General Dentistry Highlands Ranch

When it comes to your family’s oral health, prevention is definitely better than the cure.

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Dental Hygiene

As Highlands Ranch dentists, your dental hygiene is of utmost importance to us! Regular dental exams and professional cleanings aid in attaining superior oral hygiene.

What can I expect from my oral hygiene appointment?

First, we perform a comprehensive exam by taking a full set of extraoral and intraoral radiograph photos. Additionally, by means of a miniature-sized camera, we observe teeth and other areas of concern. Next, we converse with you and decide what is best for your oral health now and in the future. Then, a Cari-Free test is performed. An Oral DNA test may also be carried out if gum disease is an issue. Finally, your professional cleaning is conducted.

Why should I go to Cottonwood Dental Group for my teeth cleaning?

We enjoy spending valuable time with you! We want to get to know you…not just clean your teeth. Our policy of making each one of our patients feel special is what keeps them satisfied and happy.

Which treatment plan should I choose?

In general, a healthy mouth receives a professional cleaning every 6 months in addition to daily brushing and flossing. However, a customized treatment plan may be necessary based on the condition of the gums and teeth. One or two more cleanings a year may be beneficial.

What is a Cari-Free test?

Essentially, it is a test which assesses the saliva and mouth’s environment for cavity-causing bacteria. With a quick swab we can test the mouth’s pH and examine current or future risks based on the results.

Why are Cari-Free products beneficial?

“What we believed five years ago about cavities has completely changed!” There are many different types of acidic bacteria in the mouth. By means of Cari-Free, we can locate infections and neutralize bacteria to prevent cavities. Based on the results of the test, a clinical toothpaste or rinse may be prescribed. Research indicates that Cari-Free testing makes sense, and the products are sensational!

Through their knowledge and expertise, Highlands Ranch dentists Dr. DeLapp and Dr. Parsons can help you achieve improved oral hygiene. At the Cottonwood Dental Group, we customize your treatment plan and utilize the best products in the industry. Call and ask for a consultation today!


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Dental Hygiene

Regular dental exams and professional cleanings aid in attaining superior oral hygiene.

During your exam we take a full set of extraoral and intraoral radiograph photos, address any areas of concern, and discuss your treatment plan. After this a Cari-Free test is used to assess future risks such as gum disease. Finally, your professional cleaning is conducted.


Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when the tissues of the throat obstruct your airway during sleep. This blockage prevents oxygen from getting to the brain, and can disrupt healthy sleep patterns.

Drs. DeLapp and Parsons provide comfortable and easy-to-use sleep analysis equipment to be used in the comfort of your own home. Then we will create a treatment plan using our small, customized oral appliance to help you get a sound night’s sleep.


Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know oral cancer is the third most common case of cancer? Oral cancer may start with a growth or sore in the mouth, which does not go away.

We conduct regular screenings using a life saving, safe, and powerful tool called VELscope, which assists in discovering any oral abnormalities. The tool’s blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce and highlight any inflammation or bacteria present in the mouth. It helps us detect oral cancer before it spreads.



Put a stop to worn-down teeth, jaw soreness and headaches caused by nighttime clenching and grinding!

Our customized two appointments mouthguards based on the bite and mouth of each patient provide a personalized solution. During the first appointment, impressions of the patients’ teeth are taken. A week later, the guard is delivered, along with instructions and a storage case.

We also offer sportsguards for children who participate in sports.


‘‘A healthy smile and a healthy mouth lend themselves to a healthy body.

– Dr. Parsons


Feeling Anxious?

Our sedation experts will help make your visit a dream.

You may have had a bad dental experience in the past leaving you anxious or fearful of the dentist. Let’s alleviate your fears together with sedation dentistry!

Sedation is ideal for you if you suffer from dental anxiety or will be undergoing a lengthy procedure. Our experienced sedation dentistry Highlands Ranch team will educate you on which sedation option is best for you:

  • General Anesthesia
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral-Conscious
  • Intravenous

Initial Patient Exam Special

Only $49 with X-rays for adults and $39 X-Rays & cleaning for children.

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