October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Facts You Need to Know About Plaque and Tartar

Did you know that dental plaque and tartar are the main causes of gum disease and many cosmetic problems with your teeth? It’s true! Plaque is a sticky colorless film that can form on teeth and along the gum line. Dental plaque can cause so much damage to teeth because of... Read more »

Stop Bruxism with a Night Guard

Your morning headache and sore jaw may actually be a sign that you’re grinding your teeth at night, a condition known as bruxism. If you believe you may be suffering from unconscious night-time teeth clenching, come in for an evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. If we spot that you have premature... Read more »

Test Your Dental Bridge Knowledge Here

If you know everything there is to know about dental bridges, then it’s time to find out! The more you know about dental bridges, the better, especially because it can help you make sure it’s the right treatment for you, and it can help you keep your dental bridge in... Read more »

Oral Health Issues: Sleep Apnea

One of the biggest risks to your health that often goes undetected is sleep apnea. It is characterized by interruptions to your breathing as you sleep. It can lead to snoring and other health problems. Those problems include increased risks diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, stroke and even heart failure.... Read more »

Your Toothbrush Matters

If you had to guess, what would you say is the most important part of your oral health routine? If you guessed brushing, then you’re not too far off. The thing is, without a good toothbrush, your brushing won’t be as effective or cleansing as it otherwise could be. But... Read more »

Oral Cancer Exam Process

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and throat. Oral cancer is much easier to treat in the early stages, so it is very important that it be detected and treated as soon as possible. This is why Dr. Roger Anderson offers oral cancer screenings in Lakewood, Colorado, during regular... Read more »