Archive for January, 2015

Which toothpaste should I use?

Toothpastes come in many forms and boast different flavors, benefits, and endorsements. All are designed to remove surface bacteria and prevent the buildup of plaque that can cause tooth decay. With so many choices, Dr. John Montoya and our team at Boulder Dental Designs know that selecting the right toothpaste can be intimidating. After all, […]

Thanks to Invisalign®, you can have a perfect smile without metal wires or brackets!

When it comes to straightening your smile, our team at Boulder Dental Designs knows that having a mouth full of metal braces may not be your idea of fun. Luckily for you, Dr. John Montoya can offer a cosmetic alternative: Invisalign! Using a series of clear, comfortable, and completely customized aligners, you can get the […]

Timing Matters!

Many patients at Boulder Dental Designs are under the impression that harder brushing leads to cleaner teeth, but that is not true. Gentle brushing is just as effective, and less likely to cause damage. Other good brushing habits include brushing your teeth at least twice a day, replacing your toothbrush after a few months, and […]

Happy New Year from Dr. Montoya

From the Dr’s desk…Happy New Year to YOU. Dear Patients, As we enter this New Year, I want to share with you that I am incredibly thankful for you as patients and a major part of my life.  After my family and my health, there is nothing more important than my opportunity to serve you. […]

Are you at risk for tooth erosion?

Many people consume carbonated or sugary drinks and acidic foods every day but have no idea those beverages may be harming their teeth, making them vulnerable to tooth erosion. The acid in the foods we eat and drink can cause tooth enamel to wear away, making your teeth sensitive and discolored. Dr. John Montoya will […]

How do I know when I have a cavity?

Dr. John Montoya and our team at Boulder Dental Designs frequently field questions about cavities and what causes them. Patients will typically ask, “I brush twice a day and floss regularly, as well as rinse with hydrogen peroxide, so a cavity is unlikely, right?” Not quite. When cavities, also known as caries, are in their […]