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Women’s Hormonal Changes Linked to Gum Disease

A recent review of women’s health studies has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease. Hormonal changes that women naturally go through such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause have been shown to fluctuate women’s hormones so much so that they can change conditions in the mouth and allow bacteria to grow, […]

6 Habits That Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs from the buildup of plaque acids on your teeth. After eating a meal or snack, bacteria in your mouth start working (they’re especially fond of meals that contain carbohydrates and sugars) and break down leftover particles of food, which produces acids. The acids then combine with debris in the mouth to form […]

Coke or Water?

There seems to be an ongoing debate about the health hazards of soft drinks, but do you know all the facts? We all know that water is a much healthier alternative for your mouth, but what other health problems do soft drinks cause? We found some interesting statistics on water vs. coke… check them out:

Water

75% […]

9 Super Foods to Boost Your Oral Health

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has released the findings of an important study on the most health friendly foods. Here are some of the most important foods that help keep gums and teeth healthy:

Basil – this herb helps reduce the bacteria film in the mouth and is also a natural antibiotic.
Broccoli – keeps anti-acid […]

Gum Disease Therapy Denver and News on Plaque and Blood Clots

Scientists in Ireland have been tackling an oral bacteria that is related to causing the formation of blood clots and endocarditis, an inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. The bacteria, streptococcus gordonii, is a normal inhabitant of the mouth and contributes to plaque that forms on the surface of […]

Dental Hygiene Important For Your Whole Body, Not Just Your Smile

Dental cavities and tooth decay is one of the most common medical conditions experienced by Americans and the single most common disease of childhood.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 19 percent of children have untreated cavities and approximately 41 percent of children have decay in their “baby teeth.” This […]

Subtle Straightening with Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®

Sure, everyone wants straight, beautiful teeth, but no one wants to run around town with a mouth full of metal. It’s inescapable… braces invoke images of adolescence and bring back painful memories of awkward teenage years. Thankfully, Dr. Radz can help you achieve a straighter smile subtly using one of two methods. Invisalign® Clear Braces and Six Month Smiles® offer patients dramatic results, and both are virtually undetectable. […]

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Protect Your Teeth and Gums to Protect Your Overall Health

While it has long been known that the types of food we put into our mouths have a direct effect upon the health of our bodies, few people really consider how maintaining a healthy smile can lead to a healthier body. The results of these studies indicate that individuals can take steps to an overall […]

Advice from Your Denver Dentist: Foods to Feed Your Smile

Watch what you put in your mouth. The foods you eat affect whole-body health and weight issues, but they also impact your risk for develop gum disease, tooth decay, and sensitive teeth – and even oral cancer.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults and has been linked to increased potential for heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, and a list of health problems.
Cavities ruin teeth. Also called dental caries, tooth decay is the second most common health disorder next to the common cold.
Sensitive teeth are painful. It’s not surprising that people with sensitive teeth don’t brush regularly – because it hurts.

For a good smile, stay away from bad foods, and it won’t get ugly… […]

Colorado Oral Health: Are You Smiling?

Kids’ Oral Health

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tells us that in our state, kids miss nearly eight million hours of school each year because of oral pain.
It’s not surprising when you consider the most prevalent childhood disease in America is dental caries, or tooth decay.

Adults’ Oral Health

Only ten percent of Americans have never had a cavity.
One out of three Americans didn’t visit the dentist last year.
Gum disease can lead to many overall health problems, including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke, heart attack, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, low-weight births, diabetes complications.
Oral cancer claims nearly eight thousand American lives annually, and most patients don’t live past five years. Early detection and treatment shows an 80% better survival rate. More men than women have oral cancer.
Fifty million Americans have no teeth.
Seventy percent of tooth loss is caused by gum disease.
When a missing tooth isn’t replaced, up to 20% of surrounding teeth will be lost within eight years.
Twenty-five million Americans avoid the dentist because of phobia, stress, or anxiety. […]