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how does hard water affect oral health

If you live in Las Vegas, you probably already know that we have hard water. But what exactly is hard water, and how does it affect our oral health? Here’s what you need to know about the Las Vegas water supply and your teeth. Photo courtesy of: Bellezza87 What is hard water? “Hard water” refers to water that has a large amount of minerals dissolved in it. When water is hard, it can be difficult to produce soap lather. The minerals can also leave behind chalky residue and cloudy spots on fixtures and glass (you’ve probably already experienced this if […]

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citrus fruits cause sensitivity

Are you experiencing sudden tooth sensitivity? Las Vegas dentists employ a method called differential diagnosis to identify sources of pain, which uses the process of elimination. Here are six possible causes of sudden tooth pain: 1. One Painful Tooth vs. Several If your tooth sensitivity is associated with just one tooth, then a cavity, need for a root canal, or a cracked tooth could all be the culprit. If all of your teeth have suddenly become sensitive, chances are the cause is more global. In that case, the possibilities include the following: 2. Too Much Acidic Food If you have […]

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Dr. David Ting, CEO of BDG Dental Services, founded the practice in 2002 and has since expanded to 23 locations in Nevada, California, and Arizona, with a team of 40 dentists and 250 employees. What drives Dr. Ting is “creating a better life for all,” including patients, employees, and the community. Below is a link to an article he wrote and contributed to Dental Economics , a leading industry publication. “Overcome Challenges To Create Your Dream Multilocation Practice”

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Brushing our teeth is something we do every day, but there’s a lot more to it than we think. Here are some tips for things to avoid doing when you brush, straight from the dentists! Source: richmondsmilecenter.com via Mendelsohn Dental on Pinterest   (1) Using Worn Out Bristles If you haven’t changed your toothbrush in the last three months, its bristles won’t be able to effectively clean your teeth anymore. It’s also important to replace your toothbrush because it’ll accumulate a lot of bacteria. (2) Brushing Too Hard or Too Often There is such a thing as going overboard with […]

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delicious red apple

Certain foods can act as natural toothbrushes. Discover which ones in this list of 7 foods to eat to avoid a trip to the dentist. 1. Dark Leafy Veggies Dark leafy veggies are perfect. They help keep your teeth strong because they are rich in beta carotene, which turns into Vitamin A. 2. Cauliflower Cauliflower works as an abrasive scrub to whiten teeth. 3. Green Beans Fresh green beans stimulate saliva flow and scrub your mouth clean. 4. Watermelon and Oranges Vitamin C is important in lowering the rate of gum diseases, therefore eating fruits such as watermelon and oranges […]

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Regular trips to the dentist are an essential part of overall well being, yet it’s estimated that more than 50% of Americans don’t see their dentists regularly. If you’ve been avoiding your next check up, here are three good reasons why you should check that next visit off your to-do list. 1. Catch problems early It’s easier to fix a small problem than a bigger one. If you see a dentist regularly they’re more likely to find problems when they’re still minor, and therefore easier (and less expensive) to fix. You’ll spare yourself a lot of discomfort and expense by […]

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grandfather and grandson

With all of the celebrities flashing their perfect, pearly whites it can be difficult to not be self conscience. Even if you have slightly crooked teeth, a small space or a mildly stained smile you are thinking about your dental options. Some people even go to the extreme of resetting their jaw just to have their dream smile, but this is completely unnecessary. Well, not to mention it is also a $75,000 procedure. And regardless of how good your health insurance you may be, many dental procedures are seen as being cosmetic so your insurance will not be footing the […]

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dental health during pregnancy

There is no question that pregnancy affects the entire body. The surge of hormones that occur during pregnancy often affect a woman’s oral health. Understanding the most common issues that occur during pregnancy can help you not only have a healthy pregnancy, but also maintain superior oral health while pregnant. Pregnancy Gingivitis When pregnant, progesterone is released, which encourages the growth of bacteria resulting in gingivitis. In most cases, you will begin to notice signs of this problem during the second month of your pregnancy. Symptoms include swollen or red gums or if the gums bleed easily while brushing. If […]

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pediatric dentist in summerlin las vegas

Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral health of children. They take steps to ensure that kids feel comfortable while in the exam room and talk with you about the needs of your kids. Parents today may need to find a new dentist after one retires or they move. When you know what to look for, you may find a dentist that can treat every member of your family. Treatments Available One of the first questions you need to ask is about the treatments available. A good pediatric dentist will require that your kids come in for checkups every six months. […]

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Braces las vegas

Those who have visited orthodontists in Las Vegas before may already know about the different teeth-straightening treatments available to them. Both braces and Invisalign straighten your teeth so that they will have an ideal position, improve cosmetic features, and promote healthy functioning of the mouth. Invisalign does this through a set of clear plastic trays that you wear in your mouth throughout the day. Traditional braces have metal wires that get the best position for your teeth. The Benefits of Invisalign Invisalign braces are a good method for simple tooth movements. A set of customized clear trays are worn and […]

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