Monthly Archives: September 2015

Can You Protect Your Teeth by Chewing Gum?

After recent studies, it has been discovered that chewing gum on a daily basis can do much more than freshen breath; it can actually prevent tooth decay, too! Experts say that just 20 minutes of chewing a day can reduce plaque build-up, help to remove stains, and even break down foods that have settled in...
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Dental MythBusters: Do Crocodiles Let Birds Clean Their Teeth?

When I was a kid I vividly remember going to the dentist and seeing a cartoon picture of a bird sitting in a crocodile’s mouth picking at a tooth. It seemed curious to me then, and as I waited for my dental appointment I remember wondering why that bird was stupid enough to sit in...
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Great Ways to Improve Your Smile

Psychological studies have shown that there are two main regions that a person looks at on another individual’s face. The first is the eye area and the more confident a person is, the longer they’ll look there. The second region is the mouth and teeth, and researchers say that the human mouth can express more...
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Gum Disease Research: Two Cool Findings

Gum disease is a major problem in our country and it is similarly a big deal in my Orem, Utah dental practice. I’m always on the lookout for ways to help my patients with gum problems. Gum disease begins when plaque gets caught around teeth and gums and doesn’t get cleaned out properly on a...
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The Future of Dentistry

When you think of dentistry, the chances are that fillings, a bright light, a small mirror and a pair of hands may spring to mind. This has been the typical scene within dental surgeries for decades now, but thanks to a recent jump in technology; dentistry as we know it is about to change. So...
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Dry Mouth, Silk Worms, and Stem Cells

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a major dental problem that affects millions of people in this country and many of my patients at Canyon Gate Dental in Orem, Utah. It is a problem for several reasons: It can be very uncomfortable. Do you know that feeling you get first thing in the morning when your...
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The Wonder of Tooth Care in 2600 BC

  You’d be forgiven for thinking that professional tooth care only came about with the introduction of toothbrushes and early medicine, but the truth is that dental hygiene has existed from as far back as 2600 BC. Paving the way for even the most influential dentistry experts of the present, Hesy-Ra is recognized as the first...
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