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November 9th 2019

Hero Day Our “Hero Day” is Nov 19th this year! Make sure you check out the event or give us a call for more details!

October 26th 2019

ZooBoo We’re so excited to be a sponsor and have a booth at this years ZooBoo event this Saturday the 26th! It’s going to be a great time! 🎃🦁 More details on the attached flyer! We hope to see some of our awesome patients and their families! 🎉

October 25th 2019

Pumpkin Carving Party! We really got in the spirit of the season and had an awesome Office Halloween / Pumpkin Carving Party last night! 🎃🔪 Our Jack-O-Lanterns are on display in the office now and our patients are voting on the best ones!

October 18th 2019

Pueblo West High School Stadium The West Mountain Dental Team touched down at Pueblo West Cyclones stadium and gave away 250 awesome PWHS Cyclones / West Mountain Dental draw string gift bags at the big game! We also launched some T-shirts at half-time. #gocyclones

October 15th 2019

Pueblo Bulls Hockey Game We had an absolute blast launching t-shirts at the Pueblo Bulls Hockey games this past weekend!!💥🏒🥅 The Bulls played amazing the whole weekend! We are super proud to be the official team dentist! 🙌 Thanks to everyone who showed up and special thanks to the Bulls for letting us come out! We will continue to launch awesome t-shirts at most of the home games! We hope to see you there!

October 14th 2019

Team Bowling Night! We had a ball at Team Bowling Night! 🎳 Some of our staff won some awesome and funny prizes! It was a great time! 🤟

Coffee and Your Teeth | Dentist in Pueblo West

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Coffee is well-known as hazardous to teeth, but there are things you can do besides cut it out completely. Here are some things our dentist in 81007 wants you to know about coffee’s effects on your oral health and diet, as well as how to mitigate them.

Contrary to popular belief, the pigments that give coffee its color can stain your teeth regardless of whether you take your coffee black or with cream. These pigments embed themselves in microscopic crevices and pits in your tooth enamel and are difficult to remove. To counteract this, don’t give the pigments time to set. When drinking coffee, drink quickly instead of sipping over a long period. Enjoy, then rinse your mouth with water to help neutralize the acid. In addition, following your recommended schedule of dental cleanings can help prevent stains. Teeth whitening can improve the color of your teeth if mild staining has started. Ask our doctor how best to keep your smile bright.

Coffee can have minor benefits for your nutrition, but there are also things to beware. Drinks that are high in dairy fat or sugar can add substantial calories, as well as contributing to the chance of tooth decay. Try making your own coffee at home, where you can control the ingredients used. Minimize your use of creamer and sugar, or try using non-fat or sugar-free substitutes.

Coffee can still be a healthy part of your life if you take some care to protect your teeth. For more tips or to schedule a professional cleaning, contact our Pueblo West dental office.

West Mountain Dental
Phone: (719) 547-8338
141 S Purcell Blvd., Suite 120
Pueblo West, CO 81007

Can You Inherit Oral Health Issues? | 81007 Dentist

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Most serious oral health issues can be prevented by maintaining an effective routine of dental hygiene and in-office care. However, you could be at higher risk for some oral illnesses due to hereditary factors. Awareness and proper treatment can help minimize these risks. Here are a few of the most common oral health concerns found by our dentist in 81007 that are affected by genetics.

Tooth decay - One of the most common oral issues, some tooth decay has been linked to a genetic deficiency of a protein called DEFB1. If your parents experienced an unusually high rate of tooth decay, then you may want to be more vigilant regarding your own dental care.

Oral cancer – Certain genetic factors can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. Our doctor recommends annual oral cancer screening for early identification and treatment. In addition, certain lifestyle choices, such as quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption, can help reduce your risk of oral cancer.

Periodontal disease – Recent research has found that some forms of gum disease may be linked to mutations in genes that affect immunity and inflammatory response. 

Misaligned or supernumerary (extra) teeth - Genetics can play a role in having misaligned or even extra teeth. The size of your jaw is determined mostly through heredity, and is the most common reason for an overbite, underbite, or dental crowding.

Canker sores – In most cases, canker sores are an isolated reaction to fatigue, stress, or menstrual cycles. However, there are certain inherited diseases that count canker sores among their symptoms. Crohn’s disease and Celiac sprue are two such conditions.

While you may not be able to avoid hereditary oral health issues entirely, we can help minimize or even reverse their effects with proper treatment and care. If you suffer from any of these inherited conditions, contact our dental office in Pueblo West, CO for an oral health evaluation. We can help.

West Mountain Dental
Phone: (719) 547-8338
141 S Purcell Blvd., Suite 120
Pueblo West, CO 81007

3 Ways to Fix a Chipped Tooth | Dentist Pueblo West CO

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Chipping a tooth could be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to fix a chipped tooth. We will recommend a solution based on your particular needs. Here are three options our dentist in 81007 may provide you:

1.      Dental Bonding

Bonding is a quick and easy solution for most small, cosmetic chips. In the dental bonding process, the remaining enamel on the tooth is first roughened in order for the composite to better adhere to the tooth’s surface. Composite is then shaped to replace the chip and hardened with a dental curing light, instantly solidifying the material. Typically, bonding can last up to ten years with proper care.

2.     Porcelain Veneers

If the tooth was fully cracked or there was significant damage to the tooth, veneers may be recommended. Also, if you have chipped a tooth several times or wish to repair the tooth’s color, getting dental veneers may be the best option.

A veneer uses porcelain material that covers the front surface of your teeth, giving them a natural look while also providing strength comparable to natural tooth enamel. In order to apply a veneer, a small amount of existing tooth structure is removed to make room around the affected area. Then, we will take an impression of the tooth to use in making the permanent veneer and place a temporary veneer.

Once the permanent, porcelain veneer arrives, the temporary veneer is removed and the area around the tooth is cleaned. We will then place the adhesive and set in the new veneer for exact fit. Finally, the veneer is light cured and you will have a natural, beautiful smile.

3.     Dental Crowns.

Dental crowns are a “cap” that covers your tooth. A crown restores a tooth back to its normal shape, size, and function. Crowns are best-suited when a large portion of the original tooth is missing, or when the tooth is significantly damaged, causing pain when chewing or drinking. They are an effective solution to repair the shape and look of your tooth quickly, preventing further damage from tooth decay or exposed nerves.

If you have a chipped tooth, contact our dental office in Pueblo West, CO as soon as possible. We have a number of solutions to fix any oral health issues that arise from chipping or cracking a tooth. We will provide a customized plan for you based on your needs.

West Mountain Dental
Phone: (719) 547-8338
141 S Purcell Blvd., Suite 120
Pueblo West, CO 81007