Innovative Technology & Professional Dentists
Dr Paul Barlow is well-known for delivering Quality, Compassionate, Dental Care
Meet Our Team
Dr. Lisa Casey
Dr. Edward Grey
Dr. Nick Kelly
Dr. Joseph Phillips
Family Dental Office Murray, Utah
If you are new to the Murray area, or need to establish the ongoing care of a cosmetic dentist who can tend to your general and restorative dentistry needs, please contact us today.
We offer comprehensive care that is designed to provide you with the very best in oral health, function, and appearance.
Dr. Paul E. Barlow and his caring staff believe everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile. We offer fully custom treatments that can help you achieve your specific aesthetic goals. Dr. Barlow takes great care in noting what you wish to achieve, and tailors his treatments to give you the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of having.
Our First-Class Treatments Include:
- Preventive Dental Care
- Teeth Whitening
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Root Canal Therapy
- Nitrous Oxide
State-Of-The-Art Dental Technology
We use panoramic X-ray technology to obtain comprehensive images of the upper and lower jaw from ear to ear. X-ray images help us detect signs of infection or disease in the teeth or gums that are not visible to the natural eye, allowing for early diagnosis and treatment.
An intraoral camera allows us to obtain images throughout the mouth. This technology is helpful in identifying and diagnosing problems in the teeth or gums, such as infection, disease, or decay. Detecting problems early helps us to maintain the health of your mouth.
Why Dental Cleaning Is Important
We think one of the best ways to have great oral health is to be proactive about it. That means that patients should not only brush and floss for two minutes twice a day, keep up with their twice yearly exams and avoid sugary snacks, it also means they should be proactive about their oral health – dental cleaning.
One of the best ways you can be proactive about your oral health is to engage with your dentist at your next teeth cleaning exam. They will be happy to have a more in depth discussion with you about your oral health beyond, “see you in six months!”.
Perhaps you’ve had some extensive work done over the last year or two, or needed gum disease treatment. Now is a great time to discover if you and your dentist believe you’ve reached your dental health goals since your last appointment.
You’ve probably seen social media ads and commercials about teeth whitening and are curious if it is right for you and if over-the-counter products work well.
If you have questions about teeth whitening, ask your dentist. They can recommend the right treatment for you, especially if you have severe staining or darkening of your teeth.
Perhaps you’ve always had sensitive teeth. Always ask your dentist about any tooth sensitivity or pain you’re having. It might be the sign of a cavity.
Or you might be one of the millions of Americans who have sensitive teeth. Either way, your dentist can recommend the right course of action and even the right toothpaste to help alleviate your tooth sensitivity.
A good mouthwash can be a welcome addition to your current oral care regimen. Ask your dentist if this is something you should add once or twice a day. If you’ve had gum disease or are currently treating gingivitis, if you have sensitive teeth, or even if you have a condition that’s causing dry mouth, your dentist can recommend a good mouthwash for you.
Dental Cleaning for Children
Most dentists recommend bringing your child in for their first cursory checkup once they start teething, and again for their first “big kid” check up once they are toddlers. Your dentist might recommend something different, so ask at your next appointment!
If you wake up with headaches, experience regular ear pain or notice you are grinding your teeth, it’s time to ask your dentist about it.
You might simply be stressed, and your dentist can recommend techniques to help alleviate your grinding. But you could also be grinding for other reasons, like poor teeth alignment.
If you know you’re grinding your teeth and it seems to have gotten worse since your last appointment, ask your dentist what to do.
Teeth Cleaning Appointments
In addition to brushing and flossing, teeth cleaning is one of the best ways to take care of your oral health. Going for teeth cleaning appointments will not only help maintain your overall health but help you prevent numerous problems as well. During this visit, you can take advantage of being with a professional to inquire about your dental health.
Most people clean their teeth twice a year but some people might need to do it more than twice. If you are pregnant for instance or you have braces, you don’t have to limit yourself to a general guideline.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Dr. Paul E. Barlow and his staff work to make sure everyone receives a beautiful smile.
Would you like to improve the appearance of your smile? Whether you want to achieve whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or other enhancements, your first step on your journey should be a cosmetic dental consultation in Park Cities, Dallas, TX.
During your appointment, your dentist will learn about your oral health and your smile goals. They’ll also start to map out your personalized treatment plan. How can you get the most out of this initial appointment? Asking the following questions may help. You should only entrust your smile to someone who has the training and experience necessary to produce outstanding results.
We provide fully custom treatments that can help you achieve your specific aesthetic goals. If needed,Dr. Barlow will combine treatments to create a complete smile makeover just for you. To hear more information about our cosmetic dentistry treatments, contact our Murray, UT office serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City and Taylorsville.
Wish you could improve the appearance of your smile without a long and painful process? Well, Lumineers could be the solution for you. Lumineers offer a quick and painless way to get the smile you want. Lumineers are made of thin porcelain, and in most cases there is no need to remove healthy tooth enamel. Lumineers will last you up to 20 years, but can be easily removed.
The placement of Lumineers only requires two visits to our dental office.
Lumineers can be used to fix:
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular ways to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Teeth discoloration and staining can occur for the following reasons:
Excessive Brushing (Enamel scraped from teeth)
A filling is a material used to replace a hole in a decayed tooth to restore its structure and functionality. It is important to treat cavities early to prevent further decay, pain, and infection. We offer fillings that will match the color of surrounding teeth so your smile will look complete. Call our Murray office today to learn more about this and other cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Bonding replaces chips, cracks, and gaps in the teeth as well as corrects misshapen teeth. Bonding is done with a material called composite resin, or tooth-colored filling. This is much less invasive than metal fillings, and much safer than fillings containing mercury. Composite resin also lasts twice as long as metal fillings. Composite resin is also available in a variety of shades to fit the natural color of your surrounding teeth.
A crown or cap encases a tooth in a material to restore the tooth to its natural strength and full functionality. While some cavities can be treated with fillings, severely damaged or fragile teeth may require crowns. Crowns may also replace a filling that has worn out. The crown strengthens the tooth and smoothes over imperfections to enhance one’s smile. Before a crown is applied, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed.
An impression of the tooth is taken so the custom-made crown will fit exactly over the dimensions of the tooth. Finally, it is applied permanently to the tooth, lending support and enhancing the tooth’s appearance.
Why Preventive Dentistry Is Required
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums requires more than brushing; it requires visiting our office in Salt Lake City, UT for preventive dental services.
Allow the experienced and dedicated team from Paul Barlow Family Dentistry to provide you with the personalized care you need in a comfortable office atmosphere.
Preventive Dentistry Services Include:
- Teeth Cleaning
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Gingivitis Prevention
- Fluoride Treatments(All Ages )
- Dental Exams
- Dental X-Rays
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Many people in North America are now opting for this type of treatment as they realize it can save them money in the long run and prevent many dental problems from even happening.
This form of treatment is often complementary to standard dental care but does not offer any cure. We are happy to offer advice to you on regular check-ups and advice on good oral hygiene. Preventive dentistry is a field where many diseases and disorders can be prevented.
Prevent Gum Disease From Happening
Dentists usually treat decay and gum disease. Gum disease is a condition where the gums become infected with bacteria. This bacteria dries out the underlying tissue and can eventually lead to gum disease. You can prevent this from happening to you by taking preventative measures such as brushing your teeth at least twice daily.
Preventive procedures can be very beneficial. There are many diseases and conditions that can be prevented. Your dentist can help you decide on the best dental plan and the right preventative dentistry procedure for you.
Brush, Floss & Paste
It is also important to check your toothbrush regularly. Using an improper toothbrush can lead to tooth sensitivity and other types of dental issues. Flossing daily is also extremely important.
The majority of dental procedures are performed with the use of dental floss. This is a thread like substance that is worn on the back of the teeth and between the teeth.
If you are prone to cavities than special cleaning materials such as silver nitrate may be applied to the teeth. Silver nitrate has been shown to help prevent tooth decay.
If you are looking for a tooth whitener then you should look at bleaching toothpastes or even visiting your dentist to have a tooth whitening procedure. There are various ways you can get a tooth whitening procedure done.
If you have a cavity then there are certain steps you can take to make sure you do not end up filling it again. Fillings are not always necessary but it can be a good idea to go in for them if you can afford it.
A preventative dental plan can include regular cleanings and X-rays. This helps to monitor any changes in your teeth. Any damage done to your teeth or gum disease should be treated. Your dentist will often work with you to ensure you receive the best care and preventative care possible.
Preventive dentistry can also deal with cavities caused by plaque. You will undergo a process where a bacterium is removed from your mouth and then flushed away.
If you suffer from gum disease then you may require a similar process. If you do not brush and floss your teeth then this bacteria builds up between your teeth.
Keeping Your Teeth Clean & Healthy
Preventive dentists can help you keep your teeth clean and healthy. Many people will turn to their dentist first when they need dental work. You should make an appointment to have your teeth cleaned and checked regularly. A good dental plan can help to ensure that you achieve the best dental health.
A preventative procedure will ensure that you avoid any gum disease. By keeping your gums healthy you are less likely to develop gum disease. Preventive dental procedures can help you avoid many problems relating to gum disease. There are many problems that can be avoided if you follow a good preventative treatment program.
Preventitive Dental Plans
A good dental plan will not only look after the look of your teeth. It will also take care of the health of your bones and gums. Good oral health will also affect other parts of your body. Your heart and lungs can also benefit from a healthy mouth.
Preventive dental care is important for you to enjoy your smile and also to protect your oral health. You have many options when it comes to your dentist. You can select a general dentist, or you may want to go for a cosmetic dentist. If you are worried about your smile then why not talk to your dentist. They will help you maintain your oral health.
Dental Care Plans are designed to protect you against excessive dental care costs. Dental Care Plans can be either managed care plans or capitation plans. Managed care plans are typically known as “caps” or” DHMOs”. (DHMO means Health Maintenance Organizations.)
Depending on the principle that it’s less expensive to prevent dental decay than to treat dental decay, managed dental care plans significantly control major dental care costs.
Ensuring your teeth and oral health are taken care of is extremely important to you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old; having proper dental care now can dramatically impact your oral health later in life.
In order to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health you should visit our Salt Lake City office at least once every six months. You can save money on dental care by getting the services you need from your family dentist. do not delay when it comes to matter of your own health and well-being, book an appointment as soon as possible to ensure your teeth and oral health is in tip-top condition.
Patients who are seeking dentures can arrive with teeth and leave with teeth. Our immediate dentures can restore your smile in a single visit.
- An impression is taken of your mouth.This is used to create an accurate and fully functional set of dentures.
- We help you choose the shape and color in your dentures that are made in our office.
- Your teeth are extracted after you’ve been administered an anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.The dentures are placed immediately after extraction.
- Your dentist will see you 24 hrs. following extraction and delivery of dentures.
- He/She will continue seeing you throughout the healing process and continue to make any adjustments to the dentures as needed.
- Contact our Murray office to learn more about immediate dentures.
Dental implants are titanium posts that require surgery and are implanted into the jaw bone to replace tooth roots.
- This process requires at least two surgeries and several months of healing time.
- In three to six months, once the implant has fused with the bone, you will return for a second surgery.
- This will serve as the point of contact with your dentures.
- You will visit our office, where we will take an impression of your mouth and your new dental implants.
- This impression will be sent to an offsite lab where your dentures will be created. In two weeks you will return to have your new dentures attached to the dental implants.
The best starting point to see if affordable dentures are an option for you is to see Dr. Paul. He is a specialist with many years of training who focuses on the restoration and replacement of teeth, including affordable dentures for even the most complex cases.
He will also be able to help determine if another treatment option might be more suited to your particular situation.
Dentures may replace all or only some of the teeth. The dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures and they rest on the gums that cover the jawbones .
Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are known as partial dentures. They attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing. Dental implants can also be used to restore and stabilize partial dentures as well.
Denture fees vary widely based on many factors including the complexity of your particular treatment and the time required to accomplish the treatment. Payment terms also vary according to individual requirements.
You may also contact your state or local dental society to find out if the organization has any resources for the public related to the cost of dental services.
Keeping Your Dentures Clean
Moisten the brush and apply a non-abrasive soap or denture paste (regular toothpaste is too abrasive). Brush every surface, inside and out, scrubbing gently. A variety of over-the-counter denture cleanser products may be safely used (by following the manufacturer’s instructions) to remove most stains.
Do not use bleach on your dentures unless your dentist gives you special instructions on using bleach. More stubborn stains may require removal by your dental practice.
It is not possible to whiten dentures like natural teeth, because dentures are made of plastic. To minimize staining, properly clean your dentures daily to remove food and plaque bacteria.
Do not brush your dentures with normal toothpaste. Even though the plastic is strong, it is not as strong as the enamel of teeth and may be scratched by using toothpaste to clean your dentures.
You should use a dish washing liquid and a special denture brush to clean your dentures by hand every day. After rinsing them thoroughly, soak your dentures in water-based cleaning solution overnight.
Repairing Broken Dentures
The best solution is to make an appointment with our Murray office and have the cracked denture repaired professionally. It may seem easy to fix, but it is important that the repair is done correctly to prevent problems with chewing and to avoid any sore spots. The denture may be too old and may no longer fit closely to your gums, and you may need a new denture.
Yes, you can wear your dentures at night but it is preferred that they be removed. You should remove your dentures at night and this will give your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day.
If you need to wear your dentures for social reasons or to prevent your jaws from over closing, you should find time during the day to properly clean your mouth and your prostheses. You should never wear your dentures 24 hours a day without preforming proper oral hygiene.
Most patients need to learn how to use dentures properly and as a result, it takes a little time to get used to them. After a while, you should be able to eat fairly normally, but it may take more time to get comfortable with harder foods or sticky foods.
Using a small amount of denture adhesive (no more than three or four pea-sized dabs on each denture) may help stabilize the dentures and help hold them in place while you learn how to get comfortable with them and may make the learning process easier. Dentures and chewing gum do not usually work well together, no matter which brand of chewing gum you decide to try.
Frequently Asked Questions
What questions does a dentist usually ask?
Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist How can I improve my smile? … What should my oral hygiene regimen be? … How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning? … How can I keep my teeth whiter? … Do I have any dental health conditions I should know about? … Do I need any dental treatments?
Can you negotiate with a dentist?
Do some haggling. If you don’t have insurance or your policy won’t pay for a particular procedure, ask for a discount. You can also ask about paying over several months.
What should a parent do to provide good dental care for a child?
Here’s how to keep cavities away: Start good oral habits early. Teach kids to brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and to floss regularly. Get enough fluoride. Regular use of fluoride toughens the enamel, making it harder for acid to penetrate. Limit or avoid some foods.
How can I take care of my teeth if I can’t afford a dentist?
Your state or local health department may know of programs in your area that offer free or reduced-cost dental care. Call your local or state health department to learn more about their financial assistance programs. Check your local telephone book for the number to call.
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What are the best things to do in Salt Lake City?
The 9 Absolutely Best Things to do in Salt Lake City. Check-out What’s in Bloom at Red Butte Garden. Explore Utah’s Amazing Natural History. Joseph Smith Building. Salt Lake Temple. Visit and Lunch at the Historic Lion and Beehive Houses. Devereaux House. Indulge Your Curiosity at the Tracy Aviary. See a 3D IMAX Movie at the Clark Planetarium.
What is there to do in Salt Lake City today?
Things to do in Salt Lake City Utah Olympic Park. Redwood Drive-In Movie Theatre. Red Butte Garden. Family History Library. Great Salt Lake Marina. Bonneville Salt Flats. Timpanogos Cave Tour. Bicycle tours.
Why is Salt Lake City so dangerous?
Salt Lake City has the 3rd highest property crime rating in the United States, with 6,176 property crimes per 100,000 people. Property crime is incredibly common in the Salt Lake City metro area, which is what makes the city so dangerous.
Where should I go out in Salt Lake City?
Best Nightlife in Salt Lake City. Fiddlers Elbow. Sugarhouse. Junior’s Tavern. Piper Down. For most of its life, Piper Down was a dark, hole-in-the-wall, Irish bar on State Street. Desert Edge Brewery At The Pub. Red Rock Brewing Company. Porcupine Pub & Grille. Cottonwood Heights. Club Sound. Squatters Pub Brewery.
D, Paul Barlow
Dr. Paul Barlow is a very experienced, knowledgeable and personable dentist who likes to take the time to get to know each patient, explain treatments thoroughly and listen to what his patients have to say.
He keeps up with the latest technology to increase patient comfort and the quality of his work.
His father spent thirty years serving in the Navy as a dentist, for this reason Paul’s interest in dentistry began early on.
After receiving a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, he headed to Omaha, Nebraska to attend Creighton University’s Boyne School of Dentistry. Creighton Dental School has a reputation for producing skilled clinicians, ready to work in all areas of dentistry. Paul received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in May of 1990.