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What is a Family Dentist and How Can You Find a Good One?

October 11, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — Tags: — drwest @ 8:59 pm

smiling family togetherThink of all the things you have in common with the members of your family: Your eye and hair color, your address and possibly even the bathroom. Sharing a family dentist can be convenient and beneficial for everyone. Read on to learn what a family dentist is and how seeing one could make taking care of your family’s smiles easier.


Your Summerlin Dentist Lists 5 Challenges Related to Elderly Oral Care

September 4, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 6:04 pm

older woman smiling holding appleAs you get older, it’s a given that there will be changes with your body. One area where you’re bound to see them is in your oral health. Thus, it’s important to know how to care for your teeth properly. As you read on, your Summerlin dentist lists 5 challenges of elderly oral health and how to overcome them.


Why Do I Have Dry Mouth and How Can I Fix It?

August 1, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 9:00 pm

Dry mouth highlighted red.Do you know what xerostomia is? The average person may have never heard of this, but everyone has dealt with it in some form. It’s a fancy word for dry mouth. Everyone has put up with the inconvenience of having a dry mouth, but it turns into a problem when the dry feeling doesn’t subside. Your mouth will become dry when you don’t have enough saliva to keep it wet and moisturized. Keep reading to find out some of the causes of dry mouth and how it can be treated.


Why Should I Receive Porcelain Veneers in Summerlin?

July 1, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 8:57 pm

Woman smiling happily.Do you ever hesitate to smile because of chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration in your teeth? Many American adults (about 1/3 of the population) aren’t satisfied with the look of their grin. People avoid smiling all the time because of their teeth’s appearance. Flaws in your smile can affect confidence and self-esteem as well as how people perceive you. Porcelain veneers in Summerlin are a great option to transform your grin. Keep reading to learn what veneers are, and whether or not they’re a good cosmetic choice for you.


What Causes Dry Mouth – How Can It be Treated? Your Dentist Weighs in

June 12, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 6:46 pm

dry mouth highlighted red woman rubbingHave you ever had extreme dryness in your mouth that made it hard to speak or carry out other natural functions? If so, then your mouth was vulnerable to increased bacteria growth. That’s because the harmful invaders love a very dry environment and flourish in it, but why? Your dentist weighs in to provide the answers you need to enjoy improved oral health.


What’s This White Spot on My Tongue? Your Summerlin Dentist Weighs in

May 22, 2018

Filed under: general dentistry — drwest @ 9:31 pm

young child tongue white spotsIt’s a normal spring morning and as you arise to start your day, you notice white spots on your tongue. Unsure why they’re there, you need answers. Thankfully, your Summerlin dentist is weighing in to discuss some of the possible reasons for the spots and what preventive measures can be taken.


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.


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.


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.


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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