The Steps to Building a Better Smile: The Causes of Halitosis

In order to show your oral health care is operating as intended, you should always look for common indications that something is amiss with your smile. A common ailment that typically arises if bacteria is present in your mouth is halitosis, also known as bad breath. However, bad breath can also be caused by numerous other underlying conditions both in... read more »

Are Your Teeth the Cause of Your Bad Breath?

Are your teeth the cause of your bad breath? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is the result of a nasty or foul odor deriving from your mouth. It is usually caused by poor oral hygiene but it may also be a symptom of a far more serious ailment within your mouth or body. Everything from the foods you eat... read more »

Do the Daily Four and Your Smile Will Love the Holidays

October kicks off the seasonal festivities with Halloween and autumnal parties, but October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. While we are always eager to spread awareness for oral health at Thomas E Ouellette, DDS, PC in Denver, Colorado, we are excited to share the National Dental Hygiene month message of Do The Daily 4. This message is designed to... read more »

Periodontal Maintenance

At the dental practice of Dr. Thomas Ouellette, we want our patients in Denver, Colorado, to know that healthy gums are as important to your smile as your pearly whites. So what can you do if your gums are bleeding? 1-Oral Hygiene: brush at least twice each day, and consider using an electric toothbrush as it can massage the gums to allow... read more »

Controlling Plaque to Prevent Cavities

Welcome to the office of Thomas E. Ouellette, DDS, PC, in Denver Colorado! Today we would like to talk a little bit about dental plaque and how it impacts your smile. Streptococcus is a bacteria living in the mouth which feeds on sugars and starches left behind after eating, creating acid. If this acid is not removed by daily brushing and... read more »