Archive for October, 2020

What Foods Should I Avoid After Oral Surgery?

It can be painful to even open your mouth after oral surgery, let alone chow down on a tough steak. Take extreme caution when choosing what to eat.

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Whether you are in need of corrective jaw surgery, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, or something else, the expert team at Oral & Facial Surgery of Utah is prepared to meet your oral healthcare needs. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Partridge and Dr. Maxfield have extensive experience treating a wide variety of mouth, teeth, […]

How Long Do Tooth Fillings Last?

Dentists use tooth fillings to treat tooth decay because they help strengthen the tooth and stop decay from spreading. They make a great long-term solution to cavities, but even in the best of circumstances, they do not last forever. A variety of factors play into how long a filling will last, including the type of […]

Does Weight Affect Your Chances of Developing Sleep Apnea?

When it comes to weight and developing sleep apnea, it’s like a vicious cycle. Sadly, excess weight can cause sleep apnea. Likewise, disrupted sleep caused by sleep apnea can lead to weight gain.

Can I Treat an Abscessed Tooth at Home?

When a serious infection is involved, taking the time and appropriate measures to treat an abscessed tooth properly is essential. After all, there’s very little that can compare with the throbbing pain of a toothache.

The Relationship Between Halloween Candy and Tooth Decay

Although many things are different this year, Halloween will likely still involve plenty of spooky things—candy and tooth decay included. What is it about candy that causes trouble with our teeth? A common misconception is that the sugar in candy is solely responsible. There is, however, a bit more to it. What Does Candy Do […]

When Can Wisdom Teeth Grow After Age 30?

As dental professionals, one of the most common questions we hear is, “Can wisdom teeth grow after age 30?” The answer is sometimes. The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, typically begin erupting between the ages of 17 and 20. This process can be long and painful and is usually complete before 30. Although […]

How To Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy This Halloween

As fun as the traditions surrounding Halloween are, it can bring up some concerns over the health of kids’ teeth. It’s that time of year when little ghouls and goblins go knocking door-to-door, coming home with bags of free candy. Follow these tips to help keep their little fangs bright, shiny, and sharp as ever. […]