Oral Health

Why Do You Need Regular Dental Checkups?

Regular dental cleanings and checkups are vital to a patient's oral health.

If you are considering skipping your next dental checkup because of cost, not having the time or because of dental anxiety, you should first consider all the risks you open yourself up to by missing out on time in the dentist’s chair. Regularly visiting the dentist allows him/her a chance to pick up on early…

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7 Foods for Healthy Gums

A variety of foods that are good for your gum health.

Gums keep your teeth secure and protect your oral bones, so we need to make sure they are taken care of and can survive any harmful bacteria in the mouth. In addition to daily brushing, flossing and regular dentist visits, here are a few food items you can incorporate into your diet to give your…

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Why Should Your Child Wear a Mouthguard?

Children are seen playing football and wearing mouth guards.

If your child participates in organised support, dentists recommend they wear a mouth guard to protect their mouths from sports-related accidents or injuries. An injury can occur more easily than you might think, especially to their top, front teeth. Since these teeth protrude slightly outward from the rest of your teeth, an impact is more…

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What is TMJ?

Woman experiences pain in her jaw due to TMJ disorder.

What is TMJ? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a condition when the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw does not work properly, causing pain and a feeling of the jaw becoming stuck. This hinge is a complex joint as it moves the lower jaw forward, backward and side-to-side. Any problem that prevents the muscles,…

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Your Guide to Toothpaste

Toothpaste has been squeezed onto a toothbrush

Your Guide to Toothpaste The gel or mousse-like substance we squeeze onto our toothbrushes every morning and evening is a more complex substance than most people give it credit. We might not think much about toothpaste but there are a few things you should know to maintain optimum oral health. The types of toothpaste: There…

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All About Teeth Grinding

Do you grind your teeth? Teeth grinding is a common dental concern that can negatively impact your smile if you don’t receive treatment. Most patients don’t even realize they grind their teeth until they visit the dentist. So it important to schedule routine dental checkups to maintain a healthy smile. Teeth grinding can be caused…

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Preventative Dental Care for a Healthier Smile

Healthy Smiles at Dentist in Holladay, UT

PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE FOR A HEALTHIER SMILE Preventive dentistry is an integral part of any great practice. Preventive dentistry allows dentists to identify any early sign of complex dental problems and provide an effective, comprehensive treatment to improve your oral health. At Holladay Dental Excellence, Dr. Val Ludlow offers comprehensive, complete dental care for patients suffering…

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Save Teeth with LANAP Laser Dentistry

LANAP Laser Denitstry in Holladay, UT

WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO SAVE TEETH! Did you know that gum disease is the number cause of tooth loss? Gum disease is a mostly preventable disease that left untreated can lead to a full range of oral and systemic health concerns. Treating gum disease in the earliest stages can help prevent additional damage to the…

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