Medical Profile: Gentle Dental Care

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Alexander Larsen, D.D.S. 385 W. Center Street, Orem • (801) 224-1117

Alexander Larsen, D.D.S.
385 W. Center Street, Orem • (801) 224-1117

Dr. Alexander Larsen and the staff at Gentle Dental Care work hard to maintain their caring reputation. For nearly 25 years, Dr. Larsen has been serving the Provo/Orem area with a whole-body approach to dentistry.
“We really believe in a whole body wellness approach to dentistry,” Dr. Larsen says. “More and more research is finding links between poor oral health and long-term health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.”
Gentle Dental’s commitment to wellness is evidenced by their investment in the latest in dental technology such as digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and digital photography as well as an onsite fitness facility operated by The Body Solution, an Orem-based personal training company.
“Digital x-rays, for example, require one-tenth as much radiation as conventional x-ray systems. This is a huge benefit for our patients,” Dr. Larsen says.
People experience mental and psychological benefits as their oral health improves as well as the appearance of their teeth.
Many times people think they will need to spend a lot of money to improve their smile. But according to Dr. Larsen, minor improvements such as closing a space between teeth, repairing a chipped tooth or whitening the teeth can drastically improve a person’s smile, and more importantly, how they feel about their smile.
For those requiring or wanting more permanent solutions, Gentle Dental Care utilizes the latest technology in crown/veneer fabrication — a Cerec machine. This allows the tooth to be restored in one visit as opposed to two, which is a tremendous savings in time. Patients love the convenience.
“Dental photography is a powerful tool in allowing a person to see their teeth as we see them and thereby make important decisions concerning what treatment they will receive,” Dr. Larsen says. “We view our role as professionals as facilitators in helping our patients make their own diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan.”

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