Salt Lake City Dentist Blog

Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 26, 2016 10:00:13 AM

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Tags: cavities, prevention

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Treat A Cavity

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Jan 26, 2016 8:13:11 AM

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Tags: cavities, prevention, fillings

Coca-Cola...a Salt Lake City Dentist's View

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Jun 11, 2012 9:05:00 AM

In New York City, there is a currently a debate to legislate the size of a sugary beverages that can be sold in certain locations. The concern is that consumption of large amounts of sugary drinks leads to obesity which leads to poor health and the associated expenses. A representative from Coca-cola responded to the debate in an article in USA Today. In the article, Ms. Bayne suggests that a calorie is a calorie and that the consumption of sugary beverages in moderation have no ill effects on health.

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Tags: cavities, prevention

Dentist Starts Brushing His Teeth with Sugar

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Jun 17, 2011 10:12:00 AM

What?!? It's true, but not what you think. There are many sweeteners called sugars. We're talking about the sweetener xylitol. It can be found in many 'sugar-free' gums and candies. It is a natural sugar or sweetener. Table sugar or sucrose is definitely bad for your teeth and when most people think sugar, that's what comes to mind. When the bacteria that live in your mouth are exposed to table sugar, they 'eat' it, and produce acid which makes holes or cavities in your teeth.

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Tags: Dentist, Periodontal Disease, cavities, Salt Lake

What's Your Dental Score? Find Out with this Free Test

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Jan 11, 2011 1:54:00 PM

Most of us go to the dentist and gauge our health by one number. How many cavities do you have? But is that the number or score that we should be focused on? By the time you have a cavity it's too late. What if you could determine your risk to get a cavity before you got one and then change of few things in your routine and not get a cavity? Or maybe you can learn that there is nothing to be done for you to prevent cavities and it might make more sense to consider dental implants. It's possible to know these things and plan accordingly.

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Tags: Dentist, cavities, prevention

Cosmetic Dentistry and White Fillings, But Should You Consider Silver

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Nov 16, 2010 9:23:00 AM

I can usually count on one hand the number of silver fillings that I do in a year. Most of my patients do not want silver fillings because they would prefer a filling that matches the color of their teeth. Silver fillings are considered unaesthetic. But do they last longer?

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Tags: Dentist, Salt Lake City, Cosmetic Dentistry, Legacy Dental, dental literature, cavities

Dentists in Salt Lake City Complete Halloween Candy Buy Back

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Nov 10, 2010 9:34:00 PM

Just wanted to thank all those who brought in candy after Halloween to our dental office. We were honored to be mentioned in an article in the Salt Lake Tribune detailing our efforts. The article also had some helpful hints for enjoying candy and avoiding cavities. This was our first year and we were surprised how many people brought candy in. I learned of one dentist in the midwest whos dental office collected over 1400 pounds of candy. Our office was nowhere close to that, but with your help we were able to make a sizable donation of candy and goodies to operation gratitude. Operation gratitude will then create care packages and send those to our troops serving overseas. They have a great site with some very moving thank-you letters from recipients of the care packages. There were some that even suggested that the donations of candy save lives, as children are anxious to help them out as thanks for giving them candy. It's nice to know that children everyhwere (and adults too) can be bribed with chocolate. So thanks again for all your donations. Maybe next year we'll beat 1400 pounds. :)
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Tags: Dentist, cavities, Salt Lake

Salt Lake City Dentist Buys Back Halloween Candy

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Oct 25, 2010 1:37:00 PM

Halloween is quickly approaching. If you're like me you wonder what to do with all that candy. In our house we let the kids eat as much as they want in 24 hours and then we throw the rest out. I know of others that include a piece of candy in their child's lunch each day. As for Halloween candy and cavities the key is to limit in between meal snacking on sugary and sticky foods. If candy is consumed at meal-time, it's ok. If candy is consumed in a week long-binge of between meal snacking, it will probably be ok. But, if candy and other sugary and sticky foods and beverages are consumed between meals, week after week, and month after month, you will increase your risk for cavities.

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Tags: Dentist, Salt Lake City, cavities

Is Hollywood Giving Dentists a Bad Rap? Sedation Dentists Aim to Change That

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Sep 9, 2010 5:40:00 PM

With Hollywood’s perception of dental professionals it is easy to be fearful of going to the dentist.  The famous Bill Cosby skit about a painful visit to the dentist or movies such as “The Dentist” or “Ghost Town”, are what some patients think of when coming to an appointment. Even the upcoming T.V. show Glee will have a new character that is portraying a dentist. With some of the bad publicity dentists’ get We’d like to a shine light on the reality of a dental visit at Legacy Dental. Below are just some of the many ways we keep our patients anxiety free for dental procedures.

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Tags: Dentist, cavities, Oral Sedation, IV sedation, Sedation Dentistry

Fluoride at Your Dentist Appointment. Is it Just for Kids?

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 14, 2010 10:39:00 AM

Fluoride has long been a part of children's dental appointments, but did you know that the latest research suggests that it offers many benefits to adults as well?

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Tags: Dentist, Salt Lake City, dental literature, cavities

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