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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.


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.


Here’s What You Can Do About Receding Gums

February 19, 2020

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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.


The Different Stages of Gum Disease and What to Do About Them

January 28, 2020

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man suffering from gum disease

A lot of people only look at their teeth when they flash their smile in the mirror. However, your oral health is about more than just your beautiful pearly whites! Your gums play a huge role in protecting your teeth and keeping the rest of your body healthy. In fact, if you develop gum disease, you increase your risk of both tooth loss and heart disease! Knowing how this common condition progresses can help you treat gingivitis in Ft. Collins as early as possible, so read on to learn more.


How You Can Prevent and Treat Gingivitis

December 23, 2019

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person pointing to their red gums

Are your gums slightly swollen, tender, or sore? Do you bleed a little when you brush and floss? When you look in the mirror, are your gums red instead of pink? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might have gingivitis, an early form of gum disease. So, what can you do to treat this condition? How can you prevent it in the future? Let’s take a closer look at how to treat gingivitis in Ft. Collins.


Get the Most from Your Dentures with These Do’s and Don’ts

December 7, 2019

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Did you know that by the time George Washington became president in 1789, he only had one natural tooth remaining? Contrary to popular belief, he didn’t use a set of wooden teeth, but he did have an early type of dentures made of ivory and gold springs. In fact, he went through several sets of dentures in his lifetime, but unfortunately, they all only lasted a few years because they were difficult to take care of and were painful. Thankfully dentures have come a long way since George Washington’s time, and now it’s easy to properly care for them and have a comfortable, functional smile that can last for years. Read on to learn what simple do’s and don’ts can help you make the most out of living with dentures in Ft. Collins.


Dentures VS Dental Implants: Which is Right for Me?

November 20, 2019

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implant-retained dentureTooth loss is the last problem you had ever expected to experience, but now you’re among the 35 million Americans who have lost all their teeth in one or both arches. In the past, dentures in Fort Collins were the only option to replace missing teeth, but now there’s another solution. Instead of a traditional prosthetic, you can anchor your denture to your jawbone using dental implants. With both options offering a variety of benefits, which is the best solution? Here’s what you need to know when rebuilding your new smile.


3 Benefits of Getting Dentures

October 5, 2019

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According to the American College of Prosthodontics, about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. If you suffer from tooth loss, you’re not alone, and there are several options available to you to restore the function and feel of your mouth. Have you wondered will dentures help your sunken mouth or be able to improve your self-confidence? In short, yes, they will. Read on to learn three ways that this customized solution to tooth loss can benefit you. 


Quickly Improve Your Smile With Direct Bonding

September 14, 2019

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engaged couple taking wedding photos

Do you have upcoming an upcoming wedding, company holiday party, or fun outings with friends planned? If your damaged teeth are the reason you’re filled with anxiety about attending these events, it’s time to get them fixed with direct bonding. You can get quick results to correct teeth that will help you feel less self-conscious when people start snapping pictures of you. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry in Ft. Collins can help refresh your grin with this easy and cost-effective procedure.


What Makes a Good Candidate For Teeth Bonding?

August 16, 2019

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Is your smile suffering because of damaged or discolored teeth? Over time, these flaws can begin to have a massive impact on your self-confidence. Luckily, there are a variety of cosmetic dental solutions available to help you. One of the most cost-effective and popular ones utilizes composite resin to fix a variety of imperfections. The best place to start to find out if you’re a good candidate for teeth bonding is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. Here are some factors that may determine if this is the right choice for you.

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