7 Worst Beverages for Your Teeth

The best drink for your teeth is water. Neutral pH, hydrating, and nonstaining. But we know you’re tempted to drink something else from time to time. But if you’re going to drink, do it in a way that’s safe for your teeth. Here’s a list of drinks to avoid or limit if you want to […]

What to Do When a Crown Is Loose

Loose Dental Crown Solutions If you have a loose dental crown, don’t panic. Dental crowns can last for years, but everything fails sometimes, and coming loose is a common problem for dental crowns. But if you respond properly, it won’t necessarily harm your tooth, and the crown can often be put back in place. The […]

Is a Root Canal Painful?

Root canals are infamous. They are supposedly the benchmark for the most unpleasant experiences in life. When people want to say that an experience was really bad and excruciatingly painful, they will compare them to a root canal. You have to understand that the reputation of root canals goes back a long time, and has […]

What to Do When You Chip a Tooth

When you chip a tooth, the most important thing is to see a dentist right away. It’s not always easy to tell whether you’ve done serious damage to your tooth or not, so don’t put off a dental visit thinking it’s just a minor problem. Before You Can Get to the Dentist You may not […]

When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Although most people seem to need their wisdom teeth removed, it’s not always necessary. It’s important to remember that removing wisdom teeth is not always recommended. However, there are many reasons why you might want your wisdom teeth removed, such as: They cause crowding and orthodontic problems They cause pain They have become infected They […]

Causes of a Toothache

I found this diagram on the internet and it really helps explain causes of tooth sensitivy or pain. Causes of a toothache can be many different things. I wanted to share this. Dr. Johnston

Deep Cleaning / Dental Scaling

When teeth and gums don’t get cleaned properly, the food particles mix with bacteria in your mouth and develop a soft substance called plaque. This plaque if not removed can turn into a harder substance known as dental tartar or calculus. If tartar is still not removed, it start impinging on the gums and create […]

Press Release #1 – Cerec

Local Colorado Dentist Utilizes CEREC Technology to Execute Simplistic and Efficient Dental Appointments for all Patients Dr. Jeff Johnston, dentist in Cherry Creek, is pleased to announce that his practice is able to utilize CEREC technology to create crowns, fillings and veneers in just a single visit. This technology allows Dr. Johnston to offer superior […]


Sirona Dental Systems, based in Germany, has just released Omnicam. The first intra-oral camera of its kind for CAD CAM sytems. This is a 3D/2D intraoral camera. They have also released thier CAD CAM software to be in color, not just stone looking models. I was at the release in Las Vegas in August. They […]

Dental Education

Around 8yrs ago, I graduated from dental school. I was on top of the world, my brain was chalked full of dentistry, and I was ready to become a dentist.  Upon the first month of practicing dentisty, I saw patients and cases I have never seen before and that  I didn’t know how to treat or even where […]

Cerec Mentoring

I wanted to take a second and share my weekend with you. This past weekend (Jan 27, 29 2012)  I headed out to The Scottsdale Center for dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Scottsdale Center for dentistry is a world renowned dental teaching facility and is one of the top teaching facilities in the United States. […]

Reasons skipping the dentist is bad for you

While most don’t love going to the dentist, we try our hardest to make ourselves do it twice a year. But for some reason, we skip the dentist more than any of our other health-related appointments. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 71.4 percent of women over age 18 had their teeth cleaned in […]

Reasons to Have Your Old Metal Fillings Replaced

Reasons To Have Your Old Amalgam Fillings Replaced With Natural-Looking Composite Fillings If your mouth is still full of those old, metallic fillings that were inserted into your teeth years ago, then you may want to consider making the switch to more natural-looking composite fillings. It’s been shown in studies the average life of a […]

Taste of My Own Medicine

Today, I went to the dentist to update my fillings. I need to admit, I had a horrible love with candy during my teen years, which led to having many fillings completed in my adolescent years. (Being in the dental office so much interested me in becoming one – so its not all bad!) What […]