Dental Fear and Anxiety

Are you afraid to go to the dentist? Does the thought of seeing the dentist give you anxiety? If so, you are not alone. Anywhere from 10-20% of Americans avoid dental appointments due to fear and/or anxiety. That means roughly 30-40 million Americans do not go to the dentist due to fear and anxiety. That’s…

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Lena

Meet Lena!

Adams and Cheek Dentistry is fortunate to have an amazing staff who works together to make this practice all that it is. We want to take some time to highlight each of our wonderful team members and let our patients know a little more about them than they may already know! This month, we shine…

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Mouthwash Decisions

With so many options for EVERYTHING these days, it’s often hard to make the right decision. The dental aisle is no different. A mouthwash can be a beneficial addition to a dental routine. However, how do you know which one is best for you? Types of Mouthwash Fluoride Mouthwash Fluoride is a mineral that helps…

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Mouth Guards and Broken Teeth

Importance of Athletic Mouth Guards If you’re involved in any sort of sport activity where contact with another player-or the ground-is possible, you’ll want to ask your dentist about obtaining a custom-made mouth guard. Such mouth guards are affordable and last several years with good care. They are your first line of defense when it…

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Smoking and Your Oral Health

Smoking and Your Oral Health There are many oral consequences of tobacco use. Smoking alone causes mouth sores, ulcers, gum disease, and oral cancer. Additionally, smoking affects both those who smoke as well as those exposed to second hand smoke. Periodontal Disease Fifty percent of smokers have periodontal disease. Smoking causes people to be more susceptible…

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Meet Our Assistant, Shanell!

Adams and Cheek Dentistry is fortunate to have an amazing staff who works together to make this practice all that it is. We want to take some time to highlight each of our wonderful team members and let our patients know a little more about them than they may already know! This month, we shine…

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Tooth Sensitivity

Do you experience tooth sensitivity? Are your teeth sensitive to cold, sweet, or sticky foods? Let’s look at some possible reasons for tooth sensitivity and how to treat it. How do teeth become sensitive? Dentin is the inner portion of your tooth. Microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings make up this inner layer. In healthy…

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Vacation Dental Tips

School is out for summer! It is time to have fun at the pool and relax with the family. Taking a vacation may also finally be in the cards! Whether you are going to the beach or the mountains this year, remember to bring your dental hygiene aids with you! Vacation doesn’t prevent cavities! Here…

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Tooth Stain Prevention

There are two types of stain that affect our teeth. Intrinsic tooth staining is the staining of the inner layer of the tooth. Extrinsic tooth staining is the staining of the outer layer of the tooth. Intrinsic stain is more difficult to control. These stains need restorations to repair or mask their appearance because it…

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