Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Veneers, Crowns, Teeth Whitening
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FAQs – Frequently asked questions about general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry:


FAQs Axiom DentalQ: When should I take my child to the dentist for their first dental check up?

A: According to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should see a dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.


Q: Which is better – a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush?

A: Comparisons have been made between the electric and manual toothbrushes to see which is more effective in the removal of plaque. Research has shown that both are equally effective as long as they are used in a correct manner. We can show you how to effectively brush and floss your teeth.


Q: How do I get rid of bad breath?

A: Bad breath, also know as halitosis, is caused by poor oral hygiene and/or oral health. Routine professional dental cleanings, effective brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning can help eliminate unpleasant mouth odor. If it is established that bad breath is not dentally related, then a physician’s consultation may be necessary to rule out sinus issues, stomach related problems, consumption of certain types of food and medications or other systemic issues.


Q: Can teeth whitening damage teeth?

A:Professional teeth whitening products used under the supervision of a trained dental personal do not harm teeth or gums. Mild sensitivity does occur after the whitening process, this can be easily treated with desenitizing gels.


Q: I catch myself clenching and grinding. How can I stop this habit?

A: Clenching and grinding also known as Bruxism is a subconscious habit. Stress is a major contributor in developing this habit. Clenching and grinding can cause TMJ related issues such as tooth wear, Stiffness in the jaw, neck and shoulder area and clicking in the jaw joint. Clenching and grinding cannot be stopped, however, wearing a custom formed mouth guard can help protect your jaw joint and teeth. Consistent use of the mouth guard can help relax the muscles around the jaw joint and decrease the stiffness and pain in the jaw, neck and shoulder area.


Q: How often should I brush and floss my teeth?

A: We highly recommend brushing and flossing at least twice a day, once in the morning preferably after breakfast and once in the night after dinner just before bedtime. This keeps plaque levels low especially during sleeping hours, decreasing the risk of developing gum disease and/or tooth decay. Along with daily brushing and flossing, Routine professional dental cleanings and check ups twice a year are imperative to maintaining oral health.


Q: What are sealants?

A: Sealants are thin plastic-like coatings applied to the crevices present on the chewing surface of back teeth- premolars and molars. The coating flows deep into the grooves acting as a barrier, so that plaque and food does not get stuck and cause cavities.


Q: Can I straighten my teeth as an adult?

A: Teeth can be aligned and straightened with the help of various treatment options such as orthodontics, porcelain veneers and crowns. Traditional orthodontics using braces or Invisalign can be done at any age to align teeth. If orthodontic treatment is not an option, then beautifully aligned teeth can be achieved through porcelain veneers and crowns which can also alter the shape of the teeth. Sometimes one may require a combination of the two treatment modalities to achieve the desired results.


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    -- Mary P. (Aurora)

  • T he care received at Dr. Kalra's office goes beyond herself, and extends to her entire staff. They are always compassionate, efficient, and helpful.
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Axiom Dental is a full-service dental clinic for general and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, same-day crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening, Aurora and metro Denver, CO.

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12510 E Iliff Ave
Ste 305
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 695-0102
Fax: (303) 695-0714

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