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Dr. Mark Birnbach

Cosmetic Dentistry
Boulder, CO
49 years experience male

Locations

bouldersmiles

Boulder, CO

Address

1636 16th st, Boulder, CO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

3034431206

About

Bio

Dr. Mark Birnbach earned his B.A. at Queens College (CUNY), and his DMD from Tufts University. After graduation, Dr. Birnbach spent a year practicing dentistry in Switzerland. On his return to the states, he established his dental practice, which concentrates on aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. At his creek side location since 1977, he has taken over 3,500 hours of continuing education. He is one of a few dentists in the world who has completed the Full Mouth Reconstruction Course at the <strong>Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies</strong>. Mark is now an instructor there. He has conducted dental seminars on aesthetic dentistry and thrice been awarded "Clinician of the Year" by the Boulder Dental Study Club. In his spare time, Mark likes to get out and take advantage of living in this beautiful area – enjoying the fresh powder in the mountains in the winter, and riding his road bike up to Jamestown, Carter Lake, Rabbit Mountain, Avon to the top of Vail pass and participating in fund raising rides like Davis Phinney's Road To Victory Bicycle Classic (in support of Parkinson's research) and the Buffalo Classic Century Ride (a fund raiser for scholarships for CU students). He also enjoys traveling and taking photos of the many memorable places he's been fortunate enough to visit.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

278 Answers
46 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Teeth whitening: Over the counter whitening strips can be helpful, though they only cover the front 6 teeth and some people find them cumbersome. Custom made trays mad... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Hasimoto: Increased weight is one of the symptoms of hashimoto's. This can cause constriction of the airway which can contribute to snoring. Sleep apnea should ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Avoid back sleep: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a pocket onto the back of a t shirt and put a tennis ball in it) lose weight wearing a custom made device made by ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: It is possible to suffer from sleep apnea in any sleep position. While it is often more prevalent when sleeping on the back, someone who is overweigh... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
TMJ, Hearing: The temporal (T) bone contains the ear. When the teeth come together, if the lower jaw (Mandible) too far back, it puts pressure on the temporal bone ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Bleaching teeth: Whitening toothpastes do not have an active ingredient to whiten teeth. They are more abrasive, so they will remove superficial stains- and some tooth... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Bleaching teeth: Avoiding coffee, tea, cherries, blueberries, smoking and other similar foods that cause superficial stains. Using crest white strips can be effective.... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring: Be sure that the airway is clear- check for enlarged tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum etc. If overweight, losing weight not only increases the airw... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: You said you have sleep apnea. Are you being treated? Cpap? Are you wearing it every night? Has it been calibrated and checked with another overnight ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring: Several possibilities: some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an allergist. See an ear nose ; t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal obst... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Gum disease: If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, that is an indication of gum disease. Other signs are if they are red, swollen, puffy. And receding. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep study: You will be connected to multiple leads ( with adhesives) to monitor your breathing, oxygen level, sleep position, brain wave activity, blood pressure... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc. They do not contain any wh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Teeth whitening: Over the counter whitening strips can be helpful, though they only cover the front 6 teeth and some people find them cumbersome. Custom made trays ma... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
TMJ: Self help- avoid: hard crunchy foods, chewing gum, opening widely. Soft diet, moist heat, and otc medications ( ibuprophen) can help. See a dentist wh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Toothpaste use: Toothpaste is designed to treat teeth. It is not to be used to treat other areas of the body.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc. They do not contain any wh... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the ba... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Cosmetic dentistry: Dental schools teach the fundamentals of tooth care and disease prevention. Cosmetic dentistry is a field that requires additional training. There are... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring remedies: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Toothpastes: If you mean " a minty fresh taste" try any of the following: sensodyne, crest for sensitive teeth, colgate sensitivity toothpaste.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc. They do not contain any whi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
TMJ: Your muscles may be in spasm from grinding or clenching your teeth. Or the cartilage that should be located between your upper jaw ( temporal bone) an... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Toothpaste : Some people react to some of the ingredients in toothpaste. Sodium laurel sulfate ( a foaming agent) is one that is often the culprit. Look for a to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring: It may not be an issue with your lungs. See an ENT to evaluate for blocked nasal passages ( deviated septum, enlarged turbinates ), sinus issues, enla... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: If you are not getting a good nights sleep ( i.e. Not getting to rem stage) then your entire system remains stressed. Have you been evaluated for slee... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: Do you snore? Do you grind your teeth at night? Do you have difficulty breathing through your nose? These night time symptoms may be connected to you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Dentistry: Have your dentist write a letter to the insurance company describing the need to replace the missing teeth in order to return your mouth to proper for... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds or more. It can develop for many reasons: allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, devia... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the ba... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal ob... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Facial pain: Tmj or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, may be responsible for your pain. Please see your physician and or dentist to rule out other possibilities... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the ba... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
TMJ: It may be that you are grinding or clenching your teeth. This excessive activity could cause the muscles of your throat to spasm/constrict. Forcing ai... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Gum disease: A mouth rinse does not remove the hardened bacteria on the roots of your teeth- the likely cause of the infection in the gum and bone that you are cur... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
tinnitus: The upper portion of the lower jaw ( condyle of the mandible) is in close proximity to the temporal bone which contains the ear. If the condyle is pus... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Post op extraction: You can brush your teeth with toothpaste , just be cautious to be gentle as you brush around that area.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Mouth sore: We swallow between 2-3,000 times a day. This action alone could be enough to make your tongue sore as i rubs against the broken tooth. In addition , w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: Yes and here are a few suggestions: avoiding sleeping on one's back ( sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it) losing weig... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: Options include: avoiding sleeping on one's back.(sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it) have an ENT check nasal passage... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Chronic throat issue: Holding ones head forward ( forward head posture) stains the muscles that support the head. These muscles in spasm reduce the airway, contributing to... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring remedies: Options include: avoiding sleeping on one's back.(sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it) have an ENT check nasal passage... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Broken tooth: Resin bonding can provide immediate repairs, however, they are not as strong/duable as a laboratory fabricated custom porcelain restoration.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: Depriving the cells of the body of oxygen can lead to a multitude of problems including heart attack, stroke, diabetes, dementia.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Snoring remedies: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Dental fluorosis : Depending on the severity, whitening your teeth may help. See a dentist who can do abraision and bond over the areas. If it's really severe, veneers... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
TMJ: The muscles and ligaments around the tm joint might have been stretched and otherwise traumatized. Please see the person that took out the teeth for ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can be either obstructive or central. Correct diagnosis by a witnessed, overnight sleep study at an accredited center is essential. If obs... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Fluoride: Research has proven that topical Fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to the acids that are the result of the bacteria breaking down foods, the... Read More

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Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Birnbach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Birnbach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School Of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1973MD

Awards

Best Dentist- Boulder Weekly, Top Dentist 5280 Magazine
Clinician of the Year- 3 times- Boulder Dental Forum
Top Doctor, First Place, Boulder Region, CO - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Colrado Dental Association
Boulder County Dental Association
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