Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles


How to Get that Perfect Smile

How to Get that Perfect Smile

Dave Gordon, DDS, Logan Peak Dental I often hear, “I don’t like my smile. What are my options?” This is a good question, and it’s important to consider all options before jumping into what can be an emotional and financial investment. There are many treatments...

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Overcoming Dental Phobia and Anxiety

Overcoming Dental Phobia and Anxiety

Josh Durrant, DDS, Logan Peak Dental Let me start with a confession: Dentists get cavities too. Here’s another one for you: I don’t like going to the dentist. It may be something about that high-pitched drill, the office smell (what is that anyway?) or bad memories...

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How Can I Tell if I Have Gum Disease?

How Can I Tell if I Have Gum Disease?

by Dave Gordon, DDS, Logan Peak Dental Short answer: You can’t, not definitively anyway. Gum or periodontal disease can only be officially diagnosed by a dentist, but there are some things you can look for that could be clues or red flags as to whether you have the...

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How to Make Flossing a Habit

How to Make Flossing a Habit

by Dave Gordon, DDS, Logan Peak Dental I'm sure there aren't too many things people universally lie about other than whether they regularly floss their teeth. Most people dutifully brush their teeth morning and night but leave the floss to be pushed farther and...

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How to Get Your Best Smile

How to Get Your Best Smile

by Brady M. Thomson, DDS, board certified orthodontist, Thomson Family Orthodontics  Everyone wants a great smile. Every time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. According to psychological science, “The act of smiling activates neural...

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Pacifier and Thumb-Sucking: How to Break the Habit

Pacifier and Thumb-Sucking: How to Break the Habit

by Daren F. Gehring, DDS, Cache Valley Pediatric Dentistry  My wife and I have been blessed with five amazing kids. As babies, each of our kids needed something to sooth them. Three of them were thumb suckers, one liked a pacifier and one just needed her mom and a...

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The Fight Against Gum Disease

The Fight Against Gum Disease

by Tim Mosher, DMD, Willow Valley Periodontics Studies suggest that up to 80 percent of American adults suffer from gum disease. In its earliest phases, gum disease causes puffy red gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss. At its worst, gum disease can lead to...

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Dental Implant Misconceptions

Dental Implant Misconceptions

by Dave Gordon, DDS Logan Peak Dental Are you missing teeth that you would like to have back? Do you have dentures that don’t fit very well and don’t allow you to eat foods you like? It’s very possible that a dental implant may be the solution you are looking for....

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