Maintaining good oral health and hygiene is incredibly important to overall health and wellness, and that doesn’t change if you need braces. Taking care of your teeth while you have braces can be difficult, but brushing and flossing are essential to keeping your teeth, brackets, and wires clean and healthy. Good dental hygiene habits can…

Going to the dentist can be a nuisance, but regular dental visits are incredibly important to overall health. Many periodontal diseases are linked to things like heart disease and stroke, so visiting your dentist consistently can help prevent dangerous, possibly life-threatening problems down the line. Your teeth cleaning is the most prominent part of your…

Most people are familiar with dental anxiety, but have you ever thought about where the fear of the dentist stems from? For many, a fear of the dentist can begin in childhood, as children might be unsure of the procedures, sights, and sounds of a dentist’s office. If your child suffers from a fear of…

  There’s no denying braces are an investment of not only money, but time as well. Weeks of bracket adjustments and painful tightening lead to a beautifully aligned smile; however, orthodontic treatment does not end when the braces come off. The retainer you receive after your braces are removed is extremely important to the health…

Thumbsucking is not only incredibly common, it’s also very natural. Sucking on a thumb or pacifier brings a feeling of comfort and security to children; however, this isn’t always a good thing. After a child’s permanent teeth start growing in, thumbsucking and sucking on other objects for comfort or a sleep aid can cause major…

Braces are incredibly common among teens, but that doesn’t mean understanding all the how’s and why’s behind the orthodontics is quite as universal. From cause to procedure, there is a lot of information involved with braces; however, learning about braces doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. What Causes a Need For Braces? While some…

It’s not uncommon for people to automatically think of teeth, smiles, and cavities when they hear the word “dentist”; however, your teeth are only a part of the importance of a dental visit. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects almost half of American adults. While the diagnosis might sound scary, understanding the specifics behind periodontal…

If you suffer from anxiety revolving around dental visits, you’re not alone. From the sound of dental equipment to terms like “tooth extraction”, visiting the dentist fills many Americans with an overwhelming sense of dread. More often than not, though, understanding everything there is to know about your dental procedure can alleviate much of the…

Between coffee, tea, and cola, completely avoiding substances that cause yellowed or stained teeth can be extremely difficult; however, having a great smile is incredibly important. Nearly one-third of Americans admit teeth are one of the first things they notice when meeting someone, and almost 75% of Americans admit to being more likely to trust…

Dental implants — in truth, they sound a lot scarier than they actually are. If your dentist is recommending dental implants, you should definitely understand their recommendation; however, that doesn’t mean you need to overwhelm yourself with dental implant information. At Cornerstone Family Dentistry, we have compiled all the information you need to know regarding…

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