A Beautiful Smile is Timeless

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Fort CollinsAt The Fort Collins Dentist we know that every stage of life has its pros and cons. For example, in our golden years, we may enjoy traveling, more free time and grandchildren. However, most  retirees do not welcome wrinkles, limited mobility or dental problems.

Fortunately, your smile can be healthy and pleasing throughout your life. With cosmetic and restorative dentistry, you can have a youthful smile at any age.

Regain Your Youthful Smile

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear, we can help. Do you have any of the following concerns?

  • Enamel loss
  • Staining
  • Chips
  • Missing teeth
  • Broken dental work
  • Gum recession
  • Old amalgam fillings

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we serve you with a full array of dental services including dental implants sleep apnea, and cosmetic dentistry.

Could Your Smile Benefit From Adult Braces?

Would you like to straighten your teeth? Modern braces can correct all types of tooth alignment dilemmas. Overbite? Gap between your two front teeth? Crowded teeth?

Now, individuals of any age can have an extraordinary smile that looks as young as they feel. Let’s discuss some orthodontic options.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses clear aligners instead of metal or ceramic brackets. With Invisalign aligners, you switch aligners every couple of weeks as your teeth gently shift into place.

How can straightening teeth improve your life?

We all know that a an attractive smile improves one’s appearance. Everyone wants to look better. However, the benefits aren’t purely aesthetic.

  • Straight teeth can prohibit decay
  • If teeth are aligned properly, you are less likely to snore
  • Decreases the risk of periodontitis (advanced gum disease),
  • Straightening teeth can help you eat a healthier diet

Regardless of your age, it is not too late to enhance your smile–even if you have some missing teeth. Braces combined with tooth implants can transform a smile.

If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, you will be interested to learn about the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments. Many procedures can be completed in one visit with us at The Fort Collins Dentist. We serve patients in North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud seeking all kinds of services, including cosmetic dentistry, TMJ/TMD, and implants. Contact us for an appointment today.

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

 

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It Doesn’t Take Long To Beautify Your Smile

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At The Fort Collins Dentist, we can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Possibilities include restoring cracked or discolored teeth, straightening them, or even replacing those that are missing.

We all want to have the best possible smiles, but cosmetic dentistry is more than just appearance. Straight teeth are easier to care for, and make for a healthier smile. That may explain why clear braces are so popular. They can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can transform your appearance and are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

Dental implants are, in many ways, one of the most significant advances in the history of dentistry. Titanium posts inserted in the jaw can support one or more replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to us for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Diet Changes For Healthier Teeth In Fort Collins

Most people know that the sugar in candy, cookies, juices and sodas can harm your teeth, but some people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. As we will describe in this post from The Fort Collins Dentist, a handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.

All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.

Another  way people can improve their oral health is to get plenty of calcium: 800mg a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.

At The Fort Collins Dentist we want all our patients to enjoy clean teeth and healthy smiles. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to us for cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit A Dentist

You smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while, give us a call at The Fort Collins Dentist. Consider these important reasons for having regular cleanings and checkups:

  • Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to prevent dental problems.
  • Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  • Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher course on appropriate dental hygiene.
  • Avoid Pain: If you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now, because we specialize in†relieving dental pain.
  • Fillings: We can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you skip more painful dilemmas down the road, and helps some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  • Prevent Gum Disease: We’ll evaluate the health of your gums and make any suggestions to help you improve.
  • A Whiter Smile: We can help. We have teeth whitening options available that will upgrade your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  • Tooth Replacement: If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with a dental implant.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Considering making improvements to your smile? We have the procedures to do it.
  • Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than a healthy smile.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we can maintain your dental health and improve your smile! People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526


Relax in Comfort and Style at The Fort Collins Dentist

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On this blog post from The Fort Collins Dentist, we want to talk about an often-overlooked feature in practices: the modern dental chair. Did you know that dental chairs don’t come from your local furniture store?

Dental chairs were designed especially for the comfort of patient and dental provider alike. At our practice, we take advantage of advanced ergonomics and top-of-the-line comfort technology to bring you an experience like no other. You’ll be amazed with the recent innovations in seat technology.

Our chairs offer fully adjustable seats and are lined with comfortable, sturdy materials that mold to your weight and shape. It really feels like you’re floating! The cushioned seats allow us to treat our patients easily, while also ensuring your comfort.

The last place you want to feel discomfort is at a dental visit. It can already be stressful to deal with a dental problem; a bumpy, uncomfortable seat is like adding fuel to that fire.

In addition to a comfortable seat, The Fort Collins Dentist boasts a professional dental team that is trained in direct patient communication and is ready to answer any questions you might have. Whether you need general dentistry for dental maintenance, cosmetic dentistry for aesthetic problems, or dental implants for tooth replacement, take a seat! Your dental assistant will see you shortly. Patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud visit us every day. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you think of healthy living? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, The Fort Collins Dentist salutes you.

Essential Dental Health

Brushing your teeth every day is essential to good dental health. We recommend brushing twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s the best way to keep plaque from building up on your teeth.

Plaque is a sticky film that is formed by bacteria and sugars, and coats the surface of your teeth. It’s a constant process; the stuff is always forming. That’s why you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. It’s important to remove it because plaque is what causes cavities.

Two Minute Warning

Try to brush for two minutes! Some people find that challenging. You can use a timer to help, or listen to some music to take your mind off the brushing. That way the time will fly by, and you may even go beyond that two minute minimum.

We strongly recommend flossing, too. Before or after you brush? The jury is out on that one. We think before is better, but the most important thing is that you do it.

Healthy living really does start with your smile! At The Fort Collins Dentist, we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Can you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? If you are like most of us, you got some cavities fairly young, and the ubiquitous silver fillings that were once standard. At The Fort Collins Dentist there is a better option.

Composite fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth, so even though a cavity has been filled, they’ll blend in seamlessly. They are made of a composite resin material that is strong when bonded to the tooth.

Another benefit is that they may, in the long run, be better for your health. While standard metal fillings are still considered safe by the American Dental Association, some people don’t want them because they contain small amounts of mercury.

At The Fort Collins Dentist white fillings are standard. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for complete general dentistry, and all their dental health needs. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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A New Reason To Eat More Fish

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This may sound like an unlikely cause and effect, but research suggests that eating fish with high levels of polyunsaturated fats can lower the risk of gum disease, a condition we see far too often at The Fort Collins Dentist.

As you may know, gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. But a study published by the American Dietetic Association showed that people who eat moderate to high amounts of the fatty acid DHA had rates of gum disease that were up to thirty percent lower than those who did not.

Foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids include salmon and nuts. Good sources of PUFAs also include mackerel, herring, and trout, as well as walnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and flax oil.

In severe cases of gum disease, gum tissue separates from the teeth. Bacteria can build up in the gap it creates, leading to bone and tooth loss. Researchers say that diet rich in PUFAs may be a less expensive and safer way to prevent or even treat gum disease.

Treatment for gum disease is available at The Fort Collins Dentist. We see people from all over North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud, who also come to us for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Discover Why Patients Trust Their Smile To The Fort Collins Dentist

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There are a lot of dentists out there. That’s just one reason why we work so hard to exceed expectations and build patient trust at The Fort Collins Dentist.

We may provide the dentistry, but it’s not about us; it’s about you! From the dentist to the hygienist to the folks at the front desk, we make it a point to prioritize your needs and concerns.

When you’re settled into the chair in our examination room, communication is key. We’ll explain everything that is going on; during an appointment, as well as with any ancillary procedures.

Dentistry can be a little jargon-y. However, at our practice, we try to avoid using words the layman won’t understand. This is because we consider a dental appointment a success when the patient is not only healthier, but more educated. Our staff is trained to be direct and informative every step of the way.

We always see each patient as an individual. We’ve heard about other practices that rush patients through their office, like a car through a car wash. No one wants to be treated like that! To us you’re a person, not just another set of teeth.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we want you to leave our office with a smile on your face – a beautiful, healthy smile! Earning your trust is critical to our success. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

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This message from The Fort Collins Dentist is for anyone who is finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it, and assure you that we’re here to help!

  • Keep Trying To Floss: Many people are really good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes skip flossing. This is a bad idea. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between teeth. Failure to floss can lead to cavities, and even gum disease. Our recommendation? Brush twice a day, and floss before going to bed at night.
  • Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety: Skipping dental checkups due to anxiety, or even phobia, can have long-term, irreversible consequences. But millions of Americans cope with this condition, and their solution is doing just that: skipping the dentist. For those whose instinct is to avoid the dentist at all costs: give sedation dentistry a try. We offer nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. It’s safe and very effective, and has been used in dentistry for more than a hundred years. It may not make you laugh, but it will relax you enough so that you’ll get the dental care you need.
  • Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco: Smoking is as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried to quit but just can’t, you’re far from alone. Keep trying! According to the Centers for Disease Control, former smokers now outnumber active smokers. Everyone who has kicked the habit was once right where you are. Keep trying!

Remember, the link between your dental health and overall health is well-established. Patients come to The Fort Collins Dentist from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-221-5115

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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