Blog posts by Dr. King's Family Dentistry

With virtually everyone ( 99.7%) of the population believing that a smile is an important social asset, it’s no surprise that demand for cosmetic dental procedures is increasing so rapidly. The most common cosmetic procedures include braces and Invisalign. These are important not only for their cosmetic benefits but also to make sure you have no bite issues. Before you visit the dentist, it’s a good idea to be informed about both of these treatment approaches so you can discuss their pros and cons. In this blog, we’re going to talk about all you need to know. The Difference in Mechanism Invis... read more

An essential part of keeping your teeth clean and healthy is to clean between the teeth. This removes the plaque or else it can turn into tartar, which is even more challenging to get rid of. Hence, the emphasis by dentists on having a more regular flossing routine. But let’s be honest. How many of us remember to floss twice a day? Almost thirty percent of Americans have admitted that floss daily whereas a little over thirty-two percent have reported that they never floss. If you are someone who falls in the latter category, then these alternates to flossing are going to be very useful to you... read more

Most of us only take dental visits seriously when we start experiencing tooth pain, and some of us put it off even then. The most common characteristics of tooth pain are a throbbing ache in your gums, teeth, or even your ears. You can also get a fever or experience swelling in your gums or your mouth along with a lingering dull ache. Tooth pain can cause hindrance in your daily activities because it can be challenging to eat. Your teeth might become extra sensitive to touch or even to sweet things. Your mouth might start smelling bad, and an uncharacteristic redness or pus may also begin to ... read more

Dental coverage in America is an untapped market. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), only 51.3% of children below the age of 18 and 59% of adults have private dental health benefits. While a majority of the population has dental insurance through Medicaid, not all dentists accept Medicaid insurance. In fact, only 38% of dentists accept Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It can get confusing to choose from the various dental plans available. In this blog, we’re going to talk about the various plans offered in the U.S. Insurance vs. Benefits There’s a diffe... read more

Before we begin, we have to warn you; this list will contain some crowd-favorite foods, the inclusion of which will surely elicit a groan! Most of the foods on this list are spicy and delicious and easy-to-access. They offer a sudden burst of energy for a short amount of time. They’re also affordable to boot. On the other hand, others are on the list because they’re essentially sugar on a stick. Either way, it’s a proven fact that all of the foods listed below can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums! List of Bad Food for Oral Health Citrus drinks and fruit drinks Coffee Sweet, sticky foods lik... read more