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What Can I Do About My Receding Gumline?

Your gums are receding, and it’s enough to keep your smile in hiding. Not only are your teeth more exposed, but your teeth and gums are highly sensitive. Your gums won’t grow back, but you have plenty of options to slow down or halt your receding gums.

Sep 1st, 2019
Chronic Bad Breath? It Could Be a Sign of Periodontal Disease

Are you constantly popping mints and chewing gum, trying to get rid of your bad breath? That works for the garlic you had at lunch, but not for more serious causes like periodontal disease. If your bad breath won’t go away, it might be your gums.

Aug 7th, 2019
Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters

Few people are born with a perfect smile, but even fewer are aware of the long-term complications that come with crooked teeth. Find out how orthodontic treatment can prevent early tooth loss, gum disease, and jaw issues.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Solutions for a Chipped Tooth

Chipped teeth may be a source of insecurity, but did you know that postponing a dentist visit can also lead to an infection? Find out what modern dentistry can do for your chipped smile.

Jun 13th, 2019
Do I Need to Replace Missing Teeth?

A missing tooth is more than a cosmetic issue. Learn more about how dental implants can help prevent bone loss, crooked teeth, and jaw joint disorders.

May 20th, 2019
Surprising Health Concerns Associated with Periodontal Disease

Are your gums swollen or painful when you brush and floss? You might be on the road to serious gum disease, a problem not just for your mouth but for your whole body. Read on to learn more about periodontal disease and its effect on your health.

Jan 11th, 2019
8 Great Reasons to Professionally Whiten Your Teeth

If you’ve been trying to whiten your teeth with kits from the drugstore, whitening toothpastes, or strawberries (really!), you may be a bit frustrated. But don’t worry, the easiest way — with your dentist — is actually the best way, too.

Dec 12th, 2018
How Dental Crowns can Restore your Smile

A dental crown, sometimes known as a cap, is an artificial cover that is placed over a tooth or implant to give the appearance and structure of a natural tooth.

Sep 5th, 2018
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

A missing tooth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, but many people don’t realize that it can have repercussions for your health, too.

Aug 28th, 2018
Teeth Grinding: More Common than you think!

It’s not unusual to find yourself clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth from time to time, especially when you’re stressed. However, if you’re doing this regularly, you could be exposing yourself to some serious health issues without even realizing it.

Aug 21st, 2018
Why calcium is essential for healthy teeth

No doubt you’ve been told from an early age that calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones. That’s true, but what exactly is calcium, how does it contribute to strong teeth, and how can you make sure you’re getting enough?

Aug 13th, 2018
The facts about fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in food, soil, and water. It has been added to municipal drinking water supplies around the world for decades, thanks to its role in preventing tooth decay and related dental health problems.

Aug 3rd, 2018
What is Pericoronitis and How Do I Treat it?

Pericoronitis is a big word for a little, but very annoying, problem. It's what happens when a flap of gums gets caught between your brand new wisdom teeth and it just won't 'heal' away.

Jul 30th, 2018
Can Stained Teeth Become White Again?

If you wish that you had whiter teeth, you are not alone. Research shows that 80% of American adults want whiter teeth, making teeth whitening the most requested cosmetic service in the United States.

Jul 27th, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Flossing

Along with brushing, flossing is an essential part of your dental routine — or at least it should be! Only 40% of Americans floss at least once per day, despite flossing being one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Jul 25th, 2018
The Importance of Dental Hygiene for Children

Your child's "baby" teeth may seem like they're just adorable little precursors to the real teeth to come. Many people assume that since they will be replaced fairly quickly, it isn't as vital to take good care of them as it is with permanent teeth.

Jul 21st, 2018
Why do I have Sore gums?

When we think of dental health, we usually think about the teeth, but the gums are just as important. You might have noticed lately that your gums look red and inflamed, or that they feel sore when you brush, floss, or eat.

Jul 11th, 2018
Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It

Bad breath (halitosis) is one of the most common dental complaints, affecting up to 25% of the population. It can cause distress, embarrassment, and anxiety among sufferers, but fortunately it’s usually very easy to treat.

Jun 28th, 2018
Which Mouthwash to Choose (and How to Use it Safely)

Many of us like to finish off our dental routine with a swish of mouthwash to leave us feeling fresh. However, there has been some debate recently about just how helpful (and healthy) this actually is. So, dowe need mouthwash for good oral health?

May 31st, 2018
Dentist Lakewood | 3 Steps to a Healthy Smile

Did you know that tooth decay is the single largest cause of school absences? The longer decay goes untreated, the worse it gets. Not only can this mean costlier expenses for you, but it also jeopardizes your child’s oral health and education.

Feb 21st, 2018
Dentist Lakewood | To Floss or Not to Floss?

By now, you have likely seen news reports questioning whether flossing is necessary for your oral health. We want to answer your question right away with an absolute YES.

Jan 25th, 2018
Dentist in Lakewood, CO | 6 Harmful Habits

Nearly everyone has at least one habit that they wish they could break. Did you know that some of them can affect your oral health? Here are a few common habits and tips for how to break them.

Dec 13th, 2017
80235 Dentist | Fruit Juice & Your Teeth

Don’t be fooled by the label “100 percent fruit juice.” Drinks advertised in this way might seem like a healthy choice, but these drinks may be doing more harm than good.

Nov 8th, 2017
Lakewood Dentist | Bad Breath Remedies

According to the American Dental Association, 50 percent of adults experience bad breath at some point in their life. Although some causes are harmless, other causes may be signaling something more serious.

Oct 18th, 2017
Lakewood, CO Dentist | Why Do My Gums Bleed?

While brushing or flossing your teeth, do you notice blood on your toothbrush or in the sink? Swollen, red, or tender gums can bleed when brushing or flossing, even if you are brushing gently.

Oct 11th, 2017
80235 Dentist | One Tool for Better Gum Health

Loose teeth, bad breath, and painful, bloody gums - these are among the signs and symptoms of periodontal, or gum, disease. Unfortunately, periodontal disease can also begin without any obvious symptoms.

Sep 6th, 2017