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What are the Warning Signs of Gingivitis?

February 9, 2024

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Gloved finger pulling lip to show signs of gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It may not seem like a major issue at first, but if it is left alone for too long, it can eventually turn into a grave threat to your oral health. As such, it’s important to be able to recognize the warning signs of gingivitis. Below is a brief look at the symptoms linked to early gum disease as well as steps you can take to have the problem diagnosed and treated.


Get Good Gums: Periodontal Pockets & How to Treat Them

December 15, 2023

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A closeup of a woman with inflamed gums

Like many, you may think only teeth matter to oral health. That’s a common view – pearly whites often attract the most attention. Still, it’s best to monitor your gum tissue as well. You might develop little pockets in them if you aren’t careful. Should that happen, you’ll need proper dental care from a pro. Luckily, your Colorado Springs dentist can assist with this issue. Here’s a primer on periodontal pockets and how to treat them.


4 Common Myths About Tooth Extractions: DEBUNKED

October 13, 2023

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A dentist showing her patient her tooth after extraction

What images come to mind when you think about tooth extraction? If you’re like many people, especially those who are anxious about going to the dentist, you may think about a giant pair of pliers grabbing your tooth and the pain that will surely follow. Rest assured, though, this is not how extractions are performed.

If you’re curious to learn the truth about extractions and debunk some of the common myths surrounding them, continue reading.


5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extractions 

August 15, 2023

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person with fear of tooth extractions scared at dentist

The fear of tooth extractions can be a substantial hurdle when seeking essential dental care. Nonetheless, it’s imperative to confront these apprehensions to uphold excellent oral health. Tooth extractions are pivotal in preventing severe dental problems, underscoring the importance of patients managing their anxiety and pursuing necessary treatment. In this article, we’ll offer practical tips and strategies to assist you in surmounting your fear of tooth extractions, enabling you to confidently access the required dental care.


Keep Your Dental Implants Looking Good with These Lifestyle Changes

July 13, 2023

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Woman smiles outdoors.

Dental implants are considered the ultimate solution for addressing missing teeth. The procedure consists of placing a small titanium post into the jawbone beneath the gumline. By the natural process of osseointegration, the post fuses with the bone, providing a sturdy base for an artificial restoration. The implant mimics the shape, color, and luster of natural teeth, giving a patient a new and full smile.

Though they are immune to certain forms of tooth decay, they are not invincible and still require special attention in order to last for several decades. Here are a few good habits that can help you get the most mileage out of your implants.


A Few IV Sedation Drugs Often Used by Dentists

June 9, 2023

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An IV used for IV sedation

As you might know, many dentists offer sedation for nervous patients. It keeps you relaxed for dental care. That said, IV sedation is the most potent form of this dentistry. The calm it offers is deeper compared to other options. So, you may worry about the IV sedation drugs dentists use. It’s only natural – you want such medicines to be safe. Well, your Colorado dental practice can help. Here’s a summary of IV dental sedation and the most common drugs it uses.


The Link Between Gum Disease and Face Shape

May 23, 2023

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woman placing her hands around the shape of her face

There are seven basic face shapes: oval, round, square, diamond, heart, pear, and oblong. Genetics play a big role in what shape appears before you in the mirror. However, did you know that gum disease can eventually affect the face of your shape? Here’s all you need to know about the impact gum disease can have on your visage and how your dentist can help!


The Link Between Gum Disease & Vaping CBD Oil

May 13, 2023

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a woman showing her inflamed gums

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half (46%) of Americans over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. This shows that how you take care of your smile before you reach full adulthood truly impacts your oral health! While brushing twice a day and flossing daily are the best ways to ward off inflammation of the gums, there are some daily habits that put you at increased risk of poor gum health. Read on to learn about the link between gum disease and vaping CBD oil.


A Closer Look at How Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Can Cause Gum Disease

April 13, 2023

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a closeup of a patient’s gums

Your oral health can affect so much more than just your teeth and gums—and conversely, there are several other parts of your body that can impact your smile! This means that when you undergo certain therapies, including gender-affirming hormone therapy, you might experience some unexpected or undesirable side effects, including an increased risk of periodontal issues. Here’s more from your dentist about the connection between gender-affirming hormone therapy and gum disease, along with some general tips for maintaining optimal oral health.


How Exercising Regularly Can Prevent Gum Disease

April 11, 2023

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a person working out at the gym

If you hit the gym most mornings or go for a jog on the weekends, you probably already know how important it is to stay fit and maintain an active lifestyle; after all, it’ll help you lead a long and healthy life! But did you know that this habit also benefits your oral health by preventing problems like gum disease—which also affects your overall health? Here’s more from your dentist about how regular exercise can promote a healthy smile, along with some general tips for staying hale and hearty.  

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