Highpoint Dental Care Blog

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Are My Dental Problems Affecting My Career?

September 10, 2019
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Oral health and beauty issues can have a profound impact on your career. Your smile is one of your most noticeable attributes and a smile that is broken, crooked, severely stained, or otherwise off-putting can have a demonstrably negative impact on your ability to secure employment or climb the ladder once employed.  A recent study from the American Dental Association found that 30% of people aged 18 to 34 reported their dental problems had interfered with successful interviews. A similar report from NBC found this problem is common among older adults as well, making poor oral health and beauty an issue that can impact job seekers of all ages. The ADA study identified several issues that… Read Full Post

When Should Children Start Going to the Dentist?

July 08, 2019
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At Highpoint Dental, we encourage parents to start bringing their little ones to the office for cleanings, examinations, and pediatric dentistry services around the age of three. By this age, a majority of your child’s baby teeth will have erupted and, hopefully, a daily oral hygiene habit has been developed. Visiting our office around this time allows Dr. Baltz and Dr. Rowe to show your child that there is nothing frightening about the dentist – a key part in preventing the development of dental phobia – while allowing us to evaluate your child’s oral health, address any concerns, and make suggestions and offer solutions for optimizing at-home routines.  Our kid-friendly dentistry… Read Full Post

Is Getting a Root Canal Painful?

June 12, 2019
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Root canals are not painful. With modern advancements in both local anesthetic and sedation options like nitrous oxide, a root canal should be no more uncomfortable than a standard filling. At Highpoint Dental Care, we offer free nitrous oxide to patients who feel nervous about root canal therapy. If you believe this service would be useful, we would be happy to discuss details during your time in our care. We are endlessly committed to patient comfort and satisfaction. We will take every care to make your experience in our office pleasant, relaxing, and rewarding. Why is a Root Canal Done? Pulp lies within a chamber underneath the enamel and dentin of your teeth. Comprised of… Read Full Post

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

May 16, 2019
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Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an odorless gas that, when inhaled, displaces oxygen in the lungs, resulting in a euphoric, pleasantly heavy, and calming physical and mental reaction. First used as a form of anesthesia in 1844, nitrous oxide is considered an “essential medicine” by the World Health Organization and is used daily in dental offices across the country. As a tool to manage anxiety and discomfort in dentistry, nitrous oxide has few equals. Incredibly fast to work, nitrous oxide will continue to provide a safe level of sedation as long as it is being administered. Once the mask is removed, the effects of laughing gas wear off quickly, allowing patients to function… Read Full Post

Do I Really Need to Floss?

April 15, 2019
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Flossing is used to remove plaque and food particles from in between teeth. For the best results, a clean section of floss should be drawn from below the gum line upwards to the crown of each tooth at least once a day. This can help prevent tartar build up and act as the first line of defense against infection and gum disease. When done incorrectly, flossing may be uncomfortable. Worse yet, using a “sawing” motion or more force than needed to glide the floss can cut and irritate gum tissue. If you struggle with flossing, we would be happy to provide guidance during your next routine visit to our Aurora office. If flossing turns out to be a poor fit for your routine, we can discuss… Read Full Post

Same Day Dental Crowns

January 15, 2019
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At Highpoint Dental, we are pleased to offer same day dental crowns. Using advanced CAD/CAM technology, our dentists can plan, customize, craft, and place life-like restorations during a single office visit - and all without compromising quality. If you suspect you may need a crown or if you need a crown replaced, give us a call at 303-500-8701 to schedule an appointment at our Aurora office today. Single Visit Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns Traditional dental crowns can take several weeks and multiple visits to plan and place. To place traditional crowns an appointment will be needed for planning and preparing the teeth. An additional visit may also be needed for placing temporary… Read Full Post

What is Digital Dentistry?

December 04, 2018
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Digital dentistry, at its most basic, simply refers to dentistry that is enhanced or assisted by computer technology. At our office, we utilize many of these advanced technologies to improve patient safety, satisfaction, and overall experience. During your next routine visit, we would be happy to discuss the technology we continue to implement in our efforts to ensure optimal patient satisfaction. Our Services Digital dentistry services we provide include: Digital Imaging. We use the CBCT 3D scanner to create remarkably detailed images of your teeth, nerve pathways, soft tissue, and bone. An alternative to x-rays, digital imaging produces only half the radiation and offers a much… Read Full Post

What Is a Dental Crown?

November 26, 2018
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A dental crown is a type of restorative dentistry procedure that protects a tooth that has been weakened by decay or another type of damage. Dental crowns are one of the most common types of dental procedures, and can last for a long time and look very natural. Here at Highpoint Dental Care, we offer a variety of different types of dental crowns. If you are in need of a crown, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 303-500-8701 to schedule your appointment today. Types of Dental Crowns The main types of dental crowns are: Metal Metal fused to porcelain Porcelain Metal crowns are the strongest and most durable type of crown, but they stand out in your mouth due to the color. Often… Read Full Post

Cost of Dental Implants

October 11, 2018
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Dental implants are considered the best way to replace missing teeth, but they can be expensive. Typical costs for dental implants can range from $1500 to $6000, depending on a number of factors such as the complexity of your case, how many missing teeth you have, and the quality of the materials used. We know that the cost of dental implants can be off-putting for many patients, but over time they are a great investment. Dental implants can last for a lifetime without needing to be replaced, and the benefits they impart are much greater than adhesive dentures. If you are interested in dental implants but unsure if you can shoulder the expense, please come visit Highpoint Dental Care for… Read Full Post

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

August 28, 2018
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If you are missing most or all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures are usually considered to be the best option for tooth replacement. While regular adhesive dentures are cheaper, they come with a number of problems that could be avoided if you choose implant-supported dentures instead. If you are interested in learning more about your options to replace missing teeth and ensure great oral health, call Highpoint Dental Care today at 303-500-8701 to schedule your free consultation. Our friendly dentists will be happy to help you find the best option that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget. What Are Implant-Supported Dentures? Implant-supported dentures differ from regular… Read Full Post