The Ins and Outs of Root Canals

Root canal. Those two words conjure up visions of long and painful sessions in the dentist’s chair, and a miserable recovery time. Root canals have gotten a bad reputation over the years. But the truth of the matter is that a root canal can save a tooth that at one... Read more »

You Need to Look for the American Dental Association’s Seal When Shopping for Children’s Toothpaste

Your child needs to brush their teeth twice each day. Along with flossing once each day, it constitutes the effective daily oral hygiene routine they need to maintain a healthy mouth. You can start brushing and flossing each of their primary teeth as soon as they start to erupt from... Read more »

Composite Dental Fillings Can FIx Your Smile

If you have a cavity, you might benefit from composite, or tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings are made of a combination of powdered glass and acrylic resin. The composite can be colored to match the rest of your tooth and the material binds well to the tooth surface. After removing the... Read more »

Advice for Staying Denture-Free

Dentures, sets of fake teeth, are used by multiple of our patients. And while false teeth are a good option if you are missing pearly whites, lots of our patients have confided in us that they’re disappointed they let their pearly whites get to the point of needing dentures. If... Read more »

Maintaining Your Newly-Whitened Teeth

Teeth whitening has become very popular over the years. There are whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes and gels available in many retail stores. However, the best option for whitening your teeth is the one provided by your dentist. Dr. Alexander Larsen at Gentle Dental Arts in Orem, Utah can give you a... Read more »

The Progress of Dental Implants: Implant Bridges

In the middle of the 20th century, when dentists first began to use dental implants, they only replaced a single tooth. Over the past twenty years, varieties of dental implants have appeared. Thanks to advances in dental technology, your dentist, Dr. Alexander Larsen, can now use dental implants to anchor... Read more »

When Should You See Your Dentist?

You should see your dentist every six months for your regular cleaning and checkup. During a regular office visit, your dentist can spot small, or potential problems before they have a chance to become serious issues. But there are other times when you should make an appointment to see your... Read more »

Halitosis and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

Have you ever asked yourself what bad breath is and what causes it? Even though it can often be misconstrued as smells arising from foods you eat, bad breath is often the result of bacterial odors that come from your mouth. Bad breath can be produced by a variety of... Read more »

Implant-Supported Dentures

Because of advanced dentistry techniques that we use at Gentle Dental Arts, you do not need to be afraid of oral aging. Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of them, teeth eventually decay and fall out of the mouth. It is one thing that may happen with aging,... Read more »

Keep Your Smile Safe from the Risk of an Oral Emergency

Although oral emergencies cannot be predicted or in many cases prevented, there are steps and planning techniques you can implement in the event an oral emergency should ever occur. Keep your smile safe from the risk of an oral emergency. For more information about oral emergencies, consider the following: -... Read more »