There is an abundance of information and advice on proper oral care. Unfortunately, in your search, you will encounter an array of myths and misconceptions. This can lead to complications in your oral health. The team at HollowBrook Dental in Colorado Springs is committed to ensuring the best oral health for our patients. That is why we […]
You might be surprised to learn that the average American between the ages of 20 and 64 has seven teeth missing from their mouth. This is unfortunate, because missing teeth can lead to a whole host of oral issues, as well as impacting your general health. In most cases, the loss of teeth is a
The ADA recognizes that state governments and state dental associations may be best positioned to recommend to the dentists in their regions the about of time to keep their dental offices closed to all but emergency care. This is fluid situation and those closest to the issue may best understand the local challenges being faced.
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
When we ask you how you are, we don’t always want to hear “just fine, thanks.” We’re interested in how your mouth and jaw are feeling. Are you experiencing toothaches or jaw pain? Any tenderness or bleeding? Any sores? Sharing these painful symptoms when you’re visiting a dentist is actually a good thing; none of
Oral cancer can occur in any of the components that make up the mouth (the oral cavity). Approximately 90% of oral cancers are a type called squamous cell carcinomas. About 91,200 people are living with oral cancer in the US, and approximately 37,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. The good news is, when detected
Most people who grind their teeth don’t realize that they’re doing it. This is a common problem caused primarily by stress, anxiety, TMD, or an abnormal bite. Fortunately, wearing a night guard is an easy solution. It prevents you from grinding your teeth as you sleep and reduces symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and oral
Establishing good dental habits early on helps children maintain oral health for life. As a parent, you can use children’s natural tendencies to help them actually enjoy brushing their teeth. Kids love to play and have fun, and they take pride in doing important tasks “on their own.” Creating an enjoyable daily habit for your kids is
Ah, the holidays! Warm scarves, a crackling fire…and countless sugary treats that can cause can dental pain and cavities if you don’t take proper care of your mouth. This holiday season, practice some preventative dentistry strategies to prevent a cavity, root canal, or crown. PACK YOUR TOOTHBRUSH Holidays often mean traveling to see family and friends.
It’s no secret that healthy gums are essential for healthy teeth. You may be surprised to learn, however, that gum health also influences your overall health. Gum disease can rob you of your ability to enjoy your food and make it difficult to receive adequate nutrition. Tooth loss from gum disease can ruin your smile,