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4 Reasons to Celebrate Your Dental Assistant This Month

March 1, 2021

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 11:28 pm

When you go to the dentist, you probably don’t think about how much work your dental assistant puts into your experience. However, they do a lot more than you would ever expect just to ensure that your dental appointment goes as smoothly as possible. Because the first week of March is Dental Assistant Recognition Week, there is no better time to learn more about the different jobs of your dental assistant. Continue reading to find out about their responsibilities.

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Will Dental Insurance Cover Your Emergency Appointment?

February 26, 2021

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 1:58 pm
Notepad reading “Dental Insurance” surrounded by medical equipment

Dental insurance plans are different from medical insurance plans in that they mainly focus on prevention; that’s why your regular checkups and cleanings are often fully covered. But what if the worst has already happened? What if you need to have an infected tooth pulled or are suffering from oral pain that continues to grow worse and worse? Can you still count on your dental insurance to help reduce your out-of-pocket costs? Whether you’re visiting a practice for the first time or already have a dentist you can turn to for urgent care, it’s important to be aware of what is – and is not – covered by your dental plan in the event of an emergency.

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Anxiety and Sleep Apnea: A Restless Relationship

December 16, 2020

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 8:42 pm
Anxious woman on bed cuddled up with pillow

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you’ve probably spent many nights laying awake in bed unable to get to sleep. Obviously, this can have a pretty negative impact on your body and your mind on its own. But if you also have sleep apnea – a sleep disorder that causes millions of Americans to repeatedly stop breathing during the night – it can make the issue even worse. Most unfortunately, anxiety and sleep apnea often go hand in hand. Read on to learn more about this link and how it can lead to many a restless night.

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New Year, New Smile, New Confidence!

January 4, 2020

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 8:28 pm

woman with confident smileWhat do you want to accomplish in 2020? Maybe you want to shed some extra pounds, finally get that promotion at work, or meet that special someone. Regardless of what your goals are, confidence can be a key to achieving them. But how can you bolster your confidence? One way is by feeling great about your smile. A dentist in Las Vegas is here to talk about how powerful attractive teeth can be, and how you can achieve your ideal smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry services.

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Easy Holiday Tips for Healthy Teeth!

December 17, 2019

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 6:59 pm

People smiling at holiday partyNow that it’s officially your favorite time of year, you and your family are probably gearing up for all of the festivities. The holidays bring lots of cheer and joy, but they also bring sweets, treats, and other risks to the health of your smile. Thankfully, your dentist in Summerlin has some pro tips on how you can keep you and your loved ones’ smiles safe and healthy during this season of sugar. Keep reading to learn these key steps!

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5 Tips For A Cavity-Free Household This Halloween

October 30, 2019

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 8:46 pm

children trick-or-treatingIs your little one ready to hit the streets dressed as their favorite television character for Halloween? Their pillow case can hold about 1,500 pieces of candy when it’s stuffed to the brim. For your child, that’s fantastic news, but as a parent, all you can think about is how many cavities they’re going to get from munching on their mountain of treats over the holidays. To avoid an unexpected trip to the dentist, follow these five tips for an oral health-conscious Halloween. (more…)

Chipped Tooth? Learn About Your Options From An Emergency Dentist

September 10, 2019

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 9:58 am

Chipped front toothThere you are, enjoying a dinner out with friends at the end of a long week. But, just as you’re biting into something, you hear…crack. Yikes! After you get over the shock of hearing that horrible sound, you take a look at your teeth and discover that you’ve chipped one. While this situation would be alarming for anyone, rest assured that there are multiple ways an emergency dentist can repair the damage from a chipped tooth and beautifully restore your smile. Below, you’ll learn about the steps you should take after chipping a tooth and what your treatment options are.

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Make Sure the Dentist is on Your Back to School List!

August 25, 2019

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 8:14 pm

Girl smilingNotebooks, pencils, folders, and new shoes—these are just some of the things that are probably on your son or daughter’s back to school list. However, there’s probably an item that you’re forgetting about: a routine dental appointment. While not an obvious part of a back to school list, dental checkups and cleanings are integral to your child’s health and even education. Keep reading to learn why you should always make sure to take your child to see your dentist in Summerlin before school starts.

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What to Do When Your Dental Crowns in Las Vegas Come Loose

July 17, 2019

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 5:19 pm

Graphic of dental crowns in a jawDental crowns are one of the most common ways to protect a badly broken or decayed tooth. The variety of materials used to make crowns give them a high success rate, but there’s always the possibility of them coming loose. If your dental crowns in Las Vegas have come loose or fallen out, don’t panic! In this post, your dentist will explain how to handle this dental emergency.

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Asking “Where to Find a Dentist Me” in Las Vegas? Here Are Some Tips

December 28, 2018

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Woman with bright smileAre you asking yourself  “where can I find a dentist near me?” Checking your local area, reading online reviews, and making an in-person visit are helpful steps to take. A little bit of time spent researching your options can match you with the right dental professional.

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