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What Are Teeth Useful For?

August 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 2:58 pm
young man smiling and pointing to teeth

Teeth. We all have them, and everyone knows that their primary purpose is chewing. However, have you thought about the other things they can do for you? Unfortunately, most people don’t realize the many functions they serve unless they experience tooth loss. Read on as your dentist in Ft. Collins explains the different ways your teeth can benefit your oral health and why you should take good care of your pearly whites!


Does a Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

July 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 4:02 pm
broken denture on white background

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect it and be a painful, unsettling experience. While some situations are clearly an emergency (knocked-out tooth, excruciating tooth pain, broken teeth), you might wonder if a broken denture counts as one. After all, since it’s just a prosthetic, it can’t be harmful – right? It may surprise you to learn that even though it’s not as urgent as other situations, it still requires immediate professional help. Here’s why you should call your emergency dentist right away.


When Can I Get a Dental Implant After Tooth Extraction?

June 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 12:22 pm
woman happy with dental implants after tooth extraction

While dentists do their best to preserve their patients’ teeth, there are occasions when pulling a tooth is the best option. This leaves a gap that can encourage the other teeth to shift, but it can be offset with the placement of dental implants. How long do you have to wait to get dental implants after tooth extraction? The answer is coming up!


Why This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants

May 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 8:35 pm
couple with dental implants sitting outside at a table with food

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to invite your loved ones over and fire up the grill! As much as you may enjoy the warmer weather, you might not be looking forward to eating classic summer foods like corn on the cob or ribs if you’re missing several teeth or wearing unreliable dentures. If you really want to enjoy this summer to the fullest, consider rebuilding your smile with dental implants. Here’s why summer is the perfect time to get them!


Dental Implants 101: What to Expect When Treating Tooth Loss

March 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drlindsey @ 12:43 am

Model showing the basics of dental implants.Are you tired of bulky, slipping dentures? Maybe you’re ready to replace that missing front tooth? Whether you’ve lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants are the most successful solution to rebuild your smile. They are unlike any other treatment because they recreate the entire structure of the tooth, allowing them to offer unmatched benefits. Despite their advantages, it’s a big commitment. Here are the basics of dental implants to feel confident you’re making the best decision for your smile.


The Evolution of BOTOX (& Why It’s Much More Than a Cosmetic Solution)

January 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 9:35 pm
Closeup of Botox being inserted into jawbone

Today, BOTOX is most commonly associated with erasing fine lines and preventing wrinkles. However, this powerful injectable can be used in all kinds of neat ways, from preventing migraines to easing chronic jaw pain. So, it’s not all that surprising that dental professionals across the U.S. are beginning to incorporate this treatment into their practices. Keep reading to learn about the birth of BOTOX, its evolution, and five non-cosmetic uses!


Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

January 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 5:15 pm

Older man with dental implants smiling.If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you’re not alone. 120 million Americans are missing teeth. Thankfully, there are more options than ever to treat tooth loss, like dental implants. As the only treatment to replicate the entire tooth structure, they offer unmatched benefits that can’t be achieved using any other method. Although you’d like to enjoy them for yourself, you might worry you’re too old for them. Despite your hesitations, your age doesn’t matter when getting dental implants.


Is It Safe to Visit Your Dentist During COVID-19?

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 9:42 pm
Dentist gives thumbs up from his safe dental office in COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put safety and sanitation at the front of everyone’s minds. From grocery shopping to family celebrations, many aspects of our lives have changed in order to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities healthy. If your routine checkup is on the horizon or if you need dental work, you may be wondering just how safe it is to visit your dentist. Thankfully, your Collins dentist has established a wide variety of new infection control protocols to ensure you’re visiting an impeccably safe dental office if you need to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.


What Dental Treatments Are Eligible Expenses for HSAs?

October 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 4:37 pm
A middle-aged woman looking at her new smile while seated in the dentist’s chair

Do you have a high-deductible dental insurance plan that is also HSA eligible? Knowing how and when you are able to use these additional funds isn’t always so black and white. Because an HSA account can only be used for qualifying medical expenses, you might assume this accumulation of pre-tax dollars is ineligible for use toward dental treatment. Fortunately, this isn’t the case at all! If you and/or your employer are putting funds into a separate HSA account, you can use this money toward various services designed to improve your oral health. Read on to learn which ones are covered and why you should cash in on these benefits (alongside your dental insurance) before it’s time to renew.


More Than Appearance: Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 7:40 pm
Happy couple smiling together

Are you ready for some shocking statistics? Roughly 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile, over 80% want whiter teeth, and nearly 25% believe a better smile would lead to a better love life. So, it’s not surprising that more and more patients are turning to cosmetic dentistry to brighten, straighten, and otherwise perfect their teeth. However, a smile makeover can do more than just boost your appearance. Read on for the non-aesthetic benefits!

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