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Oct 30

The Hidden Sugars In Our Food

WHEN WE THINK OF SUGARY FOOD, we usually picture things like candy, cake, pie, ice cream, and soda, but there is sugar hiding in many of the foods we buy at the grocery store — even foods we don’t think of as sweet! This is bad news for our oral health, because the harmful bacteria […]

Oct 25

Time’s Running Out On Insurance Benefits!

ANOTHER YEAR IS COMING to a close, and that means another year of insurance benefits is about to expire. If you haven’t taken advantage of your dental insurance yet, that’s okay, but the year is almost over, so the time to use them is now. To help you prepare, we’ve put together some information about how […]

Oct 16

Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

HALLOWEEN IS ONE OF the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and it’s almost here! This holiday sees kids, teens, and even adults consuming far more sugar than they would any other time, coming in second only to Easter. The problem with this is that sugar is the favorite food of the harmful bacteria […]

Oct 10

In Case Of Dental Emergency

WHEN WE THINK OF an emergency, we probably don’t imagine it could have something to do with our teeth. However, any chip, crack, or toothache should be treated as a priority, because even if they seem like minor issues, they can lead to much worse (and more expensive) problems down the line. Know Where To […]

Sep 25

Side-Effects: Medications And Oral Health

MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE things none of us ask for but many of us have, and with medical problems come medications. Unfortunately, along with medications come side-effects, and these often have a negative impact on oral health. The Delicate Balance Of Our Mouths Our oral health does best when our mouths can stay close to a […]

Mar 26

The Different Types Of Teeth

YOU’VE PROBABLY NOTICED that your teeth aren’t all the same shape, but do you know the reason? Humans have four different types of teeth, and they each serve specific purposes, both in helping us chew and in giving us our beautiful smiles! Types Of Teeth And What They Do The reason we need so many […]

Mar 9

Saving your memory through taking care of your teeth.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and their causes have been associated with many things, including genetics and diet but now a new study shows that keeping more of your teeth can reduce your risk of dementia by over 50%!

Feb 14

The Big Scoop On Tooth Sensitivity

BACK IN THE GOOD old days before the 1930s, toothbrush bristles were made of animal hair. We’re pretty happy to live in the era of nylon bristles, but how can we tell which toothbrush will be best for our teeth and gums? How hard should the bristles be? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones? Soft Versus […]

Jun 9

Teeth Are An Important Part Of Digestion

CHEWING IS THE FIRST STEP in digestion! But chewing our food only enough to swallow it down doesn’t count. If you’re rushing proper chewing—especially if it’s due to dental distress—you’re robbing yourself of some important benefits! At Arbor Dental Group our goal is to help you understand that your teeth are more then just aesthetics, […]

May 26

Smile-Friendly Breakfast Secrets

BREAKFAST MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT meal of the day, but for many of us it’s also the most unhealthy. A bad breakfast is not only bad for our teeth, but makes us feel sluggish before we even get out the door—setting us on a track for unhealthy choices throughout the day. How Often Do […]

Jan 20

Make Oral Health Your Resolution

Every New Year, many of us make changes that we hope will improve our lives, celebrate moments, or help us be our best selves. Many of those changes– AKA, resolutions– can be big! Lose 50 pounds? Ask for that raise? Sell everything and start a farm? Those can be some pretty life-changing resolutions. But there’s […]

Dec 19

Westminster Periodontal Care at Arbor Dental Group

At Arbor Dental Group, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional periodontal care. Periodontal care is essential for optimal oral health, and is becoming increasingly linked with systemic health (for instance, cardiovascular health). While periodontal care is critical, we find not all patients fully understand its role. Many view oral health as a matter of tooth-brushing– […]

Nov 24

Tips for a Tooth-Healthy Thanksgiving

Let’s be honest. A big part of Thanksgiving is… eating! Whether sneaking a bite in the kitchen, munching on hors doeuvres while waiting for the turkey, sitting down with family for the Thanksgiving feast, or chowing down on football snacks and watching replays– eating is a major Thanksgiving event. The problem with so much eating, from […]

Sep 23

Drugs That Treat Depression May Harm Dental Implants

Increasingly, health care workers and scientists are learning how connected oral health is to the rest of the body; the growing body of research on the correlation between heart health and gum disease is just one example. Now a new study has shown a connection between medication and dental implants. New study examines the SSRI/dental […]

Aug 13

Welcoming Pediatric Patients to a Lifetime of Oral Health!

Arbor Dental Group gets kids. In fact, though you might be fooled by their calm demeanor, Drs. Lopez, Skinner, Cardon, and Housewright each have 3-4 children of their own. They may act like they didn’t listen to oboe lessons for 3 hours yesterday or spend all weekend at soccer games, but we know better! At […]

May 1

Are You at Risk for Tooth Loss?

Do you find yourself fretting about the idea of one day having to wear dentures? Does the thought of spending hours in the dental chair undergoing uncomfortable oral procedures for dental implants give you goose bumps? If you worry about one day losing your teeth, take heart. While tooth loss ranks as a common problem […]

Jan 30

Lighten Up Your Super Bowl Snacks

The Super Bowl is only a few days away, and it’s time to get the snack table ready for guests. While traditional Super Bowl party foods are high in fat, grease and calories, there are ways to make them easier on your teeth and your waistline. The dentists in Westminster, Colorado and their team at […]

Sep 5

Pregnancy and Periodontal Health

Most women know that it is key to maintain a healthy lifestyle when pregnant, both for their own sake and for that of their baby. Now, an American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) study has indicated that women with periodontal disease could be at risk for pre-term births or delivering […]

Aug 21

The Best Foods To Eat For Your Teeth

What you eat and drink may have a huge impact on the health of your teeth. Many people know that sugar and acids are bad for your teeth, but what about foods that can be beneficial to your teeth?  Foods that stimulate saliva, provide minerals and vitamins top our list of the best things to […]

Jul 31

Simple Steps Towards a Better Smile

When it comes to your overall health, it can be easy to overlook the importance of your oral health. In addition to helping you eat, speak, and smile, the health of your teeth and gums plays an important role in determining your self-esteem and in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Without taking care of […]