Get Your Teeth In Shape, Boulder!

Categories: Dental Health
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Get Your Teeth In Shape, Boulder!

These days Boulder residents are more conscious of their health than ever. Many of us are trying to stay active, eat a balanced diet, and better manage stress. When you feel healthy, attractive, and happy, you smile more often. You want your smile to compliment and enhance your physical and mental condition. Here at Gordon…

Boulder Mouths And Stomatitis

Talk To Your Boulder Cosmetic Dentist About Mouth Sores

Ouch! The mouth is not a fun place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Boulder County dental patients. These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis. A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of…

Eruption Charts: Not As Scary As They Sound

Learn More About Your Smile From Your Boulder County Cosmetic Dentist

Hello Boulder County! Thanks for visiting the Boulder County Smiles dental blog. Today we’re talking about eruption charts and what they are used for. First, an eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt’, from the gums. A primary…

Filtered Boulder Water And Oral Health

Categories: Dental Health
Filtered Lafayette Water And Oral Health

A simple way for Boulder residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home. Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it…

Child-Friendly Boulder Dentist

Fight Dental Phobia See Your Boulder Dentist Early

It’s a question that many parents in Boulder debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think. The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when…

Periodontal Disease in Boulder County

Periodontal Disease Boulder County

Periodontal disease in Boulder County is more common than you might think, and can be cured with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity. What is periodontal disease? According to this article on Wikipedia, periodontal disease is ‘the name of a collection of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth.’…

Aching Jaw In Lafayette?

Categories: TMJ disorder
TMJ Lafayette, CO

Hi. I’m Dr. Gordon West, and today in the Lafayette, CO cosmetic dentist blog, I want to look at some of the conditions that may result in jaw pain. Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses…