Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tooth Pain Part 4: Acute or Sensitive to Touch

Blog Highlights:
  • Different types and levels of severity of pain are common and can affect anyone at anytime
  • The inner pulp of a tooth can become inflamed and infected
  • Occasionally, and if left unchecked, an abscess may form
If you are experiencing tooth pain, you are not alone in Orem, Utah. Different types and levels...
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Tooth Pain Part 3: Dull Ache in the Upper Teeth

Blog Highlights:
  • The cause of a dull ache in your upper teeth can be hard to determine
  • The nerves of your upper teeth are connected to your sinuses
  • Your dentist can help determine if you are grinding or clenching your teeth
Have you ever experienced dull pain or aching in your upper teeth? The cause...
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Tooth Pain Part 2: Biting Into Food

Blog Highlights:
  • Pain felt when biting into food is usually a result of tooth decay, a loose filling, or a cracked tooth
  • A cracked tooth can be difficult to remedy
  • It is absolutely necessary to seek a professional opinion
If you've ever been out at a restaurant in Orem, Utah, and suddenly felt excruciating pain...
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Tooth Pain Part 1: Hot and Cold

Blog Highlights:
  • Many things can cause tooth pain, but one of the most common causes is exposure to hot or cold foods and liquids
  • If sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids only lasts a few moments this is likely not a serious problem
  • If you experience lingering pain after eating hot or...
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Thumb Sucking: What You Need To Know

Blog Highlights:
  • Thumb or finger sucking is common, and even normal, among babies and young children
  • Prolonged sucking can lead to changes in the mouth
  • Talk to your child's dentist about your concerns
Thumb or finger sucking is common, and even normal, among babies and young children. Most children suck their thumb or finger as...
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Avoid Fruit Juice Before Age 1

Blog Highlights:
  • Labels such as “no added sugar” and “100% juice” give parents a false idea
  • Juice can wreak havoc on children's teeth and can contribute to obesity
  • If a child is old enough to eat solid food, give them the sliced, diced, or whole piece of fruit
Who isn't guilty of filling their child's...
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How to Prevent and Repair Receding Gums

Blog Highlights:
  • Receding gums is a serious condition
  • Make sure you are using a toothbrush with soft bristles and not hard bristles
  • Though it will take time, brushing with the toothbrush angled up can help push the gums back into place
Receding gums is a serious condition. If your gums start to recede there can...
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Gum Recession

Blog Highlights:
  • Our gums serve an important purpose
  • Gum recession can happen for a variety of reasons
  • There are treatments
Our gums serve an important purpose. They protect the roots of our teeth. When the gums start to recede this exposes the roots. As a result, you may experience sensitivity to hot and cold and your...
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