Evans, Colorado is a city with great ambitions and seems destined to achieve them. Established in 1867 as a serene and picturesque town of about 400 residents, Evans has grown to become the second largest city in Weld County and a model of economic prosperity in Northern Colorado. No more than an hour’s drive north of Denver and east of the Rockies, Evans is ideally situated, enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine annually and offering citizens the best climate the region has to offer.
As Northern Colorado has developed and urbanized in recent years, Evans CO has proved an enticing choice for newcomers to the region; with a current population of over 19,000, the city has more than doubled in size since only the year 2000. With the boom in population, Evans has experienced a correspondingly dramatic increase in economic strength. In a nationwide study conducted by Forbes Magazine in 2008, the Evans metropolitan statistical area garnered the top spot among all areas for five-year income growth.
Ascent Family Dental hopes to sustain the city’s impressive economic success by catering to any and all dental needs of the ever increasing population of Evans residents. As your dentist near Evans Colorado, Dr. Williams is keenly aware that more than 75 percent of Americans suffer from some form of periodontal gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss for individuals over age 35. Though tooth loss is a troubling prospect, recent research suggests the dangers of gum disease may be far more destructive.
Many studies have found a concrete link between gum disease and heart disease, and although the causal relationship remains to be fully explored, people with periodontal gum disease are far more likely to have heart disease as well. The correlation is so high that gum disease proves nearly as accurate a predictor of heart disease as cholesterol levels. The good news is that gum disease can be controlled, and at far less expense than coronary artery disease. Through proper dental care, including a healthy regime of brushing and flossing, people may be able to prevent more serious conditions as they grow older.
To many, a toothpick is regarded as a helpful and effective tool of dental hygiene; its name certainly suggests as much. However, contrary to popular belief, toothpicks have proved more dangerous than helpful; they are the single greatest choking hazard in the entire nation. In lieu of facing serious health risks, consumers are better served using floss, an item safely designed as an effective interdental cleaner. Floss is far more productive, removing food particles and bacteria between teeth that could otherwise lead to bacterial infections, gingivitis and periodontal gum disease. As a distinguished and knowledgeable dentist near Evans Colorado, Dr. Williams provides each of his patients in the community with sound advice about preventive dental care and maintenance.
As discussed above, the relationship between gum disease and coronary artery disease is very real, and the strength of that relationship is ever increasing as new evidence is presented. In a recent research trial, people who had visited their dentist for routine cleanings at least once every two years were found to be 24% less likely to suffer a heart attack, when compared to their counterparts who had neglected their dental hygiene. Though a complete explanation of this astonishing statistic remains elusive, many researchers believe the bacteria that builds up in our mouths can spread to other parts of the body, causing chronic inflammation or hardening of the arteries. As more clinical trials are conducted, the benefits of frequent teeth cleaning are becoming all the more significant.
Gone are the days where trips to the dentist were dreaded. With the increasing evidence of the myriad benefits of routine dental care, people are becoming more and more accustomed to taking proper care of their teeth. In fact, according to a recent survey by Time magazine, nearly 60% of people would rather go to the dentist than sit next to someone talking on a cell phone. As your dentist near Evans Colorado, Ascent Family Dental can assure you won’t be subject to any incessant cell phone chatter during your appointment. We are committed to promoting your oral and general physical health, two concepts that are connected in profound ways we are only now beginning to explore and fully understand.
Ascent Family Dental is conveniently located for all Evans residents. Simply take 85 north and merge onto US-34W/US-85 S via the ramp to Loveland. Continue to follow US-34 W and make a slight left onto CO Rd 56 for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto 35th Ave and in 2 miles turn left onto W 12th St. Our office is located Ascent Family Dental 3535 W. 12th St. Ste B Greeley CO 80634. You may reach us to schedule your visit at (970) 351-6095.