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16 January 2018 - 18:44, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED how your toothbrush was made or how it’s different from toothbrushes of the past? Teeth-cleaning tools have certainly come a long way from the frayed sticks Ancient Egyptians used around 3500 BC!   A Brief History Of The Toothbrush The first toothbrushes that resemble modern ones were invented in China in the late...
8 January 2018 - 19:20, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
ALTHOUGH MEN AND WOMEN have a lot in common, there are quite a few differences when it comes to oral health. Women have some advantages men lack, but also some disadvantages men don’t have to worry about. Let’s take a look at the main ones.   TMJ And Sjögren’s Syndrome Women account for 90 percent of people suffering from TMJ...
27 December 2017 - 19:09, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
BECAUSE PREVENTION IS such a major part of good dental care, it’s critical to visit the dentist for regular checkups. In most cases, two regular dental cleanings a year will be all you need, but not always. So what are the signs that you shouldn’t wait until your next scheduled appointment to come back? For this...
20 December 2017 - 17:10, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
EVEN THOUGH WE ALL know how important it is to go to the dentist, dental anxiety can make many people avoid crucial dental checkups. For some, dental anxiety starts in childhood and lasts a lifetime. How can we help our children start out with a positive mindset towards the dentist so that they will always seek...
12 December 2017 - 21:34, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
MAINTAINING GOOD ORAL HEALTH is crucial for everyone, but that can mean different things for men than for women. That’s why we’ve put together a list of concerns men should particularly watch out for, as well as some tips for keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy!   Brush That Charming Smile! Many women say...
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...