Category: Oral Health

Women’s Hormonal Changes Linked to Gum Disease

July 27, 2012

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, enter the bloodstream, and intensify certain health issues such as bone loss, fetal death and pre-term...

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6 Habits That Help Prevent Tooth Decay

May 1, 2012

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 a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque tends to deposit on molars and near the gum line of teeth. Plaque acids build up...

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Coke or Water?

April 24, 2012

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% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In 37% of Americans the thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger. Mild...

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9 Super Foods to Boost Your Oral Health

April 16, 2012

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 film from forming on teeth, thus preventing dental erosion. Cheese - helps neutralize bacteria in the mouth, preventing...

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Gum Disease Therapy Denver and News on Plaque and Blood Clots

April 13, 2012

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 teeth. When these bacteria enter into the blood stream through bleeding gums they can create health issues such as...

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

March 29, 2012

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 is a health statistic that has not improved since the 1970s and recent studies are indicting a...

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Subtle Straightening with Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®

July 23, 2011

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. Invisalign...

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Protect Your Teeth and Gums to Protect Your Overall Health

June 27, 2011

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 healthier lifestyle by developing proper oral hygiene and periodontal care. Regular check-ups and cleanings with a dentist can play a large part in...

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Advice from Your Denver Dentist: Foods to Feed Your Smile

May 14, 2010

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,...

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Colorado Oral Health: Are You Smiling?

April 23, 2010

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. ...

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