Holiday Happiness Courtesy of Dental Crowns

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As the wintry feasts and delightful eats meander their way onto our plates this holiday season, we must make sure our teeth and gums are up to the task. One bad tooth can spell disaster for your smile and dampen your holiday season. Get back your holiday happiness courtesy of our dental crowns. Dental crowns… Read more »

A Healthier Smile is the First Step to a Healthier You

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Did you know you can improve your physical health simply by caring for your teeth? A healthy smile is the first step to a healthier you. The more you strive to take care of your health and gums, the more your entire body will reap its benefits. Below are some tips to help you: –… Read more »

You Can Have Dental Sealants Applied to Prevent Cavities

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As your child’s permanent teeth emerge from their gums, it’s natural and even expected for those teeth to have deep pits and fissures on the biting surfaces. Even though this makes their teeth more efficient at chewing and grinding hard foods, it can also act like a trap for residual food particles and plaque. This… 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 »

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 »

How to Relieve Dry Mouth

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Saliva is vital to the functioning of a healthy mouth. It neutralizes acids produced by bacteria and limits bacterial growth, washes away food particles, and helps you to swallow and helps your digestion. But what if you have been experiencing difficulty chewing, talking, or swallowing, along with a change in taste? These are all symptomatic… Read more »

What Are the Effects of Gum Disease?

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What happens when your gums begin receding from your teeth? Gum disease happens when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pull back from the tooth exposing tooth roots. This action allows gaps to form between the teeth and the gum line. When this happens, harmful plaque-causing bacteria accumulates in these pockets. Hardened plaque can cause… Read more »

How to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Pearly Whites

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Finding ways to help your children to clean their teeth every day can be tricky but necessary because good hygiene is a must for them to have healthy teeth and gums. Other than doing it for them, there are some things you can do to help make sure they develop those habits early on! It… Read more »