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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.


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:

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


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.


Is Sedation Dentistry Safe For Murray Smiles?

Affordable Murray Dentistry Sedation When I discuss sedation dentistry with new Salt Lake City cosmetic dentistry patients, I encounter many misconceptions. The purpose of today’s Salt Lake Dental Care dentistry article is to debunk some of the most common myths about dental sedation.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some nervous Murray dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. With oral sedation you are relaxed but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask a dental sedation patient a question during the treatment, the patient is able to hear, understand, and respond.

Myth #2: Taylorsville Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Salt Lake City anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most Utah Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry

Some Utah dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your Utah dental insurance benefits.

Myth #4: Murray Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Salt Lake City cosmetic dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. Salt Lake Dental Care meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of Utah dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.

For more information about anxiety-free dentistry, contact Salt Lake Dental Care at or 801-938-8855 today to schedule a sedation consultation.


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


Sedation Dentistry In Murray For Kids And Parents

Sedation Dentistry In Murray For Kids And Parents

At Salt Lake Dental Care we know that many Murray children are afraid of going to the dentist. I am Clint Blackwood, and my staff and I at Salt Lake Dental Care want to make your child’s first visit to my Murray practice a positive experience. Regular dental check-ups from toddler age are an essential part of oral hygiene.

Utah parents can follow these guidelines to help prepare their child for a dental visit.

1. Talk about the exam with your child. Answer any questions with uncomplicated answers.
2. Don’t share your bad dental experiences with your child.
3. Don’t imply that the exam will be painful.
4. Help your child understand that this is an important part of staying healthy.
5. Don’t offer a reward for visiting the dentist.

It is important for parents to make sure they aren’t anxious about Murray dental visits because children can sense their stress.

At Salt Lake Dental Care we have been treating children and adults since 2005. Our professional, friendly staff can calm the nerves of a fearful child and help them have a gentle, anxiety-free dental experience.

If you or your Murray child has had a bad dental experience or is unable to stay calm while visiting the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry. We want all of our patients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving excellent dental care.

For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing oral sensation. If you require more sedation, Laughing Gas and IV sedation are safe solutions.

Salt Lake Dental Care also offers complete smile makeovers which may include dental implants, teeth whitening, dental veneers, or any other cosmetic dental procedures required. All of these can be done with some type of sedation if needed.

Don’t let your fears or your child’s fears keep your child from having a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact Salt Lake Dental Care at 801-938-8855 today!

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