Bearable Dentistry dental health professionals recommend that children and adults brush their teeth twice daily for 2 minutes each time (brushing after meals and snacks is ideal). Many parents help children get in 2 minutes of brushing by using a tried and true method – the hourglass timer.Now, there’s an electronic alternative! The Disney Magic…

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Patient often ask if it is really necessary to use toothpaste. Toothpaste, also called dentifrice, is essential to your daily oral hygiene routine. Toothpastes are pastes, gels or powders that help remove plaque, a film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. Toothpaste improves the mechanical brushing and cleaning power of a toothbrush. Toothpaste which contains…

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The Bearable Dentistry dentists want you to be comfortable in their chairs. They understand that some patients have a real fear or anxiety that is preventing them from going to the dentist. Bearable Dentistry offers an alternative to the anxious patient: Sedation Dentistry. Sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry”, sedation dentistry may be appropriate for…

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In an spryarticle titled, “This $1 Habit Could Save You Hundreds In Dental Bills,” Men’s Health (7/9, Brabaw) stated chewing sugar-free gum is “a simple (and incredibly cheap!) trick” to help promote oral health and reduce dental costs. “Anything we can do to reduce the amount of acid and bacteria in your mouth will help…

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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed (malocclusion), which results in an improper bite. Orthodontics also includes treating and controlling various aspects of facial growth (dentofacial orthopedics) and the shape and development of the jaw. An orthodontics specialist is called an…

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How long does it take you to brush your teeth? Try timing yourself. For many people, it takes about 30 seconds, which just isn’t long enough. In fact, how time you spend cleaning your teeth is just as important as how often you do it. The dentists at Bearable Dentistry generally recommend brushing for 3…

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The following article is reprinted from the Mouth Healthy e-newsletter of the American Dental Association. Your Bearable Dentistry dental team is a member of the ADA. There’s an epic battle between good and evil raging in your mouth right now, and there’s only one superhero who can save your teeth from cavities. It’s not a bird, and it’s…

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires all medical/dental records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient, significant rights to understand and control…

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Does your dental insurance benefit expire on December 31st? Many dental benefit plans renew on January first and unused benefits may be lost forever. Maybe your dental insurance is provided by your employer as part of your compensation package. Or, if you have an individual plan, you’re paying a monthly premium for that coverage. Either…

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We’ve know for some time that cigarette smoke is harmful to non-smokers too. A team of researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have linked secondhand smoke to increased dental decay in children. According to a study recently concluded in Japan, children living with smokers were more than twice as likely to develop dental caries (cavities) at 3-years…

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