4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

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This article is about some of the most frequent conditions that should be discussed with us, at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. There is a solution for each one of these issues. Tooth Decay. This is easily the most common dental problem. Tooth decay, or cavities, occur when plaque combines with the sugars and/or…

Pacifier Do’s and Don’ts for New Parents

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Sometimes a pacifier is the only thing that can calm a cranky baby. Parents tend to think of them as harmless, and as an easy way to pacify an infant. At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO we share some thoughts about pacifiers. The American Academy of Pediatrics says pacifiers don’t cause any medical or…

Need An Implant? Nervous About Oral Surgery?

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If you’re thinking of replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant but worried about the procedure, we get it at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette. Here’s a plan to help you. Talk to us. Call now to schedule a consultaItion. If you’re nervous about implant surgery, remember Dr. Gordon West has been helping patients…

What is a Sleep Study?

Categories: Sleep apnea, Snoring
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Sleep apnea is a disorder that can lead to serious health issues. It’s treatable at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette, but before treatment can begin we need an accurate diagnosis, and the results of a sleep study. Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing stops and starts during sleep. It can happen dozens…

Apnea: Sleeping Without Breath

Categories: Sleep apnea, Snoring

The word “apnea” comes from Greek, and it means “without breath.” Sleep apnea, then, is a condition in which someone’s breathing stops involuntarily as they sleep. It is treatable at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette. Sleep apnea is more common than you may realize, affecting more than eighteen million Americans, accordng to the National Sleep…

Total Mouth Reconstruction Is Now A Reality

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The phrase “total” or “full” mouth reconstruction may sound daunting, and bring extreme images to mind. It refers to replacing or rebuilding a patient’s teeth with restorative dentistry, available at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette. Full mouth reconstruction can achieve many goals, and it doesn’t always mean the same thing for every patient. Candidates for…

Are There Drawbacks to Dental Implants?

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Dental implants have been called one of the most important steps forward in the history of modern dentistry, and we are proud to make them available to our patients at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. Most patients have a lot of questions about dental implants, once they seriously begin to consider them. Are they…