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April 16, 2015

Mouthguards from Peak Dentistry and Orthodontics in Westminster, CO

77295850Whether your sport is a profession, a passion or a pastime, you need to wear the appropriate protective gear. And one piece of gear that everyone should wear is a mouthguard. Also called a mouth protector, a mouth guard is a flexible, custom-fitted oral appliance that is designed to protect teeth, gums, lips and tongue during athletic activities. At Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Westminster, CO, Dr. Brandon Campbell and his staff can prescribe a mouthguard for you or a family member that will be as comfortable as it is protective.

Custom fitted mouthguards from your friends at Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics are composed of shock-resilient material and are well adapted to the upper jaw, providing excellent retention and allowing interdigitation of upper and lower jaws to provide maximum protection to the dental complex.

It has been shown that a properly fabricated custom made mouthguard by your dentist can reduce the rate of concussions and neck injuries, as well as dental and mandibular (lower jaw) injuries.

Five Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard

  1. A mouthguard protects teeth in case of impact.  Of course, contact sports can involve a heavy blow to the teeth or mouth. But so can almost any other sport. Wearing a mouthguard while playing any sport where there is a chance of being hit in the jaw or head will help prevent chipping, breaking or knocking out a tooth.
  2. Jaw joint injuries can be avoided with a mouthguard. A mouthguard absorbs and spreads the impact of a blow to the face that would otherwise result in an injury to your mouth or jaw.
  3. A mouthguard reduces the risk of soft tissue injury. If an injury is caused by direct impact to the mouth, then lips, cheeks or gums may incur bruising or a laceration. A mouthguard can diminish the extent of soft tissue injuries.
  4. Neck and jaw injuries may be prevented if you wear a mouthguard. Serious injury can come from a hard hit to the neck or jaw. If you’re wearing a mouthguard at the time of impact, then the risk of jaw dislodgement or neck trauma is reduced.
  5. Wearing a mouthguard may help reduce the chance of a concussion. Head trauma can happen during a game or practice. Make sure you have your mouthguard in at all times, because studies show that wearing one may help reduce the chance of concussion.

Estimates are that some five million teeth are lost each year because of sports related injuries. Don’t let one of those teeth be yours…wear a mouthguard!

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you or a family member needs a mouthguard to wear during sports activity, then call Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics today. We offer the highest quality of service to Westminster, CO, Broomfield, Thornton, Arvada, Northglenn, and surrounding areas.

March 13, 2015

Same-Day Crowns with PlanMeca in Westminster, CO

134124545In a single visit to Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Westminster, CODr. Brandon Campbell can restore a cracked, broken, or decayed tooth using a custom-made dental crown or a custom-made partial crown with PlanMeca and PlanScan E4D Technologies.

In the past, completing a procedure like this would take at least two appointments: one to prepare the tooth and take an impression, so your new crown could be fabricated in an outside dental lab and a second appointment to place the crown. But with the revolutionary PlanMeca milling unit, we can create a fully customized crown, inlay, or onlay in two hours, so you can have your tooth repaired and be on your way after only one visit.

Same Day Crowns in a Day

At your appointment, Dr. Campbell will prepare your tooth and design your restoration. Because of PlanMeca’s advanced technology, we only have to remove the fractured or decayed portion of the tooth, thereby preserving the healthy portion. Thanks to PlanMeca’s precision, you can finally have a strong, durable restoration with minimally invasive care.

Planmeca PlanScan is an intraoral scanner that uses blue laser technology, which has a smaller wavelength, so it is more reflective and therefore creates sharper images. This ability to capture fine details allows for more clinically precise prosthetics. Furthermore, Planmeca PlanScan captures and processes data quickly, even if you are having several teeth restored.

Once your design is complete, our PlanMeca milling unit will begin crafting the final product while you rest comfortably in our office. PlanMeca allows for a precise, conservative, and long-lasting solution to your dental needs.

Our goal is to make a restoration that blends in with your smile and complements your overall appearance. With PlanMeca and Planscan E4D Technologies, we can do that in one convenient appointment.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to learn more about PlanMeca and PlanScan, then call Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics to schedule an appointment with Dr. Campbell. We offer the highest quality of service to Westminster, CO, Broomfield, Thornton, Arvada, Northglenn, and surrounding areas.

February 17, 2015

Emergency Dental Care in Westminster, CO

466710389Accidents happen, well, accidentally. And there is no such thing as an accident happening at a good time. Therefore, if you have a dental emergency, you want to know that your dentist is available whenever necessary. Dr. Brandon Campbell and his staff at Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Westminster, CO, provide emergency dental care immediately and compassionately.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Some unquestionable dental emergencies include a knocked out tooth, a loose or misaligned tooth, a severely cracked or fractured tooth, and any type of serious tissue injury involving the lips, mouth, teeth or gums.

If there is bleeding, swelling or pain around the mouth, then chances are you have a dental emergency on your hands. Some emergencies necessitate seeing Dr. Campbell within 30 minutes in order to save the tooth. For this reason, Dr. Campbell responds to emergency calls as quickly as possible, regardless of whether a patient calls day or night, weekday or weekend.

If Dr. Campbell or a member of his staff is not able to meet you right away, then we will be happy to talk to you on the phone and help you manage the emergency until you can be seen. A knocked out tooth is a particularly urgent situation. Seeing Dr. Campbell quickly is imperative. But in the meantime, take the following steps to preserve the tooth after you’ve notified Dr. Campbell:

  • Only touch the crown of the tooth, never the root
  • Rinse the tooth in warm water and be careful not to remove any attached tissue
  • If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place by gently biting
  • If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, then put it in a cup of milk and head for Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics

Call Our Office Today

If you have a dental emergency, or if you need to schedule a regular dentist’s visit, then call the office of Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics today. We serve patients in Westminster, CO, as well as the surrounding communities of Broomfield, Thornton, Arvada, and Northglenn.