Brent Cornelius Dentistry
Brent Cornelius Dentistry
Tips and advice for optimum hygiene and a stellar dental practice.
Brent Cornelius

Most people have their teeth by a dental hygienist. These para professionals undergo twoto four years of training (most earn a two-year associate’s degree) in order toclean your teeth, x-ray them, and check them out for bigger problems (this iswhen your dentist might come in to inspect...  Read More
Oral Hygiene Advice to Live By
When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, it’s all about making certain activities a habit. Make them a habit and you and children can expect throughout your and their lives.Read below for our favorite oral hygiene advice – for life! Once your children reach the age of 6, their...  Read More
The Inside of My Mouth is Peeling. What’s Going On?
If you notice that the inside of your cheeks appear to “peel” from time to time, it could be because you’re having a mild allergic reaction to your toothpaste.But it also could mean something more serious:, , canker sores or the more serious mouth ulcers, or even Stevens-Johnson...  Read More
Never Want Another Cavity? Do These 3 Things
Here’s a worthy goal to shoot for: no matter how many cavities you’ve had in the past, vow to yourself that you’ll never have another.As in never. Ever. .Read below for three things you can do to meet this goal.1.Understand that there’s a reason why dentists insist that you...  Read More
Veneer Misconceptions
Many people think of porcelain veneers as a very quick way to get a .That part is true.But there are many misconceptions about veneers: you could be thinking that veneers will solve all your oral health problems, while they really can and should only be used for certain situations and...  Read More
9 Things Everyone Should Know About Teeth
When it comes to your teeth, , the better.With that in mind, here are nine things everyone should know about teeth. (Note: some are “just for fun,” while others are truly “good to know”): Some people don’t lose all of their baby teeth. Most of us have about 20 baby...  Read More
Oral health is far more important to your overall health than you may realize. Neglect your teeth and gums by not brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist for regular checkups, etc. and cavities/gingivitis/periodontal diseasewillbe in your future.Neglect to visit a dentist for such as loose teeth,...  Read More
If you have missing, crooked, chipped, and/or diseased teeth, you may be considering having some performed.Your options could include porcelain veneers, braces, Invisalign, a crown, dentures, etc.But if you’re missing a tooth or your teeth are chipped or broken, perhaps your best bet from a...  Read More
Are Dental Implants Rights for You?
If you’ve lost a tooth due to accident or due to advanced periodontal disease, you may have been considering getting a dental implant and are wondering if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.Read below to learn who is – and isn’t – a good candidate when it comes...  Read More
We know that you know how important it is to floss at least once daily.We know this because the admonishment to floss comes to you regularly: from your dentist, from advertisers, from your mother, from articles such as this one. (That’s right; floss at least once a day, every day!)But many of...  Read More
Whether you’re looking for straighter teeth, a whiter smile, to fix chipped or broken teeth, or to replace missing teeth, tools and technology in cosmetic dentistry today are offering patients the chance to see some pretty – and quickly!Read below for an overview of some recent...  Read More
Let’s say you’ve come down with a really bad cold. Or the flu. Or bronchitis. The type of illness doesn’t really count, but it has to be severe enough that you have a slight or moderate fever and you ache. You also have a runny nose, possibly nasal decongestion and a sore throatIn...  Read More
Categories: sick, sore teeth
Should You Go to a Just-Graduated Dentist?
As you search for a new dentist, you one who only recently graduated from dental school and dental residency.Should you engage him as your dentist?If he’s working in a dental office with other dentists – as most new graduates do – you probably have nothing to worry about. After...  Read More
You head to your local dentist for your twice-yearly dental checkup. As you chat with the dentist or hygienist, he or she mentions “Oh, by the way, we now offer cosmetic Botox injections for facial wrinkles. Would you be interested in learning more about this service?’You say to...  Read More
Categories: botox, botox injections
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, reports that losing weight is number one, followed by volunteering to help others. Quitting smoking is third, while getting a better education is fourth, with getting a better job fifth.The remaining top 13 are saving money, getting fit, eating...  Read More
If your young child sucks her thumb, it could lead to protruding teeth as she grows older.Many children suck their thumbs as a form of self-care – they do it to relax themselves, especially if stressed.Babies often suck their thumbs, and at this stage it’s not a threat to your...  Read More
When it comes to having one or more teeth extracted, be aware that you could gain something unwanted as a result of the extraction: an infection known as septicemia, which could turn into a very serious infection known as sepsis.While rare after a tooth extracton, sepsis does occur and it’s...  Read More
If you have diabetes, it’s even more critical that you practice good dental hygiene.Why? Because people with diabetes are more likely to develop such oral issues as gum disease (periodontitis) than those who aren’t diabetic.Plaque, which actually is a sticky film of bacteria, covers our...  Read More
If you have one or more dental crowns on your teeth, you’re not alone, because crowns are a very common tool dentists use to maintain teeth that have extensive decay, fillings or fractures.Yet because you had crowns placed on one or more of your teeth due to the aforementioned problems,...  Read More
While dental sedation with the help of nitrous oxide has been used by dentists safely for more than a hundred years, using the gas does come with some risks.Most of the risks appear with continued and prolonged use of the gas (between 30 minutes and two hours at a time). The gas may interfere with...  Read More
If you or a loved one is extremely afraid of dental work, you may be wondering if being sedated with nitrous oxide during a dental procedure is safe.Read below for information about the benefits of undergoing dental sedation with nitrous oxide. (We’ll discuss the minor risks in Part 2 of this...  Read More
You already know that smoking can lead to lungdisease.Yet smoking also can lead to a great varietyof oral health issues, several of them serious: yellow and stained teeth, periodontaldisease, tissue and bone loss, loss of teeth, peri-implantitis (a destructive,inflammatory process affecting the...  Read More
You already know that smoking can lead to lungdisease.Yet smoking also can lead to a great varietyof oral health issues, several of them serious: yellow and stained teeth, periodontaldisease, tissue and bone loss, loss of teeth, peri-implantitis (a destructive,inflammatory process affecting the...  Read More
Almost all of us have picked up at least a handful of bad personal or hygiene habits over the years. But when it comes to our oral health, some of these bad habits can be very harmful.Grinding your teeth, for example, will wear your teeth down, causing uneven wear, which can result in unaligned...  Read More
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