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Preventive Dental Care

At Bishop Family Dental, we provide preventative dental care for patients throughout the Salt Lake City area and invite you to schedule a dental exam today. We know that if you have your teeth cleaned regularly, your risk of getting cavities or experiencing gum disease is lowered. Because of this, undergoing professional teeth cleaning can prevent dental discomfort and even tooth loss. If you haven’t had a dentist appointment in a while, schedule an exam with our Salt Lake City dentist today to help you prevent many common oral health issues that can negatively impact your quality of life. We provide expert preventative dental care and work to ensure a positive and comfortable experience during your appointment’s dental exam and treatments.

We are regularly asked why preventative dental care is so important. Virtually everyone could get tooth decay. In fact, tooth decay is so prevalent, it is the top infectious disease among children in the United States. Also, the NIH reported that 92 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 have had at least one dental cavity. These statistics reinforce the importance of having your teeth professionally cleaned./p>

We acknowledge that visiting the dentist regularly is directly linked to maintaining your adult teeth as you age. According to a Gallup study, states where 74% of the adult population regularly visits the dentist, like Connecticut, only about 10% of adults suffer complete tooth loss. However, in states like West Virginia where people don’t visit the dentist regularly, an incredibly high percentage of adults, up to 37%, suffer complete tooth loss. These statistics show the risky situation for those who don’t visit the dentist regularly. The good news is that, by simply keeping regular preventative dental care appointments, you can prevent cavities and tooth loss. To get started, call our office at 801-274-2500. Our friendly team would be glad to schedule an appointment for you that fits with your job and family schedule. This way, you can conveniently receive the care that you need.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that around 164 million work hours are missed annually due to dental issues. If you don’t make time for the dentist, this report should concern you. It only takes about an hour to have your teeth cleaned and prevent you from becoming part of that statistic. If you have a demanding job or are busy taking care of the kids, you can’t afford the time you might spend dealing with a severe toothache or a dental emergency. The only way to prevent these issues is to brush and floss at home and keep preventative dental care appointments at our office. You’ll only need an hour or less for a regular dental exam and teeth cleaning so they can be done during your lunch break. We at Bishop Family Dental make it easy for people in the 84124 area to schedule a dental appointment and will do our best to work with your schedule. We encourage you to spend a little time at our office now so you won’t have to deal with an emergency at a later, more inconvenient time.


On top of preventing a toothache and saving you time, preventative dental care can also save you money. At Bishop Family Dental, we can treat your tooth decay or infected tooth, regardless of how minor or severe the problem is. However, we prefer to spot the problem early, before it could spread and cause you a great deal of discomfort. For example, if your tooth has a small cavity, all that you will need is the removal of the decayed portion and a filling to restore the tooth structure. While the cost of any procedure depends on how much work needs to be done, a filling will generally cost around one-third of what a crown will cost. If you want to save money, catching a cavity early and fixing it with a filling will save you significant funds. Unfortunately, people who don’t get regular dental care usually wait until the dental issue is so severe that they can’t stand it any longer. By then, the decay or infection will be so severe that a crown will be needed to fully restore the tooth. And for the price of one crown, you could have had three fillings and a longer time with your natural tooth. Therefore, it makes financial sense to avail preventative dental care.


Preventative dental care can also save you money by preventing tooth loss. Tooth loss among adults is often caused by gum disease. Gum disease, in turn, is caused by plaque and bacteria on your gums and teeth that get trapped underneath the gum tissue, causing the gums to swell and bleed. However, we can spot early signs of gum disease during routine dental appointments and could perform a deep cleaning if needed. When plaque and bacteria have been cleaned off from under the gums, your gums should recover to good health. However, if gum disease is left untreated, recession of your gums will begin, forming pockets in the gum tissue. This will leave you vulnerable to bone loss and tooth loss. At that point, Either you will just cope with a missing tooth or have it replaced with dentures, a dental bridge or a dental implant. All of these solutions can effectively restore your smile. They will, unfortunately, cost you more money than what a simple teeth cleaning and dental exam would cost. Cost-wise, there is truly no comparison at all. If you are concerned about your budget, you should prioritize having your teeth regularly cleaned. At Bishop Family Dental, we can work with you to create a plan for preventative dental care in Salt Lake City, Utah, and address any current health issues that you have so that your dental work is affordable. If you live in the 84124 area, don’t delay in scheduling your dental exam. Call 801-274-2500 today.


2120 E 3900 S #102, Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Phone: (801) 274-2500

Office Hours

MON 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TUE 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

WED 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

THU 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: info@bishopfamilydental.com

Call or Text Us: (801) 274-2500


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