Have Your Dessert!

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At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we know it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats. (Who doesn’t love cake?) But did you know that eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others?

For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. This helps to rinse food particles from your mouth as well as neutralize the acids that cause plaque. This is great news for dessert lovers, because it means that sweets consumed after meals have less of a chance to harm your teeth because your mouth is already in a better condition for cleaning. Sweets eaten with a meal are preferable to sugary treats eaten alone.

Additionally, remember that the type of treat is as important as when you eat it. We are constantly reminding dental patients that sticky candies stay on your teeth for a long time, even when your saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create dangerous enamel-weakening acids.

Make no mistake: we still recommend that you limit sweets. But it’s good to know that it’s better to have them at certain times.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

702-852-2829

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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We all know that a healthy smile requires cavity-free teeth and healthy gums. But here’s a question from Summer Dental in Las Vegas: how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful.

This post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other troubles. However, it is ordinarily the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth because the blood supply and stimulus needed for maintaining healthy bone is taken away.

Let’s look at the most common causes of jaw bone recession:

Extracted Teeth
Bone is living tissue and needs stimulation to stay healthy and retain its size and density. Biting, chewing, talking and all the other normal mouth functions keep the portion of the bone surrounding the tooth root healthy. When a tooth is extracted, the bone that used to anchor the tooth root recedes as if it understands that it is no longer needed. A dental implant provides stimulation similar to the natural tooth and can prohibit bone recession.

Gum Infection
A gum infection can result when gum inflammation goes untreated and progresses to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth creating pockets which provide the perfect breeding ground for the dangerous infection.

Gum infections can proceed undetected, though there are usually warning signs. Swollen, painful gums, loose teeth, and gums that bleed when brushed are symptoms of periodontitis. The infection dissolves bone as the gums pull away from the tooth. Inadequate oral hygiene increases the risk of gum disease but other factors can compromise gum health. These include smoking (no surprise here), hormone levels, diseases that lower immune system effectiveness, medications that cause dry mouth, and genetic predisposition.

Abscessed Tooth
An abscess is a pus-filled pocket of infection that occurs in the nerve and roots of a tooth. As the infection attacks the tooth and bone tissue it creates a space that fills with pus. There are several treatments for a tooth abscess including antibiotics to kill the infection, a root canal, or extraction, if necessary.

If you would like to replace a missing tooth with an implant, but don’t have enough bone at the implant site, you might be a candidate for bone grafting. Bone grafting may sound like major oral surgery but it is really a routine procedure performed in a dental office.

If you have experienced bone recession due to gum disease, an abscess, an extracted tooth, or any other reason, let’s discuss your options. You may benefit from a dental implant from Summer Dental in Las Vegas. Other services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

702-852-2829

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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Beautiful Teeth For Your Every Emotion

porcelain veneers price Las VegasUnfortunately, not everyone in Las Vegas smiles all the time. And not everyone is smiled at all the time. But even frowns need to be clean if you want to maintain a high level of oral health. If you are looking for a dentist that will keep your teeth ready for a smile at a moment’s notice, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

If it’s not a mega-watt celebrity smile you’re looking for, then perhaps we could interest you in a more serious professional look or a sly half grin. If your frown’s getting you down, even when your teeth have been cleaned, let us help you achieve the look that will make you proud to smile. We can meet your needs and answer your questions:

How much do braces cost in North Las Vegas?
What is that pain when I chew?
Do I need a crown?
What can be done with a chipped tooth?
Am I a candidate for veneers?
How does a dental bridge work?
Will my insurance pay for porcelain crowns?

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we are enthusiastic about providing improvements to your smile, which will improve your confidence both personally and professionally. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

702-852-2829

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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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:

702-852-2829

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:

702-852-2829

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:

702-852-2829

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:

702-852-2829

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:

702-852-2829

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:

702-852-2829

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:

702-852-2829

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

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