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Dr. Greaves Blog

  Halloween is coming to Salt Lake City in just a few weeks.  Dentists all over Salt Lake County are both cringing and rejoicing. We decided to take a break from the best dental tips in Holladay and just give you some pointers on how you can have a safe Halloween. With Halloween only a few weeks away children all over the Wasatch Front have been planning...

"Benefits to Getting Your End of Year Dental Work Scheduled" October is the perfect time to be planning for the rest of the year. With snow on Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, we know that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. We...

  OK, this title is a little bit misleading. It implies that candy can sometimes be good for teeth. Let’s be clear. Candy is not good for teeth and any dentist in Salt Lake City, Holladay, or anywhere in the U.S. would tell you that the best candy for your teeth is no candy at all! But let’s be realistic. It’s October and Halloween is coming...

It’s time to face the truth about gum disease—no one wants it but most of us in Holladay and the greater Salt Lake City area have it. By the time we reach our 30’s and 40’s, most people in Utah and across the US will have some form of gum disease (periodontal disease). It can even start younger. Teenagers have even been known to have...

  Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Take the short quiz below to determine what you know about bleeding gums. True or False. Everyone’s gums bleed when they get older. True or False. It’s just part of life to have gums that bleed. True or False. If your gums start bleeding, there’s not a good way to stop them. The answer to all of...

Gum disease can come on subtly. Perhaps your gums ache after you floss. Perhaps you notice some blood when you brush. Maybe your gums look swollen. If you don’t take care of your gums and teeth, eventually,...

Flossing is something many people dread doing. It’s right up there with taking the garbage out or getting a blood draw. For some reason brushing doesn’t seem as hard. What people may not realize is how vital flossing is to the health of your mouth and once you get in the habit, you won’t want to go a day without doing it! What does flossing do...

Every parent battles with their kids over many issues. “Did you do your homework?” “Is your room clean?” “Did you clear your plate?” And of course the question, “Did you brush your teeth?” As parents, we want the best for our children. We want them to develop good habits that will last their entire lives. August is a great time of the year to regroup and...

It’s a tough situation—you have a young child that needs a root canal or another involved procedure. You and your dentist are worried that your child cannot sit still long enough to finish the procedure. What will happen if my child moves? Will their mouth be damaged? Will my child feel pain and be scared to return to the dentist again? Will this fear become...

  It’s August and soon, school will be back in session everywhere. It’s a happy time of the year for exhausted parents and a sad time of year for kids who don’t want summer to end. With school starting, parents are thinking about school supplies, backpacks, new school clothes, and lunch boxes. What is the best thing to put in those lunch boxes? So many convenience foods...