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A Dentist Warns Against Everyday Activities That Can Harm Your Teeth

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 1:51 pm
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Your teeth are a precious asset. Not only do they help you chew food, but they’re also part of how you present yourself to the world. Taking care of your smile can spare you from pain, enable you to enjoy a robust diet, and give you confidence in social situations. Unfortunately, many people don’t protect their pearly whites like they should. In fact, they may be engaging in everyday activities that can endanger both the function and the appearance of their teeth. A dentist in Colorado Springs is here to warn against common habits that could harm your smile.


How to Choose a New Dentist: 5 Traits to Look For

February 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 1:47 pm
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Choosing a new dentist can be a daunting task. Whether your old dentist disappointed you, you just moved to a new area, or it has been years since you’ve given serious attention to your oral health, you might not have any idea how to start your search. Fortunately, you are not without help. Here are a few traits you should focus on when you’re trying to find an oral healthcare professional who is a good fit for you and your family.


Are Some People More Prone to Cavities Than Others?

January 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:17 pm
woman with chocolate bar and tooth pain

Cavities are the most common dental problem. In fact, the vast majority of people will develop a cavity at some point in their lives. Still, you might wonder if some people are more prone to tooth decay than others. Is there anything you can do to reduce your risk of developing cavities? A dentist is here to discuss these important issues.


Visit Your Dentist in 2019 to Achieve a Healthier Smile

January 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:15 pm
2019 goals

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably set a few new year’s resolutions. You might want to shed a few pounds, spend more time with your loved ones, or learn a new language. Those are all fantastic goals, but you shouldn’t forget to think about your oral health when you’re considering what you want to accomplish in 2019. Regularly visiting your dentist can have a great positive influence on your oral health, overall health, and confidence. Let’s talk more about the benefits you can experience when you make professional dental care part of your regular routine.


Oral Cancer: Another Big Reason Not to Skip Your Dental Appointment

December 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:27 pm
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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.


4 Winter Travel Tips from Your Colorado Springs Dentist

December 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:31 pm
smiling woman in winter clothes

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.


4 Tips from a Dentist on How to Protect Yourself This Flu Season

November 29, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:12 pm

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).


Dear Emergency Dentist, Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive to Hot and Cold?

November 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:03 pm

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.


Use Your 2018 Dental Insurance Before It Expires!

October 31, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 2:59 pm

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.


Dentist Provides Oral Health Tips for Kids Celebrating Halloween

October 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:56 pm

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!

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