Saturday, November 2, 2013

Regular Trips to Your Denver Dentist Can Spare You from Heart Disease

"There used to be a time when brushing your teeth, flossing, and going to the office of a skilled Denver dentist was all about maintaining good oral hygiene, nothing more and nothing less. However, recent studies have established a link between good oral hygiene and a healthy heart. Thus, there is now an added benefit to brushing, flossing, and having your teeth and gums checked regularly. Roughly 700 different types of bacteria call your mouth home, and not observing proper oral hygiene allows these bacteria to thrive, according to numerous research projects. Not only do these bacteria cause a bevy of dental illnesses, they also ride down your throat when you swallow, increasing the risk of spreading these bacteria in your body. In fact, one study found that a certain bacteria strain that grows in an unclean mouth, when consumed, can harden and turn into heart plaque, clogging the arteries and causing heart attacks."

Friday, November 1, 2013

What to Expect After Your Denver Orthodontist Installs Your Braces

"Who wouldn't want a great smile complete with sparkling white teeth all perfectly aligned in a row? Braces can help achieve this image, but ask anyone who wore dental braces as a teenager about the experience and many will shudder from the memory. Emblazoned in their memories are the endless taunts about their mouth full of metal brackets, bulky headgear and unforgettable terms like “brace face.” If you're on the starting block of the brace race, there are things you need to know that will make the process easier and help you understand what to expect. For people who have crooked teeth or spaces in between their teeth, a trusted Denver orthodontist such as Dr. Charles Reed of Cody Dental Group will likely recommend braces. Horror stories regarding braces abound, though, such as lip cuts, intolerable pain, endless readjustment, and even monstrous head gear types—enough to scare off potential wearers. In reality, the severity of brace problems can be reduced as long as the p