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.(more…)
December 15, 2018
December 1, 2018
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.(more…)
November 29, 2018
Cold and flu season is officially upon us. Despite your best efforts to protect yourself against illness, you may soon find that you’re holed up at home with a box of tissues by your side and a pile of blankets on top of you. Sickness can make you feel miserable from head to toe; having a cold or flu can even have a direct impact on your oral health. A dentist is here to discuss some tips that can help you protect your teeth when you’re suffering through a case of the sniffles (or worse).(more…)
November 20, 2018
You’re enjoying a hot cup of coffee or indulging in a sweet, icy treat when suddenly — ow! If you experience pain when your teeth are exposed to hot and cold temperatures, you could be facing a serious dental problem. Your emergency dentist is here to discuss some common culprits behind sensitive teeth and how you may be able to stop the pain.(more…)
October 31, 2018
It’s tough to believe that 2018 is almost over! As you prepare for your year-end activities and look ahead to all that 2019 may offer, it could be easy to let important details slip by — such as that dental work you’ve been putting off. However, if you delay for too long, you could end up losing out on your dental insurance policy’s full potential. Let’s talk about how you can save money by visiting your dentist before the doors close on 2018.(more…)
October 14, 2018
When it comes to holidays, there are few that pose as high of a risk to oral health as Halloween. While other holidays have their own share of desserts, Halloween is an entirely different beast; controlling candy consumption is no easy task. That’s why it’s important to establish a plan beforehand so your child doesn’t have a mouth full of cavities come the new year.
Before you let your child out the door, take note of these tips from a dentist so they can keep their mouth healthy!(more…)
August 21, 2018
Getting 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.
August 10, 2018
You 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.
July 21, 2018
Heart 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?
July 14, 2018
Dental 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.