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How Full and Partial Dentures Work

Have you been told you need dentures? Here are your options to restore your smile and make you feel more confident. Dealing with missing and painful teeth may lead you to be less self confident in social situations — but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re missing teeth due to decay or

Is Your Headache Related to TMD?

Persistent headaches or jaw discomfort may be signs that you have a temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. Find out more about the symptoms and the many ways TMD can be treated. The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is the spot on either side of your face where the jawbone connects to the skull. Between the two bones

How Invisalign Can Help Your Smile

Curious about Invisalign orthodontic treatment? Learn more about how it works and if it might be the right treatment for you.  Up until roughly two decades ago, people who wanted to straighten their misaligned teeth had only one option: unsightly and painful metal braces. But that all changed in 1997 when Invisalign hit the market,

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

A dental implant offers a strong, natural-looking replacement for a lost tooth. Find out if you’re a good candidate for this safe and effective procedure. Tooth loss affects millions of Americans, whether it’s due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or traumatic injury. Regardless of the cause, a dental implant can serve as a replacement for

Which Teeth Whitening Method is Right for You?

If you’re looking for a whiter smile, there are two main methods to brighten your teeth — in-office whitening sessions and take-home kits. Here’s how to decide which is right for you. Americans love a bright smile — and the statistics prove it. According to U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey results, 40.5

Which Type of Dental Crown is Right for You?

Want a brighter smile, or need to replace a damaged tooth? A dental crown may be the answer. Some patients are apprehensive about getting a dental crown, but replacing a decayed or broken tooth can actually promote good oral hygiene, strengthen the tooth, and improve your smile. Typically, crowns are used in the case of

Is Your Sleep Apnea Causing Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)?

Here’s how sleep apnea and nighttime teeth grinding are related — and how you can get possibly get some relief. Do you wake up in the morning with sore jaw muscles and don’t know why? It could be because you grind, or clench your teeth during the night.  Though you may feel more tired throughout

What are Sealants?

Sealants are a protective coating used mostly on back molar teeth to help them from getting cavities. One of the most common places to get a cavity is on the biting surface of the teeth where all the little grooves catch bacteria and food.  When we place sealants we first clean the grooves out of

Advantages of Digital X-Rays

At Espire Dental we have a digital x-ray system rather than older methods of taking x-rays on film. Similar to most of the world using digital cameras instead of film cameras to get better results and images, the medical world has adapted to digital imaging as well.  Digital x-rays are far better as they are

Toothaches and Sinus Infections

Tis the season when colds are abundant and are the gift that keeps on giving. Most of winter in Colorado, someone you know probably has a cold, you either had it or are going to get it. Many times in our office during cold season and even allergy season, we have patients coming in with

What is a Dental Crown?

A crown, which many patients call a cap, is something that covers the tooth like a helmet. Crowns are used when a tooth has cracked a piece away or has been filled so many times that there is not a lot of tooth structure left to encase the filling, so something to cover and protect

Are Mercury Fillings Outdated?

At Espire Dental, we do not use mercury fillings and haven’t used them in years. Doctors Brett and Jen haven’t placed them since dental school.  Dental amalgam is made of mercury, silver, tin and aluminum.  These fillings actually expand and contract from temperature changes in your mouth, resulting in cracked teeth that often end up

Keeping Your Smile White and Bright

WITH WHITE CLOTHES, SOMETIMES IT TAKES a little bleach and a little sunlight to bring them back to their beautiful brightness! Over time, and even when freshly washed, a t-shirt and socks will start looking like they’re losing some of their zip. The same goes for your smile! Your teeth may not feel the same as a cotton

A Letter from Dr Linkow

My Dear Patients, It is with a very heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement after almost 45 years of practicing dentistry. We have gone through so much of this journey together, and it has been my honor to have been your dentist. I would be remiss not to acknowledge how much I will