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Implanted Dentures: Are They Worth It?

June 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — westarvada @ 9:22 pm
Older patient smiling with their implanted dentures

Dentures have long been a solution for patients missing multiple teeth, but their traditional models often come with challenges. Thankfully, modern dental technology has come a long way and has vastly improved them. Enter implant-supported dentures, a modern advancement that can transform your smile and your whole experience with denture prosthetics. But does attaching your dentures to dental implants really make that big a difference? Read on to explore implanted dentures and their numerous benefits.


Curative Care: How Long Does it Take to Heal Gingivitis?

May 2, 2024

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Yellow hourglass next to a large model tooth holding several toothbrushes

Have you noticed that your gums are darker and more tender or that there’s blood in the sink after brushing and flossing? These could be early signs of gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. Recognizing these signs early allows you to schedule an appointment with your dentist to address it before it progresses into periodontitis. This more advanced stage can cause receding gumlines and can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Fortunately, it’s often preventable with an early diagnosis and the right treatment. But how long does it usually take to clear up once you’ve taken the right steps? If you’re curious, continue reading to find out!


Can Ignoring a Toothache Be Fatal?

April 2, 2024

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person with toothache holding their cheek

At times, you might experience a toothache, varying from a minor ache from a cavity to more severe pain. While some toothaches can be resolved easily with a filling, others might indicate a larger issue. But can ignoring these serious toothaches ever become dangerous enough to be life-threatening? Keep reading as we explore if toothaches can lead to serious problems and how your dentist can assist in addressing them.


Weathering the Years: How Aging Affects Your Smile’s Looks

March 21, 2024

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A close-up portrait of a cheerful pensioner

It’s pretty well-known that your looks will change over the years. As you get older, you can expect new wrinkles, drooping cheeks, etc. Still, you may not grasp just how aging affects your smile’s appearance. Your grin will start looking weathered if you don’t take action. It could then hurt your confidence when you meet loved ones. That said, your Arvada dentist will help you avoid these outcomes. Here are the ways aging changes your grin and how cosmetic dentistry can help.


Balancing Work and Recovery: Tips After Dental Implant Surgery

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — westarvada @ 9:55 pm
Woman smiling at work after dental implant surgery

In today’s hustle and bustle of grind culture and high work ethics, the sentiment is that “time is money.” This often applies to patients who have just had dental implant surgery who just want to get back to work. However, while you may be eager to return to your nine-to-five, there are some considerations to be had for your oral health.

If you want to learn when you can go back to work after getting dental implants and how to recover faster, continue reading.


How Your Dentist is Using CAD/CAM Technology

January 13, 2024

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Woman with bright white grin looking to side and smiling

Dentistry has come a long way in the last few decades alone. Nowadays, many dentists have started using CAD/CAM technology in order to enhance their services. As a prime example, CAD/CAM instruments make it possible to design, create, and place dental crowns in just one appointment. Below you can learn more about CAD/CAM and the role it plays in modern dentistry.


Sleeping Soundly, Even with a Toothache: 5 Essential Tips for Nighttime Comfort

December 15, 2023

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A man trying to fall asleep with a toothache

Dealing with a toothache can make it challenging to get a good night’s sleep. The throbbing, the pain, and the irritation can be enough to make you stare at the ceiling. However, don’t give up on counting sheep just yet, there are some things you can try to recover your ticket to dreamland.


The Art of Aging Well: Cosmetic Dentistry for a Youthful and Confident Smile

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — westarvada @ 5:02 pm
An older woman smiling with her cosmetic dentistry treatments

Aging is a natural and beautiful part of life, but along with the grace of age come many changes. Your skin, hair, and even your teeth will transform as you grow older, altering your appearance. There’s no need to worry, however. Cosmetic dentistry can help you retain your youthful appearance with several different treatments to fit your goals and your budget.

If you want to learn more about the changes your smile may go through and some cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help, continue reading.


Investing Time in Your Smile: How Long Dental Implant Surgery Takes

October 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — westarvada @ 3:32 pm
dentist showing a model of a dental implant

To most people, time is precious and valuable! As a result, you may want to know how much of it you’ll be investing in dental implants. How long does the dental implant surgery take? What about the recovery afterward?? Get a better understanding of your time investment by continuing to read this post.


What Were Prehistoric Teeth Like?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — westarvada @ 10:56 pm
Caveman in cave

In the Mesolithic Era, hunter-gatherers of the Croatian Peninsula foraged for starchy plants and caught fish for protein. They may have even used their teeth to remove scales from their catches. Scientists learned this by analyzing ancient teeth, where they found plaque containing microfossils of fish tissue and starch particles. These calcified bacterial deposits are now helping researchers understand the diet and lifestyles of our ancient ancestors. Here are some interesting facts from your dentist about what we can learn from ancient teeth.

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