At Highlands Ranch Smiles, our three dentists see general dentistry as the foundation for your family’s dental health. So we don’t scrimp on preventive treatments and other general dentistry in Colorado!Dr. Haynes on General Dentistry Read Transcript
So, being a general dentist ... I actually when I was in dental school I thought I wanted to specialize in pediatric dentistry. I love kids but the more training that I had just in school I realized I loved the variety of general dentistry and I love being able to do lots of different things and provide lots of different solutions. So, I knew that was what I wanted to do and being out, there's so much different continuing education out there, so it keeps life exciting for me. Always adding new services, learning better ways to do things instead of just doing one simple thing. It allows us to see so many different types of patients since general dentistry is going to cover pretty much every type of dentistry, so I think it's fantastic.
For example, we use dental sealants on both primary and permanent teeth to prevent cavities. While they are often used for children’s teeth, we think they’re a great way to halt dental decay in adults too.
Find out why an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, at least in dentistry. Call Highlands Ranch Smiles for general dentistry in Colorado at 720-644-8186.
What Happens at Your New Patient Dental Exam & Cleaning
If you’re experiencing any dental problems, our caring staff will deal with that first, especially if you’re in pain. And we don’t just look at your teeth! We get your health history and perform screenings for:
- Oral cancer
- Gum disease
- TMJ disorder and other jaw problems
To make sure we don’t miss any dental issues that might need attention, we use some of the latest dental technology, including:
- Digital X-rays, for quick and clear images of your mouth. No more waiting for a film to develop!
- Panoramic X-rays, for a view of your entire mouth
- DIAGNOdent, to help us find cavities in their earliest stages
- Intraoral camera, so we can share our view of your mouth with you
We’ll also thoroughly clean your teeth, removing all traces of plaque and tartar to help prevent dental decay.
To sweeten the deal for new patients, we offer a free oral exam and X-rays plus an expert consultation.
Other Preventive Dentistry Services
In addition to dental exams and dental cleanings, we offer other services for your family’s oral health, including:
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatments
- Fluoride Varnish
- Nutritional counseling
Custom Mouthguards for Your Family
We can take impressions of your family’s teeth and other measurements to create custom mouthguards that can improve your health by:
- Protecting teeth and mouth during athletic activities
- Stopping the teeth grinding that can cause chronic headaches and TMJ pain
- Ending snoring so you can get a better night’s sleep
Highlands Ranch Smiles houses three of the most trusted Highland Ranch, CO dentists in the area. Dr. Michelle Haynes, DMD received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Courtney McKeever, DMD received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and a member of the Colorado Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Amanda McCabe, DMD graduated with a Bachelor of Science with distinction from Penn State University and then earned her dental school degree from Temple University.