If you’re a parent, you know the feeling of watching your child accomplish major milestones in their development: you remember when they said their first word (hopefully it was your name!), when they first started to crawl (they were into everything!), and when they got their first teeth (oh, those long and sleepless nights!). The minute the first tooth breaks through the gum line, your baby ca [...]

When we’re at the dentist’s office, sometimes it can sound like they’re speaking a different language! Let’s brush up on some of the official terms for our pearly whites.  What most of us call our baby [...]

The Value of a Tooth

Posted on Oct 3rd 2016 by Robert Lewando, D.D.S.

The value of a tooth changes considerably as we mature. When we are children the value of a tooth is typically measured by how much the tooth fairy is willing to leave under our pillows. Many children work tirelessly to push, pull, and wiggle loose teeth out with the hope that they will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts.  In an interesting turn of event [...]

Dental insurance is an important tool to have in your health care tool box.  Without dental insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of preventive dental care can be very expensive.  Dental benefits offered within our BlueDental plans allow you to receive a cleaning and check-up every six months, which in turn could significantly reduce the need for fillings or other costly health procedures [...]

Florida Blue is committed to the communities it serves and the health of its members. That’s why we support a multifaceted approach to optimum oral care called Oral Health for Overall Health. Why Oral Health for Overall Health? Dental health can influence conditions such as diabetes, oral cancer, coronary artery disease (CAD [...]

Plaque Wars

Posted on Jun 24th 2016 by Robert Lewando, D.D.S.

You just brushed your teeth. Now what? Well, it is almost time to brush them again. Plaque is a term used to describe biofilm, a collection of bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. Once it is removed by brushing, flossing or using other oral health aids, the process starts anew. It is a never-ending battle to keep the bacterial levels in your mouth as low as possible to prevent thi [...]

Dental care has always been important in its own right.  Teeth are for eating, smiling, chewing, and allowing you to live life to the fullest.  You have one set of baby teeth, but when they are replaced by permanent ones, there are no others.  It is up to you to help maintain them for your whole life. That is why regular dental care is a necessary part of the solution to [...]