COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL CHARTER

Every year Colorado High School Charter makes an attempt to provide each of their students with Thanksgiving basket. Most of the baskets are donated to the school from caring people and businesses. We were happy to be apart of this wonderful charity. Happy Thanksgiving from the Bissell Dental Family.

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JEWELRY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA

Bissell Dental Group

Invites you to a

Premier Designs Jewelry Shopping Extravaganza!

 

Get all your Mother’s Day gifts in one place.  There’s jewelry for every woman, every age, every style.  You’re sure to find something she’ll just love!

 Date: Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Time: 2pm-5pm

Location: 1660 S Albion St, Suite 607, Denver 80222

RSVP: 303-757-6139

March Madness Drawing

ITS MARCH MADNESS!!!
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The entire month of March Bissell Dental Group is having an in office drawing for patients who are scheduled in March to win two tickets to a Denver Nuggets game and $50 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings.
We will draw a name at the end of the day March 31st. Good Luck to all who enter.

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!

Remember to refer your friends and family to our office and receive $50 credit toward your next dental experience.

Giving Back to our Community and Beyond - Bissell Dental Provides Dental Services to Those in Need

On the front page of our website you will see a quote which states “At the Bissell Dental Group we are passionate about oral health and creating beautiful smiles.”  We treat our patients like they are family and provide only the best dental care to each of them.  Throughout the year we reach outside the bounds of our practice to help those in need, both within our Denver community and abroad.

Colorado High School Charter (Thanksgiving Basket)

Colorado High School Charter (Thanksgiving Basket)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bissell Dental Group donates dental services to the Dental Lifeline Network through the Donated Dental Services program.  Through this important project, dentists donate comprehensive care to people who cannot afford needed treatment because they have a permanent disability, are elderly or medically at-risk.  Each year we work hand in hand with specialists and labs who also donate services to provide restored oral health and beautiful smiles to special patients.

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Dental Life Donated Dental Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bissell is a member of the Cherry Creek Rotary Club.  Dr. Bissell and Patti (our hygienist) take part in the Rotary’s Mission trip each year which travels abroad to provide dental services to poverty stricken areas in Panama, Nicaragua, Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina.  Rotarian Dentists, hygienists and support staff from across the United States gather donated supplies from their vendors, donate their services, vacation time and expenses to help adults and children who have no access to dental care.  Most of the patients have never been to a dentist, but have never held a toothbrush and need to be taught how to use it.  Often times the patients need to have multiple teeth extracted followed by comprehensive oral hygiene instruction to being the journey to good oral health.

Nicaragua 2014

Nicaragua mission trip  2014

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Nicaragua mission trip 2014

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Nicaragua mission trip 2014

Nicaragua mission trip 2014

Nicaragua mission trip 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bissell Dental Group enjoys participating in many smaller local activities throughout the year such as the Rocky Mountain Food Banks holiday food drive, Thanksgiving Food basket donations to local low-income schools, and the Rocky Mountain Harley Davidson Annual Toy Run.  Giving back feels GOOD and is FUN!

 

Bissell Dental Group One of The Top Dentists in Denver

When the panel for 5280 Magazine was deciding between the thousands of dentists in the Denver metro area for the Top Dentists in Denver list they put together a strict list of criteria. They didn’t want to just show you a list of paid ads, but really dive into what makes a dentist office good.

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 Here is the criteria they reviewed and also why Bissell Dental Group was selected.

Experience –

Dr Bissell has 37 years of experience and has seen thousands of patients in that time. In addition to his the rest of the team has a combined 75 years of dental experience. It’s safe to say we know the ins and outs of dentistry by now.

Ongoing Education –

Bissell Dental Group does at least 55 hours of continued education each year! This is an area we extremely dedicated to. As technology and techniques continue to reshape how the dental industry evolves the Bissell Dental Group remains dynamic and ever motivated to improve ourselves and therefore the dental experience of our patients.

Manner –

Bissell Dental has always abided by a simple yet extremely important motto of “treat patients like family.” We use only the procedures we find to be the most effective and do them all the with the care and respect we would give our own family.

Technology –

From diagnostic equipment to treatment planning we at Bissell pride ourselves in evaluating new technology and assessing which additions will really improve the services we give our patients. We will always test a retest new technology to ensure new is actually improved and not just new. We find out what  works for our patients.

Physical Results –

We have had clients with us for over 30 years, they come back because of the service and also for the superior results. Whether you are looking for aesthetic or functional improvements to your smile we will ensure you get both. Smiles speak for themselves and there is a reason most of our business comes as referrals from current clients.

 

These are the reason’s 5280 magazine selected Bissell Dental to be a top denver dentist so call or come in today to see for yourself how we earned this title.

Why You Don’t Need to Fear the Dentist

You may not have been to the dentist in years, and for some it is because of lack of dental insurance or just a busy life style but for many it is just an experience avoided at all costs. At Bissell Dental group we have seen a variety of patients over the years that fear the dentist and are trying to get back into the chair again. 

Here are a few things to remember when you are debating whether or not to try going to the dentist again:

  1. Find the Right Dentist: Not all dentists are the same and you should find a dentist who understands your fears and is patient enough to work with you.
  2. Advancements in Medicine: Technology has also advanced dentistry, if you had a bad experience as a child odds are most of the machines dentists use now will look foreign to you. Much less invasive, painful and time consuming thanks to technology.
  3. Sooth & Calm: Practicing calming techniques before you go to the dentist, yoga and breathing exercise can calm you.
  4. Sedation: If you think you need something a bit stronger talk with a dentist about possible sedatives you can take to calm you while you are in the dentist chair.

Whatever the reason is that you haven’t been in the dentist chair for years is remember oral health is vital to your over all health and finding a way to get back in is the best choice you can make for your health. If you would like more information on dental options or would like to schedule that first appointment contact the Bissell Dental Group in Denver today!

The 5 Worst Drinks For Your Teeth

The beverages you consume have a huge effect on your oral health. At Bissell Dental Group our patients often ask us for simple ways to improve oral health. The following drinks are commonly consumed by our dental patients and while we know it might be hard to cut out your favorite caffeinated drink, many of these are the worst for your teeth.

 Worst Drinks For Your Teeth Bissell Dental Group

1. Soda –

The combination of sugar and acid makes sodas one of the worst drinks for your teeth and gums, leading to enamel erosion. Dark sodas can also cause staining 

2. Energy Drinks –

Similar to soda, energy drinks have a large amount of sugar and acid, which can erode enamel.

3. Wine –

The tannins in red wine dry out your mouth and stain teeth, white wine is also highly acidic and can erode enamel

4. Coffee –

Coffee is not as acidic as soda, but sugary coffee drinks can lead to cavities and dark coffee will stain your teeth

5. Tea –

dark teas can stain teeth, but are not as erosive as the other beverages on this list

 

While you may never cut these drinks out of your life completely drink them in moderation, using a straw, and brushing soon after consumption can help keep your teeth healthy and stain free. For more information on general dental care and teeth whitening contact our Denver dentist office today.

Regular Dental Cleaning VS Periodontal Maintenance?

perio vs non perioWhat is the difference between a regular routine dental cleaning and a periodontal maintenance cleaning?

Regular Dental cleaning:

A routine cleaning is  performed every 6 months from a professional registered dental hygienist. The patient is present with light to moderate plaque and calculus above the gum line. This cleaning usually includes a routine exam by the doctor to check for cavities, separate appointments must be made afterwards.

Periodontal Maintenance cleaning:

A periodontal maintenance cleaning is performed after a patient has under gone a series of deep scale root planning and curettage from the hygienist.  The patient is then placed on a routine schedule of frequent 3-6 month cleanings, also referred to  as Periodontal Maintenance to maintain the depths of the pockets; which may require the area to be numb to scale the deeper pockets.

If you’re looking for either a regular dental cleaning or periodontal maintenance, contact Bissell Dental today.

What is Periodontal Charting?

Why does the Hygienist call out numbers like 2, 3, 3, 4, 6, and 2 when you’re in for a checkup visit?  Does this mean something or do they not know how to count correctly?

Of course our hygienists know how to count correctly and yes, these numbers do mean something.  The numbers that we’re speaking coincide with periodontal numbers, a way to measure gum tissue health. Otherwise called Periodontal charting, this is a very important aspect in the health of the dental patient.

Periodontal charting essentially measures the where the tissue and the tooth attach. The reason for this is to determine how healthy the gum tissue is around the entire tooth.

A very healthy tooth is 2-3 mm which means that the bone is at a normal and safe level. This means you have good homecare habits and you can stick to your 6 month cleaning schedule with your hygienist.

 Areas that are deeper than 3mm means that you may be at risk for periodontal disease and your cleanings may require a little extra tlc. The periodontal charting is for dental hygienists to keep an accurate record of the depths of your pockets and the health of your gum tissue.

Example 1: Healthy Tissue attachmenthealthy perio charting

 

 

 

 

Example 2: Periodontal Disease

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