Sleep Apnea and Dental Devices to Treat it

CWD EditorNews

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that occurs when breathing abruptly stops and starts during sleep. This condition is one of the most prominent causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea makes it hard for a person to sleep well and this lack of restful sleep can seriously impact a person’s life in a negative way. Dental sleep apnea … Read More

Electric VS. Manual Toothbrushes

CWD EditorNews, Oral Health

Since its rise in popularity in the 1990s, hospital more and more people have opted to use an electric toothbrush as opposed to a traditional, manual one. At Cottonwood Dental our patients frequently ask us, “so, which is better, an electric or manual toothbrush?” What our patients don’t realize is that that question is more complicated than it seems! Both … Read More

The Real Story on Coffee and Dental Health

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Coffee supplies large numbers of Americans with much needed caffeine and beneficial antioxidants as well as a much needed excuse to sit down and enjoy one another’s company. But the beverage is often demonized for its effect on teeth. The staff of Cottonwood Dental love their cup of morning brew… or afternoon brew… or evening brew… just as much as … Read More

The Dangers of Periodontal Disease

CWD EditorNews, Oral Health

Nearly 75% of all Americans have some form of periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. This pervasive problem for our population is caused by inflammation of the gums due to infrequent or inadequate dental hygiene. Gum disease is important to identify and treat quickly due to increasing and overwhelming evidence that it is linked to other, more serious conditions, … Read More