Save Your Breath

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Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath.  Also known as halitosis, bad breath has several causes. The most prevalent cause is poor oral hygiene. Often, halitosis occurs midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food fragments on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the offensive odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all need to be removed to eliminate bad breath caused by poor oral hygiene.

While poor oral hygiene is the most frequent cause of halitosis, many elements can contribute to or worsen the issue. The best remedy is scheduled, thorough brushing and flossing, but you may also need additional forms of treatment.

For example, a salivary gland issue or certain medications can cause dry mouth. Saliva moistens the teeth and gums, clearing away odiferous dead cells. Saliva also neutralizes the ever-present acids on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. Limiting caffeine, chewing sugar-free gum, using over-the-counter saliva substitutes, and using a humidifier can add moisture to the mouth.

Most Common Causes of Bad Breath:

Poor oral hygiene
Inability to brush between meals
Gum disease or cavities
Smoking
Braces
An infected root canal
Diabetes
Kidney failure
Liver problems
Infection
Dry mouth (Xerostomia)
Dieting
Age
Crooked teeth
Ear, nose, throat issues
Tonsil issues
Constant breathing through the mouth
Specific foods: garlic, onions, horseradish, etc.
Some prescription medications
Ill-fitting dentures

To Minimize or Prevent Bad Breath:

Go to the dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings
Brush teeth, tongue, gums, and roof of the mouth
Use a tongue spray or scraper
Use antimicrobial mouth rinse
Chew sugarless gum
Brush and floss after each meal
Drink plenty of water (A dry mouth is conducive to bacteria growth)
Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
Have a toothbrush and floss available when you are out
Talk to your doctor or dentist if bad breath continues despite proper oral hygiene

Remember, the very best defense to bad breath is a good dental care routine – brushing, flossing, and regular visits with your dentist.
If you struggle with bad breath regardless of vigilant oral hygiene, we’ll help you identify the source. It may be an issue outside of the oral cavity. If this is the case, we may refer you to your family physician or a specialist.

Have concerns about your oral health? We invite you to schedule an appointment with us. Our friendly, knowledgeable team of dental professionals provides the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services, including family and pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

 

Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery,  the prized patients of Providence Dental are given 6 important instructions to get them through from start to finish.

First, Choose Wisely
Understanding the pros and cons of a procedure helps you attain the prime outcome. This vital knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. Which leads us to the next instruction:

Second, Question Up Front
Before calling 702-984-2547 to schedule an appointment for a desired procedure, please schedule a consultation to answer these 4 important questions:
-What are the alternatives to having it done?
-Why is this the best option?
-How many visits should I expect?
-What kind of complications or risks are there?
(After you’ve asked your questions, we’ll ask ours.)

Third, Update Records
This is not just for billing purposes. The conscientious staff here at Providence Dental want to prepare for any emergency. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey essential specifics to you post-procedure.

Fourth, Be Honest
While Dr. Steven Do has a gentle, professional touch, we find that slight pinches and cramping and other pain can arise while you are in our chair. When the doctor asks if you are comfortable, please, please be honest. We understand it is problematic to communicate clearly when your mouth is inundated with tools. Experience has helped us to read your cues. Let us make you as comfortable as possible.

Fifth, Rest and Recover
After any extensive procedure, it is vital to allow a period of rest for your mouth. This rest period may vary depending on how the procedure goes. This instruction will be given to you along with any other necessary recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.

Finally, Sixth, Accept our Thanks
We appreciate your business and we appreciate the way the Las Vegas communities have spread the word that Providence Dental is Las Vegas’s best kept dental secret located right here at 7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105 Las Vegas, Nevada or on the web at http://www.providencedental.com/. We are so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in our hands. Thank you.

We would love to have you invite your friends to enjoy the same excellent service and care we’ve given you whether they need dental implants, porcelain veneers, family and pediatric dentistry oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, or information on how to improve general oral hygiene. We are here to serve.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile

Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile In Las Vegas

Hi, I’m Steven Do of Providence Dental. If you are one of my existing patients, welcome back. If this is your first visit, I appreciate you stopping by.

My convenient team and I love taking care of our valued Las Vegas, Providence, NW Las Vegas, and Centennial Hills patients.

Today’s article is for Las Vegas smiles that are overdue for a cleaning and exam.

During dental deep cleanings, our hygienists thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. By scaling and planing, they remove areas where bacteria can easily multiply. We are passionate about preventative dentistry to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. If you are due for a cleaning, call us today at 702-984-2547 to schedule.

After your teeth have been cleaned, I perform a thorough examination. I check for overall tooth and gum health, the presence of cavities, gum pocket depth, bite issues, and signs of oral cancer.

Some Las Vegas people mistakenly believe that they can skip dental visits if they don’t notice anything out of the ordinary. This attitude is risky. Many dental troubles advance silently. When the patient experiences pain, much damage has been done. Gum disease, especially, often progresses unnoticed.

If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about dental financing options. It is far less pricey to prevent dental problems than to treat them after they have become severe.

If you perform regular auto maintenance, you understand the wisdom of prevention. Don’t you value your smile far more than your car? Call Providence Dental today to schedule preventative maintenance for your irreplaceable smile.

 

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Las Vegas? Most Las Vegas residents have plenty of things to smile about.

However, there are some folks who avoid smiling at all costs. Are you one of those people who cover their mouth when they laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unsightly teeth for years?

It’s time to take care of those tooth problems with cosmetic dentistry and get a new lease on life.

Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we  can make it happen!

If you are missing one or more teeth, talk to us about dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that includes both root and crown. Because it is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Are your teeth yellow or gray? Have your teeth whitened at our dental practice and experience an instant transformation.

If your teeth are crooked, talk to us about the different types of braces now available. You may be able to straighten your teeth in less than a year.

Many of your NW Las Vegas and Centennial Hills friends and neighbors have benefited from porcelain veneers. They correct several types of imperfections and may cost less than dental crowns.

We look forward to developing a custom treatment plan to transform your smile. Call today!

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, NV
89166

 


Tooth Whitening Dentistry In Las Vegas

Tooth Whitening Dentistry In Las Vegas One of the easiest ways to brighten your smile is to have your teeth whitened. There are several options when it comes to tooth whitening systems. You can choose from a selection of over-the-counter tooth whitening products at your local Las Vegas drug store, or you can rely on your Las Vegas dentist.

It is a good idea to consult with your dentist before using OTC tooth whitening products. Your dentist knows your teeth and dental history and can recommend a tooth bleaching product best suited for you.

There are many variables when it comes to tooth whitening. The color of your teeth at the beginning of your treatment will influence the end result. Other factors include existing cosmetic dentistry such as crowns and dental bonding, gum health, and tooth sensitivity. Your Las Vegas dentist has experience treating tooth discoloration and understands the benefits and drawbacks of the available methods.

Your dentist may offer a tooth whitening solution that you can take home with you. In some cases, your dentist may recommend a professional treatment that is done at the dentist’s office. Professional tooth whitening can produce dramatic results in a single treatment, but is often done over a few treatments.

Tooth whitening in the Las Vegas area is less expensive than it was in the earlier days of tooth whitening technology. Today, tooth whitening treatments are very affordable.

If you are interested in tooth whitening and live in the Las Vegas area, please call Providence Dental to make an appointment for a tooth whitening consultation.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, NV
89166