Dental Problems From A Chipped Tooth

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If you’ve chipped a tooth, does it have to be fixed? Is a chipped tooth serious? While it may seem like just a minor cosmetic concern, a chipped tooth should never be ignored. If left untreated, it can cause dental problems ranging from cuts in your mouth to tooth loss.  Here’s everything you need to know about chipped teeth and … Read More

February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

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February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness of gum disease and gum health. At Cottonwood Dental, we’re committed to helping you prevent gum disease with regular checkups and cleanings and by educating our patients on how to prevent, recognize, and treat gum disease. So, in honor of National Gum Disease Awareness Month, here’s what you … Read More

Dental Implant Recovery: What to Expect After Dental Implant Surgery

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If you’re planning to get dental implants—replacement teeth surgically implanted into the jawbone—you likely have questions about what the dental implant recovery process is like. Here’s what you need to know.  Will I experience pain or other side effects after dental implants? While dental implant surgery is extremely safe, you may experience mild pain after the anesthesia wears off. Over-the-counter … Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

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Missing a tooth and wondering if dental implants may be right for you? Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we get in the office about this restorative procedure. How do dental implants work? Dental implants are replacement teeth, surgically implanted into the jawbone. First, artificial tooth roots, made from metal posts, are attached to your jaw. … Read More

How To Properly Use Mouthwash

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Adding a mouthwash or mouth rinsing step to your teeth cleaning routine is highly recommended by dentists in order to maintain clean teeth and healthy gums for years to come. Including this step in your routine will lead to overall better dental hygiene and will also help you fight bad breath! 3 Important Tips For Using Mouthwash In Your Dental … Read More

7 Tips on How to Strengthen Tooth Enamel

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We all want white, sparkling, straight teeth. But none of that matters if the foundation is weak. That’s why strong tooth enamel—the outer protective layer of teeth—is essential for a beautiful smile. Here are 7 tips to strengthen tooth enamel. Brush Properly (And Choose the Right Toothpaste) Learning how to strengthen enamel starts with your brushing routine. It’s important to … 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