October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Do You Need a Root Canal Retreatment?

A root canal is a terrific way to save a tooth that might otherwise be lost because of an infection. Once the root canal is finished and your crown or other restoration is in place, you should feel much better and your tooth will be fully functional again. However, from... Read more »

Floss Your Teeth With One of These Tools

There are many oral health tools you can use to supply your home with to keep your family’s oral health in tip-top shape. In fact, when it comes to dental floss, there is a sea of options to choose from at the store. Luckily, our team at Cottage Grove Dental... Read more »

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 »