OraCare- Why we recommend it!

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Always wonder what dental professionals use at home? We get asked this all the time and for good reason! We have access and knowledge about the best stuff on the market! OraCare is the mouth rinse we recommend to anyone who is looking to upgrade their homecare. The reason we especially love OraCare at the moment? It’s been proven to … Read More

Drink Water!

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It doesn’t matter if your glass is half-empty or half-full: Drinking water is always good for your health. Our bodies are made of 60% water, and staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow and keeps your muscles moving. Sipping water is also one of the best things you can … Read More

Our COVID-19 Response

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Wow! We have had the office closed for over six weeks and probably won’t be opening for another three, and even then, it will be at a greatly reduced patient flow. It’s scary and has been a time for reflection about how we can best serve our patients not only during a worldwide pandemic but also going forward. We truly … Read More

Our CEREC Machine

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Have you ever been curious about your crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays or other dental implants and where they come from? Or how they are made? We do things a little differently in our office when it comes to making crowns. Our patients love our CEREC machine and consistently hear how amazed they are with the ease of the whole … Read More

Breathing and Sleeping- It all starts with the tongue!

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Myofunctional Therapy The relationship between the muscles in your face, mouth and throat should be working in harmony. When these muscles do their job, they allow you to breath, swallow, chew, speak and move easily and painlessly. Sometimes for people these muscles don’t always work so easily together, Myofunctional Therapy seeks to correct any muscle disorders in the face, neck, … Read More

5 Things Your Dentist Wants You To Know Before Your Appointment

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You’re barreling through a busy week and probably haven’t given much thought to your next dentist appointment. But these simple suggestions will help you save time while also putting your mind at ease about any issues you’re concerned about. Here are five things your dentist would like you know before you come in: 1) If you’ve had X-rays taken recently … Read More

Laser Frenectomy: What You Need to Know

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A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes or loosens a band of muscle tissue called a frenum, which is  connected to the lip, cheek or floor of the mouth to allow for better range of motion. It is usually performed under local anesthetic and heals easily. Tight Frenum attachments can affect people of all ages.  Abnormal frenum attachments, also … Read More

Gummy Smile

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Are you satisfied with your smile? Do you tend to show a lot of pink when you smile? Do your teeth appear short or stubby? Does it make you self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Did you know there’s a fast and effective way to improve a “gummy smile”? It’s true! It’s called laser contouring and it can be … Read More

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry!

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Dental lasers are an exciting aspect of our practice here at Crested Butte Family Dental! Lasers have been used in dentistry since the early 90’s, and the technology has been continuously improved and expanded. They can make many treatment procedures more comfortable and efficient. Here are just some of the treatment procedures we use the laser for: Treating Gum Disease … Read More