TMJ Disorder And You

TMJ disorder is a reference to pain and discomfort of the temporomandibular joints. These joints attach the upper and lower jaw to your head. The first warning signs you may have TMJ pain is the feeling of a constant dull ache near the ears or temples, coupled with pain while... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Effectively Prevent Cavities on Your Child’s Back Teeth

As a parent, your child’s health is obviously important to you. Maintaining good oral health and encouraging consistent oral hygiene practices helps your son or daughter enjoy a healthy mouth for many years to come. One aspect of this includes cavity prevention. It’s not uncommon for permanent molars and premolars... Read more »

What To Do About Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

Do you wish your smile was a little brighter? If you do, you may know that you could consider having your teeth whitened. You may also know that there are several options you could consider—but do you know which option might be best for someone with sensitive teeth? If you’re... Read more »

Helpful Remedies for Oral Emergencies

If you are ever in an oral emergency, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage before you reach professional assistance. An oral emergency often consists of an accident to your mouth that could be permanent and one that oftentimes must be treated immediately. With the help of... Read more »

The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a strong and reliable dental restoration that replaces your lost or missing teeth and goes deep into the bone giving support like a root of a tooth. It is a surgically placed product that gives you natural-looking results and makes eating, talking, and even singing easier. Dental... Read more »

Aging Affects Your Classic Smile

Being young has many advantages. As we age, many of us tend to lose some of these advantages like high energy levels and overall health. However, as we age, the body naturally slows down and it’s normal to keep your health in good condition. Your oral health is no different.... Read more »

Dental Phobias: How They Affect Your Oral Health

You probably know that being afraid of the dentist is quite common. Similarly, you probably know that not visiting your dentist can lead to a number of problems—both in your mouth and with your overall health. Fortunately, there are a few things you can try to help with dental phobia.... Read more »

Combat Enamel Erosion with Fluoride

As you go about your day, the acidic foods and beverages, as well as the bacteria in your mouth, can erode your tooth enamel on a microscopic level. People struggling with an eating disorder, or who do not have municipal water, are even more likely to develop enamel erosion issues.... Read more »

Our Restorative Options Can Bring Back Your Confident Smile

Are you currently missing a tooth and are less than confident about your smile? Many things can cause tooth loss, including tooth decay, gum disease, injury or trauma, smoking, along with age. At Cottage Grove Dental, our dentist, Brent Bitner, DDS and our team are pleased to offer restorative dentistry... Read more »

Want a New Smile? It’s a Snap!

Many people wish their smile were a little different. Maybe you have stubborn staining or discoloration, or teeth that are crooked or irregularly shaped. There is a variety of solutions offered by cosmetic dentistry, but there is one you might not have heard about before--Snap-On Smile®. Snap-On Smile is a... Read more »