What To Do During A Dental Emergency

What You Should Know Need emergency dental help? Ascent Dental Group is here for you. We offer immediate, same-day care in Denver and Cherry Creek. And if you’re not sure what to do before you come to our office, read on for some dental emergency advice that will help you stay prepared. Dental Emergencies Can […]

How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Everything You Need To Know You may know that maintaining a diet low in sugar is good for your oral health. But why does sugar rot your teeth? How soon can cavities form due to excessive sugar consumption? Find out the answers to all of these questions in this guide from Ascent Dental Group, and […]

When to get your wisdom teeth out

When is the best time to remove wisdom teeth? Well, that entirely depends on your situation. For some people, their wisdom teeth will never cause any problems. These lucky individuals have four more molars that grow in perfectly acceptable to complete their adult teeth. But for most, saying goodbye to their wisdom teeth is a […]

Finding the Right Family Dentist

Children and Family Dentistry There are numerous factors to consider when looking for a family dentist. As the name implies, children and family dentistry is about providing dental care for each member of your family. While your kids might not be so fond of the idea, being welcomed by a professional who is patient and […]

Teeth Cleaning Tips & Tricks for A Healthier Mouth

You’ve been brushing your teeth every day since you were a kid, so you know it’s important. It must be, if you have to brush twice a day and see the dentist every six months for a checkup! But even if you’ve been brushing for decades, you may be able to improve your technique – and […]

What To Expect From A Deep Teeth Cleaning

Deep Teeth Cleaning (Scaling & Root Planing) Have you been told that you need a dental deep cleaning? Wondering what to expect, and how the procedure works? Dental deep cleanings are necessary if you have gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. In gum disease, bacteria builds up between your teeth and gums. […]

Why you should take gum disease seriously

Gum disease (also known as gingivitis, periodontal disease, or periodontitis) can start as a minor problem but will continue to get more severe. Although common, most people do not realize that gum disease can lead to serious health problems in other parts of the body if left untreated. Brushing your teeth, and caring for your […]

Common Tooth Pain and What it Means

A toothache may be common, but that does not make it any more bearable. It can come on slowly or suddenly and have a serious impact on your everyday life, affecting your daily activities and sleep. The pain and discomfort of a toothache can be disarming, sometimes making you feel helpless. However, it is not […]

How to Get Kids to Brush

I wanted to answer a question that I get asked almost every day which is, “how do I get my kids to brush more?” Number one make it fun for them. Number two do some positive reinforcement. I often hear a lot of stories about parents threatening their kids with horror stories about the dentist […]

Top Dental Problems in Adults

Although many people focus heavily on oral hygiene in their youth, the reality is that the majority of adults will suffer from some sort of dental issues in their lifetime. As we age, there is a wide range of common teeth problems that may spring up; fortunately, many of them can be mitigated with proper […]

Dental Issues Among Children

Everyone knows that childhood is full of bruised knees and scraped elbows, and kids’ dental issues are all too common as well. Most parents are not shocked to learn that of all the dental problems in children, cavities are the most common; in fact, about 20% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 […]

Understanding Dental Isolation

Hello, Dr. Jeff Johnston here coming to you from Denver, Colorado. I wanted to talk to you about the industry progresses we’ve seen when it comes to the age of bonding. Meaning, most everything we do is held by a chemical bond. And the importance of that is that now isolation is becoming very important. […]

The Importance of Saliva

Hello, Dr. Jeff Johnston here! I would like to talk to you about saliva, commonly known as spit. This is a very important part of the oral cavity. Your spit or saliva is composed of buffering systems, enzymes, and many good things to help you start digesting and to help you clean your teeth. It’s […]

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a titanium screw that fits into your jawbone, and a tooth is then built off that screw. All of our teeth have roots, and dental implants act as the root of your tooth. Implants provide the needed support for artificial teeth or crowns that are placed on top of the implant. Dental […]