We understand that now more than ever, patients like to arm themselves with good information prior to making decisions regarding their dental health. That is why we created this blog for our website. Packed with information to educate potential and current patients, this is our forum for sharing the latest news about the dental field and happenings within our practice. We invite you to subscribe, or simply check back often to stay abreast of the latest news here at Monument Smiles.

The Future of Saliva Testing

The Scottsbluff NE dental office of Monument Smiles has recognized the value of saliva testing for the diagnosis of gum disease. Not only that, but they have taken the additional steps to become more educated about the procedure in order to offer it as a service to each patient. It’s exciting to take advantage of…

For a Healthy Mouth, Don’t Skip Routine Dental Care

What are you doing to protect your dental health? If you are brushing a couple of times each day, flossing now and then, and occasionally swishing with a little mouth rinse, you’re making a good effort. Unfortunately, your efforts at home may not be enough. Making routine dental care a cornerstone of your oral hygiene…

Say Goodbye to Denture Glue with Implant-Retained Dentures

As an option for replacing missing teeth, dentures have certainly earned a less-than-honorable reputation. Endless commercials for denture glue suggest that the quest for stability is an ongoing struggle. Poorly fitting dentures are known to click and slip during eating or speaking. Without a well-designed denture, many patients find that self-consciousness and discomfort become a…

Should I Have My Silver Fillings Replaced?

Thanks to so many remarkable advances in modern dentistry, the quality of dental materials continues to improve. As a result, many of the older, more traditional techniques have been replaced by newer, more effective materials and procedures. One of the most noticeable changes in dentistry can be seen in the way that fillings are placed.…

Protect Your Smile By Wearing A Mouth Guard When Playing Sports

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA—Childhood Injury Prevention Week was Sept. 1-7, but our quest to educate others on this important topic doesn’t end now that the weeklong observation is over. Your teeth need to last a lifetime, so if you have a child involved in contact sports, we can’t stress enough the importance of wearing a…

Something to Smile About: How Healthy Gums Can Help Diabetics Cope With the Disease

Periodontal disease is a major public health problem that isn’t to be taken lightly- particularly if you are a diabetic. A proper cleaning routine can help diabetics improve their smiles and keep their blood sugar levels under control. Periodontal disease- better known as gum disease- is a chronic inflammatory disease that effects the gum tissue…

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Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

You’ve got to give your smile a lot of credit. It’s with you day and night, whether you’re at work or at play, and it’s the first thing that people will notice about you. If you have been thinking about improving your smile, you are certainly not alone. Millions of patients understand the impact of…

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DIAGNOdent Laser Detects Even the Smallest Lesions

[custom_frame_center shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_center] The DIAGNOdent laser is changing dental examinations around the world. Dentists and hygienists can detect hidden caries with the help of the device’s accurate reading of fluorescence. This is helpful, because early detection means more of the natural tooth can be saved. The DIAGNOdent laser helps the process by scanning a tooth and…