Monday: 8am – 6pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 7am – 2pm

Highland Heights Dental
4046 S Highland Drive, Suite 115
Millcreek, Utah 84124

For urgent needs call us at:

801.277.1412

Bite Into That

Standard Post Dental Implant Important Facts The human jaw can exert a average force of 160 pounds per square inch (psi).  The max force is around 930 psi on the back molars.  Denture wearers can only get up to 50 psi.  For comparison here are the max forces of some animals: Tasmanian devil* – 200 […]

Famous Dentists

Standard Post Famous Dentists Edward Angle (1855-1930) credited as the father of modern orthodontists. He classified different abnormalities of teeth and jaws and developed treatments to fix them. Steve Arlin (1945) College world series most outstanding player for Ohio State University. He played Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians. Edgar […]

Thumb Sucking

Standard Post Thumb Sucking Infants have a natural instinct to suck as a way of nourishing and soothing themselves. Often, this leads to the child sucking on their fingers, a blanket, a stuffed animal or their thumb. Usually, this habit is given up by age 4. If it continues, it can be extremely detrimental to […]

Dental Implant Important Facts

Standard Post Dental Implant Important Facts Considering Dental Implants? Important Facts to Help Make Your Choice Many people are unaware of the consequences of losing their teeth or the effects of wearing partial or full dentures upon their jaws and bones. When teeth are lost, the surrounding bone immediately begins to shrink [atrophy]. Implant treatment, […]

Dental Folklore

Standard Post Dental Folklore People of ancient times believed that the stabbing pain of a toothache was caused by a toothworm, which either had appeared spontaneously or had bored its way into the tooth. If the tooth pain was severe, it meant that the worm was thrashing about, but if the aching stopped, then the […]

Afraid of the Dentist?

Standard Post Loose Dentures and Solutions Afraid of the Dentist? Enough to get a tattoo about it? Well we recently saw this “dental tattoo” on someone’s back. Apparently the man had a bad experience with a visit to a dentist in the past. Amazing! We especially love the 1800’s assistant in the back with a […]

Canker sores vs cold sores

Tooth Tips Canker sores vs cold sores Canker sores [apthous ulcers] are often confused with fever blisters [cold sores]. They are quite different, however. Canker sores are only found inside the mouth on the gums, cheeks, tongue or floor of the mouth. They cannot be transmitted from one individual to another. Cold sores are found […]

Loose Dentures and Solutions

Tooth Tips Loose Dentures and Solutions A loose denture is frustrating and at times embarrassing.  Before we get to the solutions, let’s understand the problem with dentures. The bite force generated by dentures is about 20% of that created by natural teeth. So if this is your first denture or immediate denture, you are now […]