Taking Care of Your Braces

Once your braces are on, you may have trouble seeing your teeth through all that metal. But rest assured that they are there, patiently waiting for the day of the when they can be shown off. Until then, you will need to take good care of them. Normally, you should spend two minutes a day, twice a day brushing. But... 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 »

Keeping Your Smile Bright After a Whitening Treatment

At Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics, our dentist Dr. Samuel Richey, is proud to offer whitening treatments to his patients in the Riverton, Utah, area. While the process of teeth whitening is quick and easy, maintaining that gleam in your smile will take a little effort. Remember that there are some foods and drinks that can take the shine off of... read more »

Flossing for Success

Brushing teeth is foundational for good oral hygiene, but it must be paired with interdental cleaning for best results. Cleaning between teeth is most easily achieved with dental floss, which is capable of reaching many areas that your toothbrush cannot. With brushing along with dental flossing, you can ensure all areas of your exposed teeth are cleaned. This is vital... read more »

Root Canal Therapy: The Benefits

There are many steps you should take to keep your teeth healthy and strong, but did you know that root canal therapy may be something your teeth could need? For instance, if you don’t have root canal therapy for a tooth that is suffering from an infected root, with extensive decay, or that has experienced injury or trauma, the afflicted... read more »