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Dental Blog

Our dental practice is dedicated to educating you with the latest tips and tricks to maintain your optimal oral health.

CAVITY-FIGHTING DENTAL HABITS CAN SAVE YOUR CHILD’S SMILE

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February traditionally rings in Valentine’s Day with hearts, chocolate, candy, flowers, and stuffed animals, but it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM)! Long after Valentine’s goodies are gone, your child’s healthy smile can last a lifetime. NCDHM is sponsored by the American Dental Association, and each year the campaign targets a different dental health goal. February 2020’s theme...


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NATIONAL GUM DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH: HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR GUMS VIBRANT AND HEALTHY!

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In honor of February’s Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease. That’s because it can destroy your smile if it is left untreated. Fortunately, you can take action to help prevent this from happening! Gum disease is caused by the...


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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: ADDRESS YOUR BAD BREATH AND BOOST YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE LEVELS!

Contributed by DentalROI

If you find yourself with bad breath or have had someone remark on your breath, you might be experiencing halitosis. Bad breath may come and go depending on what food you are eating or if you have “morning breath,” common in those who tend to breathe through the mouth. Still, the most common culprit is neglecting your daily oral hygiene... 


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WELCOME TO OUR NEW BLOG!

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Here at Gentle Dental Arts, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles....


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ARE YOU LOOKING TO REPLACE A LOST TOOTH?

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Dr. Alexander Larsen and Dr. Travis W. Storey at Gentle Dental Arts are excited to offer dental implant restoration for our patients in Orem, Utah, wanting to repair their smiles. Dental implants have the versatility to replace all of your teeth, several or even just one. These permanent replacements for missing teeth anchor securely in the jawbone. Our skilled dentists...


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THESE FOODS CAN DAMAGE YOUR SMILE

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Did you know that what you eat and drink plays one of the biggest roles in determining your oral health? Although there are many wonderful treatments to help protect your teeth, including bi-annual professional cleanings, brushing twice daily, and flossing daily, nothing beats cutting off the harmful ingredients at the source and improving your diet. Foods with high acidity should...


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WHICH FOODS SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS?

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Which foods should be avoided at all costs? You could be putting your teeth at an elevated risk of damage based on what you eat. Many foods can increase the rate at which dental erosion can occur, while some can cause oral accidents or injuries to occur, and others can be so acidic that they eat right through tooth enamel....


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HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY CANCER SCREENINGS LATELY?

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Have you received any cancer screenings lately? In the United States, roughly 40,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year. If you begin to notice any indiscretions in your oral health, get a checkup or cancer screening immediately, as the sooner cancer is detected the more likely you are to recover. Listed below are some standard signs and...


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ORAL SEDATION CAN HELP REDUCE DENTAL ANXIETY

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If having necessary dental procedures performed are causing you to avoid your dentist, Dr. Alexander Larsen and Dr. Travis W. Storey are happy to help. Our Gentle Dental Arts are pleased to offer oral sedation for our patients with dental anxiety who need dental treatment. With our help, you can relax and have a comfortable receiving the dental care you need. This...


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COMPLETE OR PARTIAL DENTURES: WHICH IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU?

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Did you know that depending on the number and health of a patient’s remaining teeth, dentures can be either complete or partial? Complete or partial, dentures are always made to restore bright, full smiles. Read over these facts about complete and partial dentures to see which is the right choice for you. COMPLETE DENTURES Complete dentures are what people usually...


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