5 Ways Smoking Affects Your Teeth

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 36 million smokers in the United States—around 15% of the population. While the number has declined in recent years, the risks associated with smoking are not to be taken lightly. One common but often overlooked risk? Tooth and mouth issues. Tobacco hurts the teeth in many […]

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Dental accidents happen—especially in the lives of adventurous Coloradoans. Maybe you chipped a tooth while climbing, or perhaps an infection began to develop on a long-term camping trip. Unfortunately, dental emergencies often happen outside of normal dentist hours. So—what do you do? When assessing your dental emergency, it is essential to designate it as either […]

Bruxism: Are You Accidentally Harming Your Teeth?

Millions of people around the world unknowingly harm their teeth in their sleep. No matter how diligently you care for your teeth during the day, you may experience teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a condition known as bruxism, while sleeping or in stressful situations. Over time, these actions can wear on your mouth and cause […]

How Important is Flossing?

In a word: Very. In a few words: It’s probably more important than brushing.   Flossing is an essential part of oral health maintenance. Dentists and dental hygienists mention it every time you have a dentist appointment, but most of us continue to forget or ignore this crucial responsibility. Interdental cleaning, such as that experienced […]

Ordering Tooth-Healthy Coffee Shop Drinks

Colorado is known for many things: mountains, active lifestyles, craft beer, and—you guessed it—a thriving coffee scene. While most professionals use coffee to wake up or power through their work days, the drink can have harmful effects on your dental health. These effects are exacerbated if you order specialty drinks from your favorite local roaster—loaded […]

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush

We all know we should frequently replace our toothbrushes. Most of us, however, don’t do it nearly enough. Misinformation and a lack of concern for dental hygiene are to blame. If you think the free toothbrush you get at your bi-annual dental cleaning is enough to coast on, you’re wrong.   The American Dental Association […]

How Dental Insurance Impacts Healthy Teeth

If your dentist office is anything like ours, there’s a clear divide between the dental professionals (dentist, dental hygienist, etc.) and the administrative billing specialists. These dental professionals will offer you their expert advice without any view of how much a recommended procedure or course of action is liable to cost you when the bill […]

Your Toothpaste Matters

Toothpaste is your first defense against a range of dental problems. Unfortunately, with an oversaturated market, making a choice is incredibly difficult. In fact, there are more than 40 brands available, each promising to be better and more effective than the last. It is necessary to understand the implications of popular toothpaste claims. In purchasing […]

The 4 Signs You Need to See a Dentist

Everyone is guilty of putting off healthcare visits once in a while. However, dental problems may present themselves more assertively than others, as toothaches and bleeding gums can affect nearly every aspect of life. If you suspect you have something wrong with your smile, see a dentist immediately. However, if you’re unsure, this is a […]