Achieving a Lifetime of Optimal Oral Health Requires a Commitment
Achieving a lifetime of optimal oral health requires a commitment to practicing consistent oral hygiene at home by not only brushing at least twice a day, but also flossing daily and most important eating a balanced diet. In addition to this daily routine, it is very important to maintain regular preventative care consisting of dental exams and cleanings from an experienced and professional team, which can be found from the Colorado BioDental.
Dental Exam & X-rays
During the dental exam, your best choice for a dentist in Littleton Colorado, Dr. Popp will perform a thorough evaluation using digital x-rays to detect early signs of oral disease. Along with a physical exam, digital x-rays allow Dr. Popp to diagnose a patient’s current oral health conditions and provide individualized treatment plans.
As part of the exam, Dr. Popp will also perform an oral cancer screening by evaluating the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, and gum tissue for any signs of disease. Much like the early diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay and gum disease, finding oral cancer early greatly minimizes damage and improves a patient’s chance of recovery.
The experienced team of gentle and compassionate Littleton dental hygienists at the Colorado BioDental and Esthetics in Denver provides every patient with meticulous dental cleaning using the latest technologies. Through education and encouragement, our hygienists help patients achieve and maintain the health of their teeth and gums. Patients never need to worry about being judged or criticized about the current state of their oral health during their visit with our caring and professional hygienists.
During each dental cleaning, our hygienists will thoroughly remove stains, plaque, and tartar from all surfaces of the patient’s teeth. Plaque, a sticky film of harmful bacteria and lingering food particles is the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease. When left on the surfaces of teeth, the bacteria in plaque use any sugar from our diet to produce acids that slowly dissolve tooth enamel, eventually causing a hole or cavity in the tooth. If left on the teeth, plaque will eventually harden into tartar, a mineralized, dark yellowish deposit that can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning. The bacteria in plaque and tartar can also cause gum inflammation which, if not treated, can lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease eventually destroys the gums and bone around the teeth, leading to tooth loss. By seeing our hygienists regularly for dental cleanings, patients can avoid tooth decay and gum disease, allowing them to keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Periodontal disease is often diagnosed during a periodontal examination with a dentist or hygienist. Frequently, the early stages of periodontal or gum disease can be effectively treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. This can be often be achieved with treatments like scaling and root planing, where root surfaces are carefully cleaned to remove plaque and tartar and help remove any bacterial toxins.
BioCompatibility & Saliva Testing
With our BioCompatibility Services we can screen for sensitivities of all dental materials by taking a blood test.
Saliva testing is a simple way to determine if you have aggressive bacteria in the mouth.