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Cracked Tooth – Now What?! Ask an Emergency Dentist in Summerlin

April 13, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 4:56 pm

Illustration of a cracked toothThere you are, it’s a Saturday afternoon and you’re enjoying a delicious lunch with your spouse. All of a sudden, as you take a bite of your sandwich… crack! At first, you’re not sure what just happened. But you do know that there’s a small piece of something that wasn’t there before and you can suddenly notice a sharp edge with your tongue. Now what?

As alarming as it can be to have a cracked tooth, you’ll be glad to know that there are multiple treatment options that can restore your smile to its original function and appearance. But in the meantime, read more to find out what you should do when you crack a tooth and how it can be treated.

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Your Dentist in Summerlin Explains The Benefits of Gum Contouring

February 1, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 5:33 pm

A person smilingFamily traits are often a mixture of good and bad for all of us. Along with the color of your eyes and your quirky sense of humor, you may have also inherited a few things that you aren’t as happy about! If a “gummy” smile is one of those things, there’s a simple procedure called gum reshaping and contouring that can give you what your DNA didn’t: a smile you love. You may have assumed that nothing could be done about the size and shape of your gums, but thanks to modern dentistry the solution is easier than you might think! If you’d like to know more, keep reading as your dentist in Summerlin talks about who can benefit from this procedure and what you can expect.

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Learn How to Reduce Cavity Risks with Your Summerlin Dentist

January 1, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 5:23 pm

ugly cavity monster leaving toothIf we were to identify how major dental procedures like tooth extractions, implants and root canals began, in many cases, we could trace them back to a group of intrusive little monsters that started the whole domino effect – bacteria. These insidious characters are always present, but grow when there are leftover food particles on your teeth and gums. They latch on and feed on your leftovers and like gremlins, they grow and grow, leaving acidic trails that bore into your teeth, causing tiny holes, called cavities. That’s why your Summerlin dentist wants you to start with the simple task of defeating them by learning the best habits for optimum oral health.

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Improving Tooth Sensitivity with Your Summerlin Dentist

December 5, 2017

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 1:11 pm

woman frowning from drinking cold waterIt’s normal for you to head out on a Saturday morning to catch the Running Rebels of UNLV run up and down the court. But this particular day, you notice that when you take a sip of your favorite game time beverage, an ice cold, cola flavored soda, you notice a quick jolt of temporary discomfort that shoots through your front two teeth. Alarmed, you know it’s time to contact your Summerlin dentist for an examination. Read on to learn what causes sensitive teeth and how to improve this issue.

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How Can You Find the Right “Dentist Near Me”? Here’s What to Look For

November 27, 2017

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 5:15 pm

happy at dental appointmentAre you in the market for a new dentist? Maybe you just moved to town, or perhaps it’s been a while since you got a checkup and want to get serious about your oral health again. Whatever the reason for your search for a new dental care provider, we would like you to consider us as a candidate. But don’t come in just because we say so — take a look at these traits that the right “dentist near me,” should have, and then consider how we measure up.

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4 Simple Dental Tips for Seniors From Your Dentist

October 1, 2017

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 6:17 pm

laughing older coupleA phrase you’ll often hear seniors say is, “Things just ain’t what they used to be!” For the most part, they’re completely correct, and that’s true even for their smile. Everything about our body changes as we age, including our teeth. With this in mind, there are a few key things older adults can do to make sure their smile stays strong and healthy for the golden years to come, and today, your dentist in Summerlin is going to share the top 4. (more…)

Why You Should Choose a Dentist That offers Same Day Crowns

September 7, 2017

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 10:22 pm

smile dental checkup visit Can you imagine damaging one of your front teeth? It could be from developing decay or even trauma. Would you be embarrassed to laugh and smile as normal? Most patients would be.

Your dentist understands how unsightly a damaged smile can be and the negative effect it directly has on your confidence. That’s why many dentists offer same day crowns with advanced CEREC technology.

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4 Reasons It’s Time to Find a Family Dentist in Summerlin

August 31, 2017

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 3:35 pm

family on the couchYou and your family probably don’t look forward to going to the dentist — yet. But that’s just because you haven’t found the perfect dental home! That is, a place where you feel totally comfortable, at ease, and confident on your path to excellent oral health and wellness.

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Improve Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

July 29, 2017

Smiling woman with porcelain veneersA fast, simple way to improve even the most flawed smiles, porcelain veneers are popular cosmetic dentistry solutions. However, like any dental care option, they’re not right for every patient. Please contact our team to find out more or schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation. During a cosmetic consultation, the Summerlin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry team examines your smile and helps you determine whether or not porcelain veneers are the right choice to create your picture-perfect smile. We can also offer other cosmetic solutions for our Las Vegas dental patients to ensure your complete smile confidence.
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Your Summerlin Dentist Discusses the Importance of Treating Gum Disease

June 11, 2017

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 10:36 pm

Your Summerlin dentist discusses the importance of treating gum disease. As you brush your teeth before bed, you notice blood in the sink – again. After a quick glance through your mouth, nothing appears out of the ordinary, except that your gums are a bit red. Your teeth don’t hurt though, so it’s probably not a big deal – right? Wrong! You’ve just experienced some of the first signs of gum disease and this is the perfect time to call your Summerlin dentist and schedule a cleaning and checkup. It’s important to treat gum disease as soon as possible, and here’s why:

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