Life is expensive. You may have a car payment, a house payment, and a long list of utility bills — plus, you want to save money for retirement, car repairs, and vacations. It’s difficult to create a balanced budget that takes care of all your needs and at least some of your wants. In an attempt to save money, too many people let dental care fall by the wayside. They might feel that dental insurance is too expensive or that it isn’t really necessary get their teeth cleaned and examined regularly. Well, we can assure you that dental care is necessary, and thanks to your dentist in Bloomington, it’s also affordable.
Barco Family Dentistry Blog
January 20, 2018
January 16, 2018
Do you need a new dentist in Bloomington? There may be many reasons. Maybe your current dentist doesn’t make you feel at home when you visit them. Or, maybe they don’t meet all of your oral health needs.
Whatever the reason may be, our office is excited to announce that we’re rejuvenating our dental health reach by building a brand new reconstructed office for new and returning patients to call their dental home. Learn more about our new location here!
December 17, 2017
So you’ve been delaying your visit to your dentist for quite some time now. You just can’t seem to shake the phobia you have of taking a seat in the reclining chair under the circular lights, with your mouth open, revealing all of your past transgressions. But don’t fret. If you’re feeling this way, you’re definitely not alone. Studies show that 36% of people who haven’t seen a dentist attribute it to fear. But it’s a necessary process for maintaining optimum oral health, so your dentist in Bloomington has some tips to help you overcome your anxieties.
December 6, 2017
You’re happy to have two vibrant children who aren’t couch potatoes. They don’t just sit around the house playing video games. Instead, they love to go outside to run and play sports. You know how important it is for them to be active and build a healthy foundation for the rest of their lives. You also like the fact that being involved in team sports teaches them discipline and selflessness. What you’re not fond of, though, are the chances there are for injuries. What especially concerns you are those to the mouth. That’s why your dentist in Bloomington recommends having custom mouthguards made for your children. Learn more about their benefits.
November 22, 2017
You might have heard a lot about teeth whitening methods. Some people swear by natural DIY methods, while others refuse to whiten their teeth because they think it’s harmful to their enamel. All the ads you see on TV don’t alleviate the confusion — there is always a new product coming out that claims it offers the latest and greatest ingredients to bring some extra sparkle to your smile. How can you choose the teeth whitening method that is best? Your dentist in Bloomington is here to help!
October 14, 2017
Even when you brush your teeth thoroughly, it is impossible to remove all of the dental debris between your teeth—unless you floss! So each time you brush, it’s important to also floss. This will make your smile so much cleaner. Also, it will stimulate the gums, prevent plaque build-up, polish tooth surfaces, and reduce gum bleeding. Most importantly, flossing will prevent dreadful gum disease.
But does the type of floss matter? Absolutely! It just depends on your preferences based on your smile. Here’s a helpful guide to types of floss from your dentist in Bloomington.
September 10, 2017
What’s worth than having bad breath? Not only is it embarrassing, but it can also alienate the people around you. Instead of just popping mints all day, though, you should find out exactly what is causing your breath to be less than pleasant. Then, you’ll be in a better position to attack the problem at its root and get back to being the minty fresh you that your friends and coworkers miss. Your Bloomington dentist is here to explain some causes of bad breath that you may not have thought about before.
August 24, 2017
If you have been to Barco Family Dentistry recently, you have probably noticed that things are a bit different. To better serve our patients with the high-quality care they deserve, we are currently under construction. We are updating our office to feature the most advanced technology, education, and care to reflect that we are your most up-to-date dentist in Bloomington.
August 14, 2017
When it comes to your oral health, your dentist in Bloomington is equally as important as your toothbrush and floss when it comes to protecting your teeth and gums from damage. However, finding the perfect dental office can be a challenge. You need one who works with your insurance while holding the qualifications and experience that is necessary to promote your dental health. Thankfully, you can get the high-quality care you deserve while using your insurance benefits at Barco Family Dentistry.
June 12, 2017
When you visit your local store and it’s time to re-up on your dental hygiene materials, most people dread it. As soon as you turn the corner, anxiety hits you. It seems never ending! There’s simply no way to choose only one toothbrush and one toothpaste when the options are this overwhelming. Luckily, your dentist in Bloomington is here to help you tackle your next dental shopping debacle. If you plan on getting a new toothbrush, take a look at these tips!