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 »

Discover Your Smile with Endodontic Treatments

Through the use of endodontic treatments such as root canals, it may be possible for endodontists to save damaged or broken teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted. Furthermore, they can use endodontic surgeries to repair damaged pulps by extracting the pulp without destroying the tooth. Root canal therapy is one procedure involved in… Read more »

Chronic Periodontal Disease Can Contribute to Systemic Inflammation

Poor oral hygiene habits can leave residual food material, bacterial deposits, and plaque buildup in your mouth. If these substances are not removed in a reasonable amount of time they can harden into bacterial calculus, which is known to promote periodontal disease. This typically starts out as the gum inflammation of gingivitis. Initial symptoms can… Read more »

Why You Should Think Twice About Oral Piercings

Even though oral piercings are more common now than ever before, there are still risks to your oral health when pursuing this cosmetic body alteration. Today we would like to provide you with some food for thought about why you might want to think twice about having one. The problem is your mouth houses millions… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Necessary to Prevent Further Tooth Loss Complications

When a tooth is lost to a severe cavity, oral trauma, or required a treatment based extraction, the void left in your mouth can cause a host of various complications. Beyond the simple decrease in your oral function, you might also experience changes in your smile’s appearance and the clarity of your speech. As time… Read more »