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May 28, 2015

Although the rain continues to fall across Denver, warmer temperatures topping out in the 80s are forecasted in the weeks to come. The experienced dentists and staff at DeWitt Dental Associates know your mind may be turning to those hallmark summertime treats, like ice cream, popsicles and snow cones. We know most people don't want to eliminate these things altogether, but you should consider enjoying them just every once and a while. Those types of treats contain high levels of sugar, which sits on your teeth and contributes to the formation of plaque and eventual tooth decay. You can mitigate the effect by enjoying these treats along with a meal, which causes your mouth to produce saliva and wash away some of the sugar.

Summer is a great time to cool off with a frozen or chilled treat. After a day on the trails, mountains, lakes or elsewhere in sunny Colorado, reward yourself with one of these healthier, teeth-friendlier options –

  • Mouth-Healthy Summer DessertsStrawberries: Chilled or room-temperature strawberries offer a delicious snack bursting with summer flavor. They are also good for your teeth and body, containing lots of vitamin C, as well as potassium and fiber.
  • Frozen grapes: Next time you buy grapes, stick some in the freezer. When frozen, they are similar to the experience of a popsicle. They don't get as hard as ice, so they shouldn't be difficult to chew or break your teeth. Try green and red grapes for flavor variety.
  • Frozen yogurt tubes: Many yogurt manufacturers have yogurt tubes (just yogurt that comes in a tube instead of a cup). Freeze these yogurt tubes for an ice cream-like dessert that has lots of teeth-healthy calcium without as much sugar and fat as ice cream.
  • Fruit parfaits: Fruit parfaits are a great dessert that look just as at home at a dinner party as they do at a backyard barbecue. There is a wide array of parfait recipes on the internet, but generally the idea is to layer yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and other ingredients in a tall cup.

Of course everything is best in moderation, and you should follow any dietary restrictions as advised by your doctor or nutritionist. And if you have very young children susceptible to choking hazards, you may not want to give them the frozen grapes. But these fruit and dairy based treats can be a much healthier alternative to those summertime staples that tend to cause cavities.

Ready to revamp your smile for summer? Call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036 today to learn about teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental treatments that refresh the attractiveness of your smile.

Tags: General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips
May 20, 2015

Due to the construction of an apartment building, our Denver dentistry guests will need to park in areas other than the parking garage at 3300 E. 1st Ave. Please call the office of DeWitt Dental Associates if you have any questions: 303-566-4036.

Where to park: Effective immediately, our dental guests should park at 44 Cook St. There will be just shy of 30 spots clearly marked '3300 Visitor Parking Only' in the Northwest end of the lot. There will be a few one hour spots but the majority of the visitor spaces will be 2-hour parking. This lot will be monitored. Please see our navigational map.

There is also quite a bit of on-street parking near our office.

As our dentistry guests, you deserve a convenient, comfortable experience. We appreciate your understanding of the new construction and want to do everything we can to make your experience as hassle-free as possible. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns about parking or anything else.

May 19, 2015

Denver fixed dental bridgeWhen you get a fixed dental bridge, the staff and your dentist at DeWitt Dental Associates will make sure you have complete aftercare instructions before we send you home. For the most part, dental bridges require you to only stick diligently to an effective oral hygiene routine, which should include:

  • Brushing at least twice a day
  • Flossing once a day
  • Visiting the dentist for routine cleanings and exams

We will show you how to use a floss threader to clean around the replacement tooth (pontic) that is positioned in the site of the missing tooth. Just like your natural teeth, it's vitally important to keep the around where the gum meets your tooth crowns clean and as free of plaque as possible. Even though the crown itself cannot decay, any remaining natural tooth structure as well as the gums can become infected. Basically, you'll still be performing the same great at-home oral hygiene so that you can keep your natural teeth, your gums and your whole oral cavity healthy and functional.

If you are searching for an experienced dentist to provide tooth replacement with a dental bridge in Denver, CO, then please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036.

April 28, 2015

There are a lot of dentists in the Cherry Creek area of Denver. So how do you know which one will be the absolute best fit for providing your care? To start, we recommend considering the following 6 things as you meet with our dentists and other prospective dentists:

  1. How many years of experience does the dentist have? You'll have to decide the exact number of years you are comfortable with.
  2. Does the dentist offer the range of services you are looking for?
  3. Does the office location and hours of operation work with your schedule and where you are located?
  4. Does the dentist offer the option of any sedation or relaxation methods in case you experience dental anxiety?
  5. Are there any financing options for procedures and treatments not covered by dental insurance?
  6. Do you feel comfortable in the office and when interacting with the dentist and staff?

We encourage you to contact us to see how you feel about our practice and to help you determine if we are the right fit for you.

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Denver dentists, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036. Our dentists have extensive experience and are committed to staying on top of the latest advances and industry knowledge to provide you with the most effective care and dazzling results.

April 22, 2015

Teeth whitening has been a great option for many of our patients over the years. This relatively simple treatment can give you a dazzling white smile quickly, and the results typically last for a number of years. As you mull over whether it is the right treatment for you, please consider scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced dentists in Cherry Creek. We can answer all of your questions, such as:

  • Teeth Whitening QuestionsHow long will my teeth whitening appointment take?
  • What are the possible risks and side effects of laser teeth whitening?
  • How does teeth whitening work?
  • Will it damage my teeth in any way?
  • Is teeth whitening painful? What if I have sensitive teeth?
  • Do I have the option of a take-home whitening kit instead of the in-office treatment?
  • How is professional teeth whitening different from a kit I can buy at the grocery store?
  • How long will it take to see the results?
  • How long will the results last?
  • Can teeth bleaching whiten my veneers or tooth crowns?
  • How much will my teeth whitening treatment cost?
  • Does my insurance cover any of the cost?

To schedule an appointment to see if our Denver teeth whitening treatment is the right way to get the bright, dazzling smile you want, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036.

Tags: Teeth Whitening
April 10, 2015

Top 5 Things to know about Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers can be a great option for men and women who want a stunning, attractive smile. The top 5 things to know about veneers are:

1.They are versatile. Porcelain veneers can cover a wide array of cosmetic tooth flaws, including gaps, chips, stains and poor shape. In this way, veneers are a great option because they correct multiple problems with one treatment.

2.They are long-lasting. Porcelain veneers are quite durable and resist stains and breakage for many years. Although most people need their veneers replaced at some point, it could be 10, 20 years or more before you need to replace them.

3.Results are produced quickly. Unlike braces, which can require years to reach results, porcelain veneers take about 1-2 dental appointments, after which you'll leave our office with a dazzling, gorgeous smile that's ready to be shown off.

4.Conservative placement. To place porcelain veneers, your dentist will gently abrade the surface of your tooth so that the veneer will stick to it, but for the most part, the structure of your tooth is left intact.

5.They look like natural teeth. The porcelain material has a luster, sheen and shape that looks like real tooth enamel, so your smile results will be natural and attractive.

Of course, porcelain veneers are not always right for every person's cosmetic dental goals and teeth health. But the only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation. Our experienced dentists have helped numerous patients get the final results they want by individualizing the treatment approach to each unique person.

To schedule a consultation with one of the experienced Denver dentists at DeWitt Dental Associates, please call us at (303) 566-4036.

Tags: Porcelain Veneers
March 17, 2015

If you are considering ways to get the attractive smile you want, you may be considering a complete smile makeover. At our dentistry practice, a smile makeover means a combination of treatments tailored to the results you want to see. An oft-included treatment is porcelain veneers. Veneers are very versatile because they can conceal most or all of the tooth problems you may be experiencing, such as:

  • Spaces between your teeth
  • Chipped teeth or worn-down edges
  • Yellowing and stains
  • Undesirable shape or length

One thing porcelain veneers cannot conceal is missing teeth. For missing teeth, you may need to consider dental implants, dentures or a dental bridge.

The only way to know if porcelain veneers ought to be included in your smile makeover is to visit our experienced cosmetic dentists for a consultation. We'll examine your teeth and the rest of your mouth, and talk with you about what changes you would like to make to your smile. Then we can discuss all of the treatment options capable of achieving those outcomes.

To schedule a consultation, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036. Our experienced cosmetic dentists serve Denver, Cherry Creek, Englewood and all of the surrounding areas in Colorado.

Tags: Porcelain Veneers, Smile Makeover
March 16, 2015

When you meet your cosmetic dentist for the first time, you should ask any and all questions you have on your mind. This appointment is your time to consider all of your cosmetic dentistry treatment options and to get to know the dentist. As a starting point for coming up with questions, consider asking the following:

  • What cosmetic dentistry treatments do you recommend for the changes I want to see in my smile?
  • How will each of these options meet my goals for results, quality and price?
  • What are your options for financing these treatments and how do I apply for financing?
  • What can I expect my final results to look like?
  • How long will my results last?
  • What can I do to protect and maintain my cosmetic dental results?
  • How long will the treatment appointment take?
  • How long before I see the final result?

Your cosmetic dentist should be wholly committed to explaining all of your options and arming you with information to make your own choices regarding cosmetic treatments. At DeWitt Dental Associates, we want to make sure you get an attractive smile with treatments that also support your best oral health and teeth function.

To schedule a consultation to find out if our Denver cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for you, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036. We are located in Cherry Creek and serve all the surrounding areas, including Englewood.

Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry
March 13, 2015

Denver Dental CrownsA dental crown is a versatile restoration that can address a wide range of dental problems. If you think you might benefit from a dental crown, visit our experienced dentists to find out for sure. During your appointment with one of our dentists, the dentist will examine your teeth and diagnose the cause of the problem or symptom you are experiencing.

Dental crowns have several purposes, including:

  • To hold together a fractured tooth
  • To protect vulnerable or weak teeth
  • To rebuild damaged teeth
  • To restore the tooth after a root canal
  • To restore an attractive smile

In certain situations, a different type of restoration may be recommended, which is why it is impossible to say whether you need a dental crown without first visiting one of our dentists. Inlays and onlays, dental fillings and several other types of treatments may be better suited to your particular situation. Our dentists are personally committed to helping you find the right dentistry procedure for your goals, expectations of cost and for your optimum oral health.

If you live in or around Denver and want to know if you need a dental crown or if you can benefit from mouth reconstruction using dental crowns, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Cherry Creek dentists.

Tags: Dental Crowns
February 23, 2015

An experienced general dentist offers a wide array of services and treatments to improve the oral health of patients of diverse ages and varying oral health statuses. At DeWitt Dental Associates, you can expect our general dental services to be comprehensive and effective, comprising dental services such as:

  • Teeth cleanings to reduce plaque and tartar
  • Exams of the teeth and entire oral cavity
  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common dental problems
  • Individualized advice and guidance for achieving optimal oral health
  • Dental treatment for a wide range of dental problems, and reliable referrals to specialists for complex dental issues
  • One-on-one treatment planning for your dental goals

In addition to comprehensive dental care, DeWitt Dental Associates also offers emergency dentistry services. If you are experiencing a dental problem requiring prompt attention – such as a tooth being knocked out – then we can work to get you scheduled to see one of our dentists the same day. We are personally committed to offering you state-of-the-art dental care to help you accomplish your dental goals.

To schedule an appointment with a gentle, caring, experienced and skilled Denver general dentist at DeWitt Dental Associates, please call our office at 303-566-4036.

Tags: General Dentistry