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Less Is More In Dentistry

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There are compelling new developments in Utah dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Dr. Clint Blackwood and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist.

Less Pain
Improved painkillers, lasers, and unprecedented techniques take the pain out of dental procedures.

Less Inconvenience
Laser dentistry, which employs powerful beams of light, and other technological developments in dentistry have significantly reduced the time required to complete dental treatment.

Less Time Needed To Heal
Modern dentistry technology diminishes recovery times for procedures such as dental implants, root canals, smile makeovers, and other types of oral surgery.

Less Risk
The overall success rate of many dental procedures, including dental implants, has increased.

Less Loss of Healthy Tooth Structure
Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.

Salt Lake Dental Care, a highly regarded local practice is located 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 in Murray. We are currently accepting new Salt Lake City area patients to our state-of-the-art facility. We offer advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal and Invisalign. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 801-938-8855 to schedule an exam, cleaning or consultation.


Salt Lake City Wants Silver Screen Smiles

Salt Lake City Wants Silver Screen Smiles

With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many Murray dental patients are interested in having a smile like the stars. With an experienced dentist and the right smile makeover procedures, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.

Many smile makeovers include teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Most Sandy, Taylorsville, and Draper drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your Salt Lake City dentist can recommend an effective one, or he or she may offer in-office bleaching. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth in less than an hour.

For missing teeth, most Salt Lake City cosmetic dentists will recommend a dental implant. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Veneers are especially popular in the Salt Lake City area. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Murray patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, braces, and gum contouring are other successful treatments that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood, a trusted and experienced Murray dentist. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Sandy, Taylorsville, or Draper area, I hope you’ll give us a call at 801-938-8855 to schedule a consultation.

We offer wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, and porcelain veneers.


Are Dentures Inevitable?

Implant Anchored Dentures in Murray Are you one of the fortunate Salt Lake City people with healthy teeth? Would you like to keep them healthy for the rest of your life? Some Murray residents believe that keeping their teeth healthy into the golden years is unlikely if not impossible.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, we are happy to assure you that this is a myth. With proper dental hygiene, regular dental exams and cleanings, and a healthy lifestyle, your teeth can serve you throughout your life.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, we help patients of all ages, including those in their seventies and eighties, maintain their beautiful smiles. Dentures are not inevitable. Even if you already wear dentures, don’t give up.

You can improve your smile and your life with new implant anchored dentures.

These new fixed dentures won’t slip and slide in your mouth, so you can start eating confidently again.

Our office is friendly and relaxed. You don’t need to worry about being embarrassed if your teeth have not seen a dentist or hygienist for a while. We can treat your dental problems with expertise and put you on the path for better oral health in the future.

Remember, without dental health, you are never truly healthy. Call 801-938-8855.


Implants Make Life Better For Murray Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your quality of life. Salt Lake City denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from healthy teeth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatments such as fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction is usually followed by bone recession.

While dentures are certainly preferable to having no teeth at all, they come with a host of issues. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking and laughing difficult. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they require relines.

But there is hope! Dental implant technology can significantly improve the quality of life for Salt Lake City people who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over denture.

Did you know that some Murray denture wearers retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can stop bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Salt Lake Dental Care patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more confident, and socialize more often.

Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your Murray dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

Salt Lake Dental Care provides unprecedented dentistry including sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, and Invisalign. Our caring team is dedicated to improving the lives of our valued patients.

Call 801-938-8855 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clint Blackwood. Salt Lake Dental Care provides technologically-advanced general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, and Invisalign. Our cheerful team is passionate about oral health and brilliant smiles.


Captivate Audiences in Utah Once Again

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Hello Murray! Remember when being a toothless five-year-old captivated friends and family? When a lisp was considered precious and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults in the Salt Lake City area. Toothless smiles are embarrassing and lisps can make you self-conscious.

But your days of capturing delighted looks and commanding a conversation may not be gone forever – even if you have missing teeth. Don’t keep your Murray fans waiting any longer.

It is time to find out what can be done to fill in those gaps and restore what you reveled in as a child – your beautiful smile and a healthy self-image. Calling our Murray office is the first step out of the wings and onto the stage of a new life.


If you are missing teeth, have unbecoming gaps or are just not satisfied with your smile’s current state, the talented group at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray look forward to offering you the answers to all your smile makeover, dental restorations, and cosmetic dentistry questions. The cost of general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Murray isn’t always easy to figure out. A simple consultation will bring not only clarity but also hope that possibilities for wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign, or sedation dentistry are well within your reach. Dr. Clint Blackwood is ready to end your stage fright and restore confidence at this stage in your life. We know we can’t stay children forever but don’t despair, YOU can still be captivating!

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


Why Do Murray Dentists Like Potatoes?

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The reason dentists like potatoes is because they are so “filling!” Ba-dum ching.

Lame joke, I know. But seriously, the wiser our patients in Draper and Sandy are about what they eat, the easier it will be to care for their dear old teeth.

It doesn’t have to be potatoes, but the mouth does request that we take a good look at what can be damaging and upsetting it.

The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids, which attack enamel on teeth and get the decay process started for Draper people of all ages. Fruits have a high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing, so they aren’t really no-nos. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes, and pies that you should steer clear of.

Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons, and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to minimize their acidic effects. Sandy folks are wise to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken and other meats, nuts, and milk. The calcium and phosphorus in these foods will support tooth remineralization.

Timing of Meals
The more often you eat, the more often your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be tempered by choosing healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are not only to eat unhealthy foods, but to skip oral hygiene altogether.

I hope this blog assists in keeping you on the path to a healthy mouth and gives you something to think about if you’re interested in oral health in Salt Lake City or Murray, Utah.

I’m Clint Blackwood DDS at Salt Lake Dental Care. If cosmetic dentistry like porcelain veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening interests you, call 801-938-8855 to set up a consultation. We can discuss anything from general dentistry to dental crowns and bridges. Our high-quality staff is ready to make you comfortable and informed.

We can offer our friends from Sandy sedation dentistry or teeth whitening if they want it. We can schedule patients from Draper for wisdom teeth removal or porcelain veneers right here in our office. Murray customers are always welcome to check into Invisalign clear braces, too. Don’t hesitate to make the call.

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

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