Posts Tagged: dentist
Gum disease: More serious that you might think
Did you know an estimated 85 percent of Americans have varying degrees of gum disease? That’s 274 million people whose gums need some TLC!
DIY Halloween costumes sure to make you smile
If you’ve seen one vampire or princess costume, you’ve seen ‘em all. This year, help your child (or yourself) stand out from the crowd with a DIY oral health-themed costume.
Avoid surprises – get a pre-treatment estimate!
It’s a season of surprises, but that doesn’t mean your dental bill should catch you off guard! Before you have a dental procedure or treatment, ask your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate to Delta Dental.
Tips for choosing the dentist that’s right for you
Whether you’ve moved to a new city, switched insurance providers, or are just looking for a new dentist, it can feel tricky to know where to start.
Oral health reads for your bookworm
Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!).
Should my teenager have their wisdom teeth removed?
Your family dentist recommends that your teenager sees an oral surgeon for removal of their wisdom teeth. But what if they aren’t experiencing any pain or problems with them right now?
Planning ahead: Schedule back-to-school dental appointments today
Before you abandon notebooks and No. 2 pencils for swimsuits and sunglasses, check this one back-to-school item off your to-do list: Get your kids’ dental appointments scheduled for the summer.
Tools of the dental trade
Just like an engineer or a seamstress, dentists have a host of tools that help them do their jobs. Though these instruments are designed to make dental work efficient, they can look a little intimidating to patients - especially patients who experience dental anxiety.
America’s first African-American dentist: Robert Tanner Freeman
Freeman was born to former slaves in 1846 in Washington, DC. At a young age, Freeman became an apprentice to local dentist Henry Bliss Noble. When he was old enough, Noble encouraged Freeman to apply to colleges to become a fully trained and certified dentist.