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Patient in dental chair
Jul 17, 2018, 7:22 PM
Getting a dental checkup may seem like a random thing to add to your pre-flight checklist, but the atmospheric changes during flying can cause any existing dental problems to become more intense and painful.
Adult man with tooth pain
Jun 26, 2018, 2:18 PM
A dental crown is a very common dental restoration. A crown helps to restore the functionality, size, shape, and look of a tooth that has been damaged or is misshapen. Dental crowns are also used to protect teeth after having…
Man with smoke coming out of ears
Jun 19, 2018, 4:45 PM
Stress is very common in today’s busy world. Life can be stressful and unexpected and, whether you’re prone to anxiety or your current situation is causing you to be stressed, this can have a negative impact on your dental…
Woman with tooth pain
May 24, 2018, 4:29 AM
If you’ve ever had a tooth infection, you know how painful they can be and that they can put your tooth at risk. However, if an infection is left untreated long enough, it can become very dangerous for your health and may…
Mature woman in dental office
May 11, 2018, 4:41 PM
Here at Littleton Implants & Periodontics, we put an emphasis on patient education. To get the most out of your next trip to your general dentist for a regular cleaning and exam, there are a few questions you can ask. The…
Woman shrugging
Apr 28, 2018, 4:31 AM
Women who are going through menopause are at a much higher risk of developing dry mouth than at any other point during their lives. This may not sound like a big deal, but dry mouth can cause a number of dental problems. It’s…
Handsome man
Apr 12, 2018, 10:08 PM
Your wisdom teeth begin to come in during the late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth, which are also known as the third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge. If your wisdom teeth grew in properly and are correctly…
Man with tooth sensitivity
Mar 29, 2018, 5:11 PM
Tooth sensitivity can be painful and difficult to deal with. This condition causes pain and sensitivity in one or more of your teeth, especially when the teeth are exposed to sugar, hot or cold temperatures, or even cool air.…
Caffeine
Mar 16, 2018, 6:43 PM
Kids are drinking less and less soda with every passing year, which is great news! However, even though kids are drinking less soda, they’re ingesting increasing amounts of caffeine. In fact, around 75% of U.S. kids are…
Flossing mouth
Feb 28, 2018, 8:30 PM
Flossing can be quite a chore for some people. It takes a little extra time, it can be difficult to reach the back teeth, and it may even hurt if your gums aren’t used to it. However, it’s still an absolutely essential part…
Girl with braces
Feb 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
The longer you wear your braces, the more you’ll come to understand what you can and cannot do while wearing them. However, until you’re used to them, your orthodontist will provide you with a list of things you should avoid…
Young colleage age woman smiling
Jan 29, 2018, 8:40 PM
Gum disease can be concerning for a number of reasons. Not only will gum recession have a negative impact on the aesthetics of your smile, it can also be a sign of a more troubling dental condition and can eventually result…
Woman fear of the dentist
Jan 23, 2018, 2:05 PM
If you suffer from a fear of the dentist, you aren’t alone. In fact, around 40 million Americans avoid visiting the dentist because of dental anxiety. Unfortunately, avoidance of the dentist isn’t the answer as this will only…
Dental implant diagram
Dec 18, 2017, 10:42 PM
Dental implants are a permanent option for people who are missing all or some of their teeth, and are a much better alternative to removable dentures or dental bridges. Dental implants consist of metal posts, like screws,…
Baby with toothbrush
Dec 15, 2017, 6:47 PM
Dental fluorosis is the end result of baby teeth that have been exposed to too much fluoride. Luckily, fluorosis is a primarily aesthetic problem and shouldn’t have any harmful effects on your child’s future dental health.…