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What Causes Cavities and Tooth Decay? And How to Avoid it.

Tooth decay is a common problem that leads to discomfort, pain and even tooth loss. This issue is largely preventable so take heart, even if you are cavity prone. Regular care of your teeth and a healthy diet will go a long way to fending off the decay of your teeth. Causes of Cavities and… Read more »

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When Should My Child Start Going to the Dentist?

The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child’s first dental visit be within 6 months of the first tooth erupting, and no later than 1-2 years of age. Typically the first tooth begins to erupt around 6 months of age. What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental… Read more »

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What Are My Options to Repair a Cracked or Broken Tooth?

Treatment of a broken tooth will depend on how badly it has been damaged. If only a small piece of the enamel has broken off, it can usually be repaired using a composite filling which is a tooth colored material. A badly broken tooth may require a more lengthy and costly procedure. If a large… Read more »

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Causes of Tooth Sensitivity (Hot and Cold)

If ice cream or a sip of hot coffee causes you pain in your teeth, you may have sensitive teeth.  This is a common condition and affects around 45 million Americans. Luckily it is treatable. What is tooth sensitivity? Beneath the enamel on your teeth is another material called dentin. Dentin contains microscopic tubes. When… Read more »

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How Medications Can Affect Your Oral Health

Many medications, including over the counter drugs, vitamins and minerals, can have a negative effect on your oral health. Thus it is important that the dentist, as well as your medical doctor, have your complete medical history including all the medications you take, both prescribed and over the counter drugs. All drugs, whether taken by… Read more »

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The Importance of Flossing for Adults and Children

We all know we should brush and floss our teeth daily.  Brushing removes plaque and bacteria from the surface of our teeth. Flossing removes the same plaque and bacteria from the surface in between our teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. Brushing and flossing are of equal importance in that they remove cavity causing plague… Read more »

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How Oral Health is Related to Overall Health

Primary Dental offers an extensive range of dental services for the entire family. Dentures, root canals, implants, invisalign, whitening: we have it all. We care about not only your dental health, but also your confidence level and overall health. Your mouth is like a window into your overall health. It can show signs of nutritional… Read more »

How diabetes affects oral health

How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

If you have diabetes, unfortunately you are more likely to suffer from oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease. The most common problem facing diabetics is gum disease. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This is when bacteria causes your gums to turn red, bleed and generally feel sore. As bacteria… Read more »

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How Do I Choose The Best Toothbrush?

It is estimated that the average American spends over 1000 hours in their lifetime brushing their teeth. It is important to find a toothbrush that works well and is comfortable.  This can quickly become overwhelming when you are standing in the toothbrush aisle looking at your many different choices. Please consult with a specialist at… Read more »

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How Does Sugar Affect Teeth and Oral Health?

It is common knowledge that sugar is bad for your teeth. However, most people do not understand exactly why sugar is so bad. At Primary Dental, your oral health specialists in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, we strive to educate our patients to make better oral health decisions. There are many kinds of bacteria that live in… Read more »