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Root Canals Are Your Ticket to Relief: Here’s How it Works

Do you get a twinge of anxiety when you hear that you need a root canal? Even people who are usually proactive about their oral health may hesitate to pick up the phone and schedule a root canal.

We’ve all heard the jokes and horror stories, so who wouldn’t worry? But the truth is that it’s not the procedure itself that is painful; it’s an infection in your tooth that causes your pain. A root canal removes the infection and the pain along with it.

Let’s take a look at why you’re in pain and how a root canal in Fort Collins, CO relieves it.

Why Does Your Tooth Hurt?

Deep inside your tooth ...

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Are You Anxious When You Visit the Dentist? We Have Solutions!

Woman with Dental Anxiety | Buxton Family Dental

Feeling fearful about visiting your dentist is quite common and affects millions of Americans. However, if anxiety keeps you away from the dentist, it can create a vicious cycle where you avoid dental treatment until you are in pain, which causes even more anxious feelings because now you need a more complex procedure to restore your dental health. 

At Buxton Family Dental, we want to help you get the dentistry you need in the most comfortable manner possible, so we offer different levels of sedation dentistry in Fort Collins to help you feel at ease.

Nitrous Oxide

The mildest form of dental sedation is Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas). It's delivered in the form ...

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Finding the Right General Dentist for Your Family

Family of Dentist Patients | Buxton Family Dental

Finding the right health care providers for your family is essential! In fact, you may spend a lot of time visiting different providers for every member of your family, since children and adults have different needs. Your dentist is no exception. You want to work with a dental provider who is gentle, highly skilled, and who has your best interests at heart. What if you could find a general dentist in Fort Collins who could take care of every family member's needs? Meet Dr. Kendall Buxton!

What Can You Expect from Buxton Family Dental?

Whether you need preventive cleanings and checkups, or a tooth replaced or repaired, Dr. Buxton offers a wide ...

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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?

Dental X Ray | Buxton Family Dental

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.

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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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