Toothaches always have a way of striking at the most inopportune times: on the weekend, before vacation, during a stressful time at work, or even in the middle of the night. Toothaches are usually, but not always, caused by tooth decay or cavities, which means that restorative dental treatment is needed to eliminate the source of the pain. Scheduling an appointment at our Denver practice is the first step you should take to deal with a toothache. However, toothache pain could persist, or come and go, until you can get in to see one of our doctors. So what can you [...]
About Dr. LawAfter graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Steve Law, DDS co-founded Metropolitan Dental Care in 1983. Dr. Law continues his education regularly to bring Denver patients the latest technology, techniques, and comforts.
“Dental extraction” is the term we use to describe removing a tooth from the mouth. Most dentists will tell you that maintaining your natural teeth is always preferable for keeping a healthy, strong mouth. But sometimes, a tooth becomes negative - rather than positive - to your overall health and wellbeing. Though “pulling a tooth” can sound scary, our dentists are experienced and highly skilled in removing teeth with minimal discomfort. Below, learn the most common reasons why your Denver dentist could recommend a tooth extraction. When it comes to oral health, you want to choose the best for you and [...]
Did you know that Denver has nearly 1,000 coffee shops? We’re a city that clearly loves a cup of joe. While coffee is a lifesaver in the mornings, its richly-colored brew can stain teeth over time, causing many coffee-lovers to reach for whitening solutions regularly. Patients who are considering a smile makeover often ask our Denver dentists if porcelain veneers will stain like natural teeth. Many people wonder whether teeth whitening is part of regular maintenance for porcelain veneers. The answer? Read on! […]
Did you know that soft-bristled toothbrushes are recommended by the American Dental Association over stiff-bristled brushes? There’s a reason that a gentler scrub is recommended by dental professionals everywhere: a heavy hand while brushing with stiff bristles not only scratches tooth enamel but actually contributes to a receding gumline and the need for a gum graft procedure in Denver. However, improper brushing isn’t the only culprit of receding gums—several issues could be contributing to your disappearing gum tissues. Below, learn more about the “how” and the “why” behind gum recession. […]
Bad breath after eating garlicky food? That’s normal. Bad breath that persists even after brushing and flossing? That could be a sign that something is off with your oral health. Bad breath is one of the first symptoms that alert both you and your Denver dentist that you could be dealing with periodontal disease. Though periodontal disease begins as a seemingly mild case of gingivitis, if not properly treated, the bacterial infection caused by harmful oral bacteria growth can inflict serious damage to teeth and gums. To learn how our dentists treat persistent bad breath through a deep dental cleaning procedure [...]