Preventive Dentistry

At Canyon Gate Dental in Orem, UT, we believe in a conservative approach to dentistry that focuses on education and prevention.  Preventive dentistry is the best way to avoid dental pain and expensive dental procedures as it stresses proper at-home care and regular dental visits to problems before they become large.  Elements of Preventive Dentistry at Canyon Gate Dental include the following:

Education

The most important person in the goal of creating and maintaining a healthy smile for a lifetime is not the dentist or hygienist; it’s you!  From the very first visit, you’ll realize that we have an interest in helping you gain the knowledge and skills needed to have your dream smile.  Many dental offices pack their schedules so tight that patients feel more like a number or a procedure, rather than a valued guest.  Not so in our office!  At Canyon Gate Dental, we highly encourage questions and want you to take an active part in learning about your dental health.  If treatment and prevention is to be successful, it has to involve you.  We take the time to educate and answer questions, and guarantee that you’ll leave each visit with something that will help you have a brighter smile.

Home Care

Just as no two people are exactly the same, so are no two mouths the same.  Whether you have a great smile or struggle with cavities, gum disease, dry mouth, or anything else, we can help you better take care of yourself where it counts most: at home.  At Canyon Gate Dental, we will help you create a personalized home care regimen that will help keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.  Also, with the wide variety of toothpastes, dental flosses, mouthwashes, sensitivity products, dry-mouth products, whitening products, etc. available today, we are able to make very specific and helpful recommendations about which products will give you the most benefit

Preventive Services

Dr. Payne and Dr. Young believe the old adage:  an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This begins with regular exams and checkups to keep teeth clean and catch problems when they are small, and may also include other recommendations. Among others, we offer the following preventive services in our office:

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Sealants

Digital X-Rays

Night Guards and Sports Mouthguards

Fluoride