Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

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Today’s post is for men and women who are disheartened because they haven’t been successful at making some changes that will benefit their oral health. The Providence Dental dentist in North Las Vegas wants to encourage you to keep trying and assure you that we’re eager to help.

Keep Trying To Floss

Many people are faithful about brushing, and believe that it makes up for lack of flossing. This is a misconception. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from the gumline. Failure to floss can lead to periodontal disease which can, in turn, lead to tooth loss.

We urge everyone to make it a habit to floss correctly every day!

Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Skipping dental checkups can have detrimental, and in some cases, irreversible oral health consequences. Severe dental caries or delayed diagnosis of oral cancer are two potential risks. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans.

Fortunately, there are many ways to manage this condition so you can undergo an exam and any needed services. Talk to dentist us if you or a family member suffers from dental anxiety.

Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco

Smoking is just as dangerous for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to stop the practice, it’s clear that you value your health and want to lower your risk for all the troubles caused or exacerbated by smoking, chewing, or vaping.

Many smokers do not overcome the habit the first time. But there’s hope! According to the CDC, there are now more former smokers than current users. Each of those former smokers was once right where you are. Keep trying!

Sometimes a little help can make all the difference. Providence Dental in North Las Vegas provides family and cosmetic dentistry. Call today to schedule your next appointment.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Raise Your Dental IQ

Raise Your Dental IQ

There are many simple things a health-conscious person can do to raise their Dental IQ and improve their oral hygiene. One lesson the team at Providence Dental likes to share involves bacteria. Everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.

But don’t worry, bacteria isn’t the problem in and of itself. It’s the balance of bacteria that’s important. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.

Another precaution you can take to guard against the wrong kind of bacteria is to keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible. Also, close the lid of the toilet before you flush.

Make sure to wash your hands before you brush and floss. No exceptions!

When it comes to your toothbrush, don’t get sentimental. The American Dental Association recommends replacing it every three to four months. If you can avoid the unhealthy balance of bacteria in your mouth, you can avoid gum disease, tooth decay, as well as bad breath.

If your teeth are sensitive, avoid rinsing them after you brush. The fluoride in the toothpaste can help remineralize your enamel. If you go to bed with some toothpaste left on your teeth, it has a chance to go to work.

If you can avoid cavities, it’s less likely that you will need more extensive dental work such as dental implants and crowns.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we offer family and cosmetic dentistry, including popular procedures like teeth whitening. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166