GoPro-motion!

By: | Published: April 6, 2016

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Are you an adventurous and outdoorsy person? You need this GoPro!

Come in before May 31st and get your Wisdom Teeth Removed or begin Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment with The Center Of Dental Professionals and be entered to WIN this GoPro Hero 3+ Bundle! Call us now at 801-747-8000 to schedule your consultation today!

Are you in need of a root canal?

By: | Published: March 20, 2016

In honor of root canal awareness week this week we will be doing FREE consultations for anyone who is in need of a root canal! Call us today at 801-747-8016 to schedule your appointment today!

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Is your tooth causing you pain?
Millions of teeth each year are saved with a simple root canal. A root canal is a dental treatment done to the inside of a tooth that is decayed or infected.
A root canal is necessary when an injury or large cavity damages the tooth’s root which then becomes inflamed or infected and causes pain to the patient. If gone untreated, this can cause serious deep tooth decay.
During the root canal the dentist drills through the middle of a numbed tooth and the infected pulp is removed and a rubber-like material is filled in the space. After the tooth is cleaned it is restored with either a filling or a crown for protection.
If you already have a problem eating and chewing, a root canal is the best possible option for you. Extracting the tooth will only lead to more problems in the future. It is best to keep the tooth intact with a root canal. Keeping your natural teeth intact with a root canal will provide a secure attachment point for a bridge or partial dentures. A root canal is a cost-effective way to treat your damaged teeth, and is far less expensive than an extraction and placing a bridge or partial implant.
Root canals work to help preserve your jaw and jaw bone. If a tooth is extracted the jawbone that used to hold the tooth in place starts to shrink, and pulls in other surrounding teeth. By receiving a root canal instead of extraction, your tooth and roots stay in place which preserves your jaw.
Most root canals require numbing of the tooth and partial anesthesia. If you are nervous about being partially “put-to-sleep” don’t be! Our doctors are trained professionals here to help you receive the best treatment and the best smile possible.
Root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it! Most people report that the root canal procedure is not painful, and feels like a new filling being placed. You will experience more pain from your inflamed tooth before the procedure, than you will during and after it.
Could you be in need of a root canal? If you have a severe toothache when chewing, sensitivity of hot or cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time, discoloration of a tooth, or swelling and tenderness in your gums, a root canal may be the treatment for you! Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation today 801-747-8016!

Dentist Appreciation

By: | Published: March 6, 2016

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Today is National Dentist’s Day!! We love working with all of our providers so much, we decided to celebrate all week! Check in on The Center of Dental Professionals Facebook page or DentalProsUtah Instagram daily for highlights of our providers! If you have an appointment this week, make sure to thank your dentist and let him know he is appreciated. Dentists always want feedback and love to hear when you are happy and confident in your smile!

Happy Valentines Day!

By: | Published: February 14, 2016

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We hope everyone has a good Valentines Day!

Leave your bad breath behind

By: | Published: February 12, 2016

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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:

-Garlic

-Onions

-Dairy

-Alcohol

-Coffee

-Seafood

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Congratulations!

By: | Published: January 4, 2016

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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.