A healthy, good-looking smile is an essential part of your family’s overall health. There is a direct link between visiting the dentist and keeping your natural teeth.
Highpoint Dental Care is a family-friendly dentistry office where we focus on preventing and treating common dental issues faced by patients of all ages .
We realize patients may have dental anxiety and work to provide a welcoming, non-threatening environment. From toddlers to seniors, our dentists treat generations of families. At Highpoint Dental, we truly see our patients as family and make every effort to provide a comfortable, welcoming, and inviting practice where your needs come first. If you live in the Aurora area and are looking for a dental team that is fully committed to the health and happiness of each member of your family, we encourage you to get in touch today!
Schedule a dental exam for your whole family at Highpoint Dental Care today at 303-617-9100. Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz serve patients in Aurora, Parker, Green Valley Ranch, and Centennial, Colorado.
Our welcoming and thoughtful dentists and staff focus on patient education and develop a treatment plan specific to you and your family members. We want you to know what to expect from your dental treatments, which includes:
- Your Dental Check Up
- Easing Dental Anxiety
- Kid-Friendly Dentists
- The CBCT 3D Scanner for High-Quality Imaging
- Gentle Gum Disease Treatment
- Take Our Oral Health Quiz
- Dental Treatments and Procedures We Offer
- Schedule Your Appointment at Highpoint Dental Care
During your bi-annual dental checkup, our dentists and friendly staff will make sure your oral health is in great shape and that you’re happy with the appearance of your smile. These visits are essential for many reasons because this is when severe problems such as advanced gum disease and oral cancer are identified.
We’ll perform a visual inspection of individual teeth and gums as well as take images to find infection or decay living under the surface. If we see any signs of tooth decay, infection, gum disease, or potential symptoms of oral cancer, we will discuss your options. Minor cavities can typically be treated during your checkup.
Highpoint Dental Care believes you should know what your costs will be before we begin any dental procedures. Our dentists will go over the treatments we feel are necessary to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile and make sure you know what to expect from your next appointment or consultation. We want to make sure you are provided honest information about all of your options and given a voice when it comes to your dental care.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, we can discuss your cosmetic dentistry options during your routine visits as well. Remember, we are here to help you achieve the strongest and most attractive smile possible. The suggestions that we make for your smile will be based on your specific concerns and all services will be customized to meet your exact needs.
Before we send you on your way to your everyday activities, we’ll remove any bacteria and plaque buildup from your teeth, giving you a strong foundation for a healthy and attractive smile that can be maintained through your daily oral hygiene efforts. Always committed to educating our patients, Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz will take time to answer any questions you may have about your home routine to help make sure it is optimized for year-round oral health and beauty.
Our compassionate dentists emphasize gentle dentistry. Many people have a fear of the dentist or may avoid the dentist because they’re concerned something is wrong. We believe in completing your dental checkups in a comfortable and relaxing manner and will work to calm your nerves. If you do have a cavity or other oral health problem, we can address the issue carefully, so we can improve your oral health without causing more irritation and anxiety.
It’s best to come in to see one of our general dentists for bi-annual checkups, but it’s particularly important if you have a toothache or mouth pain. It’s easiest to address the problem than let it spread, which will cause you more discomfort and pain in the end.
We offer complimentary nitrous oxide for nervous patients. Talk to us about your concerns and let us tailor your appointment to meet your needs.
Since healthy baby teeth “pave the way” for healthy adult teeth, we at Highpoint Dental Care value our young years when it comes to dental health. At our kid-friendly office, seeing children is an enjoyable part of our day!
The American Dental Association (ADA) encourages parents to start bringing their little ones to the office as early as the age of one year old. Between the age of one and three, children will develop their primary dentition (baby teeth). For this group of children, we offer complimentary dental appointments known as “Happy Visits.” These visits are fun, quick, easy, and can be completed during a parents cleaning and examination with the child sitting in their parent’s lap.
“Happy Visits” are used for pediatric dental health assessment, parent education, and acclimating young ones to the office. Pediatric patients between the ages of three and six will typically have all 20 primary (baby) teeth erupted, and should undergo a “light” cleaning with the hygienist, a fluoride varnish treatment, and radiographs to assess early childhood decay if possible. 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 oral health (teeth and gums), assess for orthodontic (crowding) problems, and for optimizing at-home routines.
Between the age of six and 13 is known as the mixed dentition stage, which is a formative time to lay the groundwork for a life of proper oral health. This stage involves the development of permanent teeth and the loss of the primary (baby) teeth. At these visits, we will clean teeth, diagnose cavities and gum disease, recommend orthodontic intervention if needed, encourage good oral hygiene, and assess proper development of the adult dentition.
At the age of 14, we will transition children to “adult” cleanings as they should have their full adult dentition. We will continue to monitor the young adult for orthodontic concerns and development of their wisdom teeth, which we usually will recommend for removal after the age of 16.
Our kid-friendly dentistry practice is stocked with amenities including a children’s lounge section with clean and safe toys, kids music and movies, and comforts such as blankets and refreshments. When children are younger than eight or have a fear or potential fear of the dentist, Dr. Baltz and Dr. Rowe will typically recommend nitrous oxide gas at a low level to help our procedures of removing “sugar bugs” not seem so scary.
We truly care about the comfort and happiness of each child we see and take every care to ensure our youngest patients feel safe and cared for at each stage of their visit. To us, “we treat you like family” isn’t a tagline, it’s a core philosophy. It is our absolute pleasure to extend this level of gentle, attentive, individualized care to each person who walks through our doors.
Pediatric Dentistry Services
Children’s dentistry services available at Highpoint Dental include:
- Routine Cleanings and Examinations
- Dental Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments
- Cavity Treatment (Fillings)
- Orthodontic Assessment
- Oral Injury
- Wisdom Tooth Development
While our gentle and playful approach helps younger patients feel comfortable, we understand that some treatments can feel, just by their nature, a bit frightening. If your child is nervous or anxious about dental treatment, we would be happy to discuss the option of free nitrous oxide in cases where appropriate. Please be sure to ask about this if you believe it is something your child may need. We are conservative in our application of this service, but can safely provide some level of assisted comfort, even for younger patients.
Is Fluoride Safe for Kids?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been shown to greatly reduce the risk of cavities when added to drinking water and toothpaste. Professional fluoride treatments at the dental office involve applying a thin layer of concentrated fluoride to the teeth to help strengthen enamel and combat decay.
Fluoride varnish puts fluoride in contact with the tooth for an extended period of time to make it much more effective at mineralizing teeth than toothpaste or fluoride drinking water. This application is safe for children and at-risk adults and is recommended by the American Dental Association, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. If you have concerns about fluoride, we would be happy to discuss them with you during your next appointment.
How Often Should Children Brush Their Teeth?
The children’s dentistry services offered by Dr. Baltz and Dr. Rowe are incredibly useful, but can only do so much. Optimizing your child’s daily routine is essential for long-term oral health now and into the future.
Just like adults, kids ideally should brush teeth 30 minutes after every meal and any sticky or sweet snack. Try to minimize your child’s intake of sweetened treats, even dried fruits and fruit juices, that increase chances for tooth decay, and be sure to set the example by eating well and brushing your own teeth twice every day (morning and night). It can be helpful to brush your teeth with your kiddo to model ideal behavior, and don’t forget to visit us yourself, every six months, so we can make sure your teeth and supporting structures are healthy, brilliant, and bright all year round.
Our general and cosmetic dentistry office utilizes the most advanced technologies and techniques available. We use the CBCT 3D Scanner to capture high-quality images in both 2D and 3D. This scanner limits your exposure to radiation, offering faster and safer dental visits. We can take accurate images in as little as seven seconds using half the radiation as the standard scanners.
The CBCT 3D scanner allows for accurate images for an improved view of your anatomy, which gives us an advantage when it comes to diagnosing problems, developing treatment plans, and predicting surgical outcomes.
The device has many benefits for us as well as you, the patient. The CBCT means fewer appointments, faster treatments, and the comfortable design causes less stress. It allows our dentists to provide more dentistry services without referring you to outside imaging centers.
Most adults will experience gum disease at least once in their life. The first stage, gingivitis, is largely reversible through better oral hygiene habits and regular cleanings. Gum disease often begins with irritated gums that are red, swollen, and bleed during brushing or flossing.
When left untreated, gingivitis becomes periodontitis, which can then turn into the third and irreversible stage, advanced periodontitis. Your gums will begin to recede, exposing more of your tooth and roots to food particles and bacteria.
Recent research has linked advanced gum disease to heart disease and diabetes because that bacteria can spread through your bloodstream. Tooth loss and jawbone resorption often occur as well, making treatment critical for preserving your teeth, gums, and bone.
Traditional gum treatment involves pulling your gums away from your teeth and then using metal tools to remove the tartar, plaque and lingering bacteria that’s collected on your teeth and beneath your gums. This method is uncomfortable, but laser dentistry has revolutionized the way we treat advanced gum disease.
Our thorough dentists use lasers for periodontic care to break up the tartar and plaque and remove irritating bacteria that’s causing the gum disease. Laser dentistry allows for gentle gum disease treatments. It’s non-invasive, making you feel better right away, and the gums typically return to good health.
We offer most dental procedures and treatments in-house, so you can improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile without leaving the comfort of our office in Aurora. From missing teeth to gingivitis, our family dentists can restore your smile using one or more of these options:
- Dental implants
- Tooth extraction
- Endodontics (root canal therapy)
- TMJ treatment (bite splints)
- Dentures and partial dentures
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Composite fillings
Highpoint Dental Care can also replace lost or broken retainers as well as address all of your dental concerns.
Choosing the right dentist for your entire family can be overwhelming. You want a dentist you and your children feel comfortable with. Our dentists work diligently to create a fun atmosphere while focusing on oral health and patient education.
If you’re looking for a family dentist, please contact Highpoint Dental Care in Aurora today at 303-617-9100 to schedule an exam for you and your family. Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz serve patients in Green Valley Ranch, Parker, Centennial, Aurora and surrounding areas of Colorado.