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What you need to know about Crossbites

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, expanders, and retainers can indeed be front and center when a child is diagnosed with a crossbite. The question then is what to do about it, how soon should intervention take place, and what the complications are that can arise if nothing is done at all. Let’s get some answers.

What Exactly Is a Crossbite?

Imagine for a moment you’re sitting in front of a nice soup bowl with a wide flat brim, and ...

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Veneers

Veneers for your smile

Are you interested in veneers. Not all veneers are the same, and the quality and experience is mostly dependent on one thing.... THE PROCESS. Over more than a decade we have refined our process to provide three things:

1. Control of the end product by us and the patient. No guessing, no surprises!!
2. Maximum patient comfort all the way through the process
3. A result that you will love to show off.

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Had an Extraction? How to Avoid Dry Socket

Most dental extractions heal without incident, but sometimes a painful condition called dry socket can occur if you do not take proper care of your gums after your surgery.

When you have a dental extraction in our Layton, UT dental office, we will provide you with specific instructions to help you heal quickly and comfortably.

Here Are Some Tips to Avoid Dry Socket

No one wants a painful condition, especially after surgery. Here are a few ways you can avoid dry socket.

Don’t Smoke for 48 Hours after Surgery

The suction from smoking can dislodge the necessary healing tissue from your surgical site. This is one of the most common ways patients develop dry socket. ...

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Need a Root Canal? Here's How to Know

How to Know You Need a Root Canal | Davis Dental Care

Experiencing tooth pain, pressure, or swelling can be scary and leave you wondering if you need to make a trip to the dentist.

These symptoms are all signs that you may have an infection and require treatment. Fortunately, we offer comfortable root canals right here in our Layton, UT dental office without the need for a referral to an endodontist.

Do Root Canals Always Start with Pain?

While many patients experience pain as the first sign that something is wrong, we can actually diagnose an infection in its early stages, before symptoms begin, through routine dental x-rays. This is why we recommend that patients never skip their recommended x-rays. Catching an infection or ...

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Healthy Teeth Can Transform Your Life. Here's How

Transform Your Life With Healthy Teeth | Davis Dental Care

Many media outlets discuss diseases in a generic way that often leaves out the impact that having a disease has on a very personal level. No one wants to be ill, but when it affects your smile, it can have a very personal impact on your life and your self-esteem. It’s easy to forget about your gums on a day-to-day basis unless something goes wrong. We help patients enjoy better oral health and improved confidence with comprehensive dental care.

Bad Breath (You May Not Even Know About)

Most people with bad breath do not realize they have it unless a dentist, doctor, co-worker, or loved one lets them know. Having bad breath ...

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Your Checklist for Gum Disease Symptoms

Gum Disease Symptoms | Davis Dental Care

As with many diseases, managing gum disease is a lifelong commitment. You can gain control of your oral health by taking action sooner than later. Often, the symptoms of gum disease sneak up so gradually that you may not realize, at first, that your oral health and your smile are in jeopardy.

We take a comprehensive approach to gum disease treatment at our Layton dental office because the impact on your overall health can have serious consequences. Research shows that having gum disease can negatively affect nearly every system in your body – including your brain! 

If you ever suspect that something with your gums or your oral health, in general, has ...

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3 Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth | Davis Dental Care

Many patients have a wish to obtain the perfect smile, which often includes orthodontic treatment to correct the appearance of misalignment. Dr. Hans Smith understands that cosmetic dentistry is important, but we also approach orthodontics with your oral health in mind at our Layton dental office.

 

3 Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

#1 – A Comfortable and Functional Bite

Misaligned teeth can lead to jaw problems and bruxism, or clenching and grinding. When your teeth do not come together properly, your jaws can strain, become sore, and lead to degeneration of the jaw joint, which can look like clicking, popping, and locking.

Clenching or grinding your teeth can lead to unnecessary wear. ...

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