Smiles First Blog
February 16, 2017
Your teeth and gums impact your systemic health. The American Academy of Periodontology, a group of gum disease experts, states that people with advanced gum disease are twice as likely to have coronary artery disease as people with good oral health. When the blood vessels which supply the heart muscle become blocked with plaque, heart attack and stroke often occur. Your dentists in Colorado Springs, Dr. Kenneth Gasper and Dr. James Orban, carefully examine gums for signs of gum disease and use modern treatments to heal them.
January 21, 2017
There are two things you can count on when a dental emergency happens – it won’t be convenient and it will probably feel scary and maybe even overwhelming. The first thing to do is to remain calm and remember that when you have the right team on your side, everything will be all right. When you know what to do, your situation may not feel as stressful. Your dentist in Colorado Springs discusses how to handle a dental emergency.
December 23, 2016
Do you want a straighter, healthier smile, but can’t stand the idea of metal braces? You could become one of the many older teens and adults who enjoy the discreet appearance and simpler hygiene of Invisalign clear aligners. They’re a treatment of choice from Colorado Springs dentists, Dr. Ken Gasper and Dr. James Orban at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.
November 1, 2016
If you have been living with a less than perfect smile, now is the perfect time to invest in your confidence with your cosmetic dentist in Colorado Springs. Your smile says a lot about you and how you feel about yourself. As you head into the holiday season, if you are not in love with your smile, it will show in your confidence. You may not enjoy holiday parties and get-togethers as much as you could due to lack of confidence. With the appearance of your smile directly impacting your social engagements, now if the perfect time to transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
October 11, 2016
What is usually running through your mind as you are brushing your teeth? You’re probably making your grocery list for the next day, trying to remember a song you heard, or thinking just about anything else. October is actually National Dental Hygiene Month, and in honor of that, your dentist in Colorado Springs from Aesthetic Dentistry by Design would like you to take a moment and consider your everyday dental hygiene. It is probably the most important part of keeping your teeth healthy. Here are some easy tips from Dr. Ken Gasper and Dr. James Orban. (more…)
September 12, 2016
Aesthetic Dentistry by Design is an award-winning dental practice dedicated to the needs of the entire family. Why is it trusted and respected by so many people in the Colorado Springs area? Dentists, support staff, environment, services–together, they paint a picture of excellence and comfort that keep patients smiling for years.
August 13, 2016
“Why do you look so upset in all of these?” your friend jokes. You just spent the weekend exploring the Garden of the Gods and have the pictures to prove it. There are two things in every picture: the breathtaking and gravity-defying landscape, along with your seemingly unaffected face. Everyone else in the photos are smiling as much as they can, but you seem completely over it. Truthfully, the last thing you wanted was a batch of photos showing your missing teeth. It’s best to just try and appear stern and brooding, right? Fortunately, if you are looking for one of the most reliable ways to restore your smile, you can now get dental implants in Colorado Springs. (more…)
July 19, 2016
Most people have heard of orthodontics and most people have probably seen them, too. Metal brackets and wires or other devices help to straighten teeth for a more attractive and healthy smile. But what if there are considerations beyond just the appearance of your smile? Problems such as TMJ dysfunction, malocclusion and facial imbalance may need treatment beyond ordinary orthodontics. In this case, functional orthodontics from Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Gasper can help create a pleasing facial shape and profile, as well as a balanced bite.
June 16, 2016
In a hurry but still want to take care of your smile? Dr. Gasper and his staff at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design have the perfect solution. In Colorado Springs, CEREC crowns provide strong coverage for a damaged tooth and they are made right here in our office! With a traditional crown, you’d have to wait a couple of weeks for the finished restoration to be delivered from a dental lab. With CEREC, those days are gone.
March 25, 2015
While many people take this time to thoroughly clean their homes of dust and cobwebs, Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design sees it as an opportune time to give your teeth a spring cleaning as well.
Creating better oral habits, changing out your old brush head, and even getting your teeth whitened are excellent ways to put the spring back in your smile.
However, we encourage you to add a dental visit to this year’s spring-cleaning list. Just like your home, regular maintenance and cleaning does not reach all the nooks and crannies. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove certain types of plaque and tartar build up, which can prevent gum disease.
Additionally, so much goes on in your professional dental cleaning that can improve your overall health as well:
- Reviewing and updating medical history, including heart problems, cancer treatment, pregnancy, diabetes, joint replacement, medications, surgeries or any other major changes in health history
- Blood pressure check
- Oral cancer examination and screening
- Evaluation of gum tissue
- Checking biting, chewing and swallowing patterns
- X-rays, examination of teeth to detect decay
- Early detection of minor issues can be corrected before they become bigger, more painful issues later.
Call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design today to schedule your spring cleaning! 719-599-0700