What are fillings and why does your mouth need them?

Dental treatment

If left untreated, minor tooth decay can worsen, requiring more intensive treatment such as a root canal, build up, crown, or even extraction. At Cottage Dental Care we treat these minor dental issues so that they don’t become larger ones. … Continued

Electric Toothbrushes are Both Fun and Effective

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Choosing the right toothbrush can sometimes seem more difficult than it should be. Should you buy an angled brush? Soft bristles or hard bristles? And even when you find one you like it’s probably only available in a hot pink … Continued

Take Advantage of Your Dental Benefits Today

  It is common for dental plans to have an annual maximum payment amount. After this amount is paid, the dental plan will not pay out any more for the year. However, most people let the end of the year … Continued

How to Brush Like a Dentist

Dentists wake up in the morning and brush their teeth, just like most Americans. Do they randomly brush this way and that way for an undetermined amount of time? No! Dentists understand the purpose of brushing teeth, therefore they approach … Continued

Back to School Dental Tips

It’s time for your children to go back to school, so this means they will need to start getting back into daily routines. Since they are getting back into the habit of getting up early and doing their homework, why … Continued

What is Involved in a Deep Dental Cleaning? (Scaling and Root Planing)

Root planing and scaling is a procedure that dentists use to treat gum disease. In general, if you are diagnosed with periodontitis, a gum disease that develops as a result of a buildup of plaque and tartar below the gum … Continued

Poor Dental Hygiene Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Everybody knows that you’re more likely to get cavities and gum disease if you don’t brush your teeth. However, scientists have recently found that heart disease risk is also connected to overgrowth of oral bacteria. Without regular dental hygiene, around … Continued