Root Canals Fundamentals

Root canal infections are generally caused by deep tooth breakdown. Fortunately, although this means that patients often cause their own teeth to wear down, this also means that you can have a hand in averting the need for a root canal operation. Here are some things that you can do... Read more »

Baby Teeth Traditions of Sweden, Norway and More

When you had a tooth fall out, you likely put it underneath your pillow, and rose in the morning to find some money in its stead. At least that’s probably what occurred if you lived in the United States. Have you heard that other regions have unique traditions about what... Read more »

Causes of Halitosis & Their Symptoms

Halitosis, which is also referred to as bad breath, can be an occasional thing or it can be more persistent. Often, bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue. Halitosis that occurs because of this is easily remedied by brushing your teeth and tongue. However,... Read more »

How to Keep Your Smile Healthy as You Age

Dental treatments have the ability to prolong a healthy smile for far longer than our forefathers could imagine. Still, aging does increase your vulnerability to dry mouth, gum disease, cancer in the mouth, and even oral thrush. But you can take measures in your day-to-day activities to protect your smile... Read more »

Endodontics and You

What do you know about endodontics? Many people have heard the word, but don’t know what it means. If this is you, we have the information you need! Our dental staff at Sachs Family Dental in Orem, Utah, is happy to give you the basics. Endodontics is a significant branch... Read more »

Defeating Dry Mouth

A sudden onset of stress, or an illness can result in a case of dry mouth. While it is not uncommon for someone to experience occasional bouts of dry mouth, if it is a persistent problem, you should talk to your dentist, since dry mouth can cause problems for your... Read more »

How to Help Your Teen Have a Top-Notch Oral Health

Your teen deserves a strong and healthy smile. Unfortunately, for your teen, this smile goal might be a little tough. This is why our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, considers teen oral care a two-person job. The parents can step in and guide their teen to the smile they need. To... Read more »

Surviving Halloween Candy

It’s October again. The time of Halloween candy has begun. Sachs Family Dental doesn’t necessarily want you to feel fully deprived, but before you treat yourself, it’s helpful to know what you are getting yourself into. As you likely know, the primary component of candy is sugar. The bacteria in... Read more »

How Diabetes Affects Your Dental Health

If you have diabetes, you’re not alone. 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, has been diagnosed. In addition, it is estimated that 8.1 million people have diabetes and don’t know it yet. But what does diabetes have to do with your dental health? All parts of your... Read more »

Have an Annoying Abscess Irritating Your Smile?

Do you have a painful sore around your teeth or gums that won’t go away? Not only is this sore distracting, it may be the result of an infection commonly known as an abscess. It’s a pus-filled spot in the mouth, acting as a barricade that will stop infection from... Read more »