Emergency Toothache Relief – What Medications and Remedies Work?

A toothache can cause a great deal of pain. It can make it difficult for you to complete your everyday tasks and go about your routine. The good news, however, is that there are a number of medications and home remedies that may provide you with relief from your toothache.... Read more »

Toothache Home Remedies – How to Stop the Pain

Toothaches can be very painful. The good news, however, is that there are a variety of home remedies that can ease the pain and help you feel better. Here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend the following toothache home remedies: Salt Water Rinse We suggest a salt water... Read more »

The Scoop on Cavities and How to Prevent Them

Although we are turning back the clock for daylight savings, you can’t turn back time on your teeth. Studies have shown that one in five Americans has untreated cavities, which is decay that has damaged a tooth’s hard, outer enamel layer and created small holes. Cavities can arise in people... Read more »

Does Pregnancy Cause Sensitive Gums?

Pregnancy comes with a variety of side effects. While morning sickness is the one that is most commonly discussed, pregnancy can also lead to gum sensitivity. If you are pregnant and facing sensitive gums, you are likely dealing with a condition called gingivitis, which is the inflammation of the gums.... Read more »

Will Stitches Cause Sensitive Gums?

Stitches are frequently used after a variety of oral procedures such as extractions and wisdom tooth removal. Thanks to advances in technology, these stitches are usually self dissolving. They are comprised of a special material that can safely remain in your body for an extended time period. Depending on the... Read more »

Will I Need Stitches If I Get a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions are one of the most common dental procedures performed in our office. You may need a tooth extraction if you have a crowded mouth, infection, are at risk for an infection, or are dealing with gum disease. Before pulling your tooth, a dentist will administer a local anesthetic... Read more »

Will Lipstick Dry Out My Lips?

Lipstick is a great way to make your lips “pop” and pearly whites stand out. Whether you wear lipstick on a daily basis or only apply it before special occasions, you may be wondering if lipstick can dry out your lips. The answer to this questions is “it depends.” There... Read more »

Will People Notice if I Have My Invisalign Aligners In?

In the past, the only way for patients to achieve straight teeth and beautiful smiles was traditional metal braces. While traditional metal braces are incredibly effective, they can make patients, especially teens and adults feel embarrassed. Over 20 years ago, Invisalign made its debut. Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative... Read more »

Will Juice Cleanses Damage My Teeth or Enamel?

Juice cleanses are more popular today than ever before. The media is flooded with advertisements for the latest and greatest juicers. Even celebrities seem to be embracing this trend. Although juicing can help you increase your vitamin and mineral intake, it can also hinder your dental health. Most of the... Read more »

Will I Need a Retainer After Invisalign?

After you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you’ll likely be satisfied with your new smile and ready to show it off to the world. If you’d like to keep your smile for years to come and ensure all the time and money you invested into Invisalign pays off, you’ll need to... Read more »