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Serving Salt Lake City, Midvale, West Jordan, South Jordan and Nearby Areas of Utah
We are pleased to announce that Warr Dental has been awarded a five-star rating and the Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for 2017. Given by City Beat News, an independent research and publishing company, the award highlights small businesses that continually deliver outstanding services and experiences for all of their clients and customers.
City Beat News uses independent and unbiased research to choose exceptional small businesses on an annual basis, with the award only given to a fraction of businesses who earn their highest ratings. The CBN’s mission is to act as a voice for those businesses that go above and beyond the standard of customer care. The Spectrum Award is designed to give consumers guidance on the purchase decisions they make each and every day and to build the trust between consumers and the local small businesses that are the foundation of the community.
For more than 50 years, Warr Dental has been providing exceptional cosmetic and general dental care to people in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas. Dr. Keith Warr has continued his father’s legacy, Dr. Newell Warr, by focusing on personalized dental care in a comfortable environment. By using advanced methods and state-of-the-art technology, Warr Dental’s aim is to give you a safe and effective solution to your dental issues with amazing results.
If you want to learn more about the services offered at Warr Dental, contact our office today at 801-216-3713 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can read reviews from current and past patients here. We proudly provide services to those in Salt Lake City, Midvale, West Jordan, South Jordan, and nearby areas of Utah.
When it comes to professional teeth whitening methods, it’s not so much about which treatment works best but rather how long does it take each one to whiten your teeth? Our cosmetic dentist in West Jordan offers Zoom! in-office whitening and customized take-home trays to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. Both of these whitening options offer advantages, but to find out which will work the best for you, ask yourself, “How quickly do I want to achieve a brighter smile?”
Advantages to Zoom! In-Office Whitening
Some of our Oklahoma patients come in wanting a whiter smile for an upcoming event such as a wedding or graduation—in which case, Zoom! is likely the best option to give you whiter teeth in time for the event.
Some benefits of Zoom! include:
- Noticeably whiter teeth after just one treatment session.
- A protective guard is used to prevent tissue damage to your gums and lips.
- Zoom! evenly whitens the surface of your teeth.
Advantages to Customized Take-Home Whitening Trays
Our take-home trays can also effectively whiten your teeth, but it can take a few weeks to reach your desired results. Take-home trays from our cosmetic dentistry office work exponentially better than over-the-counter whitening products and offer a variety of advantages.
Some benefits of take-home kits include:
- The kits use consistent whitening agents.
- Trays are customized to fit over your teeth and prevent damage or irritation to your gums.
- The trays whiten your teeth evenly.
- Our take-home kits can be combined with Zoom! in-office treatments.
If you’re interested in teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Warr in West Jordan today at (801) 216-3713 to schedule your consultation. Warr Dental serves patients in West Jordan, Salt Lake City, Midvale and nearby areas of Utah.
Missing teeth can have a severe impact on your dental health and may actually impact your overall health as well. The longer you go without replacing missing teeth the more you put your teeth, gums and jawbone in danger. Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth and prevent long-term damage to your oral health.
Dental implants are an important procedure to consider when you are missing one or more teeth and offer a variety of benefits including:
1.Prevent your remaining teeth from moving. The empty space from your missing teeth causes your remaining teeth to migrate in order to close the gap. Dental implants are customized for you and stop your teeth from becoming crooked.
2.Stop further tooth loss. Missing teeth can lead to more missing teeth as gum disease and bone recessions worsen.
3.Protect your jawbone. Your jawbone’s job is to support your natural teeth. When one or more teeth are gone, the jawbone begins to deteriorate and recede because its strength is no longer necessary.
4.Retain your natural facial shape. Your teeth and jawbone work together to maintain your facial shape. As your jawbone loses density and your teeth migrate, the profile and shape of your face will change.
5.No risk of cavities. Dental implants mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth, but there’s no risk of cavities as they are prosthetic.
Apart from the health aspect, missing teeth often causes significant embarrassment and may prevent you from smiling and socializing. Additionally, you’re more likely to maintain a proper dental hygiene routine when you’re proud of your smile. You can care for dental implants the same way you care for your natural teeth: Flossing regularly, brushing twice a day and rinsing with mouthwash.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, please call our dentist in Salt Lake City today at (801) 216-3713 to schedule your dental exam. Warr Dental serves patients throughout Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale and West Jordan.
Teaching your child how to care for their teeth is an important part of parenthood. The dental hygiene habits you instill in them now will have a lasting impact on how they take care of their teeth in adulthood. There are a number of dental concerns that can start as early as 12 months old such as pacifier use and thumb sucking. The first step you can take toward helping your child maintain good oral health is finding a family dentist and scheduling an exam when they reach their first birthday.
Choosing the Right Dentist for Your Family
When choosing a dentist, you want to make sure they can address the dental issues that concern your entire family. Our family dentist takes pride in serving several generations in our Salt Lake City office. Dr. Warr knows how to treat young children, teens, adults and senior citizens with the individual dental care each family member needs. No matter your age, preventative care is essential to maintaining a healthy mouth.
Some aspects to consider when you are looking for a family dentist include:
- A kid-friendly, comfortable environment
- Dental insurance coverage
- Patient reviews
Your Child’s First Appointment
Dr. Warr and our skilled staff believe in educating our patients on the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums and this starts at your child’s first dental exam. We will conduct a thorough pediatric exam, which includes recording your child’s development from prenatal care to when their first tooth came in. We’ll discuss everything from fluoride supplementation to preventing tooth decay and bad habits at an early age.
Schedule your child’s dental exam with Dr. Warr in Salt Lake City today at (801) 216-3713. Warr Dental serves patients of all ages in Salt Lake City, West Jordan and Midvale, Utah.
DID YOU KNOW that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? With so much gum going into our mouths it’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth… so what’s the real answer? Read on to find out!
Avoid Chewing Gum Sweetened With Sugar
Gum has always been a childhood favorite! What child doesn’t love that sweet burst of flavor or a bubble-blowing competition with friends? Unfortunately, gum sweetened with sugar is bad news for teeth.
When you or your child choose sugary chewing gum, you’re not the only ones satisfying your sweet tooth. The bacteria in our mouths like sugar too! And they enjoy it long after we’ve spit our gum out. These bacteria use sugar as fuel, producing acids that weaken tooth enamel and cause cavities.
Stick To Sugarless Gum
Here’s the good news: chewing sugar-free gum can actually boost your oral health! Chewing gum increases saliva flow in your mouth, strengthening your teeth and washing away food debris and bacteria. While the same is true for sugary gum, the increased saliva flow isn’t quite enough to offset the damage that the sugar can do.
According to the American Dental Association, studies show that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can prevent tooth decay. Saliva helps neutralize acids in our mouths after eating. It also contains calcium and phosphate which strengthen tooth enamel, our teeth’s first line of defense against cavity-causing bacteria.
So, when choosing gum, “stick” to the sugarless kind!
Gum Can’t Replace Good Oral Hygiene
Chewing sugar-free gum can only act as a supplement to your daily oral hygiene routine and can’t replace daily brushing and flossing. Keep up your everyday mouth-healthy habits and you’ll have strong, beautiful teeth for life!
Check out the video below to learn more about how chewing sugarless gum can supplement your oral hygiene routine!
Make The Right Choice For Your Smile
Chewing gum is fun and delicious! But remember, the type of gum you choose can make a big difference for your teeth. So next time you’re at the checkout counter and reach for a pack of gum, make sure it’s sugar-free. Your smile will thank you!
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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
Everyone has a natural shade of white, yellow, gray and even brown when it comes to the color of his or her teeth. This puts a limit on just how white your teeth can become through at-home or in-office professional teeth whitening treatments. Many types of toothpaste make promises to whiten your smile as you brush over time. Unfortunately, whitening toothpaste products typically have little to no impact on the brightness of teeth, especially considering your whitening threshold.
There are three main reasons why your whitening toothpaste won’t work to whiten your teeth including:
- Whitening toothpaste only removes surface stains. Most tooth stains develop over time and seep into the enamel of your teeth. Whitening toothpastes only scrape off the initial surface stains you may get from wine, coffee, etc. If you have deep tooth stains, consider professional teeth whitening at our office in West Jordan.
- The toothpaste contains minimal amounts of whitening chemicals. Whitening toothpaste contains whitening agents similar to at-home kits and in-office treatments. However, toothpaste products typically contain very little whitening chemicals, which is too weak to make a visible difference on your teeth.
- Whitening chemicals take at least 20 minutes to brighten teeth. The recommended length of time to adequately brush your teeth is two minutes, but in order for whitening toothpaste to work, the gel would need to be in direct contact with your teeth for at least 20 minutes.
Whitening toothpaste can clean off the initial film as you brush, but these products won’t make a noticeable or lasting impact on the shade of your teeth.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening with our dentist can safely and effectively whiten your teeth. In-office treatments involve a stronger, more consistent whitening agent than over-the-counter products to provide optimal results without damaging your tooth enamel and gums. Our dentist will go over your whitening options and help determine how white your teeth can become during your initial exam.
If you’re embarrassed of your yellow-tinted teeth, call our dentist in West Jordan today at (801) 216-3713 to schedule your tooth whitening consultation. Warr Dental provides general and cosmetic dentistry to patients in West Jordan, Salt Lake City, Midvale and surrounding areas of Utah.
I came to SLC from San Antonio, Texas for a job, along with a broken partial and finally having enough of the discomfort I picked Warr Dental off the internet. What a stroke of luck. Warr Dental was and is superior in quality of work and personal care. From the initial consultation, I was given the can do and personal feeling of attention that my dental needs and satisfaction was going to be met. With my job, I had a difficult time restriction and Warr Dental took the challenge and I'm thankful and blessed they did. Not only were they able to make me a new partial far greater than the one I had, their procedures and care they took in the preparation work to get me ready for the new partial was virtual pain free. The office itself is warm and friendly to the point the whole staff's kindness makes you feel like your among friends. That's something you won't find anywhere else. Their work and personal care is something other dentist can and need to learn from.
San Antonio, Texas
October 2, 2016
It’s difficult to make sure your child brushes and flosses their teeth every day, but it’s important to instill good dental hygiene habits in them now to avoid potential health problems in the future. Poor oral health has been linked to some life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke, and good dental hygiene is key to keeping your overall health in check.
The Utah Department of Health recently released a report showing more than two-thirds of children in Utah ages 6 to 9 have had cavities. What’s more worrying is that several of the kids involved in the report had severe undiagnosed dental issues such as infections or abscesses.
You should start to take care of your child’s teeth as soon as they begin coming in. There are several tooth-related issues that can happen in infants and small children such as bottle rot from excess exposure to milk, formula, juices, etc. Our family dentistry office in Salt Lake City recommends you bring your child in for their first dental exam by their first birthday. You should also watch what foods they consume, and brush their teeth until you feel they can adequately do it on their own.
Signs of Tooth Decay in Young Children
There are symptoms you can watch for in your children to identify early to late stages of tooth decay including:
- White, light brown or dark spots on their teeth
- A hole appears on the tooth
- Sensitivity to cold or sweet foods and drinks
Your children are more likely to develop cavities during the holiday season, so make sure they brush twice a day and floss before bed.
Schedule your child’s dental exam with our family dentist in Salt Lake City today at (801) 216-3713. Warr Dental serves patients in Salt Lake City, Midvale, West Jordan and surrounding areas of Utah.
This is the time of year when adults and children alike indulge in holiday sweets such as Christmas cookies and candy canes. Many parents try to keep sugar to a minimum, but you don’t have to hide all of the candy from your kids. You can use these three tips from our family dentist to avoid tooth decay over the holidays:
1. Consistent Dental Hygiene Habits
You can prevent cavities from forming all year round by instilling good dental hygiene habits in your children. Kids learn by example so be sure you (and your children) brush twice a day, floss before bed and rinse with water or mouthwash after meals.
2. Schedule a Dental Exam and Cleaning
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas, Hanukkah and other religious holidays quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to schedule a dental exam and cleaning for your child. Our dentist recommends six-month cleanings to maintain good oral health. It’s also important for adults to have bi-annual cleanings, especially if you have gum disease or are diabetic.
3. Stock Up on the “Good” Kind of Holiday Candy
There are a few types of candy that are better for the teeth than others including:
- Dark chocolate (70-85%)
- Sugarless candy and gum
- Candy with nuts
Unfortunately, some kids are allergic to nuts, don’t like the taste of dark chocolate or prefer real sugar. Any form of candy in excess is bad so you can let your children splurge now and then, but encourage them to brush their teeth after eating holiday sweets.
In contrast, these three types of candy are considered the worst for dental health:
- Sticky candy such as Tootsie Rolls
- Suckers and lollipops
- Gummy worms
Schedule your child’s dental exam and cleaning at Warr Dental in Salt Lake City today at (801) 216-3713. Our family dentist serves patients in Salt Lake City, Midvale, West Jordan and surrounding areas of Utah.