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Top 10 Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth (Some Might Surprise You)

On May 20 of this year I watched David Letterman, one of my favorite TV personalities past or present, air his final episode of the Late Show. I’ve been watching Letterman since the early 90s and have always admired his creative brilliance and lightning wit. Over the years I’ve borrowed heavily from the format of […]

If You Ever Find Yourself in Prison, Keep Flossing

I almost always share current stuff in my blog posts, but I came across an older story today that was both too unbelievable and too good not to share: In 1994, Robert Dale Shepard had prior convictions for armed robbery and manslaughter and was sent to South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, West Virginia to […]

The Supervillains of Your Mouth

We’re going to nerd out a little on this post; if that’s not your thing, turn back now. Those who know me well know that my inner nerd isn’t too far from the surface and those who are my patients know that I love using analogies to explain what happens in the mouth. This post […]

Dental Hygiene and Alzheimer’s Disease

You are surely aware by now that proper care of your teeth has strong connections with problems like tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease, but you might not be aware that your daily oral hygiene routines might have more serious implications. In our Orem dental office, we practice evidence-based dentistry—that is, we perform treatment […]

Question From a Patient: When Was the First Root Canal Performed?

Claudia, this one’s for you. When you asked me this question initially, I responded “probably the Sumerians or Egyptians” and admitted that this was a complete shot in the dark. As a curious person myself, I welcome questions from patients and do my best to research them when I don’t have a satisfactory answer. If […]