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Common Dental Conditions and How to Treat Them

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Dental conditions are some of the most common diseases that Americans face today. The shocking truth is that most of them are preventable! Periodontal disease affects more than half of Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more than 95% of adults will suffer from dental caries (decay) at some point during their lifetimes.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that affects the health of your teeth and gums. Did you know that it can also cause complications with other conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory conditions, and even pregnancy? Since gum disease causes inflammation, it can affect nearly every other system in ...

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What to Expect at Your Dental Exam

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Patients avoid the dentist for a number of reasons. If it has been awhile since you have been to the dentist, you may be worried about your next exam and what Dr. Cory could find. Some patients even worry about being scolded or made to feel guilty because of the state of their dental health. At Mountain West Smiles, you never have to worry about being made to feel bad about your oral conditions. We will simply focus on helping restore good oral health and comfort for your smile.

Whether it has been only six months or it has been six years since your last dental exam, here is what you ...

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The Most Common Oral Health Conditions in Children

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Parents have a big responsibility when kids are young to get them to their pediatrician’s office for regular check-ups and vaccinations. It’s important to stay on schedule with your child’s medical treatment in order to help them stay healthy for a lifetime.

Common Oral Health Issues 

According to the Center for Disease Control, the most common childhood disease is dental caries, also known as decay. Unfortunately, dental care sometimes does not have the same high priority as medical care, though it can have a dramatic effect on the health of your child. At Mountain West Smiles, we believe that your oral health is an essential part of your overall health and approach ...

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Orthodontics for Adults

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Having crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth as an adult can make one feel insecure or uncomfortable, yet unsightly braces can be just as much of an unfavorable situation. Which is why Dr. Ken Cory at Mountain West Smiles offers his patients in the Montrose, CO area the Six Month Braces treatment. With Six Month Braces, older teens and adults can have a straighter, more attractive, smile in a fraction of the time. 

How do Six Month Braces Work?

Unlike with traditional braces, which use a metal wire that is tightened monthly, Six Month Braces utilizes a memory wire that will quickly and efficiently shift teeth into alignment. With this constant pressure, teeth ...

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Reducing Dental Anxiety for Your Child

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Going to the dentist can be a scary and overwhelming experience for many children, especially if they have never been to a dentist before and don’t know what to expect. Yet, there are several ways we can work together to help make their dental visits less stressful for both of you. Dr. Ken Cory has several years of experience treating children and families and can help your child feel more comfortable during their appointments. 

Preparing Your Child for the Dentist

  • Explain what will happen – One of the best ways you can prepare your child for their first visit to the dentist is to explain to them what will happen. Make sure ...

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Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

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For those who want a whiter, more beautiful smile, it can be overwhelming to try to find a product that will get you the results you want; especially since so many products say they whiten teeth, from chewing gum to over the counter gels. Yet, no over the counter whitening product will give you the same results in the same amount of time as in-office whitening procedures. At Mountain West Smiles Family and Implant Dentistry, we offer both in-office and at-home treatments so you can get the best results in a time that fits your schedule. 

Professional Whitening 

  • Safer product – Though most whitening products are safe to use whether they are ...

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Finding the Perfect Dentist for the Whole Family

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Most dentists say they provide services for you and your family, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they specialize in child dentistry. It takes more than just a degree in dentistry to be able to give children the best dental care. It can be overwhelming to try and sort through all the dentists in your area to find the right one for your family, but knowing what to look for can help. One of Mountain West Smiles most common services is to provide great care to families and children.

Choosing a Family Dentist

  • They make you feel comfortable – Your dental office should make you and your family feel comfortable. Especially if your ...

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