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January 07, 2021
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There are two types of tooth stains:

Extrinsic. These stains are largely caused by foods and beverages, but lifestyle choices, including daily brushing and flossing habits, can also play a role. Sitting on top of the enamel, extrinsic stains can often be entirely eliminated through topical teeth whitening treatments Intrinsic. A result of things including aging, certain medications, and even excessive fluoride, these stains form underneath the enamel. Topical teeth whiteners are not often effective on intrinsic stains. They can, in fact, make matters worse by lightening the enamel around intrinsic discoloration, serving to heighten the appearance

The Zoom!® Tooth Whitening…

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Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

December 04, 2020
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Bruxism, more commonly known as jaw clenching or grinding teeth, is often a stress-related condition. Commonly unconscious, bruxism may occur while you are working, recreating, and even sleeping, making it something that can be very difficult to bring under control. But bringing the habit under control is absolutely essential. Bruxism causes profound damage to the teeth.

What’s Wrong With Clenching Your Jaw?

Jaw clenching can lead to stress headaches. Because this habit is a contributing factor to TMJ, it can also result in lockjaw, clicking and grinding noises when you eat, and chronic facial pain. 

In addition to an increased risk for neuromuscular…

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Category: General Dentistry, TMJ

September 16, 2020

The three types of sleep apnea are:

Central Sleep Apnea, caused by miscommunication between the brain and the muscles of breathing Obstructive Sleep Apnea, caused by a blockage of the body’s natural airways Mixed Sleep Apnea, caused by a combination of airway obstruction and signal interruption

Of these, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common, impacting an estimated two to nine percent of adults in the United States. By comparison, Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) impacts only around .9 percent of adults.

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is often related to serious illness or neurological disorder. Patients with CSA will experience periods of breath…

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Category: Sleep Apnea

July 13, 2020
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Dental bonding is a versatile restoration that can effectively correct a variety of aesthetic and functional issues with your teeth. While tooth bonding offers a number of benefits, it does stain over time, and the resin material used with dental bonding does not respond well to whitening treatments. The process will cause your teeth to be a different shade than the bonding material, creating an imperfect appearance instead of the bright, beautiful smile you had intended.

Fortunately, it’s still possible to get the brilliant smile you desire. Board-certified dentist Dr. Keith Warr has been helping patients achieve gleaming white smiles for more than 20 years. He can help you…

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Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

June 22, 2020
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Straight teeth are often seen as a sign of health and vitality, and they are a crucial element of a perfect smile. While braces have long been the primary treatment for straightening teeth, porcelain veneers can also help you get a straight, gorgeous smile, without enduring months of wires and brackets associated with traditional braces.

As an LVI Fellow, Dr. Keith Warr is among just five percent of cosmetic surgeons in the nation trained in the art of advanced aesthetics, including porcelain veneers. He has helped countless patients achieve strong, healthy, beautiful smiles, and he can help you, too.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells…

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Category: Porcelain Veneers

May 12, 2020
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Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic dentistry option that can correct a variety of smile imperfections. During the dental veneers procedure, thin, porcelain shells are placed over your existing teeth to conceal flaws such as stains, chips, and cracks.

Dr. Keith Warr is an experienced and highly-trained cosmetic dentist who has helped many patients enjoy impeccable smiles with porcelain veneers. In addition to traditional porcelain veneers, he also offers Lumineers® for patients who seek improvement with extremely-thin shells. 

Sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics, dental veneers are a versatile solution to a number of dental problems. While veneers are…

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Category: Porcelain Veneers

April 08, 2020
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A gorgeous, healthy smile can affect numerous aspects of your life, from your oral and general health to your self-confidence and the way you interact with others. If you feel self-conscious because you are embarrassed by your teeth, the cosmetic dentistry services at Warr Dental can restore both your smile and your confidence.

For more than 50 years, Warr Dental has helped Salt Lake City area patients achieve healthy, strong, beautiful smiles. We proudly offer a variety of cosmetic dental services to help you attain your ideal smile.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help You?

Our cosmetic dentistry options can achieve a variety of dental improvements, including:…

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Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

March 24, 2020
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Porcelain veneers are durable dental restorations designed to withstand normal biting and chewing. If you have veneers, you should be able to chew gum without a problem.

Gum isn’t sticky enough to threaten the integrity of your veneers. Add to this the fact that most people chew gum with their molars, away from their restorations, and there isn’t much cause for concern. Veneers are rarely placed on molar teeth because of the strong chewing forces that are generated in the back of the mouth.

Keep in mind that traditional gum is made with sugar, which can cause cavities. Cavities are problematic because veneers are only as strong as the teeth to which they are bonded.…

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Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

August 13, 2019
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Your smile is an important feature of your appearance. Cosmetic imperfections such as tooth chips and discoloration make many men and women avoid smiling, which impacts your self-confidence and the way others perceive you. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are both excellent options for addressing tooth stains. Whichever one is right for you depends on your oral health and cosmetic goals. Some may benefit from a combination of both veneers and tooth whitening.

Tooth discoloration can be caused by lifestyle factors such as smoking and drinking habits but can also develop due to medications, poor oral health, and genetics. Before getting cosmetic dentistry, you must have good…

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Category: Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

August 05, 2019

Nobody wants their teeth to stain. If your teeth are a color such as dull yellow rather than brilliant, sparkling white, you may be embarrassed to smile. Yellow teeth can also harm your self-confidence and thereby affect your social life.

Numerous dietary and lifestyle choices can lead to teeth staining. This blog breaks down the most common causes of stained teeth, how you can prevent it, and what you can do to restore a shining white smile.

Different Types of Teeth Stains

Teeth stains are divided into two categories. They have different causes and can be treated in different ways. The different types of stains are:

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Category: Teeth Whitening