Esthetic Family Dentistry Blog

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.

Toothaches are never fun to deal with. They can happen at a moments notice for different reasons. No matter why or how you got a toothache, do you know what to do to handle this time up dental emergency?

As we round out the end of the year and begin anew, we begin to think about all the things we are thankful for. Everything from family to career starts a new list of things to be forever grateful for. One thing is for sure, we should also be thankful for our local dentist.
Dentists don't hate sugar, but they hate what sugar can do to your teeth. When we think of sugar in food, we think of candy, cookies, cakes, pie and more, but the truth is that sugars are abundant in many foods posing with different names. This includes food we think of as savory and not sweet by nature. Great for our taste buds, but bad for our teeth. These sugary foods are loved by the bacteria in our mouths whether we are aware of these sugars or not.

White teeth are a sign of a great smile. Not only that but it can easily boost your confidence when it comes to things like meeting new people for the first time. The trend for whiter teeth grows daily. There are now more DIY teeth whitening products available than ever. At first glance, these products may seem great, but be warned, they may actually be damaging your teeth in the long run.
YOU HEAR ALL THE TIME about the importance of brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, and you hear almost as often about the importance of daily flossing along with regular trips to your Colorado Springs dentist. What you probably don’t hear a lot is that, if we want to maintain good oral health and hygiene, it’s also important for us to clean our tongues.
BECAUSE PREVENTION IS such a major part of good dental care, it’s critical to visit the dentist for regular checkups. In most cases, two regular dental cleanings a year will be all you need, but not always. So what are the signs that you shouldn’t wait until your next scheduled appointment to come back? For this blog post, we’ve listed the top five.
WHEN WE PICTURE the ideal childhood, we usually think of children playing on playgrounds and exploring nature with their friends. They discover the world around them, imagine fantastical worlds beyond it, play games, and make friendships that could last a lifetime. As wonderful as that image is, it often comes with bruises and scraped knees — and, sometimes, tooth injuries.