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Save Your Smile with Alternatives to Tooth Extractions

June 17, 2020

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Man pulling his teeth with pliers should see Colorado Springs dentist

Contrary to popular nightmares, dentists don’t like to pull teeth. In fact, your Colorado Springs dentist will make every effort to save your tooth before recommending an extraction. If you are dealing with a damaged, infected, or painful tooth, pulling it may seem like easiest way to fix the problem at first. However, there are major downsides that you may not have thought about, as well as alternative options you may not have considered. Read on to find out more about protecting your healthy, natural smile.

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Safe Spacing: How to Practice Social Distancing in the Dental Office

May 23, 2020

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Patient practicing social distancing at dentist in Colorado Springs

Social distancing is one of the most effective weapons in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. When you’re in public, maintaining a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others helps to keep everyone safe and healthy. Dental offices are starting to open back up and they recognize just how important it is to be able to keep your distance from others. Because of this, your dentist in Colorado Springs is implementing new protocols to the flow of the office to ensure that all patients keep an appropriate distance from one another. 

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Keeping It Covered: 3 Different Levels of ASTM Facemasks

May 12, 2020

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Dentist in Colorado Springs wearing a facemask

Facemasks are an integral part of your dentist’s safety practices. Paired with gloves and excellent hygiene habits, masks help to protect you from potentially harmful particles becoming airborne. However, not all masks are created equally. Learn about the 4 types of ASTM masks and how your dentist in Colorado Springs uses them to keep you safe.

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How to Tell If Your Toothache Needs Immediate Dental Care

April 16, 2020

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pained man with hand on cheek needs emergency dentistry

Unfortunately, there is a long list of factors that might cause your teeth to hurt. Sometimes a toothache is the result of poor oral hygiene or bad brushing habits. Other times however, that pain in your smile could indicate a serious issue that needs to be treated right away. Read on as your Colorado Springs dentist explains which toothaches can wait to be treated until your next appointment and which ones require urgent emergency dentistry.

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Do Sensitive Teeth Need Emergency Treatment in Quarantine?

April 2, 2020

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Pained man holding popsicle in need of emergency dentistry

Tooth sensitivity can be an uncomfortable, annoying, and inconvenient sensation. However, it can also sometimes be a warning sign of a larger, more serious problem in your smile. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, most dental practices are only treating dental emergencies. Your Colorado Springs dentist explains how to tell if your sensitive teeth can be treated at home until quarantine orders are lifted, or if they require emergency dentistry right away.

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Your Dentist Reveals How to Handle a Sensitive Tooth

January 3, 2020

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woman with sensitive toothYou have just finished your run around Red Rock Canyon and you grab a bottle of water out of the cooler to rehydrate and refresh. You take a gulp of water, when suddenly – ouch! You feel a sudden sharp pain coming from one of your teeth. But why is your tooth so sensitive to cool liquids? Is it a dental emergency?

Having a sensitive tooth is a common occurrence, but few people understand the root causes or how to ease the pain. It’s time for some answers. Keep reading below to learn why teeth become sensitive and what you can do about it.  
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No Dental Insurance, No Problem – There’s Another Option!

December 7, 2019

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man holding pennies in his handMost dental insurance plans come with a host of stipulations, which can limit the type of treatments you can receive and make it harder to find a dentist who is in-network. If you’ve faced some past frustrations with dealing with insurance holders, don’t let it discourage you from receiving the vital dental care you need now. There’s another route available for you to enjoy a healthier and more attractive set of teeth. Read on to learn about the benefits of working with a dentist who offers an in-house dental savings plan!

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Don’t Leave Dental Benefits On the Table!

October 2, 2019

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As we head into 2020, it’s important that you recognize that your dental insurance benefits will not be around forever. In fact, any benefits that you did pay for are set to expire on January 1st, 2020. That means any benefits you paid to have in 2019 will disappear come 2020. For this very reason, dentists all over the country are doing everything they can to remind their patients about their benefits and get them to the office so they don’t leave money on the table come January. Keep reading to learn why using dental insurance in Colorado Springs, especially for your most basic preventive treatments, matters so much.

 

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Putting a Tooth In a Glass of Milk: Emergency Dentistry Fact or Fiction?

September 15, 2019

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Someone holding a knocked out toothThe nature of a dental emergency is that it’s never planned. Despite your best efforts at prevention, accidents can happen in a flash. One common emergency that happens to an estimated 5 million people per year is knocking out a tooth. Hopefully you never experience this situation but, just in case, it’s helpful to know some emergency dentistry “first-aid” until you can get to a dentist. One tip you may have heard is putting a knocked-out tooth in a cup of milk. Keep reading to find out if this is sound advice or not and learn about each step you should take to save a knocked-out tooth (and your smile)!

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Jaw Pain? You May Need TMJ Therapy in Colorado Springs

May 28, 2019

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Woman rubbing jawHas your jaw been hurting every day? Does it make a clicking sound whenever you open it? Have you been having headaches more often lately? Each year, over 75 million people suffer from these problems and don’t understand why. Fortunately, your dentist just may have the answer to what’s going on – as well as the solution to the problem. Read on to learn more about when you might need TMJ therapy in Colorado Springs. (more…)

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