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Oral Health Issues You May Not Notice

August 15, 2016
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Posted By: Ken Cory, DMD
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Is it time for your next dental exam? Do you need a reliable, experienced dentist in Montrose, CO? At Mountain West Smiles, we welcome new patients of all ages to our dental family and look forward to providing you with the outstanding dental care you deserve.

Your Dental Cleaning & Exam

Dental exams are important! Unless you are very in-tune with your oral health, you may not notice when a dental condition arises. Many oral health conditions are silent until they are well advanced. Only then do common conditions such as gum disease and decay cause pain. By then, it could be too late to save your tooth.

Since enamel protects your teeth and is made of the hardest substance in your body, it does a great job of shielding your teeth from bacteria. Occasionally, however, bacteria can work its way through your enamel, often using the grooves of your teeth as a starting point. Your teeth contain layers. After the enamel is the more porous dentin layer that surrounds your blood vessels and nerve. In order for decay to cause pain, it would have to work its way into the third layer and even then you may not notice!

Gums can quickly decline due to neglect. Even missing a few professional dental cleanings or if you don’t do a great job of brushing your teeth for a few days can lead to early gum disease. Unless someone tells you that you have bad breath or you notice blood in the sink when you brush or floss, you may not even realize that this serious condition is affecting your health.

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Maintaining your regular dental exams is one of the best ways to protect your smile. Dr. Cory will look for these conditions so that we can treat them in the most manageable phase. This could save you both time and money.

If you need a dentist in Montrose, CO, look no further. You will notice the difference when you first visit our dental office.

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