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

Poor oral health can have serious consequences for the rest of the body. Bacteria from the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause problems wherever it spreads. At Cottonwood Dental, we’re concerned about your overall health and well-being, not just your teeth! Here are just a few health issues that can be caused by bad oral hygiene. Diabetes. Those … Read More

Acid Reflux and Tooth Decay

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or more commonly known as acid reflux disease, 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, and how Cottonwood … Read More