People who are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth when they smile often cover their mouths or simply do not smile at all.  Such behavior adversely affects relationships and workplace reactions.  However, in many cases the problem may be solved with some form of cosmetic dental procedure, elective dentistry ... Read More


Not all trips to your dentist involve excruciating pain or jaws swollen up to the size of a grapefruit.  Many times it is just a matter of simple adjustment for either comfort or visual improvement.   It may involve an uneven alignment of the top edge of ... Read More


Perhaps the most exciting advancement in dentistry in recent years is the introduction of dental implants, actual permanent replacements for missing teeth.  The implant is a replacement usually made of titanium that is literally screwed into the jaw bone to replace the missing root.  Once that is done, a prosthetic ... Read More


Dental procedures that involve drilling into the natural tooth to remove tooth decay can be filled with bonding material, but in many cases the result is a weakened tooth in danger of cracking or splitting.  In such cases, a dental crown is the solution to strengthening and protecting the tooth ... Read More


The old myth about George Washington carving out a set of dentures for himself may well be the first time a boy or girl ever heard about "false teeth."  Many of us added to our concept of dentures by observing grandmother's teeth in a glass of water on her nightstand.  ... Read More


Any kind of veneer is something used for a cover-up, usually for esthetic purposes.  Dental veneers do, in fact, cover up unsightly problems with the teeth, but they do much more than that.  They may be the dental procedure of choice when dealing with chipped or broken teeth, certain misalignments ... Read More


There has always been something of a stigma about braces for the teeth.  Let's face it:  they're ugly bands of metal wires and rubber bands.  Now your dentist has something new for those people who qualify.  It's a clear plastic brace that, when worn, is almost invisible.  Invisalign in Ogden ... Read More


All those years when parents, teachers, and the family dentist were stressing to us the importance of brushing, we thought they were only talking about tooth decay.  The truth of the matter is that periodontal concern for healthy gums is just as important.  There are a number of reasons the ... Read More


With all the modern innovations in dentistry these days there is a lot less to dread when the need arises for a visit to the dentist.  Of all the procedures done by dentists, dental bonding is by far the least invasive, and much of it can be done without anesthetics.  ... Read More


A movie close-up of a star's smile may appear several feet long on the big screen.  Unless the actor is playing a zombie or a vampire, she or he wants to have the whitest teeth possible.  For decades toothpaste manufacturers have promised to whiten teeth by simple brushing two times ... Read More