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16
FEB
2018

Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS guide to treating teeth grinding.

Understand
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit Your Murray Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. Clint Blackwood through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding. 
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly. 
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Salt Lake City to Murray deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202, Murray, Utah 84107 and consult with Dr. Blackwood about this or any other dental concern. Call 801-938-8855 today to schedule an appointment.

We are dedicated to healthy, happy family dentistry patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants. Ask about sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, wisdom teeth removal, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign clear braces. Your needs are important to us.

Contact our high-quality staff at 801-938-8855 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

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279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

26
APR
2013

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.

29
MAR
2013

Clear Braces – Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Murray Adults

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Murray UT Adults If you want to straighten teeth or correct a bite problem, you have more orthodontic options in Murray UT than ever before. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary. Here are some of the common orthodontia terms heard around Sandy and Murray UT.

Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces
These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth’. These braces are just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many Murray adults and teens who straighten their teeth choose this type of orthodontia.

Invisible braces work great for many Murray UT braces patients. To find out if lingual braces are the best type for your teeth, lifestyle and budget, schedule an orthodontic consultation at Salt Lake Dental Care by calling 801-938-8855. We can help you determine which type of clear braces system is right for you and your smile.

Traditional and Clear Retainers
Once a clear braces or traditional braces patient has completed treatment, retainers must be worn regularly to keep the beautiful straight teeth in their corrected position. There are several types of retainers available for Murray UT cosmetic dental patients. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.

Clear retainers are newer on the Salt Lake City orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some Murray UT retainer wearers believe clear retainers are more comfortable than Hawley retainers.

You don’t need to suffer with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let us help you develop a custom treatment plan for your smile.

Salt Lake Dental Care

801-938-8855

25
JAN
2013

Embarrassed By Your Teeth In Murray?

Cosmetic Dentistry Murray UT What is a beautiful smile worth? Salt Lake City area men and women who have received a smile makeover at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT say it was worth every penny.

Your smile is a part of you that you share with your family, friends, and Murray UT colleagues every day. An attractive smile creates confidence. If you are embarrassed by your smile, you waste mental and physical energy trying to hide it.

How would your life improve if you felt comfortable in every social and professional situation? If you have been trying to hide your smile for years, what incorrect assumptions have others made about you? Do you come across as self-conscious or distant because you hardly laugh at jokes and barely crack a smile when you meet someone for the first time?

Investing in a cosmetic smile redesign in Murray UT is the best way to feel younger, more attractive, and able to share your true self. When you quit trying to hide your teeth, you are free to put all your energy into your work, play–everything!

At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, Dr. Clint Blackwood carefully contours perfect smiles for our cosmetic dentistry patients.

We also make sure our smile makeover clients are completely relaxed during treatment. If you are afraid of dentists, or have had negative experiences in the past, rest assured that we understand how you feel and our caring sedation dentist and dental team will do our best to alleviate your concerns.

Come in for an aesthetic dental consultation in Murray UT. Learn about dental implants, porcelain crowns, clear braces, veneers and sedation dentistry.

Life is better when you love your smile. Call Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT today!

Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah 84107
801-938-8855

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

21
DEC
2012

Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Salt Lake Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentistry Sandy Utah

Hello Sandy Utah friends of Salt Lake Dental Care! Thanks for stopping by the ultimate cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are talking about personal transformation. Many Sandy Utah men and women want to reinvent themselves in at least one aspect of their life.

Some people are training for a new career. Some men and women have made a healthy lifestyle a priority by making better food choices and working out on a regular basis. Some people are dedicating more attention to their personal relationships.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, Dr. Clint Blackwood skillfully uses advanced cosmetic dentistry to transform lucky patients with complete smile makeovers.

A comprehensive smile redesign involves more than applying four or six porcelain veneers to the upper front teeth. Though veneers can dramatically improve a smile, a complete smile makeover is a total smile transformation.

Dr. Blackwood evaluates the condition, size, shape, alignment, and color of the teeth. These elements are created, meticulously refined, and integrated in perfect harmony. The procedures Dr. Blackwood adeptly uses are dental crowns and bridges, inlays/onlays, clear braces, cosmetic bonding, crown lengthening, gum contouring, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

Like any artistic masterpiece, a perfect smile is far more than the sum of its parts.

If you have a vision for your smile, it can become a reality at Salt Lake Dental Care – Dr. Clint Blackwood. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today by calling 801-938-8855 or visiting https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/.

30
NOV
2012

Salt Lake Dental Care Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry Salt Lake City

I have been creating spectacular smiles for my Salt Lake City cosmetic dentistry patients since 2005. Each one of my Salt Lake City smile makeover clients values their new smile almost as much as I value their trust.

My loyal patients, along with my dedicated dental team, have made my professional career particularly rewarding.

Working as a cosmetic dentist in Salt Lake City is more than just a job. Likewise, a smile makeover is more than straight, white, beautiful teeth – though that’s a big deal in itself!

My Salt Lake City cosmetic dentistry clients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased effectiveness in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without self-consciousness.

One of my Salt Lake City patients who had been embarrassed by his damaged teeth for years says his new youthful smile has given him greater confidence and ambition.

Hello, I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood of Salt Lake Dental Care. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we expertly perform the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, clear braces, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, gum contouring, and crown lengthening. We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth.

Only need a cleaning? Our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings for our clients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If you don’t currently have a dentist, we invite you to visit our Salt Lake City cosmetic and family dentistry practice and discuss your dental goals. To schedule an exam, cleaning, or consultation, contact us today at 801-938-8855.

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