Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

The Symptoms that Tell You’re a Victim of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can affect your life in many ways, which can be quite inconvenient and troublesome. Our dentist, Dr. Randy Cockrell, encourages you to treat your sleep apnea as soon as possible, but you can only treat it if you know you’re for sure a victim. So, he would like... Read more »

Dental Implant Tips to Care for Your New Restoration

We can offer dental implants at Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for patients who have suffered tooth loss and are interested in dental restoration. If you are new to the idea of a dental implant and are unsure how to maintain its care, we can offer some tips.... Read more »

Jumpstart Your Spring With Cold and Flu Season Treatments

The importance of brushing and flossing every day is often never more important than when you end up sick. If you are suffering from a cold or the flu, you will need to make sure that you are continuing to clean out your mouth. Due to several oral health risks... Read more »

Knowledge Foundation: Dental Crowns

How effective would you rank your oral health care? Do you find your oral health care being adequate to ensure your teeth are well protected against oral health risks? Even if you're doing everything you can to protect a tooth, the truth is that oral accidents and injuries can still... Read more »

First Aid Information to Help Deal With Pediatric Oral Trauma

Children tend to be energetic and accident prone. Sometimes a day of vigorous play can lead to an accidental blow to the mouth capable of damaging teeth or harming soft oral tissues. In a moment like this some simple first aid might be needed while you seek professional care from... Read more »

Keeping Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape During Lacrosse Season

Did you know your smile could be in danger while you play lacrosse? Well, it’s true. This is why your dentist, Dr. Randy Cockrell, strongly encourages you to care for and protect your teeth and gums while you compete on the field. If you do your best to do so,... Read more »

Chew Gum for a Healthy Smile

It is important to brush your teeth twice per day and floss once daily. Usually this is done in the morning and at night. What about after eating? Many people want to clean their mouths immediately after eating to maintain a clean smile and fresh breath. Unfortunately, brushing directly after... Read more »