well as bone loss and other health issues. Brushing […]

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How to Treat an Avulsed Tooth

Immediate Treatment — Within 5 Minutes For a completely knocked out (avulsed) tooth Permanent Tooth What to do when a tooth is knocked out: Treatment by any person present, ideally a caregiver and injured person will work together to achieve an immediate (less than 5 minute) replantation — physically replacing the tooth into its socket. […]

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6 ways to get kids excited about brushing their teeth

You’re probably familiar with the “breath test” to check and see if your children actually brushed their teeth like they said they did. It can be difficult to get kids excited about their dental health. That said, here are 6 tricks that work wonders: 1. Do it together Brushing your teeth with your children makes […]

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How To Beat the Summer Heat in Naples, Florida Without Hurting Your Teeth

There are many ways to beat the heat in the summer: spending a little time in the pool, making the most of your air-conditioning or enjoying a few cold treats. Though they may be refreshing, some summer snacks may not be the best for your teeth. Here are a few ways cold treats may be […]

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Facts About Teeth Whitening For Teens

A bright, white smile is a major confidence-booster, especially during teen years. But what if your child needs a little help in that department? These days, increasing numbers of parents are turning to professional teeth-whitening treatments to help their teens look and feel their best. Parents in search of professional-strength bleaching treatments for their kids […]

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April is National Facial Protection Month

Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation’s top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Take five, and take in […]

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