Smiles Are Contagious!

Smiles are Contagious! Let’s do a quick experiment right now!  Look across the room and catch someone’s eye.  Now smile at that person.  Did they smile back?  We’re guessing that they did.  Smiles are pretty amazing that way! Happiness (expressed through your smile) is contagious Smiles spread more than frowns.  Positive vibes move more quickly… Read more »

Why Doesn’t My Dental Insurance Pay For This?

Dental insurance benefits can cause a great deal of frustration for dental patients. Some of the confusing components of dental insurance are explained below. UCR (Usual, Customary, Reasonable) Usual, customary and reasonable charges (UCR) are the maximum amounts that will be covered by the plan.  Although these terms make it sounds like a UCR charge… Read more »

Insurance, How Dental Plans Work

If your employer offers dental insurance, consider yourself fortunate. This benefit works like a valuable “coupon” that can greatly reduce the costs of dental care. However, no dental benefit plan is set up to cover all of your costs. To avoid surprises on your dental bill, it is important to understand what your insurance will… Read more »

Do Your Gums Bleed While Brushing or Flossing?

Have you ever noticed bleeding during brushing or flossing? Most people we ask answer with a “yes.” But did you know that it’s not normal, healthy or okay for your gums to bleed? If you were to wash your hands, and your finger nails started to spontaneously bleed, you probably wouldn’t think that was normal… Read more »

Ways to Avoid Dental Anxiety in Your Child

Ways to avoid dental anxiety in your child include early exposure, proper timing, good example, and positive experiences.  Children often find dental visits traumatic, which may trigger serious dental anxiety at a later age.  It’s hard to manage sever dental phobias if not addressed properly at an early stage.  You have the duty, as a… Read more »

Oral DNA

Have you ever heard of testing your saliva?  With new technology evolving in dentistry, we can now test specifically for certain types of cancer, disease-causing bacteria, and the specific gene that predisposes you to periodontal disease. At Corson Dentistry, we offer a new DNA test that helps us treat periodontal disease more predictably.  The test… Read more »

Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

When it comes to the care of your teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques do make a difference in the health of your mouth.  Establishing a daily oral care routine should not be difficult. Types of Toothbrushes: Toothbrushes come in a variety of sizes and bristle styles.  Here are some tips to help you choose. -The ends… Read more »

Whitening Systems

1. Crest Whitening Strips may work okay for you, but they are relatively weak, do not whiten all of your teeth, and may leave a line where the strip doesn’t cover the entire tooth.   2. The 1 hour in-office systems marketed have a greater chance of success on those people in the range of… Read more »