Could You Benefit From a Night Guard?

Do you get facial discomfort in the mornings, particularly around your jaw? Does it feel like some of your teeth are sensitive or loose? You might be clenching your jaw muscles for long periods of time, a condition known as bruxism. Many people experience this at some point and it... Read more »

Diabetes and Your Smile

Are you suffering from diabetes? If so, you are not alone, as roughly 30 million Americans suffer from the disease. In all, this is roughly 10% of the population. Diabetes has been shown to damage your oral health as well as your overall health, which is why is is so... Read more »

Pregnancy: It Can Affect Your Gums

If you have discovered that you’re pregnant, you are likely anticipating a lot of changes in your life. You probably know some of the changes that your body will undergo, but were you aware that pregnancy can also affect your dental health? As your hormone levels change, your chances may... Read more »

Don’t Skip Your Dental Cleanings

Getting your teeth examined and cleaned means taking steps to prevent significant health problems, such as heart disease, gum disease, stroke, and oral cancer. Great job! Proper daily hygiene habits--brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day for two to three minutes--are important for... Read more »

Are You Looking for the Right Toothpaste for Your Child?

Dental care for children should begin as early as birth, even though your child doesn’t need to brush or floss their teeth yet. When the time comes for your child to have teeth that need to be brushed, it’s important to choose the right toothpaste for children, as children’s toothpaste... Read more »

Answer Your Questions on Gum Disease Treatments

Are you aware of issues and ailments associated with gum disease? If you did not know, gum disease often occurs due to poor oral health, or improper cleaning habits. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious infection that occurs in your gum tissue. If left untreated it... Read more »

You May Have Bruxism If You Have These Symptoms

Bruxism is a dental term that applies to the compulsive oral health condition of grinding and clenching your teeth while asleep. It is possible to be entirely unaware of having bruxism, but we have provided the common symptoms to help you recognize the condition. Asking a family member or roommate... Read more »

Sensitive Teeth: 3 Things to Avoid

Teeth sensitivity when eating or drinking develops when the defensive enamel on the surface of your tooth wears away. It can also happen when the gum line recedes exposing the roots.   Once the enamel is worn, your teeth will feel pain when drinking or eating anything that is cold,... Read more »

Embrace Your Smile With ClearCorrect

Are crooked or misaligned teeth causing you to feel self-conscious, but you are delaying braces because you don’t want a mouth full of metal brackets and wires? If so, we would love to speak with you about ClearCorrect, a cosmetic and discreet orthodontic treatment that does not involve covering your... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Hatfield Cosmetic & Family Dentist, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our... Read more »