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Keep Your Dental Implants Looking Good with These Lifestyle Changes

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 6:10 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 2:32 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 8:13 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 6:59 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 6:45 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 8:51 pm
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.  


Will Marijuana Use Increase My Risk of Gum Disease?

March 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 8:32 pm
a person smoking a marijuana cigarette

You’re probably aware that there’s growing support for the legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana use across the US and other countries. But regardless of the legislation and ongoing debate, people have been using marijuana for many years—and given that it’s usually either smoked or eaten, you might be wondering if the substance can influence your oral health. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about the link between marijuana use and oral health, along with some tips for protecting your smile.


How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Mental Wellness

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 7:57 pm
a patient with an anxious facial expression

When most people think about their oral health, their teeth are the first thing to come to mind—but you shouldn’t neglect your gums! Your gums are actually just as important as your teeth when it comes to keeping your smile healthy and attractive, but unfortunately, gum disease is quite a widespread problem. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly half of all adults over the age of 30 have some form of it. That said, this condition can also have some damaging effects on your mental well-being in addition to the inside of your mouth. Keep reading to learn more from your periodontist about this unique connection.


How Arestin Treats Gum Disease

February 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 3:56 pm
dentist cleaning patient's teeth and gums

Gum disease is an infection that happens in the soft tissue of the mouth and is commonly caused by bad oral hygiene. Though it is easy to treat in its early stages, gum disease that progresses into a more severe infection will require more serious intervention. This may include several treatment options, including Arestin. Continue reading to learn how Arestin works and what it does to treat gum disease.


Can Gum Disease Lead to High Blood Pressure?

January 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 7:55 pm
a patient having their blood pressure checked

Gum disease is a pretty widespread problem; in fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the US has some form of it! But this condition doesn’t just affect your oral health—it can also cause many other issues, including an increased risk of high blood pressure. Here’s more from your dentist about this connection along with some ways you can monitor your gums and keep them healthy.

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