The Awakening Truths about Sleep Apnea

The Awakening Truths about Sleep Apnea What is Sleep Apnea and how do I know if I have it? Those are great questions that here at McCreight Progressive Dentistry we hear all the time. Let’s start with the meaning of the word Apnea as that will help us understand this article effortlessly. Apnea comes from…

Jaw Pain, Muscles and Airway

So You Have Jaw Pain!  Why are Muscles Important?  What Damage Happens With Unhappy Muscles? 😁 Many of you already know this, but for those who have the question of what a Las Vegas Institute (LVI) trained dentist will look for, analyze, and how it all connects this blog’s purpose is to put it in simplified…

The Mallampati Shot

The Mallampati Shot Classifying the Resting Airway   As a dental professional, it is our job to screen for oral illness, as well as systemic diseases, and possible airway complications. There are many ways to perform all of these screenings and the fact that we are looking for abnormalities is what is important. Best Care…

Why We Waterpik

Why We Waterpik Clients of McCreight Progressive Dentistry have definitely heard us talk about the Waterpik before. You possibly even overheard us talking about the last time we used traditonal floss, which for most of us in the office was at least a year!! Curious yet as to why that may be? Below I will share…

The Progression of Periodontal Disease

The Progression of Periodontal (Gum) Disease Facts About Periodontal (Gum) Disease   If you have been told that you have Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) by your dentist you are not alone! According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  47.2% of American adults over 30 have Periodontitis or gum disease. Are you asking yourself,…

OralDNA Salivary Testing-Why Spit Matters

  OralDNA Salivary Testing For Optimal Dental Hygiene Care Periodontal Disease Statistics in the United States In our rural practice (McCreight Progressive Dentistry) in Northwest Colorado, we see periodontal disease on average in about one of every two patients, or around 46%. This is representative of the CDC statistic as posted in the May 2015…

Dental Cleanings – The Benefits

The Importance of a Regular Dental Cleaning While some may think that coming into the dentist twice a year for a dental cleaning is purely for aesthetic reasons, there are actually many important health benefits of regular dental cleanings for all ages! Some of those health benefits may include the following: Regular Dental Cleanings Prevent…

Laser Dental Cleanings-The Basics

  Laser Dental Cleanings-What Is Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)? Laser dental cleanings are nothing new to McCreight Progressive Dentistry (MPD). In fact, Dr’s Jim and Wendy introduced the diode laser to the Yampa Valley 17 years ago. The majority of our clients choose “laser therapy” at every preventive care (dental cleaning) or supportive periodontal therapy…

Cosmetic Dentistry-Looking Your Best!

  Cosmetic Dentistry-A Brief History What is cosmetic dentistry?  The simple answer is making teeth more attractive through shaping, whitening or even re-contouring.  For the dental consumer this results in a more youthful, attractive appearance.  Truth be told that for many years enhancements to teeth in the dental profession were viewed as unnecessary. In fact,…

Dentistry in Rural Colorado-Our Journey!

Why Practice Dentistry In Rural Colorado? To be honest it was a goal of mine to live in Colorado growing up in Iowa.  I grew up in Davenport and spent a few summers working construction in Colorado Springs.  Of course I ended up going to dental school at the University of Iowa where I met…