You Can Have a Healthy Smile This Holiday Season

While you are busy enjoying the holiday season, be sure to care for your healthy smile. Oral health never takes a holiday, and with just a few simple steps, you can make sure your smile stays confident. Your mouth is prone to enamel decay, tooth sensitivity, cavities, and tooth loss thanks... Read more »

Food Stained Teeth can be Brightened with Dental Whitening

Many of our patients come in complaining that their smile doesn’t have the luster it used to. There are many reasons that smiles slowly dull over the years. Knowing the causes is half the battle, and we can help you get your bright and beautiful smile back. Why is it... Read more »

Don’t Let Bad Breath Lower Your Self-Confidence

Is bad breath cramping your style? Is it causing you to feel self-conscious and less confident in your interactions with others? If so, don't feel bad, you are not alone. Bad breath is not uncommon and can have various causes. Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek at Dakota... Read more »

Dental Veneers Are a Popular Treatment that Improves an Unappealing Smile

If the teeth in your smile suffer from chips, stains, and other visible imperfections, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. One of the more popular and effective options for improving a smile with multiple imperfections is installing custom dental veneers. Dental veneers in Littleton, Colorado, are porcelain... Read more »

Would You Like Your Teeth to Be Noticeably Whiter?

The key to having a whiter, brighter smile is maintaining strong oral habits. Brushing and flossing your pearly whites daily goes a long way to keeping your smile healthy. At Dakota Ridge Dental located in Littleton, Colorado, we have been helping patients achieve healthier smiles since 2008, and are aware that one of the... Read more »

The Only Recourse for Repairing a Badly Decayed Tooth is to Install a Crown

Left unresolved an area of tooth decay on one of your teeth can continue to spread. Severe tooth decay problems and some large cavities might not leave enough healthy enamel for the tooth to be repaired with an ordinary filling. In a situation like Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin... Read more »

Facts on Dry Socket

Getting a tooth removed is never an enjoyable experience, but unfortunately, it is one that most Americans have to go through eventually—especially since most people have their wisdom teeth removed. Unfortunately, if a tooth is removed, you could ultimately have to deal with a painful dry socket. The first thing... Read more »

Restoring an Extracted Tooth With a Dental Bridge

Severe tooth decay, cracked teeth, and extreme fractures can sometimes cause so much damage to a tooth that it simply cannot be saved. When this happens, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek will often recommend that the tooth be completely extracted before it is restored by a dental... Read more »

What is Gingivitis?

You’ve probably heard about gingivitis but do you really know what it is? Do you know what causes it or what it does to your teeth? Do we know how to treat the problem, or even better, know how to prevent it? If you’re interested in learning more about this... Read more »

How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

Do you ever get worried about the millions of germs that live on your toothbrush? If so, our Dakota Ridge Dental team has some tips for you! There are many things you can do to keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape, and those things are: -Wash your hands with soap... Read more »