Untreated Gingivitis Can Worsen into a Serious Periodontal Health Problem

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. It is often related to inconsistent or ineffective oral hygiene habits that fail to clear away stray food matter and plaque buildup. In time these bacterial deposits can hardened into tartar near the gumline, promoting periodontal inflammation. Early signs of a problem... Read more »

Drinking Dark Beverages Through a Straw Can Help Minimize Future Dental Stains

The frequent consumption of dark beverages is often a primary or contributing factor promoting dental stains on the teeth that appear in your smile. If they are not addressed early, the discoloration in the tooth enamel can worsen. At this point the retail tooth whitening products in stores will likely... Read more »

Got a Toothbrush? Here Are Some Things You Didn’t Know About It

Did you know there are many interesting things about your toothbrush that you probably didn’t know? Well, it’s true. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, would like to tell you a little bit about those things so you can understand your oral hygiene tool a little more. The more you know,... Read more »

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 »