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November 14, 2019

Replace Your Missing Tooth With A Dental Implant

Our smiles are one of the first things that others notice about us, but they can be a cause of self-consciousness if we aren’t confident about how we look. For patients with missing teeth, dental implants are a great way to improve the look of your smile and increase your confidence. A dental implant resembles a natural tooth in shape […]
November 7, 2019

How To Protect Teeth During National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a health initiative that not only focuses on physical health but dental health, as well. Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for dental problems, specifically gum disease. With uncontrolled diabetes, saliva becomes concentrated with high levels of glucose and leads to a growth of harmful bacteria. These bacteria […]
October 24, 2019

Protect Kids’ Teeth During Halloween With These Dental Tips

Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year for kids, but it also becomes one of the worst days for their oral health. Candy is full of sugar that loves to destroy your child’s tooth enamel, leaving them susceptible to decay and cavities. To protect your child’s teeth this Halloween, set limits for their candy consumption, encourage […]
October 16, 2019

Protect Teeth By Preventing Periodontitis

One of the more serious dental issues deals with periodontitis, which occurs when the soft tissue of the gums becomes infected and wreaks havoc on your mouth. Periodontitis is also known as gum disease, and while preventable, it can lead to bleeding gums, gum recession and eventual tooth loss. The easiest way to combat the effects of gum disease is […]
October 10, 2019

How Does Xerostomia Affect Oral Health?

One of the most common medical conditions that dental patients suffer from is called xerostomia, or dry mouth. While it’s nothing serious, dry mouth can still cause high levels of discomfort, bad breath and difficulty eating. Xerostomia often develops after taking certain medications, recreational drug and alcohol use and the process of aging. Many times, your symptoms can be completely […]
October 2, 2019

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month With A Dental Checkup

October is National Dental Hygiene month, which reminds each of us to take care of our oral health by brushing and flossing our teeth daily, along with scheduling regular dental checkups. Our teeth are bombarded by bacteria and plaque all day long, leaving them vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities. Brushing and flossing each day removes tough plaque from teeth […]
September 26, 2019

How A Dental Veneer Can Improve Your Smile

  Our smiles are one of the first things that people notice about us, which can cause us to feel confident or self-conscious about how we look. For those who are looking to improve the look of their smiles, dental veneers are a great way to fix gaps between the teeth, remedy cracked teeth and increase the brilliance of your […]
September 18, 2019

Protect Your Health With An Oral Cancer Screening

Our bodies are susceptible to illness and disease, and our mouths are no exception to this process. Protecting your oral health should be a priority, and an oral cancer screening can keep your health on track as you age. Oral cancer is fast-moving and dangerous, so it’s important to have regular dental checkups to monitor any changes in your mouth, […]
September 12, 2019

Treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Many dental patients suffer from bite issues, especially temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This disorder is characterized by jaw pain when chewing, pain in the jaw joints and a locked jaw. Symptoms are different for everyone depending on their cause, but TMD can develop from a jaw injury, arthritis and disc erosion. To diagnose TMD, dental X-rays are taken to […]
September 5, 2019

How Digital X-rays Have Revolutionized The Dental Experience

Traditional X-rays have been used to discover dental problems for many years, but as modern technology has advanced, so has the way we utilize X-rays in dentistry. Digital X-rays have become more and more common as a way to diagnose oral health needs in a faster and more comfortable way. One of the many perks of digital X-rays is that […]
August 22, 2019

Foods That Are Good For Kids’ Teeth

During the summer months, more kids are home near their fridges and pantries that are stockpiled with sugary foods, drinks and candies. The more that kids consume sugary foods this summer, the more likely they are to suffer from tooth decay and cavities. However, implementing healthy snacks and lunch/dinner options will not only teach them how to make healthy food […]
August 15, 2019

How Did Dentistry Begin?

Dentistry has been around a lot longer than people believe; archaeological finds have discovered ancient dental instruments and records dating back to 7000 BC! However, a lot has changed since then. Anciently, toothbrushes were made out of wooden sticks and boar hair; in modern times, we use nylon bristles in toothbrushes and metal instruments to clean teeth. As modern advances […]
August 8, 2019

What To Expect With Sedation Dentistry

Many dental patients suffer from anxiety whenever they need a procedure done, such as a root canal or dental implant. In these cases, sedation dentistry is used to promote relaxation and ease fears about the upcoming dental procedure. There are a few different forms of sedation that dental offices use, but some of the most common are nitrous oxide (laughing […]
August 1, 2019

How To Avoid Tooth Decay

Tooth decay forms whenever plaque and bacteria develop on teeth, eroding tooth enamel and weakening the tooth’s natural defenses. Decay is especially prevalent in children as the shape of their teeth and poor oral hygiene habits make it difficult to prevent. However, by maintaining a daily oral hygiene regimen, visiting the dentist regularly and applying dental sealants to your teeth, […]
July 25, 2019

Healthy Snacks That Strengthen Kids’ Teeth

The foods we eat and the drinks we consume affect our oral health and can cause tooth decay. Kids especially are susceptible to the damaging effects of sugary foods and special precautions should be taken to safeguard their teeth. Parents have a huge influence on the foods their children eat, and healthy snacks are a great way for parents to […]
July 18, 2019

Get A Brilliant Smile With Teeth Whitening

Summer is a great time to get a beautiful smile to take with you on vacation, to the pool and when spending time with friends. Teeth can take a hard hit from the foods we eat, poor dental hygiene and the aging process, but they don’t have to stay that way. Teeth whitening treatments can sometimes take weeks to start […]
July 11, 2019

The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Our teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies, but even they can deteriorate under the constant attack of plaque and tooth decay. Even if you have a good oral hygiene routine, there are areas in the mouth that are hard to reach where bacteria loves to accumulate. Regular dental checkups are essential to combat initial tooth decay, identify any […]
July 3, 2019

Wisdom Teeth and Oral Health

During childhood and adolescence, primary and secondary teeth erupt in our mouths and influence how we eat and speak. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to develop, but typically erupt misaligned or affect surrounding teeth, creating the need for their removal. Although it may not be a fun experience to have wisdom teeth removed, improperly erupted wisdom teeth can […]
June 27, 2019

How To Know If You Need A Dental Emergency Visit

Patients visit their dentists for multiple reasons, from toothaches to cleanings to dental X-rays. However, there are some instances in which many patients don’t know whether they should or should not go to the dentist, such as when they knock out a tooth or damage a dental restoration. Emergency dental visits are available for patients who suffer from these experiences, […]
June 20, 2019

What To Do If You Have Sleep Apnea

Have you noticed that you’re extremely tired or fatigued, even though you’ve slept for a sufficient number of hours? Do you struggle sleeping at night? If yes, you may have sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway and can cause interruptions in your breathing as you sleep. Custom-made oral appliances can help you deal with […]
June 13, 2019

Get A Beautiful Smile With Dentures

For patients who have lost multiple teeth, dentures and partials are viable options to improve the look of your smile and oral health. Dentures work by replacing the missing teeth and gum tissues, while a partial is used when multiple teeth are missing but some natural teeth remain. These appliances can improve your ability to chew and speak, while giving […]
June 5, 2019

How Full Mouth Restoration Can Save Your Oral Health

Some dental patients suffer from a smile that is seriously decayed or damaged, and feel like there is little hope for them to improve. Full mouth restoration, or mouth reconstruction/rehabilitation, is a process in which many or all of your teeth are restored or replaced to eliminate decay. You may be eligible for full mouth restoration if you have periodontal […]
May 24, 2019

Correct Tooth Flaws In Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

High-quality cosmetic dentistry can correct tooth flaws in your smile and boost your confidence. Enhance your overall appearance and boost your self-esteem by focusing on what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, such as correct crooked teeth, whiten stained teeth and remedy severely worn teeth. No matter your concerns for desires for your smile, we are certain to have […]
May 17, 2019

7 Uses For CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns

Same-day dental crowns are a revolutionary restoration treatment that for teeth that are moderately to severely damaged. These restorations are designed to restore your smile to optimum health, function, and decay, and at our practice, Dr. Robert Berry can complete your restoration treatment in just one day! With CEREC same-day dental crowns in Broomfield, Colorado, you can receive your customized, […]
May 7, 2019

National Root Canal Appreciation Day

May 8th is National Root Canal Appreciation Day! A root canal is a procedure in which an infected tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection from developing. Root canals save patients from losing their teeth each year, and they help repair nerve damage. Take some time today for some extra thought about your oral health. Commemorate National Root […]
May 3, 2019

What Your Gums Say About Your Current Oral Health

Your teeth are healthy, but what about your gums? Healthy gums will be pink and firm to the touch. Gums that have changed color recently might have hormonal changes to blame. But, you could have an underlying health condition as well. Make an appointment with Dr. Berry to receive a diagnosis and treatment if necessary. In the meantime, learn some […]
March 30, 2019

Keeping Healthy and Strong Teeth

To have strong teeth, you must take care of them. Your teeth are made up of four different types of tissue: pulp, dentin, cementum, and enamel. Everyday your teeth demineralize and remineralize depending on what foods you are eating and how much plaque and bacteria are in your mouth. You always want to keep your tooth enamel healthy and strong […]
March 30, 2019
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What Does Gum Disease Look Like?

Have you noticed your gums becoming more red over time? This is just one sign of the start of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. This is a fairly pain-free oral health disease that can happen without you even realizing it. It leads to bleeding gums, gum recession, mushy gums and tooth loss. However, many patients don’t […]
March 25, 2019

Instructions on How to Properly Clean Your Denture Appliance

Do you know how to properly clean and care for your dentures in Broomfield, Colorado? If not, then our Mountain Aire Dentistry dental team is more than happy to help you! Keeping your appliance in tip-top shape is easier than you might think. In fact, all you need to do are the following things: -Rinse the denture after eating: Food […]
March 24, 2019

Amazing Dental Technology Available to You

Dental technology has advanced immensely in the last few centuries. We now have services available such as CEREC same-day crowns, teeth-whitening, Invisalign transparent aligners and porcelain veneers. These services were not available when dentistry first began, but are services you can now enjoy.
March 22, 2019

Daily Care and Cleaning for Your New Set of Dentures

Your new dentures created for you were designed to mimic the appearance and function of your missing teeth. Dr. Robert Berry’s clinic in Broomfield, Colorado, want you to take the steps needed to clean and maintain this removable dental appliance, so you can maximize their lifespan and ensure a comfortable fit with your gums. Applying a small bead of denture […]
March 22, 2019

What Are Crowns and Bridges Used For?

You may have heard of crowns and bridges while at the dentist’s office, but what are they? Both crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged. They are also sometimes used to take the place of missing teeth. These services go hand-in-hand with other services we offer and are used to strengthen your teeth. Crowns […]
March 19, 2019

Is Stress Causing Damage to Your Teeth?  

Is holiday stress causing teeth grinding or clenching while you sleep? Getting through the holidays can be stressful with all the parties, school programs, concerts and shopping for just the right gifts. The stress is short-lived if it only lasts for the month of December, but stress, plagues 47 percent of all Americans and is a common cause of overall […]
March 11, 2019

The Truth About Cavities and Decay

There are many misconceptions about cavities and decay and how sugar plays a part.  Tooth decay is caused by acid-producing bacteria in your mouth that feast on carbohydrates.  Sugar is sugar. Tooth decay existed long before candy was invented. Your mouth doesn’t care if it is sugar from candy or sugar from healthy fruits and breads. It will use the […]
March 8, 2019

What Oral Hygiene Habits Do You Need?

Did you know that the National Institutes of Health reports that tooth decay is the most “prevalent, chronic disease” that Americans face? Both children and adults get this so often, that about 92% of people with have tooth decay by adulthood. Gum disease, as well, affects more than half of the people in the United States. The interesting thing about […]
March 2, 2019

The Top Ten Dental Health Problems

When it comes to dental health, there are many things that can go wrong, but don’t worry, we have your back! Learn about the top ten dental problems patients face so you can be prepared if they strike you and so you can learn how to prevent them. At Mountain Aire Dentistry we are dedicated to providing you with excellent […]
March 1, 2019

Preventing Broken Teeth

You may take amazing care of your teeth, but sometimes dental emergencies happen. Many times patients get a fracture or have broken teeth without meaning to. This can happen through sports injuries, accidents, or even eating food that is too hard for your teeth. Sometimes, broken teeth happen due to tooth decay or gum disease that has weakened your teeth […]
February 27, 2019

That Headache You Have Could Be Related to Your Teeth

  Headaches and bruxism affect thousands of the American population.  How is it possible to have a headache even before you get out of bed? Bruxism is the act of clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth during sleep, and that could be the cause of your headaches. Bruxism is a dangerous dental problem that can lead to a host of […]
February 25, 2019

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

What can pediatric dentistry offer that general dentistry cannot? Some dentists are specifically trained to treat different age groups and/or conditions.  Others specialize in root canals (endodontics), family dentistry or more. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized form of dentistry that involves extra training and certification beyond general dentistry. These dentists are schooled in child psychology and receive training for performing dental […]
February 23, 2019

A Partial Is an Abbreviated Form of Dentures That Replaces Multiple Missing Teeth

Left untreated advanced periodontal disease and tooth decay issues can result in a loss of multiple teeth in one specific part of your mouth. This can severely compromise your mouth in many ways. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech, make you self-conscious about your smile. This often prompts a Mountain Aire Dentistry […]
February 15, 2019

A Filling Can Repair Small Cavities

Sometimes the most effective oral hygiene regimen isn’t enough to stop a small area of tooth decay from forming on one of your teeth. Most of the time a cavity is found during your regular dental checkup. If you do notice a tooth that has recently developed a small hole or a change in texture you should contact your dentist […]
February 7, 2019

Bad Breath, Mouthwash, and Mints

Unfortunately, everyone has to deal bad breath. As you know, this can be an extremely embarrassing problem with a variety of solutions. Often, brushing your teeth can be enough, but as that’s not always an option, a mint is another popular choice. However, while mints can provide a simple solution, did you know that mints may not do anything if […]
February 5, 2019

Sugar and Your Teeth

Do you know how sugar and your teeth interact? You’ve heard it all your life: eating sweets will rot your teeth. But while a diet high in sugar certainly promotes the formation of cavities (as well as other medical problems, such as obesity), sugar itself isn’t the real culprit behind tooth decay.  Dental cavities — also known as caries, the […]
February 5, 2019

Teeth Wreckers – Avoid the Onslaught!

The American Dental Association recently released their top 9 pick of foods to avoid to protect your teeth from damage and to promote healthy teeth.  Learn about your healthy teeth options, the foods to avoid, and what you can do to keep your teeth enamel strong, and your smile bright.  Steps you take now to preserve the integrity of your […]
February 1, 2019

Infant Oral Care: Is it Really Important?

Did you know that the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that you schedule your child’s first oral hygiene appointment when they reach their 1st birthday? Why so soon? Prevention! The best way to treat decay is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Dental problems can occur early from baby bottle decay or nursing. Approximately half […]
January 31, 2019

When to Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit

  According to the American Dental Association, your child’s first dental visit should occur within six months after the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday.  A dental visit at an early age can be considered as important as a “well-baby checkup” for the teeth.  During this visit, a member of our Mountain Aire Dentistry team can […]
January 24, 2019

The Transforming Power of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most requested services offered by our Broomfield, Colorado, office. Our Mountain Aire Dentistry whitening team provides a variety of options to meet your specific needs. We are committed to helping you reach your smile goals by discussing with you ways that we can improve the brightness of your smile in our office and how […]
January 21, 2019

Brushing Teeth: Do’s and Don’ts

Brushing teeth is easy, right? Even though you’ve been brushing your teeth for years, you might be surprised to find that you’re not doing it properly. Dr. Robert Berry, of Mountain Aire Dentistry, provides oral hygiene instruction as part of preventative care instruction for his young patients. Adults may need a refresher too! The following are some guidelines from the American […]
January 19, 2019

When are Dentures Necessary?

There are times, even if you have taken care of your teeth, that dentures are the solution to your dental problems. Accidents, aging, illnesses or side effects of medications are among some of the causes for tooth loss. The only way to know if dentures are something you should pursue, is to visit your dentist. Dr. Robert Berry, at Mountain […]
January 10, 2019

Knowing How to Enhance Your Smile: Halitosis Risk Factors

Have you ever suffered from halitosis before? Halitosis, also referred to as bad breath, is a condition in which your mouth is consistently producing foul odors that continue to occur. In many cases, the foul odors can be the result of bacteria in your mouth or the result of an underlying condition that first needs to be treated before the […]
January 6, 2019

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth or wear dentures that are uncomfortable for you? Do you want to improve your smile and your quality of life? If so, it may be time for you to talk with a member of our Broomfield implant dentistry team at Mountain Aire Dentistry. Dental implants are a popular and efficient method for replacing your missing […]
December 31, 2018

Go Natural with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Even after sincere dedication to oral hygiene, sometimes cavities strike. But when they do, you don’t have to sacrifice the look of your smile with a mouth full of metal. Composite fillings—also referred to as tooth-colored fillings—can retain the natural look and strength of your smile after cavity treatment is complete. Composite resins are composed of ceramic and plastic compounds […]
December 28, 2018

Taking Care of Baby Teeth and Permanent Teeth

You get two sets of teeth during your life: your baby teeth and your permanent teeth. Infants are not initially born with teeth, but develop them over the first 3 years of life. These teeth will stay with them for only a few years until they fall out to make way for the permanent teeth. Although the baby teeth are […]
December 26, 2018

Your Options for Dental Anesthesia

Dental anesthesia offers patients both young and old options for a pain-free, anxiety-free experience. That means, you no longer need to postpone those annual visits to the dentist out of fear. Those professionals are there to help your oral care be all that it can be, and anesthesia helps them to do just that while you relax and take a […]
December 25, 2018

How You Can Support the Green Dentistry Movement

What is Green Dentistry and the Eco-Dentistry Movement? Learn more about it and how you can make a positive difference. The Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA) provides patients with ways they can help the mission of the Green Dentistry Movement to safeguard our environment from dental-related pollution and waste.  Aside from making sure that you are choosing a dentist who has decided […]
December 24, 2018

Precision and Comfort with CEREC Same Day Crowns

Advances in dental technology allow us the opportunity to offer you SAME DAY crowns, via our newly installed CEREC equipment. CEREC innovative technology allows us to perform a tooth restoration with improved comfort, precision and convenience. Dr. Berry and his staff can now create natural-looking ceramic crowns at our office, in a SINGLE visit! We are committed to offering you […]
December 24, 2018

If You Snore, Your Health May be at Risk!

Snoring is a common problem which deprives you AND your partner of a good night’s sleep. Snoring is more than just an annoyance, it can also be harmful to your health. Of the 90 million Americans who suffer from snoring, half of those may have sleep apnea. Scientific data suggests that people with sleep apnea are twice as likely to […]
December 21, 2018

Why Root Canals Are Sometimes Necessary

According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million root canals are performed each year, which breaks down to 41,000 each day. Although we prefer to target cavities before they need a root canal, this procedure is sometimes needed to protect the health and vitality of the rest of the tooth. Untreated teeth that need root canals can […]
December 21, 2018

Give Thanks for Modern Dentistry

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and think about the many things we have to be grateful for. Counted among those things, are the advancements made in dental services that are available today. Until 1938 toothbrushes were made of animal hair bristles. It wasn’t until then that nylon toothbrushes made with synthetic bristles, were available. Naturally, people preferred the nylon […]
December 17, 2018

What Can A Dental Implant Do For Me?

A dental implant is a tooth restoration meant to restore your smile to its original vitality when one or more teeth have been lost. This frequently occurs due to periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury.  Millions of Americans are missing one or more teeth in their mouth and millions more are missing all the teeth on either their upper or […]
December 17, 2018

Choosing a Toothbrush: Comparing Manual and Electric Options

With the lightening-speed advances in technology, it can be hard to keep up.  You want to take care of your teeth and gums the very best way you can, but find yourself confused by all the products promising to deliver “THE” best results.  So which is better? Electric, manual or sonic toothbrushes for keeping your mouth happy? Do you know? […]
December 16, 2018

Invisalign Treatment Wins “Most Worth It” Award

Invisalign clear aligners won RealSelf’s inaugural “Most Worth It” Award this year. As the largest online resource for information on cosmetic procedures, RealSelf offers consumers insights into what is “worth it” and what isn’t. More than 9 million people visit RealSelf each month to find out which treatments and providers are a worthwhile investment. In 2016, consumers on RealSelf submitted […]
December 15, 2018

Are Carbonated Drinks Bad for Your Teeth?

When it comes to carbonated drinks, some are bad for the teeth while others are not harmful to your tooth enamel. How do you know which drinks to consume to maintain healthy teeth? Much of the beverages you drink contain sugar, which is what plaque feeds off of to decay your teeth. Plaque is the substance made from the sugars […]
December 15, 2018

Brighten that Smile Just in Time for School

Summer is almost over, which means that school is right around the corner. You’ve got your new school supplies, list of classes and maybe even some sleek new clothes. You only need one more thing to be complete: a brighter smile! Now is a great time to schedule a back-to-school cleaning and teeth-whitening session. A cleaner, whiter smile helps you […]
December 13, 2018

Improve Your Oral Health This Year

Summertime is fast approaching. Many people made worthy resolutions and goals at the start of the year, and diet and exercise often top that list. However, having better oral health should also be a main goal for people. Why? Studies show that more than ½ of all American children and adults have tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health […]
December 12, 2018

Invisalign Helps You Straighten Your Teeth with Stealth

Don’t want anyone to see your dental braces? Invisalign clear aligners are just that–nearly invisible to those you come in contact with allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly. Working professionals, youth, musicians and athletes love the advantages of removable, clear Invisalign aligners. Now you have an option for obtaining a healthy smile and not interrupting your current lifestyle or […]
December 12, 2018

Not All Teeth Whitening Is the Same

Teeth whitening brings your smile to the forefront–where it belongs! A smile can convey more than just a nice set of teeth. Studies show that smiling reveals your level of happiness, sociability and even success. Those who smile more often, and are more confident about their smiles, tend to be more successful in work, at school and even in their […]
December 9, 2018

Dentistry Fears…Why There is No Need to Have Them

Do you have dentistry fears or anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist?  Between five to ten percent of adults in the United States dislike going to dentistry fears. Dentistry fears or dental phobia is real and often keeps individuals away from the dentist for years, compromising their oral health. Many of today’s modern dentists are specially trained […]
December 5, 2018

Teeth Whitening Do’s and Don’ts

Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, 99.7 percent of adults polled believe a smile is an important social asset. When respondents were asked, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?” The most common response was whiter and brighter teeth.  There are […]
December 3, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Choose Dental Implants

What can dental implants offer you? Dental implants are used to help with patients that are missing one or more teeth. Our skilled Mountain Aire Dentistry team recommends dental implants for: 1) renewing your confidence; 2) giving you a result that feels like your natural teeth; 3) offering you a permanent solution that, unlike dentures, can’t get misplaced; 4) preserving […]
December 2, 2018

Why Is Sugar Bad for Your Teeth?

Sugar and teeth are not a good combination. Sugar is directly related to your risk for tooth decay, but many people don’t know how exactly. Sugar is found in many foods you can buy at the store, and it’s the food that bacteria needs to make plaque. That plaque is what erodes and decays your teeth over time through a […]
November 26, 2018

How to Maintain Your White Teeth

A dull, yellowed, and unappealing smile can be problematic. Not only is it unattractive, but it can be a sign of unhealthy teeth. This is why it’s helpful to keep your teeth bright and shining as much as possible. Also, if you’ve just had a professional whitening treatment, you’ll want to keep your smile white as long as possible. Here’s […]
November 23, 2018

What Can Invisalign Offer You?

Want to get straighter teeth without having a mouth full of metal–Invisalign may be for you! There are options for adults and teens alike that want to straighten their teeth just a little bit or for those who need full orthodontic treatment. Humana estimates that over 4 million people in the United States wear braces, with 1 million of those […]
November 22, 2018

Oral Health Habits for Healthier Teeth

What are some great habits you can establish for healthier teeth? Many of us know the generic answers of brushing and flossing the teeth often, but what about when it comes to nutrition? How often should you see your dentist? At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we have many tips and treatments to help get your teeth healthier. Nutrition plays a major […]
November 13, 2018

Dental Sedation: A Tool to Help Wash Dental Fears Away

Are you afraid of sitting in the dental chair? If so, you might have dental anxiety. However, there is no need to fear. You’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a real psychological condition that many people suffer with. So, to help you get through your appointment with ease and comfort, our Mountain Aire Dentistry dental team is happy to offer […]
November 12, 2018

Better Oral Hygiene to Combat Pregnancy Gingivitis

It’s important to practice proper oral hygiene each and every day, but oral health during pregnancy is even more important to avoid pregnancy gingivitis. With the added hormones that an expectant mother receives during pregnancy, she needs extra care when it comes to the health of the teeth. Periodontitis (gum disease) and gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) can […]
November 11, 2018
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Can You Avoid Tooth Loss with Age?

Teeth and aging are a big concern to those 65 and older. The American College of Prosthodontists reports that more than 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth. More than 120 have lost at least one tooth. That tooth loss happens more and more with age, as more Americans have oral health diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. […]
November 6, 2018

The Players Needed for the Game Plan for a Strong and Healthy Smile

In order to complete your game plan for a strong and healthy smile, you need the right players, which are also known as oral hygiene tools. These players help you defeat the opposing team (tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel erosion) and help you achieve the top-notch oral health and smile you deserve. To help you know the best tools […]
November 5, 2018

Oral Hygiene Routine: Why You Need One!

Do you have an oral hygiene routine? Many patients know that brushing and flossing the teeth are important, but they don’t know all the oral hygiene guidelines they should be following. This is just one reason so many patients have tooth decay and gum disease. Find out what a great oral hygiene routine looks like and how you can keep […]
November 4, 2018

Does a Fluoride Treatment Really Protect My Teeth?

There has been much discussion about fluoride treatment over the years as communities have fought for adequate fluoride levels in their water supplies to help safeguard the health of families. Fluoride is a natural-occurring mineral that helps prevent cavities in adults and children by making tooth enamel more resistant to plaque and food acids that can trigger tooth decay.  Fluoride […]
October 31, 2018

The Advantages of CEREC Dentistry for Same-Day Crowns

CEREC dentistry is a popular buzz phrase in the field of dentistry today, and we’re here to tell you why! CEREC (short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) dentistry is a method of Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dentistry that gives Dr. Berry the ability to produce a ceramic restoration right in his office using 3D technology and […]
October 31, 2018

What is TMJ and How is it Treated?

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, it is believed that over 10 million Americans are affected by Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD/TMJ) and joint pain. If you are having pain in your jaw or the muscles that control the movement of your jaw, or if you hear a popping or clicking noise when chewing, or opening and […]
October 25, 2018

Are Dentures Right for You?

  When do dentures become necessary? As we age, the structure and integrity of our teeth can falter, causing the loss of one or more teeth. This phenomenon is intensified if you suffer from severe tooth decay or gum disease. When one or more teeth are missing, dentures might be a viable option to help keep your oral health in […]
October 25, 2018

Dental Emergencies–Do You Know What to Do?

Know the common protocol for dental emergencies so when they strike–you will be ready.  Any dental injury, even a minor one, requires immediate examination by a dentist. Sometimes, neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam. Being prepared when oral tooth trauma occurs allows you to remain level-headed, calm and ready […]
October 19, 2018
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Dental Services You Can Be Thankful For!

During this season of Thanksgiving, we have much to be grateful for. The advancements in dental services should be counted among the things we should be the most thankful for. The first dental procedures were done with crude, simplistic tools, often in unsanitary conditions. Until 1938 toothbrushes were made of animal hair bristles. Nylon toothbrushes made with synthetic bristles, hit […]
October 19, 2018

How Dental Services Improve Your Sleep

One out of five adults in the U.S. have, at least, mild obstructive sleep apnea that necessitates sleep apnea therapy. Dentists can successfully diagnose and treat patients with sleep apnea therapy, helping them get the much-needed sleep they deserve. Mountain Aire Dentistry provides custom dental devices that comfortably keep your airways open as you sleep, so you can avoid using […]
October 17, 2018

What Does Mouthwash Do?

Brushing and flossing are talked about frequently, but how important is mouthwash in your oral hygiene routine? Do you know? According to the American Dental Association, patients use it for a variety of reasons. Learn about the reasons mouthwash can be an essential part of your oral hygiene routine and whether or not you need to use it.   Mouthwash: […]
October 13, 2018

Sedation Dentistry Treatments

Do you find that going to the dentist is often more stressful than it needs to be? Are you hypersensitive to contact with your mouth, including the smallest touch? If so, sedation dentistry may be for you. For more information about sedation dentistry, see below: – For a fast-acting sedative, intravenous sedation applied through an injection is almost instantaneous. It […]
October 13, 2018

How Is Dental Botox Different than Regular Botox?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons report that over 7.2 million Americans received Botox injections in 2017. This statistics could be even larger when you consider the small shops and amateurs that offer Botox injections to clients. This is a substance that can help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, but it can be dangerous and cause nerve damage […]
October 12, 2018

Unique Insight on Dental Erosion Prevention

Keeping your smile safe from oral health risks include being aware of the dental damage that is not visible to the naked eye. Beyond numerous oral accidents and injuries and other similar oral health risks, it is important to care for your teeth on a microscopic level. This includes avoiding risks associated with dental erosion. Dental erosion occurs when plaque […]
October 11, 2018

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist within 6 months of getting their first tooth, or their first birthday? An early dental visit is a great way for dentists to see how the baby teeth are coming into the mouth. Many infants also struggle with baby bottle tooth decay, which is […]
October 10, 2018

Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report revealed that 47.2 percent of adults have some form of periodontal disease–over half of the american population.  That is a staggering statistic and prompts the question, “why?” Quite possibly, part of the problem is that people don’t recognize the warning signs that tell them that they are at risk for […]
October 8, 2018

Is Your Genetic Code Playing a Part in Your Oral Health Problems?

Genetics may play a bigger role in your oral health than you think. It’s possible that you inherited more than your dark hair from your father.  You may also have an increased likelihood for problems with your oral health. Many issues with your oral condition can be linked to genetic factors, leaving you at higher risk for problems with your […]
October 6, 2018

How You Could Deal With Sleep Apnea

If you make choking or gasping sounds in your sleep, you may suffer from sleep apnea. Generally, this condition is caused because your airway becomes obstructed, either by sagging muscles in the throat or by your tongue. Still, we have good news: Your dentist can help. Based on your needs, he or she may be able to adjust the position […]
October 6, 2018

What to Expect from Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most requested services offered by our Broomfield, Colorado, office and one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your smile.  Our Mountain Aire Dentistry whitening team provides a variety of options to meet your specific needs.  We are committed to helping you reach your smile goals by discussing with you ways that we can improve […]
October 5, 2018

Make an Oral Health Resolution for 2019

As you make your new year resolutions, don’t forget to include taking better care of your oral health in 2019!  Often our resolutions are related to improvements in health, diet and actions that will produce positive changes in our lives.  Creating healthy oral hygiene habits is something that everyone should consider in the coming year, especially since oral health has […]
October 5, 2018

Strong Jawbones Deserve Strong Teeth

Strong jawbones deserve strong teeth. However, sometimes accidents do happen. If you should suffer an oral accident and lose any of your precious permanent teeth, there is still hope for a full smile. Tooth replacement treatments such as dental implants can restore your smile and even strengthen your jawbone. The reason implants are so beneficial to your jawbone is because […]
October 5, 2018

Risk Factors for Oral Health Problems

How do you know if you have problems with your teeth and gums? Tooth decay is a tricky condition because cavities often start out small and are undetectable unless you are visiting a dentist regularly. When you do start to show problems such as pain, intense sensitivity and more, the problem is likely already severe. Many people don’t know the […]
October 2, 2018

Do Whitening Toothpastes Really Work?

Do whitening toothpastes really work? The simple answer is yes. Whitening toothpastes can whiten your smile by one shade. But, for many, this one-shade change doesn’t provide the brightening power they desire. None of the home-use whitening toothpastes can come even close to producing the bleaching effect you get from your dentist’s office through chair-side bleaching or power bleaching. But, […]