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 starches in food to produce acids that attack tooth enamel. We can always do a drill-and-fill, but prevention via regular brushing and flossing is best.
- Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very bothersome and can predispose you to a host of dilemmas such as decay and gum disease. It’s a common side effect of prescription medications, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment.
- Jaw Issues. If you suffer from jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with us immediately. These symptoms can be signs of a condition called temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.
- Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep), discuss it with your dentist. A simple appliance can guard your teeth. If you have suffered damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you details about restorative dentistry.
At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO., the dental health of our patients is always our top priority. Patients from Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield come to our office for general and cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, and much more. Please call to schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!
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