Smiles First Blog
November 19, 2017
An abscess is a pocket of infection that forms around tooth roots. When patients experience these tooth infections, it’s important to seek treatment from a skilled dentist right away. In most cases, abscessed tooth comes along with severe pain or dental damage, so you’ll know it’s time to call the dentist for an emergency visit. However, some patients only see a small bump that may look a pimple on the gums. There are two main types of abscess periapical abscesses form on the top of the tooth root and periodontal abscesses form in the supportive alveolar bone tissue that surrounds your tooth. Keep reading to learn more about dental abscess, restorative dentistry treatments, and how to avoid this oral health concern.
October 20, 2017
Some patients think they might just have a canker sore, never thinking that same spot could be oral cancer. You don’t smoke. You don’t have any history of cancer within your family or any known risk factors. When you felt a sore spot on your tongue, you thought it was just caused by an old crown rubbing against your tongue.
Symptoms of oral cancer can be hard to decipher as a real threat. The risks aren’t well known either. If you want to know the reality of oral cancer and true risks, this blog post from your dentist in Colorado Springs is for you!
September 12, 2017
CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, but what it means for patients is a flawlessly repaired smile in just one appointment. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, you can save time with CEREC one-visit dental crowns from a skilled dentist. These high quality restorations recreate the lost natural dental structures and leave you with a flawless smile you’ll feel 100% confident sharing.
August 31, 2017
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” The famous spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh said those words, and while his focus might be on religion, science backs up his words. Smiling makes your life better, and good oral health makes your smile better. A Colorado Springs dentist offers some tips to help you keep your smile in tip-top condition.
August 29, 2017
Whether you’ve just relocated your family for a new job or better opportunity, there are lots of things that you need to consider when making a new city home. Dental care should be one of the top priorities—after all, everyone needs a dental home as well. One task that you cannot let fall between the cracks is finding a great family dentist in Colorado Springs that has the experience and services that each of your loved one’s needs. Before you choose just any family dentist in your new city, consider what Aesthetic Dentistry by Design has to offer you.
June 30, 2017
If you’re missing one or more teeth, your smile just isn’t at its best. Dental implants in Colorado Springs are a highly effective replacement option — in fact, they are the best method of completing a smile that’s available today.
May 5, 2017
When was the last time you saw the dentist? If you honestly can’t remember, then perhaps the problem isn’t your memory but that you’re simply nervous about all things dental. Dr. Gasper and his staff at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design understand completely. That’s why we offer three different types of sedation dentistry in Colorado Springs. We can help you decide which one will best calm your nerves so you can have the dental care you need. Read on to learn more about nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.
April 25, 2017
It’s April, and that means it’s also time to ask: when was your last oral cancer screening? This month is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and your dentist in Colorado Springs would like to remind you that adult patients should have a screening along with their regular checkups and cleanings at least annually. So this month, schedule a visit with Dr. Kenneth Gasper. Doing so could save your life!
March 31, 2017
You need to choose a new dentist. You would like one who offers everything you need for your oral health and aesthetics. Which dentist in Colorado Springs should you choose? Here are some suggestions for finding your best match. You could well find him at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.
February 16, 2017
Your teeth and gums impact your systemic health. The American Academy of Periodontology, a group of gum disease experts, states that people with advanced gum disease are twice as likely to have coronary artery disease as people with good oral health. Your dentist in Colorado Springs, Dr. Kenneth Gasper and Dr. James Orban, carefully examine gums for signs of gum disease and use modern treatments to heal them. Dr. Gasper and Dr. James explain how your gums and your heart health are connected.