The Importance of Addressing Dry Mouth

One of the most underestimated dental conditions is dry mouth, which can cause complications such as difficulty talking and swallowing. We encourage you to take dry mouth seriously to protect your oral health, and we have provided further information about the condition. Initially, dry mouth may not seem like a... 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 »

A Thrush Infection in the Mouth Needs Professional Diagnosis

The mouth and throat rely on a variety of physical structures and tissues to provide you with the basic ability to speak, chew and swallow. These structures also play host to a diverse population of microbes. When they are in balance oral bacteria effectively prevent yeast and other microbes from... Read more »

Hyperdontia: Having Too Many Teeth

In normal circumstances, the number of teeth you will develop growing up is 20 primary teeth as a child (baby teeth) and 32 permanent/adult teeth. They first appear around 6 months of age and start to come out at or around 6 years. The last baby tooth, a cuspid or... Read more »

Emergency Dental Care

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know exactly what you need to do in order to minimize long-term damage. From small cracks or chips in teeth to knocked-out teeth, holes in your lips or tongue, and other problems, there’s no shortage of possible dental emergencies. Today, we’re... Read more »

Must Know Information Regarding Your Teeth

Follow our ongoing series on oral health education! In this round, we are looking at the anatomy of a tooth. Read on, and marvel at the miracle of your tremendous teeth! If you didn’t know it, as an adult you will have 32 teeth—including your wisdom teeth. The function of... Read more »

The Appropriate Filling Material Will Be Determined by the Cavity’s Location

When the natural bacteria living in your mouth find a weakened area of tooth enamel or stuck-on food particles, they are quick to go to work. If you are lax in your daily oral hygiene routine, this can allow a cavity to develop on one of your teeth. When this... Read more »

Give Your Smile the Magical Touch of Cosmetic Dentistry

Does your smile need a magical touch? If so, you are not alone. As we age, it’s common for us to lose our shine or have our teeth appear dull and faded. That is why, our team here at Angela M. Osborn, DDS, PC in Lone Tree, Colorado, is proud... Read more »