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Category: General Dentistry

What is a Composite Filling?

If you need a filling, a composite resin filling can offer you a more affordable, natural-looking alternative to a metal amalgam filling.  If you’ve ever had a cavity, you’re probably familiar with the ordeal of getting a filling. But cavities aren’t the only reason that you might need a filling. Whenever a tooth gets cracked,

What You Need to Know About Tooth Extraction

Having a tooth pulled can be a stressful ordeal — but with the right preparation, you can ensure that your recovery is as swift and painless as possible.  We know that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience — according to some studies, nearly 60 percent of people are afraid to do so. We
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The Five Stages of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs in five distinct phases. Each successive stage is more uncomfortable than the last, and every stage requires a unique method of treatment.  Tooth decay takes place in five distinct phases, each more uncomfortable than the last. Everyone is at risk for tooth decay, and the risks increase with high sugar consumption. Although

Is Your Headache Related to TMD?

Persistent headaches or jaw discomfort may be signs that you have a temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. Find out more about the symptoms and the many ways TMD can be treated. The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is the spot on either side of your face where the jawbone connects to the skull. Between the two bones

Is Your Sleep Apnea Causing Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)?

Here’s how sleep apnea and nighttime teeth grinding are related — and how you can get possibly get some relief. Do you wake up in the morning with sore jaw muscles and don’t know why? It could be because you grind, or clench your teeth during the night.  Though you may feel more tired throughout

What are Sealants?

Sealants are a protective coating used mostly on back molar teeth to help them from getting cavities. One of the most common places to get a cavity is on the biting surface of the teeth where all the little grooves catch bacteria and food.  When we place sealants we first clean the grooves out of

Toothaches and Sinus Infections

Tis the season when colds are abundant and are the gift that keeps on giving. Most of winter in Colorado, someone you know probably has a cold, you either had it or are going to get it. Many times in our office during cold season and even allergy season, we have patients coming in with

How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

PREGNANCY AFFECTS NEARLY every aspect of your life–your lifestyle, your diet, your health, and much more! Your mouth is no exception to the changes your body may experience during pregnancy. During this special time, you’ll need to pay particular attention to your oral health for both your sake and your growing baby’s.  Our practice has a