5 Dental Emergencies

September 9, 2021

Dental health care is crucial for our overall physical health. But accidents do happen, and sometimes we’re left with a cracked, chipped, or missing tooth. In addition, gum disease and cavities can also cause oral health issues. Thankfully, all of these can be remedied when you schedule your appointment with David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We’re here for all of your dental care needs, whether it’s preventative and routine, or a restoration emergency. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies we see from our patients.

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Toothbrush

July 14, 2021

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? Are you thinking about doing so now that we asked? If you answered yes to the latter, you might also be a little overwhelmed thinking about all your options. While it’s true that the toothbrush aisle at the grocery store can be a little over the top, you should never shy away from replacing the tool you use twice (or more) a day. In fact, replacing your toothbrush should be a regular occurrence in your home, say, every three to four months. We know you probably visit us here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry every six months or so, but we don’t want you to wait on swapping out that old toothbrush for a new one. So, here are some of our favorite tips to help you select a new one.

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5 Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

May 15, 2021

As adults, we know that oral hygiene is a critical part of our overall health care. Yet, many parents come to David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry with questions about pediatric dentistry. While we encourage parents to bring their children in for examinations as soon as possible, dental care can start at home and as soon as your child’s first tooth arrives. There’s no reason you should wait to introduce your child to the basics of teeth care. In fact, many children will be naturally curious about why you’re brushing your teeth, so this is a great opportunity to teach them the ropes. If you’re unsure where to start, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we get about children’s dentistry.

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3 Signs You Need Full Mouth Rehabilitation

March 8, 2021

Everyone wants a bright and beautiful smile, but not everyone is born with such a blessing. However, there’s more to a great set of teeth than genetics. Most people rely on dental care to keep their teeth white, straight, and free of defects. Still, access to dental care isn’t easy for some, leaving many to put off their dental care for years or even decades, often resulting in full mouth rehabilitation. Thankfully, the team at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has what it takes to restore your smile, no matter the damage. Here are some of the key signs it’s time for an appointment in our office.

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4 FAQs About Wisdom Teeth Extraction

January 14, 2021

Contrary to what the name might suggest, your wisdom teeth don’t provide any additional wisdom! Instead, these molars are usually the last to erupt through the gum’s surface. As the third and final set of molars, they don’t become an issue until people are between 17-25 years of age. It’s within this age bracket that we do the most extractions for wisdom teeth. Still, we find that there is a shroud of mystery surrounding the extraction process. So, before you call David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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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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