General and Family Dentistry

Dr. Andy Erickson welcomes patients of all ages to our office! We provide gentle dental care to meet all kinds of needs. Whatever you or your family require, we are happy to serve you at Jordan Landing Dental Care.

We offer everything from simple dental cleanings to advanced restorative procedures. We feature the latest dental technologies to ensure your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

What Is General and Family Dentistry?

General and family dentistry are fields encompassing standard dental treatments that are aimed at helping you achieve and maintain oral health for a lifetime.

Dr. Erickson sees children and adults for general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We provide comprehensive dentistry so that you can enjoy a convenient one-stop location for all of your dental needs.

Jordan Landing Dental Care is proud to combine the professionalism of an office with a warm environment suitable for families. We make patients of all ages feel right at home with patient comforts and a compassionate staff.

All patients are encouraged to visit us at least once every six months. During these routine visits, we provide thorough dental cleanings to remove the plaque that inevitably builds up on the gums. Dr. Erickson will conduct an exam to look for signs of disease, decay, and other oral health threats.

The earlier you detect and treat oral health problems, the more comfortable and affordable care will be!

Family Dentistry Services We Offer

Here at Jordan Landing Dental Care, we’re pleased to offer you and your family all of the following services:

Cleanings & Exams | Prevention is the best way to protect you and your loved ones from toothaches and other pains! These visits are key to upholding your oral health. You can catch the earliest signs of decay and disease so that treatments can be simple.

Fillings | If you find yourself with a small cavity, we will treat the area with an aesthetic tooth-colored filling. Your filling will protect you from further discomfort.

Digital X-Rays | Digital x-rays make your visits to our office safer and more efficient than ever before. These digital x-rays provide us with the information we need while protecting you from unnecessary radiation.

Restorative Services | Do you need to rebuild or replace one or more of your natural teeth? Ask Dr. Erickson about dental implants, dentures, crowns, and bridges.

Cosmetic Services | Many of our family dentistry patients are interested in tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other innovative cosmetic services. We are happy to help you achieve a flawless smile.

Beyond these services, if you notice any kind of dental pain or discomfort, give us a call right away! We will help you eliminate pain and restore your healthy smile.

Schedule Convenient, Affordable Dental Services in Your Neighborhood

If you’re in West Jordan, Draper, Sandy, Murray, or nearby, we’re in a convenient place to get your teeth cleaned and improved.

Our dentists have more than 30 years of combined experience and were raised and educated in Utah. Schedule an exam at Jordan Landing Dental Care.

What Dentistry Challenges Does My Dentist Treat?

Plaque, Tartar, and Bacteria

Foods and drinks can leave behind sugar on your teeth that encourage bacteria to grow. When bacteria get out of control, they create a clingy film called plaque. These bacteria also make acid that damages the surface of your teeth, leading to cavities and other problems!

Tartar is a form of plaque that has hardened from calcium and other minerals when plaque is not treated in time. You’ll have trouble cleaning it with a toothbrush alone.

But with cleaning tools, our team can remove both plaque and tartar to help protect your teeth from damage.

Tooth Cavities and Fillings

Cavities are pits or holes in the surface of teeth. They can cause:

  • Pain during biting
  • Visible tooth depressions
  • Sensitivity to sweet foods and drinks
  • Sensitivity to high or low temperatures
  • Unexplained toothaches
  • Darkened tooth surfaces

Do your teeth hurt? That’s often a signal to schedule a dental checkup. However, cavities sometimes don’t cause pain, because they’re not near a nerve.

Either way, we’re glad when we catch them and can use a filling to replace the damaged tooth material, prevent the cavity’s spread, and strengthen the tooth.

Gingivitis and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Gum disease is caused by bacteria multiplying on your gums. About half of Americans have at least mild gum disease. The earliest stage is “gingivitis,” and it’s more common as we get older.

To manage gum disease, you need regular dental checkups. Our team can quickly identify signs of gum disease.

During professional gum cleaning, we repair damaged gums using scaling and root planing. This helps gums reattach to your teeth and start growing again. We can also clean and reshape gums with our LANAP dental laser, which we’re certified to use.


Is one of your teeth hurting without an apparent cause? This may stem from:

  • Infection: Bacteria growing in or near a tooth.
  • Abscess: A swollen tissue inside a tooth.
  • Gum Disease: An infection in surrounding gums.
  • Cracks or Breaks: Deep damage to the tooth structure.
  • Cavity: Small holes in the tooth surface.

We’re experienced at treating all causes of tooth pain. We might fill your cavity, repair a crack in the tooth, clean your gum infection, or clean an infection inside your tooth. We’ll keep you comfortable through and relieve that pain.

Tooth Chips and Cracks

A tooth chip appears when a small piece of a tooth has broken off. It can cause:

  • A sharp edge that can damage nearby tissues
  • Tooth pain, aches, or sensitivity
  • Infection

A tooth crack is a break in the surface of a tooth. A piece of tooth has not broken off, but the tooth surface is damaged, which can lead to pain, a loose tooth, further tooth damage, and more.

In either case, we can repair your tooth! Your dentist may use dental fillings, bonding, and/or a crown to reinforce and protect your tooth, also making it look great.

Tooth Appearance

The way our teeth look affects us every day. It’s important to you! We have solutions for:

  • Tooth Discoloration: We offer professional tooth whitening.
  • Tooth Spacing: Get minor spaces changed with bonding or veneers.
  • Tooth Size: We can control the apparent size of a tooth with veneers or crowns.
  • Chips: Your dentist can smooth out a chip or even replace the material with bonding.
  • Tooth Misalignment: Using veneers or bonding, we can change the apparent alignment of teeth.

Get a beautiful smile with general and cosmetic dentistry services combined.

Mouth Sores

Soft tissues in the mouth, such as the gums, can develop sores—inflamed, damaged areas in the tissue—including:

  • Canker Sores: Non-contagious sores caused by a combination of factors.
  • Cold Sores: Blisters caused by a viral infection.

Some sores are temporary, though they may be painful, causing difficulty while talking and eating.

If a sore persists longer, your general dentist may be able to help. We’ll look for the cause of the sore first. Treatment might include medication, repairing a tooth, controlling an infection, or removing the sore.

Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth is one that hits against, or impacts, an obstacle while it is growing. It might press against another tooth, your jawbone, or the back of your mouth. Not every impacted tooth is a problem, but some cause pain, infection, gum disease, tooth misalignment, and/or tooth damage.

A dentist can treat an impacted tooth by:

  • Guiding its growth with an appliance.
  • Extracting the tooth.
  • Using orthodontics to reposition teeth.

Catching an impacted tooth early is vital for treating it successfully—another reason to schedule regular checkups.

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion is the process of losing tooth surface material, or enamel, over time. It can be caused by acids in food and drink, stomach acid, bacteria, accidents, or teeth grinding.

Signs of tooth erosion can include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Shiny tooth surfaces
  • Tooth chips and cracks.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Loose teeth

Your dentist can improve the strength and appearance of your teeth using:

  • Treatment to remineralize your tooth surface
  • Bonding or fillings to repair chips, cracks, or cavities
  • Veneers or crowns to protect teeth

Oral Cancer Screening

During regular checkups, we can perform oral cancer screening. In only a few minutes, we’ll look for symptoms of several types of carcinoma, including the most common types that make up 90% or more of all cases.

Oral cancer can cause:

  • White or red patches.
  • Bumps or lumps
  • Persistent sores
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain while chewing

Catching an oral cancer early in its development is great news. It means that you have more time to seek treatment.

Get screened more often if you are at risk because of alcohol use, smoking, or a family history of oral cancer.

Get Dental Care for the Whole Family at Jordan Landing Dental Care!

To learn more about our dental services and to schedule your family’s next visit to our office, please contact us today. We are eager to give you the dental care you deserve!