Diabetes Can Affect Your Oral Health

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If you have diabetes, it is all the more important to take good care of your teeth and gums. Many studies have demonstrated that a diabetes diagnosis is linked to mouth infections such as gum disease, dry mouth, and oral thrush. There is a powerful statistical connection between gum disease... Read more »

The Tooth Hazard Quiz

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Are you prepared to handle any tooth hazards if they should arise? Do you know how to care for oral accidents that can occur to your teeth and gums? Have you set up effective treatment plans including healthy habits to protect your oral health? For more information about tooth hazards,... Read more »

Helpful Remedies for Oral Emergencies

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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 »

Aging Affects Your Classic Smile

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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 »

Our Restorative Options Can Bring Back Your Confident Smile

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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 »

Solving The Equation Of Dental Calculus

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Most of us equate calculus to an advanced level of mathematics that makes the brain hurt. But in the dental world, calculus is another name for tartar, which is a hardened plaque that can cause a lot of harm to your oral health. Pre-Calculus, Or Plaque Dental calculus starts out... Read more »

Do I Have Leukoplakia?

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Brushing and flossing your teeth daily are optimal ways to maintain oral health, but problems may still develop such as sores in the mouth. One type of sore, leukoplakia, has been associated with oral cancer. Do you have leukoplakia? Leukoplakia Leukoplakia sores appear as thick, white or gray patches on... Read more »

What Smoking Does To Your Teeth And Gums

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Smoking tobacco can wreak havoc on your health, including your dental health. Those who smoke put themselves at risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more serious problems such as oral cancer. Here are some of the dental problems that can happen to those who smoke. Problems With Teeth Smoking... Read more »