Are Electric Toothbrushes Really More Efficient?

CWD-EditorOral Health

Numerous studies have reported that electric toothbrushes help provide better dental health. Some studies looked at the rotating and oscillating effect of electric toothbrushes, and others looked at powered brush heads that just move side to side and don’t rotate. While researchers haven’t found an electric toothbrush that works better than the other, electric toothbrushes do have an edge over … Read More

Don’t Become a Jack-o’-lantern! Stay Away from These Halloween Candies!

CWD EditorUncategorized

Trick-or-Treat is lots of fun for little ghosts and goblins, and we certainly don’t want to spoil that. But we also don’t want patients to need dental care appointments to address cavities. As such, Dr. G and the staff at Cottonwood Dental recommend avoiding sour candies o Halloween. These contain both sugar and acidic citrus, both of which can damage … Read More

What Causes a Cavity?

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures, Oral Health

Although cavities are relatively common, a lot needs to happen before they can begin forming on once healthy teeth. The minerals surrounding our teeth must first start to dissolve in a process known as demineralization. This process must continue all the way to the tooth itself before cavities can start to form. There are several different habits that can cause … 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 EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures, Pediatric Dentistry & Children, Uncategorized

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

Vaping & Dental Health

CWD EditorOral Health

You may think that vaping is a better choice for your teeth and gums because of the lack of tobacco, but you would be surprised how much of an effect vaping has on your dental health. Cottonwood Dental is here to help! Electronic cigarettes also referred to as “vaping” became a hot commodity in 2011-2012 in the United States. This … Read More

Different Whitening Techniques

CWD EditorCosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening

If you are a smoker or you drink a lot of coffee, tea, wine or soda, the thought of whitening your teeth has probably crossed your mind more than once.  Cottonwood Dental offers many options for whitening your teeth. Bleaching procedures can make your natural teeth five to seven times brighter and remove deep surface stains. But, first, determine if … Read More

How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

CWD EditorOral Health

We all know it’s important to see the dentist in order to maintain good oral health, but how often should we schedule our cleanings? Although it may seem like there’s one answer that applies to everyone, there is not. There are many factors that come in to play when evaluating how often you should visit the dentist. Cottonwood Dental recommends … Read More

Types of Fillings

CWD EditorImplant Dentistry, Oral Health, Uncategorized

When you’re suffering from a cavity, it’s important to get it checked! Fillings prevent pain and sensitivity and keep the cavity from expanding. If you have a cavity, Cottonwood Dental would be happy to help you! There are several options available for fillings, and each option has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here’s a quick overview of the types of … Read More

Does Botox for TMJ Work?

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TMJ, or temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder affects an estimated 10 million Americans! For those who suffer from pain or discomfort associated with this condition, any hope for relief is met with excitement. The jaw tension and headaches that result from TMJ can be unbearable for some. Cottonwood Dental is happy to provide a possible solution. We offer Botox treatment, … Read More