Buffington & Stewart Family Dentistry Blog
January 12, 2018
Welcome to 2018! What do you hope the year holds in store for you? Maybe you want to shed a few pounds, start learning a new language, or finally get your credit cards paid off. As great as those New Year’s Resolutions are, why not also set your sights on a few smaller goals, like taking better care of your oral health? Your local dentist hopes to see you at least twice in 2018 so you can receive a professional cleaning and checkup. How can regular dental care benefit you this year?
December 5, 2017
When the holidays approach, you just want to let your hair down, kick back, relax and let off some steam. It’s your chance to catch your breath as you approach the end of another busy year. It’s a festive time where delectable treats abound, and fountains of flavorful drinks pour seemingly from the heavens. You feel compelled to partake of the season’s harvest of delights, but your teeth whitening expert says that you should first be aware of a few things that could damage your smile and ruin your holiday photos.
November 15, 2017
It’s November, you know what that means! The Holidays are here! This is one of the best times of the year because if you’re lucky enough, you can surround yourself with friends, family, and food!
Although your dentist would normally warn against anything sweet for the betterment of your oral health, there is one thing that you can chew on to satisfy your sweet tooth (pun intended!): sugar-free gum! Here are two facts about sugar-free gum: it’s still sweet and it’s great for protecting against cavities! Learn more from your dentist here.
October 7, 2017
You may have seen your favorite celebrity trying dental fads like charcoal teeth whitening for brighter smiles. You may read natural beauty blogs that rave about how you can get the best smile of your life without any chemicals. Well, your dentist has news for you: no matter how natural you feel like you’re trying to be, charcoal teeth whitening is actually not safe and it should not be practiced if you want a strong, stable smile.
September 30, 2017
Dentists say you should brush your teeth for two minutes, after each meal or at least twice a day. If you’re going to put in all that time cleaning your smile, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it — and that requires you to think about the tools you’re using. Many people use a manual brush, which can theoretically do a fine job removing plaque and tartar. But for the very best clean, we say it’s a good idea to upgrade to an electric toothbrush.
August 19, 2017
When you see someone with a beautiful, genuine smile, aren’t you drawn to them? It’s impossible to quantify just how much a smile is worth. But do you hold back from smiling? You might be embarrassed by discolored, cracked, chipped, or otherwise unsightly teeth. Fortunately, there are things your cosmetic dentist in Greeley can do to correct those flaws and give you back the confidence you’ve been missing. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures and how they can transform your smile.
July 23, 2017
You’ve been using teeth whitening strips you got from the store for a few days now, and you notice…absolutely no difference in the color of your smile. You read the instructions again, and you’re sure you’re using them correctly, so what is the problem?
In reality, many generic whitening treatments simply aren’t strong enough to yield dramatic results, and on the other hand, some can be so potent that they actually damage your teeth and even bleach your gums! If you’re wanting to whiten your smile in the safest and most effective way possible, the best approach is to have it done professionally by your dentist. Most often, there are two kinds of treatments dentists can use to brighten your teeth: in-office and at-home. Today, we’re going to cover both of them so you can find the perfect way to make your smile shine. (more…)
July 11, 2017
Usually, when you visit your dentist in Greeley, you walk in and out the practice with confidence in your smile. But this time, you just visited your dentist for a professional cleaning and thorough exam and they have unfortunate news: you need dental work. A dental crown to be exact. What now? Don’t fret. Dr. Buffington and Dr. Forney are both here to help you every step of the way to restoring your full dental health.
May 23, 2017
Springtime is just beautiful in Colorado! It practically takes effort not to smile at what you see around you. Dr. Buffington and his team also want you to be able to smile when you see your own smile. With this in mind, the cosmetic dentist in Greeley offers a number of procedures that will alter, conceal or reshape imperfections. Read on to learn more about the various treatments and how each one can improve the appearance of your teeth.
April 19, 2017
If you are faced with tooth loss, your dentist in Greeley, Dr. Shawn Buffington, recommends replacement as soon as possible. If you qualify, dental implants in Greeley are your best options because today’s dental implants realistically mimic the look, feel and function of your natural teeth. Would you like to know if you qualify for dental implants? Would you like other questions answered about how implants are placed and what life is like with these highly successful artificial teeth? Read some important information here about these exceptional prosthetics and how they repair and enhanced gapped smiles.