Dr. Mark Birnbach

Cosmetic Dentistry
Boulder, CO
50 years experience male

Locations

bouldersmiles

Boulder, CO

Address

1636 16th st, Boulder, CO
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00am
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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

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278 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Snoring: Snoring is but one of the signs of sleep apnea. Though you say you are well rested, without a sleep study, it is not possible to know your oxygen leve... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that worsens over time due to changes in the soft palate as well as the throat.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Several possibilities: some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an ear nose & throat specialist... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: These devices are designed to hold the lower jaw forward of the normal bite. This brings the tongue forward which causes an increase in the opening at... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Snoring: It is possible that your son is allergic to something @ your ex-husbands home. Have him examined by an allergist/ent.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Please see your physician and discuss the possibility of sleep apnea. An overnight witnessed sleep study is required to diagnose this life threatening... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Oxygen deprivation: Oxygen is essential for the proper functioning of the cells that provide energy, in all it's forms, to the body. Sleep apnea means that the individual... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Does she wear CPAP: Was she given a cpap? Is she wearing it? She is deprived of oxygen while sleeping and that affects many different areas of the body, blood pressure a... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Pulpitis: Pulpitis is an irritation of the nerve in the center of the tooth. It may be either reversible or irreversible. The nerve in the tooth can be bruised ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Nightguards: Night guards come in many different forms, however, their purpose is to protect the teeth from the effects of grinding one's teeth. They are not desig... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea, snoring: Several possibilities: some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an ear nose ; throat specialist to... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Dental care: Numbing the area with an anesthetic before removing the excess gum tissue over a tooth will make the procedure painless. It can be done using a laser... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Dentistry anesthesia: Local anesthesia in dentistry means injecting an anesthetic to prevent nerves from transmitting pain . A mandibular nerve block is injecting an anesth... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Waterpik: Waterpiks are used to treat gum infections. When infected, the gum tissue swells. When it's healthy, it shrinks. If the waterpik is used properly ( ha... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can be either obstructive or central. This means that the body is being deprived of oxygen which can lead to heart attack, strokes , etc. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: If the mask isn't properly adjusted, or the flow isn't correct, it may not be providing the correct amount of oxygen- meaning it's of no benefit.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Oxygen is essential : We can live without food and water for days. We cannot live without oxygen. If you have been given a cpap, it means that you are not getting enough o... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Keep nostrils open: Breath rite strips will help to hold the nostrils open.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Snoring remedies: . Sleeping on one's back is one of the primary causes of snoring because the jaw and tongue drop back blocking the airway. Wearing a t shirt with a t... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Headaches: Please discuss this with your physician as soon as possible. Have you been issued a cpap? If so are you wearing it? If not, that may be one of the cau... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: It is not possible to "cure" sleep apnea. There are methods of treating it- avoid sleeping on your back, lose weight, evaluate and eliminate allergens... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Bleaching teeth: If you have brackets ( braces) on your teeth, the whitening solution cannot get to the tooth structure underneath those brackets. That means that whil... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea means that the brain is not getting adequate oxygen. This affects the physiology and psychology of an individual. Please discuss this wit... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Weight loss can be an effective way to treat sleep apnea. Not only does it reduce the mass of tissue in the neck that constricts the airway, the tongu... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep: There are several possibilities to investigate. Have you had a consultation with an ear, nose and throat specialist ( ent) to be certain that your nas... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can be the cause of all of the symptoms you report-even if you don't snore. Please discuss with your physician and inquire about an overni... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Gingivitis: Listerine or closys are excellent anti bacterials, however, they do not replace daily brushing and flossing and seeing a dentist/hygienist to remove ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Receding gums: Removing the hardened bacteria that is between the tooth and the gum is the first step . Using a diode laser is another step to reduce the bacterial c... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
sleep study: An overnight supervised sleep study would monitor all vital signs including oxygen levels and would make note of any seizures as well as brain activit... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Chipped tooth: The answer depends upon how much tooth is chipped and where it is located. .If it's a front tooth and the chip is small a tooth colored material can b... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Oxygen is essential to life. At higher altitudes, there is less oxygen in the air. You may have sleep apnea. See your md to discuss
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Toothpaste: Toothpastes help to clean teeth because they are abrasive. They contain flavorings as well. Some contain Fluoride which can be an aid in reducing ca... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: A custom made dental device is a medically approved alternative to CPAP for treating mild to moderate apnea . Other things to consider: some peop... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Gum disease: The bacteria that is present in your mouth takes just 24 hours to solidify which causes the gum disease. Seeing a dentist or hygienist to remove the h... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Whitening toothpaste: Fluoride toothpastes do not have an active ingredient to whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes are more abrasive, so they'll remove stains from coffee o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Snoring: Several possibilities: some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an ear nose ; throat specialist... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Several possibilities: some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an ear nose ; throat specialist to... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Whitening teeth: Having a professional tooth cleaning is the first step to remove the superficial stains that have collected on your teeth. Using an ultrasonic toothbr... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Please talk to your physician immediately about this. A sleep study can confirm a diagnosis and treatment is essential.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Enlarged tonsils, and adenoids can play a role in sleep apnea. As one grows, allergies can cause blockage of the air ways as well as causing constrict... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Bleaching teeth: Baking soda is an abrasive, so it doesn't really whiten teeth, rather, it can remove some superficial stains like coffee, tea, smoking etc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Fluoride: Fluoride in your water doesn't have the preventative power of the Fluoride in toothpaste. The Fluoride one ingests in their water is more beneficial ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sleep apnea: Oxygen is critical for all the bodies functions. Sleep apnea means that you aren't getting enough oxygen while sleeping. It is essential that you fo... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Botox temp relief I'll try it til I can get help with bite guard
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Thanks. I'm having surgery to strengthen the wall of the noe
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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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