February 22, 2016

February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate the invention that automated the production of tortillas than sitting on a comfortable couch and watching a favorite film with a selection of tasty tortilla chips and dips. You may not know that the first tortilla chips were invented when misshapen tortillas were produced. Instead of throwing them away, they decided to use them by frying the discarded tortillas in small triangles and selling them for a dime a bag. Tortilla chips soon because a nationwide sensation served with guacamole, salsa, and a variety of other appetizers. In fact, the response was so huge that the state of Texas made the tortilla chip the official state snack in 2003.

Enjoy National Tortilla Chip Day with a bag of your favorite tortilla chips and your favorite dip. Dr. Mason Miner, a dentist who treats gum disease in Durango, CO, wants you to know that smart snacking is good for your overall wellbeing, and it also helps maintain healthy teeth and gums. This National Tortilla Chip Day try some whole wheat or baked tortilla chips, organic salsa, and low-fat cheese.


Gum Disease Treatment Alternatives

Untreated gum disease leads to irreversible harm to your teeth and gums. However, there are various treatments for gum disease depending on your overall health, how you have responded to other therapies, and the stage of infection.

  • Gingivectomy
  • Bone grafting
  • Ridge augmentation

Treatments may include nonsurgical therapies that regulate bacterial growth and surgery to restore supportive tissues. We offer a variety of minimally invasive gum disease treatments and can recommend the best treatment option for you.


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Periodontal disease does not go away by itself, even if you brush and floss regularly. When you need a dentist who performs superior periodontal maintenance, you can trust Dr. Mason Miner and his team of experts. Contact us today at 970-306-0535 to schedule an appointment.



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