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 »