Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

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Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become remiss about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In this post from Providence Dental in Las Vegas, our goal is for you to analyze where you stand and think about whether you could step it up a notch.

Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life. Here are some things to think about:

Brushing

Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth correctly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss properly before bed.

Dental Checkups

Good: See us if you get a toothache.
Better: See us once a year even if you don’t notice any dental troubles.
Best: Twice-yearly, have a thorough dental exam and professional dental cleanings.

A White Smile

Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use an OTC whitening product at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth

Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, durable, and natural-functioning dental implant.

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

Good: Eat a sensible diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a wholesome diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, limit sugar-filled foods, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.

For Young Smiles

Good: Never put your baby to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous guidance and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, ask us about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we remind all our patients that good choices lead to good dental health. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next checkup 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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Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

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Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. While you can switch up what you call them, Providence Dental in Las Vegas reminds you to never switch up a well-engrained oral health routine.

Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath.

Speaking of pearly whites, following basic dental health advice will help keep your teeth looking their best as well. If you’re interested in a smile makeover, we can tell you about procedures such as invisible braces, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today, and keep those pearly whites clean!

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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Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Las Vegas Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Visiting Providence Dental in Las Vegas for a dental checkup and cleaning every six months may  seem inconvenient sometimes, but you may benefit in ways you’d never imagine.

A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.

Not only that, but brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower your risk of heart disease. The study says that eople who brushed less than twice a day, and for less than two minutes, were three times as likely to have heart issues than those who brushed at least twice, and for at least two minutes.

A cardiologist who was not associated with the study said it’s possible that those who are attentive to their dental health may simply be more health conscious overall.

Still, researchers believe it strengthens the notion that there is a clear link between your dental health and your overall health.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas we encourage all our patients to brush their teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, and to floss, too. It’s the best way to keep cavities at bay. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup 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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Been A While Since You Had Your Teeth Cleaned?

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At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we provide  our patients with full service dentistry to ensure they have healthy teeth and great smiles.

We are devoted to providing each patient with personalized care in our state-of-the-art dental practice.

Maintaining your dental health is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us for regular checkups and cleanings.

Your dental health strategy should include:

  • Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
  • Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Use a fluoridated toothpaste and take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended.
  • Seeing the dentist twice a year. We have to include this one. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip to our office, but the dentist can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, our team works hard to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schecule a cleaning and checkup 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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Dental Questions? We Have Answers

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At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the questions we’re frequently asked is whether it’s really necessary to have a cleaning and checkup every six months. Our short answer is, yes! But a more thorough answer includes the time-honored truth that prevention is the best medicine.

Every appointment includes a thorough cleaning by a hygienist. Then the dentist examines your teeth and gums, looking for any new cavities and signs of gum disease. Every checkup also includes a screening for oral cancer.

Sometimes we need to see patients more frequently. Someone with gum disease, or who is undergoing orthodontic treatment, should have appointments more often than twice a year. We determine that on a case-by-case basis.

More Questions

Patients often wonder how long a filling will last. Some people think they’ll last a lifetime, but unfortunately that is not usually the case. Fillings can break down or become loose over time. If that happens, decay can get into the area around it and cause problmes. You can extend the life of any restoration with good oral hygiene at home. If you have any questions about what that means, don’t hesitate to ask.

What kind of toothbrush is best? This is among the most-asked questions for any dentist. Manual and electric toothbrushes, used properly, both do an excellent job. We recommend soft bristles, with mixed bristle heights and angles. They do a better job getting between the teeth.

To really get between the teeth, we also recommend daily flossing. String floss is best, but whether it’s waxed or unwaxed, flavored or not, or wide dental tape is up to you.

And More!

When it comes to toothpaste, we recommend one that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. That means it contains fluoride, which strengthens and protects your teeth.

These are just some of the common questions we get from our patients at Providence Dental in Las Vegas. Have we missed anything you’ve wondered about? Never hesitate to bring your questions to your checkup. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next 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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Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Providence Dental

Flossing is a bit of a chore. It takes a little extra time, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful. Nevertheless, the team at Providence Dental in Las Vegas is constantly reminding our patients to ‘brush and floss!’

Flossing is crucial, You’ll never hear one of us say ‘don’t worry about the flossing.’ It just isn’t going to happen, and for two vital reasons. Here they are:

1. Bad Breath

Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of our ‘appearance, and we are all aware of how that can impact our relationships.

When we meet new individuals, communicate with others in close quarters, or greet a partner, bad breath is on our mind. We worry about how bad breath affects first impressions.

It makes sense, then, that bad breath would be one of the things you might worry about.

Flossing is a great way to help you avert bad breath.

Flossing helps prevent plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.

To reduce your chances of being caught with bad breath, floss every day.

2. Cavities

When bacteria is allowed to concentrate on your teeth, decay can occur. Plaque buildup is a concentration of bacteria. When plaque is allowed to remain between your teeth it gives bacteria a chance to destroy enamel and damage your teeth. Cavities are damage to your teeth caused by bacteria.

Flossing gets between your teeth where your brush can’t get and removes~> plaque buildup. It also loosens pockets of bacteria that can be removed with a quick rinse.

Flossing will help you keep plaque and bacteria from developing between your teeth.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we recommend you floss your teeth every time you brush. At the very least, we encourage you to floss every day before you go to bed. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. 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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Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

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If you needed another reason to keep your gums in top condition, Providence Dental in Las Vegas has one for you: scientists have found a link between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The bacteria is called porphyomonas gingivalis and it often leads to chronic periodontitis. It has been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

The researchers concluded:

“Chronic periodontitis and infection with Porphyomonas gingivalis have been identified as significant risk factors for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Gum disease is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, it is preventable.

Risk factors for gum disease include tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, genetics, teeth grinding, inflammatory conditions, and poor nutrition.

This study should dispel the misconception that oral health is somehow separate from physical health.

It is critical to see a dentist regularly to keep your gums healthy (as well as your teeth). At Providence Dental in Las Vegas we treat gum disease, and promote dental health in all our patients with comprehensive family dentistry. Schedule your next 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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Do You Love Your Smile?

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Las Vegas Cosmetic DentistryThe people who are happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, you are not alone. Most perfect smiles you come across were not always that way. They are the result of cosmetic dentistry like what we offer at Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring is taken into account. The patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle all influence the plan.

In other words, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

Smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry can have dramatic results in your overall appearance. Even one procedure, such as teeth whitening, can make a big difference in how you see yourself.

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from Providence Dental in Las Vegas can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. We have weekend hours that help you find the time for a visit! Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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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Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Your Nevada Dentist And Cleaning Your TeethKeeping your teeth clean is an important part of maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of visiting us at Provience Dental in Las Vegas twice a year is the thorough teeth cleaning you’ll get, along with a review of your brushing practices.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Our dental hygienist can clean and polish your teeth at your semiannual dental check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing the condition of your teeth and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits.

Having a professional dental cleaning is the only way to expel plaque (a sticky substance in which bacteria thrives) and tartar (a calcium deposit that forms on teeth and contributes to decay).

Don’t Forget Basic Dental Hygiene

Brushing and flossing at least twice each day can keep plaque and tartar from collecting on your teeth and result in cleaner, healthier teeth.

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist at least once every 6 months for a dental checkup and dental cleaning.

To keep that beautiful smile in first-rate condition, come in for a dental check-up and teeth cleaning at Providence Dental in Las Vegas. Our services include family dentistry and orthodontic treatment. 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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Less Is More In Dentistry

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There are meaningful new developments in dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of the team at Providence Dental in Las Vegas and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist.

Less Pain
Improved painkillers, lasers, and industry-leading techniques take the pain out of dental procedures.

Less Inconvenience
Laser dentistry, which employs powerful beams of light, has significantly shortened the time required to complete dental treatment.

Less Time Needed To Heal
Laser dentistry minimizes recovery times for procedures such as dental implants, root canals, smile redesigns, and other types of oral surgery.

Less Risk
The overall success rate of many dental procedures, including dental implants, has increased.

Less Loss of Healthy Tooth Structure
Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas we strive for excellence in dentistry, and are committed to the dental health of each of our patients. Our services include family and pediatric dentistry. 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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