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Could Your Jaw Pain be TMD?

If you are experiencing unexplained headaches, facial pain, ear aches or jaw tension, your pain may be a sign that you are suffering from TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorder is a common ailment that affects over 10 millions Americans, and it appears that the condition seems to be more common in women than in men. TMD…

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The Link Between Smiling and Attraction

It’s the glimmer between strangers meeting eyes across the room. It’s the sparkle that lights up  a photograph. It can whisper sweet nothings. It can shout with enthusiasm. It can unite people in moments of warmth and magic. It’s a smile, and it’s the universal communicator of joy and connection. But if your smile is…

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Smother Your Valentine with Minty-Fresh Kisses

Everyone wants to share a kiss and a smile on Valentine’s Day. Make sure your mouth is ready for it! A good way to start is by having your teeth cleaned. This not only freshens and brightens your teeth, it can really help clear away any lingering bad breath problems you might have. Bad breath…

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Smiles and Success: The Correlation Between Your Grin and Your Job

We’d all like to believe we were hired for our brains, our passion for the job, and because we were the best fit all around. Unfortunately, that’s not always true. Everyone at my dental office in Fort Collins wants you to know that, while it may sound incredibly superficial, the way you look can affect…

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Top 5 Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

New Year’s resolutions are made each and every time the ball drops in Times Square and we all sing Auld Lang Syne. Resolutions give us hope for a better, more successful, healthier year. But unfortunately nearly half of all resolutions fail within six months. At my Fort Collins dental office, we want to challenge our…

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This Year, Get Serious About Your Dental Health

Everybody is thinking about their New Year’s resolutions – get in shape, read more, take more time with the family – but have you thought about adding your smile to that list? 2016 might be a great year to take better care of your smile: It could improve your health too! Here are 4 great…

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The Nightly Grind – Battling Bruxism While You Sleep

As the holidays approach, so can major stress. I mean, really, we are all stressed enough as it is, so the stress of preparing for the holidays can put us right over the top. I often see more patients in these high-stress times than ever. Why? Bruxism. What is Bruxism? Bruxism is just a fancy…

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The Importance of Proper Denture Care

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, you may have selected to replace them with a denture. While dentures may seem like a simple solution to replace missing teeth, there’s actually a detailed maintenance routine necessary to keep your dentures fitting well and to keep your mouth healthy. Dentures Deserve Care, Too! At…

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What’s Your Mouth Saying About the Rest of Your Body?

At my Fort Collins dental office, we talk a lot about how important regular visits to us are for a healthy mouth, and even about how we can help boost the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry. But there’s another, more important reason you should visit us at least twice a year. A Healthy…

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Cosmetic Dentistry

“I’m a Happy Person. Really.” You’ve said it before. It’s a familiar scene: a friend sees a picture of your recent family vacation, the one with your relatives scrunched into the frame all around you, beaming from ear to ear. And there you are in the middle of the crowd, trying desperately to blend into…

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