Root Canal Therapy: How to Save a Diseased Tooth

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Dr. Carol Halloran and our Crossroads Dental team in Waterloo, Iowa, are here to assist you with all of your oral care needs. Do you have an infected or inflamed tooth causing you pain? If so, you may benefit from a root canal treatment which can save a diseased tooth.... Read more »

Keep Your Smile Great with Excellent Oral Hygiene

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Always keep your oral health care habits in check with your health care goals. Excellent oral hygiene is the key to a great smile. Ensuring that you are safely and effectively brushing twice daily is paramount to your smile’s success. With all the different methods available to you in today’s... Read more »

How Can I Get My Child Excited for Oral Hygiene?

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If your child thinks oral hygiene is a drag, there are some things you can do to get your child more excited about cleaning their smile. If they enjoy cleaning their smile, there is a chance they will take good care of their teeth and gums as they get older.... Read more »

Black Hairy Tongue: What Can You Do?

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Does your tongue look black or feel a little hairy? While this is uncommon, it is actually a harmless condition referred to as black hairy tongue. Luckily, while this isn’t a pleasant experience, it isn’t typically too difficult to prevent. You see, black hairy tongue is caused when too much... Read more »

How Our Periodontal Maintenance Can Help Your Gums

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At Crossroads Dental, Dr. Carol Halloran and our experienced team are happy to help our patients in Waterloo, Iowa, and the surrounding communities achieve healthy smiles. While the early stages of gum disease respond well to improved oral hygiene, such as daily toothbrushing, flossing, and oral rinsing, if gum disease is... Read more »

Plaque and Its Effect on Your Oral Health

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Your mouth is an amazing piece of anatomy. It houses your teeth and gums, tongue and….millions of bacteria. When you eat or drink, this oral bacteria reacts with the sugar that is produced, resulting in acid which destroys the teeth as the bacteria multiplies. What is dental plaque? The bacteria... Read more »

Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

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Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help your teeth stay strong for years to come. But have you thought about which foods around good for your teeth? Well that’s what we’re here for. We are going to show you some foods you should avoid that can help prevent dental problems... Read more »

Who Can Get Thrush?

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Thrush is a fungal infection that creates creamy white lesions inside of the mouth. This infection is caused by an excess of the Candida fungus, a type of yeast. Though anyone can develop oral thrush, some people are more susceptible to it than others. Here are the ones who are... Read more »