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…

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…