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What to Do During a Dental Emergency

If you have ever experienced a dental emergency, you know firsthand just how scary they can be. One of the most confusing things about a dental emergency is knowing if the situation is indeed an emergency. 

The first thing to remember is to try not to panic—and call emergency dentist Dr. John Chen of Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics in Aurora. We realize that emergencies often happen at the most inopportune times, and we leave openings in our schedule to accommodate dental emergencies that pop up. We can also help you assess the situation to give you some recommendations on how best to handle the situation.

Is It Urgent?

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3 Dental Myths That Are Not Helping Your Smile

With social media today, word travels fast—and that includes information that may be untrue. When it comes to your oral health, there are plenty of myths out there that are doing your smile no favors. If you are uncertain about anything concerning your teeth and gums, we encourage those in the Aurora area to contact Dr. John Chen at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontists.

Myth #1—Bleeding Gums After Brushing or Flossing Are Nothing to Be Concerned About

Nothing could be further than the truth. If your gums bleed after brushing or flossing, even just a little bit, this could be a sign of the earliest stages of gum disease. Gum disease often ...

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Why Cleaning Your Tongue Is an Important Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Most people know that they should brush their teeth twice a day and floss once, but what about cleaning your tongue? This is a simple part of oral health care that most people skip. South Denver dentist and prosthodontist Dr. John Chen recommends that his patients make it an essential part of their routine.

Your Tongue Is a Target for Bacteria

Your tongue is a great place for bacteria to accumulate, putting you at a higher risk of developing cavities and bad breath. Rinsing your tongue after your brush and floss is just not enough to get rid of this bacteria that tend to stick together on the tongue’s surface. Even using ...

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3 Issues We Can Solve with Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Aurora CO | Implant Diagram

If you are missing one or more teeth, you might already be feeling self-conscious about showing your smile. There is an undeniable stigma attached to missing teeth, and people might be making unfair judgments about you as a result. It can certainly impact your professional and social life.

Aurora, CO residents who are missing teeth, should look to dental implants as a way to solve many of their dental and health problems.

1. Lack of Dietary Restrictions

When teeth are missing, chewing can become difficult. Often people with missing teeth start avoiding many healthy foods including fruits and vegetables. This can have a negative impact on overall health because people are not ...

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What Makes Today's Dentures Different from Yesterday’s

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It might surprise many people to know that according to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million people in this country have no teeth. It might not be as surprising to learn that many of these people are in vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. Tooth loss—regardless of the reason—is something dentists have been treating for many years. As your Southlands Aurora, CO dentist Dr. John Chen can tell you: Dentures have played a significant role through much of those.

Often when people learn they are facing the loss of their teeth, their mind goes immediately to the fake-looking plastic teeth their grandparents had to put up with. ...

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Thinking about a Smile Makeover? We Can Help

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Do you have a smile that you are unhappy with? Perhaps the issues with your smile go beyond simply cosmetic ones, and you also have teeth that don’t work well. The good news is that you don’t have to live this way. Cosmetic dentistry is available from south Aurora, CO dentist and prosthodontist Dr. John Chen. And if your issues are not only form but function, you should make an appointment for a smile makeover consultation.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover means improving your smile through a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, teeth whitening, dental crowns, and dental crowns. It is ideal for ...

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What Makes Composite Fillings Better Than Amalgams?

Man at Desk | Tooth Colored Fillings in Aurora

Amalgam fillings have been around for ages. There is no doubt they were effective in preventing the spread of tooth decay. But today’s modern dentistry offers composite fillings, which are tooth-colored, so there is none of that telltale gray color that occurs with amalgam fillings.

If you suspect you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or if you are a patient of a certain age who has several metal fillings in your mouth and you would like them to be replaced with tooth-colored fillings, contact Southlands Aurora, CO dentist Dr. John Chen.

Composite fillings offer a number of benefits over amalgam fillings—not the least being that they are not ...

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