Dental Care Blog

National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is observed to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. Pertinent messages and materials are sent to millions of communities across the country to guide parents in properly caring for their...

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Flash Those Pearly Whites on Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day approaching. Physical attraction is an important component of any relationship, and dental health figures prominently into the equation. A gorgeous smile can enhance your appearance, but problems such as yellowed teeth or bad...

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Heart Disease and Periodontal Disease: A Link?

February is American Heart Month. You may be wondering what that has to do with oral health, but there’s actually an interesting correlation. Research has shown a link between periodontal disease and heart disease. While a cause for the link has not been definitively...

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The Procedure Behind Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth. The dental implant’s design depends on the shape, structure and size of the natural tooth to be replaced. There are two main parts to the natural tooth: the crown, which is located above the gum line, and the root,...

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A Closer Look at Periodontal Diseases

A periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an inflammation in the area around the tooth that affects the supporting soft tissues and the jawbone. Periodontal disease typically results from a case of gingivitis, a gum tissue bacterial infection. The infection occurs...

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Thank You From All of Us at Layton Implants

January is National Thank You Month and a time to express appreciation for good deeds, trust, and confidence given to us by others. We often focus on the things we need in life without noticing all of the things that we already have. There’s a challenge out there to...

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Why Oral Hygiene Matters

Many people take their oral health for granted, focusing mainly on the aesthetic value of teeth and gums. They may think that as long as their teeth are white and their smile looks attractive, all is well in their mouth. Unfortunately, even bright, beautiful smiles...

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Dental Care Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year is a great excuse for setting goals to improve yourself. People make all kinds of resolutions that pertain to different aspects of life. They may commit to eat better, advance their education or enhance their interpersonal relationships. Your resolutions...

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Gummy Smiles

You have a “gummy smile” when your gums are prominently on display when you flash a grin. A gummy smile makes the upper teeth appear to be too short because of the amount of gingival tissue that can be seen when you smile. A gummy smile is also known as an “excessive...

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