Removing a Foreign Object that is Stuck in Your Gums

It’s a rather common occurrence for a small piece of food to accidentally get stuck between two teeth or stubbornly lodged in your gums. Worse still is if you have a bad habit of chewing on objects like pens and pencils and a small piece of the foreign objects gets... Read more »

How to Treat a Dental Crown Emergency

A broken or dislodged dental crown can occur for different reasons: hard food like popcorn kernels, too much pressure, natural wear and tear, and so on. When something happens to your dental crown, you may not be able to see your dentist immediately. If this is the case, we urge... Read more »

What to Expect When You Have a Cavity Filled

If you are diligent about brushing and flossing your pearly whites every day, limiting your intake of sugary and starchy foods, and coming in for regular dental checkups and cleanings, your teeth and gums will generally reward you with a healthy smile! But sometimes, despite your hard work and daily... Read more »

Do You Want a Healthy Smile? If So, Chew Gum

Chewing gum is more beneficial for your smile than you might realize—but only if you chew the right kind of gum. If you’re interested in improving your oral health by chewing gum, our Dakota Ridge Dental team is happy to give you the tips you need! When choosing gum at... Read more »

Key Components of an Effective Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

There are several components to an effective oral hygiene routine. It begins by selecting quality products that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance for safety and effectiveness. You should also brush your teeth twice each day to remove food particles and plaque from the surface of your... Read more »

The Signs of the Development of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental problem that our Dakota Ridge Dental team strongly recommends avoiding at all costs. However, oftentimes the disease sneaks into our oral cavities and takes over our smiles. So, to help you identify the signs of gum disease, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin... Read more »

What Should You Do with Your Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are strange creatures, they are not necessary for us to function, and if they are aligned properly, can sit in your mouth and not cause problems. But when they don’t, they can cause big problems. If they come in sideways, they can crowd surrounding teeth, throw off your... Read more »

The Basics of Jaw Pain

Many adults suffer from chronic jaw pain, and if you’re one of them, it’s time to consider your treatment options. Call Dakota Ridge Dental today at 303.933.2420 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek at your earliest convenience so we can finally help you... Read more »

Maintain the Health of Your Smile by Avoiding These Christmas Foods

Christmas foods can destroy or help your smile, but how do you know which foods do what? Well, we are happy to help you identify those foods so you can do everything you can to protect your smile this holiday season. The Best Foods · Gingerbread: If you desire to... Read more »

How to Help Your Child with Their First Dental Visit

As your child develops their primary teeth—their baby teeth--you should be aware that these baby teeth are vulnerable to tooth decay just as your own permanent teeth. If your child’s tooth experiences excessive tooth decay it might need to be extracted. Extracted teeth can have alignment issues down the road... Read more »