Straight Teeth For Young Smiles And Not-So-Young Smiles

Can't afford braces? There are few dental advancements that are more prized than modern braces. Teeth straightening hardware of our grandparents’ generation had many drawbacks. It typically involved a whole orthodontic toolkit—full metal bands, headgear, elastics, spacers, and wires poking every which way. If you played an instrument that required the use of your mouth, well, it wasn’t easy.

Some orthodontic patients found their old-school braces uncomfortable, bulky, and downright ugly. They also created many hidden nooks and crannies for bacteria to quietly drill into your enamel.

If you are too young to remember old school braces, you can’t truly appreciate the technologically-advanced ceramic braces, clear braces, and Invisalign aligners available today. Even traditional metal braces are now smaller, less conspicuous and more comfortable.

The advancements in orthodontic treatments and reduced treatment times is one reason many adults have chosen to have their teeth corrected if they were unable as an adolescent.

Does that mean you don’t need to have your child seen by an orthodontist if you suspect tooth alignment troubles? Absolutely not! If facial attractiveness and increased self-esteem are not critical reasons to straighten your child’s crooked teeth, consider the fact that crooked teeth and bite misalignment can impact speech development and make it hard for your child to eat a healthy diet. Crowded teeth also make proper brushing challenging, increasing the risk of cavities.

The American Association of Orthodontics counsels parents to have their youngster evaluated by an orthodontist when they are young. It is important to identify issues with teeth and jaw development early. Your orthodontist or pediatric dentist will know the proper age to begin treatment if required.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

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Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and appealing smile, start early. Really early.

We recommend a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing problems and setting the stage for lifelong pediatric dental health. dentist Do will keep the visit short, but perform a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.

We will counsel you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the impact of poor choices. It is especially important to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.

Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for cavities. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.

Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always optimal for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.

Other essential habits are to brush and floss your teeth in front of your child. (If you have never been regular flossing – it’s time to start!) Let them see that it is a priority and a comfortable habit in your life. Brush their teeth with a soft-bristled brush and a small amount of toothpaste. Let them try it, but always go over their teeth afterward, making sure each tooth is brushed. When finished, give them a cup of water to help rinse the toothpaste out.

Before coming to Providence Dental, meet with your child about the upcoming appointment and let them know that their teeth are going to be checked. Dr. Do will help your child feel proud of their effort and help them have a good visit, the first of many to come.

Remember also to call any time between scheduled visits with any questions or concerns that might arise. We are passionate about your child’s lifelong dental health.

Do serves many families in the Las Vegas area with proficiency and compassion. At Providence Dental, we love working with children and will help your child have a good experience learning to care for their teeth.

Each member of our convenient team is devoted to making our youngest patients feel safe and comfortable. Our patients enjoy a friendly atmosphere while benefitting from our state-of-the-art technology.

Adults’ and Children’s Dentistry

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile

Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Las Vegas! No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. Steven Do DDS at Providence Dental in Las Vegas has the solutions for your smile problems.

You don’t have to live with crooked or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are a reasonably-priced and non-invasive way to correct misshapen or damaged teeth that are otherwise structurally sound. If you have a tooth that is beyond repair, don’t despair—a dental implant may be the answer.

You don’t have to watch your teeth become duller and more discolored every year, either. Whether you are young, older or somewhere in the middle, in-office teeth whitening works wonders to perk up your smile.

I have been practicing dentistry since 2016. I have noticed that my patients who receive dental makeovers have only one regret; they wish they would have done it sooner! Patients with dazzling new smiles are surprised by how much confidence they gain. Because they love their smile, they smile more often.

Come in and see us at Providence Dental.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Children’s Cavities Are Not “Just A Part Of Growing Up”

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What are some of the preventative treatments often used to help impede the development of cavities in children?

Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a toothbrush, and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young Centennial Hills children.

Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. Las Vegas family dentists most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.

Las Vegas parents may not realize how quickly a cavity can form in a young child’s mouth. Many NW Las Vegas area kids that we see develop cavities even before they start kindergarten!

Local parents should always start regular dental visits early for their young children. The American Dental Association advises that an initial dental exam should take place soon after the first tooth erupts.

Dental sealants protect teeth with no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).

At Providence Dental, we take special care of our young Las Vegas dental patients. We want each child’s dental visits to be pleasant and painless so they will never develop a fear of the dentist. We advise parents on the specific dental issues associated with each stage of childhood. Ask us about fluoride, sports mouthguards, and orthodontic treatment.

I am Steven Do of Providence Dental. I don’t believe that childhood cavities are unavoidable. Call my office at 702-852-2244 to schedule a Las Vegas dental exam.

I provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for Las Vegas people of all ages. My office is located at 7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105 in Las Vegas. You can learn more about my practice at https://www.providencedental.com/

 

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702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Children’s Dental Restorations

There is more than one way to fix a child’s tooth. Whether it’s decay or a crack, we have a restoration option.

Today’s message looks at three pediatric tooth restoration procedures we provide to repair a damaged tooth:

1. Dental Bonding

Bonding is used to correct chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer, and is also sometimes used to fill cavities. Your dentist applies a pliable composite resin and molds it to the exact shape needed. The resin is then hardened with a special curing light.

2. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)

A filling fixes a cavity and is shaped and molded to fit to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are created in a dental lab, they are often called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are usually smaller than onlays.

3. A Dental Crown

Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with severe decay, or the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Crowns can be made of all metal, porcelain fused to metal, all-ceramic, or all resin.

It’s critical to restore both primary and permanent teeth. If your child has a cavity or damaged tooth, don’t delay treatment.

For more specifics about any of these options, call Providence Dental at 702-852-2244.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Save Money With Dental Implants At Providence Dental

Las Vegas Tooth ImplantsQ: For Las Vegas residents: When is the least expensive tooth replacement method really the most expensive?
A: When it ends up costing far more in the long run.

Many Las Vegas dentistry patients who lose a tooth do not understand the importance of replacing it with a dental implant. They wrongly believe that one missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some NW Las Vegas people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone that they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.”

Dr. Scharf notes…

“With the price of gasoline and food soaring people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.”

If you are missing a tooth, you may still be able to save the adjacent teeth if receive an implant soon. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability.

To schedule a dental implant consultation, call Providence Dental in Las Vegas at 702-852-2244. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry for families in the Las Vegas, Nevada area.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

 702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

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Saliva is a typically yucky substance which is, in reality, a finely balanced body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also helps with the digestion of your food.

So, without further ado, here are the main components of saliva.

1. Water. No surprise here! Your saliva is composed of water, for the most part.

2. Enzymes. Enzymes are vital biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.

3. Immunoproteins. These are powerful cells that fight invaders, such as bacteria. The immunoproteins in saliva suppress the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth. This is critical for avoiding gingivitis and keeping the appropriate pH balance in the mouth.

4. Minerals. Saliva minerals help with maintaining the protective enamel surface of the teeth.

Most people produce enough saliva, but some suffer from dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be harmful to your dental health, so be sure to talk to your dentist if you are experiencing this.

If you are in the Providence, NW Las Vegas, or Centennial Hills area and are in search of quality dental care, please call our office today at 702-852-2244. Our convenient staff would be happy to talk to you about our celebrated services, which include:

family and pediatric dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
oral surgery

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Pediatric Dental Excellence In Las Vegas

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We Love Children!

Our goal is to create a pleasant overall dental experience for our patients. We want to make sure they look forward to visits and never develop a fear of the dentist.

From Infancy Through Adolescence

We serve toddlers, young children, and teenagers. We focus on preventative dentistry and helping families establish healthy dental habits for life.

A Member of Your Child’s Healthcare Team

A pediatric dentist is an indispensable member of your family’s healthcare team. Regular dental visits starting no later than 12 months of age is just as critical as well-child check-ups with your pediatrician.

Proactive Preventative Dentistry

We are dedicated to early detection and treatment of dental diseases. Plus we stay abreast of the latest in pediatric dentistry.

Because most children and adolescents have at least a few fillings, it may seem that tooth decay is an unavoidable part of childhood. The truth is that during childhood (or any stage of life) tooth decay is 100% preventable.

There is much you can do to keep your child’s primary teeth and adult teeth healthy and cavity-free.

Setting a Good Example

When it comes to practicing careful dental health habits, we can all set a good example for our children and teenagers.

A Lifestyle For A Healthy Smile

Do they see us brush and floss carefully? Do they find water bottles in our car cup holders or empty soda cans? Do they see us limit sugary snacks? Do we schedule twice-yearly dental visits and cleanings for ourselves and our kids?

It’s Never Too Late To Improve

If you have teens with a lot of cavities, don’t give up. It’s never too late to improve oral health.

Adults’ and Children’s Dentistry

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702-852-2244

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Beautiful Teeth For Your Every Emotion

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Unfortunately, not everyone smiles all the time. And not everyone is smiled at all the time. But even frowns need to be clean if you want to maintain a high level of dental health. We’ll take good care of you at Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

At every checkup, we examine you for any signs of gum disease. In its mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis and is easily treated. In its more severe form, gum disease is called periodontal disease, and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. It can be still be brought under control, but it takes more aggressive treatment.

What Else?
Good dental health means you probably don’t have much of a problem with bad breath. Of course, most of us have yukky breath when we first wake up in the morning. But brush your teeth after breakfast and you should be good to go. In most cases of chronic bad breath – about eighty-five percent of them – poor dental hygiene is to blame.

When it comes to dental health, your toothbrush and dental floss are your best friends. Brush and floss at least twice a day. When you brush, you remove the plaque that builds up on your teeth and causes cavities. Flossing gets out the gunk that builds up between teeth.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas our comprehensive services include family dentistry and orthodontics. Schedule 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

 

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See Providence Dental For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Providence Dental For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Is it possible to stop, or at least slow down, the aging process? Goodness knows, we try! From face lifts to Botox to hair implants, to simply staying in shape – we’re contantly trying to maintain that youthful appearance. Another great option are porcelain veneers from Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. It’s an easy way to mask any flaws, such as chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth.

Veneers are also great for whitening your smile. Our teeth naturally grow dull over the years. A lifetime of coffee or tea, red wine, and a host of other food and drink take a toll. You’ll still need to brush, of course. But veneers are largely stain-resistant, so once they’re in place you’ll never have to worry about discoloration again.

There is more than just a cosmetic benefit to porcelain veneers. Tooth enamel can grow thin over the years, from overzealous brushing and highly acidic foods and drinks. Unfortunatley, enamel won’t grow back: once it’s gone, it’s gone. Veneers are great treatment for teeth that have compromised enamel.

Porcelain veneers from Providence Dental in Las Vegas leave you with a youthful new smile, one that your friends will find impossible to ignore. They’re just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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