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, occasionally bad breath is caused by a dental or overall... 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 as you age. The goal is to keep your gums... 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 of dentistry that concentrates specifically on the pulp and surrounding... 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 teeth and gums. Dry mouth occurs when your body does... 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 help you do so, our dental team has some tips... 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 your mouth use sugar as fuel, converting it into acid.... 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 body are connected, and each part affects the other. Diabetes... 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 spreading. This distracting sore often is the result of bacteria... read more »

The Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

It’s important to perform each step thoroughly of your oral hygiene routine, and flossing is one of the steps vital for your oral health! Your smile could be in grave danger if you forget to floss. Flossing is one of the most important steps to preventing gum disease. It is strongly recommended to floss at least once a day. Dr.... read more »

Details on Fluoride Supplements and Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral that the teeth need to survive. In fact, it nourishes and strengthens the teeth to help them prevent dental issues like tooth decay and enamel erosion. If you don’t receive enough fluoride exposure, your smile could be vulnerable. At this point, fluoride treatments and supplements are oftentimes necessary. Fluoride treatments are typically offered at Sachs... read more »