Are Electric Toothbrushes Really More Efficient?

CWD-EditorOral Health

Numerous studies have reported that electric toothbrushes help provide better dental health. Some studies looked at the rotating and oscillating effect of electric toothbrushes, and others looked at powered brush heads that just move side to side and don’t rotate. While researchers haven’t found an electric toothbrush that works better than the other, electric toothbrushes do have an edge over … Read More

What Causes a Cavity?

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures, Oral Health

Although cavities are relatively common, a lot needs to happen before they can begin forming on once healthy teeth. The minerals surrounding our teeth must first start to dissolve in a process known as demineralization. This process must continue all the way to the tooth itself before cavities can start to form. There are several different habits that can cause … Read More

Vaping & Dental Health

CWD EditorOral Health

You may think that vaping is a better choice for your teeth and gums because of the lack of tobacco, but you would be surprised how much of an effect vaping has on your dental health. Cottonwood Dental is here to help! Electronic cigarettes also referred to as “vaping” became a hot commodity in 2011-2012 in the United States. This … 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, Oral Health, Uncategorized

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

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures, Oral Health

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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

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

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