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01
JUN
2018

Modern Marvels: Dental Implants in Murray UT

Millions of Americans are enjoying the benefits of dental implants, many of them here in Murray UT.  Salt Lake Dental Care is a provider of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into a patient’s jaw. They replace the missing tooth’s root, which helps the jawbone maintain its density and prevents bone recession. An artificial tooth is fitted on top of the titanium post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent long-term solution.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients say they have renewed confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

To find out more about dental implants from Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, contact our office. We also provide general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. 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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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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18
MAY
2018

Has Your Toddler Had A Dental Exam?

If you have a toddler who has not yet had that first trip to the dentist, we invite you to make an appointment with us at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT. Our family dentistry is for people of all ages.

The the best time to start dental check-ups for young children is when their teeth first come in, or by their first birthday. This may seem a bit early, but it’s the best way to get them started on the path to lifelong oral health.

National studies show that more and more preschool-aged children are getting cavities. Some are showing signs of tooth decay as early as age two. Children with an increased risk of dental problems should receive a dental examination as early as possible. Here are some of the risk factors:

  • Sleeping with a bottle
  • Drinking juice repeatedly during the day
  • Abnormal tooth development
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tooth grinding
  • A mother with significant tooth decay
  • Other physical problems

When you bring your toddler in, we’ll analyze the condition of his or her teeth and identify potential problems. It’s helpful for parents to get a review of proper oral hygiene for young children. You can also learn about preventative measures, such as dental sealants and fluoride supplements.

Make an appointment, and bring your questions, too. Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT provides general and family dentistry, as well as popular cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Give us a call 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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27
APR
2018

Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Perfect Smile

Don't Take Stress Out On Your Teeth Murray At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, it’s not uncommon to see patients with stress-related dental issues. You might not realize it, but stress can do a number on your oral health and your perfect smile.

Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, gum disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.

People who have difficulty managing stress need to realize it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend an over-the-counter topical anesthetic.

Clenching and grinding the teeth is common, and many people do it unconsciously. We can determine whether a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.

As a final note, many people are more likely to neglect their dental health routine when they are under stress. They also tend to eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.

Protect your perfect smile! If you’re concerned about the effect stress is having on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT. We offer general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. Make 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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20
APR
2018

Smile Transformations At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS

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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

 

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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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APR
2018

Porcelain Veneers: Just Like (Perfect) Teeth

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Have you been searching for the right way to fix your damaged, unsightly teeth? At Salt Lake Dental Care, we specialize in porcelain veneers, a minimally-invasive solution for cracked, stained, or chipped teeth.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted porcelain shells that are permanently attached to the surface of your teeth. They can mask a host of imperfections and give you the sort of smile you might not have thought possible.

A veneer can perfect a tooth’s color, shape, size, or length. The porcelain closely resembles real life tooth enamel, so you will look like you were born with a perfect smile. They are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth – naturally perfect teeth, that is.

Because veneers are custom-fitted to your teeth, you can fix chips and crack in a single procedure, all without compromising healthy tooth structure.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, we also provide cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and dental implants. Visit our smile gallery to see what we can do for you. We also provide comprehensive dental care with general and family dentistry. 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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16
MAR
2018

Seven Steps For A Beautiful, Healthy Smile

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin said that long ago, but at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, we know it still applies to many aspects of modern life, like keeping your smile beautiful and healthy.

Keeping your teeth healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some of the most important guidelines are highlighted here.

1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush.

2. Don’t forget to floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your smile, and keep your gums healthy too.

3. Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you play sports, or are engaged in an activity where your mouth could be damaged.

4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!

5. Avoid piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection and nerve damage. It’s a dubious fashion that you should avoid.

6. Stay away from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.

7. Schedule regular dental visits, of course!

At Salt lake Dental Care, helping our patients establish good habits is important. So is helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants. 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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09
MAR
2018

Excellence In Family Dentistry in Murray UT

Excellence In Family Dentistry At Salt Lake Dental Care - Clint Blackwood DDS

At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, we are proud of our legacy of dental excellence. Our dental services includes family dentistry. We are happy to treat your entire brood, from the little ones with teeth just coming in, to the oldest, whose teeth are lasting a lifetime – as they are meant to.

We are very big on education, whether it’s teaching a youngster proper brushing and flossing techniques, or showing an older patient the best way to maintain dentures. We ensure a positive dental experience for everyone.

A typical checkup includes more than just looking for any new cavities. We inspect the lips, tongue, and palate, as well as the face area and the neck. The neck exams surprise some patients, but we want to make sure there is no enlarged thyroid or abnormal lymph nodes.

We also provide cosmetic dentistry. Hundreds of our patients have dramatically improved their smiles with procedures like teeth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain veneers.

Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT general and family dentistry services include restorative dentistry and treatment for TMD. We strive to meet all your dental needs. 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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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.

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

 

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