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

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, […]
September 29, 2018

Dental Emergencies: When Should You See a Dentist?

Dental emergencies can strike at any time, especially if you participate in contact sports. You never want an injury to your mouth, as this can affect your smile for the rest of your life. A broken, cracked, chipped, or knocked-out tooth can lead to tooth loss, crooked teeth and oral health problems if those dental emergencies aren’t helped right away. […]
September 29, 2018

Do You Need A Mouth or Night Guard?

Millions of Americans are fitted each year with custom mouth guards and night guards to protect the health of their teeth, and yes there is a difference between the two. Mouth guards protect the soft tissues of the tongue, lips and cheek as well as the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports. Night guards are custom-made for patients […]
September 28, 2018

The Role Oral Bacteria Plays In Your Mouth

Bacteria gets a bad rap and usually it is for a good reason. But, there are some important roles that bacteria play in your mouth everyday! There are over 700 different strains of bacteria in the human mouth. Bacteria called probiotics, are helpful bacteria that promote digestion of foods. Other bacteria protect our teeth and gums. Your Oral Microbiome Did […]
September 26, 2018

Back to School Teeth Whitening for a Bright Smile

Schedule a back to school teeth whitening treatment for a bright smile! Summer is almost over which means that school is right around the corner. Now is a great time to schedule a back to school teeth-whitening and cleaning session to start the year out right. When you feel confident about your smile you share it more. Teeth whitening is […]
September 24, 2018

Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Overall Health

Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a common yet dangerous condition that results obstructed breathing while sleeping. With sleep apnea however, you could be in for more than just a restless night. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of developing several severe health issues, including: – High blood pressure: Waking up during the night puts stress […]
September 22, 2018

The Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and according to the American Diabetes Association, “nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes.” People with diabetes are at an increased risk for serious gum disease because they are generally more susceptible to bacterial infection, and have a decreased ability to fight bacteria that invade the gums.  Diabetes affects your blood glucose levels, which can […]
September 14, 2018

Most Commonly Asked Dental Questions

  Have dental questions? Get the answers you need–don’t delay!  An estimated 100 million Americans don’t go to the dentist on a yearly basis, according to American Dental Association (ADA). Committing to regular oral care and evaluation can help you prevent most issues with your oral health. Don’t wonder how healthy your mouth is…know how healthy your mouth is by […]
September 13, 2018

The Future of Root Canals May Be Changing

Root canal treatment as we see it today, may be changing in the future with a concept called regenerative dental fillings. Researchers at Harvard University and University of Nottingham are currently working on marrying stem cell regenerative capabilities with restorative dental fillings so that damaged teeth can actually heal themselves. While the technology is still in the R&D phase, it […]
September 9, 2018

Are Dental Veneers for Me?

When you look in the mirror at your smile, what do you see? Are you happy with the appearance of your teeth? At Mountain Aire Dentistry we want you to be happy and confident with one of your greatest features. Do you have chipped, broken, or stained teeth? Do you have teeth that are crooked or misshapen? If so, you may […]
September 7, 2018

How Do Dental Implants Work?

One of the biggest advancements in dental science since their inception in the 1970’s has been the evolution and use of dental implants. Today’s dental implants have gone through many changes and improvements over the years and have entered into an era of extreme popularity and success. Those suffering from tooth loss from disease or injury now have an option […]
September 6, 2018

Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Dentists see countless patients each year, all of which have dental questions. Many of those questions have to do with cavities and how a patient can take better care of their teeth and gums. Learn what some of the most frequently asked dental questions are (and their answers)! Why Should I See My Dentist Every Six Months? Tooth decay likes […]
September 5, 2018

Why You Should Have a Clean Mouth

Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day to prevent mouth germs and oral health diseases? Not enough people keep their mouth clean as they should, which is why tooth decay and gum disease is so common among both children and adults. A clean mouth is so important every […]
August 27, 2018

What’s a Gum Graft?

When do gum grafts become necessary? Gum recession is a common dental problem affecting 4% to 12% of adults. The problem with gum recession is the process is gradual and usually painless. You don’t realize you have a problem until it has reached an advanced stage. To restore the tooth’s health, and to prevent further dental damage, a gum tissue […]
August 20, 2018

Healthy Teeth Is a Lifetime Pursuit

When it comes to the body, there are many parts that must receive constant care to function properly. We must consistently eat and drink to sustain life. We must exercise to have a healthier and stronger body. We see the doctor when something ails us. What about when it comes to the teeth? Much like seeing the doctor, you must […]
August 20, 2018

Can Allergies Affect Your Teeth?

How do allergies affect your teeth? Do you know? During allergy season, it is common to find patients complaining of toothaches that are not related to disease or decay of the aching tooth/teeth. The maxillary sinus cavities are the ones most likely to be affected by congestion and pressure during allergy season. These sinuses are located right at the root […]
August 10, 2018

Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

Prepare now for a possible dental emergency by educating yourself on what to do when one occurs. Knowing when to involve your dentist and when to handle something on your own can help you have an action plan right when an issue occurs. Some patients may find themselves with toothaches, broken or fractured teeth, a chipped tooth, unexplainable pain, knocked-out […]
August 7, 2018

Countdown to Treats, Watch Out for Sweets!

With Halloween just a few days away, remember that though sweets are enticing and fun to eat, you need to safeguard your teeth.  Too much sugar isn’t just bad for your body, but it can wreak havoc on your smile.  You can enjoy the fun of the holiday season by remembering to eat sweets in moderation and practice dedicated oral […]
August 4, 2018

How Important is Mouthwash?

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 mouthwash 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. How Do […]
August 4, 2018

Dental Implants? We Can Help!

As you may know, a dental implant is a treatment designed to replace a lost tooth—but do you ever wonder if you’re a good candidate? If you have, there are a few things you should know. If you decide on a dental implant, there are a few things you should know. For instance, did you know that your implants can […]
July 16, 2018

Easter Goodies Don’t Have to Mean May Cavities

The Easter holiday is an exciting time for many children who wait to see what the Easter Bunny has brought them. Easter is a time to celebrate many different things, and candy and sugary treats are generally a part of that celebration. Even if Easter has come and gone, children tend to get enough candy to last them many days […]
July 13, 2018

Why Patients Choose Dental Implants

Losing one or more of your teeth changes your smile, diminishes your ability to chew properly, and can impact your diet and nutrition. The challenges that arise from losing your natural teeth are coupled with bone loss that can cause you to lose more teeth. Losing teeth can also affect your ability to have a healthy, functioning mouth and jaw. […]
July 13, 2018

Why You Get Bad Breath

Did you know that bad breath can actually be caused by a medical problem and not just from the food you eat? Many people think that they have bad breath, when their breath is actually fine. However, real bad breath affects about 25% of people and is caused by poor oral hygiene habits. If you have chronic bad breath, it […]
July 9, 2018

Where Did the Tooth Fairy Come From?

In the United States, millions of children anxiously await the coming of the tooth fairy to take their lost tooth from under their pillow, replacing it with a small treasure or coin. Losing teeth is an exciting time for children, and you can make it even more special by inviting the magic of the tooth fairy into your home. Find […]
July 8, 2018

Straighter Teeth Can Improve Your Oral Health

Do you find yourself getting cavities despite trying to have good oral hygiene? The problem could be crooked teeth if you haven’t had orthodontic treatment. Getting braces is more important than simply making your teeth look “pretty”. Orthodontic treatment is also vital to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and dental emergencies such as broken teeth. For these problems, plus crowding, […]
July 7, 2018

Signs You Might Have a Cavity

90% of the population is affected by a dental cavity. Cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health (the first is the common cold) and a very common disorder worldwide.  Most cavities are small and thus go unnoticed as they are not painful or uncomfortable. But those small cavities if […]
July 6, 2018

How to Handle the Thumbsucking Habit

It may alarm some people, but finger or thumbsucking is a completely normal activity for babies and young children. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents and caregivers encourage children to stop thumb sucking by age 4.  Within the first few months of life, or even sooner, a baby can become a thumb or finger sucker as a […]
June 28, 2018

Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning for Better Health

Do you schedule regular, professional teeth cleanings?  Your oral health communicates a lot about your overall health. Not only that, but the health of your mouth can affect your whole body health as well.  Both can contribute to various diseases and conditions.  Endocarditis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and alzheimer’s are just some diseases that are connected to your oral health.  Understanding […]
June 26, 2018

Gum Disease Planing and Root Scaling

Gum disease affects more than 64.7 million Americans. This condition is a chronic disease that stems from poor oral hygiene habits. If plaque sits on the teeth, it’s acidic content causes the gums to recede and can lead to gum infections and tooth loss. If you have gum problems, root planing and scaling is a service that can help soothe […]
June 26, 2018

5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Transform Your Smile

  Through porcelain veneers, dental bonding, dental implants, implant-supported dentures, and teeth whitening, you can make-over your smile in just a few office visits.  Cosmetic dentistry enlists a series of customized dental treatments and procedures tasked with improving the appearance of your teeth and gums.  At Mountain Aire Dentistry, our cosmetic dentistry goals are to not only give you the […]
June 19, 2018

Remedy for Dry Mouth

Many people suffer from a condition called Dry Mouth. The severity of this condition ranges from being, simply, annoying to really harmful and hazardous to your general and dental health. Saliva is needed to help with breaking down your food for digestion, for appreciating the taste of your food and for neutralizing acids produced by bacteria that cause decay.  Learn […]
June 2, 2018

How Foods and Drinks Affect Your Teeth

Did you know that you could be giving yourself tooth decay by what you are drinking each day? Some patients know that certain foods can increase your risk for tooth decay, but they may not realize that drinks can do the same thing. Anything with sugar in it has the potential to cause your teeth decay. This decay is known […]
May 23, 2018

Are Fluoride Treatments Important?

You may have heard of fluoride before, but how important is it for healthy teeth? For most people, it’s very important. Professional fluoride treatments only take a few minutes and come in the forms of solution, foam, varnish, or gel. There are also treatments at home that you can do to strengthen your smile. Dentists have used fluoride treatments in-office […]
May 17, 2018

How to Fix Badly Damaged Teeth

What can you do to fix badly damaged teeth? In centuries past, the tooth would have to be pulled. Luckily, we live in a day and age where we have advanced dental procedures to fix your damaged teeth and make your smile beautiful. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we have many treatment options that help repair your teeth after a dental […]
May 16, 2018

Cleaning Your Teeth with Braces

Over 4 million people wear braces every single year. Many of those braces wearers have traditional metal braces. However, others have ceramic braces, lingual braces and Invisalign treatment. Receiving orthodontic treatment is great for your smile and can reduce your risk for tooth decay. However, the teeth are also harder to clean during this time, which can actually lead to […]
May 13, 2018

Can Your Drinks Hurt Your Teeth

What You Drink Can Have an Adverse Effect on Your Teeth Most of us are careful about the amount of sugar we consume and know to avoid candy, cookies and other sweets, but did you know that sugar in ANY form is harmful to tooth enamel?  In fact, sugary drinks, soda, citrus juices, and even sparkling water can have more […]
May 5, 2018

The Difference Between Dentistry and Orthodontics

Dentistry and orthodontics are both professions that deal with the teeth. However, a dentist and an orthodontist are not the same. Both dentistry and orthodontics require similar training, but an orthodontist must go through years more of schooling because they do different work. If you have a dental emergency or problems related to tooth decay, you want to see a […]
April 19, 2018

How To Treat Erosive Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is an inflammatory condition which can affect the skin and the inner lining of the mouth. The cause for this condition is unknown, though it is believed that it could be a result of the immune system attacking the body. Erosive lichen planus is one type of this condition that occurs in the mouth, creating painful red sores […]
April 17, 2018

Prevent Tooth Decay – Keep Your Mouth Clean!

The fight against tooth decay is real and worthwhile!  We all know that bathing regularly helps keep us smelling good, feeling good and overall more healthy. Staying clean can literally boost your immune system and prevent you from contracting many illnesses and diseases. Keeping your mouth clean and free from tooth decay, has many health benefits that you might not […]
April 12, 2018

What Can Help Your Oral Health?

As you probably know, your teeth are extremely important to the health of your mouth, but did you know that they’re also very important to the health of your body? You also know that your teeth play an important role in chewing and speaking. But, do you know what your teeth are made up of or what you could do […]
April 6, 2018

Pregnancy Gingivitis and Your Oral Health

Pregnancy brings an onslaught of bodily changes–some welcome, some not so welcome like pregnancy gingivitis.  Unfortunately, your mouth is not immune to some of the oral health risks pregnancy can bring. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk for developing oral health problems like gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (gum disease).  As a result of changes in […]
April 5, 2018

Winter Dry Mouth Tips and Treatments

Winter dry mouth is a common result of the cold, dry winter air that leeches moisture out of everything. Winter weather also is a season of colds and stuffy noses that cause you to breathe more through your mouth also leading to dry mouth symptoms and struggles. Dry mouth increases your risk for tooth decay and dental infections. Try these […]
March 27, 2018

What to Do if You Cut Your Cheek?

Have you ever injured your gums, lips, cheeks, or lips—which are accumulatively referred to as soft tissue? As you probably know, if you fall or accidentally bite any of the soft tissue in your mouth, you could end up with a cut in your mouth. If this happens to you—or to a loved one—what would you do? Unfortunately, soft tissue […]
March 24, 2018

Fixing Infant Lip and Tongue Ties

Approximately 10 percent of babies are born with tongue tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. or lip tie (sometimes both) which affects a tongue’s range of motion and can hinder an infant’s nursing ability and, later, speech development. “Tongue-tie can also affect the way a child eats, speaks and swallows.  Sometimes tongue-tie […]