Our Dental Blog2021-08-16T18:27:22+00:00

Can Xylitol Really Prevent Cavities?

Although many people view them as minor problems, cavities are actually quite serious. Besides causing sensitivity, they promote tooth decay and infections that can result in tooth loss and costly restorative treatments. To prevent cavities from occurring, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene consistently. That said, according to research, there’s another strategy people can employ to prevent cavities from developing; although it's for unexpected reasons. A sugar substitute, xylitol might be the answer you’ve been searching for. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a type of sugar alcohol that’s extracted from oats, berries, mushrooms, and other fibers like [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|Comments Off on Can Xylitol Really Prevent Cavities?

The Pros and Cons of Invisalign

If you find yourself debating whether Invisalign is right for you or not, you’re not alone. There are lots of orthodontic treatments available today and with at least a 6-month commitment depending on your case, it requires a lot of consideration. One of the most popular orthodontic treatments is Invisalign. Most patients consider the pros to outweigh the cons of Invisalign. At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we want our patients to feel happy with their orthodontic treatment decision. While we offer both Invisalign and traditional braces, it’s completely up to you which one you get (assuming you’re a candidate [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: Braces|0 Comments

Common Causes of Toothaches

Tooth pain can disrupt your entire day. It changes what you eat, disturbs sleep, and can even take a bite out of your focus. Many people prefer to wait and see if the toothache goes away, but doing so could cause complications. There are several causes of tooth pain, some more serious than others. Can Sinus Infection Cause Toothache? If you’ve ever suffered from sinus pressure and tooth pain at the same time, you likely already know the answer to this. Sinus infections commonly cause toothaches. In one scenario, x-rays may reveal that the cause of an upper toothache [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|Comments Off on Common Causes of Toothaches

Bad Breath Behind Your Face Mask? 9 Causes

Now that most people are required to wear masks in their daily life, some may have noticed that they don’t have the freshest breath. If there’s any upside to wearing a mask, it’s that those suffering from bad breath can finally realize they need to seek treatment. Bad breath (halitosis) affects nearly 1 in 4 people. If you’ve recently discovered that you’re suffering from bad breath, one of the following causes may be to blame. 1. Poor Oral Hygiene One of the most common reasons you’re suffering from bad breath is poor oral hygiene. When you don’t effectively clean [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|0 Comments

Missing Teeth Linked to Dementia

Missing teeth can make life difficult in many ways. Not only does tooth loss increase the risk of , it makes us less attractive, while also making it harder to eat. Sadly, this latter issue has been linked to health problems; in fact, a recent study suggests that tooth loss could increase a person’s risk of developing dementia. A Strong Connection Between Missing Teeth and Dementia A Swedish study suggests that chewing difficulties increase a person’s risk of cognitive problems as they age. To reach their findings, researchers looked at 500 subjects over the age of 77. Ultimately, they [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: Dental Implants|Comments Off on Missing Teeth Linked to Dementia

5 Habits for Healthy Teeth

Although you can still visit us at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics for care, we highly recommend our patients take their oral health as seriously as possible so they can prevent problems from occurring. Establishing healthy habits into your daily routine is one of the easiest ways to prevent and cavities and prevent you from needing to visit us for problems. Here are 5 habits for healthier teeth. 1. Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks When your teeth feel fuzzy or rough, it’s usually because they’re coated with dental plaque. Plaque feeds off of sugar and uses it to produce [...]

By |April 9th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|0 Comments

The Cost of Teeth Whitening

We’ve all seen the commercials and browsed the shelves of our local grocery stores looking at the variety of teeth whitening products that are available to us. From toothpaste to mouthwashes, whitening strips and gels, there is no one right answer and you may have many when it comes to teeth whitening. Of course, one major factor in teeth whitening is the cost. Some systems are affordable while others can cost hundreds of dollars. Whitening Toothpaste For example, a whitening toothpaste can cost upwards to $8. This toothpaste is usually made with peroxide added in them that will [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: Teeth Whitening|Comments Off on The Cost of Teeth Whitening

What Type of Mouthguard Do I Need?

At Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics, we can’t stress how important preventive dentistry is to our patients. With the right preventive steps and procedures, patients can set themselves up for a healthy smile for life. One of the ways our patients can protect their teeth from damage is by wearing a mouthguard. However, there are lots of different mouthguards that serve different purposes. Learn more about the different mouth guards available to you to find out if they would . Sports Mouth Guards One of the most popular types of mouthguards is specifically made for wearing during sports. Certain sports [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Mouthguards|0 Comments

TMJ Pain Relief: a Pillow Isn’t Enough

Deluxe Comfort has recently begun to market a unique pillow designed for side sleepers as a potential way to relieve TMJ pain during the night. The Better Sleep Pillow targets TMJ sufferers due to its unique table-like design and memory foam construction that claims the ability to straighten and correctly support the spine thereby relieving TMJ pain. Is There Such Thing as a TMJ Relief Pillow? Like Deluxe Comfort’s Better Sleep Pillow, there are lots of different TMJ pillows to choose from on the internet. There’s no telling what’s the best pillow for TMJ. If anything, sleep position plays a [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: TMJ Treatment|0 Comments

Exostosis – What It Is and How to Fix It

If you   and  , each time you’re finished, you might take a look in the mirror to check out your teeth and see how they look. If you’ve ever observed your mouth and saw something unexpected, you’ve probably had a lot of questions, anxiety, and worry running through your mind. When inspecting your mouth, have you ever observed something that appears to be a bony growth on gums or at the jawline? While they may look scary or even gross; these bony growth on gums, known as tori or “exostoses” can occur in any patient. Exostosis Mouth Exostoses are symptomatic [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|Comments Off on Exostosis – What It Is and How to Fix It
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