Use Your Benefits Before Year’s End

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA), now is the best time to schedule dental care. Most FSA and HSA plans reset at the beginning of the year, taking with them any unused money. To avoid losing money that you have saved for health care expenses, it is … Continued

Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Teeth

This short SlideShare presentation explores some of the worst Halloween candies for teeth along with some options that may help preserve oral health. Take time this Halloween to educate your children not only on the best types of candy to eat, but on taking care of teeth after eating it as well. This will help guard against cavities and … Continued

Infographic: Why is There Fluoride in Toothpaste?

Fluoride is added to Denver’s water supply to help prevent cavities from forming in residents of the Mile High City. Studies have found that municipalities that add fluoride to drinking water see a great reduction in the prevalence of tooth decay – by as much as 31.6% – making the practice something that several agencies and organizations, … Continued

What to Do With a Knocked-Out Tooth

When an adult tooth is knocked-out, it can likely be put back into place, but this dental emergency needs to be dealt with right away. The blood vessels and tissue that fed and secured the tooth cannot be saved. This places the responsibility of keeping the tooth safe squarely on your shoulders. Fortunately, preserving a knocked-out tooth … Continued

What Does Beer Do to Teeth?

According to Westword, within city limits, Denver has 55 breweries with taprooms that are open to the public. This does not include second locations or “gypsy breweries,” those with Denver addresses but out-of-city liquor licenses. Add those in and you get 66. And that number goes to 72 when you include second locations and larger breweries, all … Continued

Bruxism SlideShare: The Causes, Risks, Treatment and Prevention of Tooth Grinding

Tooth grinding (bruxism) is a serious problem that can result in long-term damage to your smile. The SlideShare below examines this oral health issue along with possible treatments and ways to prevent future occurrences. If you are a tooth grinder, let DeWitt Dental Associates help. Call us at 303-321-5656 to schedule a consultation and learn more. Located … Continued

Ice Cream and Oral Health

Did you know that the average temperature for Denver, at this point in the season, is 79 degrees? While still hot, 79 seems almost balmy in comparison to the streak of 90+ degree days that Denver has recently experienced. And there is no indication that this trend is going to stop, meaning big business for … Continued

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and a great time to schedule a routine cleaning and examination with one of our experienced Denver dentists. Oral health is often overlooked in discussions about systemic health – as if the two things were somehow separate. But the truth is, oral health and systemic health are intricately linked, with each impacting … Continued

What’s the Best Way to Whiten My Teeth?

There are an overwhelming number of tooth whitening products available through retail stores, some of which don’t work well at all. There are myriad claims made about foods that whiten teeth, or oil pulling for tooth whitening, or using activated charcoal to brighten your smile, but these treatments range from mildly effective to useless and, … Continued