Fluoride and Benefits 101

Do you remember the fluoride program required in elementary? Instructions would be read by a supervisor and promptly followed. If not, the rinse program was probably not in effect yet. This was to ensure students were getting their dose of fluoride to protect their teeth. Fluoride is a preventative measure,... Read more »

A Lost Crown Needs Urgent Dental Care and Treatment

The crown restorations performed by the dentists at Holmes Dental’s Fort Collins, Colorado clinic involve securing the piece of dental work in place with a strong dental-grade adhesive. As potent as this bond is, there are still things like periodontal disease or dental trauma that can weaken it. Sometimes, you... Read more »

Can a Water Flosser Save Your Smile?

Can a water flosser save your smile? A water flosser is an interdental device that is customized to supplement your oral health care treatment using an alternative oral health care treatment method of cleaning between teeth. Water flossers work by using a unique device that can spray lines of water... Read more »

Oral Trauma that Results in Tooth Loss Might Need a Bridge Restoration

Oral trauma can come in different degrees of severity. Minor-to-moderate dental trauma can often be repaired by a dental filling or dental crown. In some cases when the pulp or root of the tooth suffered moderate harm, the tooth will need endodontic care via a root canal. In an extreme... Read more »

Are You in Need of a Dental Bonding Treatment?

Are you in need of a dental bonding treatment? Do you have any slight or minor issues with a tooth that can be fixed without completely encasing a tooth or covering it completely? If so, a dental bonding treatment may be your best option. Dental bonding works by applying a... Read more »

Dental Implants Can Bring Back Your Healthy, Functional Smile

Are you missing teeth in your smile? If so, dental implants are often the perfect choice to bring back your healthy, functional smile. Our dentist, Dr. Nicole Holmes is experienced with dental implants and are happy to tell you everything you need to know about restoring your smile with this... Read more »

Have Periodontal Disease? Scaling and Root Planing Can Help

Periodontal disease is one of the less talked about threats to your oral health. People mostly hear about cavities and dentures being the two main adverse effects of poor dental hygiene. However, periodontal disease is also something that patients should be aware of it. Periodontal disease starts by a buildup... Read more »

A Hard, Plastic, Temporary Crown Needs Special Care

Your dentists, Drs. Holmes and Holmes, frequently employs a two-stage process to restore a tooth with a dental crown. The first step involves creating an abutment out of the core of the tooth by removing the tooth enamel. Then, they will take an impression of the area and will secure... Read more »

Early Detection of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Aids Treatment Success

Oral and pharyngeal cancer threaten the oral health of many Americans each year. The American Dental Association conducted a study that found one out of every 92 adults will develop some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer in their lifetime. Early diagnosis of oral and pharyngeal cancer will greatly improve... Read more »

Dental Bridges Can Boost Your Smile This Holiday Season

Dental bridges can boost your smile this holiday season. Don’t let the holidays go by without considering upgrading your smile for a healthier you. A visit with our team at Holmes Family Dental could turn around your oral health and prepare you for a more confident new year with a... Read more »