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Dental Care in Lafayette

A smile is worth a lot. A healthy smile is priceless.

Whether your needs are  general cleanings and check ups or cosmetic and restorative dentistry to enhance your smile’s beauty, Colorado Healthy Smiles in Lafayette can provide dental care and treatment for you and your family.

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Whatever your dental needs may be, we look forward to serving you and your family at Colorado Healthy Smiles.  You can request an appointment by any of the following methods:

By Phone: +1 303-469-3344

By Email: molly@coloradohealthysmiles.com

Online: Appointment Form

Find Us!

Colorado Healthy Smiles offers easy access from Wadsworth/Highway 287 or Highway 36. Located just 9 miles East of Boulder and 18 miles North of Denver, the dental office is one block West of Wadsworth/Highway 287 and Highway 42 (also called Empire Road), west of Exempla Good Smaritan Medical Center.

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Dr. Schafer and her experienced, knowledgable staff also have experience in specific dental care needs, including:

  • Invisalign invisible braces for adults and teens
  • Zoom! Whitening
  • Conscious sedation for those with “dentist-phobia”
  • TMJ treatment
  • implants
  • crowns and bridges
  • veneers, overlays and onlays

We promise to provide you caring service in a relaxed and comfortable environment and to make your visit successful…and enjoyable!

Dr. Jackie Schafer wants to be your  Lafayette dentist  and is  looking forward to meeting you and your family soon to discuss your dental needs.

Your Dental Professionals

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Dr. Jackie Schafer, DDS

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Molly Burnett

Office Manager
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Interesting Statistics


49% of men brush their teeth twice a day


57% of women brush their teeth twice a day

5 Things That Can Destroy A Healthy Smile

#1 – Not Flossing

Brushing your teeth twice a day is important. But did you know that flossing at least once a day is just as important to a healthy smile. Flossing removes cavity-causing bacteria left behind from small particles of food that get stuck between teeth. Although bleeding and irritation sometimes can occur when you first start flossing, it’s important to keep at it. Your gums will toughen up and your smile will be better for it.

#2 – Brushing Too Soon After Eating

Consuming acidic foods and drinks, such as sports and energy drinks, citrus fruits, wine, and tomatoes, can erode tooth enamel—the glossy outer layer of the tooth. Brushing your teeth too soon after eating and drinking these items can cause more damage because you are essentially brushing the acid into the teeth, not getting rid of it. Instead, you should rinse your mouth with water after consuming acidic foods and beverages and wait at least 30 minutes before brushing.

#3 – Not Replacing Your Toothbrush Often Enough

Not only are old toothbrushes ineffective, but they also harbor harmful bacteria that can cause infections. Toothbrushes should be changed every three to four months. It’s also important to change your toothbrush after you’ve been sick.

#4 – Excessively Bleaching Your Teeth

Overzealous bleaching can cause your teeth to look unnaturally white and increase tooth sensitivity. Before using an at-home bleaching product, talk to Dr. Jackie.

#5 – Using A Hard-Bristled Toothbrush

A hard-bristled toothbrush coupled with an aggressive brushing technique can cause irreversible damage. Use a soft toothbrush and gently brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle, in a circular motion. Using a back-and-forth, sawing motion causes the gums to recede, and can expose the root of the tooth, making teeth extremely sensitive and unattractive. An electric toothbrush is a better alternative.


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