What’s the Connection Between Your Mouth and Diabetes?

When you head into the dentist for your regular six-month appointment, you expect to hear terms like fluoride, flossing, and xrays. But diabetes? Most people don’t expect a blood sugar condition to have anything to do with oral health. Yet it does, much more than you realize! Type 2 diabetes and oral health are closely… Read More »

The Complete Guide to Wisdom Teeth Removal

  Wisdom teeth sound promising, but they tend to bring more trouble than wisdom.  In fact, it’s more common to have your wisdom teeth removed than to keep them in place. It’s important to understand the role of wisdom teeth in your mouth and prepare for their removal before they have the opportunity to cause… Read More »

The Dangers of Teeth Grinding and How to Stop It

How often do you experience headaches and jaw pain during the day? Do your teeth ache and your temples throb? If so, you could be one of the 8% of adults with a teeth grinding disorder called bruxism.  Teeth grinding is a serious issue that poses a threat to your dental health and overall comfort…. Read More »

4 Important Lessons From Children’s Dental Health Month

Every February, we take time to observe National Children’s Dental Health Month. Dental health is important to each and every one of us, but it’s especially critical for children. If children can create strong, effective oral care habits from a young age, they are far less likely to suffer the pain of tooth loss and decay… Read More »

The Best and Worst Types of Dental Fillings

You brush and floss each day to prevent cavities, but sometimes teeth suffer decay anyway. Fortunately, cavities are easy to treat. Dental fillings are used to restore the structure of teeth damaged by decay.  However, not all dental fillings are alike! They are made with different materials, some of which are better for your mouth… Read More »

5 Great Tips to Control Your Dental Anxiety

If the idea of visiting your dentist for a six-month check-up fills you with an intense sense of stress and worry, you may be among the 15% of people suffering from ongoing dental anxiety.  You know your regular dentist visits are important for your oral health, but the intense force of fear and anxiety override… Read More »

Hybridge Implants 101: Everything You Need to Know

You wouldn’t ask a mechanic to cut your hair, and you wouldn’t ask an accountant to treat your broken arm, so why would you ask an uncertified dentist to reconstruct your mouth with Hybridge Implants? Total mouth reconstruction is a major undertaking. The dentist who replaces your lost teeth and restores the function of your… Read More »

Five Reasons for a Tooth Extraction

  Tooth extractions are never pleasant but are sometimes necessary in order to maintain the integrity of your jaw. At Arvada Dental Center, we never extract unless it is absolutely required. If it’s your permanent tooth, then saving the tooth is our first priority and, when that can’t be realized, a tooth extraction may be… Read More »

Fear of the Dentist? Here’s Why Sedation Dentistry May Be Right for You

  Going to the dentist is a fear for many people of all ages — not just children! Whether your distress was caused by a bad experience years ago or simply an unreasoning fear that simply can’t be explained, sedation dentistry may be the solution that allows you to get the care you need without… Read More »

Laser Dentistry – What is it and is it the Right Choice for You?

  Technology is constantly changing the world of dentistry for the better. One way that is happening is through the rise of laser dentistry. This new technology is allowing dentists to use far less invasive procedures to address common dental problems, creating fewer risks, less discomfort, and greater accuracy, and improved patient satisfaction in the… Read More »

Ways to Lower Your Risk of Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

  Having wisdom teeth removed is a common dental procedure that is usually safe. However, you can develop a condition called a dry socket after this surgery if you’re not careful. A dry socket can cause you to experience considerable pain and discomfort. Learn more about why this can happen and how you can lower… Read More »

Are Dentures Right for You? Here’s What You Need to Know

Dentures are removable dental devices that can replace a few missing teeth or an entire arch. They work to help maintain normal functionality of your teeth while enhancing the appearance of your smile. Whether you are considering full or partial dentures, the better you understand the process, the more informed decisions you can make about… Read More »