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Sedation Dentistry

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Sedation dentistry is the best for those that are fearful and looking for pain-free dentistry. Over the years, I have listened to so many stories from patients about experiences that they had in the past, usually...

Dry Mouth: The Number One Problem Is Cavities

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Dry mouth is a common finding among dental patients. It can be difficult for a patient to recognize that they have dry mouth because most of the time a patient’s mouth gets incrementally drier, slowly over...

Sjogren’s Syndrome: The Connection with Dry Mouth

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Sjogren’s Syndrome isn’t widely recognized as a health issues that you could experience. But for those who do suffer from the effects of Sjogren’s Syndrome, they always wish they had known about...

What Toothpaste Is Right for Me?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith If you have never experienced any dental problems like gum disease or cavities, then almost any toothpaste will do. I’m a big fan of Tom’s of Maine toothpastes. Overall, they are a responsible company and...

Top 5 Dental Insurance Tips

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith The team at 58 Dental is concerned for our patients and what they are experiencing with their dental insurance.  The misunderstandings usually revolve around what the insurance “covers” or...

Cheap Dental Implants

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith The price of dental implants is very confusing for patients.  At 58 Dental in Denver, Colorado we get questions all the time from our dental family about implants and their cost. Here’s a...

The Difference Between Tartar and Plaque

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith I get it!  You’re at your dental cleaning and you hear words like tartar, plaque, calculus, probing depths, attachment loss, gingivitis, and periodontitis.  We dentists and hygienists...

Shoot! No Retainer and My Teeth Have Moved!

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Have you accidentally lost your orthodontic retainers or have your teeth moved? Interested in using Invisalign to restraighten them?  This is actually a very commonplace scenario and patients talk with...

Cheap Dental Crowns

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Where in the world did your dental crown come from?  Do you know? As the global economy continues to evolve, dentistry isn’t just sitting on the sidelines and watching.  No, in...

Dentures and Implants: The Best of Friends

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith 58 Dental recently helped change a patient’s life and this patient’s story deserves to be shared because there are so many people out there that can relate to it.  The patient had the following...

What ELSE is Added to the Beverages You Consume?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Wow, I just read a summary compiled from comprehensive studies on the beverages we drink most! As a dental hygienist, I caution my patients about sugary drinks, but this summary addresses more. You might be...

Welcome to Our New Website!

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith   We've added great new features and updated our content to bring you the most up to date information about our company.  Check back often for updates.

Why Write A Dental Blog

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith At the start of this blog, I was asking myself, why should I write this? Will anyone even read this thing? What should I even talk about? To answer these questions, I started to read other...

Can Alkaline Water Stop Cavities

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Many dental patients today are looking for ways that they can decrease their chances of developing cavities. Many of whom would like an easy and inexpensive way to do so, as well. The Internet is full of...

Keeping A Clean Dental Office

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith These days, people everywhere are becoming more aware of their surroundings as to their safety and that of their families and loved ones. Yet not many think about the surroundings and safety features that must...

Your Dental Hygienist Can Save Your Life!

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Oftentimes I hear our patients say how glad they are to be in our practice because they know we really care about them. This is a loaded statement! What do they mean when they say we care about them? Of course...

Prevent Disease in the Early Stages

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith At 58 Dental we very much appreciate all of our patients. There are those who have been in the practice for many years and those who are new to us. A new patient recently visited our office and was diagnosed...

Start The Conversation

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith When you see your dentist, do you feel you're being listened to? Is there ever a conversation about what your goals are as a patient? What do you want to achieve? What are your concerns? Where do you see...

Should I Replace My Silver Fillings?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith For roughly the past fifteen years there has been an increasing concern about amalgam (silver) fillings and the mercury contained within them. I can appreciate people's concerns to limit their exposure to...

Why Are My Gums Receding?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Another common question that I get asked frequently is, "Why are my gums receding?" Sometimes patients have been notified by their previous dentist that they are experiencing recession of the...

How To Stop Cavities: CariFree

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith The 58 Dental team is so excited to offer our patients an alternative to the continuous problem of cavities. The CariFree system is a revolution in cutting edge dentistry and is making a huge impact in our...

Sjogren’s Syndrome And Your Mouth

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Sjogren's syndrome is an immune system disorder. In very basic terms, the body's immune cells, the cells that are meant to fight off disease, for some unknown reason, turn on the body and start...

How Can I Tell If I Might Have Sleep Apnea?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical issue that is garnering significant attention from medical providers. Due to various factors and an increase in awareness, the number of people being diagnosed with...

Disadvantages Of A Crown In A Day

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith There are many dental offices that promote the advantages of a "CROWN IN A DAY." These advantages cannot be denied. The primary advantage is how quickly the procedure can be completed. It can...

Cracked Teeth

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Most patients are surprised when they learn that they have a CRACKED TOOTH. The common response from patients to the diagnosis of a cracked tooth is, "But it hasn't been bothering me." I can...

Over The Counter Whitening

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith A dental hygiene visit to our office is never about "just a cleaning." We care more about you than that! While I could go into detail about all the discussions we have with our patients when they come...

Sugar and Your Child

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Dental offices are noticing that many children that come in have excess body fat. We see some of that in our own pediatric patients as well. We can't help but suspect elevated levels of blood sugar. Hard to...

Children and Dentistry

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith At 58 Dental, we want your child's first experiences with dentistry to be pleasant. Our goal is to limit dental problems for all patients, but especially for the children of our practice. Unfortunately,...

Top 5 Reasons To Use Antibiotics In Dentistry

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith The time of unchecked antibiotic usage in dentistry is coming to an end. The World Health Organization and the American Dental Association have both made statements regarding their concerns about bacterial...

Exceptional Dental Laboratories

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith A high functioning dental laboratory is an essential complement to a dental office. What function does the dental laboratory play? How do they affect the ultimate results of treatment? Most folks don't...

Your Mouth Matters (Part 2)

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Here's where we left off from Part 1 of our posting: Your Mouth Matters Bacteria can linger in your mouth, even under your gums, leading to infection. Obviously, infection is dangerous in your mouth, but...

Top 3 Ways Diet Affects Your Teeth

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith How does my diet affect my teeth? Most dental patients are surprised to learn that their diet has the potential to play a major role in their oral health. Yes, most of us have heard the phrase, "sugar is...

Sarcoidosis

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith It's weird how things pop up in life. It sometimes seems like things are clustered together. At any rate, a series of unfortunate events led to me writing this specific blog. My mom just recently texted...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Children

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can strike at any age. While it is startling to discover that an adult patient may not be breathing well at night, it is very upsetting to see children that are affected. While...

Invisalign®

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Invisalign® is known to most people as clear braces. With today's technology, you can have a beautiful smile without the need for traditional metal braces and wires. Many traditional orthodontic...

What Your Orthodontist Might Not Be Telling You

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith All too often, I see patients who have previously undergone orthodontics (braces) but have stopped using their retainers. These patients have inevitably experienced some level of relapse, meaning their teeth...

Ortho Retainers

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Once a patient has completed orthodontics (braces), retainers are worn to keep the teeth in their healthy, aesthetic, final position. Make no mistake: If retention of some form is not worn, the teeth will move...

Your Mouth Matters (Part 1)

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith The discussions I have with my patients about how much their mouths matter are ongoing. The mouth is important for obvious reasons, but it also matters when it comes to your entire body. Don't forget that...

What?? The Decay Vanished??

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith A few months ago one of our patients was in to see us, and from looking at her x-rays, we saw the beginning signs of decay on 5 teeth. Needless to say, this was disturbing news. It could eventually involve...

Why Does My Jaw Hurt? Part III

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Welcome back, 58 Dental family. This is the last in a three part series discussing TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder). This portion of the blog will discuss the management strategies that can be provided by...

Why Does My Jaw Hurt? Part II

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Welcome back, 58 Dental family. This is a continuation of the previous blog on TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder). In this blog, we will cover at-home self-management techniques that are very useful to those...

Why Does My Jaw Hurt? Part I

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Over the course of a few months, I have seen multiple patients who have complained of discomfort or pain in the jaw and/or head and neck region. The majority of these patients know that they have TMD...

Skin Cancer At The Dentist’s Office

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith I start off every comprehensive examination by saying, "I'm not your dermatologist but I see a lot of people and I am just keeping an eye out for you." I then examine a patient's scalp,...

Learning Through Relationship

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Recently, one of my patients raved about how much she trusts us when she comes in for a dental visit. She's not alone; she is joined by so many who feel the same way. Our patients rely heavily on our...

Head and Neck Cancer

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith 58 Dental stands ready to assist our patients who have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer and are preparing to undergo radiation therapy. We understand the gravity of the diagnosis and will do anything we...

Thoughts on E-Cigarettes

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. We have all heard this line from Charles Dickens', A Tale of Two Cities. This seems to be the theme for the current explosion of alternative tobacco...

Dry, Parched Mouth?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Just yesterday, my patient asked what she could do to overcome the dry feeling she has in her mouth. Going over her health history, together we agreed that her medications are definitely contributing to the...

Hygienist’s Blog

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith   Welcome to the hygienist's blog at 58 Dental. This is where you will learn more about our dental office and the many conversations we have with our patients concerning their dental care and...

Why Does 58 Dental Exist?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith To change the face of dentistry by keeping our patients healthy for a dental lifetime. It's because of you, our patients, friends, and the 58 Dental family that we are here.  Our team leads a...

Osteoporosis and Your Dentist

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith An estimated 24 million prescriptions for the family of medications known as bisphosphonates (BP) are written per year in the U.S. alone. BPs are used to treat osteopenia, osteoporosis, and some forms of...

Professional Athletic Mouthguard

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith I did not believe it; I couldn't believe it! Yet, UnderArmour and BiteTech laboratory have created a mouthguard for contact sports that actually enhances an athlete's performance. As soon as I...

Top Two Reasons To Floss!

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith I know, I know. Flossing your teeth is time consuming, fingers in the back of your mouth make you gag, and the floss shreds or gets stuck in your teeth. I hear you. Flossing your teeth isn't exactly as easy...

Dental Implant Vs. Dental Bridge

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Unfortunately, there are times when a tooth has come to the end of its natural life. Teeth sometimes need to be extracted due to cavities, infection, or fracture. There are several options available to patients...

How To Tell If Tooth Sensitivity Is A Problem

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Tooth sensitivity is a frequent concern for quite a few patients. I have to start off by saying that I will be able to give a general rule of thumb regarding sensitivity and discomfort with teeth, but to truly...

No Dental Insurance

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith At 58 Dental, our patient population is very diverse. We have patients who, fortunately, have the benefit of dental insurance. We also have a substantial number of patients who do not have dental insurance....

Stop A Dental Cavity In Its Tracks

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith At 58 Dental, we are proud to offer our patients preventative and conservative dentistry. One method, in the practice of preventative and conservative dentistry, is remineralization therapy. To understand...

The Truth Behind The Toothpaste Tube Color Band

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith The vast trove of information found on the Internet is amazing. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate being able to have a question answered quickly with just a quick Google search. But with great power comes...

Bad Breath Can Be “Dragon’s Breath”

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Questions about mouth odor or bad breath arise frequently in the dental office. One of my patients, a young man in his twenties, was really disturbed because some of his close personal friends had mentioned...

The New Link Between Genetics and Gum Disease

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Over the past five months, I have come across four or five patients whose cases have stumped me. A comprehensive exam is performed and I just do not have an answer for what I am seeing. I have been left...

A Root Canal On A Narwhal…

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith We can't be serious each and every day. I realize that this dental blog has covered many specific aspects of dentistry and that many of these blogs have been very detailed. Let's take some time to look...

No-Drill Dentistry?!

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith One of the most exciting procedures in dentistry today is remineralization therapy. But what specifically is remineralization therapy and how does it work? To understand how remineralization therapy works,...

Does Oil Pulling Work?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith 58 Dental prides itself in providing treatment that is founded in evidence-based dental research. Personally, I go to great lengths to stay abreast of advancements in dental treatment. Imagine my surprise when...

When Should My Child See The Orthodontist?

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith I recently encountered a mother and daughter combo and directly after introducing herself, the mom said, "Just wait till you meet my daughter, 'the hot mess.'" Her daughter was in the...

Senior Dental Care

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith I had just recently received a phone call from my mother informing me that my great uncle had been moved to a nursing home. From my discussion with my mother it seemed that everyone thought that this would be...

What To Do! A Knocked Out Tooth!

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Tooth avulsion, or getting a tooth "knocked out", is not an uncommon occurrence. It can happen during any contact or adventure sport, playing on a playground, jumping on the bed, or an automobile...

Retort to Blogger Mr. Stromburg

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith After reading the article by Joseph Stromburg in the online magazine Vox: Your Dentist Might Be Ripping You Off. Here's How to Avoid That, I was left with mixed feelings. Mr. Stromburg makes five very...

Vance Joy Would Love Dental Sedation

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith You may begin to notice a common theme here with these posts. One, I have an affinity for the band Vance Joy. It is hard not to like a band that features the ukulele as a primary instrument. And two, there are...

My Labrador Retriever’s Appetite and Oral Hygiene

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith Over the years as I was growing up, my family had a succession of Labrador Retrievers. One trait that all of these dogs shared was an insatiable appetite and an extensive palate for varied tastes. Year after...

Vance Joy Versus Cosmetic Dentistry

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith The band, Vance Joy, has recently produced a number of songs which have lyrics that reflect on dentistry, in some form or fashion. The band has a song titled "Snaggletooth" and within the song is...

Signs Of Celiac Disease In The Mouth

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith I recently had a one-hour consultation with a patient which focused extensively on the patient's overall health and current medical conditions. The patient had suffered for years and been examined by...

The World’s Shortest Dental Implant

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith 58 Dental has extensive experience with the restoration and placement of dental implants. Dental implants utilize state of the art technology and are the closest replacement for a missing tooth. As implant...

Not Your Grandfather’s Amalgam Fillings

Written By Dr. Kyle Griffith After approximately ten years of advertising by dentists who claim that "they only place white fillings" and the public's consistent requests for composite fillings, the pendulum is starting...
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