At Glow Comprehensive Dentistry, your best resource for a Castle Rock dentist, we are passionate about preventative care. We know that daily oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and regular visits to our clinic make our patients’ smiles bright and long lasting. Our patients believe in preventative medicine as well– after all, it’s less expensive and far more effective than fixing cavities!
But every once in a while, we all need a little “brushing up” on our dental ABCs to keep that smiling glowing. And so, without further ado… your dental ABCs.
A is for anxiety
Many people suffer from dental anxiety, and if you’re one of them– Glow is the clinic for you. Our caring staff and doctors are experts at helping even the most anxious patient feel at ease.
B is for bottled water
Thought we’d say brushing? Fooled you! Your Castle Rock dentist recommends drinking tap, rather than bottled, water. Tap water contains tiny amounts of fluoride, which makes a big difference in hardening teeth against cavities.
C is for chewing gum
Sugary gum is still on the outs, but the ADA recommends sugarless gum after meals to increase salivary production and clean the mouth!
D is for diet
Did you know that what you eat makes a critical difference to your teeth and gums? Your diet provides all the minerals and vitamins for your best oral health, so eat wisely!
E is for eruption
That’s what it’s called when new teeth come in! Children experience two periods of tooth eruption, and our pediatric care is here for both.
F is for flossing
Floss daily– it’s one of the most important things you can do for your gum health!
G is for gingivitis
Gingivitis is characterized by tenderness, bleeding, swelling, and redness of the gums. Fortunately, good hygiene and regular care can usually clear it up.
H is for halitosis
Halitosis, or bad breath, is something your Castle Rock dentist can help you address.
I is for ice
Don’t chew it!! This is one of the surprisingly damaging habits that can really hurt your teeth.
J is for jaw
Your jaws’ health is as critical as your teeth. Talk to us about TMJ or toothgrinding.
K is for “Krunchy”
Crunchy, fibrous fruits and vegetables are dental power foods. They provide essential vitamins and minerals for teeth and gum health. Plus, they clean your mouth as you’re eating them!
L is for laser
More and more, lasers are becoming art of dental care– they make procedures fast-healing and virtually painless.
M is for medications
If you take medications for a health condition, it’s critical to inform your dentist prior to care!
N is for naturally beautiful
…which describes our patients’ smiles
O is for oral piercings
This is one body decoration that we definitely do not encourage– oral piercings can crack or chip teeth, or even damage the nerves in the mouth
P is for patients
… our favorite people
Q is for questions
Please ask us! We believe that education is a critical part of oral health, and we want to support our patients in learning all they want to know.
R is for root
The roots of our teeth communicate with our jaw bones, holding our teeth strong and steady!
S is for sealants
Sealants are a great option for guarding against cavities– talk to us today about your options.
U is for uvula
The uvula hangs at the back of the throat and plays a role in aiding swallowing.
V is for veneers
Veneers are one of the cosmetic dentistry options we provide
W is for wisdom teeth
So called because they are our last permanent teeth to erupt– and thus, maybe the wisest?
X is for X-rays
This imaging tool is essential for keeping tabs on your healthy mouth, and enables your dentist to note small changes– and fix them before they become big problems!
Y is for yellow
Our cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening.
And Z is for the Zzzzzs you will get as you rest easy knowing that your oral health is in capable and dedicated hands!
Call us for your appointment with your Castle Rock dentist today!