Longmont Complete Dentistry Blog

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween

October 13, 2021

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young girl with dental fear

From haunted houses to scary movies to frighteningly realistic costumes, it’s exciting to get into the spirit of Halloween and find amusement in the things that easily frighten us. Although those things are all harmless, there’s one that isn’t so benign – dental fear. It may not seem like a big deal, but letting it prevent you from seeing your dentist can significantly affect your oral health. With that said, here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid of the dentist’s office this Halloween.

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How to Straighten Your Teeth in Weeks, Not Years

September 8, 2021

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young woman trying on veneers for instant orthodontics

Very few people are born with naturally straight teeth. However, you’re lucky enough that your orthodontic issues are relatively minor. While you want to achieve a perfectly straight smile, you don’t want to wear braces for two or three years to do so. If you only have a small gap between your teeth or a slightly rotated tooth, you might be able to straighten your teeth in two or three weeks instead! With veneers – also known as “instant orthodontics” – you can skip metal braces and achieve the same results in just a couple of appointments. Here’s how it works!

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How Do Your Genes Affect the Color of Your Teeth?

August 6, 2021

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young woman smiling

Your mother’s curly hair, your father’s blue eyes, your grandmother’s freckles – many features are passed down from generation to generation. Can the color of your teeth be one of them? If you still have stained teeth despite good oral care habits, you might be wondering if it’s due to genetics. Read along as we discuss how your genes can influence the color of your smile, as well as steps you can take to keep it bright.

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6 Sneaky Signs of Dehydration

July 30, 2021

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Dehydrated woman

As the weather is getting warmer and you are spending more time outside, there is an issue that is affecting many of us: dehydration! It is so important that you get enough fluids throughout the day so your organs can function properly. If not, you could end up with some serious problems with your oral health and the rest of your body. Continue reading to learn some of the sneaky signs of dehydration so you know when you need to quench your thirst.

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Are Poor Gum Health and Alzheimer’s Disease Connected?

June 12, 2021

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older woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

One of the victories of modern medicine is that people are living longer than ever before in history. Unfortunately, with an older population, Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses are on the rise. Is this purely age related, or is there another factor at play? Given that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to learn about the hidden connection between gum disease and the increase in Alzheimer’s cases, and find out what you can do to improve your gum health.

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4 Reasons to Try Professional Teeth Whitening This Summer

May 18, 2021

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Smiling woman with white teeth thanks to Longmont dentist

Summertime is finally here! It’s time to enjoy some long-awaited outside activities, backyard barbeques, and special events with your loved ones. As you plan out all the fun and exciting things you want to do this summer, have you considered visiting your Longmont dentist? Probably not, but now is the perfect time to try out professional teeth whitening. Here are four great reasons why you should get a brighter smile this summer.

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The Surprising Ways Seasonal Allergies Can Harm Your Smile

April 2, 2021

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woman with seasonal allergies blowing her nose

Maybe you associate the month of April with tax season or the showers that bring May flowers. But for many, April brings a maelstrom of seasonal allergy symptoms – sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and mouth-breathing, to name a few. These symptoms are annoying enough on their own, but did you know they can also negatively impact your oral health? Read on to learn how seasonal allergies can put your smile at risk and what you can do about it.

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

March 1, 2021

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connection between gum disease and COVID-19

Over the past year, the world has been reeling from the effects of COVID-19. In an attempt to overcome the outbreak, scientists and doctors have been sharing and comparing data. Through their collaborative efforts, they have discovered a connection between gum disease and COVID-19. As you continue reading, learn how neglecting gum health can increase the risk of experiencing the more severe symptoms of the virus.

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How Your Oral Health Could Put Stress on Your Heart

February 3, 2021

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A woman standing outside and celebrating American Heart Health Month.

Dentists are trained to treat dental disease and prevent them from developing in the first place, but they care about your whole-body wellness as well. For example, they often note how heart health can be influenced by the current condition of your oral health. Chances are if something is not going well in the mouth, there’s a higher possibility that your heart may be in trouble as well. As part of American Heart Health Month, a dentist is happy to break down how oral health can affect your heart health.

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Why You Should Prioritize Your Dental Checkup in the New Year

December 28, 2020

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woman scheduling dental checkup in Longmont

A new year brings all kinds of wonderful things to look forward to, and you probably start considering what yours will hold long before January 1st. This year, when you’re making future plans, consider adding a visit to the dentist to the top of your list. In addition to your dental insurance resetting, and meeting your deductible, your Longmont dentist has several reasons to share about why scheduling a dental checkup at the start of the year is the way to go.

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