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 »

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Can a Patient With Crowns or Bridges Still Get Braces?

An increasing number of adults are getting braces for both cosmetic as well as corrective functional reasons. Because many adults have already had various corrective dental restorations, it is not unusual for orthodontists to treat patients with crowns and bridges. Your orthodontist may recommend fixed or removable braces to correct the alignment of your teeth.… Read more »

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What Do Parents Need to Know About Lip and Tongue Ties?

Lip and tongue ties can cause multiple problems, beginning with difficulty nursing in a newborn, to speech difficulties and gaps in between the front teeth. A lip or tongue tie is due to an unusually large or lower than normal, frenulum attachment in the mouth. The frenulum is a fold of tissue that attaches your… Read more »

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Tips From Your Primary Dental Wheat Ridge Braces Specialists

5 Tips for People With Braces Getting braces is a big commitment! In both time and money. Therefore, it is well worth your time and effort to do everything you can to help your Wheat Ridge orthodontist, at Primary Dental, achieve the best outcome hoped for. During the course of your treatment you will have… Read more »