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Do Your Teeth Hurt When You Exercise? Here’s Why

February 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:11 pm
Woman holding dumbbell, frowning due to tooth pain

Exercise offers countless benefits for mental and physical health. It can boost your energy, protect your heart, strengthen your muscles, and so much more. But do you hesitate to exercise because you have noticed that you experience tooth pain when you work out? Let’s talk about some reasons why this may occur and how your dentist can help you get your oral health — and your exercise goals — back on track.


How Biting Your Nails Can Damage Your Teeth

February 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:07 pm
Portrait of woman biting her nails against pink background

Nail biting is a common habit. Lots of people bite their nails when they are nervous, stressed, or even when they are just bored. Some individuals bite their nails when they do not have a tool nearby that can help them deal with a broken or torn fingernail. While nail biting might seem like a harmless practice, it is actually dangerous for your oral health! Let’s talk about how it may damage your smile (as well as your overall well-being) and what you can do to stop this destructive habit.


Avoid These 5 Common Flossing Mistakes

January 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:42 pm
Woman in front of mirror, preparing to floss

Flossing is essential for maintaining good oral health because it removes plaque and food debris from the tight spaces between your teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. But there is a catch — flossing is only effective if you do it correctly. Let’s talk about some of the most common flossing mistakes and how you can avoid them.


4 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Dental Checkup

January 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:46 pm
Happy female patient attending dental checkup and cleaning

What are your hopes for 2021? Perhaps you are looking forward to a return to a degree of normalcy after COVID-19. You may also have set some ambitious goals for yourself with regard to your career or your fitness. Here is another item that would be good to add to your to-do list for this year: take fantastic care of your oral health. Let’s discuss some of the benefits that both your smile and your budget may experience when you schedule a dental checkup and cleaning early in 2021.


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

December 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 11:32 pm
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.


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.


5 Surprising and Practical Benefits of Smiling

November 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:22 pm
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.


How to Handle Common Winter Mouth Issues

November 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:19 pm
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.


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

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 4:37 pm
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.


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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