A Tooth with Fractured Enamel Might Need to Be Restored by a Crown

Your tooth enamel is composed of a densely packed structure of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what makes your teeth hard enough to bite things off and chew tough foods. As strong as your teeth are, there are times when a blow to the face, or other incident can cause enough damage to fracture the tooth enamel. In a case... read more »

Be Sure to Stock Your First Aid Kit with Oral Care Items

Even though you can never prevent an oral injury from ever happening to your mouth, there are a few essential oral care items that Ken Caryl Dental Center’s team of dentists recommend that you keep stocked in your first aid kit. Having them quick at hand can help you better deal with an oral emergency should one happen. Waxed dental... read more »

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Repairing a Cavity

Even if you diligently brush your teeth twice a day, it might still be possible for small cavity to form on one of your teeth. Most cavities are detected during Dr. Alan Goral’s regular dental checkup. Should you notice a change in texture, experience pain or new sensitivity issues in a tooth, between checkups, you should call Dr. Alan Goral,... read more »

How Your Teeth Are Built

Your teeth are actually a pretty intricate part of your body. Each individual tooth is made up of multiple layers, and they all have their own unique functions that make sure your teeth work as they're intended to. So let's take a few moments and look at how your teeth are put together. The enamel is the outermost layer of... read more »

Invisalign®: A Discreet Straightening Solution

Do you have slightly crooked or crowded teeth? What about unsightly gaps between two teeth? In many cases, Dr. Alan Goral will recommend Invisalign® for patients with these issues. Invisalign is a discreet straightening option for adolescents and adults that has become a very popular treatment here at Ken Caryl Dental Center. Invisalign differs from traditional braces in that it... read more »

Reversing the Effects of Enamel Erosion with Fluoride

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is composed of dense, microscopic mineral crystal structures that give your teeth the strength and durability to bite off and grind food. Each day things like acidic foods and beverages, as well as the natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth, can slowly erode a little of these microscopic structures. This... read more »

Zoom Whitening for a Whiter, Brighter Smile

At Ken Caryl Dental Center in Littleton, Colorado, Dr. Alan Goral and his dental team are pleased to offer Zoom!® whitening for our patients' beautiful smiles. Teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental treatment which enhances your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments use a powerful, safe whitening gel which is applied to the surface of... read more »

Wait-Free Dental Crowns

If you have a tooth that has sustained significant damage or decay, it can be extremely painful. In addition, your jaw and other teeth are more susceptible to developing infections. In order to protect and restore your smile, one effective option we have at Ken Caryl Dental Center is to install a new replacement crown. Dental crowns are used to... read more »

Brighten Your Smile with Cavity Prevention

Cavities, those holes in tooth enamel from the effects of plaque formation can wreak havoc on your healthy smile. Plaque forms on your teeth and gums as a reaction to the sugars in your mouth from the foods and drinks you eat and drink, like chips, bread, milk, cookies, juice, soda, for example. The bacteria that live in your mouth... read more »

Flossing Is the Best Prevention for Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues in your mouth. Hardened tartar at the gum line is the leading cause of gum disease. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. as gingivitis. Common symptoms include red or otherwise inflamed gums that often bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Many... read more »