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Zing! Causes and Solutions for Your Root Sensitivity

Root Sensitivity | Denver CO Dentist

A sensitive tooth or root can give you a painful zing just when you least expect it! This issue can be chronic and it seems to affect a large number of adults in America. The good news is that there are solutions when you can determine the cause of this condition. Here are some tips on how to successfully manage root sensitivity.

What Causes Root Discomfort?

There are a number a factors that can contribute to root sensitivity. Here are some of the things that cause root discomfort:

  • A broken or decayed filling
  • A fractured root or inflamed pulp inside your tooth
  • Heavy biting forces
  • Brushing or flossing too vigorously
  • Gum recession caused by periodontal disease

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How Gum Disease Can Put Older Women at Risk for Cancer

Older Women | Gum Disease and Cancer | Denver CO Dentist

Thanks to new emerging information, we keep learning more facts about how oral health is connected to overall health and well being. Researchers have recently discovered a new link between periodontal disease and cancer in older women. Here's what you should know.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is an infection of the support system for your teeth, which consists of your gums and jawbone. Excess plaque and tartar buildup that is not consistently removed will cause the infection, which will eventually lead to gum and tooth loss if it is left untreated.

Did you know that gum disease affects 70% of people aged 65 and above ...

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Tidbit Toothsday

Tidbit Toothsday | Highland Smiles | Dentist Denver Co

Football season is here!!  You know what that means??  Food, food, and more food.  While you enjoy the game, here are a few tasty treat suggestions that are good for your teeth.

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Tidbit Toothsday

Tidbit Toothsday | Dental Care for Animals

We are most frequently blogging about our dental care and treatment but what about our furry friends?  Pets can suffer from bad breath, missing, loose, or broken teeth, inflamed gums, and pain/discomfort if they do not received proper dental care.  Gum disease can cause other health concerns also.  Daily brushing will help remove disease-causing dental plaque and most veterinary clinics recommend annual cleanings beginning at the age of one for our four legged family members.  Poor diet can also cause tooth and gum issues; dry food is generally better than canned food for tooth health.  Dogs can enjoy a chew bone to help keep teeth and gums clean.

So what are ...

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Our 3 Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Services

Cosmetic Dentistry | Highland Dentist

Are you satisfied with the appearance of your smile, or do you find yourself hiding it when the camera comes out? Are there aspects of your smile you'd like to improve?

Cosmetic dentistry offers many solutions for repairing and enhancing your teeth. Here are our 3 most popular cosmetic dental services and how they can help you.

Tooth-Colored Restorations

Whether you need a cavity filled or an entire tooth repaired, at Highland Smiles we offer esthetically pleasing restorations designed to match your teeth and complement your smile. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material we use to fill cavities, and we can customize the shade to match your teeth.

Crowns are designed to replace your ...

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Which Beverages Could Hurt Your Smile?

What Beverages are bad for Teeth | Dentist Highlands

Did you know that your favorite daily drink could be detrimental to your smile? Many of the beverages we consume each day actually contribute to cavities, staining, and discoloration of your teeth.

Here are some of the worst culprits.

Coffee and Tea

Your morning cup of coffee can actually cause many dental issues such as dry mouth, staining, and tooth decay. It's especially problematic when you purchase a specialty beverage that could be laden with a lot of sugar. Because coffee and tea are acidic, it's a double-edged sword when they contain sugar, which increases your chances of developing cavities.

To help minimize the effects of coffee and tea, try making your own version ...

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