Good Oral Hygiene — It’s More Important Than You May Think

When it comes to good oral hygiene, most people probably think about brushing their teeth to prevent tooth decay and bad breath. And, although that’s an important part of it, there are many other reasons why keeping your mouth healthy is important for overall health. In today’s blog from Primary Dental in Wheat Ridge, we… Read more »

Why Going To the Dentist Should Be a Priority — Even During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has made many people put their lives on hold. Back in March and April at the height of the pandemic, people were urged to limit any unnecessary interaction with others. Many people started working from home and only ventured out for the occasional disappointing trip to the grocery store. Everything essentially stopped… Read more »

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Getting a Smile Makeover From Your Cosmetic Dentist

Many times when we think of dental work, our thoughts go to restorative procedures like fillings and crowns. Often we only think about going to the dentist to take care of a problem with decay and/or pain. But there is a whole branch of dentistry dedicated to aesthetics. It is called cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry… Read more »

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Poor Oral Health Increases Risk of Some Types of Cancer

Poor oral health linked to many different chronic diseases Poor oral health has been linked to many different chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, to name a few. Oral cancer is on the increase, with an estimated 640,000 new cases diagnosed each year. But oral cancer is not the only cancer we… Read more »

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How Does the Dentist Know If You Haven’t Been Flossing?

We’ve all been there. You just had an exam from the dentist and they ask the dreaded question, “So, how often do you floss?” You knew it was coming and so you’re prepared to stretch the truth a little. You say something like, “Oh, every other day…..” and the silence hangs in the air as… Read more »

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Brushing and Flossing. How to Do It Right.

Brushing & Flossing Tips from a Wheat Ridge Dentist When considering how to brush and floss properly, there are a few elements to consider. A proper brushing technique is the first step in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Things to keep in mind about brushing properly are positioning the brush, time, and pressure. To brush… Read more »

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Childhood Oral Infections Tied to Heart Disease in Adulthood

Periodontal disease in adults has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, a recent study is showing that children with cavities and gum disease may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease in adulthood, than kids who have good oral health. In a recent study published in the… Read more »