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.


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.


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.


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.


Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 10, 2020

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stocking stuffed with candy

If you grew up in a family where you opened stockings at Christmas, you may have fond memories of pouring all of your favorite candies and sweet treats out of them. You’ve likely passed this tradition down to your own family. While sugar is inevitable part of the holiday season, your Longmont dentist shares some more smile-friendly stocking stuffers that you can add into the mix when filling your family’s stockings this year.


How to Deal with Common Winter Mouth Issues?

November 26, 2020

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Man with chapped lips

Now that the weather is getting chillier and the days are becoming shorter, you are probably curling up by the fire, getting your holiday gifts ready, and breaking out the old family cookbook. However, not everything about the season is great. There are many different common winter mouth issues that you may be experiencing during this time of year. Continue reading to learn what these are and what you can do to prevent them from occurring.


Are Cranberries Good for Your Oral Health?

November 15, 2020

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Cranberry sauce

During this time of year, you are likely to have more homecooked meals with your close family. A popular side dish for many Americans is cranberry sauce. This is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving meal and for many, it isn’t quite the same without it. But did you know that cranberries actually have some benefits for your smile? Continue reading to learn about the different ways that cranberries benefit your teeth and whether or not cranberry sauce has the same effects.


4 Ways You Can Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 22, 2020

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Dentist reviewing paperwork with patients

If you have dental insurance, you can enjoy a number of benefits that protect your smile and your wallet. Sadly, few patients are truly familiar with the details of their plan, leading to wasted dollars at the end of each year. Fortunately, if you are uncertain how to maximize your dental insurance benefits, you can use the below tips to prevent your unused coverage from going to waste!


Come Check Out Our Newly Remodeled Office!

October 12, 2020

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Reception area of newly remodeled dental office in Longmont

Drs. James and Dan Maurer have always taken pride in providing top-quality care in a welcoming environment — and that environment has recently undergone some significant changes! Whether you have been loyal to our practice for years, or you are looking for dentist in Longmont who can care for all of your oral health needs, we can’t wait to let you check out our newly remodeled dental office. Let’s talk more about our office renovation and what you can expect at your next visit.


How Ill-Fitting Dentures Can Become a Life-Threatening Problem

September 16, 2020

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Full dentures next to a dental mirror

Did you know the first use of dentures dates back to the 16th century? At the time, wood was used to restore the smiles of patients with missing teeth. Fortunately, they have come a long way since then! Not only are they natural-looking and comfortable, but they are also minimally invasive and can last 10 years. However, if they become loose or don’t fit correctly, they can leave patients vulnerable to life-threatening problems, like oral cancer. Read on for the common causes of slipping dentures and five tips for patients who wear them!

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