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4 Rare Dental Problems You Might Not Have Heard Of

July 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:26 pm
Frowning woman thinking about rare oral health problems

Cavities and gum disease are the two most common oral health issues, and they certainly deserve all the attention they get. However, there is so much more to dentistry. There are a number of relatively rare oral health problems that can seriously affect dental function, bite alignment, and more. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few of these issues and what your general dentist might do to address them.

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Keep Your Dentist Updated on These 6 Health Factors

July 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:24 pm
“Health check” written on clipboard held in doctor’s hands

Dentists aren’t just “tooth doctors.” While their primary focus is on helping you enjoy sound oral health, they also care about your overall well-being and how it could affect your teeth and gums. That’s why you should keep your dentist in the loop about various health factors. Here are a few things you may want to mention during your next dental checkup:

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Can Bad Teeth Run in the Family?

June 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:39 pm
Parents and children discussing, “Can bad teeth run in the family?”

Do you know someone who eats lots of sugar, neglects flossing, and never seems to develop a cavity? Do you know someone else who is diligent about oral hygiene, eats a balanced diet, and still struggles with dental decay and other issues? Both of these situations may be related to genetics. In this blog post, we’ll talk about how your genes affect dental health and answer the question, “Can bad teeth run in the family?”

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How and Why to Protect Your Lips from the Summer Sun

June 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:36 pm
Woman applying lip balm to protect her lips from the sun

Here in Colorado, we love the outdoors. Whether you plan on going on awesome hikes, conquering some mountain biking trails, or just hanging out by the local pool this summer, it is important that you prevent overexposure to the sun’s harmful UVB rays. It is easy to remember to apply sunscreen on your body, but are you protecting your lips as well? Let’s talk about why it is so important to protect your lips from the sun and how you can do so.

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3 Tips to Better Protect Your Smile This Summer

May 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:12 pm
a group of people playing with a soccer ball outside

There’s nothing better than going outside to warm temperatures and preparing for a fun-filled day. Whether it is spent swimming, playing golf, or enjoying a picnic in the park, summertime offers an endless array of opportunities to get out and spend time with family and friends. It also can raise your risk for potential problems as it pertains to your oral health. From sports-related injuries to bothersome toothaches caused by an infection, here are 3 tips you can use to protect your smile and prevent a potential trip to the emergency dentist.

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Do I Need a Dental Filling?

May 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:11 pm
a digital image of a dental filling found in a tooth on the lower arch of the mouth

When decayed or damaged teeth leave you feeling self-conscious and unsure about your smile, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to treat the problem. Do you need dental fillings? Is it necessary to have one or more crowns placed? Knowing the signs is important if you want to avoid more serious oral health problems, which is why a local dentist is here to share the symptoms you should look for and which type of filling can restore your smile.

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Do Teeth Cleanings Hurt?

April 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:21 pm
Smiling patient at appointment for dental cleaning and checkup

Do teeth cleanings hurt? If it is has been a few years since your last dental appointment, it is natural to ask this question. Perhaps you do not remember your most recent cleaning very well, or maybe you are concerned that after having missed a few appointments, it might take more effort for your dental team to get your teeth clean. Let’s talk about what teeth cleanings feel like and what you can do to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible.

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Buyers Beware: Avoid the Risks of “Bargain” Dental Implants

April 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:17 pm
Buyer beware sign, indicating dangers of getting dental implants for cheap

If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist has probably recommended that you consider getting dental implants. They are the best possible tooth replacement solution. Their only downside is their significant upfront cost. You might be tempted to shop around and choose a dental implant provider who offers rock-bottom prices — but a word of caution is in order. There are several possible dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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Veneers vs. Crowns — What’s the Difference?

March 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:07 pm
Patient smiling in mirror after receiving veneers or crowns

Countless individuals across the nation would like to improve the appearance of their teeth. Are you among them? Dental prosthetics can help. Veneers and crowns are both popular options that can dramatically and permanently change the way teeth look. But which options is better for you — veneers or crowns? Let’s talk about what these treatments can accomplish and how you can decide between them.

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Why and How to Break the Ice-Chewing Habit

March 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:10 pm
Man experiencing tooth pain after chewing on ice

Summer will be here soon. When the weather heats up, you may turn to refreshing drinks like iced coffee, iced tea, and even plain old ice water to help you stay cool. It can be tempting to chew on the ice cubes that are left in your cup after you finish your drink — but it’s a temptation that you should resist. Chewing on ice can damage your oral health. Let’s talk about why it is bad for your teeth and what you can do to break free from the habit.

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