If 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.
Summerlin Center Aesthetic Dentistry Blog
January 1, 2018
December 5, 2017
It’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.
November 27, 2017
Are 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.
October 1, 2017
A 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…)
September 7, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
You 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.
July 29, 2017
A 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.
June 11, 2017
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:
May 18, 2017
If you have recently been told that you need a dental crown, the first thing that comes to mind is the headache and hassle you are going to have to deal with throughout the procedure. However, now you can choose a simpler method with same-day crowns in Summerlin. Due to advancements in dentistry, you now have an alternative option when it comes to dental crowns. You can receive a high-quality crown in just one day. There is no need for multiple appointments or temporary crowns, allowing you to choose a hassle-free solution.
April 17, 2017
Multiple missing teeth greatly affect your life in many ways that most of us take for granted. For example, eating and chewing the foods you once enjoyed can become difficult and even embarrassing when you have to eat in front of other people. You may feel this way about talking and smiling as well. Missing teeth truly affect your confidence and even your health. Thankfully, Dr. Pamela J. West has solutions for you and we’ll discuss the difference between dental implants vs. dentures in Summerlin so you can make the choice that’s right for your needs.