To cure your kid’s cabin fever, you take them to Waneka Lake Park. You’re enjoying the weather, since it’s turning into Spring – your kids are happier than ever to see the swing set and jungle gym. You relax on a nearby bench and start to read, letting your son and daughter play and get all of their pent-up energy out. Everything is going well, when suddenly, you hear a thud and then the sound of your son crying. Rushing over, you see he knocked out a tooth – he banged his mouth coming out of the slide. What emergency dentist in Lafayette can save your son’s smile? The team at Sage Dental Care are just around the corner and can take care of your family right away.
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February 16, 2017
February 11, 2017
Your life in Wesminster gives you a lot to smile about – you have a great job that’s meaningful and challenging, your kids are doing well in school, and you just bought your dream house. You all gather around the tree in your new front yard to take a picture to celebrate the happy time, but you’re not happy with how the phot turned out. Your teeth definitely don’t reflect the happy, healthy person you are. It’s time to see your cosmetic dentist in Westminster to fix your crooked and dull smile. By working with the pros at Sage Dental Care, you’ll not only get the perfect smile you deserve, you’ll have a great time doing it.
February 2, 2017
Boulder is an amazing town – the mountain view, the great restaurants, and the progressive culture make it the perfect place for you and your family. You seem to have your choice of everything you need – including dentists. What Boulder dentist is right for you and your family? You want someone with plenty of experience, who offers comprehensive services, and you want their office to be easy to find. Sage Dental Care sounds like the practice you’re looking for. We’re accepting new patients, and we’re so glad you found us.
September 21, 2015
Dental amalgam is the metal that has been in used to repair cavities caused by tooth decay for over 150 years. It is a mixture of several metals, including mercury. Mercury is a heavy metal that has been determined to be toxic in some forms.
Replacement is unnecessary if in good condition
At Sage Dental Care, we do not fill teeth using amalgam. But we also do not recommend changing all the metal amalgam fillings in your mouth. If the amalgam fillings are not cracked, broken, worn or unsightly they should be left in place. There have been many research studies examining amalgam. There has never been a legitimate scientific study linking amalgam fillings to diseases or mercury toxicity. The material has been used for many years and is still used by some dentists. It is safe. We do not use amalgam for new fillings because it is an old approach. There are now more modern and esthetic resin composite filling materials that we use primarily because they look great, as they come in a color that closely resembles your natural teeth.
April 29, 2015
Losing a tooth or teeth as an adult can be upsetting or embarrassing. But thanks to new technology, there are now a variety of ways to restore a great smile.
Here are the four options we offer our patients at Sage Dental Care. There are advantages and disadvantages to each so lets go through them:
If you have lost a tooth and have sufficient bone left after the extraction or injury, you can get an implant and have the tooth restored with a prosthetic tooth. An implant is a great option, it’s the next best thing to a natural tooth. It’s strong and stable, it maintains the health of the surrounding mouth structure, and it looks, fits and functions like a natural tooth. But you should be aware of a few potential issues.
April 20, 2015
The huge construction cost overruns at the VA Hospital in Aurora has been a hot topic recently. It is currently slated to go more than $1 billion dollars over budget. Dr Batliner ran the VA hospitals in the Rocky Mountain states from 1995 to 2003. In this editorial, he explains how this could have been avoided and why he feels that veterans will receive far better care if no more stand alone VA hospitals are constructed.
October 24, 2014
A lot of patients will put off dental treatment because of cost. According to a recent report from the U.S. Senate, 130 million Americans don’t have dental insurance.
Many health insurance plans do not provide dental insurance. Unfortunately the plans that do include dental coverage tend to be expensive. And the patient ends up sharing a lot of the costs, if they have anything more than basic check ups and cleanings. The maximum payouts for insurance run about $1,000 to $2,000 a year, according to SmartMoney.
Sadly, for Americans over 65, it is estimated that more than 50% of them have not been to the dentist in over a year because of cost. Fixed incomes don’t easily accommodate expensive procedures.
August 12, 2014
In getting ready for a new school year, most parents end up with a long back-to-school list. While buying school supplies and clothes is something Mom or Dad can do on their own, if you want to get a back to school dental checkup, you will need to schedule it for your child before their schedules fill up with homework, sports and other after school activities.
1. Dental Problems is the Number One Reason Kids Miss School
Did you know that more than 51 million school hours are lost annually because of illnesses related to dental problems? Childhood tooth decay, is the #1 chronic childhood illness? Pediatric dental disease is 7 times more common than hay fever and 5 times more common than asthma.
Data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reported:
- 41% of children aged 2 to 11 years had cavities in their primary teeth
- 42% of those aged 6 to 19 years had cavities in their permanent teeth.
August 3, 2014
Make sure you use your remaining dental insurance benefits for the year. It is easy to forget that you have a remaining balance left on your dental insurance. You need to use these for treatment before the end of 2014, or your dental benefits will expire and you’ll lose them. On most every plan, the yearly maximum renews every year on January 1st. In the new year, you will need to meet the deductible again. Also, if you participate in a Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account, and you don’t use those before the end of the year, you will forfeit any left-over money in these account. Don’t spend all year paying for benefits that you don’t use.
June 25, 2014
One of my passions as a dentist is improving oral health to under served populations. Close to 50 million Americans live in dental health shortage areas– regions of the country that are designated as dental health professional shortage areas by the U.S Department of Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. The Pew Center estimates than 17 million poor children go without dental care each year.
However, the problem is much worse for American Indians living on the reservations in this country. As a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, this issue is very important to me. While most of the patients I see at Sage have quite easy access to regular dental care, the situation is totally different for indigenous populations.