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 »

Are There Ways to Enhance the Quality of Your Toothbrush?

Are there ways to enhance the quality of your toothbrush? If you are looking to upgrade your tooth brushing skills, one easy method is to improve the care you give to your toothbrush. If your toothbrush is past its expiration date or has sunk into disrepair, it will not be... Read more »

Whitening Strips Can Help Maintain a Professionally Whitened Smile

When surface stains are not removed from your teeth on a daily basis, they will slowly start to penetrate deeper into the tooth enamel. As time goes by, this can leave you with unsightly stains on your smile. Many people with a smile so afflicted will turn to Dr. Angela... Read more »

What Makes My Gums Bleed?

If you see a little pink in the sink when you clean your smile, it’s important to remember that it could be a sign of a severe dental issue or oral hygiene problem. Most people ignore the bleeding gums, which oftentimes turns into severe and dangerous dental consequences. So, if... Read more »

Do You Wish to Fix Unsightly Teeth with Dental Bonding?

Do you wish to fix unsightly teeth with dental bonding? Dental bonding can repair the damage done to your teeth by using a sturdy material such as resin or porcelain on your teeth to conceal damage or discoloration done to teeth and enhance and repair their look. Dental bonding works... Read more »

With Early Detection, a Modest-Sized Cavity Might Be Repairable with a Filling

Tooth decay is often the unfortunate consequence of poor oral hygiene habits allowing the bacteria in your mouth to attack and exploit an area of compromised tooth enamel. If it’s detected, diagnosed and treated early, the tooth might be repairable with a standard filling. After a thorough examination of the... Read more »