You may have heard veneers suggested as a potential treatment for damaged or unsightly teeth, but you may not know exactly how the process works or what the pros and cons of such a treatment are. First, it should be noted that veneers are primarily a cosmetic procedure, and if your teeth are failing, then you'll need to investigate more substantial options like bridges or dental implants. This said, veneers could be a great way to improve your smile. Let's investigate what veneers do and if they're right for you.Read More
Dealing with failing teeth can be a stressful time for any patient. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are several options to consider before you make the choice right for you. Bridges, dentures and dental implants can all be used to treat missing teeth, but which to choose for your mouth isn't so simple. Your budget and the condition of your teeth will be important factors in your choice, but you should also know the strengths of each treatment option. Today let's examine the most reliable treatment option available - dental implants.Read More
Keep your toothbrush fresh and stored properly with these tips.
Your toothbrush is the key tool in your arsenal for proper oral heath, but without correct care it can become far less effective in cleaning your teeth. Whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush, the head or the brush itself needs to be swapped out periodically. Storage of the brush ban be just as important as you want to keep it as clean as possible. Here are a few tips to keep your toothbrush in good shape month after month.Read More
It's common to want to brush your teeth right after you eat something. This is especially true when you consume items that may be hard on your teeth like acids from coffee, soda or juice. You want to get right in there and scrub that bad stuff off your teeth. It's a natural impulse, but the best course of action is to wait. You have a better form of defense than brushing, and there are a couple other measures you can take to fight the bad stuff on your teeth until it's safe to brush. Let's examine why you shouldn't brush your teeth right after you eat or drink.
Dentists probably carry the most misconceptions around their profession. There are countless jokes and tall tales about dentists who inflict pain and the nervous patients that sit in their chairs. The reality is these stories couldn't be further from the truth. Dentists are highly trained professionals that go through years of training before they are approved to practice their profession. Let's dispel some of the most common myths about dentists and focus on what you can really expect when you schedule a visit.Read More
Sensitive teeth can be an annoying, or downright painful condition to live with, but it doesn't have to impact your day to day life. A visit to your dentist is the best option to relieve the pain associated with sensitive teeth, but there are a few options you can do at home as well. Once your dentist has pinpointed the issue, you can approach a treatment plan that will leave tooth sensitivity in the past.
We all hate to think that we may have bad breath, and there is always the fear that someone isn't telling you when you do. Worse yet is the thought of having chronic bad breath. You don't have to suffer through this embarrassing condition with no hope of stopping and preventing it. There are both measures you can take at home and at the dentist that will prevent bad breath, or Halitosis, to keep your breath fresh. Let's take a look at how to fight Halitosis.Read More
The unexpected has happened, and chances are the timing is far from perfect. You're experiencing a dental emergency, and it can be hard to know exactly what to do. From an early age we're taught what we should do in a medical emergency, call 911. However a dental emergency calls for a different response. You won't need to call an ambulance, but you will need to act quickly depending on the injury you've sustained. Here are some tips on how to react during a dental emergency.Read More
Dry mouth, or Xerostomia, is a chronic condition that impacts people of all ages, however it is more common in older individuals. Left untreated, Xerostomia can lead to more severe problems including tooth decay and gingivitis. Individuals suffering from Xerostomia produce less saliva, and saliva is your mouth's natural deterrent to bacteria and acids that attack teeth. The lack of saliva can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay and infections.Read More
Here in Colorado, we pride ourselves on our active lifestyle. From winter sports like skiing and snowboarding to summer sports like mountain biking, skateboarding, and more, there is plenty to do in this great state. Thousands more participate in organized sports such as football, basketball, hockey, and much more. Aside from the prescribed protective equipment for each sport (i.e. football helmets for football), there is a valuable protective device that far too few athletes and outdoor enthusiasts use. Even those who participate in sports or activities that don't involve contact can benefit from this device. Today we're talking about athletic mouthguards.Read More
Millions of Americans suffer from Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), but often the pain and discomfort that comes from TMD goes undiagnosed. TMD causes a frustrating amount of symptoms and those suffering from TMD may live in discomfort for months or even years before understanding what is going on. Many know this disorder by the name of the joint, the Temporomandibular joint or TMJ, but the correct term for the condition is Temporomandibular Disorder. If you're concerned you may be suffering from TMD, here are the causes and symptoms to be aware of as well as how your dentist can diagnose and treat it.
Today, teeth whitening treatments are more popular than ever. After all, who doesn't want bright white, shining teeth? All you need to do is flip on the TV to see numerous ads promoting easy whitening treatments and toothpastes you can use in the comfort of your home. For many, these treatments can make a real difference in their smile, but it's easy to wonder which choice is the right one for you. Is it better to stick with home treatments or schedule an appointment with your dentist for whitening procedures?Read More
Previously we touched upon the positive foods for your teeth, and you probably didn't even realize that you were eating foods good for your teeth. Hopefully after reading that article, you've made an effort to include more of those positive foods into your diet. The bad news is you may be eating harmful foods and not even realize that they're impacting your teeth. Foods bad for your teeth have a habit of sneaking their way into your diet, often because they taste good. However, you should make an effort to limit these guilty pleasures for the sake of your dental health.Read More
When we think of dental care, we tend to think only of the three big tasks: brushing, flossing and using mouthwash. However, there are certain foods that can help your overall dental health as well. In fact, you may be eating or drinking several of these foods and not even know they are good for your teeth. After learning about what foods are good for your teeth, you'll want to pack even more of them into your daily meals as well as center family meals around them. Let's take a closer look at several foods that have a positive impact on your teeth.Read More
Teaching your children effective brushing habits can be a challenging process, but the benefits are well worth the effort if you get your kids started early. While younger children will need plenty of supervision and guidance, older children need to branch out on their own and start brushing their own teeth. Here are some tips to help your children develop good brushing habits as well as guidelines on when to start brushing.Read More
The new year is full of resolutions and commitments to make the coming year better than the last. While most people are thinking about losing weight or saving more money, you should forget about doing more to protect your teeth in the coming year either. Here are several dental resolutions that will make 2017 a healthier and better year for your teeth.Read More
Mouthwash is a key part of any mouth cleaning routine, and you should consider it the finishing step to your dental health regimen. You need to start by flossing and then brushing thoroughly, but then you should finish the with a good quality mouthwash (note: a few mouthwashes recommend use before brushing, so read the instructions). So which mouthwash is right for you? Read on and we'll help you decide.Read More
Today we're going back to basics to talk about good brushing habits. Dental health always starts with regular and proper brushing, and if you're not brushing correctly, it is time to correct that behavior. The good news is it's easy to get into the right groove with brushing. You only need to pay attention to these tips and be cautious of falling back into bad routines and you'll be good to go!Read More
Recently there has been a lot of debate about the benefits of flossing. More and more studies are suggesting that flossing has little to no benefit, and outlets like Forbes and The New York Times are writing stories to help people feel better about the fact they don't floss enough. So we thought we'd tackle the subject for ourselves, and shed a little light on the debate. The short answer - flossing is still a prudent thing to do, and it should remain part of your cleaning routine.Read More
Today it's easy to see that electric toothbrushes are more popular than ever. Healthcare aisles are full of different models and commercials on TV promise cleaner teeth if you use an electric toothbrush. However, many patients still wonder if electric toothbrushes are worth the investment. The answer is in some cases yes, but like any tool, the key is how you use it not if it is powered or not.Read More