Does Brushing Too Hard Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

As you may already know, it’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Now, this might seem like a simple task, but if you don’t brush properly, there is a chance you can harm your teeth and gums. In fact, if you brush... Read more »

Tips on How to Relieve Cold Sore Discomfort

Do you have a cold sore? If so, you probably feel frustrated and irritated. This is normal and to be expected. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek, has some tips that can help you handle the situation and dull the discomfort while you wait for... Read more »

Sedation Dentistry Secrets for a Healthy Smile

If you are easily stressed or anxious when visiting the dentist, there are sedatives that you can take that will ease your mind and dull your senses. Depending on the level of sedation you need, different sedatives can produce different results. Some levels of sedation can put your mind and... Read more »

When Do You Need an Oral Cancer Screening?

If you have noticed changes in your mouth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible and ask about an oral cancer screening. In the United States alone, over 40,000 people each year are diagnosed with the disease. To learn more about oral cancer detection, please read the following:... Read more »

How to Make Your Brushing Routine More Effective

Oral hygiene is important for your smile and your oral health. This is why it’s strongly encouraged to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily. If you do these things, there is a good chance your smile can remain in tip-top shape. Today, Dr. Stephanie S.... Read more »

Is Bad Breath Making You Hesitant to Smile?

Suffering from chronic bad breath is no joke and it isn't for anyone. If you are one who deals with chronic bad breath, you might be experiencing an oral condition called halitosis. At Dakota Ridge Dental in Littleton, Colorado, we have some tips to help you overcome this issue. Let's take... Read more »

Great Diets for Great Smiles

As the summer season winds along, be careful not to fall into the food trap of eating poorly. If your diet begins to suffer, so too will your oral health. For more information about eating right, consider the following: - Crunchy and watery foods including pears and apples have been... Read more »

Protective Sealants for You

Preventing cavities is a large part of the dentistry world, and flossing and brushing your teeth every day is a large factor in prevention. However, it can be difficult to reach every small part of those teeth, especially molars. Here at Dakota Ridge Dental, we strive to provide the best... Read more »

A Tooth with a Second Cavity Might Need a Crown

If you’ve had a tooth repaired in the past with a filling, there might not be enough viable tooth enamel remaining to secure another filling. Should a cavity form in this tooth, the only viable repair option might be for your dentist, Dr. Stephanie Karlin or Justin Petracek to replace... Read more »

Are Your Teeth Falling Out Due to Old Age?

Are your teeth falling out due to old age? The constant wear and tear on your mouth from chewing and eating food can wear down your teeth and the joints in your jaw. However, that doesn’t mean your teeth will need to be replaced when you are older, as daily... Read more »