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Is Fluoride Important to Dental Health?

Fluoride is a mineral found in your bones and teeth. Fluoride is naturally present in water, however many communities add fluoride to their water system to achieve a level recommended to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride has been shown to protect teeth against cavities. The American Dental Association reports every dollar invested in water fluoridation saves over $38 …

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Periodontics

What is Periodontal Maintenance vs Regular Cleanings

You may have glanced at a bill from your dentist and seen a big difference between the cost of periodontal maintenance and a regular cleaning. At HollowBrook Dental, your Colorado Springs dentist, we are sometimes asked about this, so we decided to explain about these two different types of dental procedures. What is periodontal maintenance? …

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Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

In an effort to save money and speed the process of straightening teeth, people are frequently turning to at-home teeth straightening kits and treatments that they order online. As a 2017 ABC News article reports, 13 percent of the members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) report repairing damage from patients who have used these do-it-yourself …

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What is a Deep Cleaning and Why Would I Need One?

What is a Deep Cleaning and Why Would I Need One?

In an effort to save money and speed the process of straightening teeth, people are frequently turning to at-home teeth straightening kits and treatments that they order online. As a 2017 ABC News article reports, 13 percent of the members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) report repairing damage from patients who have used these do-it-yourself …

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Dental X-Rays: What do they do and how often do I need them?

In an effort to save money and speed the process of straightening teeth, people are frequently turning to at-home teeth straightening kits and treatments that they order online. As a 2017 ABC News article reports, 13 percent of the members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) report repairing damage from patients who have used these do-it-yourself …

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6 Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

6 Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

Almost all toothbrushes these days are manufactured with plastic handles and nylon bristles, which can be effective at removing food particles and bacteria, while also being relatively benign toward the teeth themselves. The difference between a manual toothbrush and an electric one is that the brushing motion required for cleaning teeth is generated automatically by …

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