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Tongue Tie or Lip Tie?

My name is John Montoya. In addition to being a general and cosmetic dentist for the last 17 years, I am a father of three and supporter of breastfeeding. When my children were born it was difficult to see my wife and children experiencing struggle during the beginning stages of breastfeeding. Each child presented a […]

June is National Smile Month: Show off your smile!

The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay. Since June is National Smile Month, Dr. John Montoya and our […]

Every Day is Earth Day

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth’s atmosphere were generally dismissed. But within a couple decades, it […]

Are you at risk for sleep apnea?

If you are one of the more than 12 million North Americans who suffers from sleep apnea, Dr. John Montoya and our team want you to know we can help. Sleep apnea, a disorder that causes frequent disruption to your body’s sleep patterns, is also potentially dangerous, as it causes abnormal pauses in breathing or […]

Oral Health Concerns Specific to Pregnant Women

A lot of changes occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy. Hormone fluctuations are responsible for many of those changes, including the need for additional attention to the teeth and gums. Women who are expecting are at an increased risk for oral health complications, including gingivitis and tooth decay, which can lead to irreversible damage. […]

How Missing Teeth Can Affect Your Health

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, an estimated three out of four Americans suffer from gum disease. In milder cases, the disease is called gingivitis. More severe cases are called periodontitis. Despite the prevalence of periodontal disease (and it is very common), only three percent of people who suffer from periodontal disease get treatment […]

Implants: Why it’s important to replace missing teeth

The average adult has 32 teeth, a combination of molars, canines, and incisors. By middle age, however, most adults are missing at least one tooth due to an injury, decay, or gum disease. Though many people choose to forgo tooth replacement, Dr. John Montoya and our team at Boulder Dental Designs will tell you that […]

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Millions of people, around Boulder, CO and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may be easy for you to throw on a green shirt, sport a St. Patrick’s Day button, or wear a pair of emerald-hued shoes, if you’re […]

What happens if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed?

One of the things Dr. John Montoya and our team at Boulder Dental Designs monitor during your dental appointments is the growth of your wisdom teeth, or third molars. Third molars generally begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth may require removal for many reasons, including pain, infection, or growth […]

Choose Chocolate on Valentine’s Day

From a student handing out sweets for her classmates to an older married couple exchanging boxes of candy, Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people like to show affection by gifting sugary treats to their loved ones. Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end of Valentine’s Day candy, you can celebrate the […]