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Preventive Dentistry

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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 […]

Porcelain Veneers: Handcrafted Beauty for Stunning Denver Smiles

Are you unhappy with your smile but don’t know where to turn? Since 1999, residents of Downtown Denver and surrounding areas have trusted their smiles to renowned cosmetic dentist, author, and lecturer Dr. Gary Radz. He offers a variety of top-of-the-line aesthetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, to transform smiles.

Custom veneers aren’t just for celebrities. This wildly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is available to anyone who wants to change the appearance of chipped, stained, misshapen, or awkwardly spaced teeth.  […]

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Back to Basics: Preventive Dentistry from Your Downtown Denver Dentist

You read a lot about cosmetic dentistry to enhance flawed, chipped, or stained teeth. Restorative dentistry is a hot topic, too. Dental implants have changed the way people think about replacement teeth. The field of dentistry seems to be exploding with new technology and techniques. All this is fantastic! But today, let’s discuss the basis of a healthy smile: prevention.

Dr. Gary Radz focuses on the complete picture of your oral health, which means that he’ll give you a smile that looks terrific, feels great, and functions as it was originally intended. He’s a renowned cosmetic and restorative dentist with a reputation for creating beautiful smiles. But the doctor knows that you can’t build on a shaky foundation. That’s why he’s passionate about preventing problems before they start. […]

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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. […]

Denver Dentistry: Clear Braces & Porcelain Veneers Set Smiles Straight

Adults no longer have to compromise their mature, sophisticated image when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Dr. Radz knows how hard you’ve worked to polish your appearance, and he understands the need to maintain a beautiful smile.

Metal braces simply won’t do.

Now, with clear braces, Dr. Radz can straighten your teeth quickly and effectively, and you won’t look like a middle school student! Clear braces use gentle pressure to reposition teeth for an attractive, straight smile. In most cases, cosmetic orthodontics takes only six to twelve months. […]

Denver Athletes Prevent Injuries with Custom Mouthguards from Dr. Radz

When someone mentions protective gear for athletes, you probably think of helmets, shin guards, or knee pads. But here’s a surprising fact most people don’t know: of all sports injuries incurred, up to 40% involve an athlete’s face. Your precious smile may be at more risk than you’d realized! At Dr. Radz’s Denver office, we provide comfortable, effective, custom-made mouthguards to minimize possible injuries to your teeth and jaw. Whether you’re a hockey player or a skateboarder, a professional mouthguard can keep your teeth safe during activity.

There are several types of mouthguards available, including ready-made mouthguards you can buy at a department or sports apparel store. But mouthguards that are not made specifically for your mouth and with your needs in mind can be bulky, inhibit normal breathing and speaking, and be difficult to keep in your mouth during play. […]