Common Questions About Dentistry

Your smile is important to you, and we know you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to take care of it. Here are some great questions to ask to make sure you know everything you need to have a healthy smile!

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Simply brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly is a fantastic way to keep your gums and teeth as healthy as can be! Going the extra mile can help not just maintain but improve the benefits of these already healthy habits.

Asking the right questions about oral care can lead to a healthy knowledge of best-practices in keeping your teeth healthy in the moment, and as your life progresses and your oral health needs shift.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Diet Affect My Chances of Getting A Cavity?

Yes. Regularly consuming large amounts of sugary foods can increase your risk of tooth decay, especially if you do not brush and floss twice a day.

Are Adults At Higher Risk For Gum Disease Than Children?

Adults are at much higher risk for gum disease than children, and it is important to take extra steps towards keeping your gums healthy as you age.

Why Brush And Floss? Why Not Just One Or The Other?

Brushing and flossing serve two different purposes. While both contribute significantly to your overall oral health, brushing is focused on cleaning the enamel while flossing is directed more towards gum health.

Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush Or Floss?

While bleeding gums can be an early sign of gum disease, this can also simply mean that you are brushing or flossing too hard. Try buying a toothbrush with soft bristles, and floss more slowly.

If I Brush And Floss Twice A Day, Do I Still Need To Go To The Dentist?

Yes. Brushing and flossing have many long-lasting benefits, but it does not completely get rid of the risk of tooth decay. Going to the dentist not only lets you get your teeth cleaned by professionals, it also helps you stay on top of any problems that may arise despite your good habits.

Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Unless you have a condition that requires a special kind of toothpaste, most brands are acceptable. The important thing is that you are using it regularly!

Why Brush Twice A Day?

Brushing only once a day can allow a greater chance for more plaque buildup, whereas brushing more than twice a day can irritate your gums and enamel. Brushing once in the morning to get ride of plaque that has built up overnight, and once in the evening to clean out any bacteria that has gathered during the day, is the ideal method.

How Often Should I See A Dentist?

Seeing us once every six months is a great way to catch any issues before they become worse, while also making sure your teeth stay nice and shiny!

Is Brushing The Only Way To Keep My Teeth White?

Avoiding acidic beverages like coffee can help avoid staining the enamel. You can also get your teeth whitened professionally by your dentist.

What Do I Do If I Have Sensitive Teeth?

If you have sensitive teeth, you may be prescribed fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen your enamel and prevent any more discomfort.

How Can We Help?

Dental Procedures at Beavers & Broomfield

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Teeth Cleanings

Teeth cleanings are probably the thing most of our patients associate with going to the dentist. We clean, floss, and scrub your teeth so that they’re looking good when you leave the office.

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Dental Exams

We take x-rays to make sure there are no underlying problems at the roots or a part of the bone. We visually inspect your teeth and gums. All this information helps us make informed decisions about your treatment plan.

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Sealants

Sealants are protective plastics that typically cover the far back teeth that are hard to get to with floss. They provide a protective barrier which prevents food and bacteria from affecting the teeth.

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Teeth Cleanings & Dental Exams

Preventative care is important for children. Teeth cleanings help us make sure that your child’s smile stays healthy! Regular exams allow us to identify and fix issues as early as possible.

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Dental X-Rays

X-rays are especially important for children because it gives us insight into how their teeth and gums are developing. This allows us to develop a more unique treatment plan!

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Oral Health Education

Teaching proper brushing techniques is an essential part of preventative care for children. The best part is that this is treatment they can bring home!

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Teeth Whitening

Whitening is a procedure we do to get rid of stains and to get rid of that yucky yellow or brown coloring you may have from coffee, tea, wine, and other substances that might stain your teeth. We can get your teeth looking amazing.

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Veneers

Veneers are a cosmetic implement used to repair and mask certain dental needs such as chipped or malformed teeth. We use either porcelain or a composite resin that will have you looking great in no time.

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Bonding

Bonding is a procedure that we can use to repair broken teeth. It’s a less expensive and less invasive procedure than veneers but can get the job done if you’ve experienced broken teeth or dental trauma.

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Full Reconstruction

Full reconstruction, while not super common, is a multistep procedure for repairing or replacing all the teeth in a patient’s mouth. It is necessary for some patients who have experienced dental trauma or who have experienced a lot of decay.

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Fillings

Fillings are the typical treatment for cavities. We remove the decay in a tooth and fill it in with a compound of one type or another such as a composite, silver amalgam, or ceramics.

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Root Canals

Sometimes decay or trauma damages a tooth down to the pulp and a root canal seals off the tooth down to the root so that no more decay or infection can occur. It’s filled in and sealed off for good.

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Dentures

A patient can get dentures after removing/losing all their teeth or just top or bottom rows. They can be made in a way that looks natural and fits with your own bite.

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Restoration Of Implants

If one of your dental implants breaks or gets discolored, our team is happy to get you back on track, looking and feeling great.

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Implant Placement

Implants are one of the tools used to replace teeth that have been removed. We can get you fitted with an implant and place it so that your smile and bite don’t miss a beat.

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Broken Teeth

Broken teeth happen. There are a number of reasons why this can happen, and we can help you out. We can also help you with preventative measures.

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Dental Trauma

We see accidents all the time. Maybe a dog ran out in front of you while you were biking the Greenway and you have an accident that involves dental trauma. Whatever the case, your instinct to contact us is right. We can fix you up.

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Dental Abscess

An abscess is what results from an infection in or around the tooth. A pocket of pus builds up inside the tooth or the gums. It’s not a great situation to be in and can really affect your whole health for the worse.

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Gingivitis Treatment

Gingivitis is highly treatable. It’s an inflammation of the gums and brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings are effective in combating it. We’ll help you combat even the worst case of gingivitis.

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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is what happens when gingivitis is left unchecked and moves on to full-blown gum disease. It requires a more aggressive and invasive treatment than gingivitis.

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TMJ Treatment

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, affects the joint where your jaw fits your skull. There are numerous home treatments and exercises your dentist can show you as well as some things we can do to alleviate pain.

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