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What Do Dreams About Teeth Mean?

A friend of mine recently shared a dream he had with me. In the dream, his teeth were cracking, rotting, falling out, and generally experiencing everything bad that can happen to teeth.   My curiosity was piqued by his experience because I have had the same exact dream a few times in my own life. Although […]

How to Do Halloween Candy the Right Way

Disclaimer: If you think this is going to be an article about eating sugar-free candy and throwing out your good stuff like Skittles, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you are dead wrong. Each year as Halloween approaches I see a bunch of dental blogs put out articles titled something like “The Most Dangerous Halloween Candies for […]

7 Things You Should Know About Dental Insurance

Many people do not understand how dental insurance works and as a result, do not take advantage of it. The following will be the first in a series of articles designed to help you understand the ins and outs of dental insurance so you can effectively use it as a tool to improve your oral […]

Fluoridation: One of the “Ten Great Health Achievements of the 20th Century”

From 1900 to 1999 the life expectancy of the people of the United States rose by 25 years! That is a staggering statistic which the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently celebrated by naming the “Ten Great Health Achievements of the 20th Century,” the programs, initiatives, and technologies most responsible for this huge increase in […]

Weekend Dental Emergency

This weekend I had someone call me with a dental emergency. This individual had never been in our office before, but her case demonstrates several things that I think we really do well at Canyon Gate Dental, so I wanted to share how it went. The patient was visiting Utah Valley from the Logan area […]

How Long Does it Take For a Cavity to Form?

A patient asked me a good question today that many others have asked at the dentist: how long does it take for cavities to form? Before I answer, first consider a quick analogy: Imagine two evenly matched teams of kids having a tug-o-war. As long as the teams are balanced, nobody has an advantage and […]

Dental Benefits: Use Them or Lose Them

Canyon Gate Dental is on a mission to help patients use their dental benefits wisely and not get taken advantage of by insurance companies. One important thing you should be aware of is your annual renewal date. Most dental insurances renew at the end of the year and this means that any unused dental benefits […]