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Why Does My Tooth Hurt? Top 10 Reasons for a Toothache

January 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:09 pm
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“Why does my tooth hurt?” The answer to that question can either be simple or complicated. It can either mean that your toothache is nothing to worry about or that you need emergency dental care. To help you better understand toothaches, a dentist in Colorado Springs has put together the following list of common causes of tooth pain.


6 BIG Reasons Why You Should Regularly Visit Your Dentist

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:14 pm
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You want to live a full, healthy life. That is why you try to eat a balanced diet, see your doctor for your annual checkup, and stay physically active. But is it possible that your self-care routine is missing a key element? Lots of people neglect regular visits to their dentist. Let’s discuss six big reasons why you should never let more than six months go by without scheduling a dentist appointment with your local oral health professional.


Can My Physical Health Have an Impact on My Oral Health?

December 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:25 pm
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Your mouth is a gateway to the rest of your body, so it stands to reason that what happens inside it can affect your overall health. But is the reverse also true? Have you ever wondered, “Can my physical health have an impact on my oral health?” The answer to that question is a definite yes! Let’s discuss a few ways in which your overall wellness can affect your teeth and gums.


4 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Mouth During Your Year-End Travels

December 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:20 pm
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The end of the year is a busy but festive time for most people. You may have plans to visit family members or take a much-needed vacation. You could be arranging parties, doing lots of shopping, and so much more. During this fast-paced time of year, it could become all too easy to make mistakes that put your oral health at risk. Here are a few travel tips from a dentist to help you keep your smile healthy while you enjoy all that this special season has to offer.


5 Flu Season Tips to Protect Your Smile This Fall and Winter

November 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:49 pm
woman with flu

When cold and flu season begins, you may think a lot about what you can do to stop yourself from getting sick. You might get a flu shot, start sanitizing your surroundings like crazy, and decline handshakes with anyone who sniffles. But, despite all of your efforts, you still might catch a bug. If that happens, not only will you feel icky, but your teeth will also be in danger! Here are some flu season tips to help you protect your smile even when you are feeling under the weather.


Ouch! Why Do I have Sensitive Teeth?

November 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:47 pm
woman with sensitive teeth

A tall glass of ice water, a steaming hot cup of coffee, and your favorite wintertime soup may all be refreshing treats in themselves — but what if you cannot enjoy them because of your sensitive teeth? If hot and cold temperatures make your teeth ache, the problem may be a minor issue that is relatively easy to manage. But it is also possible that you are headed for a dental emergency. Let’s discuss what causes sensitive teeth and how your dentist can help you find relief.


Trick or Treat! 4 Tips to Remember When Preparing to Eat Halloween Candy

October 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 2:07 pm
a bucket of Halloween candy

Admit it: you love your child’s Halloween treats just as much as they do. The moment you return to your home, you can’t wait to spill out the contents of the bucket and enjoy a few small pieces of sugary goodness. If you stick to eating it in moderation, you’ll likely be fine; however, the moment you realize you’ve demolished half the bucket, you and your teeth might be in trouble. Before the day arrives for your child to put on their costume and make their rounds around the neighborhood, here are 4 useful Halloween candy tips to remember when you get back home.


Learn Why It’s Best to Maximize Your Insurance Benefits Before You Lose Them

October 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 2:10 pm
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Did you know your dental insurance benefits go to waste at the end of the year if you don’t use them? If you’re wondering how this is possible, take a look at how many times you visited your dentist’s office in the last 12 months. Were you told at any point that you needed a certain procedure or treatment but decided to put it off? If so, you’ll be wishing you hadn’t when January 1, 2020, arrives. Find out why it’s in your best interest to get the most out of your benefits before they expire at the end of the year.


It’s Pumpkin Spice Season — Are Hot Drinks Bad for My Teeth?

September 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:31 pm
holding pumpkin spice latte

Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte launched 16 years ago. Since then, the giant coffee brand has sold hundreds of millions of its signature fall drink. Many other companies have launched their own versions of pumpkin spice flavoring. Indeed, it is difficult to resist the warm, comforting allure of this delicious concoction. Of course, when you aren’t indulging in fancy coffee, you might be sipping on other hot drinks, like plain coffee or tea, to stave off the chill of autumn. As you enjoy such beverages, you might begin to wonder, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” Let’s discuss this important question.


4 Dental Implant Myths Debunked

September 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:29 pm
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Dental implants are among the most-talked about tooth replacement solutions, and for good reason. They are strong, long-lasting, and highly functional. Still, as much as you might have heard about dental implants, it’s possible that not everything you’ve heard is true. Let’s take a moment to debunk four of the most common myths about this treatment.

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