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 primary teeth as children and, by the time we reach adulthood, we have 32 permanent teeth. But it’s possible to have more—in a condition called hyperdontia.   What is Hyperdontia? Hyperdontia simply means that a person has extra teeth, or supernumerary teeth, in their mouth. Most commonly, we see extra permanent teeth in teens and adults, … 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

Many patients ask, can bad oral hygiene cause health problems? And the answer is yes! Research shows bad teeth and health issues are linked—and poor oral care can have serious consequences for the rest of the body.  Why? Well, without regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, bacteria can build up on teeth, triggering infection and inflammation in the mouth. This … Read More

Acid Reflux and Tooth Decay

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known as acid reflux, 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 between acid reflux and teeth, … 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