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3 Important Gum Disease Treatment Questions to Ask Your Periodontist

July 14, 2023

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Woman pulling down lip to show signs of gum disease

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, you’re likely eager to start treatment right away in order to keep your smile safe. However, you should never commit to any sort of procedure until you’re sure that you have the full story on how it will work and what you can expect to happen. Be sure to ask your periodontist these 3 crucial questions before you begin your gum disease treatment plan.


Boost Your Confidence With Dental Implants

May 22, 2023

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Smiling older woman in dentist’s officeTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that doesn’t happen for many Americans. 120 million adults have lost at least one tooth. If you’re missing a tooth or two, or even an entire arch, your confidence was lost along with them. If you’re embarrassed by gaps in your smile, dental implants can boost your self-esteem. Here are just a few ways they can restore your confidence and change your outlook on life.


Can You Be Too Old for Dental Implants?

March 15, 2023

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older man with dental implants

Now that you’re older, you may find that you’re enjoying retirement and spending more time with family and friends. You are finally getting to do some of the things you’ve always dreamed of now that you have freedom and availability. But what if amidst all this fun and extra time, you discover that you need to replace one or more missing teeth? Life with an incomplete smile can cause much difficulty and stress. Can you be too old for dental implants? Are you stuck pursuing traditional dentures or dental bridges instead? Find out why age is just a number when it comes to restoring your smile.


How Can You Tell if You Have Gingivitis or Gum Cancer?

January 9, 2023

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person with gum disease

It’s morning, and you’re busy brushing your teeth only to discover that your gums appear red and tender. As you look closer, you notice there is a small bump that was not there before, and your soft oral tissues are bleeding. You become panicked and worry that you may have a serious problem on your hands. While it is true that you should not disregard these symptoms, you should not immediately fear the worst. Instead, a dentist is here to explain whether it is gingivitis or gum cancer that you’re dealing with and what you can do to seek help.


4 Things to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery

December 30, 2022

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3-D diagram of a dental implant

Dental implants have an incredibly high rate of success, but the time when they’re most likely to fail is directly after the procedure. While the jawbone is healing and the dental implant is finding its permanent place in the mouth, there are a few things you might have to abstain from. Here’s what you should avoid in the weeks after your surgery.


8 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Every Checkup

November 16, 2022

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patient visiting dentist in Salt Lake City

Most people think they know what to expect when they show up for their bi-annual checkup. For instance, you might feel like all you have to do is answer a few questions, have your dentist take a look at your smile, clean them, and you’re done! However, there’s far more to this process than you think. Your dentist takes a lot of steps to ensure your oral and overall health is in good shape. Read on to learn which things you didn’t know your dentist was doing at every checkup!


What Should I Do About the Bump on My Gums?

September 2, 2022

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Person inspecting their gums for bumps.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so knowing that your pearly whites look their absolute best will go a long way towards making great first impressions. But your teeth aren’t the only noticeable part of your smile; your gums are often visible and admirable, too! That said, if you’ve recently discovered a bump on your gums, you’re probably wondering what it is and what you need to do about it. Here are some of the common causes for bumps appearing on your gums, along with some signs for when you should see your dentist about it.  


Make the Most of Dental Implants By Avoiding These 5 Habits

August 8, 2022

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patient happy to receive dental implants in Salt Lake City

Dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to tooth replacement options. Not only do they effectively restore your smile, but they can also preserve a healthy jawbone and facial shape. As long as you care for your brand-new teeth properly, you can expect them to last a lifetime. To help you make the most of your dental implants, here are five bad oral habits you’ll want to avoid in the long run!


When Is Crown Lengthening Treatment Necessary?

July 3, 2022

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A smile that’s received crown lengthening treatment.

Modern dentistry is amazing! Dentists today are capable of utilizing many different tools and methods to restore, repair, and enhance our smiles in all sorts of ways. That said, almost every problem has a solution; so, if you’re concerned about something like excess gum tissue, you better believe that treatment options exist. One such option is crown lengthening, also known as gum recontouring; keep reading to learn more about this procedure and how it’s used to address excess gum tissue that’s putting a damper on your smile.


How Does Menopause Affect the Dental Implant Process?

June 8, 2022

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Woman smiling with dental implants

Menopause is a natural part of getting older. As you probably already know, there are plenty of hormonal changes to be expected. This affects numerous parts of your body, including your smile. If you’re missing teeth and thinking about getting dental implants, you may be wondering if it is a viable option for post-menopausal women. Continue reading to learn more about how menopause impacts oral health and the dental implant process.

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