Monday, December 31, 2012 0 comments

Happy New Years Eve!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 0 comments

Happy Holiday's

Friday, December 7, 2012 0 comments

Remember Pearl Harbor

Thursday, December 6, 2012 0 comments

Oral Cancer Kills

30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year and 9,000 people die.  Oral cancer is more common than leukemia, skin melanoma, Hodgkin's disease and cancers of the brain, liver, thyroid, stomach, ovaries & cervix. 

If you find something in your mouth get it checked out!

Call us to schedule, 970-668-1029

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 0 comments

Taking Care of your Gums can help your baby

It is estimated that 18% of the 250,000 premature babies born in the US each year may be attributed to infectious oral disease. 

Call to schedule, 970-668-1029

Thursday, November 29, 2012 0 comments

Do you brush correctly?

These are the most common mistakes, make sure you don't make them:
  • rinsing the mouth after brushing (so losing the protective fluoride we get from toothpaste)
  • brushing only once per day
  • not using a circular action with the brush
  • missing some teeth
  • not brushing for long enough
  • not brushing the area where the teeth meet the gums effectively

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 0 comments

Brushing After Meals?

Even though we have all been taught this is the proper thing to do, if you brush too close after your meal you can be doing more damage than good.

Brushing within half an hour of eating a meal or drinking a cup of coffee could ensure your teeth suffer worse damage. 

After drinking soda or acidic drinks, the acid burns into the enamel of your teeth - and the layer below the enamel, called 'dentin'.

Brushing at the 'wrong' time - particularly within 20 minutes of finishing a meal - can drive the acid deeper into your teeth, corroding them far faster than they would have rotted by themselves.

Friday, November 23, 2012 0 comments

I would know if I had gum disease

Millions of people don't know they have gum disease!

Don't just assume that your dentist will tell you.  Having an active role in your dental health will save you in the long run. 

If you think you may have gum disease call us to schedule, 970-668-1029, and find our for sure.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 0 comments

Sharks don't need toothpaste

Did you know the outside of shark teeth is made up of fluoride, the active component of most toothpaste?

Although human teeth are covered in a different mineral, both shark and human teeth are equally hard.  Researchers already knew sharks never get cavities, and are able to replace their teeth multiple times throughout their lives.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 0 comments

Helping your Acid Reflux will help your teeth

Acid Reflux can be affecting more than just your stomach.  Studies show that Acid Reflux can be damaging your teeth. 

If you are seeing more sensitivity call us to have it checked out

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 0 comments

Tea Tree Oil & it's many uses

Tea tree oil can actually be used to help stop bad breath. Many toothpastes and oral products use tea tree oil in their formulas. Sometimes it is even used in mouthwash and other solutions for stopping bad breath. 
Why is tea tree oil used in halting halitosis? Well, it has antifungal and antiseptic qualities meaning that it can kill fungi and bacteria that feed on food particles left in the mouth. The antiseptic property is mainly what makes it effective for preventing bad breath. 
Studies have shown that tea tree oil being used for bad breath is safe, since it is a 100% natural product. It is environmentally friendly since it is obtained from a renewable natural resource, and the tea trees are not disturbed and are allowed to survive.

However, there are unfavorable effects of tea tree oil for halitosis, and researchers recommend that you should go to the dentist and have a professional decide if tea tree oil would be appropriate for you to use to combat bad breath. Tea tree oil may not totally get rid of plague, and it can also cause allergies, even if the chance of this occurring is low. It may possibly alter hormone levels or cause allergic reactions.   Reactions are common with pure tea tree oil, so it is usually diluted when used;  however, it can also cause irritation when diluted.    It also should not be used if one is pregnant or breastfeeding.
As with anything, caution should be taken when using tea tree oil. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012 0 comments

Remember our Vetrans Today

Thursday, November 8, 2012 0 comments

Smoking and your Gums

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 0 comments

Today is Election Day

Sunday, November 4, 2012 0 comments

End of Daylight Savings

Thursday, November 1, 2012 0 comments

Crowns for Baby Teeth

I was surprised to hear that crowning baby teeth is a very common practice. 

The dentist might recommend a crown on a baby tooth because they will need it to properly chew their food, allow them to speak normally and help maintain space in their gums for his permanent teeth to erupt.

A crown can help stop the spread of dental decay as well. There are three types of crowns your toddler's dentist might use. Strip crowns are made from plastic and cover the entire tooth. Open-faced steel crowns are made with stainless steel and also cover the entire tooth. Veneered steel crowns are tooth-colored and cover the front of a tooth. The type of crown your toddler will need depends on the severity of his oral problems.

Lesson those baby teeth and take care of any decay as soon as you are aware of it.  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 0 comments

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 0 comments

Seaweed better than toothpaste?

Microbes found on seaweed could provide an unexpected weapon in the fight against tooth decay, scientists have said.

They used an enzyme isolated from the marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis which they were originally researching for cleaning ships’ hulls.

Newcastle University scientists claim that the enzyme can 'cut through' plaque on teeth and clean hard-to-reach areas.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 0 comments

Help stop your child's tooth decay

A major  risk factors for early childhood tooth decay is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids, such as fruit juice, milk or formula, which all contain sugar.  Tooth decay can occur very rapidly when a baby is put to bed with a bottle or sippy cup.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 0 comments

True or False....

Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, you can treat it with antibiotics


Research shows that antibiotics can be helpful in treating the disease 
but antibiotics alone will not cure your periodontal disease. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012 0 comments

Did you know...

The employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work 
each year due to oral health problems

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 0 comments

Do you grind or clench your teeth?

If you do, call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Broten
to get outfitted for a dental night guard

Call to schedule...970-668-1029

Thursday, October 11, 2012 0 comments

True or False...

Treatment for Gum Disease is painful


Come and see us for a free LANAP consult, where Dr. Broten can explain
our painless Laser gum surgery. 

Call to schedule...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 0 comments

Want to increase your lifespan?

Regular check ups, clean teeth and a healthy mouth could increase lifespan and lead to early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a range of diseases from anaemia to heart problems.

Monday, October 8, 2012 0 comments

Happy Columbus Day!

Thursday, October 4, 2012 0 comments

Brushing is Good for your Lung Health

A recent study that came out of Yale University states that the health of your mouth can affect your lung health and the chances of getting pneumonia.

The team followed 37 subjects over a month. They found patients on ventilators who developed pneumonia had experienced a significant shift in the 'bacterial composition' in their mouths beforehand.

Another good reason to take care of the health of your mouth

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 0 comments

Do you have Dry Mouth?

Do you have Dry Mouth?  
If you do and it is left untreated it can lead to serious dental issues.  

Drinking water may relieve your symptoms temporarily but 
our natural saliva is the only sure-fire way to protect our teeth.

Here are a few suggestions to help:
1.  Mouth spray - These can range from $4-$10.  Look for sprays that have the Salivary LP3 Enzyme System made of three beneficial bio-active enzymes found naturally in saliva.

2.  Daily Cleaning - Make sure to use toothpaste that is SLS and alcohol free.

3.  Chew Gum - Remember gum that contains Xylitol are the best for your teeth

If none of these suggestions help, call our office with an appointment with Dr. Broten

Thursday, September 27, 2012 0 comments

How to Use Vanish Varnish

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 0 comments

Do you know the #1 Childhood Chronic Disease

Can you believe it's Tooth Decay? 

Pediatric dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma
 and 7 times more common than hay fever?

Left untreated, pediatric dental disease can lead to malnourished, bacterial infections, required emergency surgery, and even death. Dental disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, poor pregnancy outcomes, and dementia.

America's Toothfairy wants you to Watch the video below:

Thursday, September 20, 2012 0 comments

Energy & Sports Drinks will damage your teeth

A new study published in the journal General Dentistry found that energy and sports drinks contain so much acid that they start destroying teeth after only five days of consistent use. Thirty to 50 percent of American teens use energy drinks, the paper says, and up to 62 percent drink sports drinks at least once a day.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 0 comments

Do you overbrush?

Does your toothbrush look like the one on the left above?  If it does you may be over brushing.  

People who brush longer and harder than necessary not only fail to make their teeth cleaner but actually risk harming their teeth and gums.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 0 comments

Do you know how to choose a Toothbrush

Click on the image below to take the quiz:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 0 comments

Never Forget...

Monday, September 10, 2012 0 comments

5 Dental Tools you should have at home

Interdental Cleaners
These little brushes are great for kids with braces and adults where flossing isn't cutting it

 Tongue Scraper
This tool dislodges bacteria and fungus that have made a home on the surface of your tongue,
they can be a short term fix for bad breath also.
Mouth Mirror
Everyone has seen one of these.  They are very useful in showing areas you may be missing with routine brushing and flossing. Mirrors can also reveal discoloration or even the presence of cavities.

 Dental Plaque Staining Kit
Does anyone else remember these from school?  These little chewable tabs will
 leave a pink residue on any areas that you are missing when you brush.  

Toothbrush and Floss
This is something everyone should have at home already!

Sunday, September 9, 2012 0 comments

Today is Grandparents Day!

Thursday, September 6, 2012 0 comments

What can you do to strengthen your teeth in adulthood

1. Get enough fluoride - This can be accomplished by your drinking water, toothpaste, dental treatments or mouth rinses.  Water fluoridation has reduced tooth decay in the United States by 50 to 60 percent since World War II.

2.  Eat/Drink foods good for your teeth - Such as Green Tea, in Japan it was discovered that men who drank at least one cup of green tea a day were 19 percent less likely to lose teeth than those who didn't take their (green) tea time.

3.  Take Vitamins that are good for your teeth and gums -  Calcium, Vitamin D (to help absorb the calcium), Vitamin A & Vitamin C.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 0 comments

An apple a day....

So everyone knows the phrase "an apple a day keeps the Dr. away" but new research shows that an apple can be as harmful to your teeth as sweet treats or soda!  Dental experts are warning that the fruit should no longer be treated as snacks between meals because of its high level of sugar and acidity which erode teeth.

New breeds of apples that are appearing in stores are even known to have a 50% higher sugar content do to cross breeding of species. 

Monday, September 3, 2012 0 comments

Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 0 comments

Poor Brushing linked to Cancer

Everyone knows that you should brush, but did you know that taking better care of your mouth can potentially add years to your life?

Researchers found a link between high levels of dental plaque, or bacteria, and dying from cancer up to 13 years earlier than might otherwise be expected.

Another good reason to keep your dental visits up to date.  

To schedule give us a call....970-668-1029

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 0 comments

Worried about X-Rays?

Here at Frisco Dental, we use digital xrays! 
Reducing the worry, and making sure that you get the best diagnostic care
is very important to us.  The radiation released from our machines is the same
that you would get stepping in to the sun for a few minutes.

If you've been holding off come in and see us, 970-668-1029

Thursday, August 23, 2012 0 comments

Not happy with your smile?

A gummy smile is also a problem of many. No matter if you have perfect teeth, too much gum or an uneven gum line lets your teeth look short. Today the laser is the fix. Without pain the laser cuts the gum line within minutes.

Call us to schedule .... 970-668-1029

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 0 comments

Is Bad Breath a Problem for you?

Come in to speak with our Hygeniest if this is a problem for you. 
Chlorhexidine might be offered as another way to combat the bacteria in your mouth therefore taking care of your bad breath and helping to reduce swelling and redness of the gums and bleeding when you brush.

Call us to schedule....970-668-1029

Thursday, August 16, 2012 0 comments

Tower of Teeth

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 0 comments

Did you know?

Some people are born missing teeth?
The most common missing ones are the wisdom teeth.
The second most common is the lateral incisor, which is located next to the big front tooth.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 0 comments

Did you know

Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, but it can break easily when eating ice or popcorn.
Also wearing tongue and lip piercings teeth can chip.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 0 comments

Sour is just as bad as Sweet

                                     Sour candies, when tested, have a really low pH, nearing battery acid,
and can almost cause a melting effect on the tooth

Sunday, August 5, 2012 0 comments

Happy Friendship Day!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 0 comments

Did you know?

A Child’s tooth enamel isn’t mature until a decade after their teeth emerge

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