Effects of Tobacco on Oral Health

You probably know by now that smoking is bad for your health. From the possibility of developing lung cancer to an increased risk of stroke, inhaling nicotine multiple times a day is hard on your body. While health researchers frequently publish information about the health dangers associated with smoking, fewer people are aware of the [...]

National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association recognizes February as National Children’s Dental Health Month to help parents and other caregivers understand the importance of oral health for kids. Since a child’s first set of primary teeth fall out to make way for adult teeth, parents sometimes make the mistake of thinking that proper brushing, flossing, and professional [...]

Dentistry Challenges During a Pandemic

Back in March 2020, Colorado’s governor Jared Polis announced a cessation of all elective and non-emergency medical and dental services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This order remained in effect for one month, delaying routine check-ups, cosmetic procedures, and necessary but not emergent oral surgeries. We understand you may feel frustrated if you needed [...]

Treating Tooth Sensitivity

According to the Mayo Clinic, people can develop sensitive teeth due to exposed tooth roots or worn tooth enamel. Some of the most common symptoms associated with sensitive teeth include throbbing pain when consuming hot or cold food or drinks, brushing your teeth, or flossing. However, sometimes dentist can trace the tooth sensitivity to gum [...]

The Effects of Sugar on Teeth

You probably grew up hearing your parents tell you that too much sugar is bad for your teeth and now you're repeating the same message to your own children. Like many Americans, however, you may not have stopped to wonder what it is about sugar that damages teeth. The damage typically doesn't happen while indulging [...]

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

Many people who grind their teeth are unaware that they have developed this habit. While this often occurs as an unconscious reaction to stress, it is especially common for teeth grinding to occur while sleeping. You may wake up with a sore mouth or jaws frequently and not realize what causes it until your dentist [...]