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Top 10 Common Causes for a Toothache

Top 10 Common Causes for a Toothache

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Toothaches can be a pain in the mouth to deal with. It can sometimes be hard to pinpoint the source of your dental discomfort, which is why we put together a list of the top 10 common causes for a toothache. As with any dental problem, it’s always a good idea to talk to the professionals before deciding on a diagnosis or treatment plan for your toothache. 10. Dental Alignments Retainers, braces, headgear, and other orthodontic alignment systems are one of the many causes for dental pain. Unfortunately, in most…

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6 Tips to Help You Floss Your Teeth for Lasting Results

6 Tips to Help You Floss Your Teeth for Lasting Results

By | Dental Health

Let’s be honest: everyone has lied about how much they floss their teeth. But did you know that food can get trapped between your teeth, leading to cavities, hot and cold sensitivity, and even gingivitis? Thankfully, there are some ways to floss your teeth like the pros! 1. Using Waterpik Waterpik is the latest in flossing technology. It’s easy to use and incredibly efficient. Waterpik sends a stream of pressurized water between your teeth to loosen stuck food and remove any plaque. It’s incredibly easy to use and much less…

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5 Oral Health Tips for a Happy Holiday

5 Oral Health Tips for a Happy Holiday

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday season comes around once every year, but if you aren’t careful it can cause serious problems for your oral health. The holiday season is full of potential dental dangers, from excess sugar and disrupted routines to packages that are better opened by kitchen scissors than your incisors! That is why it is important to take care of your oral health this holiday season. Lucky for you, we here at Crossland Dental Associates have five tips to make sure your holidays aren’t ho-hum because of dental problems. Sweets Aren’t…

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What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

By | Dental Health

If you have regular dental exams, your provider likely has x-rayed your teeth; this can help pinpoint a number of dental issues and concerns, but also is how your dentist evaluates your wisdom teeth. Not sure if you have wisdom teeth? Most adults do, though some may never even realize it. The real issue comes when there is a reason to remove the wisdom teeth, which may sound dreadful and daunting. Don’t worry; your dentist can explain the benefits of removing your wisdom teeth as well as the precise procedure…

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5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday brings Halloween treats, snacks, and candy into your home, generally via your kids’ spoils from trick-or-treating. Foster good oral care and healthy habits this year by helping curb your kids’ indulgence on sugary, sweet snacks. Work to keep a balance between prudent oral hygiene and seasonal splurges, like Halloween goodies. Five oral health tips to help your kids manage their Halloween treat haul are: Set some limits. Don’t deprive your kids of their Halloween treats, but set some limits. Always encourage them to stop snacking after their nighttime…

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What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Dental appliances are devices used by your dentist to help treat your dental problems. Ranging from braces and retainers to dental crowns and fillings, a dental appliance is any device that helps maintain your dental health, either long-term or short-term. Dental appliances can range from permanent fixtures to prosthetic or removable fixtures meant to help support, move, or even replace your teeth. These allow your teeth to work at full capacity while still remaining healthy, no matter the situation. Permanent Dental Appliances Permanent dental appliances include things like braces and…

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Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

Knowing Facts from Fiction: The Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Fluoride is a mineral substance that helps strengthen teeth and can help prevent dental decay, and is mostly found in our water supply and in our toothpaste.  Fluoride is added to the water supply of most urban and rural areas to help prevent dental decay and to help reduce dental care costs across the board. Unfortunately, when it comes to discussing fluoride’s health benefits, many myths pop up. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in phosphate rock, the same substance that we get phosphoric acid, a common ingredient in colas,…

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Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Brushing your teeth is an important aspect of oral hygiene and preserving your dental health. But many people don’t realize that there are a right way and a wrong way to do it. In many cases, improper teeth brushing can leave you at risk for a wide range of oral health issues, such as gingivitis, cavities, and tartar build up. When brushing your teeth, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. In almost every case, harder toothbrush bristles can cause damage to your gums and to the surface enamel of…

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Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

Sugar Isn’t the Only Danger to Your Teeth. Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

By | Dental Health

While an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the amount of acid found on your teeth after eating an apple may cause your dentist to be concerned. While most people are very aware of the potential dangers posed to your teeth by sugary snacks, healthy foods can sometimes deal as much damage to your teeth as that chocolate bar in your kitchen cabinet can. Fruits can oftentimes contain a large amount of natural acid, which in turn can damage the surface of your dental enamel. Other common beverages, such…

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Prevent Tooth Decay in Small Children with these Helpful Tips.

The Easter Bunny is Coming! Prevent Tooth Decay in Small Children with these Helpful Tips.

By | Dental Health

When it comes to caring for your children’s teeth, one of the biggest concerns for most parents is their child’s sugar consumption. With holidays like Easter on the horizon, many children are likely to be exposed to an influx of sugary foods. While sugary foods can be enjoyed in moderation, it is important to limit the amount of sugar consumed by your child in order to prevent cavities. Although cavities are not going to appear overnight due to one or two chocolate bunnies, it is important to keep up good…

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