Is Fluoride Right For You?

Have you ever been offered a fluoride treatment at your dental office, and wondered if this is the right treatment for you?  Below, we will outline the benefits and uses of fluoride varnish, and why your dentist may recommend it for you. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay by stopping demineralization… Read more »

Alternatives to Flossing

As much as we would love everyone to floss every single day, we are realistic and understand that some people can’t or, won’t floss…ever. Circumstances such as larger spaces in between the teeth, a small mouth, large hands, arthritis, or specific dental restorations can make it difficult to maneuver floss for effective oral hygiene. Did… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Sensitive to Cold?

There are several reasons why teeth can be sensitive to cold temperatures: Exposed root surface (recession) – When gum tissue pulls away from the tooth, it exposes the next layer of the tooth or the root surface. The root contains tubules that lead to the nerve and when you eat or drink something cold the… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Stay Current With Your Check-Up Appointments

Cosmetic Dentistry: Why it’s important to stay current with check-up appointments If you’ve had any type of cosmetic dentistry done, it’s still important to keep up with your oral health and preventive visits. Regular exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all essential to making sure your cosmetic work maintains it’s integrity and luster. ·         Even if… Read more »

Things to Know About Lasers at Corson Dentistry

Things to know about lasers in our office ·         Since being up to date with the latest, high-end technology is one of our priorities here at Corson Dentistry, we’d like to educate you a little on one of our favorites—our dental laser. ·         Dr. Corson utilizes his laser for many procedures in our office for… Read more »

Do You Feel Like You Have Dry Mouth?

Hygiene Blog Dry Mouth Do you ever feel like your mouth is dry? It is actually very common and also referred to as xerostomia. If you are taking any sort of medication, it is the number one side effect! Some other common causes of xerostomia include: ·         Smoking ·         Drinking alcohol ·         Chemotherapy/radiation treatment ·        … Read more »

Why We Take Blood Pressure

“Why are you taking my blood pressure? I’m just here for a cleaning.” ·         As hygienists, we get asked this question from time to time. ·         High blood pressure is a silent killer—it affects one in three adults. Some people visit us more frequently than their primary doctor; this allows us to aid in detecting… Read more »

Infant Oral Health

Infant oral health Lately, we’ve received a lot of questions regarding how to take care of your infant’s oral health. Here are some facts to help you out. Although there may not be teeth present, it’s still important to clean your baby’s gums to help reduce bacteria in their oral cavity. With a warm wash… Read more »

Changes at Corson Dentistry!

As we start the new year, we thought it’d be nice to update you with some changes you may see at our office for your next appointment.  About a month ago, we expanded the office! We added three new rooms to accommodate our growing practice. We also added an improved digital x-ray machine that allows… Read more »