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Am I too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

August 20, 2020

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Mature woman showing off her beautiful smile

For decades, researchers have studied the aesthetic and psychological benefits of a beautiful smile. In addition to starting a ripple effect of positivity, flashing your pearly whites can boost your first impression, improve your self-esteem, and even make you look 10 years younger! But who said these advantages are reserved for a certain age group? A cosmetic dentist is sharing four services that can perfect your smile at any stage of your life!

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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry, Answered

July 20, 2020

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Man with questions for his Ft. Collins cosmetic dentist

Do you find yourself hiding your smile during gatherings and photographs because of chips, cracks, or stains on your teeth? With the help of modern cosmetic dentistry, there are a wide variety of ways you can achieve the dazzling set of pearly whites you’ve always wanted. However, with so many options to choose from, it’s natural to have a few questions about these popular treatments. Read on as your Ft. Collins cosmetic dentist answers five of the most common questions people have about improving the appearance of their pearly whites.

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The Effects of Dry Mouth and How to Prevent It

July 9, 2020

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Woman chewing gum to prevent dry mouth

Do you think you are suffering from dry mouth? This is a condition in which the salivary glands aren’t producing enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. There is a large range of reasons that you could be experiencing this and many ways that you can combat it. Continue reading to learn more about what the causes of dry mouth, or xerostomia, are and what you can do to prevent it.

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6 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

June 9, 2020

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Woman smiling with cosmetic dentist in Ft. Collins

According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, cosmetic procedures have grown by over 200% in recent years! With a camera in our pocket at all times and an ever-present awareness of our appearance, more and more people are opting to give their smile an upgrade. With a quick Google search, you are immediately flooded with hundreds of dental offices near you. But how do you know which one is a good fit for you? Read on for six tips for choosing the best cosmetic dentist in Ft. Collins.

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Why Dentists Are Wearing Face Shields in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Smiling Ft. Collins dentist wearing a face shield in PPE

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, your dentist has implemented several additional steps to their usual infection control protocols. While some of these procedures, like advanced staff training and instrument sterilization, happen behind the scenes, others can be noticed right away. For instance, your Ft. Collins dentist may be wearing some personal protective equipment that you haven’t seen before, like a face shield. Read on to find out why this piece of PPE is so important during the COVID-19 pandemic

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4 Ways Your Dentist is Keeping Patients Safe

May 4, 2020

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Woman in dental chair at dentist in Ft. Collins.Businesses around the country have closed their doors and many Americans have stayed home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As the country reopens, you’re able to see your dentist in Ft. Collins again for routine and elective services, but is it safe? Here are 4 types of personal protective equipment (PPE) your dental team will use to prevent your exposure to coronavirus.

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Help! My Front Porcelain Veneer Broke!

April 27, 2020

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Woman with broken porcelain veneer in Ft. Collins covers her mouth

Once your new veneers are permanently attached to the front of your teeth, you’ll feel and look as though you have a brand-new smile! These beautiful and durable shells of dental porcelain can easily last you 15 years or more, but they’re not indestructible. What would you do if one suddenly broke or fell off? Your Ft. Collins emergency dentist explains how to navigate this alarming situation and protect your dazzling smile.

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Why Are My Gums Red & Puffy? Do They Need Emergency Care?

April 16, 2020

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Woman poking at her gums needs to see Ft. Collins emergency dentist

Are your gums puffy, bright red or sore? Do they bleed when you floss or brush your teeth? Not only are these symptoms annoying, but they may be early warning signs of a serious oral health condition. Sometimes you can remedy inflamed gums at home, but other times you may need professional treatment to restore your gum health and save your smile from permanent damage. Here’s what you need to know about your swollen, easily bleeding gums and how to tell if you need urgent care from your Ft. Collins emergency dentist.

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Can Better Oral Hygiene Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

March 24, 2020

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Representation of COVID-19 from dentist in Ft. Collins.If you are like many Americans, you’re likely concerned about the current COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. To help stop the spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued specific guidelines for dental offices. This has led many people to wonder what they can do at home to help combat the spread. With the current limitations placed on dental practices, does your oral health impact the transmission of COVID-19? Despite what you might have heard, your oral hygiene habits won’t prevent you from spreading the illness to others. Instead, here’s what you should do to keep your smile healthy until you can see your dentist in Ft. Collins again.

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Here’s What You Can Do About Receding Gums

February 19, 2020

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elderly couple smiling

Have you ever heard someone call someone else “a little long in the tooth?” It’s an expression that means someone is getting old. We say this because older folks are more likely to get gum disease in Ft. Collins. One of the symptoms of gum disease is receding gums, or gum tissue that pulls back from the teeth. However, this doesn’t have to be a symptom inherent of growing old. Keep reading to learn what you can do to combat receding gums.

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"Michelle and Dr. Lindsey were wonderful and explained everything to me in detail (realizing I have a lot of work to do). Teeth and gums will be in much better shape on my next visit. THANKS!!!!!!"" - Charles

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