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May 25, 2020, 8:53 PM
When the pulp of an adult tooth becomes infected, the treatment is root canal therapy. However, if a baby tooth is infected, a pulpectomy is the preferred choice for saving the tooth. During a pulpectomy, the infected part of…
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May 11, 2020, 12:44 PM
Infection control procedures are the actions taken in health care settings in order to prevent the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has certain guidelines for infection control in dental…
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Apr 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
Caring for your teeth and gums is important; not just for your smile but for your overall health as well! Gingivitis and other dental diseases have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. In addition to brushing…
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Apr 13, 2020, 7:37 PM
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic tiles that are adhered to the front of the teeth to fix or restore various dental issues; mostly cosmetic. Veneers are made of porcelain and dental concrete is used to attach them to the…
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Mar 23, 2020, 6:12 PM
It may surprise you to learn that 90% of the human population will have a cavity at some point in their lives! Even if you’ve had a few dental cavities in the past, you may still be unsure of how cavities are detected and…
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Mar 9, 2020, 8:00 PM
At Endodontic Specialists of Colorado, we recognize the importance of baby teeth and do all we can to keep these teeth intact rather than have them prematurely extracted. For this reason, your child’s pediatric dentist may…
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Feb 24, 2020, 3:02 PM
Sinuses and the upper teeth and jaw are closely connected to each other. Because of this, a tooth infection may radiate into the sinuses and a sinus infection may feel like a toothache in the upper jaw. If you aren’t sure…
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Feb 10, 2020, 7:55 PM
Frenectomies are an oral procedure where a frenum in the mouth is removed with a laser. A frenum is an attachment between two tissues in the mouth – on the gums, cheeks, and lips. The two types of a frenum in the mouth are…
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Jan 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
In simple terms, halitosis is also known as bad breath. This condition can be embarrassing, causing self-consciousness and even social withdrawal from friends and family. Halitosis is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene…
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Jan 12, 2020, 3:22 PM
It seems that there is always new research connecting poor oral health with overall health problems. But it’s not just the teeth that need to be kept clean and healthy, it’s the gums as well. Gum disease has been linked to…
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Dec 23, 2019, 2:45 PM
It may surprise you to learn that as many as 90% of all smokers began smoking as teenagers. More than 3,000 American children under the age of 18 experiments with smoking every day. Tobacco use can lead to nicotine addiction…
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Dec 17, 2019, 9:30 PM
If you begin feeling a minor toothache, it can be tempting to just dismiss it. Especially if it’s not too painful or your budget is tight. However, ignoring a dental problem will not make it go away on its own. In fact, it…
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Nov 25, 2019, 11:19 PM
Alzheimer’s is largely based on genetics and family history. But a recent article by the Washington Post has suggested that there are a few things that can be done to delay the onset of the disease, especially if they’re done…
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Nov 12, 2019, 11:49 PM
While flossing is a vital part of preventing and fighting gum disease and periodontitis, it may not be the most effective method. Experts have started recommending adding a new tool to your dental hygiene routine; the…
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Oct 14, 2019, 8:36 PM
Cleft lips and cleft palates are birth abnormalities of the lip and mouth. In the United States, around 6,800 children are born with cleft lips, palates, or both every year. Cleft lips and palates occur early in your…
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