The Connection Between Your Oral Health and Your Overall Health

You may think that oral health issues are just that: oral. You may be unaware of just how much your dental health is related to your overall health, and why proper oral hygiene and dental care are so important. Gum disease can have an impact far beyond loose teeth, since gum disease means that bacteria can enter your body through... read more »

The Proper Care of Your Toothbrush

Dr. Sam Richey of Lighthouse Dental and Orthodontic in Riverton, Utah wants to know if your toothbrush needs a tuneup. Take a good look at the bristles. Are the bristles worn, flattened, or starting to droop? If so, then it is time for a new toothbrush. You and your toothbrush should not be in a long-term relationship. If your toothbrush... read more »

Caring for your Baby’s Teeth

So you have a new baby! Congratulations from all of us at Lighthouse Dental and Orthodontics! You have a great deal on your mind right now, getting used to having a new baby in the house and taking care of meals, baths, playtime, and just getting a little sleep now and then. Even though you have a full plate, be... read more »