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As we wrap up February, Dr. Morse, Dr. Visscher, and Team want to recognize the importance of this Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month.  Since 1941, The American Dental Association uses the month of February to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health in communities across the country.  The ADA advocates that, “Developing good habits at an early age scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.”

Whether you are a busy parent, a caregiver, or a valued teacher, please help promote the benefits of good oral health to children.  Our own Dr. Visscher visited several area schools this month, and in the classrooms, he educated children about the benefits of healthy dental habits and routine dental visits. Well done Dr. Visscher! Dr. Morse and his Team are so proud of his superb dental expertise and dedication to children’s dental health in the community.


Are you pregnant and concerned about having dental care? Are you inclined to delay your dental care and dental hygiene appointments until your baby is born? -Well, now you can put your oral healthcare worries at ease because the experts encourage women to proceed with their oral health care.  Furthermore, the American Dental Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that delaying oral healthcare during pregnancy is potentially harmful to you and your baby.


What are the most common dental problems that women face during their pregnancy? One problem is gum inflammation.  Pregnancy causes hormone changes, and those hormone changes in the body increase’s a woman’s risk of gum inflammation and gingivitis.  Both swelling and bleeding gums are signs of gingivitis.  Without the dental treatment, gingivitis can lead to a much bigger problem of periodontitis.  Unfortunately, periodontitis is an infection that reaches below the gum level and compromises the actual tissue that holds teeth together.  Without dental treatment, teeth can become loose and even fall out.   So, what can you do you do yourself to care for your inflamed gums? -The American Dental Association recommends that you brush for at least for 2 minutes using a fluoride toothpaste.  You should also floss once per day to remove the harmful build-up of the sticky bacteria, known as plaque.


Tooth erosion is another common dental problem that pregnant woman face.  When pregnant women repeatedly vomit because of morning sickness, their teeth are repeatedly exposed to harmful acid.  In turn, they experience a loss of the hard enamel layer of their teeth.  If you are pregnant and frequently vomiting, how can you prevent tooth erosion? -  The American Dental Association recommends that after vomiting, you should rinse your mouth out with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 cup of water.  This rinse allows your tooth enamel to harden, and then you can brush your teeth after 1 hour.


Together, these simple dental care tips combined with your regular visits with your dentist is recommended during your pregnancy. Professionals agree that oral health is both safe and imperative to a healthy pregnancy. So, remember to schedule your next dental cleaning and checkup with Dr. Morse, Dr. Visscher, and Team in Lakewood, CO at 303-279-6929 or click Appointment Request.  We look forward to seeing you!

Kick Your Holiday Season Off With A Whiter Smile

Do you want to boost your self confidence with a brighter whiter smile?  Why not start the busy holiday season, office parties, and social gatherings with a gorgeous smile?--- If your answer is “YES”,  schedule your whitening procedure with Dr. Morse and his amazing Team today.


Dr. Ronald Morse and his Team offer patients in Lakewood, Teeth Whitening services to help improve the appearance of their smiles. When choosing a whitening procedure that is best for your smile, seeking professional advice from our Lakewood office through proper dental diagnosis is the best way to achieve the long-lasting results you have always wanted.


In-Office Teeth Whitening in Lakewood

If you wish to experience significant color change in a short period of time, in-office whitening performed by your dentist is an appropriate solution for your smile enhancement.  This is the most popular of dental procedures in the world today.  Unlike at-home whitening systems, in-office whitening takes place under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled, pain-free use of a relatively high concentration of bleaching gel, which yields immediate results. 


Stains that are best removed with in-office whitening are discolorations caused by aging, consumption of certain foods and tobacco use.  No other teeth whitening procedure produces faster, safer results than in-office whitening because it is closely monitored and performed by your dentist.  Gum and tooth sensitivity are more controllable, as well, due to the thicker peroxide gels and the use of desensitizers during treatment. 


Take-Home Custom Teeth Whitening Trays

Many dentists offer the option for professionally dispensed take-home whitening kits.  Professionally dispensed trays are much more controlled, easier to use and produces better results than over-the-counter whitening.  The whitening trays give the most flexibility to patients and are easy to use for touching up your teeth every few months to maintain a sparkling smile. 


Whitening trays dispensed by your dentist work similarly to over-the-counter kits, but in order to start the process, your dentist will make a custom mold of your teeth so that the tray is custom-fitted to your mouth.  This lessens the likelihood of irritation and keeping contact between the bleaching agent and your gums to a minimum. 


Teeth whitening results are subjective, varying considerably from person to person.  Before beginning your whitening process, consult Dr. Ronald Morse for a realistic idea of the results you are likely to achieve and how long it should take to achieve them.  Your expectations play a significant role in the teeth whitening process. 


If you have stained and discolored teeth and want your smile to shine brighter, call (303) 279-6929 or use the online Appointment Request to see what available teeth whitening procedure in Lakewood is right for you.  You will not be disappointed with the results. 

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.