3 Vital Reasons to Floss Regularly

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Flossing your teeth is  one of those things you should do every single day in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Too many people skip flossing, though. In this post from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO we’ll give you three very good reasons why you should make it part of your regular dental…

When It’s Better Not To Brush

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This message from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette is aboout tooth enamel. Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the critical job of protecting teeth from constant use, and from the assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also safeguards tooth nerves from hot and…

Afraid of the Dentist?

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In…

Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush

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Children’s dental experts generally recommend that parents brush their kids’ teeth until they’re around seven years old. That’s about the time most kids begin to assert their independence, so it’s a good time for them to take over. But sometimes kids get stubborn about brushing. Then what? Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette has some tips.…

The 411 on TMJ

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TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, which is your jaw. As a hinge joint it can move up and down, forward and backward, and side to side. All that mobility contributes to its vulnerability: the jaw joint is subject to a painful condition called TMJ disorder, which is treatable at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette…

Keeping Patients Calm

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by name of practice. Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people…