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Why Are We Recommending a Periodontal Consultation?

The best way to protect yourself from gum disease is to be proactive: practice good oral hygiene at home and schedule regular checkups and cleanings in our Salt Lake City, Read More

How long will a root canal last?

According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals have a success rate of over 95% and in most cases they last a lifetime. There are a few factors that ensure Read More

Balancing Act

We’re all trying to find a healthy balance in our lives. Balancing work and home life. Eating a well-balanced diet. Balancing our budgets. Maintaining the right pH balance in our Read More

What exactly is biofilm?

Biofilm is a protective home for bacteria that’s composed of microorganisms. Biofilm can be found in wet places such as ponds, sewers, and bathroom drains, and it also grows on Read More

Dentin Tooth Sensitivity Treatments

Dentine hypersensitivity can be described as a sharp and sudden pain caused by cold food and beverages. It’s present in more than half the population and result from receding gums Read More

Women's Hormones and Oral Health

At Vine Street Family Dental Care, we know that hormones affect a woman's mood, but did you know they can also impact the health of a woman’s mouth? Women are Read More

The Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

Many smokers believe that chewing tobacco is a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. This simply isn't the case! In fact, smokeless tobacco can cause serious health concerns. Smokeless tobacco comes in Read More

Does chronic stress impact periodontal health?

Many studies over the past several years have focused on this question. Since we will all face stressful situations during our life, it is a good question to ask. This Read More

When Snoring Becomes More Than Just Annoying

Snoring occurs when the tissues in the throat relax enough to block part of our airways, or physical conditions such as enlarged tonsils or a deviated septum prevent air from Read More

Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts!

If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child Read More

Teeth Grinding Can Damage Your Teeth

Grinding of the teeth, also known as bruxism, is a serious condition from which nearly ten percent of Americans suffer. It’s a mechanical reflex that often happens during slumber. Unfortunately, Read More

Root Cavities

When we don’t keep up with our dental hygiene, plaque buildup can result in three kinds of cavities. Pit and fissure cavities are found on the tops of molars, where Read More

The Perks of Dairy

We all remember hearing this: “Finish your milk, it’s good for your bones!” If you have kids of your own now, you may catch yourself repeating many of the things Read More

What is gingivitis, and how can I treat it?

Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease that results when bacteria in your mouth cause inflammation in your gums. This is a common condition, and you can treat it Read More

The Consequences of Sports and Energy Drinks

They’re refreshing and tasty. They’re easy to find and pretty cheap. They help us get through a long day or a long workout. They’re everywhere. We know it’s hard to say Read More

Seal of Approval

Outside activities? You slather your kids with sunscreen. Biking? You don’t let your child leave the house without a helmet. Youth sports? You provide mouthguards and padding and headgear and Read More

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