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…

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…

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…

What Is Biofilm?

If you are an existing client of McCreight Progressive Dentistry you have heard the term ‘Biofilm’ more than once. In fact, most of our dental clients have tools that disrupt oral biofilm at home. These may include a Sonicare toothbrush, WaterPik, or PerioProtect trays. With all that you do at home have you ever taken…