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 »

Talk to Your Dentist About Tooth Hazard Prevention

  Dental damage prevention includes being aware of tooth hazards that can pop up on a day-to-day basis. Because your diet plays such a key role in your oral health, they should be the first place you look. Go over all the different foods and drinks that you consume on... Read more »

Quit These Poor Dental Habits for a Healthier Smile

If you practice any of the following dental habits, we encourage you to quit now, as these can negatively impact your oral health: - Eating too much sugar. Eating a lot of candy, drinking large amounts of soda and fruit juice, or chewing sugary gum and foods increases your risk... Read more »

You Need a Dental Checkup Twice Each Year

Maintaining good oral health throughout the course of your life encompasses several key factors. It starts with a consistent oral hygiene routine consisting of brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss at least once each day. It’s also important to... Read more »

Getting Used to Your Dentures

If you have been living with missing teeth for a while or if you are getting a full set of teeth replaced, you will find that dentures may require a period of adjustment. Your dentures may feel bulky at first, and you might need some practice putting them in and... Read more »

Daily Oral Hygiene Tips That Can Help You Fight of Tooth Decay and Oral Hygiene

To win the fight against tooth decay and gum disease--two of the most prevalent oral diseases today--our Wasatch Gentle Dental team in Murray, Utah recommends the following. Our goal is to help you achieve a beautiful smile which starts with a healthy mouth. The most important way to prevent cavities... Read more »