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No one wants to have a dental emergency—ever!! None of us like pain or anything that could severely damage our smile. This summer, many of us are going to be a lot of the fun summer activities in Utah. You'll be at kid sporting events, camping, hiking, and boating. Hopefully nothing will happen to our teeth along the way, but what if something does? What...

Organized kid sports is a growing industry. Kids are playing more sports on more nights, on more teams. The parents that drive these kids around must be exhausted! Because of the amount of sports being played, the level and frequency of injury has grown as well. The American Dental Association estimates that 10-20% of sports injuries are maxillofacial, meaning on the jaws or face. With...

Cancers of the mouth and lips are easily caught in their early stages with a professional screening. Here are answers to three of the most common questions about this procedure. Who should get an oral cancer screening? Various factors can increase your risk of developing cancers of the mouth. If any of the following risk factors describes you, getting screened for this cancer regularly is especially important: ...

Ever since your first tooth came in when you were a toddler, your teeth have been moving and developing depending on how well you have been taking care of them. When insufficient oral care is given, tooth decay becomes present in the mouth. When this happens, it is possible for irreversible damage or infection to occur which would lead to only one option, extraction. Dentists...

As dental technology has increased over the years, we have begun to see fewer and fewer people with missing teeth. Still, there are people who would lose a tooth and not think much of it. In reality, a missing tooth can be much more serious than a gap in your smile. A missing tooth can have serious oral health effects later in the future. Bones can...

All of us dread going to the dentist for one reason and one reason alone—the C-word. Yep, you probably guessed it. Cavities. How are cavities treated? All of us know the answer to that question as well. Cavities are commonly treated by fillings. This means anesthesia, the hated drill, and then the filling. A dentist will drill out the decayed part of a tooth and...

No one looks forward to a root canal. Your tooth can ache deeply and your wallet can, too. When a dentist recommends doing a crown over a root canal, have you wondered if it was really necessary? Crowns can be expensive. Most of us are always looking for ways to cut rising medical and dental bills. This article explores when a root canal AND a crown...

Food! It tastes good, sooo good! But white teeth look good, sooo good! What is a person to do in order to eat delicious, healthy food but also to have a stain-free smile? Do certain foods stain your teeth more than others? Unfortunately, lots of foods can stain or damage teeth. Below are tips to help you figure out the best ways to eat and...

Do you read food labels? You may have noticed, more and more often, that foods we are eating contain artificial sweeteners. Are artificial sweeteners bad for your teeth? Or are they good for your teeth because they don’t contain sugar? What does sugar do on teeth? We have all been told that sugar is bad for teeth. But why? What does sugar do to teeth, exactly? Sugar,...

I don’t think there is a person alive who doesn’t like an occasional snack. A small child may want some goldfish crackers at the park and an adult may want a doughnut at an early work meeting. Food is stimulating, comforting, and needed to sustain life! As great as snacking is, how does it affect our teeth? Unfortunately, snacking may not be the best for our...