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Chewing Gum May Reduce Your Risk of Cavities—Here’s How!

March 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 8:14 pm
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Do you find yourself regularly chewing gum? With a sugary taste, most people find these treats to be especially sweet and exciting to have. However, did you know munching on them can also help you prevent cavities? Keep reading to discover the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum and how it can keep you from needing fillings in the near future!

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Pregnancy Can Affect Your Dental Health

March 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 1:20 am

Pregnant woman holding her stomachYour body undergoes several changes while awaiting the birth of your little bundle of joy. Stretch marks will fade and you’ll lose the extra weight once you’re holding your baby in your arms, but the effects of pregnancy on your oral health may not be so forgiving. Believe it or not, pregnancy can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. With your oral and general health closely connected, you don’t want a dental issue to affect you or your unborn baby. Don’t worry, here’s how to keep your smile healthy until your delivery. 

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How Do I Know What Type of Toothpaste Is Right for Me?

February 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 7:41 pm
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You understand the importance of using toothpaste when you brush your teeth to have optimal oral hygiene. However, it is difficult to choose which tube you want when there is a whole aisle of options at your local grocery store. Different types serve various functions. Ultimately, there is a right choice, depending on each customer’s needs. Read on to learn from your dentist in Fort Collins about the various types of toothpaste available so you can determine which one is right for your smile.

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Can Bad Teeth Run in the Family?

February 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 11:06 pm
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When looking through an old photo album, you noticed a trend: everyone on one side of your family had the same smile. You’ve always felt insecure about your pearly whites, but you had never noticed that they seem to run in your family. Though the look of your grin may be passed down through generations, can the same thing be said about oral health problems? Read on to learn about the connection between genetics and oral health problems as well as things you can do to show genetics who’s boss.

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How to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

January 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 4:48 pm
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Bruxism is a condition characterized by excessive clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth. People with bruxism may experience headaches, jaw or tooth pain, or dental problems like overly worn teeth. Mouthguards are a common way to help with this condition since they create a barrier between the top and bottom teeth. If your dentist has a custom mouthguard made for you to help with this oral health issue, it’s important to make sure you take good care of it and utilize it to the fullest. Read on for tips that will ensure that your dental guard remains in good condition and you get the most out of it.

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Dry Mouth Affects People of All Ages, but Treatment Helps

December 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 5:39 pm
multi-generation family around the holiday table looking and smiling at a turkey

When you hear the words “dry mouth”, you may think of what you experience when you wake up in the morning or if you’re thirsty after a good workout. But the reality is dry mouth is a condition known as xerostomia that can strike a person at any age. Keep reading to find out more about dry mouth, including why you should take it seriously and how to treat it. 

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Is a Custom Nightguard Worth the Investment?

October 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 6:46 am
Woman with TMJ needing nightguard

Do you grind your teeth at night? This can lead to a variety of different problems, like jaw pain, frequent headaches or earaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), damaged teeth, and many more issues. Fortunately, there are treatments out there to help you get some relief, your dentist may suggest you get a nightguard. However, many patients feel deterred because they are a bit of an investment and opt for an over-the-counter one instead. Here’s why this isn’t the best idea.

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How Long Does Tooth Enamel Last?

August 20, 2021

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woman brushing her teeth to maintain healthy tooth enamel

Did you know that every time you chew, you exert up to 200 pounds of pressure onto your back teeth? This kind of force could shatter bones, but luckily, the enamel (outermost layer) of your teeth is much more durable than that. In fact, diamonds are one of the few things tougher than tooth enamel! As strong as enamel is, though, it’s not indestructible. It also cannot grow back after it has been damaged; once it’s gone, it’s gone for good! With that said, there are ways to preserve your tooth enamel for a lifetime. Read on to find out the reason why tooth enamel is so strong and what you can do to protect yours.

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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!

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Does a Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

July 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 4:02 pm
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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.

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