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Study: Sweeteners Are a Big Deal

Sweeteners Are a Big Deal | Davis Dental Care

As it turns out, opting for diet sodas instead of sugar-sweetened sodas can backfire since they have their own set of repercussions. While many patients choose artificially sweetened beverages and foods to avoid the calories, tooth damage, and diabetic kickback of sugary treats, it turns out that choice could have a serious impact on the future of your brain.

Artificial Sweeteners Associated with Stroke and Dementia

A recent study published in the medical journal Stroke outlines a rather large study of sugar and artificial sweeteners and the impact on your brain. Participants who consumed artificial sweeteners had an increased incident of stroke or an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

This study did not find a link ...

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What Will the Future Hold for Root Canals?

Future of Root Canals | Davis Dental Care

A root canal can save an infected tooth and prevent an extraction by removing bacteria and damaged tissue from the internal anatomy of your tooth. Root canals relieve symptoms and pain associated with infection and inflammation so close to your nerve.

We offer comfortable root canals in our Layton, UT dental office with a high success rate, allowing our patients to keep their natural teeth in most cases.

Our high success rate for root canal therapy results from the many years of experience of Dr. Hans Smith and his meticulous monitoring of your oral health after treatment, prior to the dental restoration procedure. In most cases, we offer root canal treatment without ...

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What Is the Difference between a CEREC Crown and a Traditional Crown?

CEREC Crown | Davis Dental Care

If you need a dental crown, sometimes all the choices available can feel a bit overwhelming. We are here to help you decide which route is best when it comes to the future of your smile.

Here are some points to consider when choosing a CEREC or traditional dental crown:

CEREC Crowns Are Durable

Our crowns are made to last, whether they are CEREC (in-office) or lab-created crowns. CEREC uses computer-aided design and manufacture to ensure a good fit, prolonging the life of your crown. Digital impressions often eliminate inaccuracies that are common with old-fashioned impression material.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns Require Only One Appointment

Our CEREC milling machine makes it possible for you to have ...

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Caring for Your Smile after a Filling

Caring for Your Smile after a Filling | Davis Dental Care

If you have recently had any type of dentistry, chances are that you will want to take care of it in the best way possible. After all, quality dentistry is an investment in YOU and the future of your smile.

The dental fillings we provide in our Layton, UT dental office are made of a durable, esthetic material, called composite. Composite does not have a waiting period for you to be able to chew. We cure your filling to its maximum hardness right in the dental chair.

There are a couple of things to consider, however, after you have a dental filling to get the most out of your investment.

Fillings Are Strong – ...

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Considering Orthodontics as an Adult? Look for These Features!

Adult Orthodontics | Davis Dental Care

If you are walking down the halls of a junior high school, you might think that orthodontics is some kind of rite of passage because so many kids have brackets and colorful rubber bands adorning their smiles.

Not every teen has had access to orthodontics, however.

When adults need orthodontic treatment, it can pose a few challenges. Treatment may take a bit longer because your growing phases are complete and your bone is solidified. But many adult patients can really benefit from orthodontics either for cosmetic purposes or to address issues of misalignment.

Here are some things to look for when seeking an orthodontist for adult treatment:

A dentist or orthodontist with experience treating ...

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3 Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants | Davis Dental Care

When patients ask about dental implants at our Layton, UT dental office, it’s tough not to get excited. Dental implants provide so many patients with a desperately needed solution for missing teeth. More than that, they have many benefits over other tooth-replacement options.

Three Benefits That Set Dental Implants Apart

Benefit #1 – Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss

Dental implants are designed to integrate with your jawbone. This allows them to simulate your body’s natural dependency on tooth roots and stimulate bone regeneration to protect the integrity of your jawbone, which holds the root of your tooth securely in place.

Since your dental implant actually works much like a natural tooth, you can prevent ...

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How cool are Dental Implants!!

Dental Implant at Davis Dental Care Layton Utah

I started my dental career in 2001.  I started placing implants in 2003.  I am often amazed at how far technology with dental implants have come.  Over the course of my career, I have placed and restored thousands of implants.  The process has become quicker, easier to heal from, more predictable, and more accurate.  The options for restoring implants are so predictable, that we at Davis Dental Care GUARANTEE our implants.  

Bridge v Implant at Davis Dental Carei

In the past I have done a lot of tooth replacement with bridges as seen above.  Now, I rarely do a bridge.  Implants have come so far, that ...

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