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Are Toothpicks Bad for Your Oral Health?

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 12:29 am
Woman placing toothpick between her teeth

After a delicious meal, you might be tempted to reach for a toothpick. After all, you may have bits of meat or other food debris lodged between your teeth, and a toothpick could seem like a convenient way to freshen up. But are toothpicks bad for your oral health? This blog post explores how they might harm your smile and what you should use instead.


What Causes Swollen Gums? Should You Worry About Them?

February 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 3:32 pm
Woman with hand on mouth, concerned about swollen gums

Your gums are a vital part of your oral health. They protect your tooth roots and serve other important purposes. But what if they start to feel a little swollen or puffy? This issue can be quite uncomfortable, but should you worry about it? Well, that really depends on the cause. This blog post talks about what causes swollen gums and what you can do to find relief.


Is Your Facial Pain a Dental Emergency?

February 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 3:29 pm
Side view of woman with facial pain

Pain in any area of your face may distract you from necessary tasks and make you miserable. You might be tempted to tough it out without seeking professional care, but did you know that your facial pain could actually be a dental emergency? This blog post discusses some oral health issues that may cause pain in the face.


How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

January 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:45 pm
Dental mirror showing tooth-colored dental filling

The majority of people will develop a cavity at some point in their life. If the damage to the tooth is mild to moderate, fillings are usually used to address cavities and protect a tooth from further harm. How long do dental fillings last? How can you tell when one of yours needs to be replaced, and how can you help your restorations to stand the test of time? Read on below to learn the answers.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:48 pm
Woman’s hand writing New Year’s resolutions on clipboard

We are at the beginning of a new year, and you probably have some worthwhile goals in mind for the upcoming months. Perhaps you want to shed some extra weight, visit the gym more often, or even start learning a new language. But have you thought about adding a few New Year’s resolutions for a healthier smile? Continue reading below to learn about some easy things you can do to take better care of your gums and teeth in 2023.


Poor Oral Health Can Affect Your Head-to-Toe Wellness

December 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:35 pm
Mature woman enjoying overall and oral health in Colorado Springs

Unfortunately, the importance of oral health in Colorado Springs is often minimized. In reality, though, what happens in your mouth plays a huge role in your overall wellness. This blog post discusses some serious conditions that can result from poor oral health. It also touches on how you can protect yourself.


Can a Tooth Infection Kill You?

December 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:32 pm
Woman with a tooth infection standing against white background

Approximately 15 years ago, the tragic death of a 12-year-old boy in Maryland made national headlines. What was the cause of his untimely passing? It all started with an untreated tooth infection. His experience provides a serious warning: While deaths resulting from dental issues are rare, they can happen. Read on below to learn how tooth infections can lead to fatal consequences. You will also discover some simple things you can do to protect yourself.


Here’s How to Enjoy the Holidays & Keep Your Teeth Healthy!

November 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:30 pm
Grandfather and granddaughter smiling while exchanging presents

Between the festive dishes and delicious desserts, the holidays are a great time for your tastebuds. They aren’t, however, the best season for your teeth. Luckily, you can keep your oral health in pristine condition while still enjoying everything the holidays have to offer. For a few helpful tips on how to keep your teeth healthy this time of year, read on!


You Asked, We Answered: Am I at Risk For Oral Cancer?

November 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 2:58 pm
Female dentist smiling while talking to patient about oral cancer

The Oral Cancer Foundation currently estimates that roughly 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year alone. Since this condition can be fatal if it isn’t detected early on, you might be wondering, “Am I at risk for oral cancer?” If so, keep reading to learn the known risk factors and common warning signs, as well as the important role your routine dental checkups play in early intervention!


5 Myths About Dentures, Busted!

October 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 1:41 pm
Senior man with dentures smiling at home

Did you know that roughly 178 million Americans are struggling with tooth loss? As a result, dentures continue to be a sought-after treatment. Sadly, however, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about them. That’s why it’s so important to separate myth from fact before determining which tooth-replacement solution is best! With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few of the most common myths about dentures.

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