dry mouth

Even if you aren’t familiar with the term “xerostomia”, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of, and even experienced the condition. More commonly known as dry mouth, xerostomia is a condition characterized by unusual dryness in the mouth, whether related to a lack of saliva or changes in your saliva. What causes this common condition…

choosing toothpaste

There are many different types of toothpaste. Different brands try to sell their products with advertising that highlights one aspect or another. One of the important aspects of oral hygiene is brushing two or three times per day. The type of toothpaste you use can influence the desire to brush regularly, but how do you…

pregnancy dental tips

There are an abundance of myths out there related to dental care and pregnancy. The following information is intended to dispel the most prominent ones, but always check with your dentist for the best advice pertaining to your specific situation. Myth: dental work should be avoided while the patient is pregnant or the patient should…

confident smile

Many job seekers find it challenging to blend two important things – the interview and a smile. The act of smiling has been scientifically studied, and it relays happiness, authenticity, and trust across cultures and generations. Most of the time, it happens subconsciously. That’s not usually the case during a job interview. The first impression…

oral health

If you follow the recommendations of the American Dental Association, you brush your teeth at least twice a day, so toothpaste is something you utilize on a regular basis. The toothbrush isn’t the only useful place for toothpaste. You may be surprised to know it has many other uses. These five diverge from what toothpaste…

bridal-shower-feb-2017

Central Dental in Conway is a proud sponsor of the Conway Bridal Show this year and we’ll be there to join the fun. Stop by our booth to say hello, ask us your smile makeover questions, get some free Central Dental swag, and enter our contest to win a luggage set! Perfect for that honeymoon…

dental-fear

Sedation allows you to feel cool and collected before oral surgery. You may be wondering what option is right for you? While ultimately your dentist decides the best sedation choice, it’s good to familiarize yourself with different options. Medication There are a few commonly prescribed medications for oral sedation. These include: Valium, Halcion, Ativan, and…

sensitive-teeth

Do brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking cause pain in your mouth? You might have sensitive teeth! Not to worry, many people do. Visit your dentist if you’re concerned. They can rule out other possible factors for pain such as a cracked tooth or a cavity. If you do think you have sensitive teeth, here are…

confidence

Nothing is quite as impressive or alluring as a bright white, picture-perfect smile. It’s a surefire way to make a good first impression and the absolute easiest way to be the show-stopping star of any photo op. But did you know that having a pristine set of pearly whites also offers a whole host of…

proper-brushing

Brushing your teeth seems like a no brainer. Simply load up your trusty toothbrush with some minty-fresh Crest or Colgate and start scrubbing, right? However, how do you know if you’re really brushing your teeth properly? Have you ever truly inspected the quality and effectiveness of the (hopefully) daily habits you use to clean your…

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