June 30, 2017
If you’re missing one or more teeth, your smile just isn’t at its best. Dental implants in Colorado Springs are a highly effective replacement option — in fact, they are the best method of completing a smile that’s available today.
May 5, 2017
When was the last time you saw the dentist? If you honestly can’t remember, then perhaps the problem isn’t your memory but that you’re simply nervous about all things dental. Dr. Gasper and his staff at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design understand completely. That’s why we offer three different types of sedation dentistry in Colorado Springs. We can help you decide which one will best calm your nerves so you can have the dental care you need. Read on to learn more about nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.
April 25, 2017
It’s April, and that means it’s also time to ask: when was your last oral cancer screening? This month is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and your dentist in Colorado Springs would like to remind you that adult patients should have a screening along with their regular checkups and cleanings at least annually. So this month, schedule a visit with Dr. Kenneth Gasper. Doing so could save your life!
March 31, 2017
You need to choose a new dentist. You would like one who offers everything you need for your oral health and aesthetics. Which dentist in Colorado Springs should you choose? Here are some suggestions for finding your best match. You could well find him at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.
February 16, 2017
Your teeth and gums impact your systemic health. The American Academy of Periodontology, a group of gum disease experts, states that people with advanced gum disease are twice as likely to have coronary artery disease as people with good oral health. Your dentist in Colorado Springs, Dr. Kenneth Gasper and Dr. James Orban, carefully examine gums for signs of gum disease and use modern treatments to heal them. Dr. Gasper and Dr. James explain how your gums and your heart health are connected.
January 21, 2017
There are two things you can count on when a dental emergency happens – it won’t be convenient and it will probably feel scary and maybe even overwhelming. The first thing to do is to remain calm and remember that when you have the right team on your side, everything will be all right. When you know what to do, your situation may not feel as stressful. Your dentist in Colorado Springs discusses how to handle a dental emergency.
October 11, 2016
What is usually running through your mind as you are brushing your teeth? You’re probably making your grocery list for the next day, trying to remember a song you heard, or thinking just about anything else. October is actually National Dental Hygiene Month, and in honor of that, your dentist in Colorado Springs from Aesthetic Dentistry by Design would like you to take a moment and consider your everyday dental hygiene. It is probably the most important part of keeping your teeth healthy. Here are some easy tips from Dr. Ken Gasper and Dr. James Orban. (more…)
August 13, 2016
“Why do you look so upset in all of these?” your friend jokes. You just spent the weekend exploring the Garden of the Gods and have the pictures to prove it. There are two things in every picture: the breathtaking and gravity-defying landscape, along with your seemingly unaffected face. Everyone else in the photos are smiling as much as they can, but you seem completely over it. Truthfully, the last thing you wanted was a batch of photos showing your missing teeth. It’s best to just try and appear stern and brooding, right? Fortunately, if you are looking for one of the most reliable ways to restore your smile, you can now get dental implants in Colorado Springs. (more…)
February 18, 2015
Flossing is an essential part of any oral health care routine. The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day to achieve optimal oral health. By flossing daily, you help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. This is important because plaque that is not removed by brusing and flossing can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Flossing also helps prevent gum disease and cavities.
When is the best time to floss? Before I brush or after?
The most important thing about flossing is to do it. Pick a time of day when you can devote an extra couple of minutes to your dental care. People who are too tired at the end of the day may benefit from flossing first thing in the morning or flossing after lunch.
And don’t forget, children need to floss too! You should be flossing your child’s teeth as soon as he or she has two teeth that touch. Because flossing demands more manual dexterity than very young children have, children are not usually able to floss well by themselves until they are age 10 or 11.
Keep in mind that flossing should not be painful. You may feel discomfort when you first start flossing, but don’t give up. With daily brushing and flossing, that discomfort should ease within a week or two. If your pain persists, talk to your dentist.
If you find flossing difficult, consider a different flossing method. People who have difficulty handling dental floss may prefer to use another kind of interdental cleaner such as a wooden plaque remover, dental pick or pre-threaded flosser. Ask your dentist how to use them properly to avoid injuring your gums. It could be that you simply need to try another type of dental floss—waxed, unwaxed, thick or comfort floss. Stick with it and you’ll have adopted a healthy habit for life.
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September 17, 2014
Porcelain veneers are designed to cover and conceal the front surfaces of teeth that are stained, chipped, or exhibit a host of other cosmetic blemishes. Made from highly-advanced dental porcelain that closely resembles healthy, natural tooth structure, veneers may be the answer to drastically improving your smile without extensive or multiple cosmetic procedures.
They offer a near-total smile transformation with minimal preparation.
A Look at What Veneers Can Do
Because the restorations are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, porcelain veneers offer a wider range of benefits than most other cosmetic options. Usually, veneers are recommended if a patient’s teeth are:
- severely stained or discolored
- chipped or slightly cracked
- shorter than surrounding teeth
- slightly crooked or misshapen
- spaced too far from an adjacent tooth
Find Out if Veneers are Right for You
If you’d like to know whether veneers are right for you, then schedule a visit as soon as possible for a personal, comprehensive consultation and examination. Call the office of Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design at 719-599-0700.