5 Invisalign Tips

November 12, 2020

Your smile is everything! It’s the first thing people see when they meet you, and it can really have a lasting impression. If you’re a little embarrassed of your crooked smile, then David C. Woods Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has the solution. Since 2016, we’ve been using Invisalign to help many of our patients achieve the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of. Still, some individuals still have apprehensions. That’s normal, and also why we’re letting you in on some very important Invisalign tips.

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5 Signs of a Cavity

September 14, 2020

Cavities are one of the most common dental health conditions. Bacteria and sugars from the drinks and foods we intake daily can greatly impact our teeth, making proper dental hygiene essential. Additionally, not brushing or flossing regularly can also lead to cavities. That’s why residents in Carmel, IN, turn to David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for their cavity treatment and general dentistry. Our expert dental team is here for all of your dental concerns. So, if you think you have a cavity, here are some signs that you may be right.

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Women’s Hormones and Their Oral Health

July 15, 2020

Hormones play a vital role in women’s health and development, including their oral health. However, many women don’t realize the effects that their hormone levels have on their teeth and gums. Hormones not only control blood supply to the gum tissue, but they also help rid the body of toxins that come from plaque buildup. Because oral health is vital to overall health, the dental team at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to explain the correlation between women’s hormone changes and oral care. 

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5 Ways to Cure Bad Breath

May 20, 2020

At some point in life, everyone deals with bad breath. Whether you have it first thing in the morning or after eating certain foods, bad breath can be unpleasant. At David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our team of dental hygienists helps patients deal with bad breath on a regular basis. While a fresh cleaning during your regular checkup can help identify severe tooth decay and gum disease, here are several ways you can get rid of bad breath at home.

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What You Should Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Visit

March 20, 2020

Proper oral health care starts when your child’s first tooth breaks through the surface. Yet, many parents don’t schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist until after their child’s second birthday. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, children should have their first dental visit before their first birthday. At David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we treat children of all ages, and are ready to take good care of your mini-me at any time. Here’s what you should expect during their first visit with us.

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Soda vs. Your Teeth (Spoiler Alert – Teeth Lose!)

January 4, 2020

Most of us know that drinking large amounts of soda and sugary drinks is bad for us. Heavy soda consumption is linked to obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes. It’s not a huge stretch to link it as a negative impact on our teeth as well. At David C. Wood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to enjoy strong, healthy teeth for their entire lives. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up soda completely.

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Brush Well to Protect Your Heart

November 7, 2019

Regular, thorough brushing does more for your health than just give you a beautiful smile. Many people don’t realize that the condition of your oral health plays a huge role in your overall health. At David C. Wood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we make sure all our patients are aware of the benefits of maintaining good oral hygiene – and of the problems that could emerge if a dental issue is left untreated. 

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Tooth Whitening: The Secret to Long-lasting White Teeth

April 7, 2018

Tooth Whitening: The Secret to long-lasting White TeethBy: Dr. David C. Wood D.D.S. Tooth whitening is really pretty simple, but with the vast number of whitening products and misinformation out there, many of my patients are left confused and frustrated. Therefore, I decided to spend my first blog post of 2018 explaining the keys to having whiter, brighter teeth!Step 1: Throw away that “whitening paste”Think of it this way: there are abrasives and bleaching agents. Most of your standard “whitening” toothpastes contain abrasives that work to mechanically scrub away stain molecules from the surface of your teeth. And while the results often provide the most immediate gratification, they are seldom long-lasting. This is because most toothpastes, especially those with whitening claims, are super gritty and abrasive, and in some cases even harmful to tooth enamel and gum tissue. I see patients on a daily basis with generalized gum recession and enamel … Continued

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