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15 November 2017 - 20:18, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
2017 IS ALMOST OVER, and that means it’s time to talk about dental insurance. Most dental plans don’t let the benefits roll over into the next year if they go unused. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of all your benefits, then now is the time to do so! Is Your Coverage Compatible?    ...
1 November 2017 - 13:53, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Back in the good old days before the 1930s, toothbrush bristles were made of animal hair. We’re pretty happy to live in the era of nylon bristles, but how can we tell which toothbrush will be best for our teeth and gums? How hard should the bristles be? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones? Soft Versus...
24 October 2017 - 14:09, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
HALLOWEEN is our favorite spooky time of year, but when it comes to sugar’s effects on teeth, all that candy can be downright scary. The reason sugar is bad for our teeth is that it feeds harmful oral bacteria that excrete acid, and the acid erodes enamel and leads to tooth decay. So how can we keep our...
16 October 2017 - 13:47, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
There are good things to be said about most of the practices out there, but we’re confident that we’re one of the special ones! Our Tools Modern dental innovations have made dentistry more precise, aesthetic, and lasting. Here at Higginbotham Family Dental we utilize state of the art technology to provide a comfortable, efficient, and...
28 September 2017 - 18:42, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
MOST OF US find ourselves craving something sweet every once in a while—or perhaps more often than that! Unfortunately, as good as sweet treats taste, they can have a big impact on our dental health. Sugar And Your Teeth There are many ways that sugar is bad for our overall health, but it’s also specifically bad...
19 September 2017 - 20:36, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Under most circumstances, dentists are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health! To be clear, this is not a blog post in which we give you a free pass to...
6 September 2017 - 13:56, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
AS RECENTLY AS 2012, one fifth of American adults over sixty-five had lost all of their natural teeth. Whether the tooth loss is from age or other causes, it is a problem dentists have been dealing with for thousands of years. Dentures Have Ancient Roots False teeth have been around in some form since at least 700 B.C.,...
31 August 2017 - 15:27, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
MANY OF US, even though we know that going to the dentist is a safe, normal, and important part of life, don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone pokes around our teeth and gums. For some, though, the very thought of visiting the dentist fills them with anxiety, and...
25 August 2017 - 16:45, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
DID YOU KNOW THAT TOOTH DECAY is the most common chronic disease in children? An estimated 42 percent of children between ages two and 11 get tooth decay in their baby teeth, and it doesn’t stop there, with 59 percent of kids between 12 and 19 getting at least one cavity. As alarming as these statistics are, childhood tooth decay...
16 August 2017 - 13:47, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
WE’VE ALL HEARD that if we want healthy teeth, we should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and schedule regular dental cleaning appointments twice a year. Definitely keep doing those things, but if you want to step up your oral health game, here are a few easy ways to do that. Replace Your...