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Happy Visits

by on April 19, 2016 | Posted in Blog

It is never too early to bring your little ones in to see us. As soon as you see a tooth pop up we are happy to see them. This type of visit is what we call a “Happy Visit” and you can bring them in at any age. It’s a simple easy visit just so they can get used to who we are and that going to the dentist is not scary and they shouldn’t be afraid of us.

We have many children come in and out of our office. There are the ones who love to see us, dread to see and even the one who wish we wouldn’t even talk to them.  We try to encourage parents to bring their young ones in; it gives us an opportunity to become their friend.  A happy visit doesn’t necessarily mean we are going to do anything to them. We might just look and see where things are growing in, or some parents have found darks spots on their child’s tooth that they were concerned about but it just turned out to be stain.

When you bring your little one in for a happy visit we will bring them back into their own room just like any other regular patient. You are more than welcome to come with them or let them go on their own. We will sit them in the chair; ask how their day is going and if they are excited to see us. Their answer is usually a good indication of how the rest of the appointment will go. If they are happy to see us, we will do as much of a regular cleaning as they allow us. That is the amazing part of this type of visit; your child is in total control. We will take x-rays if they allow us and brush their teeth. We will also teach them how to floss and other good dental habits. If your child is not so happy to see us, we let them take control. We always make sure they know exactly what we are doing before we do it and the sounds that go along with it. Some parts of the cleaning sound like we are using a drill but really its like an electric toothbrush that polishes the teeth. That is usually the part most children are concerned about so we will take the handle and show them what it does and even let them touch it with their finger so they know that its soft and doesn’t hurt at all. This usually calms them down enough to let us do it. Most kids will tell us it tickles!

After we have gotten through all that we can, we will tell them the dentist will be right in to count their teeth. Both Dr. Morgan and Dr. Presley see children and equally love to visit with them. One will come in and do the exam, they’ll check out their smile and how they are biting and they will also see how many teeth they have and if they are ahead of schedule or right on time with the order that teeth come in.

As soon as the doctor has finished your child is free to go! We will give them a goodie bag that will have a new toothbrush, floss, toothpaste and some other little goodies.

We love happy visits and they are probably one of our favorite type of visits.  We believe that the way people handle being at the dental office as adults begins when they are a child.

Have you ever met an adult who is terrified to go to the dentist? It usually roots back to a bad experience that they had when they were little. Dentistry has changed over the years, we no longer use a spit bowl and we are able to put your teeth to sleep comfortably. Still adults go back to that bad memory they had and it makes them uncomfortable to see us. We don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable in our chairs and we will do everything in our power to help them out.

Please, please bring your kids to see us! You won’t regret it!!

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Want a Bright White Smile?

by on April 11, 2016 | Posted in Blog

Whether you want to whiten or love to whiten, we have the tools for you! Here at Morgan and Presley Dental we love to whiten, and let’s be real, who doesn’t love white teeth? Have you ever met someone that said, “I love how yellow my teeth are!” NO, because that’s crazy talk!

We offer  different options to whiten your teeth. We love, live and preach Ultradent Opalescene. We have seen some of the best results on patients that were told by other dental offices they would never be able to whiten because their “enamel was too thick”, or because they took a certain medication when they were younger, or were exposed to merials. Well we have faith that we can help brighten your smile so why not at least try? Did you know that 97% of patients who bleach, experience successful results?

We use Opalescence BOOST as our in office power- bleach treatment. Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost is fresh and effective. *

When you come in for a BOOST treatment you will come and hang out in the chair for 40-60 minutes. I always recommend bringing your iPod or a book to read because it can get a little boring. While you are in the chair we put cheek retractors in that will gently pull your lips out of the way. We then will place an Opal Dam, which will protect your gums from touching any of the solution. The whitening will then be placed on your teeth for two sessions of 20-30 minutes. We will watch you throughout the process to make sure you don’t experience any discomfort. Once you have finished we will clean off all the bleach and allow you to go rinse.

It is not unusual for patients to set up more than one appointment for power bleaching. Because it is a safe procedure, feel free to come in and power-bleach until you have reached your goal.

Next is our at home treatment. First we would like to take impressions of your teeth. This is an easy procedure and takes just about 5 minutes. We use a “silly putty” type of impression material that sets up in 60 seconds or less and gives us the best impressions of your teeth where we can then pour up with our stone and then make custom bleaching trays from.

Our bleaching trays are made in office and take as little as two days to have them ready for you.  Once they have been made we will give you a call to come pick them up and we will give you special instruction on how to use them.

Here’s the catch, when you first come to pick up your tray we only give you the top arch to begin with. Why you ask? Well we give you just the top to bleach for 10 days so that you can see the results or difference in the top and bottom. When you come back after the 10 days we will do a short evaluation to make sure this technique is right for you. We can also change the percentage for the bleach you are using or answer any questions that you might have about it. At that appointment we will give you your lower tray and you’ll be able to catch them up. The gel solution that we use is Ultradent Opalescence PF 10%, 15%, 20% and 35%. We generally have you use the 10% because it allows you to be able to sleep in it throughout the night. Dr. Morgan has found the more contact time you allow, the better result you are going to get.

If you have no time to do either of those we offer Opalescence GO. These are prefilled disposable whitening trays, and they live up to their name. If you are always on the go these are great for you. All of us here at the office like to pop one in in the morning or during lunch because all it takes is about 30-60 minutes! They are so convenient and super easy to use. We offer GO in 6%, 10% & 15% hydrogen peroxide. Each kit runs for $60.00 a kit which comes with 10 uses (upper and lower). That comes down to a mere $6.00 per application for you.

The research shows custom trays with Opalescence 10% Carbamide Peroxide provides the most custom and dramatic results when used overnight for the recommended number of nights. Because not everyone can make that kind of commitment, Opal GO 6%, 10% &15% hydrogen peroxide gets the popular vote, and also happens to be my favorite. BOOST Power Bleach is also very effective, it just requires more office visits. Of course, we always love to see your cute and smiling faces anytime!

Until next time….

 

Ashley

* Ultradent Products Inc.

https://www.ultradent.com/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/In-Office-Whitening/Opalescence-Boost-PF-40-percent/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.ultradent.com/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/take-home-whitening/Opalescence-PF-Carbamide-Peroxide-with-Potassium-Nitrate-and-Fluoride/Pages/default.aspx

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Presley Dental Plan

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NO dental Insurance? No problem.

We offer an in house plan that can cover you and your whole family! Our plan is called Presley Dental Plan, PDP for short.

You can sign up for PDP at any time! You don’t have to wait for enrollment time to come around.

PDP costs $200.00 per every adult (18+) and $50.00 for every child under a current PDP member. We will have you sign up the day of your first cleaning. This benefit does expire after one year from the date of signing up.

Our in house plan covers 2 full exams, all x-rays included and you get to see one of our hygienists who will give you the full treatment. They will also do a head, neck and throat check for anything out of the ordinary. Our hygienists will also check and measure your gums to make sure they are healthy.

If you have any work that needs to be done there are also considerable discounts on treatment. You will receive 40% off of any fillings, root canals and crowns (excluding veneers, sealants, lab fees, implants and material fees). You will also get a 30% discount on any orthodontic treatment that is needed. That means brackets and wires or the clear aligners.

As always no matter what type of insurance you have, if you are an established patient of ours and you are up to date on any treatment that is needed you can receive complimentary teeth whitening. Whether you enjoy whitening in the comfort of your own home or would like to whiten in office we have the tools to make that happen for you.

This plan is unlike conventional insurance plans; the Presley Dental Plan has no annual deductible, no yearly maximums and no waiting periods!

We are always accepting new patients and love meeting new faces. Call us today to set up an appointment!

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Welcome to our practice! Let us introduce ourselves. Our home base is located in Midvale, Utah and we love it! Dr. Presley and Morgan opened office doors in 2006 and it has been an adventure ever since.

Dr. Jaimee Morgan received her dental degree from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio. She also lectures with Ultradent Products Inc. Ultradent is what brought Dr. Morgan to Utah from Texas. This is where she has met some of her greatest friends.   She worked w Dr. Dan Fischer on research bringing many great ideas to the table. Her of love dentistry brings excitement to everyone and her laugh is the most contagious of them all!

It’s no secret that Dr. Morgan has love for dentistry,  but she also enjoys being outside in her yard or doing crafts with her grandkids who call her “Mimi”.

Dr. Stan Presley received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is the rock to our office and very hard working. Dr. Presley enjoys teaching his Orthodontic courses to General Dentists all across the U.S. He also knows how to place a great implant and can provide some of the most exquisite crowns.

Dr. Presley could be caught on a sunny day playing golf or watching his favorite teams play football.

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