Baby teeth are important too! Our Highlands Ranch dentists explain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay or “cavities” is the most common chronic condition of childhood and responsible for the most absences from school. In addition, the American Dental Association states that children with tooth decay are more likely to have tooth decay as adults. Many people think that baby […]

We’re Thankful For Modern Dentistry

At Thanksgiving, we all take time to reflect on what’s truly important to us- family, friends, and our health. While you’re reflecting, you should take a moment to be thankful for the excellent state of modern dentistry and our overall oral health! 3 Things to Be Thankful for in Modern Dentistry Qualified Dentists & Hygienists. […]

Happy Veterans Day From Cottonwood Dental

When you see someone in a uniform, Someone who serves us all, Doing military duty, Answering their country’s call, Take a moment to thank them For protecting what you hold dear; Tell them you are proud of them; Make it very clear. Just tap them on the shoulder, Give a smile, and say, “Thanks for […]

Post-Halloween Dental Care!

Via Morris Park The silly season of Halloween festivities might be over, but the lingering affects off all that sugary candy certainly isn’t. For young kids, Halloween is a lot of fun dressing up in costumes and receiving a whole range of sweets and candies from across the neighborhood. However, this form of fun certainly […]

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

Via: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/h/halloween-candy-survival-guide With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, […]

It’s In The Water: The Debate Over Fluoridation Lives On

Via KHN Many people take for granted the addition of fluoride into public drinking water systems that aims to prevent tooth decay. It’s a seven-decade-old public health effort. But it’s not nearly as universally accepted as one might think. At least seven cities or towns across the country debated it just this summer. For example, […]

Chewing Sugarless Gum to Prevent Cavities

According to the ADA (www.ada.org) Clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay. The chewing of sugarless gum increases the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and provides disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth. […]