October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing… Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have… Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account… Read more »

Learning About Root Canals

A root canal is probably one of the most misunderstood procedures in all of dentistry. It’s associated with pain, discomfort, and unhealthy teeth. That’s all true, but what’s also true is just how easy it is to avoid needing a root canal in the first place. So in an effort to help you become more… Read more »

TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull. It’s an important joint, and it’s easily irritated. When you have pain in this joint, it’s referred to as TMJ disorder. A lot of different things can cause TMJ disorder. Knowing what causes it can help you avoid getting it. Even if you’ve never… Read more »

How much do dental procedures cost?

A commonly asked questions we hear is how much something cost. This question is very difficult to answer because there are so many variables going into a price. Some of the major variables includes materials used, difficulty of the procedure, and time needed. For example, if someone was to ask how much a filling costs… Read more »

Nitrous Oxide Can Make Your Dental Visit Easier

Some people are perfectly comfortable visiting the dentist. Whether it is a routine cleaning or a root canal, those people are relaxed about, or even look forward to a dentist appointment. But many people aren’t very excited about seeing the dentist. They may experience mild apprehension or even fear. While dental anxiety is perfectly normal,… Read more »

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is one of the most common health problems affecting American adults. Ironically, it’s probably the easiest health problem to avoid, too. That said, our team here at Redwood Dental in Providence, Utah, still sees a lot of cases of gum disease. A big problem is that people just don’t know what it is… Read more »

The Benefits of Mouthwash

Did you know you should include rinsing with mouthwash in your oral hygiene routine? Well, it’s true. This is because rinsing can benefit you, your smile and your oral health in a myriad of ways. Our dentist, Dr. Troy Walton, is happy to tell you all about mouthwash by explaining the benefits involved. This might… Read more »