You are what you eat? Maybe not, but you do feel what you eat. Research suggests that certain foods affect mood—for better or worse. Dietary changes can trigger chemical and physiological changes within the brain that alter our behavior and emotions. “Most people understand the link between what they eat and […]
It’s no secret that a busy schedule can cause stress. But if you’re responding to the stress in your life by grinding your teeth, you could be doing serious damage to your smile.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can wreak havoc on the surface of your teeth and the muscles around your jaw, causing symptoms like sore jaw, headache, and earache. If left untreated, bruxism can even contribute to TMJ dysfunctional and other serious problems like insomnia, eating disorders, and depression.
But because many patients who suffer from bruxism grind their teeth unconsciously while they’re asleep at night, is relief actually possible?
It is with a nightguard from Dr. Radz.
Traditional fillings made of metal, also called amalgams, can help save your smile. But their dark gray color can also be embarrassing for patients.
That’s why Dr. Gary Radz is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings as a cosmetic alternative. Made of silicon dioxide, your tooth-colored fillings—also known as composite resins—can be made to match the exact shade of your teeth.
In fact, we’re confident that you tooth-colored fillings will so closely match the rest of your mouth that no one besides us will even know you have them.
But the benefits of composite resins don’t stop there.
When you visit the dentist for a restorative dentistry procedure or replacement teeth, you’ll have impressions taken of your teeth.
Traditionally, impressions have been an uncomfortable procedure for patients. With all that gooey putty in your mouth, it’s easy to feel claustrophobic. And if you have a sensitive gag reflex-forget about it!
Our patient’s comfort is always a concern and we want appointments at our office to be stress-free. Technology is one way we are able to make dental treatments more pleasant, and thanks to iTero, taking impressions has never been easier. Now you can sit back and relax while we take high-resolution images of your teeth! With iTero, there’s no need for trays or putty. Instead, Dr. Radz will simply use a handheld wand to comfortably take a 3D image of your teeth in as little as three to five minutes. You can even watch our progress on a nearby monitor.
Gum disease is a ruthless offender. This bacterial infection of the gums attacks healthy tissue with the goal of destroying the bonds that hold teeth and gums together. It also impacts overall health, putting you at risk for serious whole-body complications, including heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, dementia, diabetes complications, and more.
At the Downtown Denver office of dentist, lecturer, and author Dr. Gary Radz, we’ll work with you to keep gum disease at bay. By focusing on prevention and providing non-invasive therapies to combat gum disease, Dr. Radz improves overall health and wellbeing. […]
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. […]
Look in the mirror and smile. Do you like the way your teeth look? Be honest. Many adults with crowded, overlapping, or widely spaced teeth want to change the appearance of their smiles, but they’re apprehensive about orthodontic treatment. In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, Denver’s Dr. Gary Radz wants you to know that you have choices when it comes to improving your smile. The doctor offers innovative short-term orthodontic techniques to optimally align teeth without the unpleasant appearance of metal.
A Few Facts…
If you need orthodontic treatment, you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly 5 million people in the US and Canada are currently receiving orthodontic care. And over 1 million of those are adults, some of whom are choosing braces for the first time, and others who have opted to have braces again after wearing them as kids. […]
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. […]
Over time, teeth can lose their sparkle. One day, you look in the mirror and notice that your once-white smile is now lifeless and unexciting. You’re not alone. Millions of Americans visit the dentist each year to whiten their smiles. In fact, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) states that teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedure. (It’s one of the safest, too.)
Are you confused about the best way to whiten your smile? I’m Dr. Gary Radz, and I’ve helped countless patients just like you achieve bright, white smiles at my Downtown Denver office. Let me share some information with you to help you navigate the maze of teeth whitening options available today. […]
You may have heard bits and pieces of information about cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers through the years. Cosmetic dental procedures became hugely popular when the television show Extreme Makeover was on ABC. The starring dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman, completed amazing smile transformations that changed the appearance and confidence of his patients. I think that Extreme Makeover showed America just how awesome cosmetic dentistry can be, and that’s how the procedures became so very popular.
There are a few key procedures most commonly used in smile makeovers. I’m going to give you brief explanations so that you can better understand what’s available to you in my downtown Denver dental office. I’ve been through extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, and I also teach courses on some of the following techniques. If you schedule a smile makeover consultation, I’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with options to address your main smile imperfections. […]