Dentist Blog

Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Go To Waste

THE END OF THE YEAR IS approaching fast! Before year’s end, our team at Dental Care of Mid Florida wants to remind you to take a look at your dental insurance benefits! Insurance Benefits Typically Don’t Roll Over To Next Year Each year your dental insurance company probably gives you a maximum amount of available benefits. Since those benefits…

Sugary Sweets That Can Haunt Your Smile

Halloween’s coming which means sweet treats in the weeks ahead.  It’s no surprise that sugar damages your teeth.  When sugar gets trapped on your teeth, the natural bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar and breaks down the enamel on your teeth.  The longer sugar lingers on your teeth the more likely damage can occur. …

Guard Your Teeth from Grinding

If you ever wake-up with sore teeth or a stiff jaw, chances are good you are grinding your teeth at night.  Bruxism (teeth grinding and or clenching) effects between 30-40 million Americans each year and the good news is its very treatable. For many, bruxism results from stress while others simply do it out of habit. …

The Root Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your teeth after you drink a hot drink or bite in something cold?  Chances are you are experiencing sensitive teeth.  The root cause of sensitive teeth is when your gums recede and expose the soft level surface (called dentin).  This layer has thousands of tiny tubes that…

Toothpaste 101: What To Look For When Selecting a Toothpaste

Selecting a tube of toothpaste may seem like a trivial purchase but one that has important implications for your teeth.   The options for toothpaste have grown exponentionally; the market has exploded with endless options.  Since toothpaste is critical for dental health, it’s important to consider these important options when purchasing a tube of toothpaste. Fluoride:…

Make Tooth Brushing Fun With Music

Music is one of the best ways to motivate your little ones while teaching them healthy habits like brushing their teeth.  This makes the process more fun by teaching them to brush and floss using silly songs and games.  Here are some of our favorites: Brushy, Brush from Seasame Street Tooth Brushing Song from EZ…

An Apple A Day……..Recipes That You Can Sink

You’ve probably heard the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but did you know eating apples can also improve your dental health?  That’s right, not only are apples rich in nutrients, they have many benefits for your teeth, mouth and gums. Apples are known as nature’s toothbrush. Eating apples can aid in…

Ditch the Sports and Energy Drinks

Kids are back in school, sports are back in session and kids are thirsty.  Sports and energy drinks are a five billion dollar a year industry marketed as a healthy alternative to soda (which they’re not).  Each year, more than 62% of teens drink one or more energy drink a day. Adults drink them to…

Back to School Basics: Keep your Kids Smiling All School Year

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL means more friends, more sports, and more smiles! While you may be busy buying notebooks, gel pens, lunch boxes and backpacks; make sure to schedule a checkup to keep your kids’ smiles shining bright!  “Back-to-school time is the perfect time to incorporate good oral health habits into a child’s daily routine,”…

That Stinks: Tips To Eliminate Bad Breath

Bad breath stinks, literally.  Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, has several root causes including the breakdown of foods, tobacco usage, severe dieting/malnutrition, certain medications, or poor oral health.  Sometimes bad breath can be directly related to foods such as garlic, onions, or coffee.  No one wants bad breath but the good news is with…