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Celebrate Healthy Teeth and Gums With Healthy Foods and Drinks

Upcoming holidays are around the corner, and you’re probably already thinking of all the foodie goodness coming your way. November is Good Nutrition Month, so you might want to consider adding healthy options to your meals to maintain good oral health.

Nov 13th, 2019
It’s National Gum Care Month!

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth.

Sep 7th, 2019
How Do Dental Checkups Impact Your Oral Health?

We learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping your smile healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums.

Aug 17th, 2019
What Happens When I Forget to Floss?

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize.

Jun 19th, 2019
Defeating Dental Anxiety

It’s not uncommon for people to feel uncomfortable at the prospect of visiting the dentist, especially if the visit involves a root canal or an extraction.

May 18th, 2019
Enjoy Mother’s Day with a Healthy Smile

This is the month where we recognize our mothers for all their efforts and take the opportunity to thank them for all they have done, which may also include them teaching us how to brush and floss.

May 7th, 2019
Spring Into Summer With a Confident Smile

Spring has sprung, and summer is almost here! The sun shouldn’t be the only thing shining bright this season. Your smile is a great feature to show off to friends, family, coworkers, social media, a date and everyone else!

Apr 8th, 2019
Start off the New Year With a Whiter Smile!

Have you been waiting for the right time to get teeth whitening treatment? There’s no better time than the New Year! In 2019, you are setting all kinds of new goals, and one goal you can shoot for is a whiter and brighter smile.

Jan 10th, 2019
The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile.

Nov 1st, 2018
Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below.

Aug 9th, 2018
What Can Happen With a Malocclusion?

A malocclusion is a misalignment in your bite, where your teeth do not match up quite like they should. There are a few different types of malocclusions, namely crossbites, overbites and underbites.

Mar 26th, 2018
Tips on How to Spring Clean Your Smile

Our dentist, Dr. Brian Kraft, strongly encourages you to spring clean your smile this year. This means you should include your teeth and gums on your spring cleaning to-do list.

Mar 8th, 2018
How to Prevent Tooth Loss

A healthy and full smile is important for many reasons. No one wants to lose the teeth that are supposed to serve them for a lifetime.

Feb 28th, 2018
How Your Body Fights Cavities

A cavity is a hole in the outer layer of your tooth, called enamel, which exposes the inner layers of your tooth. These may or may not lead to toothaches, depending on the severity and placement of the exposure.

Jan 25th, 2018
When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Numerous of your friends probably have had wisdom teeth taken out. Multiple of your friends haven’t. So what’s the deal with wisdom teeth: do they need to be pulled or don’t they?

Dec 29th, 2017
Maintaining Clean Dentures

Keeping your false teeth clean will make them last longer and fit better. The team at Payson Dental and Orthodontics in Payson, Utah, has put together this information to help you to clean and take care of your dentures.

Nov 28th, 2017
Answers to Common Questions About Pregnancy

You may have thought that you’d spend this phase resting, but a number of women find that between visits to the doctor’s office and the hospital and time spent baby-proofing the house, there seems to be too little time in the day.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Spoiler Alert: Lollipops are Bad for Teeth

Choosing the right menu for your family has become trickier than ever. Fast, delicious food choices saturate our options, but their taste and convenience often come at the expense of our health.

Sep 26th, 2017
Four Ways to Slow Dental Aging

t’s true – your mouth ages along with the rest of your body. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need dentures. You can have your natural teeth for the rest of your life if you care well for them.

Aug 30th, 2017
Four Teeth-Hurting Foods

Knowledge is power. Now that you know that these foods harm your teeth, you can choose what to do about it. You may want to limit your consumption, eliminate some of them entirely, or upgrade your oral hygiene routine when you do eat these foods.

Aug 15th, 2017
A Great Smile is Possible with Braces

Braces are the traditional way to straighten your teeth for a beautiful smile. But the truth is that straight teeth come with a host of other benefits, including making your teeth stronger and improving their functionality.

Jul 31st, 2017
Am I Ready for a Retainer?

If you are getting your braces off soon, or are considering getting braces, at some point in time, we’ll talk about fitting you for a retainer.

Jun 23rd, 2017
Have You Ever Heard of CEREC® Dental Crowns?

Have you ever heard of CEREC® dental crowns? CEREC crowns are a specialized form of dental crown that caps your teeth effectively and efficiently with a fully customizable cap that is both timely and durable.

May 17th, 2017
Crowded Teeth: The Facts

You probably know that there are a few things you should do to protect your oral health. For instance, you might know that you should brush and floss your teeth regularly and schedule an appointment with us every six months.

Apr 24th, 2017
Tips for Relieving Pain from a Canker Sore

Is a canker sore living near your smile and causing extreme discomfort and pain? If so, our Payson Dental and Orthodontics dental team has some good news for you!

Feb 23rd, 2017
Beautify Your Smile This Year By Doing These Things

Are you embarrassed by your dull, yellow, uneven, or unattractive smile? If so, it’s time to do something about it! With the new year beginning, many people work toward the smile of their dreams, and you can be one of those people.

Jan 20th, 2017
Dental Implants Can Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

If you’ve had multiple teeth knocked out or lost to severe tooth decay, it can significantly impair your ability to chew food. Also, if the teeth were part of your smile, it can significantly mar your appearance.

Jan 10th, 2017
How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy With Age

Have you been told that you should expect your pearly whites to grow weaker as you age? While this may be true, there are several things you can do while you’re younger to help your teeth stay healthy and strong as you age.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Disrupt Your Sleep

If your sleep is currently disrupted because of breathing difficulties, we can help! Sleep apnea is a fairly common sleep disorder which can affect just about anyone.

Nov 30th, 2016