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Christopher J. Cowell, DMD Blog

7 Ways to Prevent a Dental Emergency

November 8, 2021

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patient smiling after a dental emergency in DeLand

Though you may try your best to take care of your smile, accidents happen. Learning the best ways to avoid a dental emergency in DeLand can save you time, money, and the frustrations that come with needing an unplanned dental procedure. It may be difficult to quit old habits and make the necessary adjustments to protect your smile from harm, but it will be well worth it. Here are seven tips that can help you avoid needing to make a detour to the emergency dentist.


Don’t Ruin Your Teeth Whitening Treatment with These Foods

September 4, 2021

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red wine and a cigar

You just spent money to get your smile looking great, so the last thing you should do is indulge in foods and beverages that can ruin a teeth whitening treatment.

In the first 48 hours after treatment, it is the most important timeframe for you to be careful with what you consume. After professional whitening sessions, your teeth become slightly porous, and the dentin layer becomes temporarily exposed. Acidic and dark-colored foods and drinks are more easily absorbed into your teeth after whitening, which can cause discoloration.

Here are some items to avoid after teeth whitening as well as some that you can seek out.


The Difference Between Dental Crowns and Fillings

August 11, 2021

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young man smiling

Do you have a damaged or decayed tooth? Your dentist might have suggested that you get a dental crown or filling. They’re both used to restore the function and aesthetic of teeth, so they must be interchangeable – right? Well, it may surprise you to learn that the similarities stop there. Although they both have restoration benefits, they each serve a unique purpose. Read along as we discuss the difference between dental crowns and fillings.


What Exactly Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 30, 2021

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woman seeing her new smile after getting cosmetic dental treatments

You’ve probably heard of the phrase “cosmetic dentistry” before, but you may not be quite sure exactly what it means. Essentially, it refers to a variety of treatments designed to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth. Although the American Dental Association doesn’t officially recognize cosmetic dentistry as a dental specialty, many dentists offer these services because they want to help their patients feel more confident in their smiles. If you’ve been uncomfortable showing off your pearly whites due to stains, chips, or gaps in your grin, take a moment to learn about a few of the most common cosmetic dental treatments.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Give You the Perfect Summer Smile

June 9, 2021

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woman smiling in sunflower field during summer

Are you dreading meeting new and familiar faces this summer? If you have flaws and imperfections in your teeth, you may feel self-conscious and try to hide them every time you speak or eat. Luckily, your cosmetic dentist can erase all your issues with dental treatments and help restore your smile and confidence! Read along as we discuss a few services that can improve your appearance.


Four of the Most Common Dental Implant Myths Debunked

April 29, 2021

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Older couple learning about dental implant myths

If you’re missing teeth, you may be wondering which tooth replacement method is the best one for you. However, there’s also a chance that you’ve run into a few dental implant myths along the way (and maybe even avoided the treatment as a result!) According to actual implant dentists, they are just that: myths! To learn the truth behind dental implants and why you should consider them to replace teeth, keep reading.


3 Reasons Why Spending Your Tax Refund on Dental Care is Worth It

April 14, 2021

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Older couple smiling after using tax refund on their smile

With the average tax refund amount in 2021 being as high as $2,900 according to the IRS, there are certainly many things worth investing it in moving forward. If there’s one thing 2020 proved, it’s that financial setbacks can happen at any time and making smart investments today can bring major dividends later. When it comes to your long-term oral health, the same logic certainly applies. Here are three ways to invest your refund into your smile!


4 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

February 17, 2021

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Woman smiling

Everyone wants to feel confident about their smile. One of the greatest things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a smile that you aren’t proud to show off. Everyone has their own idea of what beauty is, but there are also some general traits that most people find attractive. Continue reading to learn about just some of the many traits that contribute to a beautiful smile and how cosmetic dentistry can help.


4 Common Factors That Can Increase Your Risk of Oral Cancer

January 4, 2021

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person breaking a cigarette in half to reduce their oral cancer risk

Diagnosing cancer of the mouth or throat is difficult because most people don’t notice the warning signs. For example, if symptoms only show up at the back of the throat, the condition can be all too easy to miss until it’s too late. Of the 1.7 million Americans who were diagnosed with cancer in 2019, about 53,000 of them had an oral malignancy, according to the American Cancer Society. To help you reduce your chances of developing this disease, here are four common risk factors for oral cancer.


4 of the Most Common Dental Emergency Procedures

December 3, 2020

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Man with dental emergency

Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency, but unfortunately, not everything always goes as planned. When experiencing pain and are in need of treatment, many find themselves feeling anxious about what is to come. However, knowing what to expect can help you to feel more prepared about your visit to the emergency dentist. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common emergency treatments so that you know what you’re in for.

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