6 Dental Hygiene Tips for a Dazzling Smile and Fresh Breath

Did you know that you can have a great routine when it comes to dental hygiene, and still develop dental problems over time? Even the most diligent person can have some gaps in the way we care for our teeth and gums. This can be due to bad habits that develop over time, or just… Read more »

Periodontal Gum Disease Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

With as much as 30 percent of the population at risk, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The good news is that it can usually be avoided or successfully treated. Let’s start with a basic definition. Periodontal Disease and How it Occurs Gum disease, which is also known as periodontitis… Read more »

Suffer from Dental Anxiety? Here Are Our Top Strategies to Cope

Does the idea of undergoing dental work cause fear or even panic for you? If so, you’re experiencing dental anxiety. You’re not alone: Many people suffer dental anxiety, and some even suffer from a phobia of seeing the dentist. Seeing the dentist regularly is important, even for those with dental anxiety. Skipping cleanings or avoiding… Read more »

Ten Facts You Need to Know about Dental Implants

Someone you know has dental implants. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than three million Americans now benefit from them. That number rises by about a half million new implant recipients each year. Why so many? More than two-thirds of all people ages 35-44 have lost at least one permanent tooth, and most of them… Read more »

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 »