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Over time the health of your teeth can start to take a hit. The older we get the more susceptible our teeth become to decaying and fracturing. That’s why it is so important we take good care of our teeth. The problem is most people in their 50’s and 60’s don’t have dental insurance. This is usually because they are retired and can’t afford it. What about Medicare? Medicare doesn’t cover most dental procedures. Most people end up having to pay out of their pocket. What if you need a procedure done and can’t afford to pay out of pocket? […]

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Nevada tooth decay statistics

Across the United States, tooth decay is significantly more common among children than other well-known childhood ailments such as asthma and hay fever. In Nevada, the incidence of dental caries (the medical term for tooth decay) among children is even higher than the national average. What are dental caries? Tooth decay results when the mouth’s bacteria produce acids that cause mineral loss in the teeth’s hard substances, dentin and enamel. Left untreated, tooth decay can lead to poor tooth function, compromised structure, unappealing appearance, infection, pain, and even the loss of teeth. How common is tooth decay among Nevada’s children? […]

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kids dentist

Parents want to provide their children with the best dental care they can, but finding a pediatric dentist in Las Vegas you can trust with your children’s dental health can be tough. Luckily, the checklist below can help you make the right decision. Locating a Las Vegas Pediatric Dentist Finding the right dentist isn’t as easy as just opening the phone book. You need to find a dentist that is well trained and trustworthy.. Consider the following to help you locate your next pediatric dentist: Ask family and friends for recommendations Get a referral from your pediatrician Use the American […]

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For many years, removing the wisdom teeth of a teenager or young adult was considered to be a routine part of transitioning into adulthood. Many find themselves parting with their pearly whites before they’ve even had an opportunity to emerge. Now, some oral health experts are becoming opposed to the automatic removal of wisdom teeth, instead opting to keep a watchful eye on their development. Wisdom teeth Between the ages of 17 and 25, the four teeth in the very back of the mouth, referred to as the “wisdom teeth” or “third molars”, begin to shift. When the teeth start […]

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A well-rounded dental hygiene routine also includes steps to maintain health gums. While brushing provides some coverage to your gums, brushing alone may not be enough. According to the American Dental Association, gum disease and tooth decay account for about 90 percent of tooth loss. Gum disease can also lead to a host of other problems with your overall health. The good news? Gum disease is mostly preventable though regular oral hygiene practices coupled with regular visits to the dentist. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, in an infection of the tissues surrounding your teeth […]

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In many situations, people are ashamed or embarrassed by the condition of their teeth. This could weigh heavily when dealing with others, especially if you’re speaking in public. If you’re self-conscious about your teeth, it could affect your abilities. You could lose confidence by spending too much time wondering what other people will think. Affecting Your Professionalism Some people view a person’s appearance as a way to judge professionalism. If your teeth are in bad shape, it could alter their perception of you. Even if you’re delivering the most informative material, your smile could prevent others from taking you seriously. […]

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get coffee stains off your dentures

Just as coffee can leave stains on natural teeth, it can also discolor your dentures. Regular cleaning at your dentist’s office, using specialty denture cleansers and other natural products can help your dentures to retain their pearly white color. When cleaning your dentures, you must take special care, as you cannot use regular toothpaste or tooth whitening solutions to remove the stains. Specialty Denture Cleaning Solutions Your dentist or center for dentures in Las Vegas has a selection of specialty denture care products. These products are formulated differently from toothpaste. The difference is that the denture care products do not […]

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man suffering dental emergency toothache

Dental emergencies can be among the most serious and painful ordeals you will experience. It is important to always have a plan in place just in case. This means knowing how to cope with traumatic events and having an emergency dentist in mind. Dental emergencies can not only be painful but costly as well. With caution and preventative measures, they can be avoided. Here are 4 tips on how to prevent dental emergencies. 1. Regular oral care  This is the best and most important way to avoid unnecessary dental emergencies. Regular brushing and flossing will keep your mouth clean and […]

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Everyone wants to have cleaner and whiter teeth and nobody wants a mouth that sends people the other direction. Thankfully, a healthy smile is easier to achieve than most people think! Aside from seeing a cosmetic dentist, here are 8 things you can do to keep your mouth clean and your teeth white. Photo by Dan DeLuca 1.) Avoid tooth-staining products Beverages like coffee, wine, and pop, as well as tobacco products, are known to stain your teeth. Avoid these products whenever possible; and if you do indulge, be sure to brush your teeth right away. If you are away from […]

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teeth and their connection to overall health

Until recently, there wasn’t much of known a connection between your oral health and your overall health, but it turns out there is in fact a connection and it’s a stronger link than we could have ever imagined. Below are new research results from a number of highly credible institutions worldwide that reveal some of the connections scientists are discovering between your oral health and your overall health. Photo by: Jason Rogers Missing teeth and mental health The American Geriatrics Society published their findings regarding the link between mental health and oral health in 2012. Men who had fewer than 10 upper and six lower teeth, […]

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