Peterson & Cammack Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

5 Easy Remedies for Managing Toothaches

November 16, 2023

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Peppermint tea

No one wants to be dealing with a toothache! If you find yourself in this situation, you should see an emergency dentist as soon as you get the opportunity. This way, they can address the root of the problem and relieve your pain. Until you are able to see your dentist, there are some steps you can take at home to reduce your discomfort. Here are some home remedies that may be able to help you.


4 Ways to Protect Your SureSmile Aligners This Halloween

October 27, 2023

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a bucket of Halloween candy

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, Halloween can be full of fun and sweets. The problem is, if this is the first year you’ve celebrated while undergoing SureSmile orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to be mindful of your aligners. So long as you stick to the care basics, like cleaning your trays regularly, and maintain good dental hygiene, you’ll be able to stay on track with your treatment timeline. Read on to learn four ways you can protect your SureSmile aligners this Halloween.


What Are the Causes of Mouth Sores?

September 24, 2023

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Canker sore on lip

Not only are oral sores uncomfortable, but they can be distracting and take away from your appearance. There are several different types of sores that can occur in and around the mouth, so there are a variety of different causes. If you notice that you have an oral sore, it’s important to take the right steps to treat it before it can cause further issues. Continue reading to learn about the different types of sores, their causes, and what you should do.


Getting Ready for a Dental Crown: How Your Dentist Prepares Your Tooth

August 12, 2023

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Illustration of crown being placed on a prepared tooth

When you have an injured or decayed tooth, a dental crown can be used to strengthen and protect it. But before you can receive the final restoration, your dentist will need to make sure that the tooth in question has been properly prepared. Here’s a quick overview of what you can generally expect when getting ready to receive a new dental crown.


Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?

July 17, 2023

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Close up of chipped toothAre you embarrassed by a chipped tooth? Maybe you’re insecure about dark fillings? No matter the issue, you can boost your self-esteem by investing in dental bonding. It offers a lot of bang for your buck because it’s affordable, convenient, and provides noticeable results. It continues to rank among the most popular elective services every year. Here’s what you need to know to determine if dental bonding is the solution for you.


Afraid of the Dentist? Here Are 4 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry 

June 9, 2023

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patient undergoing sedation dentistry

Millions of Americans struggle with visiting the dentist’s office. For some, it can be the result of a traumatic experience that occurred years ago. For others, it may be the inability to sit still because of a disability or injury that makes sitting in a dentist’s chair unbearable. No matter the reason, your oral health still matters, and seeking professional help to care for your teeth and gums is essential. If you’ve never considered it before, here are 4 benefits of sedation dentistry that may help you return to your dentist with greater peace of mind.  


Interproximal Reduction: What It Is and Why You Might Need It

May 12, 2023

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Woman putting in her SureSmile clear aligners

At the beginning of the SureSmile process, your dentist will give you an overview of what will happen. In some cases, they might mention that interproximal reduction is necessary before you can get clear aligners of any kind. Immediately, you may find yourself asking, “What is interproximal reduction?” and “What does it have to do with straightening my smile?” Here’s what you need to know about the treatment and why you might need it.


Is It Okay to Get Teeth Whitening After Braces?

April 7, 2023

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person having teeth whitened

Congratulations on completing your braces journey! While braces can help straighten your teeth, you may notice discoloration once they are removed. This discoloration can be caused by plaque accumulation or enamel demineralization during the orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, there are various teeth whitening options available to help restore the natural color of your teeth and enhance your smile’s appearance. Keep reading as we learn about having your beam whitened after braces.


When to Get Teeth Whitening Before a Big Event

March 31, 2023

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Young wedding couple smiling together

If you have a wedding, photoshoot, or another big event coming up where you’re likely to be photographed, teeth whitening can help you make the best impression possible. With the help of professional bleaching gels, you can get a smile up to eight shades whiter!

If you’re interested in looking your best on your big day, here’s how you can time the procedure so that you can be prepared.


What Are the Non-Anxiety-Related Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

February 4, 2023

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women under dental sedation

Since sedation dentistry is widely known for its anxiety-relieving benefits, it’s not surprising that many patients chalk it up to being only good for that. However, this calming solution offers several advantages, even if you aren’t scared of the dentist. In fact, for many patients, it’s the key to having the comfortable and enjoyable dental experience they desire! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Lacey about other benefits of sedation dentistry, which may be more diverse than you expect.

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