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When Should You Visit the Emergency Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

March 25, 2020

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worried person speaking on their phone with an emergency dentist

Did your routine checkup and cleaning or cosmetic procedure get cancelled due to COVID-19? Unfortunately, many dentists had to halt their elective and non-emergency appointments to slow and hopefully even stop the spread of the virus. So, where does that leave you if you’re experiencing pain or a knocked-out tooth? Fortunately, your emergency dentist is still open and taking patients for essential and urgent treatments. Read on to find out when you should contact them.


Gum Disease Awareness Month: Keep Your Smile Safe!

February 18, 2020

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Open mouth and dental mirror showing signs of gum disease

Nearly half of American adults have some form of gum disease, but because the early symptoms tend to be painless and may not even be noticeable in some cases, many people either ignore it or are completely unaware of it. But if you make this mistake, you could eventually find yourself with fewer teeth – and surprisingly enough, an unhealthy heart. For Gum Disease Awareness Month, read on to learn more about the warning signs of this potentially dangerous oral health issue as well as the importance of gum disease treatment.  


Dental Implants: The Most Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

January 20, 2020

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Dental Implant

When comparing dental implants to other solutions for tooth replacement, you might have some misgivings about the higher price point. But over the long term, you’re likely to find implants are the more cost-effective option due to one simple factor: a longer lifespan. With the right care, implants can last for decades – or even the rest of your life! Read on to learn how exactly how long you can expect your new teeth to last as well as the kind of maintenance they require.


5 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays

December 10, 2019

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woman wearing Santa hat and smiling

You might love your dentist, but they’re probably not at the top of the list of people you want to spend too much time with this holiday season. We’re meant to visit our dentist every six months and when an emergency situation strikes. In order to prevent the latter from occurring, follow these five tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy this time of year.


Keep Your Teeth Clean with National Handwashing Awareness Week

December 2, 2019

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person washing their hands

Do you remember being a little kid and your parents telling you to wash up before dinner? Did you ever think it was strange that they never told you to wash your hands before eating breakfast, lunch, or a snack? Since germs don’t care what meal you’re about to have, it’s crucial to wash your hands before you place your hands anywhere near your mouth, such as when you’re eating. Because the first week of December is National Handwashing Awareness Week, now is the perfect time to learn from a dentist how best to keep your hands clean.


How to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

November 12, 2019

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woman getting punched in face with boxing glove

Your friends are back in town for the holidays, and you’re all celebrating by tossing the old pigskin around. You’re having a grand old time until one of your friends tackles you a little harder than they meant to, and your face smashes right into the ground. When you get up, you notice that your tooth has been knocked out! Can you save it? Yes, but only if you act quickly. Call your emergency dentist first thing, but in the meantime, here are the steps you need to take to save your tooth.


What Causes Large Bumps on Your Gums?

October 2, 2019

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person with bump on gums

You’re brushing your teeth one night when you catch sight of something strange in your reflection. You take a closer look and realize there’s a large, gross bump on your gums! What does it mean? What are you supposed to do? Can your dentist help? Continue reading to find out.  


Ask Your Dentist: “Is My Tooth Supposed to Hurt After a Filling?”

September 25, 2019

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Woman Rubbing Jaw

If you need a filling from your dentist to save your tooth from decay, chances are you’ll deal with some discomfort or tooth sensitivity for a few days after the procedure. While you might have concerns at first, there’s no need to worry; in most cases, this pain is normal and will go away on its own. In the meantime, it’s important to understand what to expect in the days after getting a filling and how you can take care of a sensitive tooth – as well as how to tell the difference between normal pain and a symptom of a genuine issue.


Are Tooth Decay and Gum Disease Genetic?

August 22, 2019

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family in a dental chair

Lots of traits can be passed down from generation to generation, such as hair color, height, and unfortunately, some diseases. Most of us have some unlucky condition in our family history, like heart disease or breast cancer. However, a new study from the University of Bristol in the UK suggests that genetics also play a part in whether you contract gum disease or tooth decay. Read more below as a dentist in Longmont talks about what the results of that study mean to you.


Forgetful? 4 Ways You Can Tell You Are in Need of Gum Disease Therapy

August 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — longmontteam @ 8:42 pm
an image of bacteria found in gum disease

Do you know that your mouth and body health are much more intertwined than you think? If poor oral hygiene habits, decay, disease, or infection exist within the mouth, you can expect signs of other health-related conditions to begin showing, and vice versa. One of the best ways to combat some of the most unexpected dangers associated with harmful plaque and tartar around the gum line is with gum disease therapy in Longmont. Find out more about these dangerous risks and how treatment can help.

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