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Oral Cancer: Stages, Treatment, and Prevention

April 8, 2022

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Concept for oral cancer screenings, showing stethoscope, tablet, and medication

Every year, oral cancer claims around 10,000 lives in the U.S. Although it is not as prevalent as other forms of cancer, that doesn’t mean it is unworthy of attention. Let’s talk about the stages of this disease and why regularly getting an oral cancer screening in Colorado Springs is so important.

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Why Might a Root Canal Have to Be Redone?

March 5, 2022

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Illustration of tool cleaning tooth’s interior during root canal in Colorado Springs

If you have had a root canal in Colorado Springs in the past, hopefully the procedure was easier than you anticipated. Still, if your dentist informs you that the same tooth requires retreatment with another root canal, you may hesitate to agree. Your dentist should be more than willing to explain their recommendation to you. In the meantime, let’s discuss some reasons why root canal retreatment (also called endodontic retreatment) might be necessary and what you can expect during your appointment.

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4 Facts about Root Canal Therapy that Everyone Should Know

February 5, 2022

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Illustrated cross section of tooth, showing tooth’s layers

When you hear the term “root canal,” you might automatically think about pain and discomfort. But this dental procedure is widely misunderstood — it is actually designed to end your dental pain and get your oral health back on track. Let’s discuss a few outstanding facts about root canal therapy in Colorado Springs that can help you commit to this procedure with confidence if your dentist ever recommends it for you.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 15, 2022

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Happy patient attending his first dental checkup of 2022

Many people are busy at the beginning of the year. They may be preparing tax documents, making plans to keep their New Year’s resolutions, and more. Despite your busy schedule, however, you should make time to visit your dentist for a dental checkup and cleaning. Let’s talk about how you can benefit from getting your appointment on the books as early in the year as possible.

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5 Things You Can Do for a Healthier Smile in 2022

December 17, 2021

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Person writing New Year’s resolutions for 2022 in notebook

What do you hope to accomplish in 2022? Many people are focusing on their fitness or their career for their New Year’s resolutions. Such goals are certainly worthwhile, but it would also be a good idea to think about how you can look after your oral health. Let’s talk about a few goals you can set that will help you care well for your smile during the upcoming year.

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Practical Ways to Deal with Winter Mouth Issues

November 4, 2021

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Woman in snow, not bothered by winter mouth issues

Here in Colorado, we tend to love winter. It is the season when we can head to the slopes for our favorite cold weather sports and enjoy delicious hot coffee by a roaring fire. As lovely as winter is, though, it can take a toll on our lips, mouth, and teeth. How can you deal with common winter mouth issues? This blog post contains some simple and practical tips.

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Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

October 27, 2021

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Illustration of dental crown being placed on tooth

Has your dentist recommended that you get a dental crown? Your restoration could renew the appearance, function, and health of a damaged tooth. Still, you might feel a little nervous about the procedure. What does it feel like? Will it hurt? Let’s talk about the answers to these important questions.

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Waterpik vs. Dental Floss: Which Is Better?

October 15, 2021

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Woman using dental floss to clean between her front teeth

Many people find it tedious or difficult to floss their teeth. If that is true of you, you might have considered swapping out your old-fashioned string floss for a Waterpik or another type of water flosser. But is a Waterpik as effective as floss? Let’s take a moment to compare the pros and cons of these two dental hygiene tools.

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6 Things Your Dentist Never Puts in Their Mouth

September 25, 2021

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Woman giving thumbs down to lemons, which can cause a dental emergency

As a champion of oral health, your dentist tries to set a good example in the way they care for their own teeth and gums. They have good oral hygiene habits and take precautions to avoid unexpected problems. Would you like to follow your dentist’s lead and do all you can to steer clear of a future dental emergency? Let’s talk about a few items that your dentist would encourage you to never put in your mouth.

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Root Canal Recovery — What to Expect

September 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:39 pm
Woman relaxing at home after her root canal therapy

Root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful and scary — but that is far from the truth. Thanks to modern dental techniques and sedation, most patients feel little to nothing during the procedure. Afterward, though, there is a bit of a recovery period. This blog post offers an overview of what you can expect while your mouth is on the mend.

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