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

Is Invisalign Right for You?

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If your teeth are slightly out of alignment, you may be self-conscious about smiling in front of people. At Cottonwood Dental we believe everyone deserves to look and feel their best when they smile. We understand though, that traditional braces are not for everything. This is why we are happy to offer Invisalign to our patients. Invisalign consists of transparent … Read More

Dental Habits That Can Harm Your Teeth

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While good oral hygiene habits do much to prevent damage to teeth, some may find that they still experience pain, sensitivity, or other problems. Brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting Dr. Giaquinto at Cottonwood Dental can help, but if you still have dental problems, some of these habits might be to blame: Clenching Your Teeth Clenching or grinding your teeth can … Read More

Sedation Dentistry

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Most people know that they should visit their dentist at least twice a year for routine cleanings and inspections of their teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy. However, some patients are so nervous about sitting in the dentist’s chair that they avoid making these crucial appointments. They might even avoid the dentist when they have an … Read More

Toothache Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

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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 have a tendency to ignore any tooth pain you experience. Cottonwood Dental wants you to know that there are several instances when you shouldn’t … Read More