Blog Archive

Someone’s First Dentist Visit? Here’s What to Expect Sep 22nd, 2020

The dentist industry’s worth $137.6 billion and for good reason. 7 billion people on the planet mean 7 billion tooth-filled mouths. Whether you’re seeking a dentist for your kid or you’ve procrastinated your own visits, dentists are crucial for oral health. If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know nothing’s worse. Oral health impacts cardiovascular,...

5 Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist Before Getting Braces Jul 14th, 2020

An estimated 50 to 70 percent of U.S. children get braces before adulthood. Having straight teeth has become a societal norm in North America. This is made evident by a survey from 2012 reporting that 38% of Americans wouldn’t consider a second date with a person with misaligned teeth. Are you considering...

Dentists Advice on How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During COVID-19 Apr 23rd, 2020

Did you know that oral hygiene not only reduces the chance of dental disease but also impacts your overall health? With non-emergency dental care on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining oral hygiene is entirely up to you. To do that, some dentist’s advice on how to keep your teeth healthy goes...

The Pros of Invisalign Jan 31st, 2020

Invisalign is different from regular dental braces because its looks are non-obtrusive, although it provides the same outcome you would expect from conventional braces, and then some. Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of using Invisalign! Straight teeth without the hassle of bulky braces Invisalign will help...

Do I Need Dental Bonding? Nov 29th, 2019

Dental Bonding can be an amazing solution to your cosmetic dentistry needs. It is a cost-effective way to fix teeth that are chipped, broken, and stained. The procedure is simple. First, a tooth-colored material is used and is later made into the right shape and hardens. The specialist will then...

How Early Do I Take My Baby to the Dentist? Sep 30th, 2019

At University Dental Arts, our professionals get asked this question a lot. New mothers and fathers can have many questions surrounding baby teeth. When do babies get their first tooth? Teeth can appear as early as 6 months and as late as 12-14 months. The arrival of this important milestone...

Teeth Whitening: At-Home(DIY) vs. Professional Treatments Jul 26th, 2019

Having whiter teeth is not just a matter of good looks. For most people, great-looking teeth can be essential as a confidence booster! It is not surprising to see how popular teeth whitening services have become!  If you are looking to get your teeth whiter, you have many options at...

Sugar: Quantity or Duration? May 26th, 2019

We all go to great lengths to keep our teeth as healthy as possible. However, it’s easy to not understand the impact that sugar has on our teeth. One of the most common topics in relation to teeth health is definitely sugar intake. As you might know, sugary foods may...

The Dangers of Brushing too Hard Mar 27th, 2019

Teeth problems even when you brush every day? You might be putting too much strength into it! Brushing your teeth every day is very important. However, you couldactually do more harm than good if you don’t do it right! Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of brushing your...

Preparing Children to Visit the Dentist Jan 29th, 2019

It’s not just the kids: even grown-ups can scare easy before visiting the dentists! The good news? These fears are unfounded because dentists are caring, professional and knowledgeable individuals. They know how to make patients feel comfortable, in most situations. Having said that, children might benefit from a little extra...

Tips to Develop Healthy Brushing Habits in Children Nov 30th, 2018

Oral health is very important, yet often overlooked. Parents should make sure to teach their kids how to take care of their teeth properly from a very early age. Taking care of teeth early on in life will prevent many problems for years to come, and foster healthy tooth development....

Abrasion vs. Erosion | What is Tooth Enamel Loss? Sep 24th, 2018

Commonly known as the hard and outer surface layer of the teeth, tooth enamel protects the teeth against decay. Considered the hardest mineral substance in the body, it’s even stronger than bone. Despite its strength, acids from drinks and foods can pose a risk to teeth enamel. Over a long...

The Main Causes of Bad Breath May 28th, 2018

How does your breath smell? Bad breath has happened to all of us at one point or another. This is an unpleasant and common problem, but do you know the cause? 1. HygieneTo counteract bad breath, we first must look at the hygiene of your mouth. If you do not...

Periodontitis and Other Gum Diseases Mar 14th, 2018

Periodontitis is a severe inflammation of the gums in the mouth. If inflammation of the gums remains long, deeper parts of the supporting tissue of the teeth and molars (jaw bone, root cement and root membrane) can also become involved in the inflammatory process. Then periodontal degradation occurs. You then...

Healthy Dental Practices for a Healthy Smile Jan 8th, 2018

Though Oral hygiene is vitally important for maintaining your overall health and well being, it is actually quite easy to. But that’s fine Denverites! Listed here are a few dental practices that you should try to follow to avoid a negative visit to your Denver Dentist. Don’t forget to floss!...

Root Canal Treatment and Root Spot Inflammation Nov 30th, 2017

For a dentist, root canal treatment is a term that he or she often uses, but does the person in the dental chair know what will happen during a root canal? Another word for a root canal is nerve treatment. When is a root canal treatment necessary? What is root...

Removing a Wisdom Tooth Sep 6th, 2017

Removing a wisdom tooth is pretty scary. It is a routine treatment for dentists and oral surgeons, but it can be frightening for the patient. Family and friends may have told you stories about a painful procedure, not being able to eat, and being sick or inflamed. Everyone knows someone...

What is a Dental Implant? Jul 23rd, 2017

An implant is an artificial root tooth implanted in the place of a natural tooth. Implants take the form of a screw inserted into the jaw bone. The implant consists of three parts: a titanium screw, a construction that protrudes above the gums, and a porcelain crown that is manufactured...

Understanding & Treating Sleep Apnea May 31st, 2017

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder where you stop getting the proper amount of oxygen at night when you are sleeping. There are several reasons for a person to have sleep Apnea. It is common in overweight people, men with a barrel shaped chest, and men in general, having a...

Food That’s Good for Your Teeth Mar 9th, 2017

Whether we’re sitting down for dinner, digging through the fridge for a midnight snack or grabbing a quick bite to eat with some friends, our choice of foods are usually governed by our stomachs and our taste buds. Keeping a balanced diet may also come into play as well, but...

When Should I take my Baby to the Dentist? (And Who’s Going to Help Me Through IT?) Dec 23rd, 2016

If you’re a new parent or perhaps expecting the newest addition to your family soon, one question you may have on your list is “When should I start thinking about a dentist visit for my little one?”. Surprisingly, the answer frames a timeline earlier than most parents expect. The ideal...

Sensitive Teeth – What Causes Sensitivity and How to Control the Pain Oct 11th, 2016

Just about everyone has, at one time or another, endured the pain of sensitive teeth. Whether it’s triggered by cold foods and liquids or simply chewing regularly, tooth sensitivity can become a bothersome burden if left unchecked. Did you know that our teeth are most sensitive between the ages of...

Why Most Americans Have Some Sort of Gum Disease Aug 16th, 2016

About eighty percent of all Americans have some sort of periodontal gum disease (source: American Dental Hygienists’ Association). Mostly seen in adults, the percentage of those with the disease increase as age increases. Here are a few interesting facts regarding Gum Disease from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

Fill the Gap: Treatments for Tooth Gaps Mar 18th, 2016

Here at University Dental Arts, we take great care to ensure that each patient undergoes the right treatment for their needs. This is allowed us to become one of the leading dental practices in the greater Denver area. When it comes to treating tooth gaps, there are advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments and...

Treatment Options for Chipped Teeth Dec 18th, 2015

A chipped tooth can affect more than just the appearance of a smile. It can be an indication of oral health problems on the horizon. Once a tooth is structurally compromised, it is vulnerable to further damage, which can lead to excruciating pain and costly treatment down the road. If...

Bad Dental Habits That you Should Avoid Sep 18th, 2015

When it comes to having a healthy and beautiful smile, patients in and around the greater Denver area can count on the team at University Dental Arts. We offer comprehensive general dentistry services, including tips and basic do’s and don’ts for lastng dental wellness. With that in mind, let’s look at...

The Effects of Smoking on Oral Health Jun 18th, 2015

Patients in the Denver area can trust the team at University Dental Arts to offer the best dental care possible. This includes restorative dentistry procedures to improve health and wellness as well as cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance smile aesthetics. We also believe in preventative care and total wellness as a way...

Tooth-colored Fillings offer Patients Long Term Restoration Mar 18th, 2015

Preserving the health of the teeth is important. While general dentistry services allow some patients to avoid dental complications all together, it is not at all unusual for patients to develop mild to moderate degrees of decay, or to experience an injury that results in mild trauma. In these cases, restorative...

Root Planing and Scaling: The Deep Cleaning Process Mar 3rd, 2015

At University Dental Arts, we are committed to helping patients in the greater Denver area achieve excellent dental health and wellness. This includes the latest in advanced restorative dentistry to ennhance dental health. That said, the old standbys are still important when it comes to general dental wellness, which is why...

The Dangers of Dry Mouth Feb 1st, 2015

If you suffer from dry mouth, it’s important to understand the dangers this condition poses to your oral health. If you have already experienced damage from dry mouth, restorative dentistry treatments can reverse damage and restore the appearance of your smile. Denver cosmetic dentist David Redford offers this overview to help...

Teeth Grinding Treatment: Reducing Pain and Preventing Damage Jan 2nd, 2015

The team at University Dental Arts has provided patients in the greater Denver area with the latest in advanced restorative dentistry, with a focus on improving dental health and total wellness. This approach is especially important when addressing teeth grinding (bruxism), a problem that many people experience. Let’s take a moment...

Are You a Suitable Candidate for a Custom Mouth Guard? Dec 2nd, 2014

If you are asking yourself whether you could benefit from a custom mouth guard, then the answer is almost certainly yes, you probably could. In fact, there are millions of people who could benefit from wearing custom mouth guards who either wear cheap store-bought alternatives or who don’t wear a...

Restore Your Smile with Dental Bridge Treatment Nov 2nd, 2014

Most people are familiar with dentures for replacing a full set of teeth, but what do you do when you’re only missing one or two teeth? Dental bridges offer a solution for replacing inpidual teeth and restoring dental function. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental bridges, or to...

Over-the-counter Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening Oct 2nd, 2014

These days, it seems like you can’t watch an hour of television without encountering at least one commercial for a teeth whitening product. While many of these over-the-counter products are harmless, and some actually produce beneficial effects, none can match the safety and efficacy of professional in-office and at-home teeth whitening...

Both Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers offer Cosmetic Enhancements for Your Smile Sep 1st, 2014

Ideally, the smile should be filled with healthy, strong teeth, and, if most patients had their choice, those teeth would also be bright, white, and attractive. While many patients may not be able to achieve that ideal smile naturally, there are many dental treatments available that can help patients correct...

Halting Halitosis: Bad Breath Causes and Treatments Aug 2nd, 2014

There is nothing that can affect a person’s self-confidence more drastically than learning that he or she suffers from bad breath. Bad breath can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, from professional relationships to romantic entanglements. Many people with chronic halitosis eventually just give up, hiding away in...

Protect Your Teeth from Gum Recession Jul 3rd, 2014

Gum recession is a gradual process that often goes unnoticed, and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and other oral health problems. Fortunately, teeth damaged by gum recession can be repaired with restorative dentistry treatments. Whether or not you undergo restorative dentistry treatments, it is important to treat and prevent...

Invisalign® Offers Teens a Discreet and Convenient Orthodontic Treatment Jun 4th, 2014

Alignment problems are the cause of a great many dental concerns. Teeth that are overcrowded or misaligned can create discomfort, make oral functions difficult, and may be difficult to clean, increasing the risks of oral health problems. In addition, a crooked smile is far from the aesthetic ideal most have...

Achieve a Perfect Smile with These Top Teeth Straightening Treatments May 3rd, 2014

Advances in dentistry have led to a variety of teeth straightening options to fit the unique needs of each patient. Some of these treatments can create straight, uniform teeth in a fraction of the time of traditional braces while being discreet and unnoticeable. To find out which treatments are suitable...

Expanding Porcelain Veneers Lifespan and Understanding Replacement Apr 1st, 2014

Porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile. By placing thin shells of porcelain on the front of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist can cover embarrassing flaws such as cracks, stains, and misshapen teeth. Before placing porcelain veneers, Dr. David Redford will remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the...

Teeth Whitening Risks Can Be Avoided with a Little Care Mar 11th, 2014

Teeth whitening options are on every corner and everyone wants a sparkling Hollywood smile. But not everyone is swayed immediately. Some pause, thinking: I wonder what could go wrong? For most people, teeth whitening is a popular and safe option for dramatically improving their appearance. But everyone still needs to be aware...

What to Look for When Choosing a Family Dentist Feb 20th, 2014

Some of the most important decisions that a person will make is who to trust to care for themselves and their family. This includes choosing a family dentist that can be trusted to meet all of your family’s oral health needs while creating a comfortable and friendly environment in which...

Types of Tooth Discoloration Jan 22nd, 2014

Everybody wants a white, radiant smile. However, certain lifestyle habits or genetic factors may be preventing you from achieving the tooth shade you desire. Fortunately, tooth discoloration is entirely treatable in most instances. A qualified dentist can suggest various teeth whitening options that are suitable for you. It is important to understand what causes...

The Importance of Regular Dental Exams Dec 17th, 2013

You probably already have a good understanding of the importance of keeping your teeth in good shape with regular flossing and brushing. However, a biannual exam with a certified dentist is not only vital to the oral health of Denver patients but also to their overall health. Taking good care of your...

Family Dentistry Services Dec 4th, 2013

When it comes to family dentistry, there is truly something for everyone. From routine teeth cleaning to more involved dental work, the benefits of making regular appointments with a qualified family dentist are numerous for Denver patients of all ages. Maintaining good oral health is not only essential for the teeth, gums,...

Nitrous Oxide and Relaxation Dentistry Oct 23rd, 2013

One of our highest priorities is to ensure your visit to University Dental Arts is a comfortable, relaxed, and pleasant experience. In that respect, we want to share some information about our relaxation dentistry options. You’ve probably heard about “laughing gas,” but maybe you’ve been too embarrassed to ask about...

Prices and Payment Options for Dental Implants Sep 22nd, 2013

Dental implants have been growing rapidly in popularity as an effective way to replace damaged or missing teeth and restore a healthy and natural smile. If you’re a candidate for a dental implant, you may have questions about the cost, the role of dental insurance, and what payment options are...

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist Sep 16th, 2013

When you choose a cosmetic dentist, it is important to choose a qualified candidate. At University Dental Arts, we want Denver residents to make an educated choice when choosing a dentist. Please take the following points into consideration when searching for a cosmetic dentistry practice.   Experience When you go to the...

Costs and Payment Options for Porcelain Veneers Aug 9th, 2013

One of the most versatile and popular dental care treatments in recent years has been porcelain dental veneers. They’re an extremely popular option for achieving smile makeover results, but that are not an inexpensive treatment option. The team at our cosmetic dentistry center would like to discuss porcelain veneers and go over...

How Long Does the Dental Implant Treatment Process Take? Aug 2nd, 2013

Teeth that are severely damaged or those that have been lost to damage or decay often create a source of embarrassment for our patients. Physical discomfort is also often a result of decayed or missing teeth. Even the simplest tasks can become difficult when the teeth are unhealthy. If tooth...

Dental Care Services for Families Jul 4th, 2013

As your child is growing, it’s important that he or she undergoes regular dental treatment. Those childhood years are crucial for overall growth and development. In fact, good habits and good dental care as a child can help improve overall wellness and dental health in the long run. That’s why...

Dangers of Tooth Erosion Mar 14th, 2013

There are plenty of different dental problems that our team treats on a regular basis. Some of them our patients have a generally good understanding about, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Others patients don’t have as good a handle on. That’s especially true of tooth erosion, which many...

Top Treatments for Cavities Feb 28th, 2013

One of the most common dental problems that people face is tooth decay, and yet there are many different misconceptions about what tooth decay is and what causes it to happen. The team at our Denver cosmetic dentistry center would like to take a moment right now to look at the basics...

Root Canal Therapy Feb 14th, 2013

You have probably heard of root canal therapy before but may be unaware of what it actually involves. That’s not surprising given how many different misconceptions there are about the root canal. In fact, its reputation for pain and undue discomfort is unwarranted given advances in dental technology and dental...

University Dental Arts Launches Feb 13th, 2013

University Dental Arts – a cosmetic and contemporary dentistry practice in Denver, Colorado – has launched an all-new website in conjunction with its new downtown office location. Located in downtown Denver, University Dental Arts is a premier dental practice that places an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry and preventive treatment using...

How to Care for Your Porcelain Veneers Jan 14th, 2013

Porcelain veneers are a wonderful way to create a beautiful, flawless smile. Though porcelain veneers are extremely durable, you will need to take care of them to make them last as long as possible. Denver cosmetic dentist David Redford offers these tips for the aftercare of your porcelain veneers.   Caring for...

Effective Care for Periodontal Disease Dec 31st, 2012

Gum disease is an infection that affects the bones and tissues that support and surround the teeth. It is an incredibly common condition that affects many of our Denver cosmetic dentistry patients. Fortunately, it can be completely eradicated when treated in its earliest stages. While this is true, gum disease can be...

Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates Dec 30th, 2012

Many people in need of serious dental treatment are dealing with several different dental problems simultaneously. Restoring the dental health of such patients will require involved dental treatments. When patients visit our Denver cosmetic dentistry center, we will be sure to discuss all of their options for effective care in full detail....

How to Choose a Dentist Dec 27th, 2012

If you are searching for a dentist, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of professionals practicing in your local area. In big cities such as Denver, prospective patients will find that there are dozens of dental practices in their immediate area. While access to a large number of...

Finding an Affordable Cosmetic Dentist Dec 26th, 2012

If you are searching for an affordable cosmetic dentist in Denver, look no further than Dr. David Redford of University Dental Arts. Dr. Redford is committed to providing patients with high quality dental care at fair and reasonable prices. Some dental practices may cut the costs of their services by not...

Natural Looking Restorations for Dental Implants Dec 20th, 2012

Dental implant restorations offer a permanent and secure solution in tooth replacement. Dental implant restorations have the power to not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but also the function of your teeth. If you are looking for a Denver cosmetic dentist for your dental implant restoration, we welcome you to...

Aesthetic Flaws that can be Treated with Smile Makeovers Dec 17th, 2012

Smile makeovers are becoming more common than most people think. Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made is possible for dentists to create beautiful smiles that look completely natural. Denver cosmetic dentist David Redford uses high quality dental materials and effective techniques to treat tooth discoloration, misalignment issues, and missing teeth. Learn more...

Is Instant Orthodontics Really Possible with Veneers? Dec 13th, 2012

If you’ve dreamed of having a beautifully straight smile, but don’t want to endure wearing metal braces, instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers may be just the solution you’ve been looking for! For many patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles, porcelain veneers are a wonderful option to...

Implant-Supported vs Removable Dec 12th, 2012

Having a great smile means having teeth that look their absolute best. This is a difficult feat if you are missing multiple teeth, however. In order to address this, many people visit with a Denver cosmetic dentist in order to get dentures. Dentures can make a major difference in terms of dental...

Metal vs Tooth-Colored Fillings Nov 14th, 2012

These days, filling a cavity doesn’t require the loss of a tooth or the removal of healthy enamel. Technological advances in dentistry and recent innovations in filling materials have made restoring the structural integrity of tooth easier and safer. Dr. David Redford, our Denver dental fillings expert, offers two choices of filling...

Inlays and Onlays Treatment Oct 14th, 2012

Our mouth is an ideal environment in which bacteria can grow, so it is likely that we will experience some degree of tooth decay. The most common treatment for minor cases of tooth decay is a dental filling. When tooth decay has gone too far to be treated with a...

Dental Bonding Uses Sep 14th, 2012

We all know the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene habits. Unfortunately, with the busy lives we lead, sometimes our dental habits may be less than perfect. Even those who routinely brush and floss will most likely experience some oral health problems. At Dr. David Redford’s Denver cosmetic dentistry practice, dental bonding...

Popular Smile Makeover Treatments Aug 13th, 2012

Dental imperfections, such as crooked or discolored teeth, often cause our dental patients to feel insecure about the appearance of their smiles. Denver cosmetic dentist David Redford believes that no patient should ever have to feel insecure because of the appearance of his or her smile. Dr. Redford combines and customizes smile...