At its heart, general dentistry is about helping people and helping our community. This is why we are hosting our inaugural “Dentistry From The Heart” event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19, 2016, at our dentist office, located at 9461 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. that morning, and patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Follow this link or call 303-470-1377 for more information.
That day, the first 100 patients 18 or older who cannot get dental care elsewhere are guaranteed to receive their choice of a free dental cleaning, dental filling, or dental extraction.
At Highlands Ranch Smiles, we want to give back to the community that has given us so much support. We hope to continue serving you and your family for decades to come.
The Value Of General Dentistry
Our team is prepared to respond if you have a dental emergency. If we are being honest, however, we would much rather assist you through general dentistry instead.
If you have not received a professional dental cleaning and examination in the last six month, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
Here’s what you and your loved ones can expect during a visit to our office:
◼︎ A complete dental cleaning
Our dental hygienists will carefully and completely remove any plaque or tartar from between your teeth. They also will floss between your teeth and gums to remove plaque, tartar, and food particles.
They will finish by polishing your teeth so your smile can look as good as it can.
◼︎ A thorough dental examination
You don’t want cavities or gum disease. We don’t want you to have them, either, but we know that finding them earlier will improve the success of your treatment.
That’s why — in addition to our visual examination — with use technology to improve our chances of catching problems in the early stages. The DIAGNOdent laser can reveal where cavities may be forming before they can be seen.
Three-dimensional scans of your mouth provide us with a detailed understand of your teeth. Comparing images from previous visits can reveal changes in the alignment of your teeth. We also check for signs of oral cancer and gum disease.
General Dentistry Involves More Than Cleanings
A Highlands Ranch Smiles preventive care is essential to what we do. Preventive efforts can save you from the time and the expense of treating serious oral health problems.
Here are some of the options services we would encourage you to take advantage of during your next visit to our office:
◼︎ Athletic mouthguards
For any athlete in your family, we recommend wearing an athletic mouthguard.
A custom-fitted athletic mouthguard provides the best protection for teeth and jaws during any high-impact activity. These are good for children and adults alike.
◼︎ Dental sealants
Sealants are a way of creating a barrier between your teeth and the barrier that cause tooth decay. Sealants are applied to the surface of your molars (the larger, flatter teeth in the back of your mouth). These teeth are used for chewing, which makes them more vulnerable to tooth decay.
Sealants can greatly reduce your risk of developing cavities.
◼︎ Fluoride treatments
Many people do not know that fluoride is a mineral. When used correctly, it can both repair minor damage to your enamel and strengthen that enamel.
Enamel is the outer layer of your teeth. It’s the first thing that bacteria attacks with tooth decay begins.
◼︎ Nutritional counseling
If you have questions about what you eat and drink, we will be happy to answer them. We can explain why some foods are better for your oral health than others. A healthy diet can go a long way toward helping you maintain your oral health.
A Patient-Centered Approach To General Dentistry
We know that you have options about where to go for your dental care. We want to be more than just a clinical office where you get treated and sent on your way. We want our patients to feel like guests when they visit us.
For that reason, we have added a few special touches to our office.
Our waiting room has its own Keurig machine. Feel free to enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, or a hot cider. We also have purified water if you prefer.
For children, we have a special waiting area to keep them entertained until it’s time for their appointment. Children and adults alike have the option of watching television or listening to music during their cleaning.
Your physical comfort is important, too. Just let us know if you would like a blanket, pillow, or a hot towel during your cleaning or other treatment.