Call us!

801-506-6009

Cosmetic Dentistry

20
APR
2018

Smile Transformations At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS

smile makeovers Murray

Are you happy with the state of your smile? If not, you have options. With cosmetic dentistry from Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, you can improve your smile in ways you might not be able to imagine.

Many people have concerns with the appearance of their otherwise healthy teeth. These include a misaligned bite, dull or yellow teeth, missing teeth, or broken teeth.

Few people have naturally stunning smiles, but those who practice proper oral care can avoid many issues that impact the appearance of their smile. But some men and women are unhappy with their smiles even though they do practice proper oral hygiene.

Cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth, no matter what kind of imperfections you have. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can dramatically improve your smile, while dental implants are the ideal solution to missing teeth.

To correct an imperfect bite, we provide two types of adult orthodontics: Invisalign clear braces, and Six Month Smiles.

Call Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT today to meet with us about a cosmetic dental smile makeover.

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

 

comment : Off
13
APR
2018

Teeth Whitening in Murray UT

teeth whitening Murray

So you want to whiten your teeth? It’s a popular service, and one of the easiest ways you can improve your smile. With professional teeth whitening in Murray UT, you’ll look younger and feel more confident in business and social settings.

Americans spend a lot of money on teeth whitening products every year, so it’s clear there’s a lot of demand for beautiful smiles. While some over-the-counter products are effective, they cannot compare to the kind of teeth whitening you’ll get at Salt Lake Dental Care.

Here are five things we recommend, when it comes to teeth whitening:

  1. Meet with us for a consultation. There are several different teeth whitening systems, and a consultation will help you identify which method is best for you.
  2. Whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns.
  3. During your consultation, decide how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be. Depending on the technique chosen, your teeth can be brightened three to eight shades.
  4. An alternative is to ask about take-home kits. If you choose this, be sure you follow the instructions exactly.
  5. With any of teeth whitening system, your may experience sensitivity. In most cases, it won’t last for more than a day or so. If it lasts longer than that, give us a call.

 

Salt Lake Dental Care offers general and cosmetic dental services, including teeth whitening. Visit our smile gallery to see examples of our work. We provide sedation dentistry for those with dental anxiety. At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, quality care and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.

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

 

comment : Off
06
APR
2018

Hidden Sugar! Family Dentistry in Salt Lake City

Family Dentist Murray

Every health-conscious parent in Salt Lake City knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities. And cavities are a central concern of family dentistry.

The jury is still out on whether sugar has much nutritional value. But there is little doubt that sugar is a villain when it comes to tooth decay.

Because of cavity risks and high calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in a vast array of readily-available sweets, like bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But there is also hidden sugar a lot of processed foods.

The following snacks may have more sugar than you think:

  • yogurt (and yogurt-covered raisins)
  • fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
  • rice cakes
  • juice drinks
  • flavored milk
  • barbecue sauce
  • fruit smoothies
  • cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar is not the only thing to watch out for. If your child’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, services include cosmetic dentistry for Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. We also provide high-quality general and family dentistry. If you have a toddler who has not yet visited a dentist, call us today to schedule a first-time dental check-up.

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

 

comment : Off
23
MAR
2018

Dental Implants In Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Tooth ImplantsQ: For Salt Lake City residents: When is the least expensive dental implant really the most expensive?

A: When it ends up costing more in the long run.

Too often, people who lose a tooth don’t understand the importance of replacing it with a dental implant. They believe that one missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone, they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run, however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.”

Dr. Scharf continues:

“With the price of gasoline and food soaring, people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately, choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.”

If you are missing a tooth, you may be able to save the adjacent teeth if receive an implant soon. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability.

To schedule a dental implant consultation, call Salt Lake Dental Care. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry.

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

 

comment : Off
02
MAR
2018

Beautiful Smiles in Salt Lake City: A Responsible Investment

Murray affordable family dentist

Paying for your beautiful smile can be a challenge for some Salt Lake City residents. The good news is that it may cost far less than you imagined. Knowing your needs is crucial to planning your budget for dental work.

Trying to Compare
Comparing the price of a dental crown  versus the price of a root canal or other procedure can be difficult. You can get current pricing and understand the role insurance will play in your out-of-pocket-expense by calling Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS at 801-506-6009. Our cheerful staff can explain everything you need to know, and schedule initial consultation appointments.

Identify Affordable Quality

Clint Blackwood, DDS, has been in the Salt Lake City area since 2005. While the cost of specialized care can fluctuate, Dr. Blackwood works hard in three ways to maintain affordable, quality care for our unique community:

  1. Through state-of-the-art training and up-to-date education for staff members.
  2. Through precision work and personal dental care for each and every patient.
  3. Through business management best practices to contain costs.

The Responsible Investment

Take the responsible step for your comfort, health and confidence. Don’t be afraid to schedule sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, wisdom teeth removal, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign. We want you to be confident that affordable, quality dental care is easy and accessible. And we want you to understand the importance of immediate care rather than putting it off until it gets worse (and more expensive).

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

 

comment : Off
09
FEB
2018

Focusing On The Top 3 At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS

porcelain veneers price Salt Lake City

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood. I’ve been practicing dentistry here in Murray, Utah since 2005. I have found amazing people in this community. At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we focus on three important things as we work to be your dental provider of choice.

Family

We want to be the dental practice families count on for quality care, whether for routine preventative services, tooth restoration, or cosmetic dentistry. If your son chips a tooth and is in severe pain, we want to be the first choice that comes to mind. We offer variety for any family’s various dental needs.

sedation dentistry
teeth whitening
wisdom teeth removal
porcelain veneers

Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS focuses on your Family.

Facts

When we sit down in consultation and you say “Dr. Clint Blackwood, I need to know the cost of veneers, dental implants, the cost of a dental bridge… I need to know my options.” We’ll give you the bottom line on general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. Whether it’s affordable dental care for quality of life or affordable cosmetic dentistry for increased confidence, we’re here. Call: 801-506-6009

Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS focuses on the Facts.

A Friendly, Comfortable, and Safe Environment

We focus on clean, bright, and inviting and follow rigorous standards of sterilization. Our team here at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS is friendly, professional, and considerate.

Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS focuses on a friendly atmosphere.

Visit Us Once and You’ll Be A Patient For Life

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

26
JAN
2018

Take 5: Straight Talk About Braces

invisible braces Murray

Hello, I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS. I support healthy oral hygiene and regular, consistent check-ups. Hygiene for braces is a bit different.

Here are five vital concerns to keep in mind with braces:

1. Be Careful What You Eat

Sweets and extra food stuck in hard-to-notice spaces may lead to plaque and yellowing around the appliances in your mouth. Avoid sweets, juices, sodas, anything that will stain your teeth. Also, sticky things like gum and caramel can break the equipment in your mouth.

2. Consider a Mouthguard

Sports are the center of life for many Murray families. We’re an active community. I love that. A quality mouthguard provides important protection for both your teeth and braces.

3. Take Time for Gum Health
Maintaining healthy gums requires deliberate brushing and flossing. In the past, two minutes of quality brushing was acceptable. Braces are trickier to clean. What’s another minute to make sure every nook and cranny is taken care of?

4. Check the Mirrors
Humans are exceptional at noticing flaws. Check your smile often in a mirror to keep your braces free of obvious food particles.

5. Smile with Confidence
At first, people will notice the change in your smile. But if you’re relaxed about your new braces, soon your friends will simply look past them without even noticing.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope it helps.

I’ve been treating patients in Salt Lake City, Taylorsville, Draper and beyond since 2005. You name it–dental implants, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry–we do it.

I’ve got the expertise, experience, tools, and team you need to maintain a healthy smile. I deal daily with porcelain veneers, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and wisdom teeth removal. The cost of a smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry, and celebrity-caliber teeth may be more affordable than you think.

Meet with me today and we can go over the possibilities and uncomplicated options to meet your needs. Can’t wait to see you!

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

comment : Off
19
JAN
2018

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Your Dentist

Visit Your Murray DentistYou smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while, think about these important reasons:

  1. Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to prevent dental problems.
  2. Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  3. Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher course on correct dental hygiene.
  4. Avoid Pain: If you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now, because we specialize in relieving dental pain.
  5. Fillings: We can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you abstain from more painful problems down the road, and helps some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  6. Prevent Gum Disease: Let Dr. Blackwood assess the health of your gums and suggest treatments or practices that are available to help you improve the health of your gums.
  7. A Whiter Smile: We can help. We have tooth whitening options available that will upgrade your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  8. Tooth Replacement: If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with the latest in tooth replacement technology.
  9. Cosmetic Dentistry: Considering making improvements to your smile? We can help you evaluate the options.
  10. Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than a healthy,  smile.

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood of Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS in Murray, Utah. Give us a call at 801-506-6009, or visit us on our website at http://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/.

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

comment : Off
12
JAN
2018

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

smile makeover benefits Murray

A smile makeover is transformative for an individual who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. A beautiful smile can improve your life in ways that many people do not understand.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It alters the way you are perceived by others.

An individual who smiles often and easily is usually regarded as a proactive problem solver.

2. It lifts the atmosphere in social situations.

When you freely smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when required.

3. You will feel more self-assured.

When you quit dwelling on making sure you hide your teeth, you have the power to focus on ways to attain success in personal and professional pursuits.

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will be pleased with every day. If you have ever wondered what revolutionary cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental troubles, call Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS at 801-506-6009 to schedule a smile makeover consultation.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

Contact a caring professional dentist in Murray at 801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

05
JAN
2018

Be Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth, Salt Lake City

Be Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth, Salt Lake City

Wisdom teeth are sometimes called the third molars because they are even farther back in the mouth than the two sets of regular molars we all have. These four teeth usually erupt when a person is eighteen or nineteen.

Many dentists recommend that wisdom teeth be removed to prevent misplacement in the mouth. If a wisdom tooth doesn’t fully erupt, it may cause an opening in the gums that can attract bacteria and become infected. Some wisdom teeth are so misplaced that they can actually cause problems with the jaw bone. Both of these conditions can cause severe pain.

If you are in the Salt Lake City area and are wondering if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, call us today at 801-506-6009 to schedule an appointment. We can assess the condition and placement of your wisdom teeth and discuss a treatment plan.

We can also answer any questions you have about smile makeovers. Because there are so many quick and effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as invisible braces, veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants, anyone in Salt Lake City can have a perfect smile. I love giving my Murray patients the smiles they’ve always wanted.

Thanks for visiting the Murray dental blog, and keep Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS in mind for your dental needs. We offer:

wisdom teeth removal
Invisalign
sedation dentistry
porcelain veneers

We hope to see you soon!

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

comment : Off