The Types of Dental Sedation

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Are you afraid of the dentist? As you probably know, many people suffer from similar concerns about visiting the dentist. In fact, nearly half of all Americans have some type of dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider to help you deal with your anxiety. One option we recommend is dental… Read more »

Cavities: What You Should Know

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What keeps people from having a cavity filled? Generally, the answer comes down to one of two important issues: fear of the dentist or concern about the cost of the treatment. However, if you have a cavity filled, there are a few reasons you should get it filled immediately. You see, cavities are formed by… Read more »

How to Deal with a Dental Emergency

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Even if you practice proper dental hygiene, accidents can happen. Your teeth, lips, or gums may become inflamed or injured. It is important to know what to do in these situations and when you should visit our dentist. Chipped Tooth Save the pieces and rinse them. Rinse your mouth with warm water. If there is… Read more »

Abscessed Tooth? We Can Help!

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Just like any other part other of our body, we can injure the inside of our mouth. If this happens, bacteria can potentially enter and cause an infection—which can lead to a painful swelling filled with pus. If the pus can’t escape the area will become even more swollen and painful. This is known as… Read more »

Does Fluoride Really Work?

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Our teeth face a constant onslaught of corrosive acid produced by bacteria in our mouths. If allowed, this acid makes cavities that expose the sensitive inner layers of teeth and can cause quite a bit of pain. Our first line of defense against decay is tooth enamel, the hardest substance in the human body. But… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Trouble? We Can Help

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Are your wisdom teeth bothering you or someone close to you? If so, our team can help. Sadly, wisdom teeth removal is something that almost everyone goes through, but can you recognize the symptoms of a problematic wisdom tooth? Similarly, do you know why some wisdom teeth need to be removed? Luckily, there are a… Read more »

Ease Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

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There is no need to put off dental procedures because of dental anxiety. At the dental practice of Holly B. Sletten, DMD in Parker, Colorado, we understand dental anxiety, and want you to know we are pleased to offer our patients sedation dentistry, to make your experience comfortable and pleasant. The purpose of sedation dentistry is… Read more »

Dental Bleaching Procedure Is the Most Effective Way to Whiten Your Teeth

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The enamel is receptive to stains from multiple sources such as consuming dark food and drinks, tobacco use or even the natural processes of aging. Minor stains are often easier to brighten than stains that extend deep into the enamel layer. How deeply your teeth are stained will directly influence the whitening products and procedures… Read more »

What to Look for in Toothpaste

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To help you properly take care of your smile each day, our team recommends that you use the best toothpaste that will help you achieve the results you are looking for. There are many types of toothpaste in the world today, and we suggest choosing to use one or more of the following options: Fluoride… Read more »