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9 Tips To Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Thanksgiving

man with delicious turkey for holiday dinner with beautiful family Happy Thanksgiving! Food, family, and friends are all part of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is no exception. We celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks for all the blessings we have in our lives. But it’s also a time to indulge in our favorite foods!

This can be a problem for our teeth. We all know that sugary and starchy foods are not good for our teeth. But it’s hard to resist all the deliciousness surrounding us during the holidays. That’s why we must be extra vigilant about our dental hygiene this time. Your teeth will thank you for taking good care of them.

You can also keep your teeth healthy this Thanksgiving by following these 9 tips:

Avoid foods high in sugar and acid: Sugary and acidic foods can damage your teeth. So, it’s best to avoid them.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables contain fiber which is good for your teeth and gums. They also help to clean your teeth as you eat them.

Drink lots of water: Water helps to flush away food particles and bacteria from your mouth. It also helps to keep your saliva levels high, which is good for your teeth and gums.

Don’t smoke: Smoking is terrible for your overall health and oral health. It can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and even cancer. So, it’s best to avoid it altogether.

Brush and floss between meals: Thanksgiving favorites can also stain your teeth. The two biggest culprits are red wine and cranberry sauce. That’s why cleaning, flossing, and using mouthwash between meals are imperative.

Use a straw: When drinking sugary or acidic drinks, use a straw to help keep the liquids away from your teeth.

Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help remove food particles from your teeth and freshen your breath.

Don’t bite your nails: Biting your nails can damage your teeth and gums.

Visit the dentist regularly: The best way to keep your teeth healthy is to visit the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.

Let us keep your teeth looking great! Colorado residents from Denver, Fort Collins, and nearby areas can visit our modern and inviting dental office. You can schedule an appointment at Adler Advanced Dentistry by calling 303-500-8637.

Back to School Dental Tips

It’s that time of year when parents and children flock to their local stores to stock up on textbooks, pencils, and other necessities for the new school year. One “to-do” item is often overlooked, though—The back to school dentist visit. Along with this appointment comes a critical conversation with your children of all ages about dental care. Our Boulder dentist has some dental tips to help you ensure your kids have a healthy mouth and good dental hygiene habits.

1. Planning Ahead

Despite the long summer vacation, the school year seems to sneak up on us. The family vacations and summer sports such as baseball and swimming can keep you quite busy. Before you head off to buy a new backpack, give your family dentist a call and schedule your child’s appointment to so you have plenty of time before the first day of classes.

2. Understanding Each Child’s Dental Needs Mother and Daughter Brushing Teeth

Good dental hygiene habits are important at any age, but you may need to help your children brush for longer than you think. Each age group has specific needs and warning signs to watch for, including:

  • 6 and Under: This is the time in which your kid’s teeth and mouth are continuously changing and growing. You’ll need to help them brush during these years, especially as more teeth come in. Some children forget to account for emerging molars in the back of the mouth.

  • 7 to 12: At this age, your children know how to brush, but they may miss important parts of the mouth. Encourage them to floss and brush thoroughly, and you could make a nightly routine of cleaning your teeth together. Kids mimic adults and will follow your lead.

  • 12 to 18: Cavities tend to appear in this age group, which could be caused by poor dental hygiene, as well as junk food. It’s essential to keep pushing our kids to take care of their teeth because the habits they develop now will stick with them through adulthood.  This is also the typical age for orthodontic work such as metal braces, which makes dental care more difficult. It’s easy for plaque to accumulate around the braces, causing long-term damage.

You can make it fun by playing their favorite song while brushing, using a sticker calendar to reward good dental habits, or purchasing a specialty toothbrush with one of their favorite cartoon characters.

3. Healthy Snacks & Hydration

School meals may provide nutrition but are often cooked using sugary and processed foods. You can avoid the potential teeth problems caused by the sugar and starches contained in school meals by packing your child a lunch to bring to school. Drinking lots of water has many benefits including healthier teeth. Sodas and juices are often loaded with more sugar than anyone should consume in one day. The subsequent sugar crash may even interfere with their ability to learn and retain information during afternoon classes.  

4. Tooth Safety

Contact sports such as football, basketball, and volleyball are great ways to promote exercise, but they also come with an inherent risk of mouth injuries. Broken, chipped, or missing teeth should be addressed as soon as possible by our dentist in Boulder. A knocked out tooth should be replaced within a half hour of the incident. You can prevent these injuries with a custom mouth guard.

This is an exciting time of the year for parents and children, embarking on a new school adventure. While you’re crossing off your list of new school supplies, remember to add a dental visit. You can schedule their appointment at Adler Advanced Dentistry today by calling 303-515-7335.

Our Boulder dentist serves patients in Boulder and surrounding areas such as Lyons, Nederland, and Louisville, Colorado.

Taking Care of Your Family’s Dental Needs

family dentistry boulder colorado At Adler Advanced Dentistry in Boulder, we understand how busy life can be when you have kids. Between school and social activities, it can be hard to find time to spend together as a family. At our office, we don’t want you to worry about having to find separate dentists for your children and yourself, that’s why we believe in providing quality and comprehensive family dentistry care.

When you come to our office for your family’s dental needs, you can trust that you’re receiving a level of care that goes beyond the surface. Dr. Michael Adler believes in taking a holistic approach to every patient’s oral health. Holistic dentistry means that Dr. Adler and his staff take into account your whole body’s health when diagnosing and treating your dental issue. This ensures that your dental care not only addresses the issue at hand but also helps maintain and improve the health of your mouth and body.

Dr. Adler has extensive experience in many specialized areas of dentistry. This level of experience is what enables us to confidently approach oral health concerns from small children to senior care. Whether you’re in need of just a checkup and cleaning, have a child that broke a tooth, or need to fix a serious dental concern of your own, Dr. Adler and his staff have the knowledge and ability to help you have a healthy, beautiful smile.

At our office, we can help children and adults with dental services such as:

  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • General dentistry
  • Neuromuscular dentistry
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Child and adult orthodontics
  • Tooth/wisdom teeth extraction

Because of our holistic philosophical approach to your dental care, when you come to our office we use advanced methods and technology during your comprehensive exam. Dr. Adler will complete a 3D scan of your head, neck, and spine to determine the cause of your issue while examining the related body parts to ensure the best approach for your family member’s dental care.

We know that adults and children have differing dental needs that require specific sets of skills and experience. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to dental care and treat each patient with personalized care that provides each with quality care that lasts a lifetime.

We also understand that a visit to the dentist’s office can create anxiety and stress for many people. That’s why we make your experience as comfortable as possible, starting with having an attractive and relaxing environment for your visit as well as having staff members who take your comfort seriously and work with you each step of the way to ensure that you’re having a good experience throughout your visit.

If you’d like to learn more about us or the family dentistry options we offer at Adler Advanced Dentistry, please contact us by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at to schedule a free consultation. We happily provide dental services for families in Boulder and other nearby communities of Colorado. 

Let’s talk probiotics

Let’s talk Probiotics

 

Most of us have at least some knowledge of gut probiotics- the kind that is found in yogurt and grocery store probiotics supplements. But did you know that there are specific probiotics for your mouth? The beneficial bacterium that normally occurs in a healthy mouth is called Streptococcus Salivarius.  For some people, this bacteria is out of balance- just like what can happen in your gut.   By adding more of the good bacteria, we can shift the balance in our mouths dramatically. 

 

Introducing this bacteria into our mouths can prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even bad morning breath.  You may be asking yourself “how did they develop this healthy bacteria?” The company found people with perfect lifetime oral health.  This means they never had a cavity or gum disease despite their oral hygiene routine.  When they tested their oral bacteria, they found these people all had one thing in common.  They all had higher amount of the Streptococcus Salivarius bacterium.  They took and cultured these bacteria and came up with a strain called Streptococcus Salivarius DDS 18 (healthy mouth bacteria).

 

S Salivarius DDS 18 can make a huge difference in your oral health.  In fact, last week we saw one of our guests named Lisa.  Lisa has struggled with periodontal disease for her entire adult life.  She comes in for her cleanings faithfully every two months and is dedicated to her home care.  Despite her efforts and the efforts of Talia (our hygienist), she still had a significant amount of tarter build up and bleeding at every cleaning.  Lisa was getting really frustrated because she consistently coming in for her cleanings, and her oral health was not improving. Talia suggested she start taking the oral probiotics.  Lisa’s last cleaning was a different story.  She arrived with noticeably less tartar build up and less bleeding for the first time!  We were all amazed and happy for her.  She has finally found a way to get some control over her oral health.

 

Periodontal disease is something that plagues so many of us and can be very frustrating and expensive to treat.  Who would have thought that by simply changing the oral flora, we can make such a dramatic difference?  If you are looking for a holistic way to treat heavy tartar build up, periodontal disease, or even bad morning breath, you may consider giving these a try.  You simply chew 1 peppermint flavored tablet after you brush your teeth at night before bed.  You can pick these up at your next cleaning or just stop by during business hours.  They are 28.00 for a 2 month supply.  I’ve been checking for them at Whole Foods and other health food stores but these are the only ones I have ever come across.  Good luck and I would love to hear your probiotic success stories!

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Heather Carpenter

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Adler Advanced Dentistry hosts a booth for Bolder Boulder

bolderboulder4 School is out, the sun is shining (finally!), and it’s time for the annual Bolder Boulder race!  In case you aren’t familiar, the Bolder Boulder is the fifth largest road race in the world, featuring over 54,000 runners, walkers, and wheelchair racers.  The energy brought on by all of theses amazing people is really something to experience!

Every year, Adler Advanced Dentistry hosts a booth at the starting line of the Bolder Boulder. This race is so much fun! This year, we had two of our team members (Talia and Heather) running it for the first time!  They blew us away with their time, clocking in around 1 hour.  Great job ladies for your first 10k!

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Boulder is a unique town, and the race participants did not disappoint! There were so many costumes and some people went all out.  We had a lot of fun chatting with, and spraying down these people with sunscreen!

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Every year we give out lip balms and spray willing participants with sunscreen. This year was no different, we handed out around 2000 tubes of organic lip balm and we did a raffle for $1500.00 off Invisalign.

Dr. Adler’s kids, wife, and dog, even joined us at the booth.  Man, are they growing up!!

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The raffle was such a huge success, that we decided to extend it to our guests.  Shoot us an email at [email protected] to enter to win or mention it when you come in.

Happy summer!  Stop by our booth to see us next year!

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Small Steps to Support our Environment

Here at Adler Dentistry, the environment is important to us. We are continually thinking of ways to become more “eco friendly”. Such as our reusable shopping bags that we hand out with dental product purchases. Our newest advancement is bio degradable suction tips. These green tips are eco friendly unlike the typical plastic tips used by most dental offices. We have also recently started to offer our guests Eldorado water in glasses instead of plastic bottles.

Although we never place amalgam (mercury) fillings, we often remove them. We are very conscious of not releasing mercury from old amalgam fillings in our water supply. We have a highly sophisticated device called an amalgam separator that keeps any amalgam from entering our water supply. We also have chair side traps to catch the larger pieces prior to going through the amalgam separator. It’s often said that it’s the small things that can make a big difference. Please feel free to leave comments or make any other suggestions that we may have not thought about to make our office more environmentally friendly. We always appreciate the feedback and support of our valued guests!

New Sleep appliance for snoring and Sleep apnea

We just started using a new sleep appliance called MicroO2 with great success. This appliance seems to be much more comfortable than the Somnomed appliance. We have stopped significant snoring and improved oxygenation almost immediately, even in very severe cases. The appliance also does not constrict the tongue space- a common problem with other sleep appliances. When we call our patients after a few days of wear they are amazed with the results. We use a neuromuscular bite as the starting point for the appliance. This allows a much more comfortable jaw position. There is a greater than 70% overlap between TMD and sleep apnea so by combining neuromuscular dentistry techniques into the design of the appliance makes sense. We begin to treat both problems at the same time and find this to be integral to success. I will post some pictures and some sleep studies showing how the appliance works.

February 2015 Newsletter

Boulder Dentist Serving Denver, Ft. Collins & Nearby Areas in Colorado

Greetings!

Cycling is popular year-round in Colorado and our first article this month offers some tips for staying safe on the road.

Our office provides a specialized type of dental treatment known as neuromuscular dentistry. It’s an interesting area of dentistry and is proven effective in the treatment of numerous symptoms, some of which are listed below.

Our best!
Adler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Boulder Center for Advanced Dentistry
(303) 449-1119
[email protected]

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December 2014 Newsletter

Boulder Dentist Serving Denver, Ft. Collins & Nearby Areas in Colorado

Greetings,

Holiday traditions sometimes include trying new recipes. A holiday recipe for filled cookies is listed below and who knows, it might just become a classic for you and your family.

Would you like to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing? Then Invisalign might be for you. See our Invisalign feature below the main article with a link to some before and after images.

We appreciate the continued support of our patients and circle of friends. We look forward to supporting your health with excellence in dental services in 2015 and beyond.

Our best!

Adler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Boulder Center for Advanced Dentistry

(303) 449-1119

[email protected]

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