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March 23, 2015
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At Salt Lake Smiles, we know how difficult it can be to find the right financing for your oral health. We are proud to offer several different options to benefit you and your family.

 We offer 90 days same as cash financing through our office! At your time of service you deposit 50% of your total services rendered and make a payment in 30 days, 60 days and 90 days in equal payments of the balance owing. It is that simple!

 If that option does not work for you, we offer three products through Care Credit . 6 months interest free, 24 month extended payment plan and 36 month extended payment plan.

 We also offer an interest free Credit Card through KEY BANK 12 month interest free! 

March 12, 2014
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A dental implant is the next best thing to replacing a missing tooth. Nothing replaces your natural teeth, but dental implants can come close.  Implants have been used for many years. They are man-made "anchors"  and are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. The single tooth implant is placed surgically  in the upper or lower jaw, where it replaces your missing tooth. An implant looks and acts like a natural tooth. It fits securely even when you chew and speak.  A single tooth implant does not involve treatment to your other teeth.

As our life span increases, a permanent dental replacement like dental implants are increasingly important as we get older.  While dentures and removable bridges are usually loose and unstable, dental implants provide you with dental replacements that are both natural looking and very functional.  Implants look much better, and feel better, than traditional removable bridges, and offer the same force for biting as bridges that are fixed in place.  Implants will last your lifetime. 

Dr. Darrell Osterhoudt at Salt Lake Smiles would love to meet with you and discuss your dental options. He and his staff will make your visit informative and comfortable. We take pride in making your visit a very positive dental experience.

With football season upon us, mouthguards are very important for protecting our kids teeth.  According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented annually in this country by sports mouthguards.  The benefits of sports mouthguards have been well documented.  They are important in preventing dental injuries to children, but teenagers and adults can also benefit greatly from them during sports such as soccer, volleyball, baseball, martial arts, mountain biking, etc.  Sports mouthguards are not all created equal.  The typical sportsguard found in sporting goods stores do not fit as accuratley as custom fabricated types so they can often be uncomfortable and can interfere with athletes breathing and speaking ability.  A custom fabricated mouthguard that can be provided for you from our office will fit  better and will provide maximum protection.  They are also available in five levels of protection which are designed specifically for your needs and come in lots of fun colors! Call us today to make an appointment!

June 26, 2013
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One third of the population snores. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping. During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decrease in the airway space increases the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased in the constricted space, soft tissues like the soft palate and the uvula vibrate. These vibrations of the soft tissues in the mouth and throat result in what is called "noisy breathing" or generally referred to as snoring. We can help with a custom fabricated dental device worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position, increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring is eliminated. SILENT NITE devices do not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Small movements of the jaw are possible while wearing a SILENT NITE device. This movement potential helps minimize stiffness in the joints of the jaw in the morning. SILENT NITE devices help promote deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring. Call and schedule a consult appointment to see if SILENT NITE is a good option for you.

June 12, 2013
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Tags: Mouthguards  

According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented annually in this country by sports mouthguards. While this is an impressive preventative figure, it is unfortunately estimated by the National Youth Sports Foundation that more than 5 million teeth will be knocked out in sporting activities this year. These oral traumas will happen to children, high school and college level athletes. In fact, dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports.

The benefits of sports mouthguard protection has been well documented. The Academy for Sports Dentistry, found the lifetime dental rehabilitation costs can approach several thousands dollars per tooth, for the child or athlete who looses a tooth (or teeth) in a  sporting injury. This does not include the associated costs of hours in the dental office and the possible development of secondary problems such as periodontal disease. The total rehabilitation costs for a single knocked-out tooth are more than 20 times the preventative cost for a custom laminated, professional grade mouthguard.

West Jordan, UT Dentist
Salt Lake Smiles
9217 Redwood Road Ste C
West Jordan, UT 84088

(801) 568-0172
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