White Peak Dental Blog

Mouthy Malignance: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

March 25, 2024

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month ribbon and logo

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? It’s estimated that every hour (24 hours a day and 365 days a year) someone dies from this medical condition. It’s been estimated that about 43% of the 54,000 patients diagnosed in a year won’t survive longer than 5 years. It’s natural to feel intimidated by those statistics, but thankfully, oral cancer can often be treated effectively if it’s diagnosed early enough. Keep reading to learn more about this condition and how your dentist can help you prevent it!


Inquisitive Care: 4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

March 11, 2024

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Dentist with short red hair discussing X-ray with patient

Did you know that experts recommend that you have a dental checkup and cleaning every 6 months? In addition to brushing and flossing twice daily, it’s the best way to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Regular visits allow your dentist to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums so they’re able to notice any areas of concern before they progress into real issues. This visit is also the perfect time for you to bring up any questions you may have. If you’re not sure what you might need to know, keep reading for 4 important inquiries!


5 Tips for Whiter Teeth

February 21, 2024

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person with white teeth wearing sunglasses and smiling on beach

Are you interested in making your smile look brighter? Achieving a beautiful smile often hinges on having bright, white teeth that radiate confidence and charm, especially in photos and social gatherings. If you’ve noticed your teeth taking on a yellowish tint, fret not! There are numerous methods available to enhance their appearance. Continue reading to explore the following five tips for brightening and whitening your smile.


Crowning Achievements in History: The Evolution of Dental Crowns

February 9, 2024

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Mother and child looking at history of dental crowns exhibit

Dental crowns are one of those treatments that gets taken for granted in the modern dentistry scene. But have you ever wondered how they came to be? You might be surprised to know that they have a long and varied history stretching back thousands of years! While the first crowns didn’t look like they do today, they served their purpose for the time.

If you want to learn more about the history of dental crowns and how they evolved, continue reading.


How Can Diet Trends Harm My Oral Health?

January 26, 2024

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People worry a lot about eating, so it only makes sense that dieting trends fall in and out of fashion. While many people turn to dieting to fit back into a favorite pair of pants or reach a healthier BMI, many do so without considering how the latest trend can impact their oral health. Here’s how dieting can affect your smile and a few tips from your dentist for keeping your teeth and gums healthy when you’re counting calories.


What Can Go Wrong with DIY Teeth Whitening?

January 12, 2024

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Pretty smile

Everyone wants a bright and beautiful smile, but whitening your own smile can be a risky business. Today’s society seems obsessed with having whiter teeth, and you can find many products at your local store or pharmacy that are marketed as teeth whitening treatments. However, these kits and treatments are not always of adequate quality. Here are some of the dangers that come with do-it-yourself dental whitening methods as well as a few reasons why teeth whitening is best left to dental professionals.


How to Locate an Emergency Dentist When You Really Need One

September 8, 2023

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A woman in pain, waiting for an emergency dentist appointment

Dental emergencies can strike at any moment, and when they do, finding an emergency dentist quickly is critical. Whether it’s a sudden excruciating toothache, a broken tooth, or some other dental mishap, you’ll want professional help ASAP.

But how do you find an emergency dentist when you’re in pain? Continue reading to find out how to spot a dental emergency and get help when you need one the most.


Why Replace Your Metal Dental Fillings?

August 24, 2023

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A 3D illustration of metal fillings

If you’re of a certain age, you may have fillings made of metal amalgam. That’s only natural – these were once the standard used by most qualified dentists. Given new evidence, though, you might want to switch them out. It’s ultimately better to replace your metal fillings with tooth-colored models. As for why that’s the case, your Cottonwood Heights dentist can tell you more. So, here’s a summary of metal fillings’ cons and the pros of switching to tooth-colored ones.


How To: Prevent a Dental Emergency During Your Summer Vacation

June 15, 2023

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Smiling woman holding her hat while walking on beach

Whether your travel plans include backpacking abroad, relaxing in a tropical destination, or taking a road trip, it’s safe to say that you don’t want a serious dental injury getting in the way. Although accidents can’t be 100% avoided, there are several proactive measures you can take that will significantly reduce your chances of experiencing one. So, keep reading to learn how you can prevent a dental emergency during your summer vacation!


3 Cosmetic Treatments For Graduation Day

May 4, 2023

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graduate smiling for the camera

Graduation is a pivotal day in anyone’s life. No matter what age you are, it represents years of work leading to a new chapter in your life. It’s also an opportunity for every person you know to take as many pictures of you in a cap and gown as possible.

If you want to look good for the camera, a cosmetic dentist can help you do that. If you’re wondering how, here are a few treatments that could help you.

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