Hyperdontia: Why Do Some People Have Extra Teeth?

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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

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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

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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, Oral Health


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

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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

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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

Acid Reflux and Tooth Decay

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or more commonly known as acid reflux disease, is a very common problem, affecting millions of Americans. Its symptoms include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and a bitter taste in one’s mouth. As if these symptoms weren’t bad enough, acid reflux disease has also been linked to tooth decay. Here’s a look at the connection, and how Cottonwood … Read More

Pregnancy’s Effect on Gums

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

Pregnancy brings with it a number of symptoms, from cravings and nausea to fatigue and mood swings. While it varies from person to person, swollen, sensitive and bleeding gums are commonly reported by pregnant women. Why does this happen? What can you do about it? The experts at Cottonwood Dental are here to explain! Sensitive, bleeding gums are typically associated … Read More

Lost a Tooth? Maybe an Implant Is Right for You

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If you have lost a tooth as an adult, whether as a result of disease, an automotive accident or a sports injury, you might feel shy about smiling. Cottonwood Dental understands your situation. You should know that patients who are looking to boost their confidence and want the feeling of a full set of teeth are often candidates for getting … Read More

Why do Children Lose Their Teeth?

CWD EditorOral Health, Pediatric Dentistry & Children

Have you ever wondered why babies grow teeth, only to lose them just a few years later? Typically, around the age of six or seven, a child will start to lose their “baby teeth” or deciduous teeth. The lost tooth is quickly replaced by a permanent tooth. Why does this process occur? The experts at Cottonwood Dental take a deeper … Read More