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Cowlitz River Dental Blog

Your Dentist on the Importance of Stopping Tooth Decay

April 11, 2018

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portrait of a smiling womanIf you have a cavity, it’s time to visit your dentist in Castle Rock ASAP. We know life gets busy sometimes — but ignoring a cavity can lead to far more serious issues down the line, like pain, broken teeth, or even an infection that could spread throughout the body. Keep reading to find out more about the dangers of ignoring tooth decay, and how we can help you prevent it from occurring in the first place.


Same-Day Crowns Save Your Smile — and Save You Time!

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close-up smileKeeping up with the latest advances in dental technology allows us to offer the most comfortable, efficient care possible. The next time you have a broken, damaged, or worn down tooth and need a dental crown, you can benefit from CEREC. This technology enables Dr. Kennington to provide same-day crowns — saving you time and stress while also restoring your smile beautifully for years and years to come.


Preventive Dentistry for Children: Stopping Decay

March 20, 2018

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child lying in the grassIt’s always best to stop a problem from developing than it is to fix one after the fact. That’s especially true in dentistry, as brushing, flossing, and routine visits to the dentist are preferable to root canals or tooth extractions. Preventive dentistry is especially important for young smiles, as a child’s teeth are at an especially high risk of tooth decay while they are busy growing. Keep reading to learn how your dentist approaches the question of treatment and prevention for children’s tooth decay — and why it’s so important!


Alternatives to Extraction in Restorative Dentistry

March 11, 2018

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Smiling woman at dentistWhen a tooth has sustained more damage than can be repaired with a routine filling, you will need serious help – and, sometimes, removing the tooth altogether may be a consideration. But is tooth extraction really the best choice for your smile? In many cases, the answer is probably not. Visiting a trusted professional for quality restorative dentistry can help you avoid tooth loss and save your smile. Keep reading to learn how to survey your options when extraction is part of the discussion.


Bone Grafting 101: What You Need to Know

February 20, 2018

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single tooth implantMost of the time, you can have dental procedures performed without the need for any advance prep work. But in certain cases, you may need to have oral surgery to create the right environment for the procedure — like having a bone graft before getting dental implants.


Tired of Stained or Discolored Teeth?

February 15, 2018

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close-up of a healthy smileAre you interested in improving the appearance of your teeth without investing too much time or effort? We have great news — professional teeth whitening is a wonderful way to love your smile again. Take-home and in-office treatments are available, depending on your unique needs and desires.


How Children’s Dentistry Protects Your Favorite Little Smile

January 20, 2018

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portrait of a young familyJust like your dining and television preferences (most likely) differ from your little one’s, so, too, do your dental care needs. Children are at a higher risk of developing cavities while they are busy growing new teeth, while you may require treatment for gum disease or even tooth replacement. A family dentist is well prepared to provide the defense younger smiles need to help them smile happily and healthily for life — keep reading to find out how.


There’s a Wonderful Solution for a Clicking, Popping Jaw

January 8, 2018

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couple smiling in the parkJaw pain is not at all uncommon for adults in our country. But if you feel or hear a click or pop when you open and close your mouth, listen closely — that is its way of trying to tell you something. Jaw pain is not just a side effect of getting older. Indeed, a solution can often be found in TMJ therapy alongside certain lifestyle changes to reduce stress. Keep reading to learn more about jaw pain and how it can be treated to find the relief you need at long last.


How to Handle an Aching Tooth

December 22, 2017

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man with an aching toothWhile you can prevent a toothache with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, this type of “dental emergency” can take anyone by surprise. It’s easy to lose your cool when it happens to you, but remaining calm is of the utmost importance. Dr. L. Blaine Kennington wants to remind you that your next steps can mean the difference in saving your tooth or not. Keep reading to learn what causes toothaches, how to handle one, and tips for making sure a toothache doesn’t happen to you.


What Causes Tooth Decay?

December 8, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — cowlitz @ 2:51 pm

portrait of a smiling womanNo one wants to have a cavity, but most people will have experienced tooth decay by the time they reach adulthood. Visiting the dentist every six months can help you steer clear of this and other oral health hazards, but how you care for your teeth in the time between these appointments is also crucial. With proper hygiene and a balanced, nutritious diet, you can enjoy proper oral health for a lifetime to come.


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