Diagnostic Care Specialist

Marmalade Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Marmalade Dentistry

General Dentists located in Salt Lake City, UT

Dental checkups are an integral part of maintaining your natural and healthy smile. At Marmalade Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah, the dental experts can remove bacteria-harboring plaque, provide X-rays, and thoroughly examine your oral health during your semiannual checkup, while performing routine diagnostic care. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the dentist, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.

Diagnostic Care Q & A

What can I expect at my teeth cleaning and exam consultation?

Having regular dental exams every six months are critical to preventative health care. Because of this, the provider begins by gathering more information about your oral health habits, such as your brushing routine and your diet.

Another crucial component the team at Marmalade Dentistry takes seriously is performing an oral cancer screening. This is done by looking at the inside of your cheeks, palpating the sides of your neck and under your jaw.

Afterwards, the Marmalade Dentistry staff clean your teeth to get rid of the plaque and calculus which forms on your teeth and under your gums. If need be, the team takes full mouth x-rays to detect dental abnormalities that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

A typical dental exam with teeth cleaning takes one hour to complete.

What are the signs of possible oral health problems?

The dental team at Marmalade Dentistry can recommend you watch for the following signs and symptoms that could suggest oral health problems:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
  • Gums that are pulling away from your teeth

Because these signs could be caused by a larger dental issue, it’s important you visit Marmalade Dentistry semiannually for your dental checkups to ensure a lifetime of excellent oral health.

How can I maintain optimal oral hygiene?

Maintaining optimal oral hygiene helps improve the aesthetics of your smile, prevent tooth decay, and makes sure you don’t develop gum disease.

To achieve the best oral health possible, you should brush your teeth at least twice daily, while flossing and using mouthwash at least once. Additionally, gently brush your tongue every time you brush to remove plaque buildup and decrease your chances of bad breath.

The dental team recommends you limit your acidic and sugary foods, such as soda, sweetened coffee, and candy, since they erode your teeth’s enamel leading to cavities.

To have your teeth cleaned along with a complete exam of your mouth, contact Marmalade Dentistry today or schedule your appointment online.