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Brightening Your Smile Is Easy!

Posted May 2, 2016.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Pinecrest Dental Blog | Brightening Your Smile is Easy IS YOUR SMILE AS WHITE as it used to be? Even good oral hygiene won’t prevent tooth discoloration forever. While daily brushing and flossing help keep your teeth clean and healthy, it’s normal to feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle...

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What Your Dentist Can Tell By Looking In Your Mouth

Posted May 2, 2016.

January 5, 2016 DENTISTS AREN’T JUST LOOKING FOR CAVITIES at your routine checkup. A quick examination of your mouth can reveal a lot more about your oral and overall health than you think. The dentist may even discover some of your quirky habits! Here are a few things dentists may notice when they look inside...

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Our Team’s New Year’s Resolutions!

Posted May 2, 2016.

Here at Pinecrest Dental in Taylorsville, UT, we’re excited for the new year and we wanted to take a moment to share our new year’s resolutions with you. Also, we’d love to hear YOUR resolutions too!...

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What To Expect At The Dentist... When You’re Expecting

Posted May 2, 2016.

January 12, 2016 What To Expect At The Dentist… When You’re Expecting | Salt Lake City Dentist IF YOU’RE PREGNANT, you’re probably worried about anything and everything that may affect your baby, especially if you’re a first-time mother. But when it comes to your dental care, there’s no need to worry! Annual exams and preventive...

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Ice Cravings: A Sign Of Something More?

Posted May 2, 2016.

DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY many people enjoy chewing their leftover ice after finishing a nice refreshing drink? It may surprise you to learn that the cool crunch of the ice may not be the only thing drawing people to chew those last few cubes. Chewing Ice Is Not Cool For Your Teeth Many enjoy...

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How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

Posted May 2, 2016.

FEELING A BIT TIRED at times during the day is completely normal, even with a good night’s sleep. Some people, however, struggle every night for a restful sleep, especially those with sleep apnea. Did you know that one in five adults has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with 80 percent of cases going undiagnosed? This condition...

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Treat A Cavity

Posted May 2, 2016.

MANY OF US HAVE HAD at least one cavity in our lives, and if we don’t keep up on our oral hygiene, it’s likely that we’ll get a couple more as time goes by. While cavities may be inconvenient, it’s imperative that we get them treated immediately. Early treatment of cavities prevents long-term damage to...

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Give Your Kids A Jumpstart On Oral Health Care!

Posted May 2, 2016.

YOUR CHILD’S BABY TEETH are just as important as their permanent teeth. Kids may not keep their first teeth forever, but they require just as much diligent care as future permanent teeth. In fact, maintaining your child’s dental health when they are young will provide health benefits well into adulthood as well as set them...

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February Is Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted May 2, 2016.

THE CDC REPORTS that 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings. In honor of Children’s Dental Health...

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Pets Need Their Teeth Brushed Too!

Posted May 2, 2016.

DID YOU KNOW THAT FEBRUARY is Pet Dental Health Month? That’s right! Your pets need their teeth taken care of too! While their teeth don’t require quite as much attention as ours do, your pet’s teeth still need a little tender loving care to keep them healthy. Brush Your Pet’s Teeth Brushing our teeth removes...

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From The Experts: Pinecrest Dental Answers Your Questions About Mouthwash

Posted May 2, 2016.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED if mouthwash is actually a necessary part of your dental hygiene routine? If you’d like to use mouthwash as a part of your daily oral care, it’s important to know what it is and what it does. What Purpose Does Mouthwash Serve? We learn at a very early age that daily...

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Tooth Fairy Traditions

Posted May 2, 2016.

THE TOOTH FAIRY is one of many childhood fantasy figures we remember fondly. We lost our baby teeth, stuck them under our pillow, and the mysterious tooth fairy would swap our teeth out for money! What could be better? The tooth fairy isn’t quite the same for everyone though! The legend of the tooth fairy...

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Spring Is Here!

Posted May 2, 2016.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG here at Pinecrest Dental! The beautiful sunshine, blooming flowers, and warmer weather have us feeling grateful for this wonderful season. To welcome the incoming spring, we’d like to share what puts a spring in our step this time of year! What We Love About Spring Is Spring YOUR Favorite Season? Do you...

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What Is A Frenectomy?

Posted May 2, 2016.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD of a person being “tongue-tied” or “lip-tied”? As dental professionals, we care about the health of your mouth as a whole, not just your teeth. When a tongue or lip-tie is present, some problems may arise that we can help with! Why Do Lip And Tongue-Ties Occur? A lip or tongue-tie...

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Back To Basics: The DO’s And DON’Ts Of Toothbrushing

Posted May 2, 2016.

BRUSHING OUR TEETH is something we do everyday. And yet it’s easy to fall into a routine of bad habits if we’re not careful! Developing correct brushing techniques and sticking to them is crucial to the health and appearance of your smile. Toothbrushing DO’s Use the right technique. Tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle...

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Care After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Posted May 2, 2016.

TWE ARE OFTEN ASKED questions about wisdom tooth extraction and how to best care for your teeth and mouth after surgery. As your trusted dental practice, we’re here to calm your fears and address your concerns! Steps To Take To Promote Healing There are several reasons why people may need to get their wisdom teeth...

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10 Fun Dental Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!

Posted May 2, 2016.

THE TRUTH IS, our teeth are amazing! Without them we wouldn’t be able to speak, eat, sing, or smile properly. We’d like to celebrate our teeth by sharing some interesting dental facts you may not have known! Here Are 10 Fun Dental Facts 1.If you’ve been using floss daily, by the end of the year...

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Why Is Fluoride So Good For Our Teeth?

Posted May 2, 2016.

WE DENTISTS MAKE a pretty big deal about fluoride and how good it is for your teeth. Truly, fluoride is the best cavity fighter out there, helping our teeth stay healthy and strong! But how exactly does fluoride do such an awesome job at keeping our mouths cavity-free? Fluoride Prevents And Repairs Tooth Decay Bacteria...

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What To Do About Congenitally Missing Teeth

Posted May 2, 2016.

WHILE MOST PEOPLE HAVE thirty-two permanent teeth that develop (including the wisdom teeth) some people’s permanent teeth never grow in at all. These are called congenitally missing teeth—teeth missing from birth—and it’s actually more common than you think! So, what do you do if you find out you or your child have one or more...

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Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?

Posted May 2, 2016.

Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth? | Salt Lake City Dentist DRINKING ENERGY AND SPORTS DRINKS on a regular basis is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. But did you know that these drinks can be extremely damaging to your teeth? Sports and Energy Drinks Are Highly Acidic It’s important to remember...

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