Preventive Dentistry – Salt Lake City, UT
Protect Your Smile from Plaque and Tartar
We know how busy Salt Lake City families are, and we also know how important it is for these families to keep their smiles healthy. At Sugar House Smiles, our dentistry team works hard to make your family’s dental care convenient and effective. If you’re new to the area or looking for a dental office that can accommodate your entire family, please call our dental team. We would love to have the opportunity to show you how visiting our dental office for preventive dentistry in Salt Lake City, UT can change the way you think of dental care.
Why Choose Sugar House Smiles for Preventive Dentistry?
- Conservative, less is more, Approach to Dentistry
- Low-Stress, Comfortable Environment
- Skilled Father-Daughter Dental Team
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Each of our patients receives a unique dental health care plan, but every patient needs to visit us at least twice a year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. These preventive appointments give us the opportunity to evaluate your smile for warning signs of common oral health conditions in the earliest stages, so you will receive the most conservative treatment plans. Professional teeth cleanings dramatically reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum disease, and our friendly, knowledgeable dental hygienists will be happy to answer any questions you have about your at-home hygiene routine as well, during preventive dentistry visits.
Fluoride has long been considered to be an important part of cavity prevention. It strengthens the teeth and can lower the risk of developing cavities in both adults and children by around 25%. That’s why most communities, including Salt Lake and Davis Counties, put fluoride in their drinking water. You can also receive a fluoride treatment at your next dental appointment, which we might recommend if we examine your enamel and find that it’s unusually weak or vulnerable to tooth decay.
Oral Cancer Screenings
The number of people diagnosed with cancer of the mouth and throat has been rising in recent years. Even if you don’t use tobacco or engage in other risky behaviors, there’s still a chance that you could suffer from oral cancer at some point in your life. We’ll look for red and white patches, mouth sores, and other cancer symptoms as we’re examining your mouth; if we find anything to be concerned about, we may recommend having a biopsy done.
Younger patients that have just recently started brushing on their own often have trouble keeping their molars clean. Not only are they hard to reach, but they have a lot of pits and crevices to worry about. We commonly recommend that younger patients receive dental sealants so that their teeth receive better protection against bacteria and food particles while they’re still learning how to brush properly. Dental sealants are usually placed between the ages of 6 and 14.
General Dental Care
Family and preventive dentistry also includes basic treatments that strengthen smiles and reduce risk for oral health concerns. Some of the general dental services we provide for our families include:
- Dental sealants – a clear, protective coating applied to teeth that seals out bacteria and plaque, protecting smiles from decay
- Fluoride treatments – for patients with chronic tooth decay and kids who are still developing their oral hygiene routines, we may recommend tooth enamel strengthening fluoride treatments
- Periodontal charting – in order to diagnose and begin treating gum disease in the earliest possible stages, we complete periodontal charting during every checkup, so we know right away if you’re at risk for gum disease
- Dental education – kids and adults alike may have questions or need help understanding their dental treatment options, and we will always take the time to carefully explain your oral health concerns and possible solutions
Convenience & Comfort
We are all about our patients’ comfort and convenience. We provide comfortable, state-of-the-art dental treatment facilities, so you’ll feel completely at ease during dental care. In fact, from the first moment you walk through our front doors, you’ll feel right at home. Our waiting area is well equipped to keep every member of the family comfortable and content during the short stop in our waiting room. To ensure complete convenience, ask our team about scheduling a block of appointments on the same day, so you will only need to make one visit to our dental office for the whole family. Additionally, we are open late on Tuesdays, so your kids don’t need to miss school for their dental appointments. Whenever possible, we offer same day emergency care, and you can reach a member of our team outside of regular dental office hours, if you or your loved ones experience a dental emergency.