Preventing Being Duped by Fake News Stories

When I was young I had no interest in politics. Then, when I was a teenager, a crisis happened, and the president intervened to rescue some hostages. It did not work out the way he intended, and I heard the adults giving all kinds of opinions. I saw them doing the same thing on Sundays after football games talking about how a quarter back did good or messed up. I guess that is where the term “armchair quarterbacking” comes from. I quietly sought facts over rhetoric, and am still doing it today by reading Trump News. It is a website that has all the articles being written about our president available in one location. I can filter through the news agencies I trust and leave out the rest. However, I rarely use a filter. I like reading the different perspectives out there, but I do insist that news comes from real news agencies. (more…)

I Finally Did Something for Me to Get My Smile Fixed

When I was a kid my parents took me to the dentist to get braces. He could not fit me for the braces at the time. They should have taken me to another dentist, but they didn’t. When I was a teenager I really disliked my teeth. I had one really crooked tooth, and the rest of them looked dull and almost yellow. Then I started getting cavities and had teeth pulled. I did not do anything about my smile until I was in my late 40s. It was then that the best dentist in Aurora CO helped me with a plan to get the smile I always wanted.

Would it have been better to have had my smile fixed as a kid? Certainly. (more…)

Dentistry Today is Not Like It Was in the 1800s

You should go to see your dentist for more than just cleanings and when you have a toothache. You should go when you have other problems such as a clicking when you open and close your mouth or any kind of sores. TMJ can cause the clicking, and it can lead to chronic pain that is debilitating. Sores can just be sores, but they could also be cancer. If you have diabetes or take medications, you may get sores from dry mouth. I see my Denver dentist any time I have a problem with my teeth or the tissues in my mouth. I know people who actually put up with daily oral pain rather than scheduling an appointment to see their dentist. That is crazy in my book. (more…)