Keeping a healthy smile for a lifetime might seem unrealistic. However, advances in dental techniques, technologies and a stronger emphasis on preventive dentistry have made this dream a reality. That’s why Rodney L. Allen, DDS and his Parker, CO dental team encourage every patient to make six month dental checkups an integral part of their oral health care plan. It’s easier to keep a smile healthy than it is to repair damage, so let our team work with you to prevent common oral health issues for a healthier, happier smile. Call to schedule your dental checkup today.
The first priority of any plan for ongoing oral health care is to schedule regular dental checkups every six months. During these twice a year appointments, Dr. Allen and his team will carefully examine and assess your smile, thoroughly clean your teeth, and partner with you in creating an ongoing care plan that meets your needs and fits your schedule and budget. Each dental checkup in our office includes:
Dr. Allen will explain your current state of oral health, any necessary treatments, and how to improve your care routine to avoid further concerns. Then, he’ll answer any questions you may have and work with you to establish a plan for your ongoing oral health care.
We are happy to offer treatments for the entire family in our Parker, CO practice, and that includes the kids. Our family dentist and team have years of experience working with young patients in order to complete their dental treatments while seamlessly handling their unique safety, health, and behavioral needs. We also offer children's dentistry services that are specifically geared toward growing smiles. We invite you to trust the smiles of every generation of your family to our skilled, gentle dental team.
If there was a way to protect your smile from potential cavity damage without even thinking about it, wouldn’t you do it? Good news – dental sealants can help you do just that. With one quick, painless application, dental sealants will stay put protecting your smile from decay for years. Dental sealants place a clear, plastic coating over the surfaces of teeth and shield your smile from bacteria, plaque, and tartar. They’re a great option for kids and adults who are prone to decay.
Teeth grinding or clenching at night is known as bruxism. This common oral health condition may occur infrequently when you experience stress, due to a misaligned bite that requires orthodontic correction, or this can simply be a chronic health condition patients struggle with from their youth. Regardless of the cause of bruxism, it’s important that patients take steps to protect their teeth from potential chips, cracks, and wear. We recommend customized nightguards that place a physical barrier between teeth, and position the jaw comfortably to reduce unconscious movement.
Protecting your smile during athletic practices and competitions is extremely important. Whether you play a high contact sport like football, rugby, or lacrosse a properly made sports mouthguard will provide the most protection and comfort to your athlete. Unlike store bought guards that are often uncomfortable, bulky, and found hanging off the fronts of helmets instead of in the mouth where they are effective, our customized guards are completely comfortable. They allow athletes to breathe deeply and perform at the highest level while protecting their smile from damage.
Oral cancer claims thousands of lives each year, and according to research conducted by the Oral Cancer Foundation, the best way to reduce the number of annual deaths is to diagnose and treat this disease in its earlier stages. That’s why we make screening for oral cancer a priority for patients at every six month checkup. We monitor your head, neck, and mouth for common indicators of oral cancer including discoloration, lumps, or inflammation. Let us know if you have sores that don’t heal quickly or chronic throat pain or hoarse voice.
Most of our patients know fluoride is a nutrient essential to the development of strong, healthy teeth and bones. Combined with calcium, phosphorous, and similar nutrients, fluoride ensures your tooth enamel is strong and durable. What some patients don’t realize is that fluoride actually attracts other nutrients to fortify enamel. That’s why topical fluoride is so essential to dental health. If the fluoride present in your toothpaste is inadequate to keep your teeth strong, we may recommend professional-grade topical fluoride treatments. Quickly completed at any checkup, fluoride treatments are applied in just a few minutes, and they help strengthen your teeth between visits.