What are Veneers?

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a veneer is a “thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” Veneers are custom-designed to the contour of the front of one’s teeth to quickly and safely improve the aesthetics…

What Sets Dr. Nate Lewis Apart

With so many dentists in the Salt Lake Valley, sometimes it’s difficult to choose the right one for your dental needs. But choosing Dr. Nate Lewis is easy because of three simple things: (1) He provides service beyond expectation, (2) value, and (3) the relaxing and enjoyable dental experience his practice provides. Above all, Dr.…

Choosing the Right Toothpaste for Your Teeth

When it comes to toothpaste options, the number of choices is astounding. What if you have sensitive teeth but also want a whitening toothpaste? Or perhaps you’re looking for a tartar control option? You may be perplexed, but the most important item to consider during this dilemma, however, is your own unique oral hygiene needs.…

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride, a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water, is lost every day from a tooth’s enamel through demineralization. And, in similar fashion, minerals like fluoride are added through a process known as remineralization from the foods and water consumed. If the amount of fluoride that is lost from the tooth’s enamel is…

How to Deal with Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is not just on old wives’ tale. In fact, it is estimated that between 9 and 20% of Americans actually avoid going to the dentist because of this fear. No need to fret, however. Should you be one of the many that has a natural aversion to your 6-month checkup, read these tips…