Archive for May, 2019

How To Prevent TMJ

What is TMJ? Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ is a medical condition that is manifest by joint pain and tension in your jaw. When these joints aren’t working properly it can be painful. TMJ pain can lead to muscle spasms throughout the head, neck, and jaw. It can also lead to a change in tooth […]

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that involves having trouble breathing regularly during sleep. There are two forms—obstructive and central. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and occurs when breathing is briefly, but repeatedly interrupted during sleep. It means that the muscles in the back of the throat have failed […]

How To Prevent Dry Mouth

Dry mouth or xerostomia occurs when your salivary glands aren’t producing enough saliva, leaving your mouth feel dry and uncomfortable. It can be caused by many different factors—medications, other health issues, stress, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Changing a few of your oral health care habits and eating habits may be able to solve the problem for […]

Cavity Prevention Tips

A cavity is tooth decay. Over time, a cavity can create a hole in a tooth. If left untreated, decay will continue to spread and worsen. Cavities can be painful, but they can also go unnoticed. Cavity treatments usually include a filling that will prevent decay growth and allow you to return to your everyday […]

12 Facts About Oral Cancer

Educate yourself about the warning signs, symptoms, and facts about oral cancer. Hopefully, you never need to apply this information to your life, but better to know and catch any potential signs early. 1. A lump in the mouth, throat, or lip could be a sign of cancer. Oral cancer can manifest in many different […]

How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

What Your Oral Health Says About Your Overall Health You may not think that your oral health is connected to your overall health, but it can be. Your body is all connected. What is going on in your mouth can impact what is going on in the rest of your body. If there are health […]

Signs of Gum Disease

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an infection that is a result of poor dental hygiene. Gum disease starts as gingivitis and then becomes periodontitis. Gum disease is very common and easily prevented. At certain stages, it can be reversible. If left untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and even leave you […]

How Does “Teeth-in-a-Day” Work?

What are teeth-in-a-day? Teeth-in-a-day is a full arch of dental implants that can be surgically implanted in a patient who has lost their entire upper or lower set of teeth. This procedure can be done within a few hours which gives the patient teeth in just a day or less! Teeth-in-a-day can give patients a […]

Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

Getting dental implants may also require getting a bone graft for some people. Bone graft surgery sounds like a scary thing, but it isn’t as bad as it sounds. At Oral & Facial Surgery of Utah, our professionals can work with you to make the process as smooth as possible. Bone Grafting Bone grafting is […]