Senior Citizens and Oral Health

Your health needs change throughout the stages of your life. Be that as it may, you still need to care for your teeth and mouth. As you get older, you are at a higher risk for gum disease, dry mouth, sensitive teeth, and cavities. In particular, older people are prone to cavities at the roots of their teeth. This is... read more »

A Blow to the Face Can Cause a Delayed Toothache

Athletes in contact sports who forgo using a quality mouth guard during practices and games are at increased risk of suffering dental trauma. Sometimes a blow to the face can affect the internal structures of the pulp or socket, without any overt damage to the exterior tooth enamel layer. Sometimes when this happens, the pain in the tooth fades away,... read more »

The Impact of Age on Your Teeth

You might already know that there are a few things you should consider doing if you’d like to enjoy good oral health. However, would you be surprised to hear that your teeth actually don’t just weaken as you age? Fortunately, there a number of things you could do to stop your pearly whites from weakening as you get older. For... read more »

Small Cavities Can Often Be Treated with a Standard Filling

Tooth decay develops when the natural bacteria living in your mouth work to exploit an area of weakened or compromised tooth enamel. This is more likely to occur if you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine or if you have a habit of procrastinating your dental checkup at Kevin J. Reece, DDS. With early detection, Dr. Kevin... read more »

Why You Want to Save an Infected Tooth

Teeth are strong, with a thin but tough outer layer of enamel. In fact, this translucent, mineralized substance is the hardest tissue in your body. Still, your pearly whites are vulnerable to decay and injury. This is why our Kevin J. Reece, DDS team in Payson, Utah, recommend daily diligent brushing and flossing, along with regular professional dental cleanings to... read more »

Brushing Your Teeth: What You Should Know

You probably know that there are a few basic things you’ll have to do if you’d like to keep your smile healthy and strong. For example, you probably know that it’s important for you to brush your teeth twice every day. You may also know that you should remember brush for two minutes at a time. However, did you know... read more »

The Signs and Symptoms of a Filling Going Bad

Here at Kevin J. Reece, DDS, our dentist routinely uses fillings to repair modest areas of tooth decay. While it is meant to last a long time, no filling is impervious to the passage of time and the pervasive bacteria living in your mouth. The larger and older a filling is, the more likely it is to have trouble. This... read more »

Avoiding Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

When an infant or toddler has tooth decay, it is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. Primary teeth, which are commonly called baby teeth, are temporary, but they are important. Your child needs healthy, strong teeth so they can chew their food and speak properly. Healthy teeth also help your child have a healthy-looking smile. Primary teeth are... read more »