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I Have Discoloration Between My Teeth. Is It a Cavity?

Posted on 2/15/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

Is every spot on your tooth a sign that you have a cavity? Probably not, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye on those discolored spots. While not all tooth discoloration requires an immediate trip to the dentist, if you’re worried that you might be starting to get a cavity, you should always have your dentist take a look and educate yourself on what can cause staining and when that discoloration is a sign that there’s an underlying problem you need to have address as soon as possible.

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How to Find Relief for Common Causes of Tooth Pain

Posted on 2/8/17 11:30 AM By John Schmidt

When a tooth starts to throb or ache, your ultimate goal is to see a dentist as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s difficult to find time for a trip to the office right way. So, what can you do in the meantime? The trick is figuring out how to best manage your pain until you can get help. A little first aid will go a long way towards helping you get through a difficult night with a toothache or give you short term relief on your way to the dentist office. There are many home remedies out there and most will work—at least temporarily.

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If You Drink Coffee, Stop by These Denver-Area Favorites

Posted on 2/1/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

You love that morning java, but what it does to your teeth —  not so much. The dark colored pigment found in your favorite morning drink tends to sink into the tiny pits and ridges that make up tooth enamel. Coffee is not the only culprit, of course. Any dark color liquid like soda or tea will stain, as well, but the National Coffee Association reports that Americans have a love affair with their morning brew: The association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends survey found that 63 percent of the adults in the U.S. drink it daily. And it’s not doing your enamel many favors.


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Do You Know What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Posted on 1/25/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

Tooth discoloration tends to be divided into two different causes: extrinsic and intrinsic. Knowing the differences between the two can help you make a strategy to prevent — and possibly treat — them.

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5 Easy Fixes for Tooth Discoloration

Posted on 1/18/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

A beautiful smile is anchored by white teeth, but, for most Americans, getting that perfect smile is likely to mean visiting your dentist for a few whitening sessions or other cosmetic procedures. But you shouldn’t feel bad about the discoloration that appears on your teeth when everyday activities can add to the issue or bring it about in the first place. As you age, too, the enamel on your teeth wears down, making it easier for them to become discolored.

That being said, there are some easy ways you can ward off tooth discoloration in between visits to your dentist for whitening sessions.

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Toothache Causes and Triggers You Can't Ignore

Posted on 1/11/17 12:30 PM By John Schmidt

Even if you do everything right when it comes to caring for your teeth, you can still find yourself suffering from a toothache. While most people immediately think they have a cavity at the first sign of sensitivity or pain, this is not necessarily true. There are a whole host of reasons you could be experiencing pain. Not all of them can be fixed by a trip to the dentist, but if you're feeling tooth pain or sensitivity in these three situations, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

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5 Things to Do When You Move to Denver, Colorado

Posted on 1/4/17 1:45 PM By John Schmidt

If your new job is taking you to the Mile-High City, then there are a few things you need to know. For example, Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the county, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It saw a growth spurt of 2.8 percent in 2015 — bringing the estimated population of the Denver-Aurora metro area close to 3 million souls. The city itself is broken down into nearly 80 different neighborhoods and suburbs, like Lakeside, Sunnyside and West Colfax, that each have a unique character.

Any move to a new city should be backed by a coordinated strategy that enables you to accomplish key things once you get there. You need to figure out the utility system, for instance, and find out where the nearest grocery store is and how to get there. Consider five more things you’ll need to do when you move to Denver, Colorado.

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5 Chronic Conditions That Impact Your Oral Health

Posted on 8/1/16 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

Did you know that the health of your mouth is affected not only by what you eat and drink, but also by how well you manage chronic health conditions?

It’s true. Diseases that, at first glance, might seem to have nothing to do with your teeth and gums can, in fact, be key factors influencing your overall oral health. Heart disease. Diabetes. Overactive thyroid. Chronic hypocalcemia. Osteoporosis. Believe it or not, these and other chronic conditions can negatively affect your teeth and gums.

Today, let’s take a look at 5 chronic conditions you need to proactively manage, with the help of your doctors, in order to keep your smile beautiful.

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What to Do if Your Preventative Oral Health Routine Isn't Working

Posted on 7/25/16 12:30 PM By John Schmidt

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, tooth decay and gum disease can crop up. It might not be anything you did wrong. As we age, cavities get more and more difficult for us to avoid, even if we’re consistent in our oral health care routines. Stress, minute changes in diet or nutrition, or even recent illnesses can set decay processes in motion.

So what do you do when your preventative measures — like brushing twice daily, flossing daily, rinsing with mouthwash and chewing sugarless gum after meals — stop working? Let’s talk about that today and hash out a plan.

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3 Habits That Dramatically Improve Your Oral Health

Posted on 7/18/16 3:00 PM By Jeff Erickson

OK, so maybe you haven’t always been so diligent about brushing your teeth, flossing, going to the dentist . . . Maybe you’re just now getting serious about improving your oral health. No worries.

It’s not hard to get back on track. Maintaining the health of your teeth and gums isn’t difficult — it just needs to be part of your routine. Today, let’s take a moment to talk about 3 simple additions to your daily routine that you can make to get you on the road to having a bright, healthy smile.

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