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Fort Collins dentist offers weekly college football contest

We at Front Range Dental Center are getting excited about NCAA Football. For the 2012 College Football season, the Fort Collins dentists will be having a weekly contest on their Facebook Page dedicated to College Football. The Fort Collins dentists will have a football game of the week! Throughout the season, the games will be from many different football conferences. The game of the week will be announced on Monday morning.

For the contest, the Front Range Dental Center Facebook Fan will need to post the team you think will win and what you think the final score will be to our Facebook Page. The weekly winner will be given a gift card to one of the businesses in Front Range Village. The weekly winner will need to choose the winning team and their score will need to be the closest to the actual score

You can post on our Facebook page up to game time.  Winners will be announced the following week.

Good Luck from your Fort Collins Dentist, Front Range Dental Center!

Whiter Teeth in Fort Collins

Do you have any special plans this summer? Are you going to a wedding, a class reunion, or a special vacation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is not too late to see Fort Collins Dentist, Dr. Kathryn Radtke, for Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching for whiter teeth. Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching is a teeth whitening system that works! It is a month long teeth whitening process to give you a brighter smile. Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching™ is only offered by a few select Fort Collins dentists.

For more information on Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching, please click on this link. To make an appointment for Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching with Dr. Radtke, or one of our Fort Collins dentists, please give us a call at 970-673-7321. Front Range Dental Center is located in Southeast Fort Collins in the Front Range Village Shopping Center, just above Spooner’s Frozen Yogurt.

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Front Range Dental Center Welcomes Our New Oral Surgeon

Are you having pain with your wisdom teeth? Do you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted this summer? Are you looking for an Oral Surgeon in Fort Collins who is able to get you in quickly? Dr. Aric Murphy, the newest Oral Surgeon in Fort Collins, has just moved to Northern Colorado and will start seeing patients the second week of July.

Dr. Aric Murphy is available for wisdom teeth consultation and extractions starting this week. The Fort Collins Oral Surgeon will be in network with many different PPO insurances.

To make an appointment with Fort Collins Oral Surgeon Dr. Aric Murphy, please call 970-673-7321 to make an appointment. Dr. Murphy’s office is located in the Front Range Village Shopping Center, just above Spooner’s Frozen Yogurt in Southeast Fort Collins.

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Snap-On Smile Now Offered at Front Range Dental Center

Fort Collins dentist, Dr. Brad Eckhardt, recently received certification to offer Snap-On Smile at Front Range Dental Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Snap on Smile is a quick and easy way to achieve the smile that you have always wanted. Snap-On Smile is ideal for: a beautiful smile at your wedding, a better smile for your new job interview, a family or school reunion and increasing your self esteem.

For more information on Snap-On Smile, please check out the information sections on our website.

Snap On Smile is being offered at Front Range Dental Center. Front Range Dental Center is located above Spooner’s Frozen Yogurt in the Front Range Village Shopping center in Fort Collins. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 970-673-7321 or online at this link.

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10 Unusual Facts About Teeth

We at Front Range Dental Center, your Fort Collins dentist, would like to share ten strange and interesting facts about teeth!

  1. The average adult human will have 32 teeth: four canines, eight incisors, eight premolars twelve molars, and four wisdom teeth.
  2. A person develops two sets of teeth in his entire lifetime. The first set is also known as your ‘baby teeth’ which will start to lose by the time you reach six or seven years old.
  3. Human teeth start when the fetus is in the womb. Teeth start to form about six months before you are born!
  4. It is estimated that the average human produces 100,000 gallons of saliva over their lifetime.
  5. In the People’s Republic of China, September 20 is ‘Love your Teeth Day’.
  6. In ancient China, tiny parchment container incantations and prays were wrapped teeth that had toothaches.
  7. It took Chinese dentist Yu Quin 15 years to build an eight foot statue from 28,000 diseased teeth. He started the tower in 1993.
  8. During the middle ages in Germany, kissing a donkey was thought to be a cure for a toothache.
  9. In England during the 1800’s, people who had fake teeth or dentures ate in their bedrooms before an event. This helped prevent embarrassment of having their teeth fall out while dining.
  10. Until the nineteenth century, some dentures were created from animal bone or tusks, but most dentures were made from teeth of dead soldiers.

Questions about Dentistry? Just give us a call and ask!

Patient Chooses Front Range Dental

Front Range Dental Center PLLC serves Fort Collins, Windsor, Timnath, Loveland, Ault, and Cheyenne.

Patient chooses Front Range Dental Center because of Clear Correct!

Recently, one of our dental patients inquired about invisible braces during his routine dental exam.  The patient came to Front Range Dental Center because he wanted to see a dentist in Fort Collins who offered Clear Correct invisible braces.  The patient had braces when he was younger, but he stopped wearing his retainers over 10 years ago.    Over time, the patient’s teeth moved and needed to be realigned.

The patient wanted to have his teeth straightened, but did not want to wear traditional metal braces.   Fort Collins dentist Dr. Kathryn Radtke, talked to him about the benefits of Clear Correct, the cost of Clear Correct braces, and the time the patients would be wearing the Clear Correct clear aligners.

After doing research on the cost of Clear Correct compared to another invisible aligner system, the patient decided to go with Front Range Dental Center for his clear braces.  The patient is currently fitted for Clear Correct by his Fort Collins dentist, Kathryn Radtke.

If you have any questions on Clear Correct please contact your friendly dentist in Fort Collins. Please call us at 970-673-7321. Front Range Dental Center PLLC serves Fort Collins, Windsor, Timnath, Loveland, Ault, and Cheyenne.


Dentistry has come a long way

There’s an interesting article over at about the history of dental care and how far we have come:

The exhibit at the new Los Gatos Art Center, 242 N. Santa Cruz Ave., runs the gamut from Native American tooth extractors with wooden handles to a 1930 photo of the “New Art Painless Dentist,” who would trade food or anything of value for tooth services.

“In the last couple of decades dentistry techniques and materials have really improved,” Dr. Ahmed Moneim said. “Nowadays we practice evidence-based dentistry, which combines experience and clinical research.” That research, for instance, allows people to keep their teeth longer

You can read more about the exhibit at this link!

Braces in Fort Colllins – Orthodontics

Braces in Fort Collins

Once or twice a week, one of our patients will ask our Fort Collins dentists about braces. The most common questions our dentists are asked are “Who is the best orthodontist in Fort Collins?”and “Where in Fort Collins would you send your own children for braces? These are very great questions about braces. In a three mile radius of our dental office in Fort Collins there are 8 different orthodontists. Of those 8 different orthodontists, there is not one orthodontist that we would not send our own children too. There are also great orthodontists in Loveland and Windsor.

Another option for braces would be seeing Dr. Radtke and Dr. Eckhardt. Both dentists are trained to offer Clear Correct invisible braces (aligners). Clear Correct is a great option to straighten your teeth, without able to having to have brackets put on your teeth.

If you have any questions on the cost of Clear Correct, or how long you have to wear Clear Correct invisible braces, please contact your friendly Fort Collins dentist. The dentists at Front Range Dental Center would be happy to go over different options for braces with you. Please call us at 970-673-7321. Front Range Dental Center PLLC serves Fort Collins, Windsor, Timnath, Loveland, Ault, and Cheyenne.

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10 Toothbrush Facts

Front Range Dental Center PLLC serves Fort Collins, Windsor, Timnath, Loveland,  Ault, and Cheyenne.

Ten unique facts on the toothbrush from Front Range Dental Center!

  • The dentists at Front Range Dental Center suggest that you replace your toothbrush after you have the flu, a cold or another viral infection. If the toothbrush is not replaced, microbes on the toothbrush bristles could lead to re-infection.
  • Always keep your toothbrush at least six feet away from the toilet. When the toilet is flushed, airborne particles can travel up to six feet.
  • Blue toothbrushes are the most popular color, followed by red tooth brushes
  • Your Fort Collins dentist recommends replacing your manual toothbrush every three month. If you have gum disease, the dentists suggest replacing your toothbrush once every 4-6 weeks.
  • Putting a cap on toothbrush can cause bacteria growth by trapping in moisture.
  • The first known toothbrush with bristles originated in China in 1948. The first toothbrush was made of bone or bamboo with hog bristles. The first modern toothbrush with nylon was introduced 1938 by the DuPont company.
  • The first electric toothbrush was sold by the Squibb (Bristol Meyer Squibb) company in 1956 in Europe and 1959 in the US.
  • A study by the Academy of General Dentistry reported the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day. The dentists at Front Range Dental Center suggest you brush 2-3 minutes at least twice a day.
  • Americans spend over $850 million a year on toothbrushes
  • Women brush their teeth more often than men.

If you are looking for the best toothbrush for yourself, please ask Dr. Radtke, Dr. Behrens, or Dr. Eckhardt during you next dental visit.  Front Range Dental Center is located in the Front Range Village Shopping Center near the intersection of Harmony and Ziegler in Southeast Fort Collins.  We look forward to being your dentist in Fort Collins!

A Gentle Reminder…

As we near the end of 2011, Front Range Dental Center would like to remind our dental patients to take advantage of any unused dental benefits. Every year you receive a maximum amount from your dental insurance company – make sure to use all available benefits to complete any outstanding treatment. Almost all plans do not let you rollover unused dollars to the next benefit year. If you have funds set aside in a flexible spending account (FSA) or healthcare saving account (HSA), now is the time to schedule treatment so your co-payment amounts can be applied to this year’s deductions. Call Front Range Dental Center today at (970) 673-7321 to schedule your dental appointment. We find that the holiday season is always our “busy time.” We look forward to seeing you soon. Please call or email us with any questions.

Front Range Dental Center is your Fort Collins Colorado Dentist!

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