Your 2020 Oral Care Resolutions

We’re getting to that time of year again where it’s time to consider our 2020 New Year Resolutions. Health goals are some of the most popular goals to set—yet, it can be incredibly difficult to form the habits needed to stick with healthy goals. As you consider your health and wellness goals, our local Billings, MT, … [Read more...]

Denture Talk: Dental Implants Can Help Preserve Jawbone

Teeth that have become damaged to the point where they need to be removed can be more than just an aesthetic problem. If there is a gap where a tooth should be, your teeth can shift, you can have an uneven bite, and over time, you can lose density in your jawbone. As you lose jawbone density, your other teeth are … [Read more...]

Why Dentists Recommend Toothpastes With Fluoride

If you’ve ever worked with our dentists here at Castle Rock Dental, then you have likely had our dentists recommend you use toothpaste with fluoride. But there isn’t much of a difference between various kinds of toothpaste, right? Well, actually, toothpaste that has fluoride is far more effective at keeping your teeth … [Read more...]

Denture Talk: Dentures Can Help Fight Depression By Restoring Smiles

When there is something wrong with your teeth, it can be hard to even want to smile. Issues ranging from chipped teeth, discoloration, to tooth loss can be demoralizing and trigger depression and anxiety, notable worse in those predisposed to those issues. Tooth loss is particularly hard on people, especially if multiple … [Read more...]

How To Win Halloween With Your Kids And Your Dentist

With temperatures dropping here in the far north of the U.S., it is clear that fall is upon us, and with fall, you get Halloween. To help protect your kids’ teeth this Halloween from all the candy they trick-or-treat from the neighbors, your local Billings, MT, dentists have some tips for you from the candies to watch … [Read more...]

Denture Talk: Common Reasons Young People Need Dentures

Dentures can become stigmatized as an old person thing. But in reality, many younger people end up needing dentures to restore their smile. It makes sense when you think about it. Most people finish having all their permanent teeth come in by their early teens—with wisdom teeth usually erupting in the late teens, early … [Read more...]

Is A Dental Implant Painful?

For those who have been considering one or more dental implants, a common concern is if a dental implant is painful. Since receiving a dental implant requires surgery, there is a certain amount of pain associated with this dental operation. However, the pain is temporary and can be overcome with the right dentist and … [Read more...]

Denture Talk: Are Supported Or Fixed-Implant Dentures What You Need?

If you have been considering dentures to address your oral health needs, you likely know that there are several styles of dentures and that implanted dentures are the most stable options. However, what you may not know is that there are two different types of implanted dentures—implant-supported dentures and fixed-implant … [Read more...]

Denture Talk: All You Need To Know About Partial Dentures

There are plenty of instances where you don’t need the full traditional dentures, but other dental solutions such as dental implants or dental bridges aren’t the answer. Instead, you can opt for partial dentures as a flexible solution to replace missing and damaged teeth. Partial dentures are custom-made dental … [Read more...]

How Dental Checkups Can Help Fight Gingivitis and Alzheimer’s Disease

As the effects of Alzheimer’s disease become better known, more people are investigating ways to prevent this debilitating cognitive decline disorder. Among the preventative solutions, you get answers like using hearing aids to correct hearing loss, stay social, keep engaged in things to help occupy your mind, and other … [Read more...]