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Kelly D. Carroll, DDS - Brighton Family Dentistry | Blog in Salt Lake City

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Advanced Gum Disease May Require Surgical Intervention

If it is left unchecked gingivitis can advance into the more dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis. When this happens your gums start to recede from the base of your teeth it creating pockets of infection deep in the gum tissue. This can damage the roots of teeth, and result in a loss… Read more »

Snore Guards help Manage Moderate Cases of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious respiratory condition that plagues many Americans. While there are a variety of symptoms most sufferers commonly deal with issues related to snoring. People suffering from more severe cases of sleep apnea may require positive airway pressure treatments. This usually involves wearing a respiration device or CPAP mask when they sleep…. Read more »

Is Replacing Flossing with Mouthwash Too Good to be True?

Gone are the days when we only had plain water to rinse our mouths after brushing. These days there are multiple types of mouthwashes that can be used after you clean your teeth. Why use a mouthwash rinse? After loosening food particles between the teeth and gums, you want to wash away the residual debris… Read more »

10 Facts About Jaw Bone Loss & Bone Grafting

If you have experienced jaw bone loss, then you can re-grow tissues by visiting [practice_name] for a bone grafting procedure. Here are a few facts you should know about jaw bone loss and bone grafting. Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common causes of jaw bone loss. This inflammatory… Read more »

Primary Teeth: Tooth Traditions Around the World

Here in the United States, we grow up with a kind, generous Tooth Fairy who leaves money under our pillow after taking our lost baby tooth, but what are the other tooth traditions around the world? Well, let’s find out! Argentina In Argentina, the Tooth Fairy is Raton Perez, who is a kind mouse. When… Read more »

What Are Intraoral Cameras?

Have you ever felt uncertain about a dentist’s diagnosis because you haven’t experienced any symptoms or pain from the condition? Well you don’t need to doubt anymore, you can see a dental condition with your own eyes through intraoral cameras. Intraoral cameras were first introduced in the 1990’s and are being used by more dentists… Read more »

What Causes Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (interrupted breathing when you sleep) can cause snoring, daytime sleepiness, attention problems, forgetfulness, irritability, or abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath. If left untreated, this condition can cause more serious problems like heart failure, diabetes, or stroke. Your dentist can help treat sleep apnea, but learn some more about what causes… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Whitening Your Teeth

Are you considering whitening your teeth? Here is a list of the several options available and other facts about teeth whitening procedures you should know about. Types of Whitening In-Office Whitening: This remedy is done by your dentist and is the most effective. The whitening lasts longer, the agent is more potent, and your dentist… Read more »

Tooth Trivia Quiz

Can you correctly determine if these facts about teeth are “tooth” or “false”? Take our tooth quiz and see how well you know your dental trivia. Science Trivia quiz suggested from Quiz.biz How did you do? Are you a tooth expert? It is important to be educated about our teeth because they are such an… Read more »

How to Cure Bad Breath

Today is National Fresh Breath Day! Are you enjoying a day of fresh breath, or are you struggling with bad, stinky breath? If others tend to avoid you when you open your mouth, today is the perfect day to follow these tips to freshen your breath. Brush and Floss: This tip may seem obvious, but… Read more »

Losing Your First Tooth

Do you remember what you felt when you lost a tooth for the first time? Were you excited to become more grown up, or scared that your body was falling apart? Children react to this adolescent milestone in a variety of ways, and it is important to talk to you child as they are undergoing… Read more »

Spring Cleaning your Teeth

If you’re busy spring cleaning, why not add a spring dental cleaning to your to-clean list? We know how important a healthy smile is, and we’re happy to help you out with your spring cleaning (of your teeth, that is)!Visit us for a cleaning so we can remove any plaque and tartar buildup that brushing… Read more »

Oh Eggs!

While sitting at the table and coloring hard-boiled eggs with your children this Easter season, you can teach them all the benefits of eggs! Not only are they beneficial for overall health, but they benefit your teeth too! Eggs are a great source of phosphorous, which is essential to healthy teeth and the formation of… Read more »

Why Chewing Ice is Bad for your Teeth

Using your teeth as tools is tempting sometimes, but it causes damage that you can’t see right away. When you chew on ice, you are causing extreme temperature and pressure changes, thus creating micro-cracks in your tooth enamel. It can chip your teeth, as well as cause gum injury, too. If you have sensitive teeth,… Read more »

Chocolate and your Teeth

With Valentine’s Day in February, you might have received a delicious box of chocolates from your sweetie. Or maybe you just like to indulge in the occasional chocolate, regardless of Valentine’s Day. Well, did you know that chocolate can actually be good for your teeth? It’s true; your dentist is recommending chocolate for your teeth!… Read more »

Cold Weather and Sensitive Teeth

With the cold winter months upon us, some have noticed their teeth being sensitive to the cold. While hot and cold sensitivity is common, there are things you can do to help relieve the pain of sensitive teeth. First, don’t brush too hard. Brushing aggressively can wear down the enamel on your teeth, as well… Read more »

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