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5 Ways Dental Crowns Save Your Teeth

Are your teeth damaged and need repair?
Do you experience reoccurring oral discomfort?
Have you considered dental crowns?
Dentists have used dental crowns for more than 100 years because they add substantial support to teeth that have been weakened by decay or injury. Restore your smile to alleviate oral discomfort with this versatile solution that corrects numerous health and cosmetic concerns.

Repair decaying teeth.
Restore damaged teeth.
Secure a dental bridge.
Cover dental implants.
Cover fillings from cavities.
And more

What Are Dental Crowns?
Customized to cover your tooth above your […]


Braces vs. Invisalign: How to Know Which Is Better for You

Braces vs Invisalign: Which Do Dentists Prefer?
Whether you desire the smile of your dreams or are tired of living with discomfort due to crowded teeth, straightening your smile is a decision that can help improve your health and boost your self-esteem. 
While various practices have been developed to help realign your teeth, most patients and dental professionals still prefer both traditional metal braces and Invisalign®. Why? Each option has distinct advantages, including decreasing your chances of these dental issues:

Cavities
Gum disease
Decaying teeth
Bone […]


6 Main Reasons Why You Get Tooth Decay

Most everyone in their lives will experience at least one cavity. Depending on the location and severity of tooth decay, or a cavity, you may feel mild to moderate pain, extreme pain or no pain at all. In fact, when caught early, many patients don’t know they have a cavity until their regular dental exam.
So, why do you get tooth decay? The reasons why people get cavities can be boiled down to six main culprits:

Poor oral hygiene: Not brushing and […]


Why Use Fluoride

Everything You Need to Know and More!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! So, today we’re talking about fluoride. Why use fluoride? Plus, find out everything you need to know and more about fluoride use for both kids and adults.
First, What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural element that is found in your bones and your teeth. Fluoride is also found in water, soil, air, rocks, plants, and some foods. This mineral is typically used as an additive in toothpaste and […]


10 Top Super Foods for Better Health

Staying Healthy This Winter
A healthier body also means healthier teeth. It’s always important to eat healthy so that your
body can function well every day. When you fuel your body properly, you can perform the way
you want, you feel less tired, and you get sick less often. As we head into winter, keep these top
superfoods in mind for better health.

Spinach
Remember your mother making you eat your spinach? And, of course, there’s always
Popeye. Spinach contains high levels of vitamins A, B2, B6, […]


Flossing 101: How to Floss Your Teeth Properly

Why is Flossing Your Teeth Essential to Your Health?
how to floss properly
We often get asked, “Is flossing really that important?” And our answer is always, “Yes!” And knowing how to floss your teeth is a great tool for your overall health.
We get it. Flossing is an extra thing to include in your dental routine. But this is really a case of what you can’t see CAN hurt you.
Your teeth are chewing […]


Proper Brushing Techniques

The Right and Wrong Way to Brush Your Teeth
Did you know there’s a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth? Proper brushing techniques are important to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime. Infrequent or improper tooth brushing methods can lead to cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) and your friends at Peace Haven Family Dentistry, you should follow this dental care regimen for a healthy mouth and smile.
Place […]


Your Tongue and Oral Health

You may not think about your tongue and oral health very often, but it can be an early indicator of other issues. The shape, color, bumps, patches, and other characteristics of your tongue is your body trying to communicate a problem to you. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to.
White Patches on Your Tongue
White patches on your tongue can indicate a fungal infection, lichen planus (an immune system response) or leukoplakia, which is linked to cancer. […]


Can Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Teeth?

When we think of allergies, we think of the sneezing, coughing, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, sinus pressure, and itchy or watery eyes. But can seasonal allergies affect your teeth too? The answer is YES.
Allergies hit hardest in spring and fall. During the spring season, flowers, trees, and grasses are blooming. And during fall, a combination of falling leaves and mold can create allergens in the air. Other allergy factors can include warm, humid weather when the air is […]


Osteoporosis and Dental Health

What You Need to Know to Maintain Your Oral Health
By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than half of those over age 50 will suffer with some form of osteoporosis. And about one in three women over 50 will experience bone fractures due to osteoporosis. When considering osteoporosis, most people think about the spine “shrinking” or bones becoming brittle. But there is also a direct relationship between osteoporosis and dental health.
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we want […]


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