No one looks forward to their biannual teeth cleanings at their dentist's office. While this process is simple and painless, it is still met with annoyance or apprehension by many patients. However, it's important to understand that these in-office professional teeth cleanings are an integral component to your oral hygiene regimen, and they play an important role in avoiding...Read More
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Brushing your teeth is an action you perform several times a day and by now, you have most likely developed certain routines and habits associated with this oral hygiene practice. But it's important to understand that in order to achieve optimal oral health benefits from your daily brushing, you need to do the job properly.
Dr. Michael Adler is committed to providing his Boulder-area patients with all the tools they need to maintain healthy...Read More
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) estimates 48,250 people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year, and someone loses their life to cancer every hour. Regular cancer screenings with our dentist in Boulder can help detect oral cancer early and give you a fighting chance to beat the odds.
A recent study conducted by...Read More
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is inflammation in the gums due to oral bacteria and plaque that damages the soft tissue around the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and deterioration of the jaw. This condition is most often the result of inadequate oral hygiene that allows bacteria to grow unchecked.
There are four stages of gum disease:
If you feel anxious about going to the dentist you’re not alone. Consider the following statistics:
- Over 60 million people in the U.S. avoid dental care due to fear and anxiety
- 82% of adults report some level of dental anxiety
- 55.5% of Americans are fearful of dentistry
Despite their anxiety, the following perceptions also exist among the public:
- 92% of Americans state that an attractive smile is an important social asset
- 52% of Americans are not satisfied with their smile
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Adler Cosmetic Dentistry's newest publication is the Colorado Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry. This overview guide conveniently profiles in a single document the major categories of cosmetic dentistry that we offer.
Dr. Michael Adler is an award winning cosmetic dentist whose work has received national recognition. Some of Dr. Adler's cosmetic dentistry case studies are profiled on our website with before and after images.
Our Guide To Cosmetic Dentistry is available to download as a PDF file. The table of contents includes:
- Porcelain Veneers ...
You’re home oral hygiene regimen is fairly reliable: brushing twice a day and the occasional floss. You know that regular dental checkups are an added preventative measure to maintain good oral health, so what is the optimal number of times a year you should visit the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning?
At Adler Advanced Dentistry, we recommend that you visit our Boulder dental office twice yearly, or every six months, for a regular teeth cleaning as well as a general dentistry exam. Through holistic, high-tech teeth cleanings, our highly trained and...Read More
"You saved my life!". These words are not something that a hygienist gets to hear on a regular basis, but yesterday, Talia Strain RDH heard these words from a guest that came in for her routine cleaning. The last time Sherrie came in for her cleaning, Talia checked her blood pressure and found that it was a whopping 151/73. Talia knows from experience that this is danger zone. She advised Sherrie to see her doctor immediately to have this checked out. Her doctor informed Sherrie that her blood pressure was certainly at a dangerous level and it was time for medication. Yesterday, her blood pressure was at a much more reasonable level...Read More
As hockey parents, we’ve seen plenty of boil-and-bite mouthguards dangling from chin straps and being chewed on half outside the mouth while on the ice.
Players are non-compliant at times simply because they don’t like to wear them. They’re uncomfortable, then don’t stay in, and it’s difficult to breathe and/or communicate with teammates.
Custom mouthguardsmade in dental offices or offered as online kits often cost $150 or more (our price is about one third of this). We are working as a family outside office hours to be able to provide an affordable way for local youth athletes to experience the benefits of custom-fit...Read More
Our practice provides a treatment referred to a myofunctional therapy. We describe myofunctional therapy as a program used to treat orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) that occur when your tongue and facial muscles do not work together correctly. To read our main page on myofunctional therapy click here.
OMDs can adversely affect health in a number of ways including:
- Malocclusion and TMJ – When facial muscles develop abnormal functions, it can place stress on...