Is Ice Cream Bad for My Teeth?

Ice cream has calcium, a nutrient necessary for healthy and strong teeth. It also contains magnesium, which is essential for absorbing calcium and building strong tooth enamel, along with potassium, which works in conjunction with magnesium to help the teeth use calcium more efficiently. This is all good news for your teeth. On the flip side, ice cream contains sugar... read more »

Start the School Year With a Healthy Smile!

The first day of school in SLC is August 25th, marking a good time to think about scheduling dental visits for your family. As a family dentistry practice, Warr Dental maintains extended hours, open early Tuesday through Thursday, and late Monday through Wednesday, we can often schedule multiple family members around the same time to help ensure optimal convenience – and... read more »

Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

The term “whitens teeth” is almost ubiquitous on toothpaste tubes. Some, of course, contain ingredients like peroxide, baking soda, or activated charcoal that provide some legitimacy to the claim, but the truth is, any toothpaste that can, with consistent use, help reduce topical stains can claim to “whiten teeth.” That’s pretty much every type of toothpaste on the market. Not... read more »

Porcelain Veneers…for Couples!

Don and Melissa (Actual Warr Dental Patients) When a partner improves their smile with porcelain veneers, the changes can be profound. Sometimes, this transformation is inspirational, prompting the other partner to start considering the process themselves. This was certainly the case for Don and Melissa, a married couple who both chose Warr Dental for their smile restorations.Melissa received her veneers first... read more »

Wait…There’s a National Flossing Day?

National Flossing Day is the day after Thanksgiving, which falls on November 26th this year. But why have a day dedicated to flossing? Isn’t that kind of silly? Not at all. In fact, this particular step in what should be daily at-home care could probably use its own month. How Many People Floss Regularly? The first and, thus far, only national... read more »

Warr Dental Named One of SLC’s Top Dentistry Practices

Warr Dental has been identified by the Salt Lake Tribune as one of the three Best Dental Practices in SLC. Featured in the paper’s new Salt City Best magazine, we are honored by this recognition and want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for our practice. With “over 7,000 businesses, organizations, and individuals competing to be named in the top three... read more »

When Nightmares Might Indicate a Sleep Disorder

Here’s a frightening statistic: at least 25 million adults in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea – the type of apnea related to soft tissue collapse or other airway blockages while you sleep – but 90% of these cases remain undiagnosed. Why is that frightening? Because left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea increases risks for serious health problems including metabolic syndrome,... read more »

Can I Finance My Dental Procedure?

Most dental insurance plans provide 100% coverage for cleanings and examinations. Depending on the plan, coverage for restorations, tooth replacement, and similar general and restorative services may also be covered – at least to an extent – helping to make dental care more affordable. At Warr Dental, we work with many insurance providers and can submit claims to those outside of our... read more »

Can TMJ Go Away on Its Own?

TMJ is the name given to a group of conditions that can cause misalignment of the jaw. Sometimes, TMJ is the result of trauma, while other times, it may be a result of uncorrected bite issues. It may also be a result of stress and habits, such as tooth grinding, which accompany anxiety. Oftentimes, the cause is not fully understood. Understanding the... read more »

What is Bruxism and Why is it a Problem?

Bruxism is the medical name for jaw clenching and tooth grinding. A common stress response, bruxism can have a profound impact on the health and appearance of your smile, increasing risks for uneven and aggressive tooth wear, gum recession, tooth loss, and persistent pain. When bruxism continues unchecked, it may even result in TMJ, a condition marked by jaw pain, chronic... read more »