Dental Select to be Closed on Presidents Day

On February 18th, 2019, Dental Select will close its offices to observe the Presidents Day holiday. Our offices will reopen on February 19th, 2019 at 8 am Mountain Standard Time.  

teeth grinding

What You Need to Know About Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, occurs most often in your sleep. It’s important to be aware that grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw regularly can wreak havoc on your oral health. Without addressing the problem early on, it can damage your teeth and increase risk of development temporomandibular joint (TMJ). As bruxism weakens… Read more »

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Benefits of Wearing a Mouth Guard

Play sports? You may want to consider wearing a mouth guard. Do you or your children participate in sports? Then read on. As an athlete or a parent, you’ve probably heard about mouth guards, the flexible piece of plastic you can wear over your teeth. But a mouth guard is more than next year’s fashion… Read more »

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Sparkling Water

Is Sparkling Water Bad For Your Teeth?

Is the satisfying fizz of your favorite sparkling water putting you at risk for tooth decay? Any drink with carbonation—including sparkling water—has a higher acid level. Some reports have questioned whether sipping sparkling water will weaken your tooth enamel (the hard outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form). So, Is Sparkling Water Affecting… Read more »

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Children’s Dental Health Quiz: True or False?

When it comes to young children, many parents unintentionally fall short with their oral hygiene simply because they aren’t aware of the current recommendations. And with tooth decay in youngsters on the rise, children’s dental habits are more important than ever. Test your knowledge below by answering true or false. Are you making common mistakes… Read more »

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Stop Neglecting Your Mouth: Tips for Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums are common, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. If your gums are swollen, red or bleeding, this could be a sign of gingivitis or gum disease. For proper treatment and diagnosis, you should first visit your dentist. Your dentist will provide proper examination and follow up with a treatment plan that’s… Read more »

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5 Ways Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health

Tooth decay affects more than 96% of Americans by the time adults turn 65. It is also the most chronic childhood disease in America. You may already be aware that an estimated 70% of seniors ages 65 and older experience gum disease, but did you know the condition of your teeth and gums can significantly… Read more »

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Special Needs

Planning Ahead for Patients with Special Needs

When it comes to dental exams and procedures, patients with special needs may require a little extra care and planning. Although most dentists can accommodate for special needs, there are things you can both consider to help plan ahead for your patient’s appointment. To help you get started, we’ve put together a checklist of things… Read more »

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Flossing tips

5 Tips for Better Flossing

We’ve already established that despite controversial news, flossing should still be incorporated into your daily oral care routine. But we know that sometimes, flossing can be tricky. That’s why we are sharing our five favorite tips to help your flossing become easier and more effective: 1). Use a good amount of floss so that you… Read more »

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Mouthwash

Should You Be Using Mouthwash?

Q: Should I Be Using Mouthwash? A: Mouthwash, also called mouthrinse, can be a great addition to your oral care routine. Traditionally, mouthwashes have been used to help reduce bad breath. However, only some types of mouthwash can help reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Whichever type you choose, mouthwash should not replace… Read more »

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Is Sugar Free Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Here’s the short answer: it can be good for your teeth, but should never be a substitute for teeth brushing and flossing. You may have heard the claim that chewing sugar free gum can prevent categories. And while this is not entirely true, according to the ADA, studies show that chewing sugar free gum can… Read more »

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