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Murray Family Dentistry

Murray UT Family Dentistry Your Murray child’s dental health is essential to overall health and vitality. At Salt Lake Dental Care, our Murray family dentist loves working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? The health of your Murray child’s teeth and gums can affect their speech development, eating habits and self-esteem.

Salt Lake City pediatric dental care is critical, and that is why we recommend bringing your Murray child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss Murray UT dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques and Utah orthodontics.

Salt Lake City children’s dentists also counsel parents about thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other habits that affect your child’s Murray pediatric dental health. We can also help you keep your child’s teeth protected during sporting activities. Call us immediately at 801-938-8855 if your child has a dental emergency or Sandy tooth injury.

Our caring staff will make your child feel comfortable during their Murray dental visit.

In additional to offering experienced Murray kid’s dentistry, we are also a full-service Utah dental clinic. We offer advice and care on porcelain veneers, tooth implants, teeth whitening, tooth bonding, and restorative dentistry for residents of Sandy, Salt Lake City, and Murray UT.

We hope to be your Murray children’s dentist consultant.

Salt Lake Dental Care


Healthy Smiles For Murray UT Kids

Family Dentistry For Murray UT Kids

Hello Utah! Today’s Salt Lake Dental Care blog is for new Murray UT, Salt Lake City, and Sandy UT area parents. We know that your child’s health and safety is your top priority. That’s why you baby-proof your home, serve healthy foods, and buckle them tightly in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway.

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood. I want to remind Murray UT parents that oral health is an intrinsic component of overall health. Teeth and gum condition can affect speech development, nutrition, and self-confidence. From birth, there are important things parents can do to promote healthy teeth – even before your son’s or daughter’s first tooth erupts.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, we maintain a kid-friendly environment so our youngest patients look forward to family dentistry check-ups and never develop the fear of dentists that was more common in generations past. I love working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life and I can assure you that my high-quality staff will help your child have a positive experience.

We recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the visit, we can discuss pediatric dental issues such as fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, clear braces, and dental sealants. Dental sealants are composed of a plastic material that is applied to children’s teeth. The sealants bond to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures and protects the enamel against acids and plaque.

Murray UT children’s dentists also advise parents about pacifier use, thumb-sucking and other habits that can affect your child’s tooth development and oral health. Remember to call us immediately at 801-938-8855 if your child (or any member of your family) experiences a tooth injury or dental emergency.


Salt Lake Dental Care Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

Dental Health Tips From Your Sandy Utah Cosmetic Dentist

Here at Salt Lake Dental Care, we want your teeth to last a lifetime! Tooth enamel is one of the hardest parts of the body, but it is non-renewable so it is important not to not neglect or abuse our teeth. Daily teeth and gum care is the best way to protect tooth enamel.

Even though every Sandy Utah drug store carries hard bristle brushes, we recommend brushing with a soft brush after every meal to gently brush away acid. Scrub too hard, and you can erode enamel. It is ideal to brush immediately after eating, but brushing within 60 minutes of a meal has benefits. The quicker you remove food from your teeth, the better it is for your enamel.

Flossing regularly is also important to keep gums healthy. Whether the food is on tooth surfaces, or hidden in between, it is not doing your enamel any good.

Dr. Clint Blackwood recommends a checkup and thorough cleaning every six months. Our skilled family dentistry hygienists remove tartar, a substance that attracts plaque to the surface of the teeth and can weaken the teeth’s structures. Regular checkups prevent problems and save you money on more expensive restorations, such as dental implants, down the road.

Remember: don’t use your teeth for opening packages! Keep scissors and bottle openers handy. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we see damaged teeth and dental work as a result of patients using their teeth as tools. Biting down on something too hard, like ice or hard candy can also damage enamel.

Attention Murray UT, Salt Lake City, and Sandy Utah athletes: be sure to use a mouthguard for team, contact, and recreational sports.

Teeth grinding is also a common dental threat. Be careful not to grind teeth, this can not only wear away enamel but also pave ways for cavities to get in. If you grind your teeth while you are sleeping, make an appointment to be fitted for a night guard. Your enamel will thank you.

Lastly, remember: drink water. Coffee, sports drinks, soda, wine, and tea all contain a lot of acid or sugar, and in some cases both. Cut back, or at least use a straw. These drinks cause a lot of tooth decay for non-water drinkers in the Salt Lake City area.

We hope you find these Salt Lake Dental Care tips helpful. For more information on dental care, or to schedule an appointment, contact our cosmetic dentistry office today at 801-938-8855!

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care



Local Dentistry

Family Dentistry Sandy Utah Salt Lake Dental Care specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry to provide that special, local dental care to our Salt Lake City area dental patients.

Salt Lake Dental Care provides superior dentistry to the city of Murray UT. We also provide family dentistry services to our neighboring areas including Sandy Utah and Salt Lake City.

Our most popular dentistry procedure is cosmetic dentistry, however we also perform dental implants.

You can contact Salt Lake Dental Care about cosmetic dentistry or dental implants, or any other dentistry service by calling us at 801-938-8855.

If you live in the 84107 zip code area, and are looking for a ‘home town dentist’ who provides local dentistry to the Sandy Utah area, click on any of the links on this page, give us a call at 801-938-8855, or stop by and visit. You can find us at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 in Murray, Utah.

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


Stay Out Of The Salt Lake City Dental Danger Zone

Cosmetic Dentistry Salt Lake City

You would never consider running a red light on a busy street or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway, but you might be doing some everyday things that are a real danger to your oral health.

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood, a family and cosmetic dentist serving the Salt Lake City and Sandy Utah area, and I want to share with you some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth.

Crunching ice between your teeth might be refreshing on a clear day, but the soft tissue inside your teeth won’t appreciate it. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.

Participating in your favorite sport without proper mouth protection is a risk that no one in Murray UT should take. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could occur (and there is with most sports) then get to the nearest Salt Lake City sporting goods store and purchase an inexpensive mouth guard or, better yet, ask me about a custom mouthguard.

Using your teeth to open anything is a bad idea. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.

Now that you know how to avoid these risks, what can you do if you’ve already damaged your teeth from these activities or similar ones? Make an appointment with our high-quality staff and we’ll see how we can help.

If you’ve had chipping or cracking problems, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that might help you. If you have overly-sensitive teeth, I may be able to prescribe a prescription toothpaste to relieve the pain.

We can also answer any questions you have about veneers, gum contouring, or teeth whitening in Murray. We hope to hear from you soon, but in the meantime, keep those pearly whites safe and sound.


Wisdom Teeth Checkup

Wisdom Teeth Removed Salt Lake City Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24 for people in the Salt Lake City community. While not always troublesome, it is important to learn as early as possible whether your wisdom teeth are coming in sideways, or otherwise impacting your other teeth.

Checking your wisdom teeth in Salt Lake City is a simple and painless process, and can save you trouble down the road.

Our practice, ‘Salt Lake Dental Care’, works with patients from ages 2 to 90, and our high-quality staff can help you determine whether your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted. We can also help you determine whether your wisdom teeth will require advanced care, or if a simple procedure can solve the problem.

Wisdom teeth can be painful, and we don’t like pain at Salt Lake Dental Care. It’s our goal to give you the best care and attention when checking your wisdom teeth.

If you are in the Salt Lake City area and need to have your wisdom teeth checked, please stop by our office at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202, Murray UT. We also service the greater Salt Lake City area and surrounding communities.

We specialize in general dentistry, and often perform cosmetic dentistry. We can take a look at your wisdom teeth and help you make a healthy decision for your future. If your wisdom teeth need to be pulled, we provide effective and stress-free wisdom teeth extraction.

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


Choosing A Dentist In Salt Lake City

Choosing A Dentist In Murray The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a dentist in Salt Lake City. We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor in how many people find a dentist. Here are some things you should look for:

Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist. If you live in the Salt Lake City area, there are many options, and most locations are not too far out of the way. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their Salt Lake City dentist.

Relationship is a strong factor. Your dentist should be approachable, and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dentist chair. After all, your dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral hygiene; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your Salt Lake City dentist and the dental office staff.

Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist in Salt Lake City. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in corrective dentistry such as braces. Depending on your need, you may select a local dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bear in mind, however, that it is good to have a family dentistry professional who can maintain your dental history and work with you to through the years.

If you are looking for a dentist in Salt Lake City, please come by and speak with me. I can address your interest in any of these critical areas, and will be happy to introduce you to Salt Lake Dental Care.

I look forward to meeting you.

-Clint Blackwood, DDS



Teeth: What Have They Done For You Lately?

Family Dentistry Murray UT

Welcome to the Murray UT family dentistry blog! Today we are going to look at the secret life of our teeth.

The shape of each tooth gives a clue to what it does. The incisors, or your front teeth, are sharp. They need to be because they are there to cut food and their curvature helps move food inside the mouth.

Behind the incisors, you find the canine teeth. Their roots go far into the jaw bone because they are designed to hold onto food and tear through it.

Premolars, found just behind the canines, are flat on the surface. This allows them to crush your food as you chew. And, finally, in the very back are the molars. They are large and have nice, flat chewing surfaces that help them to grind food down into smaller, more digestible pieces.

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood, a local Murray UT dentist, and I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about the different teeth in your mouth.
If you are in Murray UT or the surrounding areas and would like to make an appointment at my practice, Salt Lake Dental Care, please give us a call at 801-938-8855. We can schedule an appointment and tell you about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.

If you’ve ever been interested in a smile makeover, come on in and we’ll discuss the possibilities. I want my Murray UT cosmetic dental patients to have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we offer comprehensive dental services including:

dental implants
cosmetic dentistry
wisdom tooth extraction


Helping Murray UT Love Dental Visits

Cosmetic Dentistry Murray UT

It’s no secret that most Murray UT people dread going to the dentist. Everyone knows it and despite your best efforts, even your Murray UT area dentist knows it. But when you start visiting your dentist for the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments, you may find that you LOVE going to the dentist!

Dentists in Murray UT and the surrounding areas have so many procedures and advanced materials at their disposal to make your smile as beautiful as it can be. Dental crowns, veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, and short term braces are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in and around Murray UT.

Many Murray UT residents are surprised to find that most of these procedures are more convenient than they supposed and more affordable than they expected.

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood, a cosmetic and sedation dentist in Murray UT, and I want to help you love your dental visits and love your smile. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1989, and I find it especially rewarding when Murray UT area residents find renewed confidence after a smile makeover.

At my Murray UT practice we offer implant dentistry, family dentistry, and sedation dentistry. If you have any questions, the trust-building staff here at Salt Lake Dental Care would be happy to answer them and schedule an appointment to see what cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures would be right for you.

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care

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