Covid-19 Update

April 24, 2020

We are excited to announce that we will re-open for dental care starting Wednesday, April 28th! Governor Polis announced that our state is transitioning from the “Stay at Home Order” to a “Safer at Home Order”. Earlier this week Larimer County also approved dental offices to re-open as long as pre-cautionary measure have been implemented. We have implemented their recommendations as well as our own procedures to keep everyone healthy. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety! Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and this is one area where we are constantly making improvements.  Besides our infection control procedures we have made several other office changes to keep you safe. We understand that some of you may want to delay or reschedule your appointments and we are happy to do this for you. Please give us a call and we will find a time that is convenient. With our additional safety procedures in place and your cooperation we feel that we can provide great care in a safe environment.

 Firstly, how we schedule patients has changed. We are staggering the schedule to limit the number of people in the office as well as to promote social distancing. Of the 5 treatment rooms we have, we are currently only using 3 to increase the distance between everyone. In the reception area we have spaced our chairs out, leaving 6 feet between them. You may notice that this area will no longer have magazines, coffee, or bottled water since these items are difficult to clean and disinfect. When checking out we have taped blue squares on the carpet letting everyone know where to stand. This will help keep both other patients and employees a safe distance apart. In between appointments we are using hospital grade disinfectant to clean all surfaces in both our treatment rooms as well as in the front office, bathrooms and reception area, and these areas are being disinfected on the hour.  

Protect Your Smile with Preventive Dentistry

A hygienist and Dr. Andy Maples clean a patient's teethWhile diligent brushing and flossing at home is a crucial part of maintaining optimal oral health, it's far from the only thing you need. After all, dental decay, periodontal disease, wisdom teeth impaction, and other common issues can develop in ways that are difficult for an untrained eye to find. That’s where thorough preventive dentistry with Dr. Andy Maples comes in! Here in Loveland, our dedicated team can provide you with check-ups, hygiene, and other services designed to help you avoid and minimize dental problems.

Dental Check-Ups & Cleanings

We recommend that patients of all ages attend at least two dental check-ups and cleanings a year, or one every six months. During your in-depth evaluation, Dr. Maples and the rest of our team will take a full series of radiographs and digital photos. We'll also inspect the surface of each of your teeth, gums, soft tissue, jaw, bite, and other important areas. Periodontal charting and an oral cancer screening will also help us form the most complete picture and assess your overall oral health. Then, we can provide personalized treatment recommendations that will improve your smile in the most effective way possible.

Regular cleanings are also important because they get rid of the plaque and tartar that clings to enamel and resists removal through regular brushing and flossing. One of our trusted hygienists will thoroughly cleanse these areas, giving you a smile that feels fresh and polished.

Night Guards for Bruxism

Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a common and painful issue for many adults, leading to jaw pain, headaches, and broken enamel over time. Even worse is the fact that it often takes place while the patient is unconscious, making it difficult for them to break the habit on their own. With the help of a personalized night guard from Loveland dentist, Dr. Maples, patients can protect their teeth from damage and sleep soundly through the night.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know that one American adult dies from oral cancer every hour? This condition is no joke, which is why Dr. Maples and the rest of our team are determined to detect its presence as soon as possible. By undergoing an oral cancer screening at every regular check-up, you allow us to closely inspect your soft tissue for any suspicious signs, such as lumps, crusts, discolored areas, or persistent bleeding. If we do find a concerning area, we’re here to help you take the next steps with a biopsy and a concrete diagnosis. Thankfully, oral cancer has a high rate of successful treatment if it’s caught early on.

Contact Us to Learn More

You deserve to experience your ideal smile for life, and we look forward to helping you accomplish that goal at West Lake Dental. Contact us today if you have any questions about our preventive care, or if you'd like to schedule your first appointment with our team. Located in Loveland, Co, we also welcome new patients from the areas of Berthoud, Fort Collins, and beyond.

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West Lake Dental

At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Andy Maples, DDS, and his team provide excellent dental care to patients of all ages. Whether your dental needs are routine or advanced, we can serve you at our comfortable, inviting office. Dr. Maples is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

We invite you to schedule an appointment today by contacting us online or calling (970) 669-1444.

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