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17
MAY
2019

Your Unique Smile – Only Better!

Salt Lake City Extreme Smile Makeover

Everyone has their own way of smiling. When it comes to flashing those pearly whites, whether it’s a quick grin or a full smile, your smile makes you unique. But if your teeth have become stained or crooked over the years – maybe you’re not smiling as much lately. Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray can give you a beautiful smile.

When Clint Blackwood DDS designs a smile, he carefully analyzes the macroesthetics (larger facial characteristics and relationships between bone structure, tooth size, and shape), and microesthetics (more delicate features such as tooth shade and degree of translucency). There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, and each smile design is as unique as you are.

Whether you have chipped teeth, yellow enamel, a broken dental bridge, or even missing teeth, there are procedures to fix your dental problems and give you a smile that you will be proud to show.

A smile makeover in Murray at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS typically involves two or more procedures, which may include: clear bracesporcelain veneers, tooth implants, crown lengthening, dental bonding, and teeth whitening. Of course, just one of those procedures can make a world of difference.

If you’ve stopped smiling lately, call Salt Lake Dental Care today for a smile consultation.

 

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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10
MAY
2019

Why Aren’t You Smiling?

Salt Lake City DentistryWe all notice smiles.  Some would even say that smiles have superpowers. There may be a good reason you’re not smiling – but being nervous about your teeth shouldn’t be one of them. Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS can help you with cosmetic dentistry or adult orthodontics so you can flash your pearly whites with pride.

There are many different professional treatments that can completely transform a frown into a healthy and beautiful smile.

Come talk to us about a smile makeover. Whatever your excuse is for not seeking dental treatment, we can discuss all of your concerns with you during a consultation.

Perhaps you are afraid of dental work. Have you ever considered sedation dentistry? With sedation dentistry, even extensive treatment is virtually pain-free. Sedation will calm your mind as well as the nerves in your mouth.

Perhaps the cost of cosmetic dentistry is holding you back. My high-quality staff will be happy to talk to you about financing plans.

It is essential to remember that if your teeth are decayed, postponing treatment will cost more money in the long run. Filling a cavity is far more affordable than a root canal procedure or, in the case of an extracted tooth, a permanent dental implant.

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we offer sedation dentistry, Invisalign braces, and Six Month Smiles, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Our team will transform your smile into one that you will want to show all the time.

 

Schedule your visit with us today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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MAY
2019

Your Dentist Does A Lot More Than Fill Cavities

Bad Breath Treatment Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS provides a wide variety of dental services to help you get that perfect smile. You visit your dentist for toothaches and dental cleanings, but did you know there are other issues they can help you with?
 
Dry mouth, technically called xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva and can be quite uncomfortable. It also predisposes dental patients to a host of troubles such as decay and gum disease. A lot of men and women experience dry mouth because of medications or medical conditions. Make sure you bring a list of current medications with you to your appointment.
 
Bad breath is usually a result of bacteria build-up in the mouth. Regular trips to your dentist can help you keep your mouth clean and sweet-smelling. Do you have good oral hygiene and still have bad breath? Then your dentist can help you discover the source of your halitosis.
 
Your dentist may also be able to help you with teeth grinding. Teeth grinding is dangerous for teeth and it can trigger headaches. If you suspect that you grind your teeth at night—make an appointment for an examination.
 
Your dentist does a whole lot more than fill cavities. Call for an appointment today at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS.

 

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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APR
2019

Healthy Lifestyles For Healthy Lifesmiles

Murray dentist teeth whitening

Dental health and a stunning smile depend on more than simply brushing regularly. In this post from Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we present a quick refresher course on critical lifestyle practices that affect dental health.

You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it is helpful to get a reminder once in a while. We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that promotes dental health as well as overall physical health. After all, the two are inseparable.

DO:

  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • Eat calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that attack enamel.
  • Brush gently but meticulously at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Make sure you clean thoroughly between teeth with dental floss or interdental cleaners such as flossing picks.
  • If you have children, talk to your Salt Lake City dentist about water fluoridation.
  • If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your children fluoride supplements.
  • Get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
  • Have a dental examination twice yearly with your Murray dentist.

DON’T:

  • Eat a sugar frequently. Sugar triggers the production of detrimental cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel.
  • Snack throughout the day. This speeds up plaque production and subjects the teeth to constant bombardment with acids.
  • Chew on ice.
  • Use your teeth as tools. Ever.
  • Drink energy drinks.
  • Get oral piercings.
  • Ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we serve the Murray area with general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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APR
2019

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

As you stand over your sink looking at the frayed bristles of a favoritre toothbrush, do you think the time has come to replace it? It’s a good question, and Salt Lake Dental Cary in Murray has an answer.

We all brush our teeth on a daily basis. Like a good pair of jeans, it seems the more we use a toothbrush, the more comfortable it gets.

As it turns out, that’s not a good thing.

The angle of the bristles on your toothbrush are an important part of cleaning. Straight bristles scrub your teeth and flex your gums. A light circular motion is enough to clean your teeth without causing damage.

Flat or frayed bristles are less efficient and can even cause you to work harder. Pressing harder on your teeth can cause damage.

So how often should you change your toothbrush?

Anyone who has worried about the oil in their car knows this basic rule of thumb: change it every three months. It’s the same with your toothbrush.

The American Dental Association suggests replacing your toothbrush “every three to four months.”

In addition to worn bristles, bacteria can also built up in the small gaps of your toothbrush and may contribute to decay and bad breath. Make sure you keep your toothbrush in a sanitary location. Allow for good drying to help extend its life.

Regardless of how long it’s been, if the bristles on your toothbrush look like they’re trying to get away from each other, it’s time. Otherwise, change your toothbrush at the start of every new season to keep it fresh and effective.

At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray, services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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APR
2019

Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

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When a cosmetic dentistry procedure like teeth whitening becomes popular, it’s natural to want to experience it for yourself. At Salt Lake Dental Care we offer Zoom! teeth whitening.

Smart consumers, of course, want to know what they’re getting. What does the American Dental Association say about teeth whitening?

The ADA advises patients to ask their dentist before committing to any whitening procedure. An initial examination will help us know if teeth whitening is for you. This is especially important when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

Everyone, it seems, would like to whiten their teeth, and there has been a veritable explosion of whitening products in recent years. There’s a big selection of products in any grocery store, but over-the-counter products cannot match the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

At Salt Lake Dental Care in Salt Lake City, we offer Zoom! teeth whitening that can transform your smile in a single office visit. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we have. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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APR
2019

Top 6 Ways To Destroy A Beautiful Smile

We spend a lot of time in the dental world emphasizing how to create a dazzling, healthy smile This time around, however, we’re flipping the script, so to speak. In this latest installment of our Salt Lake Dental Care blog, we present to you, the Top Six Ways To Destroy A Beautiful Smile. Take note so you will know going forward, what NOT to do!

6. Be a Builder Not a Wrecker
Bacteria is constantly trying to build an empire in your mouth, give it what it wants: juice, soda, chewy candy for the small crevices and hard to reach surfaces!

5. Let Acid Rock It!
Energy drinks, diet soda, red wine, coffee, tea. Great at staining and wearing away surfaces. The perfect magnet for acid loving bacteria. So avoid gums with Xylitol and Recaldent and shoot for foods and beverages containing citric acid and the super duper sourest of candies.

4. Enjoy an Overcast Day Every Day
Lighting up and remaining in a tobacco fog is an efficient way to achieve the vibrant yellow hue we’re all (so not ) looking for in the appearance of our teeth.

3. Toss out Toothbrush and Floss
Avoid brushing after every single meal with a soft, gentle bristled toothbrush and fend off the urge to floss twice a day. This is critical if you want the bacteria to take over and result in gum disease and tooth decay.

2. Use Your Teeth as Tools
Hammer, wrench, screwdriver, scissors, bottle-opener. Use your imagination. Who needs a toolbox when you’ve got 32 solid options?

1. Cancel Regular Check-Ups

It is more difficult to ruin your smile if you have regular check-ups with your trusted dentist. Best to avoid them altogether if your goal is to wreak havoc in your mouth.

No, but seriously. We hope that you have walked away from reading this blog with a renewed desire to take care of those enamel-covered marvels that serve you faithfully day in and day out.

We know that you have plenty of options when it comes to dental care in the Murrah, Utah area. Our team at Salt Lake Dental Care  would like to work with you on discovering the many options available for improving your oral health and increasing your smile satisfaction Please consider calling our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you on a plan to restore the beauty of your smile. Braces, veneers, teeth whitening and dental crowns are among some of our many available offerings. Call us today at 801-506-6009.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

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MAR
2019

Bad Breath Q & A

Murray bad breath exam

Our team at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS is committed to educating you on the many ways that you can maintain optimal oral health. It’s one reason we consider ourselves your top choice for general and cosmetic dentistry in the Murray, Utah area.

This post offers some answers to some common questions about bad breath.

Q. My wife says my breath is terrible, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough?

A. Bacteria can increase and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time to start flossing. If your breath hasn’t improved in a few months, make an appointment so we can discuss other possible causes of your halitosis.

Also keep in mind that brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Q. My breath seems to get worse during hay fever season. What’s up with that?

A. Allergies can change mouth odor in a couple of ways. First, anything that stimulates post-nasal drip can be a trigger because bacteria at the back of the throat mixes with the mucous and gives off a smelly odor as it breaks down. Second, hay fever medications often cause dry mouth which can cause stinky breath. Antihistamines can diminish post-nasal drip so this is a catch-22. If you take antihistamines, drink water frequently throughout the day to keep your mouth hydrated, suck on sugar-free mints to stimulate saliva production and rinse with a non-alcohol mouth rinse.

Q. What health conditions can cause bad breath?

A. As discussed before, any condition that lessens saliva creation can cause halitosis. It is also a frequent side effect of diabetes, kidney failure, and liver failure. Of course, if your kidneys or liver is failing, you have bigger problems.

Q. Why did my breath become dreadful when I went on a strict low-carb diet?

A. Ketones were most likely the culprit. Ketones are generated when the body digests fat—which is usually the goal of a low-carb plan. On the flip side, sounds like you weren’t cheating!

We hope this q&a provided some answers to common questions. Don’t you think it’s time to secure yourself a consultation with a high-quality dental practice? We will examine your teeth and also answer questions about how to improve your oral hygiene in Murray. We offer a wide array of services, such as general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and dental implants. That’s just one reason we have been a trusted dental option in the Murray, Utah area since 2005. Please call us today for an appointment. We would be honored to take care of all your dental needs.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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MAR
2019

Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Murray Dental Implants Worth It? Are dental implants worth the investment? At Salt Lake Dental Care, your premier general and cosmetic dentistry option in the Murray, UT area, we say absolutely!

A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Also known as a tooth implant, it goes in place of a root in order to support dental restorations. It can also act as an anchor for other dental prostheses, like crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Dental implants need to be strong, they are generally made of materials like titanium and are actually placed within the jaw bone.  Within a few months, the tooth implant will fuse with the bone, allowing it to function and feel like an actual tooth. The post meshes with the bone to provide a stable foundation. This is critical because the root replacement post helps prevent jaw bone deterioration that generally occurs after a tooth has been lost.

When the implant has meshed securely with the bone (it can take up to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. Same day implants are available for some patients that fit the criteria. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Blackwood about your situation.

The industry-leading dental implants available at Salt Lake Dental Care are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. Again, a series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Denture wearers should know that tooth implants may also serve as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.When calculating the cost of dental implants, it’s important to compare them to other restorative options such as a dental bridge.

Our team at Salt Lake Dental Care, would be honored to consult with you on dental implants or any other cosmetic or general dentistry services that you may need in the Murray, UT area. Please call us to schedule a visit and to discuss your dental goals and the possibility of affordable dental implants.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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MAR
2019

Dead Or Just Sick?

do I need a root canal MurrayIt’s easy to forget that teeth are alive. After all, they don’t grow like hair or fingernails, and the enamel is not made of living cells. We are reminded that they are alive when we have an issue. In serious cases, it may take a root canal from Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT to save the tooth.

Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy. Veins, arteries, lymph vessels and nerves live below the enamel and dentin in the pulp of the tooth. When the blood flow is cut off, the tooth eventually dies. What can cause blood flow troubles? Injury, trauma, infection, large fillings, and multiple restorations can impact a tooth’s blood supply.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, we can carry out root canal therapy to save a dead tooth if required. During a root canal procedure the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. The resulting empty space is shaped, then filled with a special rubber material. What’s left is covered with a crown.

Root canals generally last many years, but not always. Inadequate oral hygiene, decay, periodontal disease, an undetected crack, abscess, or degradation of root canal sealing materials can all cause a root canal to fail.

How do you know if you have a dead or dying tooth? It is essential to call Salt Lake Dental Care if you experience tenderness or pain, hot or cold sensitivity, tooth discoloration, tooth injury, gum swelling, gum pain, or lymph node tenderness or drainage. Keep in mind, sometimes there are no noticeable symptoms. That is why it is so important to have regular checkups.

In addition to root canals, Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT offers clear braces, and a wide range of general and family dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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