January 13, 2016
Millions of US adults with dental insurance choose to forego regular preventive dentistry visits. Patients give numerous reasons why they avoid our office, but some of the most common are dental fear or anxiety, financial stress, and lack of time. At Aspen Dental Care, we invite you and your family to reconsider making visits to our office twice a year part of your routine. Not only are patients who visit us regularly more likely to keep healthy, natural smiles for a lifetime, but regular office visits actually assist in diminishing dental anxiety and save patients time and money.
December 11, 2015
In 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?
October 3, 2015
In 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.
June 18, 2015
As we get older, our bodies undergo numerous changes. One of the most interesting bodily changes we experience as we age is the appearance of wisdom teeth. Some people never get any wisdom teeth, others receive anywhere between 1 and 4 teeth, and a few people have even reported more than 4 wisdom teeth. Research is ongoing to determine why the number of wisdom teeth varies, but most people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. If you’re in need of wisdom teeth extraction, let Dr. Shiloh Lindsey at Aspen Dental Care help. Located in beautiful Ft. Collins, CO, our practice strives to make each patient feel welcome and comfortable. Call to schedule an appointment, or for more information about our practice. We’re always here to help.
March 24, 2015
The 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.
August 15, 2014
Like many things in life, there are things that work in tandem in order to produce a smooth-running operation. Whether it is parts of a car or the components within a cell phone, you will often see several parts making up a whole, working system. Unfortunately, if one of those aspects is damaged, it has the potential to throw the entire system out of whack. The same theory can be applied to your smile, especially with your gums. Having beautiful, healthy gums is essential to having a healthy smile, and if your gums are compromised, it can have damaging effects. If you are suffering from gum disease, it has the ability to affect other areas of your body, especially your heart.
Gum disease occurs when harmful bacteria has made its way into the soft tissues of your mouth. If left to its own devices, the bacteria attacking your gums can enter your bloodstream, having a clear shot to your heart. Bacteria found in your mouth can also be found in your arteries, and they can slowly clog them while also decreasing the blood flow to your heart. Your body is built with natural defense mechanisms, and one of them is swelling. The bacteria found in your mouth have the capacity to cause your blood cells to swell, which essentially increases your risk of a blood clot.
Easy ways you can prevent the bacteria in your mouth from causing bodily damage is by taking the time out each day to brush and floss. Though it may seem simple, brushing and flossing are excellent ways to decreasing the amount of bacteria in your smile, making it less likely to enter your blood stream. Keeping this knowledge and tip in mind, you are sure to be on track for better oral and heart health!
If you would like to schedule your appointment with Dr. Shiloh Lindsey, contact our Fort Collins, CO dental office. We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We are proud to serve patients from Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland, and the surrounding communities.
January 15, 2014
At Aspen Dental Care, we not only make your teeth a high priority, but your gums as well. Many people that only their teeth matters in regards to their oral health, but that can’t be further from the truth. For a truly healthy smile, you have to have healthy gums, which is why we offer periodontal therapy for our patients.
As part of our family dentistry practice, we make it a top priority to make sure your gums are as healthy as possible. Surprisingly, more than 80% of the population has some form of gum disease. Though some may think it’s not a big deal, gum disease can lead to more serious problems down the road if not taken care of, like heart disease, bone deterioration, and tooth loss. The good thing about gum disease, however, is that it’s completely reversible if caught early. It is important to have your bi-annual dental checkup, so Dr. Lindsey can keep an eye on your mouth, making sure nothing harmful comes your way.
Our periodontal therapy begins with a visit to Dr. Lindsey, and he will be able to assess the current state of your smile and gums. We will perform scaling and root-planing of the gums, that way we can remove the bacterium that causes harm. Some things you can do is floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day. If you’re not able to brush your teeth between meals, a great option is to chew gum, as it catches leftover food particles as well as produces saliva, which breaks food particles down.
Some signs of periodontal disease are tenderness of the gums. Also, if your gums are swollen or bleed when you brush your teeth, contact our office immediately so we will be able to assist you as soon as possible.