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What Are All the Tools My Dentist Uses?

June 24, 2019

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Some individuals find dental offices to be intimidating, especially when they walk into the exam room and see a bunch of unfamiliar tools laying out. What exactly do those tools do? Let’s discuss some common instruments that your dentist uses. When you know what they are and what purpose they serve, you might just realize that they’re nothing to be afraid of!

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Dental Emergency? Here Is What You Should Do

June 4, 2019

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Emergencies come in all sorts of manifestations. You could have a medical emergency, a wardrobe emergency, a work emergency — or dental emergency. When you discover that your mouth is in sudden, serious pain, you may be at a loss as to what you should do. You may even be on the verge of panic. However, there is no need to be unduly frightened. In this blog post, we’ll discuss both how to identify a dental emergency and what you should do to cope with the situation.

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Gum Disease Affects Heart Health: Fact or Fiction?

May 25, 2019

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cardiovascular health concept

It is common knowledge that severe gum disease can have devastating consequences for a person’s oral health. It can lead to gum recession, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. However, many people may not realize that the damage gum disease causes can reach far beyond the mouth. Let’s discuss how this condition could affect cardiovascular health and what you can do to protect both your smile and your heart.

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Advice from Your Dentist: How and Why to Clean Your Tongue

May 10, 2019

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holding toothbrush and tongue scraper

Discussions about oral hygiene often focus primarily on brushing and flossing — and both of those things are certainly essential to maintaining a clean mouth. However, those cornerstones of at-home oral care aren’t enough by themselves to keep your mouth as fresh and healthy as possible. You also need to clean your tongue. In this blog, your dentist in Colorado Springs discusses how and why and how you should do so.

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Your Dentist Lists the Top 10 Reasons for Toothaches

April 25, 2019

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man with toothache

A toothache isn’t a dental problem. Rather, it is a symptom of a dental problem. Toothaches can have a number of causes, ranging from mild sensitivity to severe and dangerous oral health problems. When one of your teeth begins to hurt, you should schedule an exam with your dentist as soon as possible. After they evaluate the situation, they may tell you that one of the following issues is to blame for your pain. Then, you can receive treatment and get your smile on the road to recovery.

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4 Reasons to Get Screened for Oral Cancer This Month

April 5, 2019

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throat cancer concept

Oral cancer doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. While it is neither the most common nor the most talked-about form of cancer, it is a serious problem. In fact, it will kill an estimated 10,000 people in the United States in 2019, and tens of thousands more will be diagnosed with this devastating disease. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time for you to visit your dentist for a screening. Here are 4 reasons to get screened as soon as possible.

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Want to Save Money? Visit Your Dentist!

March 23, 2019

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One of the most common reasons why people do not regularly visit their dentist is money. They claim that routine cleanings and checkups are not worth the price. They might even reason that since they regularly brush and floss their teeth, there is no real reason to spend money on preventive dental care. While such arguments might seem reasonable on the surface, they’re actually quite flawed. Let’s take a moment to discuss how regular dental visits can actually save you money in the long run.

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Here’s Why Flossing Is So Important

March 3, 2019

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It’s easy to find excuses not to floss. Flossing is tedious. It’s inconvenient. It’s not really necessary if you brush your teeth. Hold on a second. While lots of people claim that flossing isn’t worth the effort, they’re sadly mistaken. In fact, incorporating this habit into your daily routine is vital if you want to maintain a healthy mouth. Let’s talk about what flossing accomplishes and what can happen if you neglect this important habit.

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A Dentist Warns Against Everyday Activities That Can Harm Your Teeth

February 15, 2019

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woman covering mouth

Your teeth are a precious asset. Not only do they help you chew food, but they’re also part of how you present yourself to the world. Taking care of your smile can spare you from pain, enable you to enjoy a robust diet, and give you confidence in social situations. Unfortunately, many people don’t protect their pearly whites like they should. In fact, they may be engaging in everyday activities that can endanger both the function and the appearance of their teeth. A dentist in Colorado Springs is here to warn against common habits that could harm your smile.

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How to Choose a New Dentist: 5 Traits to Look For

February 2, 2019

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happy dental patient

Choosing a new dentist can be a daunting task. Whether your old dentist disappointed you, you just moved to a new area, or it has been years since you’ve given serious attention to your oral health, you might not have any idea how to start your search. Fortunately, you are not without help. Here are a few traits you should focus on when you’re trying to find an oral healthcare professional who is a good fit for you and your family.

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