You just ran out of toothpaste, and you’re searching the cabinet for more. You manage to find one last tube, but according to the box, it expired about a year ago. Should you throw it out, or can you still use it and save yourself a trip to the store? There are various kinds of at-home dental products, and while some have expiration dates, others do not; moreover, while the consequences of using expired dental products are generally not as dire as eating expired food, it still may not be in your best interest to do so. Here’s what you need to know about various oral hygiene items when deciding whether you should throw them out.
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June 18, 2019
May 13, 2019
It’s summer time! Now that your child is out of school, you can go on that family trip and have summer adventures together. No doubt, your child is excited to spend more time playing with friends, goofing off, splashing in the water, and doing all sorts of other fun activities. Well, mixed in with all that summer fun, you may want to consider taking your child to the dentist for one of their semiannual dental appointments. In this post, learn three reasons why now is a good time to get this necessary visit done. (more…)
April 7, 2019
Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Each day, 132 people in the US are diagnosed with oral cancer. While risk factors like smoking and tobacco use increase your chances, oral cancer can affect anyone, with a growing population of those in good health being affected. Dentists use oral cancer screenings to catch 84% of oral cancers early on, allowing for a much higher likelihood of a full recovery. Keep reading to learn about the importance of oral cancer screenings during this month of awareness.
March 20, 2019
It’s March—time for spring cleaning! While you’re reorganizing your closets and deep cleaning your rooms, don’t forget another important thing that needs your attention this spring—your mouth. Believe it or not, there are spaces in your mouth where plaque and food particles can accumulate and cause problems for your smile in the long term. By addressing plaque on a regular basis, you can dramatically improve your oral health in Denton. Here are some ways that you can ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy. (more…)
February 18, 2019
It’s February. Do you know what that means? February is about so much more than just celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time to spread awareness of the challenges children face in their dental health and ways to ensure your child keeps their pearly whites healthy and happy for years to come. You would do anything to protect your child, and that includes their mouth. (more…)
January 1, 2019
Did you know that each year, billions of dollars in insurance benefits are wasted? That’s because most dental insurance plans restart at the beginning of the year, wasting any unused dental dollars. If you have dental insurance benefits in Denton, your dentist has some easy ways you can get the most out of them. Keep reading to learn how to utilize all of your benefits for a healthy smile and full pocketbook in the new year.