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How to Treat a Toothache

Find Out How to Treat a Toothache and When to Call Your Dentist
A toothache is no fun, especially if it comes on suddenly or has your toddler in hysterics. While you can’t always avoid a toothache, there are things you can do to prevent and manage them at any age. Learn about the common causes, how to treat a toothache at home, and when to see a dentist.
What Causes a Toothache? 
From serious illness to injuries or minor annoyances, so many […]


How to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth for Two Minutes

Pop quiz—how long should you brush your teeth? If you guessed two minutes, you’re correct! It may be easy for you, as an adult, to stick with brushing your teeth for the recommended duration. But if your child isn’t reaching that goal, don’t panic! This post will teach you three fun and easy ways to get your kids to brush their teeth for a full two minutes.
How Should a Child Brush Their Teeth?
First, let’s start with a few basics. Follow […]


6 Easy Tricks to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, can be an embarrassing problem and an indicator of your overall wellness. From gut health to sleep apnea, hundreds of conditions have a link to oral odors. 
While everything from foods to medications can cause offending odors, you don’t have to resign yourself to the problem. Keep reading to learn a few tricks to get rid of bad breath!
Common Causes of Bad Breath
Bleeding gums often go hand in hand because gingivitis is a leading cause […]


The Surprising Connection Between Your Dental Health and Overall Health

5 Unexpected Ways Going to the Dentist Makes You Healthier
Whether it’s focusing on nutrition, exercising, or getting regular medical checkups, you probably do quite a bit to take care of your body. However, you might be neglecting one area that’s just as important as all of these – your oral health! 
There’s a surprising connection between your dental health and systemic health that you don’t want to ignore. So, today we’ll share some unexpected links between the two. Plus, we’ll share […]


Your Next Dentist Visit: 5 Questions You Should Always Answer Truthfully

According to an American Academy of Periodontology survey, 27% of adults lied about flossing at their last dentist visit. If your next appointment is coming up, you might be feeling anxious about answering certain questions. There are many things that dentists should ask to ensure your oral health. And while some questions may be awkward for you, they could impact your well-being immensely. That’s why it’s so important to find a dental office that makes you feel comfortable.
At Peace Haven […]


5 Common Dental Myths You Thought Were True

According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, more than one in three people suffer from dental anxiety, and one in 10 consider their anxiety severe. Why all the fear? One culprit is dental myths and urban legends. Today, let’s address those dental myths and misconceptions! 
5 Dental Myths Debunked
“The two biggest fear-busters are knowledge and action.” – Denis Waitley
One of the best ways to alleviate anxiety is to separate fact from fiction, so let’s review some common dental myths and […]


How TMJ Is Treated Do I Go to a Doctor or Dentist?

Today, we’re answering your questions about TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.
If you or someone you know suffers from TMJ, you know how stressful and uncomfortable it can be to cope with the disorder. Fortunately, there are plenty of effective options available to help you return to life as normal. So, whether you’re wondering how TMJ is treated, where to seek care, or how to relieve the pain, we’re here to answer all of your questions.
How Is TMJ Diagnosed?
If you suspect you […]


How to Know if You Have a Cavity

The earlier you find a cavity, the easier it is to fix the problem. Unfortunately, cavity signs and symptoms often don’t show up until the decay site worsens. So, how do you know if you have a cavity? First, let’s explore cavities, then we’ll share the seven early signs that should trigger a trip to your dentist.
First, did you know that your mouth is the first part of your digestive tract? Your teeth crush food, breaking it down into smaller […]


Oral Health and Birth Control: What Women Need to Know

Most women are aware that birth control can affect mood and weight, but it may be a surprise to know that oral contraceptives can also affect your oral health. Peace Haven Family Dentistry believes it’s best to learn about the connection between oral health and birth control before making your contraception decision. So, let’s examine the facts.
What Are the Connections between Oral Health and Birth Control?
Oral health includes much more than being cavity free and having pearly white teeth. It […]


Should I Pull a Tooth or Save It?

The Pros and Cons You Need to Know
Do you experience pain when you eat ice cream?
Do you have to wait until your dinner “cools” before you can eat?
When you’re in pain, you’ll do just about anything to escape it. When it comes to tooth pain, you might want to pull it. Get rid of the tooth; get rid of the pain. Right? But before you make that decision, let’s consider the alternatives. Is it best to pull a tooth or […]


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