What Causes a Cavity?

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

What Causes a Cavity? At Cottonwood Dental, we often get questions about what causes cavities and how to prevent them. Cavities result from tooth decay, which happens in several stages. The good news is that decay is largely preventable with good oral hygiene habits, regular dental visits, and a healthy diet. How Does Teeth Decay? Although cavities are relatively common, … Read More

When Do You Need A Root Canal?

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

An intense toothache could be the sign of poor dental health. However, it could also be the sign of an emergency. Tooth pain always has the potential to be related to nerve pain. If you believe that you are either experiencing nerve pain or tooth pain, a root canal may be needed. A root canal is needed when nerves connecting … Read More

Thumb sucking & Pacifiers: Self Soothing vs. Damaging

CWD EditorPediatric Dentistry & Children

Why do children suck their thumbs? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer because thumb sucking isn’t an issue for all children. At best, health experts can only speculate that the practice provides children with a sense of comfort because “babies have natural rooting and sucking reflexes, which can cause them to put their thumbs or fingers into their mouths — … Read More