How Often Should You Brush?

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It should come as no surprise that regularly brushing your teeth is an essential part of a healthy dental routine. But how often should you brush your teeth? After every meal? What about after snacking? At Cottonwood Dental, patients frequently ask us about this topic, so we thought we’d take a moment to go over the basics. Toothbrush Basics Take … Read More

Is Invisalign Right for You?

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If your teeth are slightly out of alignment, you may be self-conscious about smiling in front of people. At Cottonwood Dental we believe everyone deserves to look and feel their best when they smile. We understand though, that traditional braces are not for everything. This is why we are happy to offer Invisalign to our patients. Invisalign consists of transparent … Read More

Dental Habits That Can Harm Your Teeth

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While good oral hygiene habits do much to prevent damage to teeth, some may find that they still experience pain, sensitivity, or other problems. Brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting Dr. Giaquinto at Cottonwood Dental can help, but if you still have dental problems, some of these habits might be to blame: Clenching Your Teeth Clenching or grinding your teeth can … Read More

Sedation Dentistry

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Most people know that they should visit their dentist at least twice a year for routine cleanings and inspections of their teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy. However, some patients are so nervous about sitting in the dentist’s chair that they avoid making these crucial appointments. They might even avoid the dentist when they have an … Read More

Toothache Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Ever catch yourself wondering, “Why is my tooth hurting?” Then write it off as nothing until the pain returns again and again?  While brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly provide a solid foundation for good oral health, they don’t make you immune to an occasional toothache. If you already take good care of your teeth and mouth, you might … Read More

When Should Your Child First See a Dentist?

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Just like your child’s first day of kindergarten, your child’s first visit to the dentist is a rite of passage. If you’re like most parents though, you may not be sure when to schedule that first appointment for your child at Cottonwood Dental. How soon is too soon? It might surprise you to learn that you should make an appointment … Read More

Easy Ways to Fix or Prevent Discolored Teeth

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A beautiful smile starts with healthy white teeth, but sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, they can become slightly discolored. In addition to visiting Cottonwood Dental for checkups and cleanings regularly, there are other, easy ways to prevent the discoloration that might occur on your teeth. Watch What You Drink You already know that what you eat … Read More

Soda’s Effect on Your Teeth

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The average American drinks about two cans of sugary sodas each day, either the diet or regular variety. Regardless of its real sugar or sugar substitute content, your dental professional will advise you to stay away from the stuff—whether you call it a soda, pop, a coke, or a soft drink. Regular sodas can include as much as 9 teaspoons … Read More

Reasons a Permanent Tooth May Be Loose

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Reasons a Permanent Tooth May Be Loose As an adult, the realization that one or more of your permanent teeth feel loose can be disturbing—and painful. What causes a permanent tooth to loosen, and what should you do about it? Common reasons that adult permanent teeth can loosen include gum disease, an injury, or teeth grinding, usually something that occurs … Read More

Three Surprising Causes of Tooth Pain

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What causes tooth pain? At Cottonwood Dental, most patients who complain about tooth pain can trace its origins back to oral health issues such as cavities and receding gums. However, there is a small segment of the population whose pain is not as easy to track down. Below are some unexpected toothache causes that aren’t directly related to the mouth. … Read More