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Use a Mouth Guard to Prevent Teeth Grinding

While many dental problems are quite obvious to patients (e.g. a cavity can be easily seen on an x-ray, an abscessed tooth is generally quite unpleasant, etc.) there is one common condition that can be extremely damaging which often goes undiagnosed and undetected for years: teeth grinding. The severity of teeth grinding can range from […]

Early Childhood Cavities in Orem, Utah

One of the saddest things I see in the dental office is very young kids, even infants with brand new teeth, who have severe decay problems. Almost without exception, this is caused by parents improperly using bottles at bedtime or naptime with their children and not practicing good dental hygiene habits with them. This condition […]

The Story of the Tooth Fairy

We all fondly remember wiggling our loose teeth as kids in the hopes of exchanging them for money from the tooth fairy, but did you know where this tradition came from? The Story of the Tooth Fairy The story of the tooth fairy has its roots in some pretty old European folklore. Centuries ago, when […]

Use Xylitol to Prevent Cavities

As a prevention-minded dental office, we place a lot of emphasis on patient education and promoting products that can keep your smile beautiful and cavity-free. One of the best ingredients around is xylitol, a decay preventing sweetener. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that cavity-causing bacteria cannot ingest. It is found in […]

Periodontal Disease

More than 50% of adults, and 75% of adults over age 35 have some form of periodontal disease. This disease is sneaky because it usually begins almost imperceptibly with no discomfort. Once it strikes, however, it can be uncomfortable, unattractive, and irreparable. Periodontal disease is commonly called “gum disease” and is a major cause for […]

Your Dentist can be your best friend in helping you get a date. Seriously.

I will concede up front that I am no relationship counselor or expert on human behavior, but according to a recent survey, your dentist apparently has a lot to do with your ability to lure that man/woman of your dreams into going on a date with you. According to data from the 2012 US Census, […]

Top 10 Ways to Break a Tooth

I feel like I’ve seen quite a few patients with broken teeth lately, so I want to address the issue and cover some of the more common reasons people crack their teeth. If you are guilty of any of the below habits, take evasive action now! We love seeing our patients frequently, but we’d rather […]