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Dentist Colorado Springs CO, Cosmetic Dental Implants, (719) 425-2771
Dentist Colorado Springs CO, Cosmetic Dental Implants, (719) 425-2771

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Taking steps to stop oral cancer before its too late
Oral cancer hits more than 30,000 Americans every year but you can minimize the risk by taking steps to ensure its caught early enough. The first indications of oral cancer may be a very small, but dangerous, oral spot or sore that you are not even aware of...
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How dental implants can give you a better smile
If you have missing teeth, you dont just have to rely on crowns, conventional bridges and dentures. Many people are now choosing dental implants as the best way to restore their smile and solve dental problems. Implants are placed below the gums during a se...
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You might have gum disease without even knowing it
Gum disease also known as periodontal disease – is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and its a major cause of tooth loss in adults. But its usually painless so you may not even know you have it. Its caused by plaque a sticky f...
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The power of panormaic x-rays
X-rays are extremely valuable for helping dentists identify issues that may not show up on normal oral examination. The three most common types of dental X-rays are the bitewing, periapical and panoramic X-rays. Panoramic X-rays give a broad overview of the...
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How your oral health links with your general health
Research has shown strong links between periodontitis (advanced form of gum disease) and other health problems such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and bacterial pneumonia. And pregnant women with periodontitis may be at increased risk of delivering pre-t...
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Caring for people who have special needs
People at any age can have a condition that makes it difficult for them to look after their own dental health. This could affect people who suffer from a wide range of conditons such as stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, mental retardation, Dow...
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Diabetes and your dental health: How your diet can affect your teeth
When diabetes is not controlled properly, high glucose levels in saliva may create problems that lead to an increased risk of tooth decay. Your teeth are covered with plaque, a sticky film of bacteria. After you eat food that contains sugars or starches, th...
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Taking care of your dentures
Your dentures are designed to last a very long time so it’s important that you take care of them as you would take care of your own teeth. They are very delicate and may break easily if dropped even a few inches. So it’s a good idea to stand over a folded t...
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How sealants can give your teeth extra protection
Sealants are made from plastic material applied to the back teeth to protect the enamel from plaque and acids. The plastic bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – premolars and molars. Although ...
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What dentists are doing to improve services for older adults
As people are living longer and enjoying good health for many years, dentists are increasingly offering improved services to recognize the special needs of older adults. This growing segment of the population is wearing fewer dentures and they are keeping t...
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