Dentistry isn’t one size fits all. The ideal dental solution for one patient may not be right for another. Following your exam and consultation, the dentist will devise an action plan that takes into account your unique needs and concerns. We understand that budget, schedules, and your lifestyle play important roles in the decision-making process, so you’ll receive all of the information you need to make good decisions.

Our team stays current with trends in dentistry, and we want to give you the same opportunity. We’ve compiled answers to questions we frequently receive, as well as educational articles and links to informative websites that we hope you find beneficial.


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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How do you maintain a safe, sterile environment?

We follow guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA. Our office includes the latest in instrument sterilization equipment, and we use disposable products whenever possible. All instruments and treatment rooms are sanitized between patients, without fail. Your safety is one of our foremost concerns. If you have questions about our practices and procedures, just ask.

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Do you refer patients to specialists?

Your wellbeing is our top priority, and we will make every effort to fulfill your dental needs at our office. From time to time, certain conditions warrant treatments only provided by specialists. Examples include complicated extractions and gum surgery to treat severe periodontal disease. If you require care outside the scope of our services, we’ll refer you to a qualified specialist in the area.

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Is teeth whitening safe?

Definitely! Dentist-administered teeth whitening is one of the safest dental procedures available. The products we use are proven effective and won’t irritate sensitive oral tissues the way some over-the-counter products can. Plus, natural tooth structure remains unchanged. Some patients experience mild dental sensitivity that quickly subsides following treatment. If you want a brighter smile, call today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Scholes or Dr. Nielsen.

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What happens at a checkup and cleaning?

You’ll receive a thorough exam that includes a tooth-by-tooth check for decay with our non-invasive DIAGNOdent laser, an oral cancer screening, and an assessment of periodontal (gum) health. We’ll take necessary X-rays, and the hygienist will clean tartar and food particles from your teeth. The dentist will discuss his findings and review treatment options. Call today to schedule exams and cleanings for each member of your family.

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Are X-rays necessary?

Yes. X-rays provide a detailed view of teeth and support structures. They let us see decay between teeth, as well as changes in bone levels, infections in teeth roots, and bone lesions.

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What are my options to replace missing teeth?

We offer durable, long-lasting crown and bridgework, dentures, partials, and dental implant restorations. The dentist will assess your individual needs and work with you to determine the best solution to complete your smile. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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Holly Dental – Happy Patients, Healthy Smiles

Call today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Scholes, or  Dr. Nielsen. Our Centennial office puts quality dentistry within reach for families in Littleton, Englewood, and neighboring communities.