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25
MAY
2018

How Do You Measure Success?

Affordable Salt Lake City Tooth Bleaching At Salt Lake Dental Care, we are passionate about success. Our experience, ability, and commitment to excellence results in positive outcomes every day. Each team member at Salt Lake Dental Care this passion for success.

What does dental success mean to you?

For many our patients, success is a routine check-up that reveals healthy teeth and no cavities. For others, success is a stunning smile makeover using porcelain veneers or teeth whitening.

We also enjoy completing successful teeth-straightening procedures for youth and adults. Though these transformations are usually longer-term, the results are no less extraordinary. We provide Invisalign clear braces, and Six Month Smiles clear braces.

Sometimes, success is as simple as helping a nervous patient feel relaxed during their appointment. We provide sedation dentistry for those coping with dental anxiety.

At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, our success depends on your complete smile satisfaction. We provide general and family dentistry to patients of all ages. 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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11
MAY
2018

The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals in Murray UT

Too many people see a dentist’s office as a painful place. At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, we dispel that with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Even so, when patients hear they need a root canal, a lot of them can’t help getting tense.

It doesn’t need to be that way. Patients need to get a root canal because of an infected tooth. That tooth is usually giving them pain, sometimes a lot of pain. A root canal relieves it, and saves the tooth. The procedure itself is painless.

The term “root canal” comes from the fact that we clean out the canals inside the tooth’s root. We remove bacteria, soft tissue, decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. The tooth is then sealed, and a crown is put in place.

Most root canals are successful, and result in the infected tooth being saved. The only alternative is to have the tooth extracted. As worrisome as it might be to hear you need a root canal, the alternative is worse.

We want root canals, and all other procedures, to be as comfortable as possible. We have several sedation dentistry options: nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a sedative beforehand, and IV sedation, which is administered intravenously.

Nitrous oxide wears off quickly. But those who get oral conscious sedation or IV sedation will need a ride home afterward.

In addition to root canals, Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT provides general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

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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13
APR
2018

Teeth Whitening in Murray UT

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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

 

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02
MAR
2018

Beautiful Smiles in Salt Lake City: A Responsible Investment

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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.

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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

 

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27
JAN
2017

When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

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If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we have been providing sedation dentistry since 2005. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time required to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health problems. Call 801-506-6009 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clint Blackwood to discuss your options.

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry – we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated – but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable, relaxed, and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since 2005.

Regular dental check-ups are important for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS offers full-service dental care including sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and wisdom teeth removal. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental specifics from Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS in Murray.

 

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, UT
84107

 

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09
JAN
2015

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe For Murray Smiles?

Affordable Murray Dentistry Sedation When I discuss sedation dentistry with new Salt Lake City cosmetic dentistry patients, I encounter many misconceptions. The purpose of today’s Salt Lake Dental Care dentistry article is to debunk some of the most common myths about dental sedation.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some nervous Murray dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. With oral sedation you are relaxed but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask a dental sedation patient a question during the treatment, the patient is able to hear, understand, and respond.

Myth #2: Taylorsville Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Salt Lake City anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most Utah Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry

Some Utah dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your Utah dental insurance benefits.

Myth #4: Murray Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Salt Lake City cosmetic dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. Salt Lake Dental Care meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of Utah dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.

For more information about anxiety-free dentistry, contact Salt Lake Dental Care at https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/ or 801-506-6009 today to schedule a sedation consultation.

19
SEP
2014

Sedation Dentistry In Murray For Kids And Parents

Sedation Dentistry In Murray For Kids And Parents

At Salt Lake Dental Care we know that many Murray children are afraid of going to the dentist. I am Clint Blackwood, and my staff and I at Salt Lake Dental Care want to make your child’s first visit to my Murray practice a positive experience. Regular dental check-ups from toddler age are an essential part of oral hygiene.

Utah parents can follow these guidelines to help prepare their child for a dental visit.

1. Talk about the exam with your child. Answer any questions with uncomplicated answers.
2. Don’t share your bad dental experiences with your child.
3. Don’t imply that the exam will be painful.
4. Help your child understand that this is an important part of staying healthy.
5. Don’t offer a reward for visiting the dentist.

It is important for parents to make sure they aren’t anxious about Murray dental visits because children can sense their stress.

At Salt Lake Dental Care we have been treating children and adults since 2005. Our professional, friendly staff can calm the nerves of a fearful child and help them have a gentle, anxiety-free dental experience.

If you or your Murray child has had a bad dental experience or is unable to stay calm while visiting the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry. We want all of our patients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving excellent dental care.

For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing oral sensation. If you require more sedation, nitrous oxide and IV sedation are safe solutions.

Salt Lake Dental Care also offers complete smile makeovers which may include dental implants, teeth whitening, dental veneers, or any other cosmetic dental procedures required. All of these can be done with some type of sedation if needed.

Don’t let your fears or your child’s fears keep your child from having a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact Salt Lake Dental Care at 801-938-8855 today!

01
FEB
2013

Sedation Dentistry in Murray

Sedation Dentistry in Murray UT Picture the following scenario: You are stretched out in a chair at your Murray UT dentist’s office holding a remote as you try to tune into your favorite local radio station. An assistant clips a paper bib around your neck. Someone switches on a bright overhead light and you see latex-gloved hands moving toward your open mouth. You close your eyes.

As you read this, does your heart begin racing? Are your palms sweaty?

If so, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Oral sedation benefits nervous dental patients in Murray UT every day. Moderate sedation is used for all types of Salt Lake City area dental procedures such as root canal therapy, dental implants, and wisdom teeth removal. If you are considering extensive restorative or cosmetic dental work, conscious sedation may allow your cosmetic dentist to complete multiple procedures in a single visit.

Don’t let fear prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Schedule a visit with Dr. Clint Blackwood to learn about conscious sedation dentistry.

Clint Blackwood DDS
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah 84107

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

Give us a call at 801-938-8855 or find us on the Web at: https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/.

18
JAN
2013

Sedation Dentistry At Salt Lake Dental Care

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Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some Sandy Utah residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation.

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to sedation dentistry, at Salt Lake Dental Care we offer our Sandy Utah area clients a variety of procedures, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, dentures, and general dentistry.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or cosmetic dentistry, the high-quality team at Salt Lake Dental Care will give you something to smile about!

For more information on dental sedation or any other dental procedure, contact us at 801-938-8855.

We are located at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 Murray, Utah 84107.  Call today!

14
DEC
2012

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Salt Lake Dental Care – Dr. Clint Blackwood

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Hello Salt Lake City dental blog visitors, welcome to the Salt Lake Dental Care blog. I am Dr. Clint Blackwood and I specialize in general dentistry and dental implants.

A close friend of mine in Salt Lake City recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to complete the procedure. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern Salt Lake City dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one or two short office visits.

My friend’s anxiety was diminished when she knew what to expect. If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your Salt Lake City dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today. We are accepting new dentistry patients at Salt Lake Dental Care – Dr. Clint Blackwood.

My staff and I at Salt Lake Dental Care offer clear braces, fast teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and all general and preventative dental procedures.

If you are interested in dentures or general dentistry, call us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah 84107
801-506-6009
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/