Scavuzzo Dental Care Blog

Family & Cosmetic Dentist Serving Centennial, Highlands Ranch, & Lone Tree, Colorado

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Smile

September 28, 2020
image of smiling woman with two childrenYour smile is your greeting to the world. It welcomes people into your life, and a beautiful, healthy smile conveys a lot about who you are. While annual checkups and cleanings are essential to your oral health, there are a variety of things you can do to improve and maintain a world-class smile. For more than 30 years, experienced family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Frank Scavuzzo has helped patients achieve strong, bright, healthy smiles. He offers a number… Read Full Post

Is ClearCorrect Suitable for Children?

August 31, 2020
ClearCorrect dental braces are a comfortable and effective orthodontic option for both adults and children. The majority of children undergoing ClearCorrect treatment begin between the ages of 8 and 14. It is just as safe for children as it is for adults, as long as a child’s teeth has developed to the appropriate stage. That being said, ClearCorrect treatment still requires care and responsibility. One of the greatest benefits of… Read Full Post

Reasons to Get Professional Teeth Whitening from a Dentist

June 22, 2020
If you’ve tried to whiten your teeth with whitening toothpaste or strips purchased at the grocery store, you may have gotten inconsistent or inadequate results (or no results at all!). Teeth whitening by Dr. Frank Scavuzzo in Centennial, CO, is safe and effective. The results are uniform, so you don’t need to worry about patches of uneven whitening. There are many options at your local drugstore for teeth whitening. Through experience with our patients, we know that these over-the-counter options do not provide the same quality as professional results provided by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Scavuzzo. There are several reasons why our patients love in-office teeth whitening… Read Full Post
Category: Teeth Whitening

What are the Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea?

May 21, 2020
A young woman lies awake in bed covering her ears in annoyance because her partner is snoringSleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. It is estimated to affect somewhere between 5-20 percent of the adult population. Some people go many years without realizing they suffer from sleep apnea. If you experience any of the following warning signs, or if you have any other reason to suspect you have this condition, you should consult your doctor: Loud and frequent snoring Waking up with a headache… Read Full Post

How Do I Fix My Smile?

April 28, 2020
Cosmetic dentistry by Dr. Frank Scavuzzo is a great way to fix your smile. If there are multiple goals you’d like to achieve related to your smile, then a smile makeover may be right for you. This “makeover” approach means Dr. Scavuzzo will determine all of the treatments suited to the final results you want. A smile makeover often involves multiple treatments, which may be some combination of: Teeth whitening Lumineers Dental crowns Tooth bonding Laser gum contouring… Read Full Post

Are Lumineers Permanent?

April 13, 2020
A young man in a green bomber jacket and red beanie stops to smile at the camera on a snowy bridge with trees in the backgroundIn general, no, Lumineers are not designed or intended to last a lifetime on your teeth. They have proven to last a long time with proper care, up to 20 years in some cases. It is possible they could last for over 20 years. If a Lumineer needs replacement, it is usually for one of the following reasons: Discoloration or stains Chips, cracks or other… Read Full Post

ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign®

March 26, 2020
Invisalign vs ClearCorrect in Centennial Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years. Traditional metal braces, while effective and appropriate for the right candidates, are no longer the only solution to concerns such as crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Today, clear aligner therapy is an increasingly popular option. Several different brands currently manufacture clear plastic aligners, including ClearCorrect and Invisalign®. All aligner trays are removable… Read Full Post
Category: Orthodontics

What is Sedation Dentistry?

March 18, 2020
A young woman seated in the dental treatment chair smiles and looks relaxedNervousness and anxiety regarding dental work can prevent you from getting the care you need and deserve. When patients explain to us that they have difficulty sitting through their appointments comfortably, it may be for one or more of the following reasons: Feelings of anxiety connected to the smells, sights or sounds at the dentist’s office A sensitive or over-active gag reflex that makes these… Read Full Post

Lumineers® vs. Traditional Porcelain Veneers

December 13, 2019
Woman with nice teeth after getting LumineersPorcelain veneers are a staple of cosmetic dentistry. They can be placed in front of teeth to hide damage and imperfections to give you a shining, beautiful smile. They are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures available. At Scavuzzo Dental Care, our board-certified family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Frank Scavuzzo uses Lumineers®, a special type of porcelain veneer that requires less tooth preparation than any other veneer on the market. In this… Read Full Post

Welcome to Our General & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

April 08, 2019
Scavuzzo Dental Care is more than a dental office – it's a legacy of excellence in patient comfort and dental treatment. Dr. Frank Scavuzzo is the second generation of his family to practice dentistry. He was raised in Littleton, graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, and practiced with his father before opening his own practice in 1989. Dr. Scavuzzo truly enjoys building relationships with his local patients. More than 30 years after opening his own practice, he is proud to keep seeing patients from decades prior, as well as their children. What Sets Scavuzzo Dental Care Apart… Read Full Post