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What Causes Yellow Teeth? How Can You Fix Them?

September 30, 2022

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Woman’s yellow teeth in Colorado Springs before and after whitening treatment

A radiant, bright white smile is an accessory that will never go out of style. Unfortunately, though, many people dislike the color of their teeth; they may find that their smile has a noticeable yellow tint. What causes yellow teeth in Colorado Springs, and how can you brighten up your look? Let’s talk about the answers to those important questions.

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The Surprising Connection Between Oral Hygiene and Your Metabolism

September 25, 2022

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Woman holding stomach fat, concerned about metabolism in Colorado Springs

It’s well-known that diligent oral hygiene can prevent bad breath, cavities, and gum disease. It can also help you feel fresh and confident in your smile. But did you know that it can also benefit your overall health? Research indicates a connection between poor oral hygiene and problems with metabolism in Colorado Springs. Let’s talk more about how these issues are linked and what you can do to enjoy improved overall wellness.

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Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits with These 5 Tips

September 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:32 pm
Calendar showing appointment to maximize dental insurance benefits

If you have dental insurance, you should certainly do all you can to use your policy to the full. Not only can it allow you to enjoy low-cost preventive care, but it can also save you money when your teeth need restorative treatment. But how can you maximize your dental insurance benefits in Colorado Springs? Here are five practical tips:

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Why Are Dental X-Rays So Important?

August 14, 2022

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Gloved hand pointing at dental X-Ray in Colorado Springs

It is standard practice for dentists to order X-Rays for each patient. However, some people hesitate to consent to dental X-Rays in Colorado Springs, whether because they want their appointment to go as quickly as possible, they are concerned about radiation, or for other reasons. But you can be sure that X-Rays are safe — and they play an important role in helping you enjoy a healthy smile. Let’s talk about why they are so valuable.

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Why Do I Have a White Film in My Mouth?

July 22, 2022

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Woman covering her lips, concerned about white film in mouth

Have you ever woken up to find a white, sticky film in your mouth? It may cover your tongue, the inside of your cheeks, and even the roof of your mouth. It is often accompanied by an unpleasant taste and bad breath. You could even notice that spicy foods are extra-uncomfortable to eat.. What is causing this problem, and how can you put a stop to it? Let’s discuss the answers to these important questions.

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How Does Sugar Affect My Teeth?

July 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:19 pm
Woman eating a chocolate bar, wondering how sugar impacts oral health

One of the most well-known pieces of advice for good oral health states that cutting back on sugar can reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. That is absolutely true, but limiting your intake of the sweet stuff can be challenging, especially if you enjoy candy, soda, and other goodies. Let’s talk about the specifics of how sugar impacts oral health in Colorado Springs. We’ll also provide some tips to help you enjoy sugar without endangering your smile.

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How to Get a Beach-Ready Smile with Veneers

June 20, 2022

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Woman with veneers, smiling and relaxing on the beach

Do you have a beach getaway planned for this summer? Whether you plan to stay local and hang out by a sparkling lake or sneak away for a few days on the coast, you want your smile to be ready. After all, nothing complements a gorgeous swim outfit like a bright, healthy set of teeth. But what if your smile isn’t the glowing masterpiece that you wish it was? Your cosmetic dentist can help. They might suggest that you invest in veneers in Colorado Springs. Let’s discuss what veneers are and how they may be able to benefit you.

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Watch Out for These 6 Sneaky Signs of Dehydration This Summer

May 31, 2022

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Man with bad breath, a sign of dehydration in Colorado Springs

It’s generally recommended that adults drink eight glasses of water per day — but that advice can be misleading. Hydration needs vary from person to person and even from day to day. For example, we tend to sweat more in the summer, which increases the need for fluid intake. Without enough water, you could end up suffering from a dry mouth and an increased risk of oral health problems — in addition to other health issues. How can you take if you are drinking enough? Watch out for these subtle signs of dehydration in Colorado Springs:

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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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