Poudre Valley Family Dental
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  • “So glad that my husband and I have Dr. Gray and his staff for our dental care. We have been under Dr. Gray's care for minor and not-so-minor procedures for the past 2 years and have been very happy with the excellent, up-to-date dentistry and compassionate care. Dr. Gray's friendly and efficient office staff and dental assistants contribute to our confidence in what has been outstanding dental care.” - A

  • “Wonderful office and great experience! Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable and explained everything! Exactly what I was Looking for in a dentist!!” - A

  • “Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Gray's office. Cleanings are thorough and comfortable and the staff is friendly and professional. Desired appointments are easy to obtain and kept on time.” - D

  • “Poudre Valley Family Dental Rocks. They are always personable and friendly. The staff all call me by name when I walk in the door and they ask me about my family and work. I never feel rushed out the door, and yet they are always prompt and timely. It's like visiting with friends every 6 months. I highly recommend making these guys your dental team!” - E

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Is Your Bite Cracking Your Teeth?

This patient presented with persistent pain her previous dentist was unable to diagnose.

Looking at the contact points between the upper and lower teeth, it was apparent that there were non- ideal forces on the bottom back tooth. In addition, the tooth in front of it had a very large metal filling with signs of leaking.

When both molars were tested for cracks, the very back tooth showed symptoms consistent with a significant crack, which indicated that the very back tooth was most likely the one causing the patient’s pain. In cases like this, the cracks are rarely due to one catastrophic or traumatic event, but ...

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Healthy Living Requires Healthy Gums - Part 2!

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Periodontal disease is often difficult to detect on your own, but it can have serious implications for your overall health.

Many people with periodontal disease are not even aware they have it.

We actually wish periodontal disease hurt! Pain is typically a clear indication to people that there is a problem with their body. Unfortunately, periodontitis often presents as signs (conditions that can be seen/detected during a clinical exam) without obvious symptoms (conditions you can detect yourself such as pain, bleeding, and tooth movement) until it develops into a very advanced stage. Without regular thorough dental exams and very effective communication, you may not realize you have periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is associated ...

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Healthy living requires healthy gums!

I saw a patient recently whose main concern was, “Why won’t the dentist just clean my teeth?” He came from another office and was frustrated by their recommendation for periodontal therapy. He did not understand why he could no longer be treated with the same regular cleaning he had been receiving
for decades.

Periodontal Chart | Fort Collins CO Dentist

The patient’s periodontal charting showed the presence of active periodontal disease-- look how many pocket depths (the “PD” lines in the above chart) are deeper than 3mm, which means he should be treated with periodontal therapy. This has become a common point of misunderstanding for several ...

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Take advantage of the dental benefits you’ve paid for all year long!

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It’s that time of year again! Take advantage of the dental benefits you’ve paid for all year long!

If you are paying for dental insurance and need dental treatment or are not seeing a dentist regularly, take advantage of your dental plan this year before your dental benefits expire. Unlike true insurance plans, dental plans are designed to be used each year. If you don’t use the benefits you have paid for all year, the insurance company keeps your benefit money for themselves and you lose the opportunity to claim your reimbursement for dental work, dental exams, and cleanings.

The end of the year is a perfect time to use your benefits.

  • If ...

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Is sedation the same as laughing gas (nitrous oxide)?

This is a common question from patients with dental anxiety.  Oral sedation IS completely different from nitrous oxide--from a patient experience, physiological, and even legal, standpoint.

We recently saw a patient who was so anxious that even with nitrous oxide, having a cleaning procedure done was a stressful and uncomfortable ordeal.  She would lose sleep and spend days worrying about her upcoming appointments.  She wanted to take care of her teeth and have necessary dental procedures performed, but the anxiety associated with dental work was stopping her.

This patient decided to take advantage of oral sedation to overcome her severe anxiety.  We completed the necessary procedures over multiple appointments.  At the first ...

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Our Office Is Moving!

We are excited to announce that as of November 1, we will be in our new space: 2032 Lowe Street, Suite 100.

Thank you to all of our loyal patients who have been visiting us on Riverside for all these years!We appreciate you and are excited to provide you with a beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing new office that makes you feel good when you walk in the door. Dr. Gray and Poudre Valley Family Dental provide exceptional dentistry you can trust with compassionate care you deserve. The new office and equipment was designed and selected to reflect those priorities and will bring your experience at our office to a whole new ...

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