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!

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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


Remake Your Lafayette Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Cosmetic Dentistry Lafayette, CO

Hello Lafayette, CO area friends of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your Lafayette, CO dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a gym!

I’m Dr. Gordon West, an experienced Lafayette, CO cosmetic and general dentist, and today on my dental blog I want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my Lafayette, CO patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Lafayette area dental care, give us a call at 720-862-3630. Our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in prepless veneers, dental crowns, and sedation dentistry and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in Lafayette, CO!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado

Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Teeth Whitening Lafayette, CO

Hello Lafayette, CO! Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you I can help. My name is Dr. Gordon West and I have been creating whiter, brighter smiles for patients in the Lafayette area since 1998 at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

Whether your teeth have been stained through sipping dark-colored drinks such as red wine or coffee or if smoking has left your teeth brown and dull, my staff and I at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry can whiten your teeth and intensify your smile.

Maybe you have injured your tooth in some way causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to your tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is best for your teeth.

Your smile the first thing people notice, I will make sure your smile is brilliant and absolutely unforgettable!

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry we not only offer tooth whitening to our Lafayette, CO area patients, we also specialize in cosmetic dentistry.

If you or your family need porcelain veneers or dental implants we invite you to come in for a dental consultation. We are located at 1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201, Lafayette, CO.

Invest in a white, bright smile! Call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette today at 720-862-3630 or visit https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com.

Thanks for visiting my cosmetic dental blog!

– Dr. Gordon West

The Gift Of Oral Health In Boulder

Periodontal Disease Prevention In Boulder

Many dental patients in the Boulder area may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are the best bet to prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for Boulder dental patients!

When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential part of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done effectively with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush from your Boulder Wal-Mart, just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making sure to reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is important for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at area drugstores, so find one you like.

I’m Dr. Gordon West, an experienced Boulder cosmetic dentist, and I want to help you enjoy your dental visits and adore your smile.

Our comfortable staff in our state-of-the-art dental environment loves sending our Boulder area patients away with a new toothbrush and floss, but we also find it rewarding to see our patients gain renewed confidence with a smile makeover.

We’d love to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants, or any other dental health topic.

Give us a call today at 720-862-3630!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Bright Smiles In Boulder County

Hello Boulder County! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most Boulder County folks notice their teeth dulling as the years go by, but some foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age.

Over-the-counter tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpastes may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly brilliant smile, Dr. Gordon West can help!

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not lighten the stains and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we can recommend new cosmetic dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have aged and discolored.

Remember, anything that can stain a white tee shirt can stain teeth.

Fortunately, brushing after meals can keep stains at bay, however with acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing right away can erode enamel, causing thinner teeth as we age.

Boulder County in-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Take-home professional teeth whitening kits are also available at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry and can produce the best results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our caring staff for a smile brightening consultation today!

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Lafayette, CO?

Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Lafayette?

For those of you in the Lafayette, CO area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is here for you.

Dr. Gordon West has been treating this common problem since 1998.

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort.

Here in our Lafayette, CO cosmetic dentistry practice, our knowledgeable staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

Dr. Gordon West usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that will alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most Lafayette, CO Wal-Mart and Walgreens stores carry it. However, some Lafayette, CO patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments or laser dentistry available at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Lafayette, CO and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, Dr. West can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

Call our Lafayette, CO general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry office today to get relief from your sensitive teeth.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026


Have Your Dessert, Lafayette, CO

Have Your Dessert Lafayette

Your Lafayette, CO dentist knows that it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats, but they will tell you that eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. This helps to rinse food particles from your mouth as well as neutralize the acids that cause plaque.

This is great news for dessert lovers in Lafayette, CO and the surrounding areas because it means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in optimum cleansing mode.

Lafayette, CO dentists agree that sweets after meals are preferable to sweets eaten between meals as snacks.

Also remember that what sweets you eat can be as important as when you eat them. Lafayette, CO dentists are constantly reminding their dental patients that sticky candies stay on your teeth for a long time, even when your saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create enamel-weakening acids.

My name is Dr. Gordon West, and I am a cosmetic dentist in Lafayette, CO. My practice is Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry located at 1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201 in Lafayette, CO.

Our comfort ensuring staff is here to help you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible at our state-of-the-art dental office. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening, veneers, short term braces, inlays and onlays. We also offer sedation dentistry for those who experience dental anxiety.

We are currently accepting new patients, call today to book an appointment!

Dr. Gordon West

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, CO 80026

All Tooth Stains Are Not Created Equal

Lafayette Teeth Bleaching Will any of your locally advertised Lafayette, CO teeth whitening options remove the stains from your teeth?

The effectiveness of teeth bleaching in Lafayette, CO depends partly on the types of stains.

Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. And nicotine is no better for your smile than it is for your lungs.

Unfortunately, even if you avoid these common teeth stainers, your teeth will become discolored over time. Like gray hair, wrinkles, and memory lapses, a dull smile is an inevitable part of aging for Lafayette, CO retirees.

Intrinsic tooth stains develop from the inside out. Tooth injury and tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove completely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional tooth whitening available at your Lafayette, CO dentist’s office.

If your teeth are stained, whether from coffee, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride, call Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 720-862-3630. We have treated many Lafayette, CO clients with extreme tooth discoloration.

It is never too late or too early to brighten your smile.

Lafayette, CO seniors can take years off their appearance by restoring the youthful white smile they once enjoyed. Lafayette, CO teens and young adults with surface stains can prevent them from becoming intrinsic stains with professional teeth whitening.

Speaking of the younger set, did you know that people who drink energy drinks are at risk for many dental problems?

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is the cosmetic dentistry specialist in Lafayette, CO. Discover why hundreds of area families trust us with their smiles.

Call us at 720-862-3630.

Toothbrush Wars in Boulder

Toothbrush Wars in Boulder

It may surprise you to know that some Boulder people have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better? Most Boulder cosmetic dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective in removing plaque and that choosing which kind you like is really up to you.

Today in the Boulder dental blog we want to give you some extra information about toothbrushes to help you decide which kind is right for you or your child.

Cost and convenience should be considered.
Some Boulder people argue that even though electric toothbrushes cost more, you’ll save on dental bills. However, there are no definitive studies to back up this claim.

Manual toothbrushes are easy to find, whereas not all drugstores in the Boulder area carry all types of electric toothbrushes. This can be difficult when buying replacement heads. People who travel may find that a smaller, manual toothbrush is easier to pack (and you don’t have to remember batteries).

The pressure you put on your gums with either type of toothbrush is important. Some Boulder residents say that it’s difficult to know how much pressure they use with electric toothbrushes, while others say that because of the quick electrical movements, they tend to be more gentle on their gums than when they use manual brushes. You may want to try them both to see what your brushing style is and discuss it with your Boulder cosmetic dentist.

Special consideration should be taken for people with arthritis. Most Boulder area dentists advise their elderly and arthritic patients to use electric toothbrushes when their manual dexterity is diminished. As for children, once they are old enough, an electric toothbrush may be preferable, but safety should always be the first concern for Boulder parents. Also, all dentists in the Boulder area will remind you to look for the ADA seal on any dental product you buy.

Whichever type of toothbrush you choose, make sure you get soft bristles and replace it every three to four months.

I’m sedation dentist Dr. Gordon West and I want to thank you for visiting my Boulder dental blog.

If you are looking for dental care, tooth whitening, or cosmetic dentistry in or around Boulder, give us a call at 720-862-3630.