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Cedar Walk Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Should You See Your Dentist About Sensitive Teeth?

Do hot and cold foods and drinks cause pain? Do you feel pain when you brush your teeth? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. This is a dental health condition that requires treatment to improve. If you don’t take action, it’s likely to worsen over time. Many people struggle with sensitive teeth and don’t know there are effective treatment options available for it. At Cedar Walk, we can help you improve your smile through effective diagnosis and treatment for tooth sensitivity.

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Topics: General Dentistry

Stress and Your Mouth - Treating Teeth Grinding

Many people struggle through stress and believe it just impacts mood and mental health. Stress directly impacts the body, too, including your teeth. If a person is under significant stress, especially if that stress is long-lasting, it can cause a number of health problems. That includes bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Stress can also cause gum disease, canker sores, and TMJ disorder. Yet, teeth grinding is the most common and the most impactful on oral health.

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Topics: General Dentistry

10 Facts for Children's Dental Health Month

February is the perfect time for kids and parents to learn about oral health. Why? Because February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

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Topics: General Dentistry

All About Gum Disease

Do you see a bit of pink in the sink when you brush your teeth or feel tenderness at the gumline? If so, you may have a condition called gum disease, or periodontitis. It’s an infection of the gums that damages the soft tissues in the mouth. As a progressive condition, it will worsen over time, leading to periodontal disease, a more advanced and dangerous form. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and bone infection.

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Topics: General Dentistry

New Year, New Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

The start of a new year is a time when you reflect on the past and think about what goals and expectations you have for the future. After careful consideration and reflection, if one of your goals for the new year is to improve your smile, Cedar Walk Dentistry is here to help.

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Topics: cosmetic dentistry

Don't Fear Root Canals - Why You May Need One

According to the American Association of Endodontics, approximately 15.1 million root canals are performed annually. A root canal is an effective procedure to relieve tooth pain and save your natural tooth. Root canal treatment is usually needed if the nerve and pulp of your tooth become infected, inflamed, or irritated. The procedure involves cleaning out the interior of the tooth, filling the space, and then sealing the tooth. A crown is used to restore your tooth for additional protection, allowing your tooth to function as normal. So, why do some people require root canal treatment? Here are a few of the reasons a root canal treatment may be necessary.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Not Just for Medical Professionals

Now that COVID has entered our lives, referring to Personal Protective Gear (PPE) has become common-place. But even without the threat of coronavirus, using PPE in a medical practice is necessary for both the medical team AND the patients. For instance, when your dentist hands you a pair of dark sunglasses to wear while you are getting fillings done, having your teeth cleaned, or undergoing a root canal,  it's not just to block the bright light.  In this article, we’ll explain what those glasses are and why it is so important that you – plus your dentist and dental hygienists – wear them.

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It’s Not Just for Looks! How Invisalign Benefits Your Oral Health

If you’re on the fence about investing in Invisalign, you should know it’s not just about perfecting your smile. These innovative clear aligners also have the power to improve your oral health in amazing ways. And while straight teeth will undoubtedly boost your confidence, excellent dental health is key in maximizing your overall wellbeing through the years. So, take a look at all these ways clear braces promise to benefit your teeth, gums, and more to see why this is a great investment in your future.

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Topics: Invisalign

Dental Implants for Improved Oral Health

You have several options when it comes to tooth replacement, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. One of the greatest benefits of choosing to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant is that the procedure also replaces the roots from your natural tooth. Dental implants look the most natural compared to other tooth replacement options, returns your bite strength, and remain permanently affixed to your jaw. These are just some of the many reasons that dental implants have quickly become the preferred method of tooth replacement.

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Topics: Implants

Avoid These Common Oral Health Issues with Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Topics: Invisalign