When it comes to straightening your smile, you may opt for a solution that is more discreet and keeps others in the dark about your current dental work. By choosing clear aligners, you can certainly achieve a more pleasing appearance, but did you know there are additional benefits of Invisalign in Castle Rock? A local dentist explains what other advantages you can expect while undergoing this subtle form of orthodontic treatment.(more…)
Cowlitz River Dental Blog
December 15, 2020
October 10, 2020
Dental anxiety is a real problem for many individuals. The idea of undergoing any type of treatment, no matter if it is a regular dental checkup and cleaning or a more invasive root canal, causes many patients to cancel, reschedule, or even give up on receiving valuable dental care. As a result, these missed visits lead to extensive and often costly procedures in an attempt to save a patient’s smile. If you are one of the many who are eager to find any reason not to visit the dentist’s office, take a few moments to read the following article. Here you will discover 5 helpful ways you can overcome your fear of the dentist and get the oral healthcare you need.(more…)
August 16, 2020
Have you ever had a nagging toothache bother you for days then suddenly disappear? Although you may not know what originally caused your oral problem, you may be thinking if the pain is gone, there’s no need to keep that emergency appointment with your dentist. Unfortunately, this mindset can leave you dealing with severe consequences if you’re not careful. Read on to find out why you’re better off erring on the side of caution and letting a dentist examine your smile even when pain is no longer present.(more…)
July 2, 2020
You’ve taken your family out for a day of hiking along one of the many beautiful, scenic areas of Castle Rock. As you finish your trek back to the car, you recommend stopping for ice cream. With everyone in agreement, you pull up and order your favorite, delectable treat. As you take the first bite, you suddenly grasp your cheek and cringe in pain. What is happening? Why is there a sharp, stinging pain pulsating through your tooth? This common occurrence is known as tooth sensitivity, and it plagues millions of people for various reasons. To better understand what is causing you to look upon your ice cream with sadness instead of joy, a dentist explains the root causes behind sensitive teeth and what they can do to help.(more…)
June 10, 2020
If you are over the age of 65 and/or have an underlying medical condition, you are considered to be most at-risk for COVID-19. If you’ve been abiding by the recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and state officials, you’re likely finding yourself indoors more often these days and donning a face mask when you need to venture outside the house. Because your immune system may be weaker than other individuals, you may be wondering what you should do when it’s time to receive necessary dental care. After all, you don’t want your oral health to deteriorate, but you also want to remain safe, so what can do you? To feel more at ease about the idea of going to the dentist’s office, allow a dentist in Castle Rock to address 5 of the most common concerns among at-risk patients.
May 21, 2020
While you may diligently brush and floss your teeth, you are doing your oral health a major disservice if you forgo a regular rinse. With COVID-19 causing everyone to take additional precautions when it comes to handwashing and general hygiene, you may be surprised that the use of an antimicrobial mouthwash can help reduce germs and harmful bacteria left behind in your mouth, resulting in a more thorough clean. As a result, your dentist is now requesting that you perform a rinse prior to appointments. To better understand the reasoning behind this step, learn exactly what mouthwash can do to keep you and others safe during this time.
March 16, 2020
You love seeing your child smile. What was once a mouth with no teeth at all is now radiating with healthy, beautiful pearly whites. But when can you expect your child to lose their first baby tooth? What can they expect? What should you know in preparation for the big event? Let your local dentist help you and your child become better prepared while putting your mind at ease about this natural dental occurrence.(more…)
February 27, 2020
Has it been a while since your last dental checkup and cleaning? Are you tired of not having the smile you so desperately desire? Are you ready to make a change and take control of your oral health? If so, let a local dentist offer valuable and beneficial tips and suggestions on what you can do to get back on track and be free from decay and disease. Your dental professional is your ally when it comes to achieving healthier teeth and gums, so spend some time listening to their insight and heed the recommendations they provide.
February 19, 2020
If the idea of having a smile that is permanent, functional, and fully restored sounds like a dream come true, you’ll be happy to learn that it is achievable with dental implants. Apart from their longevity and ability to create a natural appearance that also improves oral health, there is an additional benefit that cannot be overlooked. Maintaining implants is one of the easiest things to do and is far simpler than what is required of other restorations. Take some time to hear from a local dentist who will discuss the ease of keeping your implants clean and healthy for years to come.
February 10, 2020
Did you know your teeth are made up of layers? The hard outer layer of enamel protects the softer inner layers and keeps your teeth healthy and firmly in place. Many people know the tooth enamel is important, but often they do not fully understand exactly what it does. Below, find out more about the enamel and the vital role it plays from your trusted dentist.