Apples You Can Eat with Braces: Ham and Apple Casserole Recipe

Whole apples are anathema for people with braces. They are the first thing your dentist will tell you to never eat while you are wearing dental work because a bite into a whole apple can rip your brackets right off. So, to curb your apple cravings while you’re straightening your... Read more »

How Can I Help My Child Have Positive Dental Appointments?

If you’re interested in helping your child feel comfortable in our dental chair, then our dentists, Dr. Andrew Smith and Dr. Bradley Smith, are more than happy to help you. The more your child enjoys their dental visits, the better! There are a few things you can do to help... Read more »

Form Positive Habits for a Healthy Smile

Are you doing all you can to keep your smile healthy and beautiful? Did you know, there are things that you can do each day to help your smile stay healthy and bright? Yes, it’s true! If you form positive habits in your everyday life, you can help your smile... Read more »

The Basics: Oral Cancer Symptoms and Screenings

Exercising caution with your oral health care includes being aware of all potential serious risk factors that can arise in your life. Due to the constant risk of cancer, it is important to make sure that you are monitoring your oral health at all times and visiting your dentist for... Read more »

Oral Health for the New Age: Sedation Dentistry

When the time comes to visit your dentist for your routine oral checkups and cleanings, you may be in need of sedatives to help calm and relax you during treatments. If you need an oral health care procedure that requires significant work, you may even be put to sleep. Several... Read more »

What Is the Nature of Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dental care that is specifically intended to treat children and teens. Pediatric dentists undergo additional years of dental school following their general education to study the unique requirements of treating pediatric oral health. To learn more about pediatric dentistry, we invite you to review... Read more »

How Is a Lumineer Different From a Veneer?

If you are looking for an alternative to a veneer, you might try a lumineer. Like veneers, lumineers are small covers for your front teeth used to hide discolorations or imperfections from view while imitating the natural look of your real teeth. So what are the differences? Both veneers and... Read more »

A Minor Case of Tooth Decay Might Be Treated by Installing a Dental Filling

Sometimes even the most consistent oral hygiene practices aren't sufficient for preventing a cavity from afflicting one of your teeth. If you notice any abnormalities in a tooth in between your regular dental checkups at Wasatch Gentle Dental you should not delay in having it examined. If the affected area... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Needs Daily Brushing and Flossing

A dental bridge is specifically designed and constructed in a state-of-the-art dental lab from durable materials that are fully resistant to the effects of tooth decay. While this bacterial immunity will keep a cavity from developing, your new dental bridge will still need daily brushing and flossing, just like your... Read more »

Why Wisdom Teeth Sometimes Need to Come Out

Wisdom teeth were essential in a time when our ancient ancestors consumed a diet heavy in tough foods such as roots and needed the one to four wisdom teeth that erupt through the gums in the late teen or young adult years. Because wisdom teeth are no longer needed in... Read more »