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

CWD EditorImplant Dentistry

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 EditorPediatric 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

Oral Health for Seniors

CWD EditorOral Health

Oral health is important at all ages, but seniors especially should take care to maintain healthy teeth. Cottonwood Dental would like to bring attention to some common dental conditions that present challenges for older adults. Brushing and flossing twice daily is vital since older teeth are more susceptible to decay. The gum line and the area near fillings are more … Read More

Foods for Healthy Teeth

CWD EditorOral Health

Everyone knows that foods rich in sugar can lead to tooth decay, but did you know that certain healthy foods can actually strengthen your teeth and support healthy gums? Our staff at Cottonwood Dental has put together this list of foods that you can enjoy for a healthier mouth. Almonds: Almonds are full of calcium, which is great for your … Read More

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may experience pain or sensitivity from time to time. Perhaps a tooth will hurt when you bit or chew, maybe only when you bite a certain way or eat certain foods. If it’s not a constant ache like with a cavity or abscess, there’s a good chance this … Read More

Botox Treatment for TMJ Disorder

CWD EditorOral Health

An estimated 10 million Americans are affected by a temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, a group of conditions commonly referred to as TMJ disorder. These conditions can cause myofascial pain or discomfort, dislocated jaw, or even more serious injuries in some cases. At Cottonwood Dental, we know that the jaw tension and headache pain often associated with TMJ disorder can … Read More

Picking out a Toothbrush

CWD EditorOral Health

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

CWD EditorOral Health

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