Different Types of Gum Disease

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Gingivitis (or gum disease) that remains untreated can progress into periodontitis and will eventually cause tooth loss and additional health problems which is why prevention is crucial. Gingivitis is the most tempered kind of periodontal disease. It leads to the gums becoming swollen, red and bleeding easily. There’s typically little or no feelings of discomfort at this degree. Gingivitis is … Read More

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

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So, you’re under a lot of stress lately. You notice your teeth are gradually wearing down. It is likely that you are grinding your teeth at night – or inadvertently during the day. Most people will wake up with jaw pain due to constant movement from bruxism. Bruxism, or tooth grinding, shows apparent damage to teeth. Most likely the rounded … Read More

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really More Efficient?

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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

More Low-Sugar Dessert Recipes

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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

Dental Anatomy 101

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Even though they are the hardest substance in the human body, your teeth need proper care if they are to stay strong. The tooth’s hard exterior protects a sensitive nerve-filled center that can be extremely painful if exposed. Before you visit Cottonwood Dental dentist for a routine cleaning or procedure, you will get more out of your time in the … Read More

Three Surprising Causes of Tooth Pain

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At Cottonwood Dental, most patients who complain about tooth pain can trace its origins back to oral issues such as cavities and receding gums. There is a small segment of the population though, whose pain is not as easy to track down. Below are some unexpected causes of tooth pain that isn’t directly related to the mouth. Diabetes Diabetes that … Read More

Tooth Implants

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Regular brushing, flossing and checkups can help many of us to maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime, but sometimes, our teeth just can’t keep up. No matter how well you care for your teeth, injury or disease can cause tooth loss. If that happens, Cottonwood Dental has a solution that can rejuvenate your smile and your oral health – dental … 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

Water and Dental Health

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Water and Dental Health

Drinking enough water has so many health benefits, from balancing body fluids and energizing muscles to maintaining a healthy complexion, but did you know that water is great for your dental health? Here are some ways drinking water keeps your teeth healthy, and why Cottonwood Dental recommends you drink enough water! Drinking juice, soda or sports drinks may quench your … Read More

How Smiling Effects Your Health

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People spend thousands of dollars on herbal supplements, vitamins, medicine, health foods, gym memberships, and doctor’s visits, all in search of a healthier version of themselves. While one diet or exercise routine may work for one person, there’s no guarantee it’ll provide the same results for another. There is one thing though, that doesn’t cost any money and has been … Read More