In the Best Interest of your Dental Health

Dental Insurance: The TRUTH

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Jan 25, 2019 1:51:20 PM

Q: “Will my dental insurance cover the dental work?”

is the most common question we get asked regarding dental insurance.

 

Most people think they know what dental insurance is, but in reality most people have many misconceptions about dental insurance. These misconceptions sometimes lead to misunderstandings with the dental insurance company, your employer or dental office.

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Thumb Sucking and Thumb Sucking Teeth

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 22, 2018 11:41:27 AM

Q: WHY DOES THUMB SUCKING OCCUR?

A: it's a natural process!

 

We are genetically programmed to have a sucking reflex, without it infants would not be able to breastfeed. Infants will instinctively suck anything placed in their mouth.

 

Infants quickly learn that sucking not only provides food, but it is also pleasant and comforting. As such most infants are involved in finger sucking, most commonly thumb sucking.

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Baby Teeth Order and Baby Teeth Chart

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 12, 2018 8:24:33 PM

STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR BABY’S TEETH ORDER!

STOP LOOKING AT BABY TEETHING CHARTS!

 

BABY TEETHING CHARTS show averages and ranges, this means that MOST kids’ teeth will  NOT follow the teething order of the chart that you are looking at!

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BABY TEETH: Important or Not?

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 5, 2018 6:42:39 PM

 

There are only two body parts that are DESIGNED to be lost:

  • the umbilical cord
  • baby teeth

Some people MISTAKENLY believe that because baby teeth are temporary, it means that they are not important. This belief can result in some horrific consequences such as early childhood tooth decay:

 

 

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Fluoride in Water, Fluoride Toothpaste, Fluoride Dangers...

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Nov 9, 2018 9:47:17 AM

Fluoride: Is it Good or is it Bad for us? Should I use it or avoid it?

 

If you Google “fluoride good” you will get about 21 million results.

If you Google “fluoride bad” you will get about 23 million results.

 

As a parent wanting to make the right choices for yourself and your family how do you make sense of this information overload and make smart choices about fluoride?

 

What follows is a guide to help you make the choice that is right for you. It is a summary of the 44 million pages indexed by Google written from the perspective of a concerned parent.

 

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Don’t Kill your Teething Baby with Poisonous Teething Remedies

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Oct 17, 2018 7:19:44 PM

Everything you need to know to help you and your teething baby all in one place written by expert dentists.

 

TEETHING BABY REMEDIES THAT KILL: Benzocaine and Teething Necklaces

 

BENZOCAINE CONTAINING PRODUCTS CAN KILL YOUR BABY!

 

BY FAR THE #1 MISTAKE a parent can do in trying to help their teething baby deal with teething pain is to use benzocaine containing products. Benzocaine can cause methemoglobinemia, which can be life threatening. 

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DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN: Preventing Dental Problems in Children

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Sep 28, 2018 9:28:20 AM

Everything you need to know to prevent dental problems in children in one place!

 

At every stage of a child’s life there are things that you can do to protect your kid's dental health. The information below is organized by age for easy reference.

 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” - Benjamin Franklin

 

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Dentist Office Near Me or Dentist Near Me?

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Sep 12, 2018 9:36:08 PM

Should you be Choosing a "Dentist Office Near Me" or "Dentist Near Me"?

 

Are you searching for a dentist office near me?

Almost everyone else is searching for a dentist near me!

 

For every 1 person that searches online for “dentist office near me” there are more than 10 people searching for “dentist near me”. So, should you be choosing a dental clinic near you or a dentist near you?

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Invest Time to Find a Dentist. It will save you time and money!

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Sep 5, 2018 8:22:15 PM

Firstly, it is critical to realize that different dentists are different. Most people do not realize this and find a dentist based solely on convenience, a dentist near me. This is a HUGE mistake.

 

It is human nature to be different. Just like in any other field ( medical doctor, lawyer, accountant, investment advisor, plumber, electrician, hockey player, baseball player…) most are average, some are below average, some are above average and a few are in the extremes: the best dentist or the worst dentist.

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Qualities of The Best Dentist: Knowledge, Skill and Excellence

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Aug 15, 2018 6:15:00 PM

YES, different dentists are different, it is human nature to be different.

The level of knowledge, skill and dedication to excellence a dentist has makes a big difference in:

  • the longevity of the dental work
  • experiencing problems during dental treatment
  • experiencing problems as a result of dental treatment

If you are looking for the best dentist learn how you can better judge a dentist's knowledge, skill and dedication to excellence. 

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