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12 12, 2016

Why Dental Sealants Are a Great Idea

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:00+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

Further evidence has been presented that shows dental sealants are more effective than other treatments in the fight against childhood caries, states an article from the CDA, October 2016. The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) have published two reviews that evaluated the effectiveness of dental sealants.  These reports [...]

9 12, 2016

Vaping: The New Health Threat to our Youth

By | 2017-02-20T11:20:50+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

The U.S. surgeon general has issued a new concern regarding our nations youth: Vaping and e-cigarettes are an emerging health threat. 16% of high school students have used e-cigarettes, which significantly increases their risk of using other tobacco related products. WASHINGTON — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's [...]

9 12, 2016

Cavities on the Rise Among Utah Children

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:00+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

Oral health among Utah children is a rising concern for the Utah Department of Oral Health. Despite these concerns, health officials say these issues are preventable. SALT LAKE CITY — It's hard enough to get 7-year-olds like Donavan Peterson to brush and floss — much less to keep them away from the soda and sweets [...]

4 12, 2016

Six Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:00+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

The holidays are filled with family, friends, fun and food.  Much of that food is sticky, sugary, and sweet, which can cause cavities.  I have listed six tips to enjoy the holidays and reduce your risk of cavities. Timing matters When we eat carbohydrates, bacteria in our mouth use these carbs and produce acids.  These [...]

1 12, 2016

Twelve Signs You Need to See a Dentist

By | 2016-12-26T19:16:10+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

One of my children recently had a medical complication that could have been addressed earlier if we had known what the symptoms and signs meant.  This experience got me thinking about all of the people in our community with early signs or symptoms of dental disease.  The following are twelve signs you need to call [...]

25 11, 2016

The Realities of Dental Insurance

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:00+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

If you are patient enough, and interested enough to read this entire blog post, you will find at the end some information about our in-office prevention plan, which works to provide dental benefits for you and your family. In a recent article by Marko Vujicic published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), [...]

19 11, 2016

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are On the Rise

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:03+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

Public health professionals, researchers and doctors have been warning us about the increasing incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in our society. We should all be concerned about this trend and have a discussion, on many different levels, to reverse it. The simplest and least expensive approach is prevention, whether that means abstinence from premarital [...]

8 08, 2016

Teens Consuming Sports Drinks For “Social Reasons” could lead to dental cavities

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:03+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

BBS News (UK) (6/27) reports that “89% of Welsh 12 to 14-year-olds” consume high-sugar sports drinks, with 68% consuming these drinks “at least once a week,” according to research from the Cardiff University School of Dentistry. The researchers said many parents and children are unaware these drinks are not suitable for children. Maria Morgan, senior lecturer in [...]

1 08, 2016

Can Chewing Gum Reduce Risk of Cavities?

By | 2017-05-28T22:50:03+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Dental Education|0 Comments

Much of the food we eat contains simple carbohydrates, sugar.  We know that sugar interacts with bacteria in our mouth to cause an increase in acid levels, which directly causes cavities.  “Anything we can do to reduce the amount of acid and bacteria in your mouth will help prevent tooth decay,” says Matthew Messina, D.D.S., [...]

25 07, 2016

Tips for Whiter Teeth

By | 2016-07-22T15:24:59+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Dental Education|2 Comments

Everyone wants whiter teeth. There are numerous whitening products online, in retail stores, professional whitening products, and now there are DIY methods. Brush with baking soda Baking soda is a bicarbonate compound that is mildly abrasive.  This basic nature of baking soda, and its abrasiveness, can help to remove surface stains, leaving teeth whiter. To [...]