What Do You Know about Oral Cancer?

Are you getting oral cancers screenings regularly? Having cancer screenings is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself, as the sooner the disease is caught, the greater the likelihood a successful recovery there can be. In America alone, over 42,000 people will be identified with oral cancer... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screening, Signs, and Treatment

Do you have signs of oral cancer? Signs of oral cancer may include odd discoloration in the mouth, sores that never seem to go away, or lumps of unusual tissue in the neck, cheeks, lips, gums, or throat areas. Academy Park Dental Assoc. checks for these symptoms when you come... Read more »

Keep Thumb Sucking at Bay

Although thumb sucking is often seen as a tool for children to use to help them sleep, the truth is that thumb sucking can lead to oral ailments from bacterial contamination as well as alignment issues from teeth being slowly shifted. Here are some important guidelines about keeping thumb sucking... Read more »

Helping Your Child in the War Against Plaque

Maybe your child likes playing with army guys but doesn’t really like brushing their teeth. Does he or she know that every day, our mouths are exposed to environmental toxins from our food, drinks, kisses and breathing? You can teach your little one that good oral hygiene is like combating... Read more »

Dental Crowns Seek to Improve Damaged Smiles

Dental crowns seek to improve damaged smiles. If your smile is damaged, it can be easily repaired with the use of a tooth restoration treatment such as a dental crown. Dental crowns work by placing a cap on top of irregular or damaged teeth for a better look and an... Read more »

Dental Veneers Help Improve a Smile that is Suffering with Chronic Dental Stains

Your smile’s appearance plays an important role in your overall sense of self-confidence. Unfortunately, if you frequently consume dark foods and beverages or if you occasionally or frequently use tobacco products, your smile might be afflicted with chronic dental stains. One of the more popular options for improving your smile’s... Read more »

What to Do When Faced with a Dental Emergency

Are you or someone in your family is in a dental emergency? Stay calm and call Academy Park Dental Assoc. in Lakewood, Colorado at 303-987-2121 immediately. You can also follow these simple instructions for advice on what to do while waiting for the dentist. Toothache Take a teaspoon of salt... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Serious Cavities on Back Teeth

The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth often have deep pits and fissures on the biting surfaces of the tooth enamel. Should bacterial-rich plaque and food particles become trapped in these areas, it can foster tooth decay. These cavities are often large and problematic. The resulting cavities... Read more »

If You Have These Symptoms, It’s Time to Check for Cavities

Many of the patients here at Academy Park Dental Assoc. seek out Dr. Cathy Fermelia for treatment of cavities. Quite a few of our patients suspect they have cavities before their consultation, but in some instances, patients are surprised to learn they have cavities. This is understandable. It can be... Read more »

A Standard Fluoride Treatment Can Help Prevent Future Cavities

The internal structures of your teeth are protected by a layer of tooth enamel. This biological substance gets its amazing strength from densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the strength and durability to bite, chew and grind hard foods. The integrity of these mineral crystals... Read more »