Esthetic Family Dentistry Blog

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the result of a way to fix teeth from incidents like sports injuries, tooth decay, and more. Damaged teeth can lead to poor self-esteem and health risks that leave your teeth exposed if left untreated. But, with dental implants, living with gaps in your teeth is in the past.
We sometimes forget that our pets need to have their teeth cleaned, just like we do. Unfortunately, for our pets, it isn’t as easy for them to brush their teeth, and they sometimes can use our assistance to help them stay healthy. After all, our pets are practically part of our family, and helping them maintain healthy teeth is helpful in the long run.
When you visit your dentist for your routine cleanings plaque and tarter are 2 common phrases you hear frequently. Plaque and tarter are two common culprits that can cause tooth decay and even gum disease. Do you know what plaque and tarter are and how they develop? In this article, we will be looking at these two occurrences a little closer to see the true impact they have on our teeth.
Our teeth are an important part of maintaining the health of the rest of our body. We use our teeth every day from chewing to talking, so let us talk about the structure that allows our teeth to complete our everyday tasks so easily. Let’s look at the makeup of our teeth.
Tooth sensitivity can be caused both by warm or cold food and drinks. If you experience pain after drinking your favorite cup of hot coffee that helps motivate you through your morning, or from eating some of your favorite gelato. You could be one of the many people that experience tooth sensitivity. What is causes tooth sensitivity you ask?  Well, we will talk about some of the things that contribute to this issue.
Every time you go to the dentist for an exam, one of the standard procedures is to receive dental x-rays. Do you know what they are used for, or the type of X-Rays you are receiving? There are several types of X-Rays that can be used for different functions. These X-Rays help assist the dentist to determine any problem areas you could be experiencing and help maximize oral health.
A newly released study from the American Heart Association found that those taking medication or currently being treated for issues involving high blood pressure were likely to get the most from their medication and treatment. In other words, the benefits of having good oral health and hygiene increased the effectiveness of high blood pressure therapies.

The Link Between Oral Health & High Blood Pressure

A great smile with healthy looking teeth is something that many people in Colorado Springs and across the country wish they had. Teeth come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors depending on your genetics and external environmental factors such as injury or poor dental hygiene. If you fall into this category you may be left wondering what options, if any, you might find from your local dentist to improve the look of your teeth.