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Christopher J. Cowell, DMD Blog

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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What Causes Dental Bridge Failure?

November 14, 2020

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Image before dental bridge failure. If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, a fixed dental bridge is a convenient solution to close the gap. New innovations in dentistry make them look and feel more natural than ever. They are made of high-quality material to last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare. Unfortunately, your bridge won’t last forever. Here are 4 of the most common causes of dental bridge failure and what you can do to protect your investment.

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5 Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

October 13, 2020

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Family visiting DeLand family dentist

When all your family members visit separate dentists for different types of dental care, keeping their smiles healthy can feel overwhelming. Between juggling appointments, driving all over town, and remembering who needs which treatments, it’s all too easy for your loved ones’ oral health to get off track. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to switch to a DeLand family dentist! Here are five great ways taking your family to the same experienced and friendly dental professional can keep their smiles happy and healthy.

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Do Dentures Prevent Jawbone Loss?

September 9, 2020

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Woman admiring her new dentures in Deland

Dentures in DeLand are a quick and affordable way to replace missing teeth and regain a full set of beautiful pearly whites. However, filling those gaps in your smile is important for more than just cosmetic reasons. Missing teeth lead to jawbone loss, which can cause changes in your facial structure and give you a sunken, aged appearance. Read on to find out how to restore your confident smile while preventing bone loss.

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Is TMJ Disorder Causing Your Migraines?

August 10, 2020

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Woman suffering from migraines and TMJ disorder in DeLand

Do you get migraines? These intense headaches often come with symptoms such as light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and throbbing pain that can be severe enough to interfere with daily activities. Although this is a very common health disorder, researchers still don’t know much about them—including what causes them. However, recent research indicates that chronic migraines may be connected to another condition called temporomandibular disorder (TMD or TMJ disorder). Read on to learn more about how that pain in your head may be caused by soreness in your jaw, and what your dentist can do to help alleviate both!

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