Everything is connected. At Fox Point Dental in Lakewood, Colorado, our team focuses on whole health, functional dentistry. Through our dental services, our goal is to help our patients smile confidently, breathe clearer, and live healthier lives.
We focus on building relationships with you and the ones you love. From infancy to advanced age, you will be treated as a part of our family.
If you’ve scheduled an appointment for a dental checkup at Fox Point Dental in Lakewood, CO, you’re taking an important first step in improving your oral health—and, in turn, your overall health. Here’s how to prepare for your appointment and what to expect when you arrive at our dental office.
- Oral hygiene education
- Fluoride strengthening treatments
- Myomunchee habit eliminators
- Interceptive orthodontics
- Sports guards
- Tongue and lip tie procedures
- Sleep and breathing screening
- Rewards and prizes for great behavior!
“Tongue ties” or “lip ties” are conditions that limit the tongue or lip’s normal range of motion due to a tight soft tissue frenum. Restrictive tongue ties or lip ties can lead to symptoms in all ages – from infants to adults! Ties are very common and can be found in 12-25% of people. When they are too tight, they can impact the way the jaws grow and can lead to problems with feeding, breathing, sleeping, and more. Tongue-tie release (frenectomy) can be a speedy procedure to allow for more mobility and freedom to grow and function. Dr. Turner uses a Light Scalpel CO2 laser for release procedures.
- Nitrous oxide
- Time to listen to your concerns
- No judgment
- You’re in charge as the patient
- Noise-canceling headphones or earplugs
- Light blocking glasses
- Watch Netflix or TV on your phone
Our role as dental providers is to evaluate your airway to help you live better. In 2017, the American Dental Association required dentists, the most qualified professionals who deal with the oral cavity, to begin screening your airway. Dr. Turner uses a unique approach to assess for your individual risks of sleep-disordered breathing, ranging all the way from mouth breathing and snoring to obstructive sleep apnea. For treatment, she uses an FDA approved non-CPAP mouthguard type appliance that can help you breathe easier and live a longer, higher quality life.