FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Oral Hygiene Instruction


One of my favorite parts of hygiene therapy care is helping you, the patient. I will educate you regarding the importance of your individual oral care, as well as how we can improve your overall health. We will work together to find simple solutions for your specific needs.




Oral Exams


Every time a person sits in my chair I...

Examine your teeth (restorations, and detection of decay and cavities), perform an Oral cancer screening and look for signs of TMJ (in your jaw), and check your periodontal status (your support of your surrounding foundation around the teeth)

A Registered Dental Hygienist (an RDH) that is licensed in the state of Colorado can perform and charge for oral exams.




X-rays


Radiographs are an important addition to your oral care. They allow us to see things that are not visually aparent when just looking in the mouth during a routine cleaning. They allow us to see in between teeth, the rootsurfaces, and bone levels to help determine health. They can also help detect periodontal disease.




Intraoral photos


Actual photos are taken of the tooth area or the surrounding roots. Looking at the surrounding tissue areas is a way to monitor health or signs of disease. These photos are a great tool for having a base line to see monitor any changes.




Laser Therapy


Lasers: -Lasers help eliminate the bacteria that may be introduced into the blood stream. -Lasers help prevent cross contamination of infection. -Lasers increase blood circulation. -Laser helps with aphthous ulcers & herpetic lesions. This is the type of laser I use. It is made and licensed by Epic Hygeine. Here is their website: https://www.biolase.com/products/dental-lasers-soft-tissue/epic-hygiene/




Preventive Dental Therapy


This means having a healthy foundation. Your teeth, and any surrounding tissue, need to remain healthy. The evaluation of periodontal probe readings and use of x-rays are performed to analyze health or periodontal disease.




Periodontal Therapy


Therapy with the use of Laser helps support your foundation and stabilize any inflammation.

It is important to have a maintenance of 3 month care. Every 90 days, bacteria reintroduce themselves to the bottom of pockets. If pockets are deeper than 3mm, you can not achieve full reduction with regular floss or the use of water flossing. Along with brushing, the need for therapy from an RDH with the instruments and laser are needed to help reduce the infection and achieving an optimal level of stabilization.

For more information, visit: https://www.perio.org/consumer/types-gum-disease.html




Ultrasonics


This machine, along with the vibrations and cavitation with the use of

water to help flush out debris and toxins in pockets, are an important part of any hygiene therapy care.




Fluoride Treatments


Every age benefits from this treatment. Bacteria can cause breakdown about every 3-4 hours. The use of this treatment helps lower PH levels to more neutral state, and it helps to re-mineralize the tooth structure. This heightens resistance to decay.




Sealants


A preventative coating that is placed on the chewing surface of the tooth intended to help prevent tooth decay, also known as cavities.




Teeth Whitening


Custom trays are made to fit your specific teeth and mouth. An impression is taken and then a tray is made. The turn around for delivery is approximately 2 weeks. Once you get the tray, you can begin the process. A whitening gel is placed inside the tray and the tray is worn for 30 + mins. for 5-7 consecutive days. Use can be as often as desired.

*This treatment will not change a restoration color (a filling or crown) if in the smile line*




Referrals


Referrals to Dentist for treatment. If you do not have a Colorado Springs Dentist I can help refer you to a dentist best suited for your individual needs.




Oral DNA


Oral DNA is a test done in office. It is a simple saline solution swish that is sent off to a lab. The results come back within two weeks! Learning more about oral pathogens will provide more information about the oral systemic connections in your overall health. According to the Oral DNA website, "pathogens can be tested to determine if a patient is at increased risk for cardiovasular disease, diabetes, stroke, and other health complications." They do other forms of testing as well. Learn more at their website here: https://www.oraldna.com/





Yes. Cake or Cupcakes. I have cake stands and cupcake stands that you can use for your party.

The party table will be setup with plates, napkins, and tea cups for your guests participating in

the Birthday Party Count. We will not be able to add other children to the party table that are not

part of your original Birthday Party Count.

Best to call and speak to me directly, or you can leave a message and I will call you back

as soon as possible.

Our 1 hour parties will be limited to Monday - Thursday. Times are optional.

Our 2 hour parties can be any weekday or

Saturdays and Sundays 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm.

Our 1 hour parties will be limited to 5 guests.

Our 2 hour party package is for up to 10 guests with a 17 guest max. 

$25 each additional

We can accommodate up to 17 guest. Please limit parents if possible so we can focus on the Birthday Girl and her guests.

Yes. You can bring pizza or sandwiches for your guests. Due to many food allergies I ask

that no other food be brought into the shop without prior notice.

Yes. We have three spots in the front of our shop for drop off, and I ask that parents staying for

the party to please park in the back parking lot and come in through the glass door.

Due to scheduling we need to start/end on time. If the birthday girl is late we will certainly try to accommodate you, but we may have to skip an activity or two (Only if needed). If guests come late

then they will be asked to join in at the point of the party we are at. To keep the party flowing we

unfortunately can not backtrack. 

Yes. A $100.00 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your party date/time.

This deposit is for the day and time you have reserved and can not be used if you need

to change your date.

Yes. A Mini Squad Group can be booked. A 30 minute activity event with your choice of Spa,

Bubble Bath Bash, Cupcake Bath Bombs, Painting or Craft Memo Board activity. $25.00 per guest

with a 4 guest minimum.

This will not include the party table, karaoke, dress up or sparkle nail station.

Available Monday - Thursday only.