Should I Visit the Dentist More as a Senior Citizen?

Teeth are wonderful in the ways that they help us to eat and speak properly. We also can’t forget that teeth should be given the credit when we smile. For these reasons, it’s important that our teeth stay as healthy as possible, no matter the age. In fact, teeth are... Read more »

Is My Oral Health Really Important Over the Age of 60?

No matter the age, whether 6-years old or 67-years old, our teeth are very important! Teeth help you to function much more than you probably think. They help us to properly chew foods so that we can eat and to help us when we want to speak. Plus, it’s just... Read more »

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 »