Our Team Takes Care Of You: The Dentist in Providence NV

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At Providence Dental, each member of  our team plays a critical role, from the hygienist to the dentist. In this post, we’ll examine the role of the dental assistant.

Dental assistants help us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. Duties include everything from assisting in patient care to helping the office run smoothly and efficiently.

A dental assistant’s knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize. Assistants may help the hygienist with polishing during a cleaning, or explain proper brushing and flossing techniques.

It’s the dental assistant who preps examination areas before appointments begin. They clean up afterward, too, sterilizing equipment. And before supplies begin to run low, they order new ones.

Whether a patient is receiving dental implants, undergoing an orthodontics adjustment, or settling in for teeth whitening, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.

But along with the dentist and our hygienists, dental assistants are part of the Providence Dental team. All of us urge you to take care of your teeth, and to remember your six month checkups and examinations. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


You, Only Better: Cosmetic Dentistry in North Las Vegas

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If you’re looking for the brightest, whitest smile possible but insist that you want it to look natural, try cosmetic dentistry in North Las Vegas.

At Providence Dental, we use effective, cost sensitive, cutting-edge methods and tools as we create the best smile for each individual.

Many professionals and public figures are taking advantage of cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance and enhance their natural attractiveness. Maybe you’ve noticed men and women in the media with smiles that seem brighter than any you’ve seen before.

You, too, can have a smile like that, and age is not a consideration. Whether you’re in your fifties, sixties, seventies or beyond, we can provide smile makeovers that deliver dramatic results. Available options include porcelain veneers, dental implants, orthodontics, crown restoration, and teeth whitening.

Let’s do this together. Whether it’s cosmetic dentistry for you, or pediatric dentistry for the youngest members of the family, our convenient staff is waiting. Call today to schedule an appointment with Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Root Canals in North Las Vegas

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When one of our patients at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas get an abscessed tooth, it’s time to make a choice: attempt to save the tooth with a root canal, or pull it.

An abscessed tooth means the soft pulp inside it has become infected, and is dying. They usually hurt quite a bit.

Performing a root canal can be straight-forward. It involves drilling into the tooth, removing the infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canal area, and then filling and sealing it.

Root canals have a very high success rate. But there is always a chance of complications down the road. That’s why some patients decide to have the tooth extracted, and replaced with a dental implant.

Like root canals, dental implants have a high success rate. With an implant, a post is inserted in the jaw where the root used to be, and the replacement crown is fitted over that.

If you have been told that a root canal or a dental implant is needed, feel free to talk with us at Providence Dental about the pros and cons of each procedure. We’ll be sure to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment. Our services also include family dentistry.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


3 Cavity Fighters For Las Vegas Kids

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Most parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Providence Dental recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children:

  • Sealants
  • Fluoride supplements
  • Oral rinses

Resin dental sealants bond to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the pits and fissures from decay. Some dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are considering them.

Fluoride supplements help strengthen still-forming teeth prior to eruption. You can get a prescription from your pediatrician or talk to us at Providence Dental. There is one caveat, however: if you have fluoridated water, your pediatrician may advise against taking additional fluoride in supplement form.

If your child is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Oral rinses containing fluoride can be purchased at most grocery stores. Make sure you buy one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.

I recommend children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss at night. Rinses are most effective when they are the last substance on teeth before kids go to bed. At Providence Dental, we believe that with proper preventative dentistry, Las Vegas area kids can enjoy healthy teeth for life

 

Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Soft, Medium, Or Buzz Lightyear?

Las Vegas Tooth Brushing At Providence Dental, we are often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush in Las Vegas can be as difficult as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices.

If you have visited the dental section of your local Providence grocery store or Las Vegas drugstore lately, you know what I am talking about. There are brushes with bristles of varying lengths, brushes that massage your gums, and brushes that change color when they are used up.

Some toothbrush manufacturers claim their brushes freshen your breath or remove stains from your teeth. How do you choose?

One key factor is the firmness of the bristles. Hard bristles may be more effective for cleaning burnt steak off a grill or hard water deposits off a shower floor. However, this does not hold true for your teeth. Medium and firm brushes can damage your gums. Soft and extra-soft bristles are plenty stiff enough to clean plague, food particles, and surface stains from your teeth. Soft bristles also offer more flexibility for hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

After having dental work or oral surgery in Las Vegas, especially anything involving soft tissue grafts, make sure you use an extra-soft brush and be careful!

When buying a toothbrush for a child in NW Las Vegas, make sure the brush feels comfortable in his or her hand. If the size and angle feels awkward, the child will be less likely to use it long enough to clean all areas of the mouth. Children do not necessarily need a child-sized tooth brush. Some Las Vegas kids can manage an adult size brush better than a short, narrow child size brush. If you are unsure, ask your Las Vegas dentist at Providence Dental.

What about the electric types and water-shooters? Some Las Vegas residents like the feeling of vibrating bristles or a mini-squirt gun blasting away at the plaque. Las Vegas people with arthritis or other movement-inhibiting conditions can benefit from powered brushes which take some strain off hands and arm muscles.

Is your toothbrush doing the job? Schedule an exam with your Las Vegas dentist at Providence Dental.

At Providence Dental, our convenient dental hygienists instruct our Las Vegas pediatric patients and Las Vegas adult patients on proper brushing and flossing. If you haven’t experienced a dental deep cleaning at Providence Dental, you don’t know how clean your teeth and gums can feel.

Schedule a thorough dental cleaning today by calling Providence Dental at 702-984-2540. An outstanding feature of Providence Dental is evening and weekend hours. We offer dental implants, teeth whitening and a full spectrum of restorative dental procedures.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Las Vegas men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked by our Las Vegas patients.

  1. Poor oral hygiene
  2. Digestive problems
  3. Systemic infection
  4. Bacteria on dentures
  5. Gum disease
  6. Food particles on tonsils
  7. Dry mouth

At Providence Dental, we can help you with this unpleasant problem. If your bad breath is the result of poor oral hygiene, you’re in luck – this is one of the easiest types to treat. If you have visited our Las Vegas dental blog before, you know step one: make sure you brush for a full three minutes and floss before you climb into bed.

People who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). In addition to cleaning tooth surfaces, scrub your tongue! Then take the time to carefully floss around each tooth to remove the plaque between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.

Some extra-careful NW Las Vegas oral hygiene pros brush after each meal to prevent bacteria-causing food particles from sitting on their teeth during the day. In addition to freshening your breath, practicing proper oral hygiene will improve your health.

Schedule an examination and deep dental cleaning at Providence Dental in Las Vegas. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and calculus off your teeth. During your examination, dentist Steven Do will determine whether you have a dental problem that is contributing to your breath.

Possible dental causes are: a cavity, a broken crown, or gum disease. If dentist Do suspects that your bad breath is caused by a non-dental problem, such as a respiratory infection, you will be referred to an appropriate Las Vegas area medical professional.

Treating bad breath in Las Vegas starts with a visit to Providence Dental. In addition to general dental care, we provide a complete menu of cosmetic dental services including family and pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. Call 702-984-2540 today!

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Preventing Tooth Decay In Nevada

Preventing Tooth Decay in Nevada In Nevada, tooth decay is one of the most common childhood problems, yet tooth decay also affects adults. Providence Dental serves people from 3 to 103 years old to help fight tooth decay.

Bacteria is a common cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to break down the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed frequently throughout the day, tooth decay can result. Foods to avoid include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to stay around for a while and create an environment where bacteria thrive.

To help prevent tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your local Las Vegas dentist in Nevada for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.

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Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166


How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s important.

For a local Providence child who is hesitant to smile because of misaligned teeth, dental success could be measured by a successful course of orthodontic treatment resulting in a beautiful smile that restores confidence and boosts self-esteem.

For a middle-aged Las Vegas man who neglected his teeth in his youth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his dental condition and improves his oral health.

For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as straightforward as quick in-office same-day tooth whitening.

Consider a man with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods. Dental success might require natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow him to eat steak for the first time in years.

What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? Schedule a consultation with Steven Do.

At Providence Dental, our goal is your complete satisfaction. We are enthusiastic about providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We can give you valuable guidance. You could be our next success story!

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, NV
89166

 


Infancy Through Childhood: Instill Good Brushing Habits

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New Las Vegas parents may be surprised by the American Dental Association’s–and your general dentist--recommendations on infant oral care. Parents are advised to begin brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as the first teeth emerge. After all, brand-new teeth are just as vulnerable to cavities as older teeth.

Parents are encourage to use a cloth and a smidgen of toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) to wipe each tooth. As more teeth come in, it becomes more critical for the teeth to be brushed after each meal or, at least, twice a day.

It is critical to elect the proper toothbrush, in order to make brushing time as pleasant as possible. A soft bristled brush is best with a small amount of toothpaste. Infant and toddler-sized toothbrushes with a small head of bristles are beneficial. Also, there are circle and triangular-shaped brushes that allow your toddler to walk around with their brush with less chance of injury in case of a fall.

If the toothpaste is causing an unpleasant struggle, brush without toothpaste. The goal is to remove food parts that will create bacteria followed by plaque and then cavities.

When two teeth touch, it’s time to floss. Flossing is important to make sure no food is lodged between the teeth. Proper flossing requires fine motor skills which most children don’t develop before age six or seven. Parents need to assist with flossing until they are sure their child can do it effectively.

Until the child is old enough to properly brush his or her teeth, they should receive adult supervision and guidance. Instilling the proper brushing and flossing procedures will reap lifelong benefits. While it may seem that supervising them is time consuming, remember that it’s creating a daily habit that will safeguard their health. Also, dental expenses related to poor oral hygiene will be avoided.

Your child’s first dental visit should be within six months of the first tooth appearing and no later than their first birthday. It may seem early, but just as your Las Vegas pediatrician sees your baby regularly to make sure their physical health is on track and counsel you about your critical role, you can trust in your dentist to look out for potential problems and counsel you about how to help your child keep a healthy smile.

Seek your dentist’s counsel regarding pacifiers and sippy cups, nighttime bottles, and x-ray safety. Dentist can advise parents with older children about sealants, tooth protection for athletics, and orthodontics.

If you live in the Las Vegas area and don’t yet have a trusted family dentist, call Providence Dental at 702-984-2540 to schedule your child’s dental appointment with Dr. Steven Do. By starting young, your child will become familiar with our Las Vegas dental practice and our friendly staff, ensuring that he or she never develops a fear of the dentist.

Be sure to check our website at https://www.providencedental.com/blog/ for more information about our services. We provide pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Dental Confidence Or Caution In Nevada?

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Whether you are one of the Las Vegas folks who goes willingly for your check-up, or are hesitant about getting dental work done, Providence Dental has opened its doors to smiling patients since 2016. We give straightforward answers about the cost of dental implants, the price for a crown, and the average cost of veneers for patients throughout NW Las Vegas, nearby Providence or even Centennial Hills.

The cost of cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be an unknown. A suitable consultation can bring you up to date about possible procedures and shed light on the pros and cons of family and pediatric dentistry, our specialty. 702-984-2540

Not only do we offer family and pediatric dentistry, we’ll see patients for dental implants because we want to make a difference in the lives of our Las Vegas neighbors. We’ll have you open wide for cosmetic dentistry because we know we’re superior at what we do.

We’ll get you in a comfortable seat before you enjoy oral surgery because comfort is the key to happy patients. And of course, we offer porcelain veneers as well. Your enjoyment of any of these is entirely up to us. We make it our business. Be sure to check our website at https://www.providencedental.com/blog/ for more information about our services. We provide pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166