The Benefits of Fluoride, From Your Dentist in Provo

Provo lowest price teeth bleachingFluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. But it has many benefits for the teeth of children and adults alike, and the dentists at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo want  it to be part of your oral health routine.

Fluoride is contained in different foods as well as in water. Many  adjust the fluoride content of their municipal water. Fluoride is also added to dental products. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

Fluoride helps to rebuild weakened tooth enamel, and thus can reverse early signs of tooth decay. The fluoride you take in from toothpaste, water, and other sources becomes a part of your saliva. Consequently it is constantly bathing your teeth, and helping to rebuild the enamel.

Essential for Young Teeth

Fluoride is especially vital for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in. Fluoride exposure is extremely useful for creating a foundation for lifelong oral health.

Adults can get a boost of fluoride during routine dental cleanings at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. Helping our patients maintain good oral health is vital for us, and so is helping them achieve their dream smiles through cosmetic dentistry.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has been serving the Provo area since 1967. We also provide family dentistry, and special services such as wisdom teeth extractions. We offer sedation dentistry to our patients with dental anxiety.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Your Dream Smile: Aesthetic Dentistry in Provo

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At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we offer our patients three innovative procedures for smile redesigns.

1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are transforming the face of dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) post implanted into the jaw bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

What makes implants such an attractive option is that after the final crown is affixed, it is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

2. Invisible Braces
Clear braces, sometimes called invisible braces, allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. There are a couple of different kinds of invisible braces. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we offer Invisalign clear braces.

3. Teeth Whitening
Teeth have a way of getting yellow and dull, and may be that way even after a cleaning by a dental hygienist. If you’ve thought about getting a dazzling, movie star smile, Zoom! teeth whitening may be for you. Zoom! treatments penetrate the enamel of your teeth and bleach away discolorations caused by the food and drink we consumer. Best of all, it’s an in-office treatment that can be done in a single visit.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry would love to help your achieve your dream smile. We have been providing excellent dental care in Provo since 1967. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


5 Reasons To Schedule A Dental Cleaning Today

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Having your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist is always a good idea, but the benefits go beyond that great clean feeling you have afterward. At Hammond General and Aesthetic Dentistry in Provo, we’ve got five excellent reasons.

1. Protect Your Gums

It’s not only cavities that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as detrimental. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. A professional cleaning eliminates the plaque before it can cause the gums to loosen.

2. Prevent Cavities

Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can build up. We have many patients who are vigilant brushers, but are surprised when our hygienist discovers plaque on their teeth.

3. Check for Oral Cancer

The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this grave news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year. We screen you at each visit.1

4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand

Your mouth is not a separate entity from the rest of the body, but many individuals treat it that way. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we’ve often wondered about this persistent disconnect. Did you know there is compelling evidence to suggest that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health?

5. It May Be Free

Many Utah dental insurance plans cover biannual dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most competitively priced ways to maintain prime oral health.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we provide our patients with a wide range of services, including cosmetic and family dentistry. Schedule a professional dental cleaning with us; you’ll be glad you did.

1http://oralcancerfoundation.org/facts/

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604

 


Smile Necessities And Possibilities

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Hi, I’m Dr. Chris Hammond with Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry located at 3575 N 100 E Ste 200 in Provo. The truth is, practicing cosmetic and family dentistry has been a rewarding decision for me.

Between restorative and cosmetic dentistry, I am able to create beautiful smiles for patients that beautify as well as satisfy. I am thrilled with the changes for good I see in a person’s life.

Let’s Talk

I’m able to meet and discuss what is needed, what is desired and what is possible for your smile before we design an individualized plan of action. Call to find out about the cost of various dental services and to schedule a consultation at 801-657-5633. I aim for competitive costs when it comes to smile makeovers through cosmetic dental procedures and restorative dentistry. Big or small, the procedures are vital to our patients and their self confidence and are therefore of the utmost importance to myself and my staff.

We’ve been around since 1967. Over the years we have performed many, many procedures involving cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, and dental implants as well as educating and guiding patients to better hygiene and understanding of their oral needs and possibilities. That freely revealed smile of childhood can be restored to you.

Restorative dentistry ranges from simple fillings to chipped tooth restoration to dental implants. Cosmetic dentistry has many caveats that require consideration and experience. I look forward to meeting your needs on your terms. I am sure we will get along wonderfully. See you soon!

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Preventing Gum Disease At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Preventing Gum Disease at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Orem dental patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.

To schedule a deep cleaning, call 801-657-5633. We are located at 3575 N 100 E Ste 200 in Provo. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Utah County and American Fork area. See www.CosmeticDentistryUtahCounty.com for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

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Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post is for people whose mouths are in a world of hurt.

First of all, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental issues impact you every day of your life.

Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, extreme mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, beautiful smile or give you the remarkable smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that affect your life?

Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that develops when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.

Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term which refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with numerous damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include any combination of the following procedures: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, and tooth whitening.

Dental implants are usually the best tooth replacement for patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be executed to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a secure foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from previous teeth in both form and function.

If you currently have dentures, speak with us about implant-anchored full or partial dentures. Significant improvements can be made even if you only get two or three tooth implants.

Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can fix a bite misalignment and is usually needed after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry offers a full menu of cosmetic dental services including total mouth reconstruction. Cosmetic dentistry may be more cost-effective than you think. Talk to us about financing or a multi-procedure treatment schedule that allows you to pay as you go. Restoring a healthy smile may be the best investment you ever make.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Smile More, Live Better

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If you feel that you have an unattractive smile, you probably don’t smile very often. Perhaps you make a calculated effort to make sure you don’t smile in social and professional settings.

Do you think frequent smiling has a significant effect on your life? You bet it does.

In addition to simply making us happier, smiling improves our quality of life in a myriad of ways.

1.  Look Younger and More Attractive

It doesn’t take a scientific study to verify this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile on your face.

2. Smiling Decreases Stress

When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that reduce your stress level.

3. Smiling Boosts Your Confidence

Who doesn’t want to benefit from more self-assurance?

4. Smile For Success

Researchers have demonstrated several ways smiling can improve the chance of a positive outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling impacts your behavior as well as the behavior of the individuals with whom you interact.

5. Help People Trust You

Genuine smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, represent honesty and trustworthiness.

How would your life improve if you loved your smile?

Even small cosmetic changes can yield meaningful improvements in the attractiveness of your smile. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we offer everything from tooth whitening to complete smile makeovers. Let’s consider the possibilities for your smile. Call 801-657-5633 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

Sources:
Horn P.W. Scharlemann, Catherine C. Eckel, Alex Kacelmik, Rick K. Wilson, “The value of a smile: Game theory with a human face, “ScienceDirect, October 2001, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167487001000599, accessed April 4, 2017
Ronald E. Reggio, PhD, “There’s Magic in Your Smile,” Psychology Today, June 25, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile, accessed April 4, 2017
“10 Hidden Benefits of Smiling,” Psyblog, http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/06/10-hidden-benefits-of-smiling.php, accessed April 4, 2017

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Smile Like You Mean It!

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Hello, Provo friends! Have you ever noticed someone who refuses to flash a genuine smile? Even in a family picture, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. Maybe this person is you and maybe you need a smile makeover.

Don’t be embarrassed! Here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry we provide the most advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures for our patients. There are many reasons a dental patient could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, or missing teeth. Chances are, a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help.

Wouldn’t it be remarkable to have the confident smile you’ve always wanted?

Many patients start with teeth whitening. Other procedures include dental implants, veneers, crowns, enamel shaping, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an orthodontist if needed.

I’m Dr. Chris Hammond and I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy teeth and brilliant smiles.If you would like to know more about smile transformations, give us a call at 801-657-5633 and our caring staff can schedule an appointment.

Call today to get a smile you’ll never want to hide!

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


Beautiful Teeth For Your Every Emotion

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Unfortunately, not everyone smiles all the time. And not everyone is smiled at all the time. But even frowns need to be clean if you want to maintain a high level of oral health.

If you are looking for a dentist that will serve you with a smile and help keep your teeth ready for a smile at a moment’s notice, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

Dr. Chris Hammond, DDS, and the caring dental team at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry has been cleaning, restoring and improving smiles in Provo, Utah since 1967. We do find that patients are interested in more than clean teeth and healthy gums, though these are certainly essential priorities.

We provide a wide variety of industry-leading cosmetic dental services for our patients. Our dental services include but are not limited to porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, mini implants, dental crowns, and Invisalign.

If it’s not a mega-watt celebrity smile you’re looking for, then perhaps we could interest you in a more serious professional look or a sly half grin. If your frown’s getting you down, even when your teeth have been cleaned, let us help you achieve the look that will make you proud to smile. We can meet your needs and answer your questions:

How much do braces cost ?
What is that pain when I chew?
Do I need a crown?
Can I straighten my teeth without braces?
What can be done with this chipped tooth?
Am I a candidate for veneers?
How does a dental bridge work?
What is the cost of dental implants?
Will my insurance pay for porcelain crowns?

Dr. Hammond is enthusiastic about providing powerful improvements to your smile which will polish your professional presentation, strengthen your confidence in the relationship realm, and increase your joy in life’s simple pleasures. When your questions involve cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, or dental implants, you can count on us to have the answers and deliver them with a smile.

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604


What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Orem Mini-Implants When you meet someone who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

A missing tooth can be a big deal.

Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for patients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 801-657-5633 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry- Dr. Chris Hammond

Contact Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

801-657-5633

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3575 N 100 E Ste 200
Provo, Utah
84604