Archive for the ‘ Dental IQ ’ Category

What do you mean my insurance is not going to cover my orthodontic treatment????????????

Be-in-the-know! This is a “Hot Topic” with Smile Direct, Candid and other mail-in orthodontics… (which we absolutely do not recommend- see more about that by reading on to the end of this post.) Insurance company representatives are expressing real frustration with these mail in aligner services. What’s happening is that patients are under the impression […]

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 […]

Keep It Cheesy for a Long-Lasting Smile

You’ve heard people tell you to say “cheese” when you’re having your picture taken, probably more times than you can count. There is another reason you should be saying “cheese” … or “YES” to eating cheese. Although Dr. John Montoya and our staff routinely encourage our patients to brush their teeth after eating, the one […]

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 […]

Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!

“The purpose of all war is peace.” – Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American flags being waved in the air on a beautiful day in late May, that is what Memorial Day is all about. It is a […]

The Secret to Fresh Breath

Bad breath: We’ve all dealt with it. You’ve been around people who have it and, like it or not, you have had it yourself. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but how do you know if you have it? There is actually a simple test you can do to see if you have bad breath. […]

Pregnancy: What should I know about my oral care?

Dr. John Montoya and our team at Boulder Dental Designs know this is an exciting time as you anticipate the arrival of your new little one. We want to take this opportunity to provide you with some important information pertaining to your oral health during pregnancy. Just as the rest of your body is changing, […]

My teeth don’t line up any more. Why?

If your teeth don’t line up like they used to any more, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, often called TMD. This is a term that can actually be applied to any condition that occurs because the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is inflamed. The temporomandibular joint is essentially the hinge that holds your lower […]

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

When you are missing teeth, it is critical to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can be challenging, as well as uncomfortable. Missing teeth can also destabilize your bite. Dental implants are a great option for replacing teeth that are missing or are badly diseased. A dental implant at Boulder Dental Designs […]

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 […]