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20
NOV
2015

5 Simple Ways To Avoid A Cracked Tooth In Salt Lake City

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and pricey to repair. Today’s post in the Salt Lake Dental Care dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong.

1. Avoiding a cracked tooth means avoiding chewing on hard things. Mind-blowing, right? Sandy and Taylorsville dental patients should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Also be careful with pitted fruits – that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the stone, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is critical to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where you mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, Draper rec center flag football, and many other activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth protector.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Take a minute to find a pair of scissors before you tear open a package of lunch meat or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.

4. Most people know that grinding your teeth is harmful, but did you know that it can lead to a cracked tooth? If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, speak with your Salt Lake City dentist so you can address the problem with stress reduction techniques and/or a mouth guard. Frequent headaches or jaw pain can ordinarily be attributed to nighttime teeth grinding.

5. Lastly, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. These cracks can then be repaired before further damage or decay occurs.

If you already have a cracked tooth, never fear! Treatment is available for cracks small and large. Veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, inlays/onlays, fillings, and dental implants are all used to repair or replace damaged teeth.

My name is Dr. Clint Blackwood and I provide exceptional dental care in Murray. My practice, Salt Lake Dental Care, offers the following services:

Wisdom teeth removal
Invisalign
Sedation dentistry
Porcelain veneers

And more! If you live in Murray, Sandy, Taylorsville, or Draper and are seeking a friendly, experienced, and gentle dentist, please give us a call at 801-938-8855 to schedule a consultation.

Call today!

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
801-938-8855
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/

26
JUN
2015

Dental Confidence Or Caution In Utah?

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Whether you are one of the Murray folks who goes willingly for your check-up, or if you are hesitant about getting dental work done, Salt Lake Dental Care has opened its doors to smiling patients since 2005. We give straightforward answers about the cost of dental implants, the price for a crown, and the average cost of veneers for patients throughout Taylorsville, nearby Sandy or even Draper.

The cost of cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be an unknown. A suitable consultation can bring you up to date about possible procedures and shed light on the pros and cons of general dentistry, our specialty.

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Not only do we offer wisdom teeth removal, we’ll schedule patients for sedation dentistry because we want to make a difference in the lives of our Murray neighbors. We’ll have you open wide for Invisalign because we know we’re superior at what we do for Salt Lake City smiles.

We’ll get you in a comfortable seat before you enjoy placement of porcelain veneers because comfort is the key to happy patients. And of course, we offer teeth whitening as well. Your enjoyment of any of these is entirely up to us. We make it our business. Interested in an outstanding experience? Dr. Clint Blackwood encourages thrill seekers and cautious patients alike to visit us at our 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 office or to look us up on the web: https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/.

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

06
FEB
2015

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.

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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
801-938-8855
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/

02
JAN
2015

3 Behind-The-Scenes Dental Advances For Utah

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Draper dental patients who have undergone a smile redesign are probably aware of the latest cosmetic dental procedures popular in the Salt Lake City area. These include metal-free fillings, porcelain veneers, invisible braces, implant-anchored dentures, and inlays/onlays.

Today’s Draper dental post focuses on some nifty dentistry advances that are used behind the scenes to benefit Draper dentists and dental patients alike.

Digital imaging is not just for Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest; many cutting-edge Utah dental offices use digital X-Rays. Real-time digital images help Salt Lake City dentists more easily spot and treat oral problems including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure and are easier to store and access.

Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in myriad procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.

CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative procedures in Draper including in-office inlays/onlays and same-day crowns. Salt Lake City dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure. CAD/CAM is used in Utah dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, veneers, and ceramic braces.

The future of dentistry is here today. I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood. Salt Lake Dental Care is located at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 in Murray. We can be reached at 801-938-8855. Ask us about:

Wisdom teeth removal
Invisalign
Sedation dentistry
Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening

17
OCT
2014

3 Ways to Minimize Candy Intake at Halloween

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1. Lock yourself in a closet.
2. Sew your mouth shut.
3. Wear a shock collar that’s sensitive to sugar particles.

At Salt Lake Dental Care we understand how hard it is to avoid sweets altogether at Halloween and other sugar-filled holidays. We encourage both unfettered joy and healthy living for all of our Murray patients.

Moderation in candy intake can help with the prevention of dental caries (cavities), but so can consistent brushing and flossing and regular cleanings and checkups at your Salt Lake City family dentist. Keeping the mouth clean and being meticulous about oral hygiene are strong indicators for a happy mouth.

We’re not here to tell our Murray and Sandy, UT, patients to avoid sugar altogether. We’re not even here to tell you just to sneak a little. Eat as much as your child will let you; just be sure and brush thoroughly – same as any other time of year. Keep in mind that eating a candy bar and then brushing is better than sucking on a lollipop for half an hour.

When it comes to caring for Murray, Utah’s teeth and cosmetic dentistry needs, Dr. Clint Blackwood works tirelessly to make quality dental implants, general dentistry, and wisdom teeth removal available to this entire Utah community. Services such as dentures and cosmetic dentistry really set us apart from the competition. If we can help you with porcelain veneers or Invisalign clear braces, then we’ve done our job!

Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah 84107
801-938-8855
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/

12
SEP
2014

Murray Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

dental implants Salt Lake CityWhen my Murray patients ask me about tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my Murray dental practice. Patients from the Taylorsville area and Draper area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of my questions in the Salt Lake City area have to do with the strength and durability of the tooth replacement.

Dental implants are also popular in Salt Lake City. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After the post has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached which extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for Murray tooth restoration patients.

Both Utah smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, too.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Salt Lake City area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

Call Salt Lake Dental Care and ask to schedule an evaluation for Utah tooth restoration with Dr. Clint Blackwood. You can schedule your tooth restoration by calling us at 801-938-8855.

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