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

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?

CWD EditorOral Health

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

Hyperdontia: Why Do Some People Have Extra Teeth?

CWD EditorOral Health

Most of us have 20 teeth as children and by the time we reach adulthood we have 32. However, some people have extra teeth or supernumerary teeth. This is called Hyperdontia and it affects between 1% and 4% of the population. So why do some people have these extra teeth? It’s not entirely clear why hyperdontia affects some, but it … Read More

Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

CWD EditorCosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening

At Cottonwood Dental, we get a lot of patients who want to whiten their smile. No matter how well they brush and floss, some people can’t seem to achieve whiter teeth. Luckily, there are some easy ways to achieve whiter teeth naturally. Sometimes, yellow, beige or brown teeth are a result of habits. If you want whiter teeth but are … Read More

More Low-Sugar Dessert Recipes

CWD EditorOral Health

Low Sugar

Everyone knows that for healthier teeth they need to brush and floss regularly and avoid excess sugar. But even if you have a good dental care routine, it can be a challenge to control your sweet tooth! At Cottonwood Dental, we know that healthy teeth are important, but it’s important to be happy too! You can satisfy your sugar cravings … Read More

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

sensitivity

Ever bite into a popsicle or take a sip of hot coffee, only to be met with excruciating tooth pain? Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, at least as many as 40 million adults in the United States suffer from it. While sensitive teeth never completely disappear, symptoms can be treated. Cottonwood Dental has put together this list of simple … Read More

Common Causes of Gum Disease

CWD EditorOral Health

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues around your teeth. Gum disease affects almost 50% of American adults according to the Center for Disease Control. (https://www.perio.org/consumer/cdc-study.htm) Since this problem is so common, you may be wondering how you can avoid it. Cottonwood Dental has put together this list of some of the most common causes of … Read More

Health Issues Caused by Bad Oral Hygiene

CWD EditorOral Health

Poor oral health can have serious consequences for the rest of the body. Bacteria from the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause problems wherever it spreads. At Cottonwood Dental, we’re concerned about your overall health and well-being, not just your teeth! Here are just a few health issues that can be caused by bad oral hygiene. Diabetes. Those … Read More