How Your Bowling Green Dentist Helps Your Tooth Decay

September 12, 2016

Cavities are today’s biggest oral health problem. Learn how Derik Utz DDS helps prevent and treat tooth decay in Bowling Green.Dr. Derik E. Utz teach patients about tooth decay in his Bowling Green dental practice. Learn how a cavity develops and what you can do to prevent or this all too common oral health issue.


Bowling Green Dentist: Fixing a Cracked or Chipped Tooth

August 31, 2016

Repair chipped teeth in Bowling Green.Get hit in the mouth during a basketball game. Fall on a slippery sidewalk. Bite a piece of peanut brittle. All these scenarios and more cause cracked and chipped teeth. Your Bowling Green dentist, Dr. Derik E. Utz, has the experience and expertise to repair damaged teeth for flawless, strong and functional smiles. His cosmetic and restorative procedures really make the defects disappear. (more…)

How to fight Bowling Green periodontal disease

August 12, 2016

Gum DiseaseWhat’s the best way to prevent gum disease? At-home brushing and flossing is the first line of defense. But, if periodontal disease has already taken hold, Dr. Derek E. Utz, Bowling Green dentist, can help you win over this serious oral health issue.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is an often ignored oral health problem affecting almost half of American adults over the age of 30, says the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. People simply do not recognize its signs and symptoms, consider them to be normal past a certain age or think it’s no big deal to have some bleeding during tooth-brushing. (more…)

Yes, Twice Annual Dental Cleanings Are Necessary

March 17, 2016

dental cleaningsDentists have been recommending twice-annual dental checkups and cleanings for decades as a way to keep a healthy smile and prevent tooth loss. But come on, let’s be honest — is it really all that necessary to see the dentist every six months? Seems like a lot, right? We’ve got the answer right here.
It really is all that necessary.
In fact, visiting the dentist twice each year is the number one way to prevent gum disease and associated tooth loss. Adults who have even one of the risk factors related to gum disease should certainly maintain their twice-annual dental routine (on top of good oral hygiene habits at home). Keep reading to find out more about these preventive visits from your Bowling Green dentist, Dr. Utz.

Dentist in Bowling Green Knows Oral, Overall Health are Linked

December 30, 2015

dentist bowling greenWhat are your New Year’s resolutions for 2016? Exercise more, eat less? Your dentist in Bowling Green has some ideas for a healthier year — focus on your oral health and you’ll watch your overall wellbeing improve. We often forget about the connection, but how we care for our mouths can really impact our bodies. Keep reading to learn more about the link, and then take some of Dr. Utz’s New Year’s resolutions suggestions!


Bowling Green Dentist Dr. Utz Now Accepting New Patients

November 24, 2015

bowling green dentistFinding a dentist to visit once is easy. But one big factor in having excellent oral health is having a dentist to call your own — as in, one you want to see again and again. And finding a dental professional you want to establish a relationship with? That isn’t always so easy. But don’t worry — we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn about your Bowling Green dentist, Dr. Derik E. Utz.