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Dental

MarillacHealth Dental is dedicated to helping all ages – newborns to seniors – enjoy the benefits of good oral health. The mouth is the conduit to the rest of the body and the health of the mouth has a major effect on our general well-being.

WELCOMING NEW PATIENTS

New patients are welcomed and encouraged to come see us!  Don’t neglect your oral health; schedule your new patient exam today.

MarillacHealth provides preventive & restorative care services, including:

Sliding Scale Discount Program for those meeting eligibility requirements >

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Partials
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Children are Special at MarillacHealth

Pediatric dentist Dr. Kate Hart and her team care for our youngest patients.

Children eligible for Medicaid and CHP+, benefit from low cost to no cost covered services. Delta Dental Insurance is also accepted.  Other services are available on a sliding scale discount basis.

Our dental professionals are trained in the care of very young children, so you can be assured that your child will be treated in a way that makes their visit to the dentist as pleasant as possible.  Dr. Hart provides comprehensive dental care to our youngest patients, both at the health center setting, and if needed, in the hospital.  An on-site hygienist sees patients at Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, a division of Primary Care Partners.  This collaboration helps to meet children in their primary medical care setting as well.  Call to schedule follow up care appointments at 298-6320.

Marillac has screened thousands of school-age children over the last several years in an effort to help our youngest citizens learn good oral health care habits and to diagnose and treat problems as early as possible.

Children’s Oral Health:
Did You Know?

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that children should establish a dental home by age one? This is so you can learn how to take care of baby teeth and establish healthy habits early so that cavities can be avoided.

Did you know studies show that 70% of the time we get our mouth bacteria from our mothers? Having a healthy mouth helps keep your child’s mouth healthy as well.

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Adults

Dental Care for the Whole Family

Don’t let a tight budget keep you and your family from getting the care you need.

 MarillacHealth provides a full range of dental services for the whole family on a sliding scale.

Marillac can also provide full and partial dentures at a dramatically reduced rate. Ask about affordable mini-implants to help secure loose dentures. Your smile can be one of your greatest assets. Make it shine at MarillacHealth Dental!

Special Needs Patients
Medically compromised patients and mentally and physically challenged patients are welcome at the clinic.

 Pregnant Women Need Extra Care
Special programs are available for pregnant women during this special time.

There are things pregnant women should do to assure their baby is born strong and healthy. Studies show that periodontitis can contribute to pre-term birth in newborns. Marillac can help right now.

 

Adult Oral Health:

Did You Know?

Did you know that bacteria are the cause of cavities? Bacteria eat carbohydrates and produce acid that attacks teeth. Frequent snacking and sipping cause frequent acid attacks. Bacteria love junk food, so stick with water and healthy snacks between meals like cheese, fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

Despite poorly done but well-advertised studies, flossing is still considered extremely important for a healthy mouth. It removes cavity-causing bacteria and acid from between teeth as well as food debris that causes bad breath. To make flossing a habit, just commit to starting to floss a few areas a day before you brush.

Did you know that periodontal/gum disease is linked to uncontrolled diabetes as well as heart disease? The mouth is connected to the body and the bacteria in the mouth affect overall health.

Did you know that cavities spread? This is because bacteria spread. Leaving untreated tooth decay will cause other cavities to form in the mouth faster.

Did you know that brushing at night is the most important time to brush? Twice a day is best, but you should never leave food debris on your teeth overnight, otherwise bacteria will produce acid throughout the night.

Dental Care for Seniors

Seniors have unique oral health needs, especially if medications are used which can cause dry mouth. Good oral health is particularly important for seniors.

The Colorado Dental Health Program for Low Income Seniors 
MarillacHealth Dental can see seniors who qualify for the Colorado Dental Health Program. Dental services for seniors include: dentures, extractions, fillings, x-rays and routine dental care. The copay is low from $0 – $10 for most procedures. Dentures are affordable under this program!

To learn more about this program and availability of funding, call MarillacHealth Dental Care Coordinator at 298-6345.