Christopher J. Cowell, DMD Blog
November 14, 2020
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.
October 13, 2020
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.(more…)
September 9, 2020
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.(more…)
August 10, 2020
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!(more…)
July 7, 2020
Unlike other tooth replacement options that need to be replaced after a few years of use, dental implants can easily last for several decades or more! However, their lifespan depends heavily on how well they’re taken care of. Even though dental implants are incredibly strong and durable, there are a few ways they can be damaged or dislodged. Make sure to break these six bad habits in order to keep your newly rebuilt smile happy, healthy, and complete for a lifetime!(more…)
June 3, 2020
Dental crowns are one of the most common forms of dental restoration out there. They are very popular, look natural, and have a high success rate. However, they don’t last forever and over time, crowns can become loose and even fall out. Fortunately, this is usually a quick fix for your dentist. If you have a loose dental crown, continue reading to learn why it occurred and what you should do.
May 15, 2020
Stress impacts countless Americans on a daily basis. Many people don’t realize that when it’s left unchecked, it can begin to impact other parts of your body, such as your immune system and oral health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re likely trying to process immense amounts of anxiety all while staying isolated in your home. If you’re having a hard time doing this, your dentist in DeLand has a few tricks and tips to help, so your oral health doesn’t begin declining as well. (more…)
April 15, 2020
Are you considered an at-risk patient for COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions? Unfortunately, the virus has kept many people with existing health problems from being able to go out and do major tasks, such as grocery shopping and getting their teeth cleaned. That’s why your dentist in DeLand has implemented special safety protocols in an effort to provide at-risk patients with a safe space to receive preventive dental care in. That way, your oral health won’t decline while you’re self-isolating. Read on to learn more about what it means to be an “at-risk patient” during the COVID-19 crisis and how your dentist is accommodating your unique situation. (more…)
March 11, 2020
Halitosis, or bad breath, is a common and embarrassing situation that impacts nearly 80 million people every day. While there are a variety of harmless factors that may cause a bad odor in your mouth, it can sometimes also be the result of a larger underlying issue. Thankfully, a few simple habits can get your oral health back on track and keep your smile fresh. Here are nine tips from your DeLand dentist to help you keep bad breath at bay.
February 19, 2020
Today, dentists can restore the function of your smile alongside the appearance by offering using realistic-looking materials to craft restorations. If you have a dental crown in DeLand and notice a small black line forming around it, it can severely distract from its realistic appearance and bring unwanted attention to your damaged tooth. Unfortunately, this commonly occurs when a dental crown is made with certain materials. Read on to learn more about what’s causing the black line around your dental crown and how you can get rid of it. (more…)