So You Need a Root Canal

We’ve heard the ominous stories: root canals are the stuff of nightmares, forced upon us by dentists who desire nothing but to make us miserable. But in fact, root canals are a procedure to rescue teeth from impending disaster! If the inner pulp of the tooth is damaged, in many cases it needs to be removed to prevent your tooth from... read more »

Tips to Tackle Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is a serious risk that many young children face. It is called this because most tooth decay in children is linked to baby bottles, due to the prevalence of the liquid from these bottles to pool in a child’s mouth and cause damage. However, it is preventable if you take the necessary steps to ensure the... read more »

Root Canal Therapy: How to Save Your Smile

Can you guess what the hardest substance is in your body? If you guessed your tooth enamel, you are absolutely right! This mineralized protector of your pearly whites is the strongest tissue in your body, stronger even than your bones, but it is also vulnerable to injury. Your teeth consist of the outer layer of tooth enamel (a thin, translucent... read more »

Being a Teenager Can Be Quite Dangerous for Your Teeth and Gums

Being a teenager can be quite dangerous for your teeth and gums. Whether it comes from trying dangerous drugs that can destroy our mouths, attempting daredevil-type maneuvers in public, or simply playing on the local sports team, peer pressure can oftentimes cause us to neglect our safety and put our own safety at risk in the attempt to impress others.... read more »

Helping Your Child Create a Healthy Smile for a Lifetime of Smiles

At Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics in Riverton, Utah, we invite our patients to take good care of their child's baby teeth to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Samuel Richey and our team are happy to share some basic guidelines to help you care for your child's smile in their formative early years. In the beginning, cleaning your child’s... read more »

Begin the Holidays with a Brand New Smile

Even though the holiday season is right around the corner, there is still time to get your oral health upgraded to hygiene superstar status. If you have not yet had an oral exam or professional cleaning in six months, our dedicated team of dentists at Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics is here to help. Some of the more popular choices for... read more »