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Baby sucking thumb
Aug 15, 2016, 9:24 PM
Because the sucking reflex is such a natural and instinctive baby habit, thumb sucking is a rite of passage for many children. Babies feel comfort, relaxation, and security when sucking a thumb or a pacifier.
Man with pain in mouth
Jul 25, 2016, 9:26 PM
Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when certain teeth have cracks in them that are too small to be seen on an X-Ray. Occasionally the cracks will extend below the gum line. Cracked tooth syndrome is seen most often in the lower…
Woman brushing teeth in mirror
Jul 15, 2016, 9:29 PM
It’s finally summer! For many families, this means heading out for some fun in the sun at your favorite vacation spot. Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we want to remind you that just because you’re taking a vacation, that…
Jun 28, 2016, 9:31 PM
July has finally arrived, which marks the day of our nation’s independence! The Fourth of July is a holiday celebrated with BBQ’s, pool parties, and fireworks but here at Meadows Family Dental, it got us thinking about what…
Baby with toothbrush
Jun 21, 2016, 9:33 PM
The arrival of new teeth is a big deal for most parents! It means new foods can be introduced and baby is hitting all of his or her milestones. As your child gets older, and these baby teeth begin to fall out, there will be…
Toothpaste
May 31, 2016, 9:38 PM
In the last few years, a new trend has begun to emerge in personal healthcare products. Small plastic beads, sometimes referred to as ‘microbeads,’ are being added to products and many people are unaware that the beads are…
Woman mouth smiling
May 16, 2016, 9:40 PM
Gum recession is what happens when your gum tissue begins to pull up and away from the teeth. It can have all sorts of problems with your smile, although most people are mainly concerned with the way it makes their smile…
Young girl in dental chair with thumbs up
Apr 17, 2016, 9:43 PM
If you spend any time on Pinterest or Facebook, you’ve likely seen a few recent dental trends. They advertise amazing results for your teeth with little effort or cost! The question is, how effective are some of these new…
Little girl
Apr 12, 2016, 9:46 PM
It can sometimes be difficult for kids to sit still and cooperate at the dentist’s office. We completely understand this, as we’ve found it can often be difficult for adults as well! Some of this may have to do with having a…
Teeth stains before and after
Mar 28, 2016, 9:49 PM
There are a few different ways your teeth can become discolored. This occurs either by stains on the surface of the teeth, changes happening instead the tooth, or just a natural part of aging. Below are the three mains…
Dr. Polson and wife
Mar 14, 2016, 9:53 PM
Dr. Preston Polson, of Meadows Family Dentistry, has been practicing dentistry for 16 years! He grew up in Castle Rock, CO, the same location where he currently practices dentistry. The small, rural community of Douglas…
Young lady smiling
Feb 16, 2016, 9:57 PM
For many of us, happiness is something that we reach once we’ve achieved our goals, paid off our debts, found a spouse, or received our degrees. However, author Shawn Anchor of “The Happiness Advantage” says that this is…
Woman with headache
Feb 15, 2016, 9:59 PM
We all know how damaging stress can be on our bodies. Stress weakens our immune system, causes high blood pressure, and has been known to contribute to heart disease. But have you ever considered the negative impact stress…