Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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There are lots of people out there who feel pain when they sip coffee or eat ice cream, or take a bite out of something hard. If sensitive teeth are a problem for you, talk to us about it at The Fort Collins Dentist.

In many cases, sensitive teeth respond to something as simple as changing toothpaste. Most major toothpaste brands have a sensitive teeth version of their products. They can be very effective; many patients say they’ve helped within a week or so of use.

A possible cause of sensitivity is receding gums, which exposes microscopic holes in the teeth. When that happens, food and drinks that are hot or cold reach nerve cells that cause pain. We can evaluate the state of your gums, and whether something like the way you brush your teeth is a contributing factor.

There could also be a worn filling or new cavity. Treatment for that is as simple as replacing a worn one or filling the new cavity.

The important thing is to let us know what’s going on, at The Fort Collins Dentist. People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud call us for complete general and cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover can be transformative, but it’s not just about looking younger. A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from The Fort Collins Dentist can improve your life in ways you might not imagine.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It shapes the way you are perceived by others.

Anyone who smiles often and easily is usually regarded as an energetic problem solver.

2. It lifts the mood in social situations.

When you candidly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when needed.

3. You will feel more confident.

When you quit focusing on hiding your teeth, you have the strength to concentrate on ways to realize success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will always be happy with!

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to us for a full range of general and family dentistry procedures. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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Two Hints For When You’re Too Tired To Brush

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Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. At The Fort Collins Dentist we have two quick ideas to overcome your exhaustion and pick up your toothbrush.

Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth

As you lie there in bed after a long hard day and realize you forgot to brush, drag your tongue over your teeth a few times. As you do, visualize plaque: that filmy stuff on the teeth and gumline. It’s loaded with the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Then jump up and give your mouth just two minutes of gentle, thorough cleaning.

Idea #2 Scrutinize the Food You Eat

Another convenient and uncomplicated approach is to pay attention to what’s going into your mouth throughout the day. The higher the sugar content, the sooner the teeth will need a brushing to avoid harm. Swish with water after coffee, tea or soda if brushing isn’t going to happen soon.

Remember that brushing your teeth is an important part of any daily dental health routine. We recommend brushing twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We strongly recommend flossing, too.

Be sure to get all over your teeth: the front and the sides, inside and out, and the tops. Use a pea-sized blob of fluoridated toothpaste – or more than pea-sized, if you’d like. Too much toothpaste is no big deal, but be sure to use enough!

At The Fort Collins Dentist we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to our practice for general and family dentistry, restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile

Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile In Fort Collins

You know the old saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure. At The Fort Collins Dentist, we are big advocates of preventative dentistry as the best way to maintain dental health.

Preventative dentistry, though, is more than healthy teeth and gums. Your dental health is directly related to your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

Furthermore, poor dental health also leads to gum disease. With regular brushing and dental checkups, gum disease is 100 percent preventable.

More Reasons

The above should be enough to get anyone in to the dentist’s office twice a year. But if it isn’t, here are three more very good reasons why you should get a cleaning and checkup every six months.

  • Plaque and tartar. Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Simply put, there are areas in the mouth that your floss and toothbrush just cannot reach. Professional cleanings, however, can.
  • X-rays. By taking dental x-rays and updating them regularly, we can detect problems that a simple visual inspection won’t turn up. The sooner new issues are treated, the better: treatment will be easier, less painful, and less expensive.
  • Oral cancer. It isn’t just smokers who need to be concerned about oral cancer; anyone can get it. Finding it in its earliest stages gives you the best chance for successful treatment and a full recovery. We can check for any symptoms, and if we find them, tell you what you need to do.

There are lots of great reasons to see The Fort Collins Dentist twice a year for a checkup. People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to our office for complete general and family dentistry, dental implants, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

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One of the most common requests we get at The Fort Collins Dentist is for teeth whitening, one of our cosmetic dentistry services.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. Our teeth tend to grow dull or get stained as the years go by: it’s just an unfortunate fact of life.

There are three types of stains on teeth:

  • Extrinsic stains are on the surface of teeth. They’re the easiest to remove, and are caused by things like coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the aging process.
  • Intrinsic stains form beneath a tooth’s enamel. They can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. They may be the result of trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or other factors.
  • Combination are teeth with both extrinsic and extrinsic stains.

We have two options: in-office whitening and at-home whitening. Our in-office whitening takes about two hours to complete, and leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. The at-home whitening also delivers fantastic results, but lets you proceed at your own pace. Both of them surpass any over-the-counter whitening products.

At The Fort Collins Dentist we’ve improved countless smiles with teeth whitening. Patients from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to our office for dental implants and much more. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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Professional Teeth Whitening In Fort Collins

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A beautiful smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional teeth whitening from The Fort Collins Dentist can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence.

Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as colored sodas, coffee and red wine can make that discoloration even worse.

There are a lot of over-the-counter whitening products at the store, and most of them do a pretty good job whitening your teeth. But none of them are as effective as professional teeth whitening.

We offer Zoom!® Teeth Whitening and GLO Whitening, both of which leave you with a brilliant, dazzling smile in less than an hour. There is also an at-home whitening kit that delivers fantastic results, but lets you proceed at your own pace.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles every day. We’ve whitened the smiles of people from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud. Schedule an appointment with us to find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth

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Teeth are alive, but it’s easy to forget that and take them for granted. At The Fort Collins Dentist we never take teeth for granted – but then, as dental professionals we probably understand better than most just how amazing teeth can be. We’re using this blog post to share some of the more interesting facts about teeth.

Here are fifteen things you might not know about teeth.

  1. Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10.
  2. A tooth with a crown can get a cavity.
  3. Your gum tissue is as vital as your teeth.
  4. Some prescription drugs can increase your risk of tooth decay.
  5. Some home faucet water filters remove fluoride.
  6. 19 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated cavities.
  7. Heartburn can be damaging for teeth.
  8. Allergies can cause tooth grinding.
  9. Dried fruit is just as bad for teeth as sticky candy.
  10. Tooth enamel cannot repair itself, though dentin and cementum (the substance that surrounds the tooth root) are capable of partial regeneration.
  11. A Harvard-led team used low-powered lasers to activate stem cells and stimulate the growth of teeth in rats and human dental tissue in a lab.
  12. There are about 300 types of bacteria in your mouth.
  13. Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help remove food particles on your teeth. You still need to brush, but if you can’t brush immediately after meals, sugarless gum can help keep your teeth clean.
  14. Cavities often don’t cause pain until they have reached the root and nerve of the tooth. Visit us regularly to prevent cavities or at least to detect them when they are small.
  15. Bone recession can cause tooth loss even if no decay is present.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we want all of our patients to have clean and healthy teeth, along with beautiful smiles. People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for general and family dentistry, dental implants, and much more. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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Treat Your Smile To A Healthy Diet

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Proper nutrition can benefit you in many ways: increased energy, improved immunity, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. At The Fort Collins Dentist we ask: How often do you consider how your diet affects your dental health?

Your diet influences your risk of cavities, enamel health, and gum condition. Healthy foods can help you avoid inflammation and infection. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts are good choices. Calcium-fortified beverages, milk, and other dairy products provide vitamins and minerals that aid in keeping teeth, bones, and gums healthy. Crispy fruits and vegetables, such as apples and celery, will help clean your teeth and gums.

A healthy diet contains all the vital vitamins and minerals, and the most important for teeth is fluoride – especially for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore adequate fluoride is critical.

At The Fort Collins Dentist the dental health of our patients is always our top priority. Never hesitate to bring your dental questions to your appointments! People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for general and family dentistry, and to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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Still Have Your Wisdom Teeth?

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Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24. They aren’t always troublesome, but they often are. We extract wisdom teeth at The Fort Collins Dentist.

Wisdom teeth are sometimes called “third molars.” That’s because they really are: the molars furthest back in the mouth. For some people they never present a problem. Unfortunately, such people are in the minority.

Wisdom teeth have a tendency to grow in crooked or sideways. Sometimes they don’t break through the gums, but instead grow into them, or even into the jawbone. They can let in bacteria and cause infection.

These and other complications can be very painful. That’s why we often recommend extraction. When it comes to wisdom teeth extraction, the younger you are the better. By middle age they could have fused with the bone, making extraction more difficult.

If you’re having issues with wisdom teeth or any other teeth, pleasea give us a call at The Fort Collins Dentist. People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud trust our general and family dentistry and other dental care. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile

Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Fort Collins!

No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. At The Fort Collins Dentist, we have cosmetic dentistry solutions for your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a group of procedures that, individually or collectively, create positive changes to your smile. One procedure, such as teeth whitening, will go along way toward upgrading your smile. Two or more gives you a complete smile makeover.

Cosmetic Procedures

The term “cosmetic dentistry” means different things to different dentists. One practice might call a dental implant cosmetic, while another will consider it restorative.

With that in mind, here are some of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

  • Teeth whitening. Nothing you buy at the store can can compare to teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist. The bleaching ingredients may be the same, but professional strength whitening far surpasses anything over-the-counter. You’ll get a dazzling new smile!
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Made to match existing teeth, they can hide cracks, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Crowns and Bridges. Dental crowns are used to repair damaged teeth by covering them like a cap. This restores them to their natural shape. A dental bridge fills the space left by a missing tooth.
  • Dental implants. Implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement. Strictly speaking, it’s a titanium post inserted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. A replacement teeth is attached to the post. They look and function like natural teeth.

At The Fort Collins Dentist we use cosmetic dentistry to complement the smiles of each patient. Visit our smile gallery! People from North Larmie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to us for our complete general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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