Crossroads Dental Blog
Commonly Asked Questions about Dental Implants
Are you considering replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants? Make sure you’re armed with the correct information moving forward. To help educate you about your options, Dr. Amy Farmer of Crossroads Dental in Longmont, CO answers commonly asked questions about dental implants here.
Is Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth?
Do you enjoy the indulgent fizz of sparkling water, but worry about the effects of carbonation on your teeth? Are you drawn to the calorie-free effervescence of a can of La Croix or Pellegrino, but don’t want to put yourself at risk of cavities? Dr. Amy Farmer, a dentist serving Longmont and the surrounding Colorado areas, reveals what you should know about sipping sparkling water in this post.
What to Do about a Cracked Tooth
Perhaps you slipped on some ice and broke one of your front teeth. Or maybe you were chewing on a piece of hard candy and heard a cracking noise. No matter the circumstances, breaking or cracking a tooth can be scary. Luckily, with the help of Longmont dentist Amy Farmer, your tooth and smile can be restored to its former glory.
Am I Too Old for Braces?
Truth be told, no one is too old for braces. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, and the process is virtually the same in adults as it is children or teenagers. In fact, orthodontic treatment can be especially rewarding for adults that have spent a good portion of their lives feeling embarrassed of crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth.
Depending on your personal preferences, you may eschew traditional braces in favor of another orthodontic system like ClearCorrect or Bioliner, which use invisible aligners to gently straighten teeth. Here, Longmont dentist Dr. Amy Farmer shares what you should know about your options.
What Should I Do If I Have Bad Breath?
Bad breath is one of the most embarrassing health conditions to have — and unfortunately, it’s quite common. If your breath is sour or smelly, you need the help of a trusted dentist like Dr. Amy Farmer, who can identify the source of the problem and select the most appropriate course of treatment.
Electric vs. Traditional Toothbrushes
The best type of toothbrush is the one you are most likely to use. Whether you select a traditional manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, rest assured that both types can help you maintain optimal oral health.
Although both are effective, they have their own sets of pros and cons. Read on as Longmont dentist Amy Farmer breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of manual and electric toothbrushes.
How Stress Affects Your Health
Stress can come from a variety of different sources and impact many aspects of your health. Stress from work, driving in traffic, and other causes can contribute to both minor health conditions and serious diseases.
What Are Some Signs I Should See a Dentist?
According to a poll conducted by Gallup, one in three American adults do not visit the dentist every year. Failure to see the dentist can have serious dental and overall health consequences. Aside from routine dental checkups (which should occur every six months) there are several other instances that merit a visit to the dentist. In this blog post, Dr. Amy Farmer from Crossroads Dental of Longmont shares three telltale signs of when it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
What Can I Do about Sensitive Teeth?
Tooth sensitivity is not only painful but can also interfere with your daily life. You may find yourself avoiding certain foods or even refraining from smiling to prevent air from reaching and hurting your sensitive teeth. If you experience tooth sensitivity, don’t fret. Dr. Amy Farmer, a cosmetic dentist in Longmont, CO, is here to help with a few strategies and tips.
Non-Dairy, Calcium-Rich Foods
Calcium has long been known as a key nutrient for good oral health as it strengthens tooth enamel (the tooth’s outer shell), which in turn protects against cavities and decay. Many people get their daily dose of calcium via dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese. But what if you are vegetarian/vegan, lactose intolerant or simply do not like dairy products?