6 Characteristics Of A Beautiful Smile

Boulder Cosmetic Dentist

Hello Lafayette! It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however, when it comes to teeth, there are some features that are generally considered pleasing:

1. Bright and stain-free
2. No missing teeth
3. Healthy gumline
4. No chips, cracks or excessive wearing
5. Tooth size and length in harmony with facial features
6. Teeth aligned on three planes

Few Lafayette people have naturally perfect smiles, but those that practice proper oral care can avoid many problems that affect oral health and aesthetics. There are many Boulder men and women, however, who take good care of their teeth but are unsatisfied with their smiles. Perhaps their teeth are crooked, have tetracycline stains, or have yellowed with age.

This article is for the Lafayette residents who fall into this category. The state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment team at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry wants you to know that cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile. The increased confidence will have a positive impact on both your personal and professional interactions.

Gordon West is an experienced cosmetic dentist who skillfully uses the complete spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures to create the most eye-catching smiles in Colorado.

We offer a full menu of cosmetic dental services including:

sedation dentistry
prepless veneers
dental crowns
Invisalign clear braces
teeth whitening

Call 720-862-3630 today to schedule a smile makeover consultation at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette.


Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Boulder Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Boulder Residents Perfect Smiles

Hi. I’m Dr. Gordon West, and I’ve been a dentist here in Lafayette since 1998. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my Lafayette area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at 720-862-3630 so we can talk about your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your Lafayette dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in Boulder dental offices, but the results can be dramatic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Lafayette patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other important procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, Boulder? Now is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and I’m here to help. The state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Water Fluoridation In Colorado Prevents Tooth Decay

Water Fluoridation In Lafayette, CO Prevents Cosmetic Dentistry Needs

Hello! Welcome to our Lafayette family dentistry blog. Today’s message from Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry concerns fluoride and Colorado children’s dental health. I’m Gordon West and I have been practicing dentistry in Lafayette since 1998.

When I examine a new Lafayette patient for the first time, I can usually tell whether the person drank fluoride-adjusted municipal water while growing up. Generally, their teeth are healthier than Boulder people who had lower fluoride levels in their tap water.

Ideally, adequate fluoride intake combined with proper oral hygiene, good nutrition, and regular dental visits keep teeth healthy and free of decay. However, fluoride also helps teeth remineralize if acids have already compromised the enamel. For decay prevention and teeth strengthening, adequate fluoride is indispensable.

If you have children and your Colorado municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, you may want to consider giving your kids a fluoride supplement. The fluoride will strengthen the primary teeth that have already erupted and also the adult teeth that are forming.

The American Dental Association supports water fluoridation:

‘More than 65 years ago, on January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the world’s first city to adjust the level of fluoride in its water supply. Since that time, fluoridation has dramatically improved the oral health of tens of millions of Americans. Community water fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay.’ http://www.ada.org/fluoride.aspx

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we provide exceptional dental care for all members of the family including general and cosmetic dentistry. We serve the Lafayette, Boulder, Boulder County, and Lafayette, CO areas. Ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and short-term braces.

If you are interested in children’s fluoride supplements, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 720-862-3630 to schedule a pediatric dental evaluation.


Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away, Boulder County!

Your Cosmetic Dental Smile Is Only A Few Visits Away, Boulder County!

What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the Boulder area? What about a routine trip to your cosmetic dentist?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening in Lafayette is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

Your Boulder, Boulder County, or Lafayette, CO dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.

2. Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in Lafayette, Colorado drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.

3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

My name is Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as is helping them achieve the smile they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.

My practice, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 720-862-3630 to make an appointment!

We hope to hear from you soon!
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry Can Make Your Whites Whiter

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make Your Whites Whiter For Lafayette, CO Residents

Hi, I’m Dr. Gordon West, an experienced Lafayette general and cosmetic dentist serving the greater Boulder area. One of the most common requests I get from my dental patients is whiter teeth.

I am happy to say that Lafayette dental patients are in luck when it comes to teeth whitening in Colorado, because cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and veneers are safe, effective, and affordable.

Some Lafayette patients might be interested in bleaching their teeth at home. There are many affordable teeth whitening products available at Boulder, Boulder County, and Lafayette, CO drugstores. Remember that even though you are doing this procedure at home, you should discuss it with your Lafayette dentist and report any sensitivity that may occur.

There are many dentists in the Boulder area that offer in-office teeth bleaching which can often be done in one visit. Boulder residents who do in-office bleaching usually appreciate the care that is given to protect the soft tissues of the mouth from the bleaching agent.

Any toothpaste that has an added polishing agent is considered a whitening toothpaste. For my patients, I always tell them to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance when purchasing these.

As you can see, there are a lot of great ways to keep your teeth nice and white here in Boulder.

If you’re interested in any of these tooth whitening methods or a complete smile makeover, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 720-862-3630. Our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff will schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at your convenience.

We hope to hear from you soon!

porcelain veneers
dental implants
prepless veneers
dental crowns
sedation dentistry


Don’t Like Your Teeth? 5 Great Reasons To Get A Smile Makeover!

Reasons For Boulder County To Get A Cosmetic Dental Smile Makeover!

Hello Boulder! When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If the answer is, ‘Not really,’ then you may want to consider these 5 reasons for people in Boulder to make some small improvements or undergo a complete smile re-design.

5. A little goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings are simple but have dramatic results.

4. It’s more affordable than you think. Speak with your Boulder, Boulder County, or Lafayette, CO cosmetic dentist and I am willing to bet that you’ll be surprised at the prices (in a good way!).

3. Your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many people worry that the procedures are painful, but dentists in the Boulder area can help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort whether you’re getting tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, or a complete smile makeover. Ask your dentist about oral sedation.

2. You will look and feel younger!

1. Regardless of your dental problems, chances are, your dentist can help you. Some Lafayette, CO residents believe they have to live with stained, chipped, cracked, crooked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix all of these dental problems and more.

If you are in the Boulder area and are looking for a dentist, I would love to serve you. My name is Dr. Gordon West. I have been practicing quality dentistry in a Lafayette, Colorado since 1998. Please call 720-862-3630 for an appointment.

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry offers the following services:

porcelain veneers
dental implants
prepless veneers
dental crowns

And more! Call today!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


4 Reason To Look For The ADA Seal In Boulder

4 Reason Your Boulder County Cosmetic Dentist Looks For An ADA Seal

When you go to your Boulder, Boulder County, or Lafayette, CO drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitening agents, or another oral care product, be sure that the product you choose carries the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

Today in the Lafayette Dental Blog we are going to look at 4 ways the ADA seal can help you make good oral care choices for you and your family.

1. Products with the seal have to be safe and effective, so you won’t waste your money on something that won’t work, or worse, can harm you.

2. The American Dental Association (or ADA) only places their seal on a product after serious scientific testing. This usually means that manufacturers have to meet higher standards than those required by law.

3. When you purchase products with the ADA seal, it’s practically like shopping with your Lafayette dentist or dental hygienist right by your side! Who wouldn’t want that extra knowledge and information?

4. The ADA Seal is not an endorsement of one particular product or another, but rather is a verification of the claims made by said product, claims on which savvy consumers can rely.

Hi, I’m Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in
Lafayette. We also serve the Boulder, and Boulder County area. We take pride in caring for our patients and, like the ADA, want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look! Even just one procedure such as porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, or teeth whitening can significantly improve your smile.

Our practice specializes in:

porcelain veneers
dental implants
prepless veneers
dental crowns

Contact us at 720-862-3630 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Affordable Teeth Whitening?

Affordable Boulder Tooth Whitening If you are like most Boulder web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

Some show a ‘real Boulder mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Boulder County dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing Lafayette, CO tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your Boulder tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at 720-862-3630

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What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Lafayette, CO

Hello Lafayette, CO residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape.

When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles in the pockets in front and in back of the tooth, but you need floss to clean between the teeth. Make sure you get the floss into the pocket between the teeth and scrape food particles up and out of the pocket.

Back to toothbrushing: if the toothbrush is not held at the correct angle, the bristles can’t get in the pockets to clean out the bacteria before it turns into enamel-damaging plaque. If plaque multiplies in the pockets around the teeth, the gum will start pulling away. Eventually, the pockets will become too deep for your toothbrush bristles to reach. Unfortunately, the tooth structure below the gumline is more susceptible to decay than the enamel above the gumline.

There is more than one way to damage your teeth – even if the visible parts of your teeth are cavity-free, gum disease can cause problems with the parts you can’t see.

I am Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. My staff and I promote preventative dentistry by working with our patients of all ages to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you haven’t had a check-up in a while, or are experiencing gum soreness or recession, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry today at 720-862-3630 to schedule a thorough tooth and gum examination in Lafayette, CO. 
During your exam, Dr. West will measure the depth of the pockets around each tooth. If you already have gum disease, we will help you restore gum health with specialized periodontal disease treatment.

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, CO, we provide full general and cosmetic dental services including porcelain veneers and dental implants. If you have healthy teeth and gums but want to brighten your smile, ask us about teeth whitening.

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com

 


Boulder Mouths And Stomatitis

Talk To Your Boulder Cosmetic Dentist About Mouth Sores

Ouch! The mouth is not a fun place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Boulder County dental patients.

These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis.

A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know that stomatitis can really impact the lives of Boulder County residents.

Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores or cold sores, gum disease, biting the inside of your mouth or your tongue, burning your mouth, and irritation caused by braces or broken teeth. Many sores in the mouth will generally clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

However, your Boulder cosmetic dentist can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and they can also advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

Hi. I’m Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, CO, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about smile makeovers, give us a call at 720-862-3630.

Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, bonding, and dental implants.

We hope to see you in our Lafayette, CO office soon!