Fall is finally here, and more sugar is consumed during October than any other month. Collectively, Americans spend billions of dollars on this holiday each year — and a big portion of that goes to candy. Your family dentist knows this increased consumption can spell trouble for smiles of all ages. Keep reading to learn more about how sugars affect your teeth, and steps you can take to protect your smile this month and all year round.
Cowlitz River Dental Blog
October 31, 2018
September 30, 2018
Like most things these days, the field of dentistry is rapidly changing with continual advances in technology. Procedures that used to take weeks or months can now be completed in a single appointment. Sometimes that’s a good idea, sometimes it’s not. With so much going on in the dental field, it is important that you choose a dentist who stays up-to-date through continuing education (CE) opportunities. CE helps ensure that you are always receiving the latest and greatest care — keep reading to find out why!
We are coming to the end of 2018, and that means your to-do list may already be filling up with holiday plans and special events. Before things get too busy, patients with dental insurance may want to consider scheduling an appointment with the dentist. Taking the time to come in now is the best way to make sure that unused benefits do not slip away before the new year begins. Keep reading to find out more about how dental insurance works, and why scheduling an appointment this month can help you save on a healthy smile.
August 31, 2018
You may not think about them all that often, but having healthy gums is crucial for enjoying a healthy, lasting smile. During a checkup and cleaning, your dentist and/or hygienist will check to make sure you aren’t experiencing gum disease — and if you are, an appropriate treatment will be recommended right away. Keep reading to find out how periodontal health is evaluated, and why it’s crucial for your lasting smile.
Are you on a search for a new dentist? Visiting a team that offers comprehensive services is a great place to start. You’ll find that maintaining excellent oral health is simple when you can have all of your needs met under one roof — from general checkups and cleanings to restorative services that bring your smile back to health after a cavity or tooth loss. At Cowlitz River Dental, we are pleased to provide just that: excellent dental care for smiles of all ages and stages of life. Keep reading to learn more about our truly comprehensive general, restorative, and cosmetic services!
July 19, 2018
Visiting the dentist twice annually and brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis can help to keep your smile clean and healthy for a lifetime to come. But, even if you experience a severely decayed or injured tooth at some point, restorative dentistry services can come to the rescue. The root canal is a common procedure that can help to preserve the tooth to keep the smile complete. However, this treatment also has a bad (and false) reputation of being very painful — keep reading to learn the truth about root canals, and what you can expect when you need one.
Keeping your smile healthy as you age is easier when you have all the right information. You can read plenty about oral health online — but your dentist is the most valuable source of tips related specifically to your smile. Doing some research ahead of time can help to ensure you know the right questions to ask your dentist before a checkup and cleaning. Questions like best practices, why X-rays matter, and more. Learn what some of the most valuable questions are below!
June 30, 2018
Getting a tooth knocked out is scary, but if you take all the necessary steps right after it occurs, chances are good that your dentist can successfully reattach the tooth. You will need to keep the tooth’s root moist until you can make it into the office — and if it is not an option to place it back in the gums, keeping it in a cup of milk is the next best thing. But why? Keep reading to learn what milk does for a knocked out tooth from your dentist in Castle Rock.
June 11, 2018
Dental insurance makes it easier to pay for the treatments you and your loved ones need to enjoy healthy, complete smiles for a lifetime to come. An insurance policy will usually only cover the services that are necessary for oral health — which excludes many (but not all) of the cosmetic treatments you may want in order to achieve beautiful pearly whites. Keep reading to learn more about what dental insurance may cover from your cosmetic dentist in Castle Rock.
May 21, 2018
Root canal therapy — it’s not something anyone wants to have, but if you need this common procedure, that’s actually good news. Really! Endodontic therapy can help rescue a tooth from extraction to help you keep your natural smile intact. Keep reading to learn more about root canals, including when you need one and how they work, from your dentist in Castle Rock.