Treat TMD with One of These 5 Common Options

July 15, 2022

TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, is a condition that affects the jaw joint. Symptoms can include pain in the jaw, neck, and shoulders and difficulty opening and closing your mouth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your dental team here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry right away. Many treatment options are available for TMD, and the best option for you will depend on the severity of your condition. Keep reading to learn the top five common TMD treatment options we use.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

January 14, 2022

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. But life happens, and sometimes your smile turns into one you don’t love or recognize anymore. Thankfully, you’ve got the team at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in your corner. We care about all of our patients, and giving people the smiles they love is what brings us joy every day. One of the best ways we do that is through our cosmetic dentistry services. While some of these procedures are perfect for anyone, others have very specific use cases. So, let’s take a look at some of your cosmetic options and if they’re right for you.

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Top 5 Dental Problems Invisalign Can Fix

November 15, 2021

Over the last decade, Invisalign has become the preferred method of treatment for straighter teeth in adults. Unlike traditional wire and bracket braces, Invisalign uses clear trays to move and shift your smile into its correct position. This option is much more comfortable and less noticeable, making them a hot-button topic for adults. Furthermore, Invisalign’s software – ClinCheck – maps out your entire treatment process, and what your end smile will look like. Not only does this limit all the guesswork, but it also gives you a customized treatment plan. David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry uses Invisalign to help patients rekindle their love for their smile. Here are five of the most common dental problems our treatment can correct.

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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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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 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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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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