Family Dentistry

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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Meet Heather Carpenter: Director of Operations

Disclaimer: Adler Advanced Dentistry practices in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry in and around Boulder, CO. Services include Invisalign, TMJ, implants, and more. This website is meant for informational purposes only. Please contact our office if you have any questions or comments regarding these services. Our Boulder dentist proudly serves patients from Denver, Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Arvada, Westminster, Golden, Fort Collins, Loveland, Thronton, and nearby areas in Colorado.This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.

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!

Dr. Michael Adler: 2015 Opencare Patient’s Choice Winner

Disclaimer: Adler Advanced Dentistry practices in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry in and around Boulder, CO. Services include Invisalign, TMJ, implants, and more. This website is meant for informational purposes only. Please contact our office if you have any questions or comments regarding these services. Our Boulder dentist proudly serves patients from Denver, Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Arvada, Westminster, Golden, Fort Collins, Loveland, Thronton, and nearby areas in Colorado.This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.

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Disclaimer: Adler Advanced Dentistry practices in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry in and around Boulder, CO. Services include Invisalign, TMJ, implants, and more. This website is meant for informational purposes only. Please contact our office if you have any questions or comments regarding these services. Our Boulder dentist proudly serves patients from Denver, Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Arvada, Westminster, Golden, Fort Collins, Loveland, Thronton, and nearby areas in Colorado.This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.

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Disclaimer: Adler Advanced Dentistry practices in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry in and around Boulder, CO. Services include Invisalign, TMJ, implants, and more. This website is meant for informational purposes only. Please contact our office if you have any questions or comments regarding these services. Our Boulder dentist proudly serves patients from Denver, Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Arvada, Westminster, Golden, Fort Collins, Loveland, Thronton, and nearby areas in Colorado.This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.

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Disclaimer: Adler Advanced Dentistry practices in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry in and around Boulder, CO. Services include Invisalign, TMJ, implants, and more. This website is meant for informational purposes only. Please contact our office if you have any questions or comments regarding these services. Our Boulder dentist proudly serves patients from Denver, Longmont, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Arvada, Westminster, Golden, Fort Collins, Loveland, Thronton, and nearby areas in Colorado.This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.

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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