Successful Smiles Involve Caring for Your Dentures

Denture maintenance is a key part of keeping your dentures operating as necessary. If you do not care for them, oral health ailments including bacterial contamination can occur. It is important to always clean your dentures and keep them free of damage. Listed below are a few tips to help you: – Whenever removing your… Read more »

How Canker Sores Affect Your Smile

A healthy smile means being free from tooth decay and gum disease. However, oral issues can still arise, and one of them is canker sores. These sores in the mouth are tiny, shallow, ulcers that can make eating and speaking rather unpleasant because they are painful. Today, our dentist, Dr. Keith Dodge and our dental team… Read more »

Help With Thumb Sucking

Some children resort to thumb sucking as a coping mechanism for stress. However, prolonged thumb sucking can damage your child’s teeth and gums, and you should encourage them to quit. For more information, see below: – If a child sucks their thumb, they could introduce new bacteria to their mouths. – Thumb sucking usually can… Read more »

Visit Your Dentist if Your Bridge is Damaged

Dental bridge restorations are used to replace a tooth that was lost to a cavity, trauma, or an extraction. They are from durable materials that are intended to restore the tooth’s function. If you participate in a contact sport without the protection of a mouth guard, or your grind your teeth at night on a… Read more »

Dental Fillings Are Designed to Defeat Cavities

If proper oral health care routines are not observed on a daily basis, your teeth can become damaged, which can result in a cavity forming. If a cavity forms, tooth loss can eventually occur. Dental fillings are designed to defeat cavities. Here are some benefits of two popular varieties of fillings: Advantages of Dental Amalgams:… Read more »

Keys to Teenage Dentistry

Being a teen is never easy, given as it is such as rapid phase into a vastly different section of life, where new experiences and risks begin to arise in all aspects of your life. It is also the time the last set of your permanent teeth will take hold, and a reminder they must… Read more »

Are Your Teeth as Beautiful as You Wish They Could Be?

Are your teeth as beautiful as you wish they could be? Dental veneers are highly advanced versions of cosmetic dentistry designed to vastly improve the look of your teeth by placing a small, customizable shell on the fronts of teeth for an enhanced appearance of your smile. Dental veneers can be fashioned for a single… Read more »

CEREC® Dental Crowns Are Designed to Enhance and Improve Broken Smiles

CEREC® dental crowns are designed to enhance and improve broken smiles. Although not all broken smiles are the result of bad teeth. If yours is, however, dental crowns may be able to help. CEREC crowns can fully conceal a tooth down to its gum line for added protection on possibly the very same day you… Read more »

Wedding Season is a Great Time to Take Advantage of Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you or a loved one getting married this wedding season? If so, it’s time to think about your smile. As you may already know, weddings consist of a lot of smiles and pictures. If you have a stained or unattractive smile, you might feel self-conscious socializing as well as posing for photographs. Luckily, Dr…. Read more »

The Dental Implant Solution for Your Smile

Are you missing one or more teeth? Ask our dentist about dental implants in Orem, Utah. Dental implants restore not only the tooth, but the tooth root. Implants are made up of three parts: a titanium screw, a dental restoration, and an abutment. The titanium screw is placed in the jawbone, replacing the root of… Read more »