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6 Signs You Are Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Teeth are not meant to touch. It sounds strange but it’s true. Your teeth don’t touch when you speak, when you smile, or even when you eat. Your teeth should only touch for an average of 4 minutes or less per day. The effects of grinding…
Orthodontist Murray
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Tips for Eating With Braces

Adjusting to braces may take a while. There may be pain, soreness, swelling and new sensitive nerves in your teeth. Biting and chewing will not feel as natural, but there are some ways to master the orthodontic apparel in your mouth. 1. Eat…
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The Hidden Health Risk in your Gums

Important information from your Utah dentists. For such a small part of the body, the mouth requires lots of attention and care. In addition to twice daily flossing and brushing, teeth require regular professional cleaning and inspection. Many…
Pediatric Dentist Salt Lake City
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What Parents Need to Know About Pediatric Dentistry

Most kids aren’t too excited about going to the dentist. As family and pediatric dentists, we understand that coming into the dentist’s office for a cleaning or to get a cavity filled can be hard for kids. We do our best to make the experience…
Murray Dentist
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Dental Health and Pregnancy

Did you know that a baby’s teeth begin to develop while still in the womb? It’s true. At some point between the third and sixth months of pregnancy, a baby’s teeth start to develop. They won’t protrude through the gums until later, but…
Riverton Dentist
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How Food Influences Oral Health

Correct dietary habits have an enormous influence on physical health, and this includes oral health. Among other things, good nutrition is effective at preventing the development of cavities. A cavity is formed when tooth decay is allowed to…
West Jordan Dentist
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The Importance of Dental Visits

Oral health is very important. If oral health is neglected, it can cause serious problems, and even have implications for total body health. Thus, regular dental visits are critical. The American Dental Association recommends a dental visit…
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Getting a Filling

Most everyone has had the unpleasant experience of cavities, and the most common remedy is a filling. But what is a filling and how do they work? And more importantly, how much does a filling cost? First, let’s talk about how your Utah dentist…
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Preparing For a Trip to the Dentist’s Office

The prospect of a trip to the dentist’s office can be terrifying for some. So terrifying, in fact, that some people just don’t even go, leaving their oral health in jeopardy, which can lead to the need for more serious dental help later…
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The Cause of Canker Sores and What the Dentist Can Do

The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Although the cause it unclear, researchers suspect that a combination of factors is the most likely explanation. It is thought that certain foods—including citrus or acidic fruits or vegetables,…