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

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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No matter how well you care for your teeth, injury or disease can cause tooth loss. In fact, by age 50, most Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth). But there’s no need to go through life without a smile you love! If you’re looking to boost your confidence and want the feeling of a full … Read More

What is a Core Build Up?

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So you need a core build up. What is that exactly? Here’s a quick look at this restorative dental procedure. Everything You Need to Know About Post and Core Build-ups A core build up (also called a crown build up or dental build up) is used to restore a missing portion of a tooth, either caused by a fracture or … Read More

Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

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When you’re pregnant, there’s so much to think about. After all, you’re suddenly responsible for not just yourself, but also your growing baby. So we know you might be wondering: Are dental x-rays safe while pregnant? Why might a dentist recommend an x-ray during pregnancy—and how can you protect yourself from unnecessary radiation?  Let’s get to the bottom of these … Read More

COVID-19 Update from Cottonwood Dental

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Dear patients, family, and friends of Cottonwood Dental, Of all the crowded public places to avoid and fear, Dr. Giaquinto’s dental office is one of the few places you do NOT HAVE TO FEAR and we hope that is a relief. We have always taken pride in our procedures to keep the office clean and safe and have always stringently followed … Read More

Veneers or Crowns: Which is Right for Me?

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When you have a chipped or broken tooth, you want to get it taken care of as soon as possible. But which option is better for you: a crown or veneer? Here’s a look at the difference between veneers and crowns, and the pros and cons of each. The Difference Between Veneers and Crowns What is the difference between a … Read More

How to Know if Your Wisdom Teeth are Coming in?

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Sometimes wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth—grow in healthy, fully emerged, and positioned correctly. But in many cases, wisdom teeth can be troublemakers, causing issues like pain, redness, and swelling.  So how can you tell if your wisdom teeth are coming in? Read on for a few common signs and symptoms. Signs Your Wisdom Teeth … Read More

Tips on How to Remove Plaque From Teeth

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Plaque is inevitable, but with a good oral hygiene routine you can protect your smile. Read on to discover exactly what plaque is and how to get plaque off teeth. What is Plaque?  When the bacteria in your mouth interact with sugars and starches, they create a sticky, colorless film called plaque, which forms on your teeth and along the … Read More

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month! Every February the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and developing good habits at an early age.  At Cottonwood Dental, we’re committed to helping children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. So let’s celebrate National Children’s … Read More