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4 Questions to Ask Your Dental Hygienist

August 20, 2019

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Your dental hygienist is more than just the person who cleans your teeth and gently points out that you should floss more often. They are also a treasure trove of knowledge — and they are happy to share their insight with you! The next time you visit your dentist’s office for a cleaning, why not have some questions ready to ask your hygienist? The answers you receive will equip you to take better care of your oral health and improve your oral hygiene routine. But what questions should you ask? Below are a few suggestions to help you start making your list.

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Get an A+ Smile with a Back to School Dental Visit

August 5, 2019

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Life can get a little hectic when you’re preparing to send the kids back to school. You might have to shop for new clothes, pick up a long list of school supplies, and coordinate transportation for all your family members. In all of the back to school chaos, it can be all too easy to forget to bring your kids to your family dentist for their biannual checkup and cleaning. Let’s talk about why you shouldn’t skip this routine appointment and why the back to school season is the perfect time to get it taken care of.

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Dental Disaster on the Road? An Emergency Dentist Tells You What to Do

July 15, 2019

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A dental emergency is distressing no matter when or where it takes place, but it is especially stressful if you are far away from home — and far away from you regular dentist. What should you do if you find yourself in such a situation? Here are some tips from an emergency dentist to help you manage your pain and acquire the help you need to get back to feeling your best.

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Advice from a Dentist: Adopt These 5 Healthy Habits

July 6, 2019

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Your oral health is inextricably linked with your overall health. Maintaining your teeth and gums will spare you from pain, save you money, and may even reduce your risk of developing some systemic health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s. You have every reason to work to adopt habits that will protect your oral health from decay and gum disease. In this article, a dentist lists some of the best things you can do to safeguard your precious smile.

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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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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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