Oral Health for Seniors

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Oral health is important at all ages, but seniors especially should take care to maintain healthy teeth. Cottonwood Dental would like to bring attention to some common dental conditions that present challenges for older adults. Brushing and flossing twice daily is vital, since older teeth are more susceptible to decay. The gum line and the area near fillings are more … Read More

Foods for Healthy Teeth

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Everyone knows that foods rich in sugar can lead to tooth decay, but did you know that certain healthy foods can actually strengthen your teeth and support healthy gums? Our staff at Cottonwood Dental has put together this list of foods that you can enjoy for a healthier mouth. Almonds: Almonds are full of calcium, which is great for your … Read More

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

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Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may experience pain or sensitivity from time to time. Perhaps a tooth will hurt when you bit or chew, maybe only when you bite a certain way, or eat certain foods. If it’s not a constant ache, like with a cavity or abscess, there’s a good chance this … Read More

Botox Treatment for TMJ Disorder

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An estimated 10 million Americans are affected by a temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, a group of conditions commonly referred to as TMJ disorder. These conditions can cause myofascial pain or discomfort, dislocated jaw, or even more serious injuries in some cases. At Cottonwood Dental, we know that the jaw tension and headache pain often associated with TMJ disorder can … Read More

Picking out a Toothbrush

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Are you overwhelmed by all the choices available to you in the dental supplies aisle? At Cottonwood Dental, we frequently get questions from patients who want to know what to look for when buying a new toothbrush. Picking the Ideal Disposable Toothbrush The familiar disposable toothbrush with nylon bristles that we use today was invented in the late 1930s, according … Read More

Valentine’s Day Candy Aftermath: A Reminder to Get Your Teeth Cleaned

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While Cupid was shooting arrows on Valentine’s Day this February 14, countless couples were unwrapping gifts of candy to enjoy. The team at Cottonwood Dental sympathizes if you are among the individuals who overindulged in sweet treats this year. After you’ve tossed out the empty chocolate boxes though, remember to look for an empty spot in your calendar to make … Read More

Dental Anatomy 101

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Even though they are the hardest substance in the human body, your teeth need proper care if they are to stay strong. The tooth’s hard exterior protects a sensitive nerve-filled center that can be extremely painful if exposed. Before you visit Cottonwood Dental dentist for a routine cleaning or procedure, you will get more out of your time in the … Read More

The Link Between Oral Health and Alzheimer’s

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At Cottonwood Dental, we know how oral health can affect your overall health, which is why we encourage our patients to take the best care of their teeth. Poor oral hygiene is linked to a number of health problems, and according to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s could be one of them! This may come as … Read More

Nutrients for Your Teeth and Gums

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Just like any other part of your body, your teeth and gums need proper nutrition to stay healthy. Here’s a look at nutrients that are especially good for your teeth. Cottonwood Dental recommends adding foods with these nutrients to your grocery list, and you’ll be on your way to preventing cavities and gum disease! Vitamin D Vitamin D assists your … Read More

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