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General Dentists Visits

42% of Americans don’t visit their dentist as often as they should. While there are many excuses for this, maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial for overall wellbeing. Do you know where your local general dentist in Aurora, CO, is located?

Reasons to Visit Your Dentist

People should visit their dentists twice annually, which grants enough time for us to gauge your oral degradation or improvement quickly. A six-month window can also help detect the onset of diseases and conditions and provide time for treatments to show effect.

Lowered Chance of Cavities

Permenantly damaged enamel usually consists of a hole developing on the surface of teeth. Starting as barely noticeable in some cases, if left uncorrected, it could enlarge. When a cavity grows, it becomes deeper, which can eventually bore down to the innermost layers. However, sometimes you may live with a cavity and never know due to no pain or noticeable symptoms.

Cavities are chiefly caused by persistent snacking or sipping of sugary items. Soda, cookies, ice cream, along with many of our beloved snacks and drinks, can cause enamel decay. However, there are several things you can do to prevent these from forming:

  • Limit snacks
  • Consume minimal sugar
  • Proper brushing and flossing daily
  • Tempered alcohol consumption

Regular Preventative Care

Perks of regular visits are deep cleaning. We will dislodge food particles and debris that’s snagged between teeth and provide professional teeth cleaning. Expert cleaning often provides a better scrub than is achievable at home.

Tarter and plaque are key contributors to teeth decay. Despite these two names, both signify the same thing. It’s formed when bacteria and proteins mix after eating food. This leads to halitosis (bad breath).

Call Makowski Dental today at (303) 751-5558 or contact us online to learn more about our dental services in Denver and how our dentist can help you.

Gum Disease

By far more detrimental than mere cavities, it’s the product of plaque accumulation over time. This leads to the nasty complication that is gingivitis. Categorized by the degradation of gum tissue, it’s the official starting grounds for gum disease.

Once gingivitis sets in, your teeth begin to separate from the gum line as it slowly begins to retreat. As this continues, you run the risk of damaging supporting bones. Dilapidated jawbones require reconstructive surgery. While that is the worst-case scenario, most instances are prevented before escalated damage is afflicted.

Best Practices

A good practice to start is brushing twice a day. Avoid up and down brushing. Instead, we suggest circular pattern brushing. This can remove more plaque! Also, make sure to scrub your tongue and gums as this can remove extra food particles and bacteria while further eliminating halitosis.

Flossing is often not done nearly enough. Dentists worldwide recommend flossing once a day. While brushing is important, flossing provides superior debris removal in places where the bristles of toothbrushes can’t reach. This takes less than a minute and is a great preventative measure.

Clear Aligners 

Speaking of the latest and greatest technology, our office can provide you with an invisible alternative to braces. While especially suited for teens and early adults, invisible teeth straighteners have proved effective in all of our patients. 

While braces permanently fasten to the front of (sometimes anchored behind) teeth, transparent aligners are removable. For them to work with optimal efficiency, 20 hours of use per day is required. So, while you eat or make out, feel free to slip them out. Along with eliminating stuck food particles, this comes with additional benefits: 

                 • Easier to clean 
                 • Helps maintain self-confidence 
                 • Let’s you keep your current diet 
                 • Proven results in younger patients 

We have witnessed some of our patients who use clear aligners achieve their smile goal sooner than projected. If you’re interested in learning more about how Invisalign®* in Aurora, CO, can help you, contact us today.

*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.  

Accidents happen, but they can be a big problem when they occur in or around our mouths. Estimations say that every six months, 22% of the United States population needs urgent oral care. However, not all pain is considered a dire concern, but here are a few reasons why you should seek care from an emergency dentist: 

       • Severe infection of the inner layers of a tooth 
       • Injured impacted gums 
       • Lost filling 
       • Abscess 
       • Dislodged or knocked-out tooth 

You should always call before you come. Our trained staff will inform you if you should come right away or the next day. In case of emergency, we block out time in our day to help at a moment’s notice. In case of a knocked-out tooth, calling us first will give you the best chance of saving it.  


Do you have crooked teeth or other misalignments such as crowding or shifting? If you said yes, live in Aurora, CO, and are a teen or adult, we have the solution for you. As long as your condition isn’t too severe, Invisalign could straighten your smile.

Invisalign Treatment in Aurora, CO

Invisalign products are aligners which in time, will slowly correct your positioning, beautifying your smile. These work much differently than braces but provide a solution option for seeking a Hollywood smile. Some benefits are:

       •Fewer appointments needed
       •Keep eating your favorite foods
      •Clear aligners are nearly invisible

How to Get the Best Results with Clear Aligners

Each aligner has a lifespan. Usually, you’ll wear each clear aligner for a week, maybe two. Each set of aligners will last you several months. Near the end of each set, you’ll make an appointment with us to check on your progress. This is the only way to ensure your next series will work successfully.

*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Visit Your General Dentist in Aurora, CO, More Often!

For the whitest pearly whites in your neighborhood, contact us today to schedule a check-up! Remember, just two visits a year can keep your teeth as healthy as possible!

To schedule an appointment with our Denver dentist, feel free to call us today at (303) 751-5558.

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