Forming good dental hygiene habits is a struggle for most kids, necessary for all kids, and even more crucial for kids with braces.  Traditional braces consist of square metal brackets connected by a wire.  While these kinds of braces are the most popular because of their affordability and effectiveness, because they can’t be taken out…

If your child ends up getting the traditional metal braces, which are the most popular because of their effectiveness and affordability, they will need to be treated with care.  Kids usually wear braces for at least a year, so practicing good dental hygiene is crucial to keeping their teeth healthy.  In addition, every time a…

You may be surprised to learn that orthodontic treatment is often recommended in children as young as 6 or 7. Even though children at this age still have baby teeth, there are usually enough permanent teeth for dentists or orthodontists to make a general assessment. Early orthodontic intervention will make it much easier to begin…

Happy New Year from Cornerstone Family Dentistry! Exercise more, complain less—whatever your new years resolutions are for 2019, we hope you’ll consider our list of five healthy New Year’s dental resolutions that will help you prevent cavities and tooth decay this year. 1. Brush Your Teeth You knew we would start with this one, right?…

No one is totally immune to having bad breath, especially when you first wake up in the morning or just ate some particularly garlicky food, but if you find your spouse won’t kiss you and your friends are always passing you a breath mint, you may have bigger issues.  Halitosis, which is just the fancy…

If you have children above the age of seven, you’ve probably been there: after weeks of wiggling and jiggling, your child finally loses his first baby tooth!  Thus begins the long journey for your child where he will eventually lose all 20 of his baby teeth.  Besides fulfilling your Tooth Fairy obligations, here are some…

These days getting braces almost seems like a rite of passage into adolescence. But braces aren’t cheap, and they can be a nuisance to take care of, so this has parents everywhere asking one important question: Does my child really need braces? While ultimately this is up to you and your dentist, here are the…

After a good night’s sleep, the last thing you want to deal with is a dreaded toothache. But don’t despair! Here are the top five possible culprits of your early-morning mouth pain and solutions to help you get through it. 1. Sinus Infection If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a sinus infection or you think…

There are more ways than one to whiten your teeth. If whitening strips or professional services aren’t right for you – don’t worry! You can still achieve a brighter and whiter smile by incorporating these 5 foods that naturally whiten into your daily diet. Broccoli If you regularly steam broccoli, try eating eat it raw every…

What Is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a dental condition where the tissue surrounding the teeth begins to wear away. It is a very common dental problem that occurs among people of all ages, but it is also one that tends to go undetected for some time, as many people are unaware they suffer from…

© 2017 - Cornerstone Family Dentistry

For an appointment call       615-333-3382