Longmont Complete Dentistry Blog

Dental Technology’s Power: AI Can Detect Gum Disease Early

May 16, 2024

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A dentist performing early detection of oral health issues

More and more, AI technology is making waves as the next big trend. Whether it’s ChatGPT or Midjourney, you can’t help hearing about machine intelligence and what it can do now. Still, it isn’t just the generative stuff that’s having big breakthroughs. New research shows that AI can detect gum disease early and greatly help dental patients. For details on this science news, let your Longmont dentist say more. Here’s a summary of gum disease, how AI detects it, and why early detection matters.

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What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

March 11, 2024

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person resting on couch after getting a root canal

Root canals are dental procedures aimed at saving teeth that are badly damaged or infected. During the treatment, the infected or damaged pulp inside the tooth is removed, and then the tooth is sealed to prevent further infection. Many people are nervous about getting a root canal because they think it will be painful, but it’s often not as bad as they expect. In fact, it’s usually quite straightforward and can be almost painless with modern techniques and anesthesia. Keep reading to learn more about the post-procedure care and what you can do to make the experience as smooth as possible.

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Spread the Love and Smile: 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Great Oral Health

February 16, 2024

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Couple with good oral health smiling for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day draws near, and that means the time has come. Dazed partners who waited until the last minute will soon be out scrounging for flowers and chocolate. If you don’t want to join them, now might be the time to start looking for alternatives. While candy and teddy bears are classic gifts, why not consider something that promotes good oral health? Here are five dentist-recommended Valentine’s Day gifts that will make your loved one smile!

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What to Do If Your Veneer Fell Off

December 6, 2023

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person whose veneer fell off getting it fixed

Veneers serve as an outstanding solution for improving your smile by concealing cosmetic issues like chips, cracks, gaps, minor misalignments, and stains. Despite their effectiveness and durability, veneers can still experience damage. If you find yourself in a situation where your veneer has come off and you’re unsure about the next steps, consider these four tips to protect your smile from additional harm and effectively handle the situation until you can seek guidance from your dentist.

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How To: Make Your Thanksgiving Tooth-Friendly

November 28, 2023

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Thanksgiving dishes on table with plate filled with food

Between the marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes and the cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving dishes are often packed with sugar. Since sugar is one of the leading causes of cavities, it’s easy to see why so many patients develop tooth decay during the last few months of the year. The good news is that there are several ways you can keep your smile healthy, starting with a few intentional steps on turkey day. With this in mind, here’s how to make your Thanksgiving tooth-friendly!

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3 Ways to Keep Your Smile From Being the Scariest Part of Your Halloween Costume

October 9, 2023

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woman dressed up for Halloween

Whether you are preparing to dress up like a black cat, vampire, ghost, or witch this Halloween, you likely want your costume to stand out. From the hair and make-up to the shoes and fake blood, how you make it your own is up to you. But the one component you don’t want scaring people off is your smile. To avoid a trip to the emergency dentist’s office because of a nagging toothache, here are three ways to protect your pearly whites and ensure they remain the least scary part of your Halloween costume.

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Dental Veneers: 1928 to Now

September 29, 2023

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Woman having a veneer applied to a toothCelebrities and social media influencers always seem to have flawless smiles, but most aren’t natural. Veneers are a common secret in Hollywood for creating picture-perfect teeth. Nowadays, veneers are affordable for people from all walks of life. Although their popularity only took off within the last couple of decades, veneers aren’t a new innovation. They’ve been used for almost 100 years! Here’s how they’ve evolved throughout time to provide the stunning results of today.

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TikTok Veneers Check Trend: Is It Safe?

August 15, 2023

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A person reclined while a dentist with blue gloves places a veneer on their front tooth

Veneers are a great way to hide flaws and achieve an ideal smile. In fact, they’ve been viewed as an ideal beauty standard for the rich and famous since the invention of the first veneers. They were created for a movie star in 1928 and then gained popularity at a time when only the elites could afford to have their teeth perfected.

Thanks to advances in materials and technology, veneers are now available to people from all walks of life. This includes popular influencers on social media sites like Instagram and TikTok, where looking and feeling your best are immediately rewarded with gains in followers and finances. Because of this, more creators online are doing whatever it takes to boost their views. Keep reading to learn more about one popular social media trend and why it might be more harmful than helpful!

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5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Returns Youthful Appearance

July 21, 2023

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A woman smiling with her new veneers

For those struggling to return to their younger days, cosmetic dentistry may hold the key to turning back the clock. Especially treatments like porcelain veneers. The unseen connections between your teeth, gums, and facial features play a crucial role in how young you appear to others. After all, your eyes and your smile are the first things most people will look at when appraising your age, so having a bright and pleasing grin can subtract years from those assumptions.

With advanced techniques and innovative treatments, cosmetic dentistry continues to offer more ways to restore your smile and your youthful appearance at the same time. Continue reading to learn five ways to take back a younger you.

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Which Toothpaste Should You Use with Veneers?

June 8, 2023

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Toothpaste on toothbrush

With your new veneers, you’re already beginning to experience all of the unique benefits. Whatever aesthetic flaws that littered your smile have disappeared and you are showing off pearly whites that make you feel confident inside and out! However, it’s important that you care for them properly if you want them to last. Here’s what you should know about the toothpaste you choose when you have veneers.

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