#NotEvenOnce #MethAwarenessDay

#NotEvenOnce #MethAwarenessDay On this date 11 years ago former President George W. Bush signed the proclamation declaring the First National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, November 30th 2006. When Bush signed this proclamation our country was in a downward spiral with more and more users each month. Followed by more overdoses than ever before. In 2006 an…

McCreight Progressive Dentistry’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

McCreight Progressive Dentistry’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes I think that it is safe to say that most people are excited about Thanksgiving because of the FOOD. The McCreight Team is no different! WE LOVE FOOD! After talking over the past week with everyone in the office, it became evident that we were all stuck in our…

Stuff the Turkey- Not Yourself

What you didn’t know about your Thanksgiving Foods   Here at McCreight Progressive Dentistry we are grateful for our wonderful clients. We love Thanksgiving because it is a time to celebrate family, friends and health! As you sit down for your Thanksgiving meal this year, you may think about how its affecting the scale or…

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal Changes and Their Relation to Oral Health From pimples to hot flashes women get very familiar with the hormonal changes we go through. However, most women are unaware that these hormonal surges can trigger a host of dental problems. These dental problems tend to surface during 5 key situations of a woman’s life; Puberty,…

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…