Jun 13 2018
Root Canal

When Is A Root Canal Necessary?

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What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a special procedure used to treat a severely infected tooth. It effectively preserves a tooth that has succumbed to infection or soon will. Although the treated tooth is no longer living, the root canal procedure allows you to maintain it and the chewing ability it provides. […]

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Jun 13 2018
Electric Toothbrush

Regular Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush

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Electric toothbrushes are very popular, but are they significantly better than manual ones? Research shows that there may be a mild difference in total plaque accumulation when comparing health outcomes between people who use manual versus electric toothbrushes. That difference does become more pronounced as the months go by, too. When it comes to preventing […]

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May 16 2018
Dental Tools 5.16.18

How to Choose the Right Dentist

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Brushing and flossing at least two times a day helps keep your teeth and gums clean, but you need more than that to ensure that they stay healthy. Routine dental cleanings and exams are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. When it comes to choosing a dentist for this type of care, how […]

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May 16 2018
Dental Implants 5.16.18

What Are Dental Implants?

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When you have a missing tooth, especially in a noticeable area, it can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. You might feel reluctant about talking to others or smiling. Having missing teeth can also make it harder for you to speak or chew food. Dental implants provide a way for you to replace missing […]

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Apr 30 2018
Tips for Avoiding Cavities

Tips to Avoid Cavities

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When you have tooth damage due to bacteria, these areas are known as cavities. Since cavities can end up causing serious problems, you should focus on preventing them from developing in the first place. Learn more about what causes cavities, how to know if you might have them and how to stop them from occurring. […]

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Apr 22 2018
Invisalign

Am I A Candidate for Invisalign?

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If you’re a member of the Millennial Generation or older, you probably remember most of your middle school friends flashing bright metal smiles thanks to traditional braces. Nowadays, as technology continues to advance in all aspects of our lives, there’s an alternative to metal braces to straighten teeth. It’s called Invisalign, and it’s changing the […]

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Mar 29 2018
When to have wisdom teeth removed

How Long should I Wait to get my Wisdom Teeth Out?

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Wisdom teeth may sound like they’re a good thing, but they can frequently cause problems as they come in. For this reason, many people have them removed, but patients often want to know whether it’s better to have them taken out earlier or later. In this blog, the dentists at Central Avenue Dental in Valley […]

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Mar 22 2018
Genetics and Oral Health

Is Oral Health Genetic?

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Could your oral health lie within your genes? You make sure to practice good oral hygiene, yet you still experience cavities and other dental issues. That’s because the dental issues you’re experiencing could be linked to your genes. Genetics and Tooth Decay Research has shown that genetic variations influence the rate of dental caries. Specifically, […]

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Feb 27 2018
Central Avenue Dental - Stress and Oral Health

Can Stress Cause Cavities?

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Stress is an unavoidable fact of our everyday lives. Uncontrolled stress can impact your immune system, sleep habits, digestive system and your mental health. Too much stress can also significantly affect your oral health. Stress can cause teeth, gum and other oral structure health issues. Common Oral Health Issues Related To Stress Cavities – When you’re […]

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Feb 23 2018
Central Avenue Dental - Do I have a cavity?

Do I have a Cavity?

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Cavities are holes or structural damage in teeth, and it’s the second most common condition in adults and children. Only the common cold is experienced more frequently than cavities. Cavities, also known as tooth decay or caries, can form due to a variety of reasons including frequent snacking, drinking sugar-sweetened drinks and not cleaning your […]

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