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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.


Saliva And Murray’s Dental Health

Saliva And Murray

Hi. I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood. Welcome to my Murray dental blog. Today we’ll be looking at the complexity and importance of your saliva. Though most people in the Sandy, Taylorsville, or Draper areas may think it’s gross, saliva is essential to dental health as well as digestion.

Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is a key factor in the development of cavities and other forms of tooth decay.

The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.

Now that Salt Lake City residents know how important saliva is to dental health, I’m sure you can see why ample salivary flow should concern you. For most of my Murray patients, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is an ailment that should be dealt with quickly before oral health complications occur.

If you are in the Sandy, Taylorsville, or Draper area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact my office today at 801-938-8855. We have been providing general and cosmetic dentistry in Murray since 2005.

Our high-quality staff would be happy to talk to you about wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, and the other services we provide to our valued patients.

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray Utah


Salt Lake Dental Care Treats Cankers Sores, Lesions, and Fever Blisters

Salt Lake Dental Care Treats Cankers Sores Lesions and Fever Blisters

At Salt Lake Dental Care, one of the most common complaints we hear from Murray dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores.

There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying but harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention.

Though not contagious, the most common complaint is canker sores, which affect an estimated eighty percent of the Salt Lake area population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods.

Dr. Clint Blackwood can prescribe a topical dental paste to relieve pain and guard against infection. Recurring canker sores can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health problem.

Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious, fluid-filled blisters. Salt Lake City cold sore sufferers should be aware that cold sores can become infected. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we advise our patients on how to treat cold sores and avoid further breakouts.

Fungal infections and oral cancer can cause sores in the mouth and throat. See your Salt Lake City dentist if you experience any of the following:

Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
Unusually large lesions
Multiple sores

Dr. Clint Blackwood reminds patients that eating a well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and not smoking can all aid in oral health and hygiene.

To schedule an appointment, or ask about other oral concerns, contact Salt Lake Dental Care today at 801-938-8855.

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray Utah

Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray  provides the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and pediatric dental services. We offer wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and complete smile makeovers.

The following online articles were used as source material for this blog:
‘Mouth Sores,’ American Academy of Otolaryngology, December 2010,, accessed on November 29, 2011
‘Dental Health and Canker Sores,’ WebMD, November 2011,, accessed on November 29, 2011

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