What are Receding Gums? How to Treat & Prevent Gum Recession

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Gum recession happens when the gum tissue surrounding your teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth’s root. This allows gaps, or “pockets,” to form between your teeth and your gum line, where plaque and bacteria can collect. Left untreated, gum recession can cause cause bone and tooth loss.  Symptoms of Receding Gums Gum … Read More

Wisdom Tooth Removal: What to Expect & Aftercare

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Getting your wisdom teeth removed may not be at the top of your list if they’re not bothering you, but depending on how they’re positioned, they can cause problems for you and your mouth down the road. Wisdom Teeth Problems Sometimes wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth—grow in healthy, fully emerged, and positioned correctly. But … Read More

What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Choose?

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There’s no shortage of options when it comes to toothbrushes. We all want clean healthy teeth, but with so many different kinds of toothbrushes, how do you know which one to choose? Cottonwood Dental is here to help you determine the right toothbrush for your teeth. Bristles: Dr Giaquinto recommends a soft-bristled brush for removing plaque. Soft bristled brushes are gentler, … Read More

5 Things That Cause Bad Breath

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Bad breath can affect even the best of us at one time or another. But bad breath affects more than just your confidence, it can be an indicator of overall dental health. Here at Cottonwood Dental, we’ve compiled a list of 5 things that can cause bad breath, and what you can do about it. Strong foods and beverages. Foods … Read More