After many years of dedication to the Colorado Springs area, Dr. Michael Beasley has decided to retire from dentistry. He is pleased to be handing over his practice to Dr. Tara Pool. Dr. Tara looks forward to continuing to serve all of Dr. Beasley's patients with the same level of care and compassion as ever. Below is a statement from Dr. Tara.
We’ve all heard someone say, “I get my bad teeth from my mom’s side of the family,” or “I can thank my dad for my healthy smile,” but is it really all about your DNA? How about good dental hygiene? Dentists are always saying we get cavities from eating too many sweets or forgetting to brush and floss, but are they right? Well, partially. Here’s why:
If your dental checkups are less than stellar and your teeth seem to accumulate plaque too quickly, it might be a good idea to switch to a sonic toothbrush. While many dentists will emphasize frequent brushing and flossing, it really does matter which kind of brush you use. A lot of dentists will recommend sonic toothbrushes to their clients, claiming that they’re much better than a standard toothbrush. Certainly all the advertising would have you think this is true, and if that doesn’t convince you, maybe the price will (between $80 and $150). But are these electronic toothbrushes really better?
Going to the best Colorado Springs dentist means feeling reassured that you’re getting the treatment you need, the advice you want and the care you deserve, but for people who suffer from dental anxiety, there sometimes isn’t enough reassurance in the world to make them feel more comfortable with a trip to the dentist - even if it’s just for a cleaning! Understanding what causes dental anxiety and learning some ways to manage it can mean more comfortable dentist visits in the future.
Now that it’s the new year, it’s easy to make resolutions and goals and have a start and end date for them. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that after a few weeks the novelty of “new year, new you” wears off and keeping the resolutions you’ve set for yourself is no longer a priority.
Instead of coming up with big resolutions that you’ll forget about as soon as you don’t make progress, make a few small goals to reach every month to help yourself become healthier, and the other resolutions fall into place. Whether you want to work on getting more sleep or going to your Colorado Springs dentist or doctor for regular checkups, making things that should be routine into goals is a great way to stay on track to a long, healthy life. Here are a few ideas, including some dental hygiene ones, for goals to set and keep in 2016.
We serve patients in a 30 mile radius around Colorado Springs and beyond,
many customers come for miles to see Dr. Pool.