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Warning Signs Your Filling Needs Replacing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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