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February 15, 2016

If you have stains underneath the enamel of your teeth, you may benefit for a cosmetic treatment such as porcelain veneers. Call (303) 566-4036 to schedule a consultation and learn moreThere are two types of tooth stains: those that occur on the surface and those that form underneath the enamel. Surface stains, such as those caused by coffee and tea, dark sauces and berries, and similar agents, can often be removed through increased attention to oral hygiene. What can’t be removed in that manner will be responsive to topical teeth whiteners applied by one of our experienced Denver cosmetic dentists. However, as enamel around stains that have formed beneath the surface is lightened by topical whiteners, deeper discoloration may actually be enhanced.

If you have deep staining, such as that caused by tetracycline or fluorosis, a more advanced approach will be needed to brighten your smile. Depending on other factors that may be detracting from the appearance of your teeth and gums, our cosmetic dentists may recommend options including:

Because deep stains are often unresponsive to topical tooth whiteners, the most effective solution is covering the surface of these teeth entirely. The best way to determine which service is ideal for enhancing your smile is through a one-on-one consultation with the cosmetic dentists at our Cherry Creek office. During this visit we will listen to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and provide information on all of your options, helping ensure you are provided the services you need to achieve the smile of your dreams.

To schedule your tooth whitening consultation, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today. We welcome patients from Englewood, Littleton, and surrounding Metro Denver communities at our comfortable Cherry Creek office.

Tags: Deep Stains, Teeth Whitening
February 03, 2016

To learn if you are a good candidate for a smile makeover, call (303) 566-4036 and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Denver Cosmetic DentistsA smile makeover is a comprehensive cosmetic procedure in which all aesthetic issues detracting from the teeth and gums are addressed. With this procedure, our Denver cosmetic dentists can also address functional issues impacting the strength of your bite to help ensure optimal oral health and beauty. The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for a smile makeover is to call 303-566-4036 and schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at our convenient Metro location.

Good Smile Makeover Candidates

To be a good candidate for a smile makeover you will need to be free of oral health issues such as gum disease, tooth infection, and cavities. While the latter can be addressed during your smile makeover procedure, infection and disease will need to be treated prior to beginning your cosmetic services.

In addition to having healthy teeth and gums, to be a good smile makeover candidate you should have a combination of issues impacting the appearance of your teeth. Single issues can often be addressed through one targeted treatment. A smile makeover will combine treatments to correct multiple issues and significantly improve the quality of your smile.

A smile makeover will restore strength and beauty to your smile. It can also help restore confidence and self-assurance, and improve your overall satisfaction with your appearance. We will gladly discuss your goals and whether or not a smile makeover can help you reach them during your cosmetic dentistry consultation.

To schedule your smile makeover consultation, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today. We serve Cherry Creek and surrounding Metro communities from our 1st Ave. office in Denver.

Tags: Smile Makeover
January 21, 2016

When cared for properly, porcelain veneers can last for years. To learn more, call our Cherry Creek cosmetic dentists at (303) 566-4036 todayPorcelain veneers are one of the most durable dental restorations available. Scratch and stain resistant, veneers are designed to last for years. Forever, though? Most likely not.

The Cherry Creek cosmetic dentists at DeWitt Dental Associates use advanced porcelain veneers that can restore flawless beauty for years. However, even these veneers may not last for a lifetime. During your routine visits to our office we will carefully evaluate the condition of your veneers and suggest individual replacements as needed.

Preventing Damage to Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers will not last forever, but caring for them can help ensure they last for ten or more years. You can help prevent damage and extend the lifetime of your veneers by:

  • Using a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste
  • Not using mouthwash with astringent ingredients like alcohol
  • Not biting ice or hard candy
  • Visiting our office every six months for cleanings and examinations

Biannual visits to our office will not necessarily extend the life of your porcelain veneers, but they will allow us to detect small imperfections and make plans for replacement before issues become more pronounced. During your next visit to our office we would be happy to address any questions you may have about porcelain veneers and to help you better understand how to ensure your restorations last for years to come.

To schedule your next appointment with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today. Located in Denver, we welcome patients from Englewood, Littleton, and all surrounding Metro communities.

Tags: Porcelain Veneers
January 12, 2016

This year, make your smile a priority by committing to mainting its health and increasing its beauty. The Cherry Creek cosmetic dentists at DeWitt Dental Associates offer a comprehensive range of general, restorative, and aesthetic options that can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and attractive for years to come. If you are ready to commit to your oral health and beauty, call us at 303-566-4036 and schedule an appointment today.

Are you ready to commit to the health and beauty of your smile? Call DeWitt Dental Associates at (303) 566-4036 to learn how our Cherry Creek cosmetic dentists can helpCosmetic Dentistry Services

Cosmetic dentistry services available at our comfortable office include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Laser gum recontouring

These services can be used alone or in conjunction with aesthetically pleasing general services such as tooth colored fillings, dental bonding, and same day dental crowns to strengthen and beautify your smile. During your initial consultation with one of our Cherry Creek dentists we can discuss your needs and help you choose those services best suited to enhance and protect your smile.

General Dentistry Services

In addition to restorations such as same day dental crowns, we offer general dentistry services including:

  • Routine cleanings and examinations
  • Root canal therapy
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Treatment for bruxism (tooth grinding)

These treatments are often essential for maintaining strong and healthy teeth, and will be provided as needed during your visits to our office. We would be happy to discuss these and other services in greater detail or to answer any questions you may have during your initial consultation.

To schedule your next appointment, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today. We welcome patients from Cherry Creek, Englewood, and surrounding Metro Denver communities.

Tags: Smile Makeover
January 05, 2016

Gum disease has been linked to increased risks for breast cancer. If you have gum disease, call (303) 566-4036 to schedule a treatment evaluation at DeWitt Dental Associates todayGum disease is a known risk factor for heart attack and stroke, liver and kidney failure, pregnancy complications, and a host of other systemic diseases and illnesses. New research conducted during the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study on more than 73,000 women has now linked advanced periodontitis to yet another deadly disease – breast cancer.

According to this latest research, post-menopausal women who develop gum disease are 14% more likely to also develop breast cancer, regardless of family or medical history. As with other complications linked to gum disease, risks for breast cancer seem to increase as bacterial infection from the gums spreads throughout the body. Your best defense against this risk? A solid oral hygiene routine.

Brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing both morning and night are your first line of defense against gum disease. Combining these with twice yearly visits to our Denver office for professional cleanings and examinations helps ensure prompt and potentially lifesaving treatment when gum disease is caught early. If you begin to notice symptoms of gum disease such a bleeding gum tissue in between visits, call us at 303-566-4036 to schedule a treatment evaluation right away.

If you are overdue for a dental cleaning, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates to schedule your next appointment. Located in Denver, we welcome patients from Cherry Creek, Englewood, and all surrounding Metro communities.

Tags: Gum Disease
December 21, 2015

Sedation dentistry can make restless and nervous patients feel completely at ease. To learn more, call our Cherry Creek office at (303) 566-4036 todayIf you have a hard time sitting still or if you struggle with a condition such as restless leg syndrome, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Often, we think of this solution as being something for people who are nervous about dental care or suffer from dental phobia. But the safe and effective options offered by Cherry Creek sedation dentist Dr. Michael DeWitt can also be used to address restlessness, helping produce calm and relaxation, and allowing even the most fidgety of patients to receive comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry services.

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, please call 303-566-4036 and schedule your consultation today.

In addition to people who are nervous and people who are fidgety, sedation dentistry can benefit those who:

  • Have an overactive gag-reflex
  • Have difficulties getting numb
  • Suffer from TMJ
  • Require a longer procedure

We offer a variety of sedation dentistry options, enabling us to meet the unique needs of each patient. The best way to learn which one is right for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation with our Cherry Creek sedation dentist.

To schedule your initial consultation, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today. We welcome patients from Cherry Creek, Englewood, and all surrounding Metro communities.

Tags: Sedation Dentistry
December 15, 2015

If your restorations are compromised this holiday season, call (303) 566-4036 to schedule a consultation with the Cherry Creek dentists at DeWitt Dental AssociatesTis the Season for sticky sweets and, while very enjoyable, it is important to consider what these treats can do to dental restorations – and to take steps to protect yours from unnecessary damage.

Restorations such as dental crowns and porcelain veneers are adhered to the surface of teeth with a bonding agent that allows them to act in the same manner as natural tooth enamel. Sticky sweets can, in some instances, cause these restorations to come loose and fall out. To protect your restorations, be sure to limit your intake of highly sticky foods and to chew with teeth that have not been restored. These steps can help ensure your restorations remain strong and in place for years to come.

The Cherry Creek dentists at DeWitt Dental Associates would also like to remind our patients that sticky treats can increase chances for cavities. We encourage you to enjoy the treats of the season, but to make sure you are brushing after every meal and snack and flossing both morning and night to keep your teeth strong and healthy as well.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Cherry Creek area of Denver, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates online or by calling 303-566-4036 today to schedule your next appointment.

Tags: Dental Health
December 01, 2015

Don’t let your flex benefits be lost forever. Call (303) 566-4036 to schedule a smile makeover consultation with one of the experienced dentists at DeWitt Dental Associates todayDo you have an FSA or HSA? If so, your benefits are about to expire and, when they expire, they will take any unused contributions away forever. Now is the best time to begin planning for procedures that your flex account can be used for but are not fully covered by insurance. This can include white fillings, dental implants, porcelain crowns, and other restorations with both aesthetic and functional benefits. Please call our Englewood area office at 303-566-4036 today to schedule an appointment and begin planning your smile rejuvenation.

No Flex Plan? No Problem

Not everyone has an HSA of FSA, but that shouldn’t be a deterrent to a healthy and attractive smile. Our Cherry Creek cosmetic dentists believe that you are entitled to a strong and beautiful smile, and are pleased to offer a range of financing options that can help make treatments – even those not covered by flex accounts – more accessible.

Financing options such as CareCredit® are available for eligible applicants. We would be happy to provide you with additional information about these options during your initial consultation to help ensure you are provided every opportunity to improve your smile and your life.

To schedule your initial consultation, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today. Conveniently located on East 1st Ave. in Denver, we welcome patients from Englewood, Cherry Creek and all surrounding Metro communities.

November 20, 2015

Are you harming your teeth without even knowing it? Call Cherry Creek dentist Dr. Michael DeWitt at (303) 566-4036 to schedule an appointment and learn how we can helpThere are a number of bad habits that can destroy teeth, but some of these habits may not immediately seem harmful. For example, brushing teeth too hard or using a harder-bristled toothbrush can remove enamel which, in turn, can increase risks for tooth decay and sensitivity, and cause significant discoloration. Soda and fruit juice can also remove enamel, resulting in the same problems as brushing too hard – and these aren’t even the worst habits for your teeth.

If you are looking for an experienced general dentist in the Englewood area of Colorado, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036 to schedule your appointment today.

Three of the worst habits for your teeth and oral health are:

  • Tobacco use – smoked or chewed, tobacco damages teeth and gums, and increases risks for oral cancer
  • Bruxism – tooth grinding can lead to TMJ, uneven tooth wear, bite irregularities, and tooth loss
  • Failure to maintain routine dental visits – even with a consistent home routine, biannual visits are necessary to maintain a strong and healthy smile

There are, of course, numerous personal habits that can impact the health and beauty of your teeth. During your visits to our office we will discuss these habits along with ways you can begin to take steps that protect the long-term strength and appearance of your smile.

To schedule an appointment at our Cherry Creek area office, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today.

November 09, 2015

What is general dentistry?

Are you looking for a general dentist in the Cherry Creek area? Call (303) 566-4036 to schedule an appointment at Dewitt Dental Associates todayGeneral dentistry refers to dental services intended to strengthen and protect teeth. The Cherry Creek dentists at Dewitt Dental Associates work individually with each patient, helping ensure both preventive and targeted treatments are utilized for optimal oral health.

What are some general dentistry services?

General dentistry services offered at our office include routine cleanings and examinations, root canal, dental fillings, and gum disease treatment as well as specialized treatments for issues such as bruxism.  

How often should I maintain general dentistry appointments?

Peak oral health is best accomplished through a combination of at-home and in-office cleanings. We recommend you visit our office every six months to have your teeth and gums professionally cleaned and examined by one or our experienced dentists.

What if a problem occurs in between general dentistry visits?

If you have a dental emergency or begin to experience oral health issues in between visits, we recommend you call us at 303-566-4036 to schedule an appointment right away. We will do everything possible to accommodate these appointments.

If you are looking for a general dentist in Cherry Creek or surrounding areas of Denver, please contact Dewitt Dental Associates to schedule an appointment today.

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