Preventive Dentistry

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Your overall health is directly impacted by your oral health. That’s why our experienced dentist, Dr. Keith Warr, stresses the importance of preventative dental care to all of his Salt Lake City patients.

exam room with patient chair at Warr Dental officeThrough his cosmetic, family and general dentistry services, Dr. Warr is committed to helping you and your family members establish good dental hygiene habits that will last a lifetime. At Warr Dental, we believe in detecting and treating dental concerns early, before they turn into painful and costly problems. Please contact us online or at 801-355-5385 to schedule an appointment.

Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning

Routine dental exams and professional cleanings are essential to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends getting a checkup from your dentist about twice a year. During these checkups, your Salt Lake City dentist can assess your oral health, recommend early treatment for potential issues and provide you with a comprehensive teeth cleaning. Professional teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar that accumulate even with diligent flossing and brushing.

At-Home Commitment to Oral Health

Your daily at-home dental hygiene routine is a crucial element of preventive dentistry and one of the most important things you can do for your oral and systemic health. Here are some of the critical components of maintaining a healthy mouth:

  • Eat a balanced diet. Proper nutrition is essential to good oral health. Foods that contain sugar and carbohydrates can increase unwanted bacteria in your mouth. A lack of calcium can increase your risk of getting gum disease.
  • Brush and floss. The most important prevention technique is brushing and flossing at least twice a day, or after every meal. This removes much of the plaque that produces tartar, a sticky, hardened substance that leads to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Use fluoride. Fluoride prevents tooth decay and strengthens teeth. Warr Dental provides fluoride treatment and we recommend using fluoride mouth rinses and toothpastes at home.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking. Smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol can negatively impact your oral health and general wellbeing. Smoking alone can cause an array of dental problems, including:
    • Dry mouth
    • Tooth discoloration
    • Plaque buildup
    • Gum disease
    • Tooth loss
    • Oral cancer  

If you live in Salt Lake City and would like to visit with our experienced dentist, contact Warr Dental today by completing the form on this page or calling 801-355-5385 to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve patients from Draper, West Valley City and other areas of Utah.