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The Difference between a Dentist and an Oral Surgeon.

A beautiful smile and good oral hygiene are two things people notice when meeting someone for the first time. A healthy smile can instill confidence in someone and lead others to make positive assumptions about them. Sometimes the journey toward a healthy smile requires an oral surgeon. At HollowBrook Dental, our goal is to help …

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What is Periodontal Maintenance vs Regular Cleanings

You may have glanced at a bill from your dentist and found 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 these two dental procedures. What is periodontal maintenance? Periodontal maintenance is a …

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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

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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Common Signs you Grind your Teeth

It’s easy to joke about stressful situations that make you want to tell people that “you’re ready to start grinding your teeth” but doing the painful act isn’t amusing at all—especially when you’re not even aware that it’s taking place. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 8 percent of adults grind their teeth at night, …

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