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26
JUL
2013

The Dangers of Oral Piercing

Aoviding The Dangers of Oral Piercings With Your Murray Dentist If you live in the Murray area and are considering puncturing your lip or tongue, read this:

Infection
Your mouth is full of bacteria. Any opening in the tissue carries the risk of infection. The germs from your tongue and mouth can easily get into your bloodstream. Murray dentists and doctors are continually treating serious infections caused by oral piercings. Oral infections can be a real problem, and should be a major consideration before getting an oral piercing.

Tooth Damage
It should come as no surprise that having a piece of metal bang around in your mouth can easily chip tooth enamel. Though tooth enamel is amazingly strong, once it’s chipped or cracked, it can only be restored with artificial material. Fortunately, Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray offers many tooth restoration options such as dental crowns and fillings, but our advice is to avoid the problem if you can.

Prolonged Bleeding and Swelling
The blood vessels in the tongue are often damaged when the tongue is pierced, causing prolonged bleeding and possible build-up of scar tissue. In some cases, the tongue swells up enough to block the airway.

Gum Recession
A number of periodontal disease studies have shown that wearing oral jewelry is linked to periodontal disease which can result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease, or ‘gum disease’, can cause gum recession and exposes the root of your teeth, potentially causing hyper sensitivity and pain. Again, our advice is to avoid the problem right from the start.

These are just a few of the dangers. Cosmetic dentist Clint Blackwood at Salt Lake Dental Care can give you more information about the risks of oral piercings. If you already have damage, call 801-938-8855 to schedule a consultation.

28
JUN
2013

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Murray

Cosmetic Dental Solutions Near Sandy Utah Murray cosmetic dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas. Dental crowns are strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restorations that cover the top of damaged teeth.

Salt Lake City family dentists recommend crowns to remedy the following problems:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost significant tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before your Murray UT dentist can attach the crown to your tooth, we must prepare the tooth. Salt Lake City family dentists often apply a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping. Your dentist will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth to protect it until you return to your Sandy dentistry office to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be careful while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. The Murray UT dental crown patient should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.

The mold of your teeth is sent to a Utah dental lab where your crown is built. Dental crowns are fabricated in three varieties: tooth colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns. Each type has its pros and cons. Your Murray cosmetic dentist at Salt Lake Dental Care will choose the best crown material for your particular tooth.

What if you need a permanent dental restoration for both the top and root of your tooth? A dental implant is your answer.

For more information about complete dental restorations and other cosmetic dental solutions, call Salt Lake Dental Care at 801-938-8855 today.

21
JUN
2013

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment in Murray

Dental Emergency Treatment In Salt Lake City Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone in Murray when you felt a sudden jolt of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel is eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the tooth are located. Ouch!

Tooth sensitivity can be a signal that something is wrong. It may be caused by periodontal disease or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth, which may need a dental crowns to prevent further pain.

Enamel erosion can be caused by a number of factors including acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding, or cracked teeth. If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Salt Lake Dental Care, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few weeks.

Surprisingly, one cause of gum recession for our Murray patients is brushing too hard. That’s right; it is possible to brush too hard!

If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 801-938-8855 right away to make an appointment. Clint Blackwood takes tooth pain seriously.

At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray, we not only treat tooth sensitivity problems, we also perform entire smile makeovers for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Murray UT and Salt Lake City areas. You’ll find us in the 84107 zip code area.

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

15
MAR
2013

Smile Perfection In Salt Lake City

Cosmetic Dentistry Offers Smile Perfection For Salt Lake City

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.

-Author Unknown

We are perfectionists at Salt Lake Dental Care where we create perfect smiles for our cosmetic dental and smile makeover patients.

Here are some of the cosmetic dental procedures we use in smile makeovers at Salt lake Dental Care.

Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are the ultimate tooth restoration available in Salt Lake City or anywhere else, for that matter. A tooth implant consists of a metal post that is inserted into your jawbone. The post replaces the root of the missing tooth.

After a few months, it meshes with your jawbone to provide the strength and integrity of a natural tooth. A base and natural-looking dental crown is permanently attached to the post. For most Salt Lake City patients with missing teeth, it is the preferred restoration. Implants can also be used to attach dentures and partial dentures for no-slip implant/denture combos.

Dental Crowns
A mainstay of Murray UT cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns are more beautiful than ever. New fabrication technologies and materials have improved the aesthetics and strength of this restorative option.

Porcelain Veneers
A veneer is a more conservative treatment than a full crown. This is a good choice for Salt Lake City patients whose teeth are structurally sound but have unsightly flaws such as discoloration, chips, cracks, or imperfect shape. Are you one of the many Murray UT teens or adults with dark tetracycline stains? Call us today at 801-938-8855 to say goodbye to tetracycline stains!

Inlays/Onlays
Inlays and onlays (indirect fillings) are designed and fabricated using dental CAD/CAM software. These fillings are strong, attractive, and precisely fitted to the cavity.

Tooth Whitening
Teeth bleaching is the crowning touch for a perfect smile. (It’s the only thing you need if you are a fortunate Salt Lake City man or woman with perfectly-shaped and aligned teeth.) No one has to live with dull or stained teeth. Call us today for a teeth whitening consultation at our Murray UT office.

08
MAR
2013

Murray Smile Makeovers at Salt Lake Dental Care

Cosmetic Dental Makeovers In Murray UT Many Murray UT residents have experienced a boost in self-confidence by undergoing restorative or cosmetic dentistry at Salt Lake Dental Care. I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping Salt Lake City area dentistry patients dramatically improve their smile and overall health with the latest tooth restoration procedures to correct dental problems and imperfections.

I enjoy consulting with my Murray UT, Salt Lake City, and Sandy Utah cosmetic dentistry patients to create personalized smile makeover treatment plans. At Salt Lake Dental Care, the treatment plan may include tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental implants. For dental patients with old or damaged dental crowns, we can provide beautiful new crowns. Tooth-colored dental fillings are popular for our cosmetic dentistry patients who are happy to be free of unsightly old silver fillings. It is important to be examined by your dentist regularly to check your previous dental work, including fillings, tooth bonding, veneers, crowns and bridges.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, we can tailor a cosmetic or restorative dental treatment plan to fit your budget. Salt Lake City tooth whitening is a surprisingly affordable way to attain a mega-watt smile without spending a lot.

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry can relieve pain, correct bite issues, and prevent future problems. A smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will enjoy every day for many years to come. If you have ever wondered what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental concerns, call Salt Lake Dental Care at 801-938-8855 to schedule a thorough exam and consultation.

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.

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