Tips on Choosing a Tooth Replacement

In order to apply the best possible treatments for your smile, you may need to take extensive measures. In situations where teeth have been lost or extracted due to poor oral health or severe injury, you do not have to worry about having an incomplete smile, as there are several... Read more »

Dental Bridges Can Promote Better Dental Health

When you lose permanent teeth, you can receive a dental bridge to fill the space and prevent missing teeth from impeding your oral health. This tooth replacement appliance consists of replacement teeth between two dental crowns that anchor to the natural teeth or dental implants. Below we provide information on... Read more »

All About the Facts of Bad Breath

Do you wish you knew all about bad breath so you could learn the causes and finally treat it? Well, our dentist, Dr. Brent Bitner, is more than happy to help you. The more you know about bad breath, the better off you’ll be. So, our dentist would like to... Read more »

How Can a Dental Sealant Improve My Smile?

Dental sealants are high-tech treatments for preventive dentistry that offer many exciting benefits for the back teeth. Our team at Cottage Grove Dental is pleased to use dental sealants to coat the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars so that their tooth enamel layer is less likely to be affected... Read more »

OSA Is a Serious Medical Condition

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that needs to be treated as quickly as possible. Sleep apnea is when your breathing is consistently stopped during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of two varieties of sleep apnea. In central sleep apnea, the brain stops signaling the body to... Read more »

What is GERD and How Does it Affect Dental Health?

If you experience heartburn (aka acid indigestion) or taste stomach acid in the back of your throat more than twice a week, you may have a condition known as GERD--and it can damage your teeth.   Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) becomes a problem when the closure at the end of... Read more »

The Reasons Why Rinsing With Mouthwash Is Important

Many oral hygiene routines consist of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Did you know it’s also important to implement rinsing into your routine at least daily? Well, it’s true. Rinsing with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash can help you, your teeth, and your gums more than you... Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from a Small Cavity Might Be Repaired by Installing a Dental Filling

Your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Cottage Grove Dental are designed to identify any early signs of gum disease, cavities, and other developing an oral health condition. Treating a problem early on helps minimize the need for more invasive treatments. Yet you should also note that it’s possible for a... Read more »

Improve the Care of Your Smile with Dental Anxiety Treatments

If you are ready to receive an oral health care treatment, it is first essential to make sure you have any dental anxiety concerns that need to be addressed. Because dental anxiety often arises due to the fear of the unknown, it is important always speak with your dentist about... Read more »

It’s a Good Idea to Speak With Your Dentist If You Are Thinking of Having an Oral Piercing

With the growing popularity of oral piercings as fashion statements, many people are getting them. But oral piercings are different than getting your ear's pierced because there are additional health risks involved. Since millions of bacteria live in your mouth, mainly, which is why you brush and floss daily to... Read more »