Christopher J. Cowell, DMD Blog
July 24, 2019
We all know that we’re supposed to brush and floss in order to take good care of your teeth. We also know that staying away from candy is good for our teeth. But did you know there are other foods you should avoid in order to keep your teeth in good shape? A dentist near DeBary is here to talk about 8 foods and drinks that are awful for your pearly whites.
June 20, 2019
Flossing might be a bit of a hassle. No one really wants to do it, per se. But failing to floss can lead to all sorts of health problems, and not just in your mouth. Some can easily spread to other parts of your body and jeopardize your overall health. Let’s take a closer look at those problems as a dentist near DeBary explains 5 problems that happen when you neglect to floss.
April 2, 2019
Biting your fingernails, slouching at your desk or skipping breakfast – these are some examples of bad habits that can negatively affect your health. Not practicing good oral hygiene can also have a lasting impact, specifically on your dental health. Without proper brushing habits, you will fail to remove harmful plaque and tartar, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. To keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy, check out the following notes from a dentist in DeLand on the most common bad brushing habits – and how to break them.
March 16, 2019
You know you need a dentist, but which of their many services will give you what you need? You want to improve both your smile’s function and its appearance. Does that mean you need restorative or cosmetic dentistry? Although sometimes the two do overlap, restorative and cosmetic dentistry generally serve unique yet equally important purposes. In this post, find out when you need a cosmetic dentist and when you need a restorative dentist in DeLand and what services each can offer you. (more…)
January 15, 2019
If you think that teeth whitening is a new development in human history, the truth will surprise you. The ancient Egyptians viewed white teeth as a sign of wealth and beauty and were known to use things like pumice and wine vinegar to brighten their smiles. And the ancient Romans used the even less appealing method of swishing with urine! Fortunately for us, teeth whitening in Deland has come a long way since then. But you may still be wondering if it’s safe for your teeth and what kind of options you have. Keep reading to find out more!
December 3, 2018
Even if you don’t make formal New Year’s resolutions, most people secretly resolve to do better at pretty much everything when a new year rolls around.
If you’re doing that, your dentist in DeLand would like to help you prioritize the dental habits you should improve in 2019.
November 12, 2018
Recently, you’ve noticed difficulty with opening your mouth, which also causes painful sensations. One of the possible causes of these symptoms is a dysfunction of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), which may require TMJ therapy in Deland to restore your normal jaw health. As you read on, you’ll learn more about this dynamic joint, what causes it to fail and the different treatment options available.
October 8, 2018
If you’ve ever woken up one day and your neck felt stiff, it can really throw a wrench in the rest of your day. Any pain near or around the head is incredibly distracting and can make even the most basic tasks difficult. With that in mind, imagine waking up with that pain every morning, but instead it’s localized to your jaw. Chronic jaw pain caused by underling oral conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) affect millions of people every year.
Thankfully, nightguards in Deland have the potential to stop much of the pain experienced from conditions just like this. Here’s how.
September 13, 2018
If your smile lost its luster, teeth whitening in DeLand is a great way to bring new life to it. A professional-grade whitening agent deeply penetrates your enamel to resolve stubborn stains. Your teeth will be several shades whiter after just one appointment. To keep your smile looking great, there are a few things to avoid after your treatment.
September 3, 2018
Dental crowns in DeLand hold a commonplace in restorative dentistry. By placing a custom-made cap over a tooth, it restores its health, function, and appearance. Although you may be a bit caught off-guard when your dentist suggests one, you have nothing to fear. A single crown is the most common restorative procedure used to rehabilitate the health of a tooth. To get your restoration, it will take a couple of appointments, and there will be a small recovery period.