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Are all dentists family dentists?


Family dentists provide an important service within dentistry by treating children of all ages, including teenagers, parents, and other members of a family. While it may be easy to assume that all dentists perform this role, the truth is that it takes a special dental team and a certain kid-friendly mindset to truly serve the needs of families.  Our independently-owned dental office delivers high-quality care to patients of all ages, and our doctors are consistently voted as “Top Doctors” by 5280 Magazine. Children of all ages enjoy having their teeth cleaned under the gentle care of our hygienists. If you are [...]

Are all dentists family dentists?2020-02-05T08:51:22-07:00

Am I at risk for gum disease?


Gum disease can lead to attractive symptoms like swollen and dark red gums. Over time, the gum condition can lead to gum tissue recession and, eventually, the loss of a tooth. The doctors of Metro Dental Care can help you stay ahead of gum disease through regular dental cleanings and periodontal treatments. Only a trained dentist can diagnose gum disease, but this overview will provide some of the basics every patient should know about this condition.  Risk Factors for Gum Disease Certain people are more prone to developing gum disease than others. While genetics does play a role in how gum [...]

Am I at risk for gum disease?2020-02-06T13:38:36-07:00

When Does a Toothache Require Treatment?


As with other forms of pain or discomfort, a toothache is the body’s way of communicating a potential oral health issue. Patients should take any toothache seriously. Even mild oral discomfort can develop into persistent pain if left unaddressed.  If you are experiencing severe or persistent oral pain, please schedule a visit to our office soon. Most causes of toothaches can be treated with minimal intervention. Once the source of your discomfort has been addressed, you can enjoy restful sleep and restored oral health.  What is causing my toothache? Diagnosing the cause of your toothache will be our doctor’s top priority [...]

When Does a Toothache Require Treatment?2020-02-13T11:18:18-07:00

How do I get my child excited about oral hygiene?


Getting a child excited about dental care can feel like (wait for it) pulling teeth. While your children may fight over the remote control, chances are they don’t fight over who gets to brush their teeth in the morning and evening. The aim of encouraging good oral hygiene habits isn’t to elevate flossing to the level of, say, movie night, but some simple tips can improve their oral hygiene habits enough to save their teeth from unwanted decay. Who knows, it might even give one less chore to remind them about every night. Offer a metaphorical carrot The old carrot vs [...]

How do I get my child excited about oral hygiene?2020-02-13T11:16:25-07:00

Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Treatments


We could bombard you with facts and figures, but you don’t need to read a report to know that the appearance of your smile shapes how you feel about yourself and how others view you. Whether you are seeking a promotion, new romantic relationship, or simply want to feel proud when you look in the mirror, cosmetic dentistry has a lot to offer.  If you’ve been considering revamping your smile, these popular cosmetic treatments (all offered at our dental practice) are a good place to start.  Teeth Whitening If your teeth are discolored, professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile by [...]

Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Treatments2020-01-08T07:38:12-07:00