Leave your bad breath behind

By: | Published: February 12, 2016


No one wants to have bad breath – and especially not on Valentine’s Day! Follow our list of foods not to eat and you’ll be om your way to fresher breath!

Not only is bad breath uncomfortable, but bad breath can cause periodontal disease (inflammation of the gums). The sour smell comes from carbohydrates that cling to your tongue. Sugars and acidic foods dry out your mouth which reduces saliva flow and encourages bacterial growth.

Here’s our top list of foods to avoid:







Staying hydrated is the most important thing to remember when trying to keep your breath fresh! Skip the sweets, and don’t forget to rinse and repeat!

We hope this helps you when picking a restaurant or dish for dinner. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Prevent Tooth Decay!

By: | Published: February 4, 2016


As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, they are at risk for tooth decay. Most areas affected by early childhood tooth decay are your upper front teeth but all teeth can be affected. Dont panic though – most tooth decay can be prevented!

-Begin cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as their first tooth grows in.
-Brush your child’s teeth twice a day (morning and night).
-As soon as your child has two teeth touching, you should begin flossing.
-Eat a well balanced diet! Limit starchy or sugary foods.

When your child is old enough to start brushing his or her own teeth, make sure they are doing it often, and correctly. Monitor that they are using the right toothbrush, and the right amount of toothpaste.

Be cautious, if you see a tooth that is becoming discolored, bring your child to their dentist to get it checked out. You do not want to let tooth decay go untreated because it will only get worse. If caught early on, it can help to prevent the need for crowns and dental restoration.


Replacing Old Crowns

By: | Published: January 27, 2016


A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are placed when a filling only can no longer repair the tooth. A crown is placed over a tooth to restore its size, shape, strength and appearance. When a permanent crown is placed, it covers the entire visible portion of the tooth.

There are multiple reasons a dental crown is needed. The most common of those being to protect a weak tooth from further decay, to restore a broken tooth, to cover misshaped or discolored teeth, and to hold a dental bridge or implant in place.

There are many different types of permanent crowns you can choose from. Crowns can be made from stainless steel, gold or another type of alloy metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, ceramic, or e-max.

E-max crowns, which are made of a lithium ceramic, are tough and durable. Ceramic crowns made from e-max or zirconia are the most common type of crowns we use. When you attend your consolation, Dr. Hemmert can recommend which type of crown will be the best for you and your situation.

Crowns usually last around 7 years, but each case is unique and some crowns can last over 20 years! The longevity of your crown to last depends on the wear and tear that it is exposed to. Maintaining good oral hygiene will help your crown last longer. A crown will need to be replaced if it becomes loose, falls off, or if it is chipped. In some cases, crowns made of porcelain will chip and if that chip is extensive to the point beyond repair, it will need to be replaced.

With age, the cement that is used to fuse the crown to the tooth is dissolved by saliva. Sometimes the base of the crown leaks and decay can occur under the crown which could impact the root of the tooth.

After years of wear porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns shift and the metal at the gumline becomes visable. This can be easily fixed with a new crown, improving the function and appearance of your smile.

If your crown is chipped, loose, has fallen out, or has shifted and is now showing in your mouth contact us at The Center of Dental Professionals! Call us today at 801-747-8015 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jared Hemmert.


The Center of Surgical Arts

By: | Published: January 15, 2016

Here at The Center for Surgical Arts we see all ages, but currently cater to and specialize in pediatric dental anesthesia. Children come to The Center of Surgical Arts to have dental restorations and/or extractions performed under general anesthesia. We are a one room ambulatory surgical suite.

We employ a full-time Registered Nurse, Anesthesiologist, and knowledgeable Admissions Staff who work with our dental providers to give patients the best care possible prior to arrival, throughout their procedure and even after discharge.

Is your child in need of pediatric dental anesthesia? Call us today at 801-747-8010.

Welcome to our team!

By: | Published: January 5, 2016


We are very excited to announce that Dr. Greg Larsen has joined our amazing team here at The Center of Dental Professionals!

Dr. Larsen is a General Dentist and has been in the dentistry field for over 20 years. To Dr. Larsen, learning is never truly finished and continues to explore new techniques and improve his clinical procedures.

Dr. Larsen believes that his most important responsibility is to provide each patient quality dental care.   He ensures that before any procedure is done, any question a patient has will be answered.  He treats his patients like family and looks forward to making your dental experience positive.

We are committed to your overall oral health. As a sign of this commitment we are extending a FREE CONSULTATION with Dr. Larsen to anyone who would like to take advantage of this exciting new opportunity.

Call us today at 801-747-8015 to schedule your consultation as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you!

*Consultation does not include x-rays.


By: | Published: January 4, 2016


Who do you think the Celebrity Smile is??

Congratulations to our winner Brooke Bets. You guessed the Celebrity Smile correctly and have won a Sonicare! Stop by our downtown location to claim your prize.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!! What did you do to ring in the new year?

 Its a new year, make 2016 your best year yet!

Call us to schedule your Orthodontic Treatment or Wisdom Teeth Removal today! If you begin your treatment before February 29th, you will be entered to WIN an Xbox One Bundle with The Lego Movie video game! Winner will be announced on The Center of Dental Professionals Facebook on March 1st.

New Years Eve

By: | Published: December 31, 2015


We will be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day. We will be returning to normal hours Monday, January 4th.

In the event of a medical emergency please contact Christie at 801-824-6007 or message The Center of Dental Professionals on Facebook.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!



Merry Christmas!

By: | Published: December 24, 2015


We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will be returning to normal hours Monday, December 28th. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Enter to WIN and Xbox One Bundle!

By: | Published: December 22, 2015


Come in now for Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment or Wisdom Teeth Removal and be entered to WIN an Xbox Bundle with The Lego Movie video game! Call us to schedule your appointment now! 801-747-8000

The winner will be announced on The Center of Dental Professionals’ Facebook on March 1st, 2016.


*Must begin comprehensive orthodontic treatment or have your wisdom teeth removed before February 29th

*One entry per person