Partial & Complete Dentures
Athletic Mouth Guards
Your teeth are important, but they are not the only thing that matters in your mouth. We must remember our teeth are attached to a body. And sometimes certain conditions manifest themselves in the mouth. These include diabetes, oral cancer, sleep apnea, and a wide range of diseases we won’t mention here. Rest assured, you’ll be screened for these conditions.
Now back to teeth. There are multiple ways to lose a tooth. A cavity. An unwanted blow to the face. Another way a tooth is lost is due to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is chronic inflammation of the gums and bone that support our teeth. Similarly to high blood pressure or high cholesterol, periodontal disease is not painful. But there are symptoms such as red, puffy gums, bleeding of the gums, gum recession, loose or mobile teeth, to name a few. Depending on the severity of the condition, more frequent cleanings and even “gum surgery” may be necessary. If uncontrolled for long periods of time, bone will be lost around the tooth, the tooth becomes loose, and then eventually falls out or needs to be removed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012 nearly one out of every two Americans 30 years and older have periodontal disease. Our team is here to help you not become a statistic!
576 Kokopelli Dr, Fruita, CO 81521
Come on in and get to know Dr. Christensen and his team
Dr. Christensen is proud to be a part of the Fruita community and to serve our friends and neighbors in the area. Come on in and get to know Dr. Christensen and the staff.
We understand how important it is to be confident with your smile and would love to help you with all of your Dental needs. Fruita Family Dental is committed to helping you avoid costly and unnecessary dental procedures and to providing the highest possible dental care. Welcome to the family!