Patient Education Is A Priority At Summer Dental

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At Summer Dental in Las Vegas,  providing guidance on oral health and all things having to do with dentistry is an essential part of what we do. We know that good dental health depends on good habits, so we want you to have all the information you need.

When patients are in need of a dental procedure such as a filling or a crown, we take the time to explain the treatment and why it needs to be done. We also explain how to care for your teeth post-procedure.

We know that patients want a smile that is beautiful as well as healthy. We work to make you aware of the cosmetic dental procedures that can improve smiles dramatically. Procedures such as veneers are simple but can have amazing results.

If you are in the Las Vegas area and are looking for a highly skilled dentist with superior communication skills, give us a call at Summer Dental. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Do You Love Your Smile?

Las Vegas Cosmetic DentistryThe people who are happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. Most perfect smiles you see were not always that way. They are the result of cosmetic dentistry performed by an experienced aesthetic dentist, like the team at Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

At Summer Dental we provide state-of-the-art procedures that deliver dazzling, flawless teeth for our patients. We treat people of all ages; you are never too young or too old to improve your smile!

Two common smile problems are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Discolored Teeth

Few Las Vegas people have pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, our teeth darken as we age. Fortunately, the most affordable Las Vegas cosmetic dentistry procedure is tooth bleaching. Picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile. It is possible with safe and affordable teeth whitening.

Damaged Teeth

Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. If you would like to fix your tooth flaws, schedule a consultation with us. We use porcelain veneers every day to remedy tooth trauma. Cosmetic bonding has been used with fabulous results for many years and bonding is usually a fraction of the price of a crown.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas we provide cosmetic dentistry, and have a team of in-house specialists to deliver the best possible care. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Floss Pick Facts For Las Vegas

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Health-conscious people want to keep their teeth as clean as possible, and have regular check ups at Summer Dental in Las Vegas. But people also look for convenience. That’s why many of them turn to floss picks instead of standard dental floss.

These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed and can double as a toothpick, and a length of floss strung in a U-shaped groove. They are reasonably priced and can be used more discretely than floss.

While this may seem like a dream come true for those hoping to make flossing a more regular part of their oral health routine, floss picks are still a step below actual floss when it comes to effectiveness.

The American Dental Association has only approved dental floss for cleaning in between teeth. One issue is that floss picks can’t curve and form the angles needed for superior cleaning.

So, what is a responsible dental patient to do? The first thing is to talk to us at Summer Dental. If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss daily.

If you are looking for a new dentist, we hope that you consider Summer Dental in Las Vegas. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and check up with us today!

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Why You Need A Local Dentist

Our practice, Summer Dental in Las Vegas, offers family dentistry, general dentistry and many cosmetic dental services. If you have a family and are looking for a family dentist, give us a call.

A Dentist Close to Home is Best

If you live in the Las Vegas area, it is wise to choose a local dentist for your family dentist. It will be easier and more convenient for every member of your family to come in for regular examinations and cleanings. Most busy parents don’t need the extra inconvenience of a long commute to a dental appointment. And what if you experience a dental emergency? A local dentist who knows your family is best equipped to handle an unexpected dental need.

In addition to basic preventative dental health services such as fluoride treatments, routine x-rays and oral hygiene, we offer family dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics.

Keep Kids’ Smiles Healthy

Parents with infants and toddlers often ask about thumb-sucking, the health of baby teeth, x-ray safety, and fluoride supplements. Parents with older children are often interested in sealants, tooth protection for sports, tooth straightening, and dental financing.

We look forward to answering all of your questions. Summer Dental in Las Vegas offers general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Our Top Priority At Summer Dental

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At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, our passion is helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. The standards of our dentists ensure the ultimate in patient satisfaction.

Because each man, woman, and child has singular dental needs, we develop personalized treatment plans that addresses each patient’s challenges and goals.

Some dentistry patients come in twice-yearly for an examination, cleaning, oral cancer screening, and fluoride treatment. We work with them to maintain their oral health and prevent common dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Many smile makeover patients take advantage of modern cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the smile they deserve.  Summer Dental offers a broad range of cosmetic dental procedures including dental bonding, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening and tooth-colored filling replacement.

We also offer sedation dentistry for those who become nervous during dental treatment. You can take comfort in the fact that we are dedicated to the highest standard of safety and sterility at our practice.

Summer Dental in Las Vegas provides general and cosmetic dentistry, with evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

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It may surprise you to know that some people have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better? At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, it’s a close call.

Most dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective at removing plaque. Choosing which kind you prefer is really up to you.

We want to give you some extra information about toothbrushes to help you settle upon which kind is right for you or your child.

You need to consider cost and convenience.
Some people argue that even though electric toothbrushes are more costly, you’ll save on dental bills. However, there are no definitive studies to back up this claim.

Manual toothbrushes are easy to find, whereas not all drugstores carry all types of electric toothbrushes. This can be challenging when buying replacement heads. People who travel may find that a smaller, manual toothbrush is easier to pack (and batteries are not required).

The pressure you put on your gums with either type of toothbrush is vital. Some people say that it’s difficult to know how much pressure they use with electric toothbrushes, while others say that because of the quick electrical movements, they tend to be more gentle on their gums than when they use manual brushes. You may want to try them both to establish your brushing style. Then you can discuss it with your dentist.

Special consideration should be taken for individuals with arthritis. Most dentists counsel their elderly and arthritic patients to use electric toothbrushes when their manual dexterity is diminished. As for children, once they are old enough, an electric toothbrush may be preferable, but safety should always be the first concern of parents.

Whichever type of toothbrush you choose, make sure you get soft bristles and replace it every three to four months.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase in the 1730s, as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more features of modern life. At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we apply it to dental health.

Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some vital guidelines are highlighted here.

1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush.

2. Don’t forget the floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your teeth and keep your gums healthy too.

3. Wear a protective mouthguard when engaging in an activity where your mouth could possibly be damaged.

4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!

5. Abstain from piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth that someone decided you should shove a metal bar through. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection and nerve damage. It’s a dicey fashion that you’ll want to avoid.

6. Refrain from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.

7. Schedule regular dental visits, of course!

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, helping our patients establish good habits is important. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and evening and weekend hours that fit any busy schedule.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Soft, Medium, Or Buzz Lightyear?

Affordable Dentistry in Las VegasAt Summer Dental in Las Vegas, our dentists are often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush can be as challenging as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices.

If you have visited the dental section of the grocery store lately, you know what we’re talking about. There are brushes with bristles of varying lengths, brushes that massage your gums, and brushes that change color when they are used up. (If we had to rate them purely on their fun factor, we would choose the Spiderman brush.)

Some toothbrush manufacturers claim their brushes freshen your breath or remove stains from your teeth. How do you choose the best one?

One important factor is the firmness of the bristles. Hard bristles may be more effective for cleaning burnt steak off a grill or hard water deposits off a shower floor. However, this does not hold true for your teeth. Medium and firm brushes can harm your gums. Soft and extra-soft bristles are plenty stiff enough to clean plaque, food particles, and surface stains from your teeth. Soft bristles also offer more flexibility for hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

After having dental work or oral surgery, especially anything involving soft tissue grafts, make sure that you use an extra-soft brush and be careful!

When deciding on a toothbrush for a child, make sure the brush feels comfortable in his or her hand. If the size and angle feel awkward, the child will be less likely to use it long enough to clean all areas of the mouth. Children do not necessarily need a child-sized toothbrush. Some kids can manage an adult size brush better than a short, narrow child-size brush. If you are unsure, ask your dentist.

What about the electric types and water-shooters? Some individuals like the feeling of pulsing bristles or a mini-squirt gun shooting away at the plaque. People with arthritis or other movement-inhibiting conditions can benefit from powered brushes which take some strain off hands and arm muscles.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Preventing Tooth Decay

Preventing Tooth Decay in NevadaIn Las Vegas and all over the country, tooth decay is one of the most pervasive dental issues. It isn’t limited to kids, either; it also affects adults. A home dental health routine and regular checkups at Summer Dental is your best bet in heading off cavities.

Blame it on Bacteria

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to erode the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Lifestyle Factors

Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed  throughout the day, dental caries can arise. Foods to forgo include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria thrive.

To help prohibit tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting us at Summer Dental for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants and Bridges

Las Vegas Dental Implants and Dental BridgesTooth replacement is a highly requested procedure at Summer Dental. When our patients ask about tooth restoration, we usually tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown

Dental implants are also popular and are often a superior choice. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then affixed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields fantastic results.

Preserving Facial Contour

Both of these tooth replacements maintain or restore facial contour and permit you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite troubles, as well.

Dental implants and bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many individuals have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.

To find out more, schedule a consultation at Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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