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Know How to Improve Your Dental Health with Dental Fillings
05/09/2022

When you are a patient at Gentle Smiles of Colorado, you can trust us to provide you with high-quality dental care. We will work with you to help you reach your dental goals, through routine cleanings and check-ups, cosmetic dentistry, or more advanced treatment. Our experienced Denver dentists will treat dental issues while providing you with the education needed to maintain your oral health on your own as well. A common dental need is dental filling, but do you know how dental fillings improve your oral health?

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Pros and Cons of Root Canal Treatment
04/25/2022

If your tooth has been giving you trouble, it may be time to visit your Denver dentist at Gentle Smiles of Colorado for treatment. Once a tooth has become infected, it might be necessary for a root canal treatment. Root canals sometimes have a bad reputation, but are a common and effective method for treating - and saving - an infected tooth. Let’s chat about the pros and cons of root canal treatment.

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7 Things You Need To Know About Composite Bonding
04/07/2022

Think you need composite bonding? Learn 7 things you need to know before getting the procedure done. At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, our doctors and staff offer dental treatments that are restorative and preventative to dental health. Composite bonding is a great option for those who want an alternative to veneers (and who want a more affordable option). See what composite bonding can do for you!

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The Different Stages of Periodontal Disease
04/05/2022

As your trusted Denver dentist, Gentle Smiles of Colorado strives to impart the importance of regular dental visits to all our patients. Dental check-ups are not only important for regular teeth cleaning, but these visits also help prevent serious dental issues by allowing for early detection. One such issue that can be avoided with regular dental visits is periodontal disease. But what is periodontal disease and how can you prevent or treat it?

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4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
04/05/2022

Every parent can worry about their child’s physical health, but many forget the importance of their child’s oral health. Starting your child on a good oral hygiene regime is a good step, but having them go to dental visits is even better. At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we strive to bring comprehensive pediatric dental care that is restorative and preventative to children’s oral health. If you’re a parent that is looking to start getting their child dental care, here is what you need to know about the benefits of early dental care.

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5 Reasons Why a Tooth Extraction is Necessary
02/25/2022

Think that you might need a tooth extraction? There are different reasons as to why a person might get dental tooth extractions; depending on your age and dental history, getting one might be necessary. At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we strive to provide comprehensive dental treatments and preventative care. If we notice that a patient needs an extraction, we may recommend treating it for different reasons. And if you’re looking to prevent tooth extraction, learn the top 5 reasons why one may be necessary.

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5 Things To Know Before Getting a Dental Bridge
02/25/2022

Many people struggle with the difficulties associated with tooth loss. Whether you lost a tooth or teeth due to age, dental complications, or accident, the loss can make it difficult to eat, speak, and feel confident in your appearance. One of the popular ways to correct missing teeth is with dental bridges, so Gentle Smiles of Colorado has made a list of 5 important things for our patients in Denver, CO to consider before getting a dental bridge.

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Family Dentist in Denver, CO
01/04/2022

Forming healthy dental habits in childhood is the most effective way to prevent dental problems later in life. At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we provide patients of all ages in Denver, CO with exceptional cosmetic, general, and early dental care. We know that having clean, gleaming teeth at any age makes life better and Dr. Tim Wachuta and his team want to help parents give their kids the gift of oral health with these simple tips.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Denver, CO
01/04/2022

Cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity as patients discover that there are more ways than one to drastically improve the appearance of your smile. Whether you’ve undergone extensive orthodontic treatment or not, there is a lot that can be done to the surface of the tooth to make it look its best, and at Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we recommend dental bonding, a very effective and less invasive alternative to porcelain veneers. For patients seeking cosmetic and periodontic dental care in Denver, CO, we’ve got you covered! Here are the top 5 benefits of dental bonding.

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The Warning Signs of Gum Disease
01/04/2022

Gum disease is one of the most common oral hygiene problems among patients in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that it is nothing to be worried about; if neglected gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone degradation, and other oral conditions that are painful and expensive to fix. Here at Gentle Smiles of Colorado, your local Denver dentist, it is our mission to help patients avoid the dangerous consequences of gum disease by providing top-tier dental care and quality oral hygiene information. Check out this list detailing the warning signs of gum disease so you can keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright for years to come!

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Dental Implants in Golden, CO
11/17/2021

Dental Implants are the most technically advanced and lifelike appliance for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth, so getting them to put in is definitely something to celebrate! If you’re wondering how you can make the most of your brand new dental implants, and take the best care of your hard-earned smile, Dr. Tim Wachuta at Gentle Smiles of Colorado has put together this list of 5 things you should do after getting dental implants in Golden, CO.

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Warning Signs Your Filling Needs Replacing
09/24/2021

For the most part, dental fillings are meant to be durable. However, they aren’t indestructible. At some point, they will require replacement, depending on how well you take care of them. Getting a replacement is easy, but how do you know if you needa replacement? At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we offer dental fillings for patients who need them. Our doctors and staff are here to guide you on what signs to look out for before getting them replaced.

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Tips to Make Tooth Extraction Preparation Less Stressful
09/24/2021

Preparing for tooth extraction can be overwhelming and stressful. Any oral surgery procedure can seem frightening, however, getting prepared can make the process smoother. There are many reasons why you might need a tooth removed and going in for professional treatment is the best way to do so. Avoiding a tooth extraction can cause long-term problems, so it’s best to seek treatment. At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we have some tips for you to prepare for a tooth extraction

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Fun Facts About Pediatric Dentistry
07/19/2021

At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we strive to provide all of our patients with the highest degree of dental care with a specialization in pediatric dental treatments and services. Our family dentists in Golden, CO not only provide quality dental care to children, but they do so in a friendly, welcoming environment for kids of all ages. It is our sincere mission to ensure each and every child is comfortable and confident at the dentist to receive their treatment; there is no need to be scared or nervous, and our Denver cosmetic dentist will make sure of it!

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Bad Food for Teeth
Top 10 Worst Food Items for Your Teeth
03/01/2021

There are quite a few different kinds of foods, some of which seem totally healthy, which can do a lot of damage to our teeth if we're not careful.

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Proper Cleaning
Tips for Brushing & Flossing
01/11/2021

One of the most common instructions we receive from our dentists is to brush and floss everyday, at least morning and night. And they’re not wrong. Brushing and flossing are necessary to clean your mouth from plaque, food particles, and bacteria. However, many don’t know how to do it correctly, and often dismiss how often we should be flossing.

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Limiting Sweets During the Holiday Season
11/23/2020

At Gentle Smiles, your local family dentist, we want our patients to take care of their teeth this holiday season. We understand that the next few weeks is a time for indulging and sweets, but we also want to remind our patients that everything is good in moderation, especially sweets.

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Your Child’s First Visit
07/29/2020

Many children end up with a mouthful of cavities or serious plaque build-up by age 4 or 5 because that was their first trip to the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit to the dentist should occur by the time they are one year old. Children should continue seeing the dentist every six months or more often if they have specific oral issues.

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We Are Open! Our Response to COVID-19
05/29/2020

Gentle Smiles of Colorado is taking all precautions to combat the spread of Coronavirus. Contact us with questions or if you’d like to schedule an appointment!

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How To Prevent Tooth Decay
03/18/2020

Tooth decay is the second most common health problem in the United States. Typically, children and young adults are most susceptible to it, but anyone can experience tooth decay. To protect your teeth, the experts at Gentle Smiles of Colorado share how it develops, the treatments, and prevention.

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Why Get Your Teeth Cleaned at the Dentist?
07/15/2019

While an at-home oral hygiene routine is critical, it’s equally important to have your teeth professionally cleaned. Learn why & contact your Denver dentist!

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What is Gum Disease?
11/16/2018

Gentle Smiles of Colorado’s dentists are happy to answer dental questions, including what causes gum disease. Call your Denver family dentists now!

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Teeth Whitening Do's & Don'ts
06/11/2018

A whiter smile is often sought after, and for good reason, since having a brilliantly white smile has been tied to large improvements in self-confidence, and can sometimes be the driving force behind someone committing to take better care of their smile and improve their oral health. With the potential life-changing effects, many have searched for ways to whiten their smile as fast as possible, experimenting with new and creative ways to lift stains from their teeth. Unfortunately, no matter how creative they are, many of the solutions out there that claim to whiten your smile through strange means can actually end up causing more damage to your smile, while not making a difference in their appearance.

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All About Veneers
06/04/2018

Your smile is something that should fill you with confidence, not embarrassment. Unfortunately, not many people want to show off a smile that isn’t perfect, whether they have a small chip or gap in their teeth, or their smile has started to look stained or discolored, which is where dental veneers come in. Veneers are a unique and versatile cosmetic dental treatment that can completely transform a smile through a simple procedure, giving you teeth that look flawless and completely natural. If you’re interested in what dental veneers can do and if they’re right for you, your local dental experts here at Gentle Smiles of Colorado have put together this guide on everything you need to know about dental veneers.

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Is It Normal for my Gums to Bleed?
02/05/2018

A healthy body starts with a healthy smile, and at Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we are here to help keep your smile at its healthiest! While most patients tend to focus solely on the health of their teeth, as your dental team and dentist in Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Golden, CO, we want to emphasize that your gums play just as important of a role in keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. Normally, your gums should be pink and not a shade of red. If your gums are red, they may even start to bleed (which you may notice when you spit your toothpaste into the sink). While this isn’t an uncommon condition, it’s still one that you need to pay close attention to.

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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes
01/08/2018

We all know that brushing twice a day, in combination with daily flossing, is a foundational part of any oral hygiene regimen. But brushing is also the subject of one of the most common questions we hear from patients: should I use a manual or electric toothbrush? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual toothbrushes? As your Denver, CO dentist, we want to answer this question, once and for all

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Results of the 2017 Holiday Bike Giveaway
12/15/2017

While we have so many amazing patients that we see year round that we wish we could have given prizes to, there was just one lucky winner that went home with a brand new bike courtesy of Gentle Smiles of Colorado. Just in time for the holidays, we were proud to announce that the winner of our giveaway was Amanda and her family!

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10 Questions to Ask Your Dentist
11/19/2017

As a leading dental practice serving the Denver, Golden, and Wheat Ridge, CO areas, we're proud to provide high-quality, personalized dental care to our patients, but we believe that in addition to in-office treatments, patient education is vitally important to a healthy smile.

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Fun Facts & Statistics About Smiling
11/06/2017

All the services we offer at Gentle Smiles of Colorado are geared toward one thing: To help our patients achieve and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles they can enjoy for the rest of their lives!

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Where To Whiten Your Teeth: Dentist or Home?
05/15/2017

Staining or discoloration on your teeth is unavoidable, since even if you avoid those staining foods like coffee or tea, your teeth will slowly discover naturally over time.

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National Nutrition Month
03/06/2017

At the office of Dr. Tim Wachuta, March is one of our favorite months. No, it's not because of St. Patty's Day or the ongoing preparation April's chocolate egg hunt.

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Dental Resolutions in 2017
01/12/2017

Gentle Smiles of Colorado aims to be your premier choice when you’re looking for a dentist in or around Denver, Golden, or Wheat Ridge, CO.

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Halloween Dental Friendly Snacks
10/19/2016

October is here and that means Halloween is right around the corner! We know that during this time of year it’s difficult to minimize our candy intake

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What To Do If You Have A Chipped Tooth
08/16/2016

Here at Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we provide the expert service and compassion that each and every one of our patients deserve.

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April is Burgundy and White for Oral Cancer Awareness
04/20/2016

April is a burgundy and white month for Oral Cancer Awareness. Why the hype on this type of head and neck cancer?

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Oral Cancer Awareness in April
03/29/2016

Cancer is a type of disease that has the potential to affect anyone. The families served by Denver & Wheat Ridge Dentistry clinics like Gentle Smiles of Colorado may be interested to learn that next month in April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

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When Should I Take My Child to The Dentist?

Find out when to take your child to the dentist and why it’s so important from your children’s dentistry serving Denver, Wheat Ridge & Golden, CO. Call today!

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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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