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Oral Anatomy 101: Get to Know the Parts of Your Mouth

December 20, 2020

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Parts of the mouth shown in magnifying glass

Your mouth is amazing! Its various components work together to help you speak clearly, smile brightly, and eat all of your favorite foods. How well do you know the parts of the mouth? A dentist is here to take you on a brief tour of this remarkable portion of your body. Hopefully, what you learn will provide you with a bit of extra motivation to give your smile the appreciation and care it deserves.

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Emergency Dentistry on a Budget: What You Need to Know

December 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 11:29 pm
Man without dental insurance, in need of emergency treatment

Dental emergencies are common during the last few months of the year. Stress, along with an abundance of treats that are not oral health-friendly, create the perfect opportunity for toothaches, broken teeth, and other unpleasant conditions to strike. If you find yourself facing a dental emergency, you might hesitate to get treatment due to concerns about cost, especially if you do not have dental insurance. Here is some useful information to help you handle the financial aspects of your situation.

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5 Surprising and Practical Benefits of Smiling

November 20, 2020

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Group of friends enjoying the benefits of smiling

A smile is one of the simplest and most universal human gestures. It can transcend cultural differences, language barriers, and those moments when you just don’t know what to say. Smiling is an important part of communication! However, there are additional benefits of smiling that you might not know about. A cosmetic dentist is here to discuss five surprising and practical benefits of smiling.

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How to Handle Common Winter Mouth Issues

November 2, 2020

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Woman enjoying winter after applying advice to combat winter mouth issues

There is a lot to love about winter. It is the season of cozy days by the fireplace, majestic snowcapped mountains, and a favorite of Colorado natives, winter sports. As enjoyable as winter can be, however, it also comes with its fair share of problems. For example, many people experience winter mouth issues like sensitive teeth, dry mouth, and chapped lips. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can deal with these problems so you can fully enjoy your winter activities.

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2020 Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lose It!

October 22, 2020

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Time is running out on 2020 dental insurance benefits

How do you view your dental insurance? Do you see it just as a safety net that will help you out if you face a dental emergency? Or do you see it as a valuable resource that can help you maintain your smile year after year? Individuals with dental insurance may spend hundreds of dollars to maintain their policy every year. It only makes sense to think about how you can get the greatest possible value out of your plan. Let’s talk about how you can do just that.

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Ouch! Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Hot and Cold?

October 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 4:34 pm
Woman eating ice cream, in pain because of sensitive teeth

A steaming hot cup of coffee, your favorite autumn soup, and a tall glass of ice water may all be enjoyable treats — but if you have sensitive teeth, these everyday items may become sources of pain. It cold and hot temperatures cause your teeth to ache, the problem might be a minor issue that is easy to manage. However, it is also possible that you are on the fast track toward a dental emergency. Let’s talk about what causes sensitive teeth and how your dentist may be able to help you find relief.

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Use These 6 Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy

September 22, 2020

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Smiling man brushing his teeth to maintain healthy gums

Many people take their gums for granted. However, this precious pink tissue is actually a vital part of both oral and overall health. Not only can gum disease cause pain and tooth loss, but it is also associated with an increased risk of numerous systemic health conditions, including heart attack and stroke. What can you do to maintain healthy gums and protect yourself from the dangers of gum disease? Applying the following six tips can do much to support gum wellness.

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Why Do I Need to Have Healthy Teeth Before I Can Undergo Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 7, 2020

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Woman with beautiful teeth after visiting cosmetic dentist

Would you like to enhance your smile? A skilled cosmetic dentist can help you get rid of dental stains, reshape your teeth, and more. However, before they agree to perform cosmetic treatments, they may first require that you take steps to improve your oral health. Let’s discuss why that is so and what you can do to make sure your mouth is well-prepared to undergo a cosmetic transformation.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Enhance Your Career!

August 22, 2020

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confident man with attractive smile thanks to cosmetic dental treatments

A good education, a strong work ethic, and an agreeable personality are all often regarded as essential elements in a successful career. But even if you have all those things in spades, you might still be lacking something: an attractive smile. If your teeth are crooked, stained, chipped, or missing altogether, your coworkers and employer (and potential employers) might unintentionally hold you back in your career. You might even be holding yourself back if flaws in your teeth are negatively affecting your confidence. Let’s discuss how cosmetic dental treatments can enhance your smile and maybe even give you an extra edge in the office.

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How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

August 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:51 pm
Illustration of CEREC crown being placed on tooth

The traditional process for designing and placing a dental crown requires multiple appointments that are spread out across a few weeks or longer. Needless to say, many patients find the procedure to be time-consuming and bothersome. Fortunately, most people are candidates for a different type of restoration: a CEREC crown, which can be completed in a single dental appointment! In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a CEREC crown is, what the process involves, and how long a CEREC appointment typically lasts.

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