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Oral Cancer: Another Big Reason Not to Skip Your Dental Appointment

December 15, 2018

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Routine dental appointments are important. Regular cleanings help to keep plaque and tartar at bay; your dental hygienist is full of good advice on how to take care of your teeth at home; and frequent checkups allow your dentist to detect problems like cavities and gum disease before they become too serious. But there is another BIG reason why you shouldn’t skip regular dental visits — oral cancer. Let’s talk about why getting screened for this serious disease is so vital and how your dentist can aid in early detection.

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4 Winter Travel Tips from Your Colorado Springs Dentist

December 1, 2018

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Do you have travel plans this month? Maybe you’re escaping for a quiet weekend at a cabin by the lake, or perhaps you’re heading across the country to see your relatives. In any case, you should never let your winter adventures put a damper on your smile’s well-being. Here are a few travel tips from your Colorado Springs dentist to keep your teeth in great shape throughout this festive, busy season.

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Oral Hygiene and Beyond: 4 Questions to Ask Your Hygienist

August 21, 2018

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drawing question marksGetting your teeth cleaned and examined twice a year is vital for maintaining a healthy smile, but these routine appointments aren’t just about the cleaning and checkup. They’re also your opportunity to gain insight into your oral hygiene and improve the care that you receive from your dentist and their team. Let’s take a moment to discuss some of the questions you can ask your hygienist at your next appointment.

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Your Dentist Explains How and Why You Should Clean Your Tongue

August 10, 2018

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using a tongue scraperYou regularly brush and floss your teeth, and that’s fantastic! But is there something you’re forgetting? Good oral hygiene is about more than getting the plaque off your pearly whites. If you truly want a mouth that is healthy and fresh, you must remember to clean your tongue. Your dentist in Colorado Springs explains why this is so important and how you can keep this important little organ free of harmful bacteria.

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Gum Disease Causes Heart Problems — Fact or Fiction?

July 21, 2018

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heart health conceptHeart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Because of this, doctors and cardiologists constantly encourage their patients to adopt heart-friendly habits, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco products. But can brushing and flossing your teeth also protect your heart? It’s very possible! There is a large body of research showing that individuals with gum disease are more likely to have poor heart health. Is this just a coincidence, or can the condition of your gums have a direct effect on your cardiovascular wellness?

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Tooth Trouble While Traveling? Your Emergency Dentist Helps You Out

July 14, 2018

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man with toothacheDental emergencies are never convenient or pleasant, but at least if one happens when you’re at home, you know that your dentist is a short drive away. But what if you face sudden tooth trouble when you’re traveling? Whether you’re relaxing at your favorite resort, camping in the wilderness, or in the middle of an international adventure, an oral health crisis can put a huge damper on your vacation. Here are tips from your emergency dentist on how to make the best out of a bad situation.

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Dear Dentist, Is Flossing Really That Important?

June 25, 2018

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flossing in front of mirrorIt’s an unfortunate fact that many people do not include flossing their teeth as part of their daily routine. They might believe that brushing is enough to keep their mouth healthy, or perhaps they think they don’t have the time to floss — but in reality, flossing is vital if you want a beautiful, healthy smile. Your dentist is here to discuss why you should never let a day go by without flossing.

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Dental Emergency? Here’s How to Handle the Situation

June 5, 2018

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woman with toothacheMost dental problems develop over time; they may be the result of poor oral hygiene habits, genetic issues, or system medical conditions. However, tooth trouble sometimes occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. When such issues spring up out of the blue, what should you do to relieve your pain and save your smile from further damage? Here is some useful advice on how to handle a dental emergency.

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Can Your Dentist Tell if You’re “Cavity Prone?”

May 18, 2018

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tooth with cavity No matter how hard you try, you always hear the same bad news from your dentist: you have another cavity! It’s frustrating because you brush your teeth when you’re supposed to (twice a day), floss, and even have cavity protection toothpaste! Why do these pesky cavities keep showing up during your preventive care visits?

The truth is that you might be more prone to developing cavities than other people. That’s right…sometimes there are other things about your body or smile that can actually cause you to have cavities no matter how great you care for your smile. This is where professional care from your local dentist can help. Continue reading to learn more. (more…)

Ouch! My Dental Implants Are Hurting! What Do I Do?

April 4, 2018

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woman smiling appleIf you’ve ever had missing teeth, you have probably heard about how much dental implants can make a difference in your overall quality of life. Not only do you have a functional smile again, but your confidence increases with better aesthetics and the ability to chew and speak as normal.

However, just because your smile has been restored doesn’t mean that you’ll never have dental concerns in the future. In fact, there are a few different reasons why your dentist may recommend that you have your implants restored. Learn more about implant restoration in this week’s blog post!

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