Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Salt Lake City, UT

What Do You Want to Know About Dentistry?

We always let our patients have the final decision about their care. As such, we encourage you to ask any and all questions you might have, so you feel confident that you’re making an informed choice. Below are answers to questions that we hear on a regular basis; we hope that you find them helpful!

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

You should visit your dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. By removing any bacteria that has accumulated and identifying tooth decay before it causes severe damage, we can help your smile last a lifetime.

Do You Place Dental Implants?

Yes! We are able to perform the entire process in-house, including the surgical placement of the posts as well as the restoration.

Is a Toothache an Emergency?

If your tooth pain isn’t being caused by a piece of food that got stuck in your smile, it’s most likely a side effect of an infection or cavity. You should schedule an emergency appointment right away so that we can diagnose the problem and treat it if needed.

How Can I Improve My Smile?

We can cover up small cracks on your teeth with dental bonding, and we can get rid of stains and discoloration with teeth whitening. We may also be able to place metal-free crowns to cover misshapen or damaged teeth. The treatments we recommend depend on the changes you want.

What Does It Mean If My Gums are Bleeding?

It most likely means that you have gingivitis, which is the first form of gum disease. It can often be reversed, but you don’t want to lose too much time in treating it, or else it might turn into the more severe periodontitis. Call our dental office right away to schedule a periodontal treatment.

Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth if No One Can See It?

Yes. Teeth are not just there for appearances; they’re all important for chewing, speaking, and making sure the forces of the bite are evenly distributed. Even if you’ve only lost one tooth, you should have it replaced right away; call Sugar House Smiles to start exploring your options.

Do You Take My Insurance?

We’re in-network with several major dental providers including Delta Dental and MetLife. Call us with your insurance information so that our team can confirm whether we accept your plan.