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February Is National Children's Dental Health Month!

Child Brushing Teeth | Buxton Family Dental

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and your children’s dentist in Ft. Collins, CO, Dr. Kendall Buxton, would like to offer some helpful tips on increasing your family’s awareness about their dental health.

Replace Your Family’s Toothbrushes

Did you know that toothbrushes or toothbrush heads should be replaced every three to four months? You may not be effectively removing plaque and bacteria buildup from your teeth if you’re brushing with a worn or frayed toothbrush.

Check In With Your Kids

If you have older children, you are probably not assisting them with brushing and flossing any longer. However, you might be surprised at what you see if you take a moment to check ...

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Do I Really Need My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

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When you are told that you need your wisdom teeth removed, it may seem daunting, after all, there are four of them. Do they really need to be extracted? Is it possible to maintain them? Here's what you should know about wisdom teeth.

Also called third molars, wisdom teeth are your last set of molars to arrive. They come in far back in your mouth behind your second set of molars, and they typically erupt between the ages of 18 to 25 years old. In most cases, your dentist in Fort Collins recommends extraction for your wisdom teeth, and here are the reasons why.

Not Enough Space

Most people just don't have enough ...

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Need a Crown? The 3 Steps You Can Expect

Dental Crowns Process | Buxton Family Dental

A dental crown is an excellent way to restore a tooth that has been fractured or decayed beyond what a filling can repair. Your crown is designed to replace your full tooth structure so you can enjoy all the function you had before.

Your dentist uses high-quality ceramic porcelain that is designed to complement your smile by blending flawlessly with your neighboring teeth. Now that you're ready for your dental crown in Fort Collins, here's what you can expect during your treatment.

Step #1: Preparation

Your crown will require two visits with your dentist. During your first appointment, your dentist prepares your tooth structure to support the crown. Next, they create impressions of your ...

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Dental Implants Are Still the Best Choice for Missing Teeth

Dental Implant | Buxton Family Dental

Losing a tooth or teeth can have a detrimental impact on your self-esteem and can even influence your dietary choices. In some cases, missing teeth may change the way you speak.

At Buxton Family Dental, we understand these issues and want to help you take proactive steps to restore your smile.

In our Fort Collins, CO dental office, we offer dental implants, which are small titanium posts that can play host to a natural looking artificial tooth. Dental implants, placed at strategic intervals, can also host an affixed dental bridge or denture.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

An implant is made up of three pieces:

  • The titanium implant post, which resembles a small screw and is ...

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Benefits of a Dental Bridge

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When a tooth is missing, people hide their smile or may constantly worry about their speaking voice.

"Does the gap show when I smile?"

"Is the letter “S” too pronounced when I speak?" Yes, a missing tooth or teeth can alter your speaking voice.

Other ways a missing tooth or teeth influence your life

  • Limited dietary options
  • The possibility of surrounding teeth shifting toward the empty socket
  • Wear and tear on surrounding teeth forced to do all the chewing
  • Changes to your facial profile

At Buxton Family Dental, we design dental bridges that make eating easy, restore your smile, and give you back your confidence.

Dental bridges help with the following:

  • Fill in the space or spaces created by a ...

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Food, Fun and Trivia - Help Buxton Family Dental Support a Good Cause!

Did you know that slavery is still a problem in our day and age that affects millions of people worldwide?  An estimated two million of those enslaved people are child sex slaves.  This occurs in every corner of the world, even in our very own United States!  Operation Underground Railroad  (O.U.R.) is an organization dedicated to saving children from sex trafficking.   These people are former CIA, Navy SEALS, and Special Ops operatives that bust up trafficking organizations and free children regularly.  They spread awareness, offer training to local law enforcement, provide resources for recovering survivors, and much more.  In 2017 they ...

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3 Different Cosmetic Procedures That Can Improve Your Smile

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There are many options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Fort Collins, CO. And at Buxton Family Dental we have performed them all.

Whether you’re looking for whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or a way to close gaps between teeth, we offer an option for each one of these cosmetic issues.

While there are many procedures available in cosmetic dentistry, let’s concentrate on three different cosmetic procedures that can really improve your smile!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are one of the most versatile options in cosmetic dentistry. These thin shells look exactly like natural teeth after being snapped over existing teeth, and they can hide several cosmetic issues, including:

  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Giving teeth the ...

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