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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! 

Bad breath is a symptom of gum disease.There are also other symptoms as well:

*    Bleeding Gums

*    Sensitive Teeth

*    Obvious plaque, tartar or calculus

*    Persistent bad breath

*    Swollen, red or tender gums

*    Spaces developing between your teeth

*    Receding gums

*    Loose or mobile teeth

In 2003 the World Health Organization published a comprehensive report on oral health showing that more than 80% of adults in the US have some form of gum disease. Unfortunately most of these people don't know it. These symptoms are part of your body's response to a bacterial infection in the gum tissue. Many people ignore the symptoms becausethey cannot see the infection, but they are serious. If you had an open, bleeding wound in your hand you would treat it. The infected wounds in your mouth should also be treated.

Treatment is important because gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and because research has linked oral bacterial innfections to:

*    Type 2 Diabetes

*    Heart Disease

*    Blood Clots and Strokes

*    Respiratory Disease

*     Preterm and low birth weight babies

Treatment Options:

The most common way to treat oral bacterial is a professional cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing that physically removes oral biofilm. This treatment has a huge benefit. You will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth.

If you are having chronic bad breath contact our office to schedule a consultation.   

 

 

Dr. Osterhoudt has had extensive training in oral appliances for sleep apnea. Oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea are worn during sleep to maintain the patency of the upper airway by increasing its dimensions and reducing its collapsibility. Oral appliances are a simpler alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Over the last decade, there has been a significant expansion of the evidence base to support the use of oral appliances, with robust studies demonstrating their efficacy. This work has been underpinned by the recognition of the importance of upper airway anatomy in the pathophysiology of OSA. The  updated practice parameters of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine now recommend their use for mild-to-moderate OSA, or for patients with severe OSA who are unable to tolerate CPAP or refuse treatment with CPAP.  Oral appliances have been shown to have a beneficial impact on a number of important clinical end points, including the polysomnographic indexes of OSA, subjective and objective measures of sleepiness, BP, aspects of neuropsychological functioning, and quality of life.  Elucidation of the mechanism of action of oral appliances has provided insight into the factors that predict treatment response and may improve the selection of patients for this treatment modality. Longitudinal studies to characterize the long term adverse effects of oral appliance use are now beginning to emerge. Although less efficacious than CPAP for improving the polysomnographic indexes of OSA, oral appliances are generally preferred by patients. This has the potential to translate to better patient adherence and may provide an equivalent health outcome.   

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 05, 2013
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Tooth decay often occurs on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The good news is that sealants can offer protection against tooth decay and improve your chances to stay filling free.

Tooth decay is the most prevalent dental disease among children. Dental sealants can safely reduce tooth decay and preserve a smile for years to come. Sealants are simply a thin plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of back teeth as a means of helping to prevent tooth decay. The white film (plaque) that remains on the teeth over time causes Tooth decay and without proper removal, it forms a cavity. Sealants are an effective way of blocking plaque from forming on hard -to -reach areas with your toothbrush.

Sealants can be clear, white or tinted and can't be seen when you talk or smile, because they are only applied to the back teeth. Applying dental sealants is an easy and simple process. First, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned. Next, a mild acid solution is applied to help bond the sealant properly. Lastly, the sealant is placed on the tooth to seal the grooves and only takes about 60 seconds to harden. That is it, no discomfort and it is done very quickly. 



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

(801) 568-0172
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