In a word, yes. Flossing is very important. What is the first thing we hear when we visit our dentist and/or dental hygienist? “Have you been flossing?” If flossing is part of your daily dental hygiene routine, that’s great. If not, here are some strong reasons why you should include flossing your teeth in your […]
Systemic good health begins in our mouths, and the well-being of their patients is the strongest reason dentists advise sound dental hygiene practices in tandem with scheduled professional visits. Since childhood, we’ve been taught to brush our teeth after every meal; but should we really? According to the American Dental Association (ADA) it’s actually best […]
If you used Key Dental’s convenient “Find a Dentist” tool right on our site and have scheduled an appointment with a new dentist or specialist, you may want to ask a few key questions during your first visit. Rest assured, the question as to whether your new practitioner is highly qualified is a resounding YES, as Key Dental pre-screens all of its providers. So what’s left to ask your dentist?
Believe it or not, affordable dental plans are right within your reach! Spending less for dental services does not mean accepting cut-rate care. In fact, it’s top quality with Key’s affordable dental plans, delivering significant dental health savings on nearly every dental procedure, including specialist services from Oral Surgeons, Orthodontists, Periodontists, Pedodontists, Endodontists, or Prosthodontists.
Tooth enamel is the tough outer shell that protects the surface of each tooth. Acidic drinks, such as wine, fruit drinks, coffee and soda, can erode and stain the enamel on your teeth, so to preserve its integrity, it’s important to try to limit these beverages or drink them through a straw, avoiding direct contact with the teeth.
Untreated tartar and plaque can create a domino effect of dental health problems, such as periodontal disease and tooth loss. Unsightly plaque is bacteria that adheres to the surface of the teeth, and while brushing or flossing can get help remove it, without regular cleanings it can develop into tartar. Hardened tartar must be scaled off by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Quality dental care shouldn’t depend upon whether or not your employer or organization provides insurance. Fortunately, Key Discount Dental Plan provides large and small families with access to a broad selection of regular dentists and dental specialists, offering quality services at significant savings.
Moderate to severe pain in the mouth, cheek, face, jaw, face or neck can be debilitating and bring your day to a screeching halt. Depending on severity, pain may indicate a more serious dental problem. If you’ve experienced any of the below symptoms, you may require immediate dental care and attention. See a dentist right away to help save a tooth or prevent a larger issue from surfacing!
A healthy diet not only keeps you feeling good on the inside and looking great on the outside, it can help strengthen teeth and gums, whiten teeth, help build enamel, and kill tooth-decay causing bacteria in your mouth.
Stained, discolored teeth can worsen with age. To brighten your smile and help rid grey and yellow stains on a tooth’s surface, perhaps you’ve turned to whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, over-the-counter whitening kits and do-it-yourself strips. But did you know that you can help improve stains with food and drink that naturally whitens teeth?