Crossroads Dental Blog
Not Seeing Results with OTC Teeth Whiteners? Here’s Why
There are countless OTC teeth whiteners on the shelves these days that promise to help you achieve a whiter smile after a few at-home applications. Unfortunately, these products cannot guarantee the same long-lasting results your dentist can offer. Below, Longmont, Colorado dentist Dr. Amy Farmer discusses why you should leave the OTC teeth whiteners behind and turn to your dentist for a more effective procedure.
Are Floss Picks Better than Regular Floss?
Flossing should be an essential component of everyone’s oral hygiene routine. Dr. Amy Farmer, a dentist in Longmont, encourages her patients to floss at least once a day, every day. Several of our patients have inquired about the effectiveness of different types of floss — some want to know if regular floss is more or less effective than floss picks. Dr. Farmer addresses that query below.
Dental Implants versus Bridges: Pros and Cons
Most dentists agree that the best way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental bridge or a dental implant. To decide what is right for you, it’s important to think through the pros and cons of each option. Read on as Longmont dentist Amy Farmer explains the factors you should consider when making this decision.
Veneers: A Versatile Cosmetic Dentistry Option
If cosmetic imperfections are holding you back from feeling confident in your smile, Dr. Amy Farmer encourages you to consider treatment with porcelain veneers. The wafer thin pieces of porcelain have the ability to change the shape, size, color or alignment of one or several teeth. Here, Dr. Farmer discusses how she uses porcelain veneers to address various cosmetic concerns.
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.