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 »

Improving Your Smile With Dental Veneers

Smiles that have sustained minor damage over the years can often be restored by dental veneers. Veneers are very thin shells, frequently made out of porcelain that are crafted to match your smile and fit over the fronts of your teeth. Veneers are usually used to correct minor problems, such as chips, stains,and teeth are misshapen or spaced too far... read more »

Enjoy Autumn in Riverton With a Healthy, Smile!

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. The days start to cool off, the leaves turn to beautiful colors, and the mountains light up with gold, red, and brown. Everyone is looking ahead to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and of course, Christmas! Dr. Sam Richey and the staff at Lighthouse Dental and Orthodontic in Riverton, Utah want you to enjoy all... 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 »

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 »

Eating for Healthy Teeth

What we eat has a direct effect on our oral health. To make it easier to feed a healthy smile, here are some clear-cut do’s and don’ts. Do: Eat lots of calcium-rich foods.  Calcium is a vital mineral for your oral health. Calcium can be found in milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products. Try to choose low-sugar or sugar-free... read more »

Deciding Between Dental Amalgams and Composite Fillings

In the world of dentistry, there is often more than one way to treat a damaged tooth. In the case of cavities, both dental amalgams and composite fillings can be effective. Deciding between dental amalgams and composites fillings does not have to be a difficult one. For more information about amalgams and composites, consider the following: - If a dental... read more »

The Key Causes of Halitosis

Bad breath is sometimes the result of a symptom of an underlying illness. Bad breath, often called halitosis, is caused by unpleasant odors coming from your mouth. The smell is often caused by bacterial buildup within your mouth, but can also be the result of something worse. Listed below are a few things you should know about halitosis to help... 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 »

Your Body Health VS Oral Health

Do you ever worry about the state of your teeth? If so, you probably know that you should be brushing and flossing on a daily basis. Taking care of your teeth also involves seeing a dentist bi-annually. However, did you know that these things can actually benefit your overall health, not just your oral health? For instance, have you heard... read more »