Common Problems

Common Problems

As your top choice for a Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Golden, CO dentist, we at Gentle Smiles of Colorado are proud to offer exceptional dental care for patients of all ages. We specialize in a wide range of treatments for patients experiencing both common and rare dental issues. Over the years, we’ve found that there are six common dental concerns that appear much more frequently than others. It’s our aim to give our patients proven and efficient treatment when they find themselves suffering from any of the following common problems.

Tooth Decay

One of the most common oral and dental problems is tooth decay. This is caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque on the surfaces of the teeth. When bacteria combine with sugars that are left over from foods, they’ll begin to eat away at the tooth enamel and cause decay. Thankfully, this is entirely preventable, and the chances of developing tooth decay can be reduced by practicing great oral hygiene, as well as visiting us for regular general dentistry treatments and cleanings.

Tooth Sensitivity

Teeth react to hot and cold by expanding when exposed to hot temperatures and contracting when exposed to cold temperatures. For patients with tooth sensitivity, these reactions can sometimes cause pain when eating or drinking. This sensitivity may be caused by worn-down tooth enamel, receded gums, or minor cracks in the teeth.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is where the tissues surrounding the teeth are inflamed. These gums can become red, swollen, bloody, painful, and this condition can even lead to other health problems. When it’s left untreated, it can even result in lost teeth or the need for tooth removal or reconstruction. Your Denver, Wheat Ridge and Golden CO dentist provides periodontic services to help restore our patients' smiles. If a tooth is lost to gum disease, dental implants or other prosthetics may be needed to restore the functional and aesthetic properties of the smile.


When food particles are left inside your mouth, they’ll start to break down, causing halitosis, also known as bad breath. While brushing and flossing will often solve this problem, halitosis can sometimes be a sign of another underlying complication.

Orthodontic Concerns

Misaligned bites can be a concern due to the possibility of developmental issues. If you have an orthodontic problem, you may need to visit an orthodontist in addition to your Denver, Wheat Ridge and Golden, CO dentist.

Canker Sores

Also known as aphthous ulcers, canker sores are small and recurring sores that are found inside the mouth. They can be treated with antimicrobial mouthwashes or topical agents.

Our 3 Convenient Treatment Locations

With three office locations in Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Golden, CO —getting the excellent dental care your family deserves is always convenient and close by. Our staff believes visiting the dentist shouldn’t add stress to an already busy life, and it shouldn’t be a chore. That’s why we’ll always work with you to accommodate your needs.

At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, our goal is to give each patient a healthy and beautiful smile through a variety of treatments that help resolve these issues, as well as other rare dental problems. Our skilled doctors and staff specialize in treatments, including:

Contact Us Today!

If you have any questions on veneers, implants, crowns, or any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll be happy to discuss them with you. Ready to schedule an appointment with your Denver, Wheat Ridge or Golden, CO dentist? Give us a call at (303) 756-2770, or reach out to us at our contact page to schedule an appointment at our offices. Visit our Map & Directions page for information on each of our friendly offices.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and making sure that your oral health is in an optimal condition!



Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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