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Dental Health For Your Child
It’s that time of year again, and your child’s summer splendor is almost over. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock- school is just around the corner, and your busy parental schedule is changing yet again. Dr. Morse and his Team want to remind you of some key healthy dental tips for the back to school days.
First, place a small toothbrush and toothpaste in you child’s backpack to use after lunch. Even though your child might voice his/her dislike of the idea, you can tell your child that his/her classmates will think that it is such a “cool” habit when your child continues to have healthy dental checkups.
Second, fill the lunch box with nutritious food. Foods like apples, celery, and yogurt happen to be dental friendly too.
Third, replace the ‘fruit drink’ that you would normally pack with a water bottle. Even though ‘fruit drinks’ might seem like a healthy alternative to soda pop, most have only a trace amount of fruit juice and a lot of added sugar (high fructose corn syrup).
Fourth, if your child plays sports, make sure that he/she protects her smile with a mouth guard. The CDC estimates that 3 million teeth are knocked out per year at youth sporting events.
Lastly, remember schedule your child for regular dental cleanings and checkups with your favorite Lakewood, CO dental office at 303-279-6929/ www.wecreategreatsmiles.com. We look forward to seeing you!
2017-It is a New Year, and you are ready to make those positive changes in your life. Many of us share similar New Year’s Resolutions; “I will exercise on a daily. I will eat healthier meals with a balance of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. I will prioritize my day better, and make it point to spend more quality time with my family members and dear friends. I will actively pursue my career goals, give that extra effort, and interview for that new job opportunity. And finally, I want to improve my heath and overall wellness.” -Well, this is the resolution that Dr. Morse, Dr. Mohr, and Team can support you with!
Your dental health plays a key role in your overall wellness. “How?”, you ask. The world-renowned Mayo Clinic deems oral health as the window to your overall health. Dental problems in your mouth can have a tremendous effect on the health of the rest of your body. If you live a life without the best dental care and oral hygiene, your mouth’s high bacteria levels can lead to oral infections, tooth decay, and gum disease. Especially today, all the medications that most of us take, decongestants, antidepressants, diuretics, and painkillers lowers saliva levels in the mouth. Because saliva naturally flushes out food partials and neutralizes your mouth’s acidity levels, the lack of saliva leads to an overgrowth of bacteria, which causes to disease, and wreaks havoc on you overall health. In fact, the Mayo Clinic states that poor oral health contributes directly to endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, infertility, premature birth, and low birth weights.
Now back to our statement, Dr. Morse, Dr. Mohr, and Team can help you achieve your resolution for dental health and overall wellness. Taking care of your dental health is one of the best investments in your overall health. You can simply call our office today, and schedule your next dental hygienist cleaning and dental checkup today. Just call our office at (303) 279-6929 and/or email us to schedule your next dental appointment. We want to help you achieve your goals for an amazing healthy life and beautiful smile.
Find out the many ways dental veneers can revitalize damaged smiles.
While not all dental damage has to affect the health of your teeth, you can admit that seeing stains, chips and other imperfections in your teeth may leave you feeling self-conscious to even smile let alone talk to those around you. If you feel embarrassed by your smile then it might be time you talked to our Lakewood, CO dentists, Dr. Ronald Morse and Dr. Diana Mohr, about whether dental veneers are right for you.
These custom-made tooth-colored shells are made from strong, resilient porcelain and are designed to cover the front of your teeth to improve their overall appearance. Each shell is specially crafted and bonded to your teeth to alter their color, shape or size.
Porcelain veneers are translucent like natural teeth so when you smile no one will even know that you are sporting veneers. Plus, porcelain is stain-resistant so you won’t have to worry about your veneers becoming dull or yellow (even though this doesn’t mean that you don’t still have to brush and floss your teeth regularly).
What makes veneers such a great cosmetic option for many people in Lakewood is that veneers fix a host of different dental issues including:
- Discolored teeth that can’t be treated with teeth whitening
- Teeth that are worn, uneven or misshapen
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are misaligned
- Teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken
If you are dealing with unsightly internal stains that whitening just can’t treat you can still achieve a more vibrant smile with porcelain veneers. If you have wanted a straighter and more even smile but haven’t wanted to get braces, then veneers may be able to help. It’s amazing just how much smiles can change once they get veneers.
Turn to Dr. Ronald L. Morse in Lakewood, CO to get superior dental veneers that will offer you the beautiful new smile you’ve always wanted. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.
Diana L Mohr, DDS
Lakewood, CO Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Diana Mohr grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado. She went to Colorado State University, receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry. Dr. Mohr went on to receive her DDS degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and also completed a General Practice Residency at University of Colorado Hospital. She has a passion for advancing her knowledge in the field of dentistry and makes continuing education a priority. Dr. Mohr also holds a position as a clinical instructor at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Outside the office, Dr. Mohr enjoys all things Colorado including skiing, running, horseback riding and hiking with her yellow Labrador “Ginger” and husband Chris, who also happens to be a dentist!
“My goal is to provide patients with the latest in sound, evidence based dentistry in combination with a caring attitude. I want my patients to not only be at ease in the dental chair, but completely informed of their dental needs so that the best treatment possible may be provided.”
Learn how dental fillings from your Lakewood, CO dentist can strengthen damaged teeth
Statistics show that about 92% of adults will suffer from tooth decay at some point between the ages of 20 and 64. Also known as dental caries or cavities, this decay can be easily treated with a dental filling if caught early.
The process is simple: the decayed portion of your tooth is removed, then replaced with a strong material such as amalgam or composite resin. Read on to find out why treating decay with dental fillings is one of the best things you can do for a damaged tooth.
Advantages of Dental Fillings
Fillings keep your teeth strong and healthy. Getting a filling at the first sign of trouble is a simple way to prevent bigger problems later. Avoiding a filling gives your tooth time to decay more severely, which can lead to infections, root canals, or even extraction. Receiving a filling as soon as you need it will stop decay in its tracks, restoring your smile to health with less hassle.
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. For many people, cleanings and fillings are the baseline of their dental care. A simple filling can be completed in some cases in as little as 15-30 minutes to keep your smile healthy and pain-free, and any discomfort you might fear will be alleviated with the right type of anesthetic for your needs.
Fillings can be aesthetically pleasing for a natural look. Gone are the days of having a silver-spotted smile just because you had a cavity or two. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that allows you to restore the health of your teeth without sacrificing the look of your smile.
Lakewood, CO Dentist
Even if your teeth feel fine, schedule a check-in with your dentist every six months to have your teeth cleaned and looked over for cavities. A single appointment now can save you from being in pain and needing more extensive procedures later. Request your appointment with Dr. Ronald L. Morse, your Lakewood, CO dentist, or call (303) 279-6929 today.
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