Healthy Smiles Begin with Cavity Prevention

Healthy smiles begin with cavity prevention. Cavities arise when holes are created in the protective layer of your tooth enamel. If left untreated, cavities can lead to infections within your teeth and eventually tooth loss. However, there are plenty of techniques, tools, and habits at your disposal that you can use for effective cavity prevention. Brushing and flossing continue to... read more »


Flossing Every Day

Flossing every day is essential to ensure that your smile will function as intended. As long as you continue to take care of your smile and promote a healthy and active lifestyle, you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. However, flossing correctly and with the proper tools will help immensely. Always make sure you are flossing every single day... read more »


The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is an oral health disorder commonly found in children who often drink from bottles for extended periods of time. The reason the bottles can cause damage to a child’s smile lies in the liquids being used in the bottles and the amount of time they are in contact with the child’s mouth. The following is a... read more »


A Missing Filling Needs Timely Treatment to Prevent Complications

Here at C & C Dental, Drs. Cashion and Cory frequently use dental fillings to repair a tooth that is suffering from a chip or cavity. While this is meant to repair the tooth for many years, fillings can potentially fail. This is even more likely to occur if you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene. As a general rule,... read more »


Fighting Tooth Decay Is Possible with Dental Crowns

Do you suffer from tooth decay? Are you afraid your cavities with lead to tooth loss before they get treated? If you want to stop tooth decay in its tracks, but still maintain a natural look in your mouth without resorting to metal dental amalgams for cavity fillings, you do have a few options. One of the best options is... read more »


Overt Symptoms of a Bad Filling Should Not Be Ignored

The larger and older a filling is, the more likely it is to have trouble. This is often a result of the pervasive bacteria in your mouth infiltrating the microscopic seam that is bonding your filling to the surrounding healthy tooth enamel. Sometimes you can notice an overt symptom that one of your fillings is about to go bad. Catching... read more »


Should You Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is a great tool to use if you’re interested in keeping bacteria away from your teeth. However, with so many kinds of mouthwash available, how do you choose one that best meets your needs? For instance, did you know that some mouthwashes can actually fight off bad breath, tooth decay, and even bad breath? For instance, you may want... read more »