Looking for a New Toothbrush?

Sep 30th, 2012
Easton Dentists Mar 1st, 2017

Dental hygiene can seem an ongoing chore.  There are times when the daunting task of never ending tooth care can feel more like forever climbing a peakless mountain.  Certainly, brushing your teeth does is not as dramatic as a Hollywood thriller all the time but it can seem a nuisance nonetheless.  Easton Dentists know your pain but instead of resting on their laurels and sitting contentedly behind their own pearly whites, they are here to help you.  They are here to make tooth care a little more bearable and, hopefully, a little bit easier on your wallet.

Every week, it seems, companies roll out a new toothbrush that has all the bells and whistles that will make your teeth so white they’ll glow in the dark and your breath so fresh people will fall in love with you when you speak to them.  Easton Dentists haven’t yet found a toothbrush to do all that but they have found one that they think works pretty well.  The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is about as a good a toothbrush as there is on the market today.

As electric toothbrushes are a relatively new arrival in the consumer market, it is entirely possible that you have never used one but have stuck to the old standard of a manual toothbrush.  Manual toothbrushes have worked for generations so why change now?  Both a manual toothbrush and a Sonicare DiamondClean will clean your teeth; it’s just that a Sonicare DiamondClean will do it so much better.  A manual toothbrush works only as fast as you do.  With as much effort as humanly possible, you may be able to attain one to two hundred brush strokes per minute.  With a Sonicare DiamondClean or most other sonic toothbrushes, you’re looking at upwards of 31,000 brush strokes per minute.

What separates the Sonicare DiamondClean from other electric and sonic toothbrushes is the detail Philips put into it.  There are five cleaning modes designed to tailor the toothbrush to your specific needs.  Clean mode works to give a general brushing experience.  Polish mode is designed to make your teeth shine.  White mode lifts stains.  Gum Care mode focuses primarily on the health of your gums and Sensitive mode is perfect for people who need a gentler cleaning.  Additionally, the USB charger makes it easy to travel with the brush.

If you are in the market for a new toothbrush, Easton Dentists have already done the research for you and they highly recommend the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean.

Use your Dental Care Insurance by the End of the Year

Sep 25th, 2012
Easton Dentists Mar 1st, 2017

As 2012 winds down there are many things to prepare for.  Before you know it, all your Halloween candy will be long gone, your Thanksgiving turkey will be little more than a fond memory, the Holiday Season will have passed, your New Year’s resolution will be giving you trouble, and your dental care insurance will have gone another year without being used to its fullest.

Most dental care insurance plans’ yearly maximum coverage expires on the first of the year making you start from scratch when you finally decide to get the annoyingly painful toothache taken care of.  If you set your dental appointment now, you’ll get all your tooth-related needs taken care of before the end of the year, which, in turn, will give you a clean slate in 2013 should any unexpected dental problems arise.  You have already paid for your insurance; you may as well get the most use out of it.

In addition to the money you could be saving by making an appointment before the end of the year, think of the pain you could be saving yourself from.  Dental problems, like just about every other kind of problem, only get worse when left untreated.  A sore tooth today could lead all kinds of issues down the road.  Waiting to get a dental problem taken care of has never been better than actually taking care of a dental problem.  Don’t let a general apathy toward going to the dentist get in the way of your overall health.

While often overused, the phrase ‘use it or lose it’ really comes into play when talking about your dental insurance deductible.  If you don’t take full advantage of your dental care insurance this year, you can’t take it with you into next year.  Use your insurance and your teeth and wallet will thank you.

If you aren’t absolutely positive where you stand with your insurance or how much your deductible is, call your dentist.  They’ll be more than happy to work with you to make sure you and your teeth stay in good health.