Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

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Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Summer Dental, your dentist in Summerlin, wants to furnish some straightforward tips for oral hygiene.

1.Do… remember you are just cleaning the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the proper angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has settled into tartar, no measure of scrubbing at home can responsibly remove it.

Don’t… vigorously scour your teeth and gums until your gums pull back and expose parts of your tooth you don’t want vulnerable.

2.Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Careful brushing and dedicated flossing can keep your gums healthy and strong.

Don’t… delay visiting your dental professional about sore or bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity or mouth sores.

3.Do… establish a routine for brushing and flossing that leaves adequate time to spend a full two minutes cautiously cleaning all the nooks and crannies of your mouth.

Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can delay an essential routine.

4.Do… schedule twice-yearly dental visits for cleaning and examination by a professional. Call Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces to set up your initial consultation today.

Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest mouth. Summer Dental can help you get back on track.

5.Do… enjoy your mouth and all the wonders it is capable of.

Don’t… put off coming in to find out about the possibility and cost of cosmetic dentistry, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, braces, and teeth whitening.

At Summer Dental, your dentist in Summerlin provides general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and much more. Schedule 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

 


Gum Contouring

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If you are a regular visitor to our blog here at Summer Dental, you have probably read many articles on cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Dental bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers can take care of teeth that are chipped, broken, or misshapen.

Our Summerlin, Henderson, and North Las Vegas patients with stained or dull teeth can have a sparkly white smile with teeth whitening. For ordinary cavities, there are tooth-colored fillings, inlays, and onlays.

Dental implants are gaining popularity in Las Vegas among dental patients who want to restore missing teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, there are a number of orthodontic options here at Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces in Las Vegas.

What if your cosmetic dental problem has to do with your gums? Are you one of the many Las Vegas residents whose gums are too long, too short, or uneven? There is a solution for gum problems as well. The answer is gum contouring surgery.

With gum contouring, sometimes called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, a Las Vegas dentist or periodontist can improve the shape or size of your gums.

Gum reshaping is not always a cosmetic procedure. If the gums have receded to a point where the tooth root is susceptible to decay, gum surgery can restore the natural, healthy gum line and protect tooth root and bone.

For more information about general and cosmetic dentistry from Summer Dental, give us a call. We also provide pediatric dentistry. Schedule 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

 


Debunking Dental Myths

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When it comes to teeth, there are a lot of myths that too many people think are true. The team of dentists and hygienists at Summer Hill Dental in Las Vegas would like to dispel a few of them.

All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth
We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.

You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will Fall Out Anyway
Healthy primary teeth serve several important purposes. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay which disrupts normal daily activity.

Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal
We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one:

Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet.

Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we have accurate answers to all of your dental questions. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and sedation dentistry. For your convenience, we have extended and weekend hours. 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

 


Saving Teeth With Root Canals

Root Canals in Las Vegas When a tooth is threatened by acute decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is usually the only way to save it.

During a root canal  (or endodontic treatment), the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is taken out. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material.

The root canal is only the primary step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final procedures are the core build-up and crown.

At Summer Dental we have strong, natural-looking crowns that blend with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular checkups and cleanings, a tooth with a filled root can often function trouble-free for the rest of a patient’s life.

Summer Dental in Las Vegas provides root canals, general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric 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

 


Keeping Kids Smiling At Summer Dental

Dentistry For ChildHealthy teeth are important at every age. At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we provide pediatric dentistry, and advise parents to start bringing their kids in to see us as soon as their teeth begin coming in.

Children’s teeth face many of the same issues that adult teeth do, so prompt attention to any problems can spare your kids unnecessary discomfort. We strongly recommend that parents get their children started on good dental health habits as soon as possible.

Tooth decay is increasingly common in children. It is caused, of course, by the same things that cause cavities in adult teeth: bacteria and plaque that damage tooth enamel. It is important to limit sweets, and to have your children brushing and flossing their teeth every day.

Thumb sucking is extremely common in children, and it usually is not a problem. Most kids stop it by the time they reach four or five years old. If kids keep at it beyond this age, however, it can affect the development of their permanent teeth. If this sounds like your child, let us know at the next appointment.

Kids can develop gum disease, too, just like adults. It is often the result of poor oral hygiene. In its earliest stages, called gingivitis, it is easy to turn this around. We do a thorough gum inspection at each checkup and cleaning.

Good dental hygiene at home can get your child started on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. So make sure they brush and floss regularly, and bring them in to see us twice a year. In addition to pediatric dentistry, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule 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

 


Teeth Cleaning And Heart Health in Las Vegas

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Visiting Summer Dental in Las Vegas for twice-yearly checkups and teeth cleaning can seem like a chore at times. But you may benefit in ways you never anticipated.

A recent study shows that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack than those who skipped appointments.

The study could simply indicate that the same people who schedule regular teeth cleanings are also more likely to practice healthy habits, like exercising and eating right. But there is additional evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.

Common oral problems like inflammation from gum disease are linked to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

“Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health,” said former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD. Dr. Sacco did not participate in the study.[1]

The study found that patients reap the most benefits by scheduling cleanings at least once per year. Summer Dental recommends coming in for checkups and cleanings every six months. We’ll catch potential problems early, saving patients time and money. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best.

In addition to checkups and cleanings, Summer Dental in Las Vegas also provides general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and many other services.

1 ‘Getting Your Teeth Cleaned May Help Your Heart,’ WebMD Health News, November 16, 2011, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20111116/getting-your-teeth-cleaned-may-help-your-heart, accessed on November 29, 2011

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

 


A Youthful Smile At Any Age

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Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for the faint of heart. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. Dental issues, for instance.

Many dental problems become common as we age. Most can be remedied, such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel.

With modern cosmetic dentistry at Summer Dental, mature men and women can have a fantastic smile. Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile – even if you have some missing teeth.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we pamper our patients. We offer comprehensive general and cosmetic dental services. We also love it when the youngsters come in for pediatric 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

 


Your Las Vegas Dentist and the ADA: Promoting Dental Health

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Hello, thank you for visiting the Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces blog. Dr. Touraj Habashi has been a Las Vegas dentist since 1996, and Dr. Ji Kin Loh has been practicing since 2014.

At Summer Dental, we provide our patients with a full range of services, from regular checkups and cleanings to general and cosmetic dentistry. We also welcome young patients, and provide all of your pediatric dentistry needs.

Today’s message is about the American Dental Association, with which Dr. Habashi is proudly associated. You have probably seen the ADA insignia on toothpaste and floss – but what else do you know about this dental institution?

The ADA’s mission is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and local associations. It was founded in 1859 and is run by its members, which currently total over 160,000.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance is not an endorsement of a product per se, but rather is a validation of the assertions made by said product. Companies that want the ADA seal for a product must submit proof of rigorous scientific testing. Once submitted, the ADA re-tests the product to further verify results. There are currently over 300 products with the ADA certification.

The ADA does more than assess dental products. Here are some other ways the ADA works to discharge its mission:

  • Provides resources to support dentists and their practices
  • Educates the public about oral health
  • Works to increase access to dental care
  • Offers counsel on important issues that influence the dental industry
  • Collaborates with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
  • Offers scholarships to dental students

For more information about the ADA, visit their website.

We are happy to be your Las Vegas dentist. Call Summer Dental to set up an appointment or consultation.

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

 


5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you satisfied with what you saw? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out these 5 great reasons to talk to us at Summer Dental in Las Vegas about cosmetic dentistry.

1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, are simple and easy to do, but they can have compelling results.

2. Next, you might be surprised at how competitively priced it is! Next time you are in the office of your dentist, ask for a price chart. You may be pleasantly surprised.

3. Don’t worry about pain, we’ll keep you comfortable. Many cosmetic dental patients expect the procedures to be painful, but we’re trained to help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort.

4. You’re never too old! Many men and women think that cosmetic dentistry procedures are only for the young, but teeth continue to change throughout your life and these procedures may be exactly what is needed.

5. We can treat your particular cosmetic dental issue. Some folks have been led to believe that they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but we have the tools and procedures to fix a wide array of dental troubles.

If you are looking for a dentist, Summer Dental would love to help you. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and clear braces from Invisalign, among many other services. 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