Just about everyone knows what not to eat in order to avoid dental problems. Candy, cakes, cookies, soda, potato chips and the like are loaded with sugars and starches that increase the production of acids in your mouth. Eventually, these can erode tooth enamel and lead to cavities. But are there foods that you should be eating to improve your oral health? You bet! Your dentist in Colorado Springs, Dr. Anderson, would like to offer a few suggestions on what to include in your diet, so you and your teeth will be healthy.
May 30, 2016
February 24, 2016
Congratulations! Dr. Erick Anderson and Dr. Richard Anderson and the entire staff at Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, want to wish you and your baby much health and happiness during and, of course, after your pregnancy. To help ensure your oral and general health while you’re pregnant, we’d like to tell you how you can take care of your smile during this very special time in your life and make you aware of some changes you may experience. Your Colorado Springs family dentist wants the best for you and your growing family!
November 30, 2015
For years, restoring damaged teeth with crowns has taken at least two dental office visits, and several weeks wearing a temporary while a lab milled the permanent crown. Thanks to CEREC same-day crowns, patients don’t have to wait weeks to restore their smiles, and the in-office milling unit may even allow our team to produce better results.
November 3, 2015
Tooth loss affects more people in the US than you might think. Nearly 4% of US adults aged 20 to 49 are missing at least one tooth, and 10% of adults 50 to 64 are fully edentulous (no natural teeth). Most replacement options for any number of teeth only replace the part visible above the gum line, the crown, but dental implants replace the entire tooth from the roots up. A recent survey revealed that 90% of edentulous patients in the US chose traditional, removable dentures, but those patients are missing out on the opportunity to combat bone density loss, one of the most detrimental effects of tooth loss. Some patients have previously believed they were not candidates for implant-retained dentures, but innovations in implant technology make it possible for more patients than ever to safely and successfully receive implant-retained dental prosthetics.
October 29, 2015
If you feel lost in your search for a good Colorado Springs dentist you feel excited about visiting, you’re not alone. Too many adults avoid visiting the dentist simply because they’ve never found one they trust — one that will listen to them. Choosing a general dentist can be difficult, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you do just that. Following are some things to keep in mind on your quest for the best dentist in Colorado Springs.
September 28, 2015
Every year the research connecting poor oral health to decreased overall health grows. This isn’t likely to surprise the British research team who asked people what assumptions they made about people they met who had damaged or cosmetically flawed teeth. The results showed that people with unsightly smiles were considered to be sick, incapable of caring for themselves, of drug addicted. It seems logical for dental researchers to be testing a similar hypothesis: that poor oral health and overall health are connected. At Anderson Family Dental, the dentist Colorado Springs residents prefer, our team is proud to offer patients more than just dental care to prevent damage or restore oral health. We provide patients with education to fully understand their oral health care needs, and become true partners with our practice in making treatment decisions. If you’re interested in finding out more about our dental services, patient education, or the mouth-body connection, call our Colorado Springs dental practice to schedule a consultation today. We look forward to seeing you smile.
September 8, 2015
Good dental health breeds great overall health. Did you know your oral health and overall health are closely linked? When one is suffering, the other usually follows. It’s imperative that you maintain good dental health throughout your life. It can keep you out of the dental chair and instead out enjoying life. It isn’t difficult to maintain good dental health, all it takes is dedication. There are many things you can do at home to keep your oral health operating at maximum efficiency. In addition, our general dentistry services can gives us a clearer picture as to what’s going on in your mouth and how best to improve all aspects of your oral health.
August 13, 2015
It’s not always clear what dentist or doctor to choose. Many patients make decisions based on an ad they see, a recommendation from a friend, or even the nearest location. At Anderson Family Dental, we truly believe we are the best dentists Colorado Springs has to offer, but we also know that patients should make that decision based on dental care needs, dental benefits, convenience, reliability, and service. If you’re in need of a new dentist especially if you’re new to the Colorado Springs area, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. The Anderson family has been serving the dental needs of generations of Colorado Springs patients since 1975, and we know you’ll be hooked the moment you walk through the door. Call to schedule an appointment today.
February 18, 2015
At Anderson Family Dental, health and aesthetics go hand-in-hand. Over the past several years, cosmetic dentistry has evolved from simply replacing and restoring damaged teeth, to improving the appearance of every part of the mouth and face. Today’s cosmetic dentistry includes: teeth whitening, bonding, tooth colored crowns and fillings, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and much more. We successfully use these techniques to improve and correct smile imperfections daily, however, we always prioritize the overall health and well being of our patients first. When you choose Anderson Family Dental for your cosmetic dentistry needs, you can rest assured that your long term oral health will be preserved and protected for as long as you’re in our care. For the patient-centered treatment you deserve, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment with Dr. Erick Anderson and Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Erick is the leading cosmetic dentist of 80918. Anderson Family Dental delivers quality care daily throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the surrounding communities.
We Offer Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry Services in 80918
From subtle changes to major overhauls, Dr. Erick can effectively perform a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. We have a selection of non invasive techniques to treat and restore teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing altogether. Dr. Erick can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or shortened teeth, and alter tooth and gum length.
Cosmetic Dentistry in 80918 that Protects Your Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Erick believes that cosmetic dentistry must complement and preserve the overall health of the patient. The smile improvements we perform are not always just cosmetic. Many of them can be used to treat or prevent oral health problems as well. When you come into our office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, we’ll listen to your concerns and discuss your smile goals. From this conversation, we’ll develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on a foundation of evidence-based protocols and sound clinical judgment. We’ll also talk about the risks, benefits, and alternatives to recommended procedures, including the costs, treatment times, and sedation options that will be available.
At Anderson Family Dental, cosmetic dentistry is aimed at improving your smile while protecting your overall health and wellness. You can schedule the cosmetic dentistry appointment you need with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Erick Anderson is the trusted cosmetic dentist of 80918. Anderson Family Dental proudly renews smiles daily throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the neighboring areas.
January 18, 2015
A severe toothache can negatively impact your mood and ability to concentrate, making it difficult to get through your day and take care of the things that matter most. When you are in pain due to a root canal infection, it’s nigh impossible to think of anything else. While no one necessarily wants to undergo root canal treatment, suffering through constant discomfort and potentially losing your entire tooth isn’t exactly a viable option, either. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, our team can alleviate your worries and fears surrounding root canal treatment and provide you with a lasting solution to tooth pain.
Preserve Your Natural Smile with Root Canal Treatment
Within each of your teeth is a nerve-filled center within a deep canal that extends down through the root and into the jaw. When decay infiltrates a tooth and reaches this inner chamber, the result is an infection that may lead to a dull ache, sharp pain, increased sensitivity, and even an abscess. Without treatment, an infected root canal may lead to the need for extraction in order to prevent additional damage to surrounding teeth and the jaw bone.
Rather than remove the diseased tooth – which would eventually require replacement with a dental implant or bridge – our doctors can treat it with root canal therapy. The infected tissue is removed and the area is cleansed thoroughly. The tooth is then covered with a custom crown crafted from color-matched dental porcelain for a realistic appearance and unparalleled durability. Your newly restored tooth will be pain-free, strong, and beautiful, allowing you to smile, eat, and speak with confidence and comfort.
Root Canal Therapy Colorado Springs Families Trust
At Anderson Family Dental, we understand that root canal treatment has developed a poor reputation over the years, albeit undeserved. Your root canal therapy appointment with Dr. Erick and Dr. Richard will be just as comfortable and relaxed as any other visit to our warm and inviting dental office. As the top dentists in the Colorado Springs, CO area, we even offer proven sedation dentistry options for patients who need a little extra help feeling calm before and during their treatment. Contact us today to schedule your visit with the Anderson Family Dental team, and experience what a difference our commitment to your comfort, safety, and satisfaction can make in your next appointment.
Our conveniently located dental office in Colorado Springs, CO is privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Stratmoor, Fort Carson, Falcon, Black Forest, and beyond.