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

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