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Signs and Symptoms of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums which, if left untreated, can lead to periodontitis, or gum disease. Gingivitis is characterized by several easily-recognizable symptoms and is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth and gum line. Today, we want to discuss these signs and symptoms, as well as give you a few…

Medieval Dentistry

The Medieval era isn’t known for its hygienic prudence. It was a time when plague and disease ran rampant, and waste management was mostly about finding the closest river in which to throw your excess chicken bones and animal dung. And, hey, maybe medieval people thought it was ok to drink from those rivers, too.…

Less Common Ways to Clean Teeth

Brushing and flossing have long been two of the most effective ways to clean teeth, avoid cavities, and prevent oral health issues like gum disease. In addition to regular checkups and professional cleanings, as well as avoiding harmful foods, brushing and flossing are absolutely essential to a healthy mouth. While this is true, there are…

Clean Teeth: Benefits for You and Your Health

Brushing your teeth has long been one of the key factors in maintaining oral health. From eliminating bad breath to fighting cavities, your toothbrush works hard to keep teeth healthy and clean—so long as you’re brushing often! While clean teeth are great for your oral health, you may be surprised to learn clean teeth also…

Avoiding Tooth Decay: Flossing is a Must

At any given dental appointment, you’ve probably been asked how often you floss. For many patients, a simple answer to that question is not enough. There’s a reason dentists are so persistent about flossing, however. When it comes to protecting your teeth and avoiding decay, flossing regularly is absolutely essential. Flossing reaches areas of your…

Wisdom Teeth: Should You Have Yours Removed?

Have you ever wondered why we have wisdom teeth or why they need to be removed? As patients progress through their teenage years, dentists often suggest wisdom teeth removal, yet sometimes it’s not always necessary. While having your wisdom teeth removed isn’t always a must, it can prevent problems down the road. Still, the question…

Preventing Tooth Decay

There’s a variety of factors that contribute to tooth decay. Fortunately, many of these factors, if not all, can be avoided. From the foods you eat to a poor oral hygiene routine, the causes of tooth decay are everywhere we look. Preventing tooth decay is essential, as it can have damaging effects on your teeth,…

Attaining a Perfect Smile

Everyone would love to have great teeth, but visits to the dentist can often cause patients to be reluctant in attaining a perfect smile. Whether they’re fearful of the pain and discomfort involved or just want to avoid lengthy treatments, there’s always a reason to skip going to the dentist. However, regular visits to the…

Dental Implants Explained

Here at Sweetwater Dental we provide our patients with the knowledge and services necessary in maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. For a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants will provide you with new teeth that look and feel like your own tooth. We’ll refer you to an experienced specialist so you can remain confident…

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

A lot of people cringe when they hear the word dentist. They associate it with pain and discomfort, but in reality a visit to the dentist doesn’t have to be either of those. If you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups, you will avoid any complicated dental procedures. The American Dental Association recommends that you…