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History Ringing in My Ears – The Truth on Tinnitus

September 7, 2017

woman covering ears and frowningTinnitus, ringing or buzzing sounds in the ear, has been affecting humans for thousands of years, and as long as people have been experiencing this odd auditory trouble, others have been trying to cure it. Some of the strange tinnitus treatments offered include pouring rose extract into the ear, filling the ear canal with earth worms boiled in goose grease, and strapping hot loaves of bread to the ears. Today, our understanding of tinnitus is a little more advanced, and hopefully, the available treatments are too.
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Meet the Best Ft. Collins Dentist – Shiloh Lindsey, DDS

August 10, 2017

Patient receiving dental checkupLooking for the best Ft. Collins dentist? Look no further. Shiloh Lindsey, DDS offers gentle, compassionate dentistry services for patients at the state-of-the-art Aspen Dental Care office. She and her team provide patients with a different kind of dentistry experience. We work hard to make achieving and maintaining a healthy smile possible for every patient, but most importantly, we go above and beyond to ensure patients receive the dentistry services they need in a stress free environment. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Lindsey and the outstanding Ft. Collins dental team at Aspen Dental Care.
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Fort Collins Dentist Dr. Lindsey Wants to See You Twice in 2017!

February 12, 2017

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When’s the last time you saw the dentist? The correct answer to that question is one, two, three, four, five or six months ago—but not seven! The American Dental Association advocates for twice yearly dental checkups and Fort Collins dentist Dr. Shiloh Lindsey agrees. With this regularity, we can closely monitor the condition of your teeth and gums in order to spot any concerning changes before they get out of hand.  Get Clean and Healthy Teeth with a Checkup We know that you care about the smiles in your family—that’s why you make sure everyone brushes at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flosses, too. However, that’s simply not enough. At a dental checkup, our hygienists have the proper instruments and take the time to clean each one of your teeth individually. We’re able to remove surface stains that might eventually mar the appearance of your otherwise white smile. We also floss between your teeth to remove plaque buildup along the gum line. These procedures not only enhance the beauty of your smile, but also help to ensure that you have healthy teeth.  Pass the Test with a Dental Exam In addition to cleaning and polishing your teeth, we also examine your teeth, your gums and your entire oral cavity at one of your regular dental checkups. We do this in order to locate problems early when they are more easily treated. For example, Dr. Lindsey visually checks each tooth and examines annual digital x-rays. She does this to find the signs that indicate the beginning of a cavity, a hidden crack that threatens the integrity of a tooth or an existing filling in need of repair or replacement. In each of these cases, early intervention can prevent a procedure that is more invasive and more costly.  Shhh…It’s Gum Disease Gum disease is a quiet problem. Very often the early warning signs can go unnoticed. To spot gingivitis—the first phase of gum disease—as soon as possible, our hygienist will measure the depth of gum pockets, which are the areas immediately surrounding each tooth. A depth greater than four millimeters may be a sign of gum disease. If present, Dr. Lindsey may recommend that you follow a more stringent cleaning routine at home or in the case of more advanced gum disease, periodontal therapy in our office may be necessary.  Finally, we’ll examine your entire oral cavity as well as your cheeks, lips and throat for the early warning signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Both of these cancers are highly treatable and curable when discovered early.  Call Our Office Today If it’s been more than six months since your last dental checkup, then call Dr. Lindsey at Aspen Dental Care to schedule an appointment. When’s the last time you saw the dentist? The correct answer to that question is one, two, three, four, five or six months ago—but not seven! The American Dental Association advocates for twice yearly dental checkups and Fort Collins dentist Dr. Shiloh Lindsey agrees. With this regularity, we can closely monitor the condition of your teeth and gums in order to spot any concerning changes before they get out of hand.

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Bring the Whole Family to Aspen Dental Care – Your Fort Collins Family Dentist

December 11, 2015

Smiling family grand parents, parents, and kids glad they chose the Fort Collins family dentist Aspen Dental CareIn the age of one-stop-shopping, few people need convinced that offering to treat the whole family from 1 to 100 all under one roof is convenient, but many patients worry they’re not getting the same level of care they would receive from a specialist. Dr. Shiloh D. Lindsey and the entire Aspen Dental Care team are experienced and skilled in the treatment of a wide variety of oral health concerns, but more importantly, we focus on education patients about preventive dentistry in our office and when they return home. Our goal is to see patients twice a year, and help them maintain their healthiest smile for life. What more could you want for your family?
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Your Ft. Collins dentist says: use your dental benefits

November 3, 2015

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Ft. Collins dentistYour Ft. Collins dentist reminds patients to use dental insurance benefits before 2015 ends. Cleanings, exams and fillings count toward  yearly maximums.

You are grateful your employer provides dental insurance. However, you are not sure you are using its benefits to the fullest. Check your policy, and then call Ft. Collins dentist, Shiloh D. Lindsey DMD, for an appointment.

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Do I really Need To Visit the Dentist Ft. Collins Trusts Twice a Year?

October 3, 2015

Man smiling in dental chair happy to visit the dentist ft. collins residents loveIn recent years, the dental field has shifted its focus from treating oral health issues to preventing dental concerns. This preventive focus allows dentists to diagnose and treat oral health issues at the earliest possible stage meaning more people than ever before are able to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. At Aspen Dental Care, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey recommends twice annual dental checkups and cleanings in order for patients to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health, and protect their smiles from more severe dental damage down the line.
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Are You Flossing The Right Way or the Wrong Way?

September 11, 2015

Learn how to properly floss your teeth.Yes – there is a correct and incorrect way to floss your teeth. This is separate from brushing your teeth. Most people try to lump brushing and flossing into one, but that’s not how it should be done. Brushing is and will always be separate from flossing. This isn’t to say that brushing your teeth is bad; it’s necessary! Flossing is just as important as brushing, and patients need to understand this. Too often we run into a situation where a patient either is unsure of how to properly floss their teeth or won’t floss at all. There’s no harm in not knowing the correct flossing technique, that’s why we’re here to help!

If you’re one of those people who is unsure of how to properly floss your teeth, you’ve come to the right place. Our Ft. Collins, CO office has the preventive dentistry services that can help keep your oral health in fantastic shape. As part of our general services, we can train you on how to practice good oral habits. Flossing once a day is good but if you’re not doing it correctly then what’s the point? We’ll help you head down the path to excellent oral health with our flossing recommendations. Dr. Lindsey is the dentist Fr. Collins residents can trust.
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Are Your Brushing Your Teeth Properly?

August 21, 2015

Heed these tips on how to properly brush your teeth.Yes, there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth. Surprise! We bet you didn’t know that. There’s a lot more to the process than simply smothering toothpaste on your brush and brushing your teeth. There are angles and movements involved. Your teeth are shaped in such a way that a brush must be used on the front, sides, and back of your teeth. You would be surprised just how many patients are unsure of the proper way to brush their teeth. Also, many patients forgo flossing. It’s just as important as brushing your teeth and can help keep tooth decay, plaque and tartar off of your tooth’s surface.

At our office in Ft. Collins, CO, we go out of our way to help our patients understand how important it is to practice good dental hygiene habits at home. These habits include brushing and flossing correctly. Dr. Lindsey is the dentist Ft. Collins, CO residents can trust. She wants your smile to look and feel as clean as possible, and learning how to properly brush your teeth will help achieve those results. Pick up your toothbrush, get somewhere where there’s a mirror, and start practicing.
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Your go-to Aspen dentist is Dr. Shiloh Lindsey.

May 25, 2015

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State of the art techniques focus on what’s best for your mouth

Aspen Dental Care offers comprehensive restorative, preventative and cosmetic care for the whole family. Modern techniques with a compassionate team approach allow Dr. Shiloh LIndsey to achieve the best results for patients of all ages.

You know you need a good dental exam and cleaning. You’re overdue. Or, maybe you have a toothache but fear that it’s just the tip of the iceburg.

Worry no more, but instead, take a positive step by consulting your go-to Aspen dentist, Shiloh Lindsey DDS at Aspen Dental Care in Fort Collins, Colorado. Voted the Best Dentist of Fort Collins 2000-2015, Dr. Lindsey combines awesome technical expertise with compassionate patient care.

From the time patients of all ages step into the modern dental facility, the friendliness and professionalism of Dr. Lindsay’s staff puts them at ease. During a first-time visit, a team member takes a brief medical history, and then, teeth are thoroughly cleaned to scrape away harmful plaque and tartar. Digital x-rays and other imaging visualizes the teeth, roots and bone structure.

Then, Dr. Lindsey checks teeth and gums for proper bite and for signs of decay and performs gentle periodontal probing to assess the health of gums. She also uses the innovative Velscope light to quickly check the mouth for signs of oral cancer–a vital part of any dental examination.

An Aspen Dental Care treatment plan.

Your Aspen dentist will also discuss your concerns and goals for your smile. If necessary, restorative measures can be taken to bring your smile back to its healthiest best. These dental services can include:

  • tooth-colored fillings
  • root canal therapy
  • one-visit E4D porcelain crowns
  • dental implants, bridgework or dentures for tooth replacement
  • resin sealants to protect the grooved surfaces of young molars
  • periodontal scaling and therapies for gum disease

Understanding that healthy teeth may need a cosmetic makeover to boost a patient’s self-image, Aspen Dental Care offers the latest dental beautifications:

  • safe, supervised and effective in-office teeth whitening
  • cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers to address gaps, cracks, chips, crowding, overlapping and tooth discoloration
  • Smart Moves Clear Braces for teens and adults to address orthodontic issues in a virtually invisible way

Plus, in keeping with a whole person philosophy, Dr. Lindsey handles the discomforts of TMJ syndrome and tooth grinding with custom-fit night guards. She fits athletes with sports mouthguards, too, to protect teeth and soft tissues from serious injury.

In addition, Aspen Dental Care is fully-equipped to handle the sedation needs of its patients. From “pain shots” to “laughing gas” to oral conscious sedation, Dr. Lindsey and her team will help you relaxed and pain-free during the simplest to most complex procedures.

Start your new dental health care right away.

For the finest in patient care and dental technique, call your go-to Aspen area dentist, Shiloh D. Lindsey DDS. Dr. LIndsey will assess just what your smile needs and deliver conservative and effective treatment kindly and compassionately. Contact (970) 344-6320 today.

Dental Checkups with Dr. Lindsey in Aspen, CO

March 24, 2015

465162307The first and foremost obligation of a family dentist is the prevention of dental problems in the first place. Doing so helps you—the patient—avoid bigger problems and costlier bills further down the road. With this in mind, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey and her staff at Aspen Dental Care in Fort Collins, CO, would like to see you and each member of your family every six months for dental checkups. Not only is this in keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, this regularity allows us to carefully monitor your oral health and notice any concerning changes.

Dental Checkups for Healthy Teeth and Gums

When you or a family member comes to Aspen Dental Care for a checkup—and Dr. Lindsey would like to start seeing the youngest in your family around the time when they turn two years old—we will, of course, clean your teeth and remove any plaque buildup. Beyond that, we will closely examine each tooth for any symptoms of decay and when necessary, we’ll take digital x-rays to find imperceptible spots of decay as well as possible infection below the gum line. We’ll also carefully evaluate the health of your gums and check for any of the early signs of gum disease.

If we do find any problems, then we will explain what needs to be done to solve the problem, so you understand the treatment that is required to restore your oral health. For example, in the case of gum disease, we may recommend scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line, root planing to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque can more easily adhere, and if infection is present, then we’ll apply a topical antibiotic treatment. We can repair a cavity with a tooth-colored filling or we’ll restore function to a cracked or severely decayed tooth with a porcelain crown, inlay or onlay.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If it’s time for you or a family member to see the dentist, then call the office Aspen Dental Care today. We conveniently see patients from Fort Collins, CO, as well as the surrounding communities of Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, and Loveland.

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"You far exceeded anything I expected. I felt the positive vibes the minute I went inside. I never thought I would say I enjoyed going to the dentist, but I did....even don't mind the coming major work to be done. I can't think of a thing to change." - Kay
"We always feel that not only are we getting quality care from you and your staff, but that you all help make the experience comfortable." - Marilyn
"Julia is great. Thanks also for calling me to let me know the start time would be delayed. Very considerate!!!!!" - Steve
"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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