Common Misconceptions Regarding Dental Cavities

It’s probably not surprising to learn that around 90% of the human population has suffered from a dental cavity at one point or another during their lives. However, we put a strong emphasis on patient education. If you know why cavities develop, how dentists treat them, and practice good oral hygiene, you’ll learn that cavities… Read more »

The Costs of Avoiding Dental Treatment

It’s common for someone to wake up with a minor toothache and simply ignore it. If the pain isn’t too intense or if money is tight, it can sometimes easier to pretend it’s fine. However, it’s important for you to know that any kind of dental disease will not get better on its own, it… Read more »

When to Replace Your Dentures

You may think that your dentures should last a lifetime, but this is only true for a lucky few. More often than not, dentures will need to be replaced or at least repaired every 5 years or so. This is why it’s important to know the signs that it’s time to have your dentures assessed… Read more »

How to Manage Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can go beyond just discomfort. Sensitive teeth can be so painful that they may begin to interfere with your everyday life. Teeth can become sensitive to sugary foods and candy, hot or cold temperatures, or even air passing over them. In most cases, tooth sensitivity occurs because of weakening of the enamel. Once… Read more »

Your Nail Biting Habit and Why You Should Quit

If you’re a chronic nail-biter, you’re not alone. It is a very common habit, often having begun in childhood, and is notoriously difficult to quit. However, it’s not just your nails that are damaged by your nail-biting habit. Your teeth can also suffer damage as well. While some people naturally outgrow their nail-biting habit, most… Read more »

Kids and Caffeine

Kids are drinking less and less soda with every passing year, which is great news! However, even though kids are drinking less soda, they’re ingesting increasing amounts of caffeine. In fact, around 75% of U.S. kids are consuming some form of caffeine every day. This can be blamed on increased coffee consumption among children as… Read more »

Mistakes to Avoid When Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth seems simple enough, but there are actually a few ways you can seriously damage your oral health. There are a few common mistakes that people make when brushing their teeth and here at Durango Dentistry, we want to make sure all of our patients are aware of these mistakes and know how… Read more »

Why Women May Be More Likely to Suffer from Dry Mouth

It may surprise you to learn that women who are going through menopause are much more likely to suffer from dry mouth than at any other point in their lives. Dry mouth can cause dental problems, which is why women in menopause are also at a higher risk for gum disease. Saliva helps to keep… Read more »

Surprising Health Benefits of Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to discuss the health benefits of chocolate! Valentine’s Day sees around $1 billion spent on chocolate every single year. It may surprise you, but chocolate is actually one of the few dentist-approved sweet treats. Obviously, you should still practice moderation, but chocolate is preferable to the stickier candies such… Read more »

Why Did My Dental Filling Stop Working?

A dental filling is designed to endure several years of use, especially if it receives proper care, but it will eventually wear down and need to be replaced. However, harmful oral conditions can cause a dental filling to deteriorate prematurely, and we encourage you to be aware of the risks to your dental filling, such… Read more »