Personalized Dentistry for Everyone in Your Family

Personalized Dentistry for Everyone in Your Family

General Dentistry

Achieving and maintaining oral health is much easier than you might think! All it takes is staying up to date with your dental checkups and teeth cleanings and then following through with our treatment recommendations.

As a general dentist in North Salt Lake, Dr. Will Bates offers the services your family needs in one warm and friendly environment. If you develop a problem, he will find the cause and provide expert treatment to get your oral health back on the right track.

Healthy Smiles Start with Oral Hygiene

healthy smiles start with oral hygiene

All the services we offer work together to keep your smile healthy, but the foundation for it all is oral hygiene. Conscientious brushing and flossing at home help you avoid cavities and gum disease by removing as much bacteria-filled plaque from your teeth as possible.

And when you follow up your efforts with professional dental cleanings every six months, you can be confident that your teeth are as clean and healthy as can be.

Dental Exams in North Salt Lake, UT

Even if you aren’t experiencing any dental problems, we recommend visiting us twice a year for dental exams. Many oral problems develop and progress with no symptoms but damage your smile all the same.

When you have routine dental checkups at our North Salt Lake dental office, Dr. Bates can detect any issues that have developed since your last exam and take prompt steps to treat them.

All the Dental Services Your Family Needs

Our goal is to help you enjoy a healthy smile and an enhanced quality of life. But we know that things can go wrong, and we are here to provide the non-judgmental treatment you need if and when they do.

  • Tooth-colored fillings

  • Dental crowns and bridges

  • Dentures and partials

  • Dental implants

  • Root canals

  • Tooth extraction

  • Wisdom tooth extraction

  • Emergency dentistry

We are also pleased to offer sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, at our comfortable North Salt Lake dental office.

Prompt Emergency Dental Care

Protecting your smile is our priority, and it’s crucial to take prompt steps when you have a dental emergency. We don’t want you or a loved one to endure unnecessary pain, and it’s always better for your oral health to treat urgent problems sooner rather than later.

Some dental emergencies we commonly treat at Serene Dentistry are:

  • Toothaches

  • Lost fillings and crowns

  • Bleeding or swollen gums

  • Jaw pain and swelling

  • Infected or abscessed teeth

  • Broken dentures

  • Dental trauma

Dr. Bates is available for same-day dental emergencies for patients in pain and can’t wait to be seen. Even if we can’t complete treatment that day, he will ensure that you are comfortable and take the steps needed to protect your smile.

prompt emergency dental care

General Dentistry for All Ages in North Salt Lake, UT

We know the difference that a healthy smile can make in a person’s life and entire outlook and would love for you to experience it for yourself. With general dentistry at our North Salt Lake, UT dental office, we can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and keep it for life.

Please call us at (385) 300-8184 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet Our Team

Shandee Dental Hygienist

Shandee attended Weber State University, where she graduated in 2018 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene, with a minor in clinical health promotion. A native of Utah, her goal with every patient is to be gentle and make sure they leave their appointment with a nice, clean feeling and motivated to establish good oral hygiene habits.

In her spare time, Shandee enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the dentist take continuing education courses and stay up to date with the latest techniques?

Dr. Will Bates believes that the study of dentistry is a lifelong commitment that requires him to expand his knowledge continually. Through hundreds of hours of continuing education courses he has attended and instructions on the latest techniques and materials from respected specialists, Dr. Bates ensures that his North Salt Lake patients can access the very best procedures and materials available in dentistry today.

A Dentist with a Passion for Learning

Dr. Bates’s passion for learning continued right after graduating from dental school when he was accepted to attend further training with the U.S. Navy in an Advanced Education Program in Norfolk, Virginia. This year-long program gave him expert clinical training in all specialties of dentistry.

His dental career has also included working as a department head over a dental clinic in the Navy and a director of dental services for a clinic in Washington state.

Part of staying current with dentistry is learning about and investing in leading-edge dental technology that enhances your experience and improves the level of dentistry we provide. The equipment Dr. Bates chooses to invest in for his practice enhances your comfort and improves our efficiency to get you out of the dental chair faster.

Our Commitment to Quality Dentistry

Dr. Bates and his dental team are committed to excellence in every aspect of practicing dentistry, with your comfort being our top priority. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an experienced dentist in North Salt Lake, please call Serene Dentistry.

How often should I get a dental checkup?

Dr. Bates agrees with the American Dental Association’s recommendation that adults and kids have preventive dental checkups and teeth cleanings every six months. At these appointments, our North Salt Lake dentist performs a thorough exam and checks your teeth and gums for signs of cavities and periodontal disease.

Using updated dental technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras enables Dr. Bates to detect these issues and then show you what he sees. He’ll point out any areas of concern, and together you’ll discuss the best treatment to resolve the problem.

My Teeth Feel Okay. Do I Still Need a Checkup?

Yes, you still need dental checkups if your teeth feel okay. The goal of preventive dentistry is to avoid cavities from developing in the first place or to catch and treat them when they’re small and haven’t done too significant damage.

Preventive exams and teeth cleanings really are your best insurance against problems that put your oral health in jeopardy.

Schedule an Exam and Teeth Cleaning in North Salt Lake

At Serene Dentistry of North Salt Lake, we’ve created a warm, friendly, and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable receiving quality dental care. We’re ready to help you, whether it’s been six months or six years since your last dental visit.

Please call us at (385) 300-8184 to schedule your next dental checkup.

Should I change my diet for better oral health?

The foods and drinks you choose have a significant impact on your dental health. A diet that’s loaded with sweets and carbs is not just bad for your body; it’s also terrible for your teeth.

An important part of what we do as dentists are to provide nutritional counseling so our North Salt Lake patients can make more informed decisions about their diet. Numerous studies have concluded that the health of your mouth and the health of your body are closely linked. We also now understand that good nutrition involves more than avoiding sugar.

Beware of Hidden Sugars

Sucrose found in corn syrup, table sugar, and honey is consumed by bacteria that lead to cavities. But bacteria also feed on fructose, lactose, and glucose, so reading labels is your best bet for making better food choices that minimize the risk of developing cavities.

Choose Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Even though fruits and vegetables contain carbs that attract bacteria, they’re a better choice than sugary snacks because their high fiber content helps protect against cavities by keeping your teeth clean.

Avoid Gummies and Hard, Crunchy Foods

Consuming hard, sticky, or crunchy foods like gummies or crusty bread takes a toll on your teeth. Instead, opt for foods like cheese, yogurt, or meats that are also better nutritional choices.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning with Us to Learn More

Part of the role our dental hygienist Shandee plays is to offer nutritional guidance to her patients. She would be happy to speak with you about improving your diet to support better oral health.