Our Exclusive One Low Fee for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

There are times when your wisdom teeth can remain untouched if they provide no harm to your gums, teeth, or bone, but will be monitored to ensure there is no change. However, if your wisdom teeth are showing signs of complications then, removing them will be the best solution to further prevent infection and extensive dental treatment.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we want to make dental treatment affordable and the best you deserve. We are now offering an exclusive offer of ONE LOW FEE of $897 for ALL wisdom teeth removal plus IV sedation!

Call us today to book an appointment at 801-501-7125 for your consultation today.

 

Keeping a Healthy Smile During Spring Activities and Sports

Spring is here, and so are the many recreational activities and sports that come with the warm weather of the season. Activities such as baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, hiking, and mountain biking. Outdoor activities that are fun to play in and enjoy but can also be the cause of some potential injures.

Part of ensuring we keep a healthy mouth is by taking preventative precautions to protect our smile and teeth.

Our teeth are an essential aspect of our daily life as we use them to speak and chew our food. Keeping our teeth and mouth protected from dental conditions and injuries is crucial to do when playing a sport or participating in a recreational activity. How can we do that?

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are a wonderful tool to have in your sports bag. They aren’t just for kids but adults as well. They provide your mouth with an outer guard and inner cushion to keep your soft tissue and teeth from harsh impacts and from having severe mouth-related injuries. It makes the impact of a ball or falls less forceful and damaging as it would be without it.

Hydration

We need to hydrate when we’re playing or participating in sports. By hydration we don’t mean drinking sports drinks or sugary drinks; we’re referring to water. Water is an essential part of our dental health and overall health.

Water is needed to keep our body functioning by distributing the nutrients we need to get rid of waste and to keep our muscles moving. So what can water do for our teeth? It keeps them clean. It washes away any food debris or residue that can cause damage to our teeth such as bacteria. Not only does it clean mouth it can dilute the acids produced by the acids in our mouth.

Another advantage of water is, it helps with dry mouth. Our saliva is a significant component of our mouth because it’s the first line of defense we have against cavities and tooth decay. Saliva provides your mouth with the nutrition our teeth need and maintain our mouth clean. Having a low flow of saliva puts us at risk of tooth decay and cavities since it removes the protection from our teeth.   

Our teeth and mouth are essential parts of our overall health. While we partake in outdoor activities and sports, remembering to remain well hydrated is important and to put mouthguards to prevent any mouth-related injuries.

The warm weather is among us, and we should enjoy it, but safety is important, especially our smile. This spring, take the measures you need to have a healthy mouth. If you’re in need of a dental check-up, schedule an appointment with us today!  

 

Orthodontics Treatment: Braces for One Low Fee

Orthodontic treatment is important to get when needed as it can result in a healthy smile and mouth, treatment remedying any irregularities found in the teeth and jaws such as braces. Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment to align teeth. Orthodontic treatment involving braces usually begins between the ages 8 and 14 even up into adulthood.  

When do you need braces and why should you get them?

Well, you need braces to align your teeth, that’s what they are used for. Getting braces as soon as there are signs of misalignment is critical to preventing further dental problems down the line. What indicates we need braces:

  • Crowding – when there’s not enough space for your teeth resulting in crooked teeth. The most common reason to get braces especially for kids.
  • Overbite – when there’s overlap of the front lower teeth by the upper teeth.
  • Crossbite –  is an abnormal bite where one or more teeth are at a buccal or lingual position than the opposing teeth. It’s a misalignment of the dental arches.
  • Underbite – is where all the upper teeth are behind the lower teeth.
  • Open Bite – is when front upper and lower teeth do not touch even when the mouth is closed.

Ensuring that these conditions don’t worsen is critical to our teeth and oral health. We don’t want to leave these dental and oral conditions left untreated since overtime; it can worsen and cause more dental harm. If left untreated, you can experience the following complications:

  • Oral hygiene
  • Plaque
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Jaw problems
  • Chewing
  • Speech problems 

Not to mention there’s an increased risk of fracturing your front teeth and wearing your teeth out. We need our teeth for breaking down foods and for speaking. It plays a vital role in our overall health, so we need to take measures to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile and healthy mouth.

New braces systems align teeth in a gentle, comfortable and faster possible way for the patient!

With new technologies and new treatment methods, orthodontic treatment involving braces has become more optional, comfortable, and with fewer adjustments and dental visits for the patient.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer two brace systems our specialized dentists use to treat patients. They are the Damon System and Fastbraces, both of which align teeth but in a much gentle manner than traditional braces.

What’s the difference between the Damon System and Fastbraces?

Both of these brace systems are used to treat misalignment of the teeth in a faster way. However, the approach to straighten teeth is very different.

Damon System is a self-ligating brace that allows you to experience treatment without tightening since the need for elastic bands are eliminated. They were designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to clean. Treatment time for this bracing system is shorter than conventional braces.

Fastbraces is a system that is a non-extraction system. It uses an innovating triangular bracket and square shape wire to correct the position of root from the beginning of treatment. This is done through the combination of realigning the root and crown of the tooth simultaneously for a one-step approach to straighten teeth. Treatment time for this bracing system can last up to 3 months or 1 year.   

At our dental offices, we are offering one low fee for both bracketing systems. What’s the ONE LOW FEE? For $3999, you’ll get your orthodontic treatment with a monthly payment as low as $97.

Call us at 801-505-7152 today to make an appointment to start your orthodontic treatment today!

 

Health Precautions During National Days in April

Easter Sunday has just past which means you probably had some Easter chocolate eggs or marshmallow birds. It doesn’t even have to be candy sweets; it could be sweet desserts that contain a lot of sugar.

Beginning this month with an Easter egg hunt is a great way to kick off the rest of the national days to come this April. National days celebrating foods that are sweet to the tooth but damaging to our smile. What national days are we talking about?

If you didn’t know already, today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Now, there isn’t anything wrong with having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, however, some products contain more sugar than others. Then, there is National Caramel Day and National Caramel Popcorn Day and many more national days, days of sweetened foods to come and celebrate by eating those delicious foods.

I mean who doesn’t like eating something sugary once in awhile? I know I do, but there are some precautions to take while celebrating national food days especially when it’s foods that can damage our teeth and smile. I’m talking about two types of foods here.

Sticky/Chewy Foods

We are referring to the foods which cling and stick to our teeth and anywhere within our mouth. The foods that overstay their welcome and as a result, help bacteria produce more acid than usual. They are easy to get in between your teeth and can stay there longer.

Acidic Foods/Drinks

As we mentioned before, when food causes bacteria to produce more acid it damages our teeth. Drinking or eating foods or beverages containing citrus or acidic properties are more damaging than you think and can see immediately. Why? Because our tooth enamel is being eroded by the acid. Eroding teeth results in cavities or tooth decay and, in some cases, serious problems like sensitive teeth and discoloration.

These are two of many types of foods we need to keep an eye on especially when Easter has just past and upcoming national days are on the way celebrating foods not so kind to our teeth. When you eat these types of food, it is best to ensure you are rinsing and cleaning your mouth right away to ensure you’re removing any food debris.

Cleaning our teeth immediately afterwards is important to prevent further damage to them from substances that erode our teeth. Flossing your teeth to remove sticky/chewy substances is one way to assure there isn’t more acid production. In addition to keeping up with personal hygiene and self-care, visiting your dentist for a regular clean up and check up is a crucial part of preventative care.

If you’re due for dental check-up soon, make an appointment with our dental office to get your exams with X-rays and cleaning for $97.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction One Low Fee

What do you know about wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the late bloomers of our mouth also known as our last molars. They usually erupt between the age of 17 and 21 during the beginnings of our adulthood.

Wisdom teeth can be complicated teeth that can cause us pain and swelling. Part of the reason why this happens is, wisdom teeth usually don’t emerge properly or are impacted. What does that mean? It means it’s the root of your discomfort and pain.

When wisdom teeth start to erupt, they can come out improperly which can lead to many complications such as:

  • allows food to become trapped causing cavity-causing bacteria to grow.
  • make it difficult to floss between wisdom teeth and neighboring molars.
  • allows bacteria to enter the gums for infection to occur.
  • painful crowding and disease.

Impacted teeth can cause great discomfort and swelling in the gums and jaw. Having impacted teeth means

  • there’s no room for them to come out causing them to crowd or damage other teeth.
  • can form a cyst on or near the impacted tooth damaging the roots of teeth or destroy the bone supporting your teeth.

Removing your wisdom teeth is a short process but is usually a longer dental recovery.

If your wisdom teeth are showing signs of complications, removing them is the best solution to prevent further infection or dental treatment.

Before getting your wisdom teeth removed, you want to talk with your oral surgeon about the process, questions you might have about the surgery, and the type of anesthesia you’ll be getting. Knowing as much as you can about the procedure and what to expect can ease some of the anxiety you might be feeling.  

During the surgery, you can expect it to be 45 minutes or less to remove your wisdom teeth. There are 3 types of anesthesia you can be given,

  1. Local anesthesia – the numbing of the gums and may even be given nitrous oxide to breathe to relax you or doze you off.
  2. I.V. sedation – numbs your mouth and might inject into your veins to make you drowsy.
  3. General anesthesia – you are put to sleep throughout the whole process by injecting you through the veins or breathing gas in through a mask.

Once you’ve been sedated, your wisdom teeth will be removed and stitched up in no time. The process of recovery can take 4 days up to a week but it is dependent on every person.

If you’re in need of getting your wisdom teeth removed you’re in luck! We’re offering a ONE LOW FEE of $897 for….get ready for it…

ALL wisdom teeth removal plus IV sedation…for just a low fee of $897.

Call today to book an appointment or consultation. Get your wisdom removed in no time without breaking the bank.

Our Top Priority Is Patient Care and Comfort

At our dental offices, you are our top priority!  We’re dedicated to your comfort and dental care when you become our patient. We focus on 3 pivotal points that establishes comfort and safety in our dental offices with our patients. Our 3 pivotal points are:  

Relaxing and Tranquil Atmosphere

We pride ourselves in designing our dental offices with family in mind. Each room from our waiting room, playroom, to treatment room have all been created for family comfort. We want you and your children to feel confident and at ease before, during, and after treatment. Providing you and your child with entertainment, toys, and pieces of nature like our live plants and fish, we want to create a relaxing and tranquil environment.  

Developing Lifelong Relationships

Our dental and administration team are focused on building long lasting relationships with you and your family. Built on the foundation blocks of trust, integrity, and an emphasis of on your individual dental needs, we strive to provide you with a safe environment where you can openly express your concerns, needs, and wants.

Personalized Dental Care

We ensure our patients are knowledgeable and understand their dental treatment options and their condition before beginning treatment. Our patients meet with our treatment coordinator to ensure they’re receiving the dental care they deserve and are confident the decision they’re making.

Our patients safety and comfort are important to our dental and administration team. We take measures to assure you’re comfortable and at ease when you receive treatment from one of our two offices. We focus on building lasting relationships and establishing a relaxing atmosphere you can find your ease and express your dental concerns with us. In addition to caring for your safety, we provide our offices with the state-of-the-art equipment to better improve treatment process and your dental health.  

 

Confirming and Keeping Your Dental Appointments

Do have a dental appointment coming up soon? Have you confirmed it? If you haven’t you should do so now. It’s important you confirm and keep your appointment to avoid any setbacks or getting penalized by your dental office.

When you set an appointment with your dental office, you are setting aside a time not just for you but for the office and its staff. It is valuable thing which is why reciprocal respect of each other’s time is critical. Dental staff make the time to prepare for your visit, to care for your needs, and to complete your treatment. It’s time allocated to serve you.  

Yes, there are times where emergencies come up and offices are willing to accommodate for such incidents. However, repeated failed appointments and short cancellations done in less than 48 hours is not a good reflection on you and doesn’t allow for another patient to get their dental needs met. It gives your dental office less time to accommodate another patient who may need treatment.

You should also consider the penalty dental offices have when patients have failed to meet their appointments repeatedly or cancelled on short notice. Some dental offices will charged you for missed appointments. It’s good to know ahead of time if you’ll be able to meet your appointment time.  

We can’t stress enough the importance of confirming your appointment. When you receive a call or text from your dental office asking to confirm your appointment, it is the perfect time to double check your calendar and confirm you can still make it. If not, then notify them to reschedule for another day and time. It keeps costs at a minimum for your dental office when you confirm dental appointments.

Ignoring confirmation calls does not opt you out nor does it cancel your appointment. You need to call to respond in order to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment. Consider not only yourself in this equation but your dental office and potential patients who could be receiving dental treatment should you choose not to attend.

Confirmation and keeping appointments reflects well on your part but also gives you time set aside to care for your dental needs and treatment. Time scheduled is for dental staff to serve you and ensure your receiving best dental treatment you deserve. So, make sure you confirm your next dental appointment.

We’re Hiring!

Good News! We’re hiring an Associate General Dentist!

At our company, the quest for excellence inspires everything that defines us as a company and team. Where our passion for the business and the future drives us to be the best. We focus on everyone’s distinctive talents and strengths to a create team of highly-trained professionals.  

Our dental clinics high expectations are set and rewarded, daring all those who work for us to achieve beyond their current capabilities. We need and look for extraordinary providers and staff to achieve extraordinary results!

Over the years, we’ve managed to build two well-established and productive offices with a diverse group of practitioners. Practitioners who complement one another and work together as a team. Currently, we have 9 providers on staff, ranging from General Practitioners, Pediatrics and Oral Surgery.  

And now, we’re looking for a associate general dentist to join our dental team to provide excellent patient care and specialty services.

If the position below fits you, we want to hear from you! Apply to be part of our company and team as you embark in our journey of providing the best personalized dental care for our patients.

If this isn’t you below, then will you do us the favor of sharing this job opportunity with someone who’s interested and committed to providing quality patient care.  

 

Job Description

Position Title: Associate General Dentist

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide gentle and personalized dental care to all patients.
  • Interpret x-rays and diagnostic tests.
  • Diagnose patient’s dental conditions.
  • Create treatment plans for patients and ensure patients are fully informed of treatment plan.
  • Ensure safe administration of anesthetics.
  • Promote oral health and habits.
  • Perform surgical procedures on teeth and soft tissue i.e. cavity, root canal, etc.  
  • Build and nourish long-lasting relationships with patients.
  • Collaborate with other dental professionals on patient treatments.
  • Collaborate with front office support in efforts to produce high quality patient care.

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Compensation: Depends on qualifications of applicant. We offer a $500 sign-on bonus to all new associates who join our dynamic team. Pay monthly bonuses based on performance.

Schedule: Full and Part Time Available

Starting Date: Within the next 30 – 60 days (January 2018)

What We’re Looking for:

We’re looking for an associate who is…

  • Passionate or interested in working in the field of dentistry.
  • Professional, organized and a reliable team player.
  • Dedicated to our patients and providing excellent dental service.
  • Good verbal and written communicator.
  • Good listener to cater to the needs and wants of patients for quality care.
  • Flexible in any situation that may occur in dealing with and treating patients.
  • Goal orientated and interested in being part of generating and reaching clinic goals.

To Apply: Email Resume to Christie at christiemmcutchan@gmail.com

Application Tip: When emailing resume, on the subject line please write the job position followed by your name (i.e. Associate General Dentist, Scott Casadonte). Cover letters are not required but are recommended.  

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2018

If you have any questions for us, please call us at 801-747-8012. We look forward to hearing from you!  

 

Our Exclusive Discount Dental Program

Put the power of your oral health back in your hands with a Dental Discount Program.

Many Americans these days struggle to pay rising cost of health insurance and find it difficult to add in dental coverage to top it off. These rising costs have left many American families without traditional dental insurance coverage.

Since the rise in health care costs and the dictation of traditional dental insurance companies of what services you can and cannot have, many families have chosen to take their oral health into their own hands by deciding to sign up for a Discount Dental Program.

Alleviate some of the financial burdens of dental procedures with our Discount Dental Program. In addition to the phenomenal discounts and affordable price structure, for December, we will be waiving the initial sign-up fee for our affordable program!  

We’ve designed a program with you in mind to bring alternatives to receiving the dental care you deserve without making a weighty impact on your finances. You can’t get this Discount Dental Program anywhere else! Only The Center of Dental Professionals offers this exclusive Discount Dental Program for you and your family.

Our Exclusive Discount Program:

We know raising a family can be costly and so can health care expenses which are why we’ve created this plan. A perfect membership plan to offer you and your family an affordable alternative to visiting your dentist without worrying about high dental expenses. If you don’t have insurance, enroll in our program today to start receiving the dental health care you deserve.  

Offers You Can’t Refuse:

Our Discount Program is NOT an insurance but a membership program where you’ll pay an annual fee. Some might ask, how does it save money if I am paying a yearly fee?  By spending that annual fee, you receive discounted rates on preventive and restorative treatment options, just to name a few, at any of our two locations in Salt Lake City. Our discount rates vary by the category, but the percentages range between 10% to 60%. Saving you and your family noticeable dollars on dental health care, you would otherwise be spending without our program. We put you back at the helm of controlling how you spend your money and what dental treatments options are best for you.

If you don’t have dental insurance and require dental treatment but feel it’s unaffordable, then enroll in our Discount Dental Program today! For December, we’ll be waiving the sign-up fee so you can get the dental treatment you deserve. Feel free to contact us at 801-747-8018 if you have any further questions, concerns, or want to enroll today. You can also chat us here online, or message us over on Facebook, for a quick and easy reply.

FREE Whitening with New Patient Exam

Just in time for Christmas, a Bright, SNOW-WHITE Smile!

No, we are not talking about the Disney Snow White character, we are talking about Teeth Whitening and how you can get it for FREE right now!

The number one thing our patients say they wish they could improve with their smile is having white teeth and removing all the staining their teeth have acquired over the years. Be a show-off this year at your holiday parties with a beautiful, white, and radiant smile!

It’s Christmas, and we are offering FREE Teeth Whitening to all our New Patients who come in and see us now through December 31st, 2017! Yes, that’s right, FREE Teeth Whitening, a $499 Value, our Gift to you this Holiday Season!

In addition to this exclusive offer, FREE Teeth Whitening, we want to make sure your oral health is A-OK! Often, self-care is the last thing on our minds during the holiday season, and those pesky toothaches, when disregarded off can lead to further damage and costly dental treatments. So, make sure you take the time to get in and see us for a routine dental check-up, needed x-rays, oral cancer screening and detailed cleaning from one of our fabulous hygienists.

Our gift to you isn’t, just FREE Teeth Whitening, it’s also looking out for your future oral health wellness. A good cleaning and knowing your cavity free and your gums and gingiva are in optimal health give you peace of mind. If you come in and we happen to find any cavities on the rise or needed dental treatment, you will have your very own personal assistant there to guide you in completing your dental treatment, explaining any procedure necessary, an overview of your dental benefits and treatment plan. Our team will present you with all your treatment options and answer any lingering questions you have.

Lastly, we know it can be nerve-racking coming in and seeing the dentist, don’t even worry! Our office has interior distractions, such as TV’s in the ceiling, and we offer doTERRA Essential Oils with hot, warm towels to soothe and calm your nerves. Often patients say how relaxing it was, or how fun, YES, FUN it was to be seen with us. Whatever concerns you have for not coming in and having your routine dental exam, we are here to walk you through it.

We will be here, waiting to hear from you and ready to book your next Routine Dental Check-up and Cleaning, oh, and let’s remember that FREE Teeth Whitening as an added bonus!