Why Should I Brush My Teeth?

You know you’re supposed to brush and floss and watch what you eat, but have you ever wondered why? Here are some things you can do to prevent cavities, and why they help. Brush and Floss: Floss and brush your teeth every day! We have heard this counsel since we... Read more »

The Basics to Flossing

Do you wish you could find a better way to floss your teeth? If so, Drs. Engelhardt, Slootmaker and Ralston with Engelhardt & Associates in Fort Collins, Colorado, has exciting news for you! Flossing is essential to your oral health, and a key factor in keeping your oral health in... Read more »

Dental Findings on Gum Disease Risk Factor Prevention

Even if your oral health is an optimum condition, dental damage can arise at any time. Even a single oral health hazard can severely hinder and impair your teeth and gums and leave you susceptible to future dental damage. Thus, it is always important to have effective prevention planning treatments... Read more »

Teach Your Smile About Dental Sealants

Are you aware of your oral health risks in regard to dental erosion damage? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, occurs when harmful acids slowly wear down your tooth enamel. If your tooth enamel continues to be worn down, infections can occur, and tooth decay can arise. Thus, preventive... Read more »

Oral Health Keys: Sedation Dentistry

If you are afraid of visiting your dentist due to dental anxiety, fear not, as there are numerous treatments available to help ease your mind and relax your body. Thanks to a specialized branch of dentistry known as sedation dentistry, your dentist will be able to prescribe for you treatments... Read more »

Avoiding Root Canal Operations

Root canal infections are mainly caused by deep tooth corrosion. Fortunately, although this means that patients typically cause their own chompers to decay, this also means that you can have a hand in avoiding the need for a root canal procedure. Here are some things that you can do at... Read more »

Dental Stains from Tobacco Use Often Require a Dental Bleaching Treatment to Whiten Your Smile

Even if you only use tobacco products on an occasional basis, the tar and chemicals introduced to your mouth can prove to be a potent source of significant dental stains. Many people embracing total tobacco cessation find it helpful to celebrate their milestones. For some, this includes enjoying renewed health... Read more »

The Mechanics of Brushing for Better Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. At Engelhardt & Associates, we focus on the correct ways of brushing and flossing, as well as the best toothbrush and toothpaste to ensure the best clean. For more information about oral hygiene in Fort Collins,... Read more »

Benefits of Tongue Cleaning

If you’re reading on our dental blog, you may likely be aware of tongue cleaning. Tongue cleaning, the practice of eliminating bacteria from your tongue using a specially-designed oral appliance, has a few benefits, and you should consider them if you’re on the fence about tongue cleaning. One of the... Read more »

Solving the Puzzle of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

If you sustain a trauma to the head or the mouth that results in a lost or broken tooth, there will be no mistaking it. You will have pain, blood, and possibly swelling. And, you will have a tooth or pieces of your tooth. Of course, you need to call... Read more »