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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is an alternative to porcelain crowns or veneers. For patients that are candidates for composite bonding, the overall cost is less, but the result is stunning! 

Here is a patient testimonial from our most recent composite bonding case. 

"I can't even tell you how relieved I am that I found Dr. Davis. I have had issues with bonding on my front teeth for 8+ years now and it has been frustrating to say the least. I was always fearful that something I would eat would chip or force the bonding to come out because it had happened 5+ times previously. On top of that, the bonding I had was always "off" in color. I could clearly see where my natural tooth was and where the bonding began. I was self-conscious of someone looking too closely at my smile for fear they would also notice. The last time I cracked my bonding, I was fed up - finally thinking I should see a cosmetic dentist. After searching on Google, I called Dr. Davis's office the first thing the next morning and Janet at the front desk rearranged the schedule to get me in (talk about customer service!). Dr. Davis mended the chipped tooth and we scheduled a follow up appointment to do a complete do-over. I cannot even tell you how awesome it was! He spent time on my teeth - wasn't rushing - striving for perfect color match so no one would notice that it wasn't an addition to my natural tooth. He added 7 layers of color to make sure it was a perfect match. My mind is completely blown at how much better my teeth look and am no longer worried/self-conscious about them! I simply love Dr. Davis and his staff - best. decision. ever."

(Patient's smile with previous composite bonding)

(Close up view of previous composite bonding)

(Patient's smile with natural tooth structure)

(Close up view of natural tooth structure)

(Patient's smile after composite bonding by Dr. Davis)

(Close up view of composite bonding by Dr. Davis)

For more information regarding composite bonding or other cosmetic procedures, contact Davis Dental at (801)292-5812 or

We would love to give you that confident smile you've always dreamed of! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Truth About Bleaching Lights and Lasers

Many people believe that for in office tooth whitening to be effective, you must use a light or laser. In actuality, this is the main reason patients complain of sensitivity after a bleaching session. 

Dr. Rod Kurthy, D.M.D. was tired of his patients complaining about poor results and the pain associated with it. He decided to perform his own study to find out why this was happening to his patients. 

"In a 2005 clinical study by Rod Kurthy, D.M.D., subjects were treated with:
  1. Various bleaching lights and lasers with no whitening gel applied to the teeth
  2. Whitening gel applied to the teeth without the use of bleaching lights or lasers
  3. The same whitening gels combined with use of these bleaching lights and lasers
What Dr. Kurthy found was zero sensitivity caused by bleaching lights or lasers alone. This finding refutes the cause of sensitivity due simply to the heat and/or dehydration caused by bleaching lights and lasers. He also found that use of only the whitening gel resulted in moderate to no sensitivity. However, the combination of bleaching lights or lasers and whitening gel resulted in several cases of severe sensitivity, as well as notably more cases of moderate sensitivity. "

These same findings were confirmed in 2009 and published in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. 

"In a clinical study published in JOE (Journal of Endodontics) in 2008, the actual cause of this increased sensitivity was revealed. It was found that the combination of high concentration hydrogen peroxide with photon energy from bleaching lights and lasers causes pulpal neurons to produce significant levels of Substance P."

Substance P is a neuropeptide. The sole function of Substance P is to cause pain and inflammation. 

Here at Davis Dental, we don't want to cause our patients pain, so we use the KoR Whitening System. It offers amazing results and patients do not complain of sensitivity! KoR Whitening uses the latest in whitening technology and products, but does not use a light or laser because it does not enhance results. We want to offer our patients the best whitening experience possible!

For more information on KoR Whitening visit, If you're interested in a whiter smile, call our office for more information. We would love to give you the smile you've always dreamed of! 

Davis Dental- (801)292-5812 or

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