Dental Care Resolutions for 2017

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

As we approach 2017, advice a new beginning, many people set noble goals of self-improvement – reading more, taking up a constructive hobby, working out more often, etc. Why not take this opportunity to reflect on your dental health as well? Here are four things the team at Cottonwood Dental suggests you can do to take better care of your … Read More

Dental Implants

CWD EditorImplant Dentistry

Improvements in dental care have given men, women, and children around the world a reason to smile. Modern dental procedures along with education have made improved oral health a reality. Instead of replacing missing teeth with dentures as in decades past, everyone is now able to smile with confidence well into their senior years. One of the most talked about … Read More

Dental Floss versus Water Flossers

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures, Oral Health

At Cottonwood Dental, flossing is a must if you want good oral health. Which method should you use: dental floss or a water flosser? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each. Dental Floss Pros: We’ve all heard commercials sing its praises. Dental floss is inexpensive. Dental floss helps you remove food debris from between your teeth … Read More

Prevention and Treatment for Periodontal Disease

CWD EditorOral Health

Periodontal disease is a serious issue that if left untreated, can actually destroy the jawbone. It’s a very common disease, with more than 3 million cases in the US every year. In serious cases, teeth must be extracted, but most cases aren’t quite that severe. The most common manifestation of the disease is mild inflammation in the gums. Taking precautionary … Read More

Sleep Apnea and Dental Devices to Treat it

CWD EditorNews

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that occurs when breathing abruptly stops and starts during sleep. This condition is one of the most prominent causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea makes it hard for a person to sleep well and this lack of restful sleep can seriously impact a person’s life in a negative way. Dental sleep apnea … Read More

Sugary Snacks vs. Healthy

CWD EditorOral Health

Regardless of what you eat, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent cavities and disease. However, some foods do more damage than others. The typical American diet exceeds the recommended sugar intake level, and this can wreak havoc on the teeth. The mouth is host to hundreds of bacteria, good and bad. Good bacteria can keep your breath … Read More

Heart Healthy Recipes

CWD EditorOral Health

Scientists have discovered a link between gum health and heart health. People with healthy gums usually have lower rates of heart disease. While research has connected gum disease to heart disease, it is not clear why they are intertwined. Even though we don’t know why healthy gums and heart health are related, we do know that you can improve your … Read More

Teeth Whitening for Special Events

CWD EditorCosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening

It’s officially fall, which means family photos and holiday parties are coming up! The best way to get camera ready is to make sure you have a movie star smile! The teeth whitening dentists at Cottonwood Dental offer treatments to remove unattractive discolorations. Smoking, Foods and Beverages Can Discolor Teeth Stains and discolorations can be caused by a variety of … Read More

The Perks of Invisalign

CWD EditorCosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening

You want straighter teeth as an adult but you don’t want to wear metal braces. That’s okay! Cottonwood Dental offers Invisalign. Invisalign has distinct advantages over traditional braces. Invisalign molds are virtually invisible, doctor they’re smooth and comfortable, ask and they’re removable for easy brushing and flossing. Beyond the obvious cosmetic benefits of straighter teeth, having straight teeth can make … Read More