News & Tips

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! 🤟

Health Link: Oral Hygiene and Heart Disease

The human body is a network of interconnected systems and organs. Unfortunately, issues that impact one particular area of your body can also affect the health and function of other areas. Recently, studies have highlighted evidence for links between gum disease and heart disease. While the exact nature of the connection is still being researched, heart disease is almost twice as likely to occur in people who have gum disease. Nearly half of all Americans have undiagnosed gum disease. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death, making it pertinent that you maintain a healthy heart. The first key to doing so might lie in keeping your gums healthy. While gum disease may be a contributing factor to heart disease, it is not the only cause. It is essential that you maintain regular visits to your primary care physician as well to measure your overall health. Other factors and lifestyle choices can impact your heart health. Diet and exercise. Maintain an active lifestyle with activities you enjoy, such as taking walks, riding bikes, playing sports, or doing yoga. Avoid foods high in starches and sugars, including carbonated soft drinks, as they can also damage your teeth. Don’t smoke. Whether you’re smoking or vaping, nicotine has a detrimental effect on your cardiovascular system and can damage teeth, gums, and lungs. Recent studies have connected vaping to a rapid loss in healthy cells that line the top layer of your mouth. These cells play an essential role in keeping your mouth healthy. Brush your teeth. The most basic part of oral hygiene is also the most effective. Make sure you brush and floss at least twice a day. By keeping a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and taking care of your teeth, you’re taking a holistic approach to your well-being and minimizing your risk of developing heart disease. As with other diseases, preventing gum disease alone will not completely remove the risk of developing heart disease. However, you can take a proactive approach to keep your body healthy, starting with your oral health.

What to Expect at Your Child's Dental Appointment

The American Dental Association recommends all patients to schedule routine six-month check-up exams. This is particularly important for growing children. At your visit, we will screen your child’s mouth for tooth decay and gum disease. Regular professional dental cleanings are essential for a healthy mouth. During your child’s dental cleaning, we will gently remove any buildup of plaque or tartar to help prevent tooth decay. During this visit, our team will spend time discussing proper brushing technique and oral hygiene with your child. Depending on your child's age, we may also teach them about the correct use of floss and mouthwash. Our team members are friendly, patient, and great with kids, and will answer every question. We may recommend that fluoride be applied to the teeth as part of your child's treatment. Topical fluoride is used to strengthen enamel and make teeth more resistant to tooth decay. Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities on your molars and premolars. These areas are the most susceptible to cavities due to the anatomized grooves. Typically, children get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. These sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as follows:
  • Your child's teeth are thoroughly cleaned
  • The teeth are dried
  • A liquid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • The solution is cured using a special curing light
Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with professional dental cleanings. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss daily. Without proper dental care, children are susceptible to oral decay. Healthy smiles should not stop at our dental office. Our experienced and caring team will educate you and your child on how to make good food choices and how to properly brush and floss at home. Our expert dentist and knowledgeable team have the experience and qualifications to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout various stages of childhood. For more information or to request an appointment, contact our office today.

8 Great Ways to Improve Your Smile

We all know the importance of making a great first impression. Whether you’re going into a job interview or about to go on your first date with someone new, you want to have the confidence that comes with a great smile. After years of wear and tear however, a lot of people end up with teeth that they’re not completely proud to show off. If you feel unhappy with the way your smile looks, don’t worry; there are plenty of options that can help. Figuring out the best ways to improve your smile can be a daunting task, but our dental team is here to help, offering a range of services dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile
  1. Teeth Whitening
  2. Dental Crowns
  3. Veneers
  4. Tooth Bonding
  5. Braces or Invisalign®
  6. Dental Implants
  7. Brushing and Flossing
  8. Regular Dental Visits
There are a myriad of ways you can improve your smile. Whether you decide to pursue a more in-depth treatment at our clinic or simply want advice on how to improve your oral health routine at home, our dentists are happy to help. Our highly trained team offers all the state of the art services necessary to help keep your mouth healthy and your smile shining bright. It’s clear that there are a lot of treatments available for anyone looking to improve their smile. With options for any budget, there’s no reason to wait to begin your journey towards a better smile. To schedule a professional cleaning or to speak with someone about a personalized treatment plan, contact our office today!