Common Causes of Gum Disease

CWD EditorOral Health

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues around your teeth. Gum disease affects almost 50% of American adults according to the Center for Disease Control. (https://www.perio.org/consumer/cdc-study.htm) Since this problem is so common, you may be wondering how you can avoid it. Cottonwood Dental has put together this list of some of the most common causes of … Read More

Health Issues Caused by Bad Oral Hygiene

CWD EditorOral Health

Many patients ask, can bad oral hygiene cause health problems? And the answer is yes! Research shows bad teeth and health issues are linked—and poor oral care can have serious consequences for the rest of the body.  Why? Well, without regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, bacteria can build up on teeth, triggering infection and inflammation in the mouth. This … Read More

Acid Reflux and Tooth Decay

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known as acid reflux, is a very common problem, affecting millions of Americans. Its symptoms include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and a bitter taste in one’s mouth. As if these symptoms weren’t bad enough, acid reflux disease has also been linked to tooth decay. Here’s a look at the connection between acid reflux and teeth, … Read More