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Create an Oral Health Care Plan in 3 Easy Steps

May 22, 2020

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bearded man in white shirt flossing

You know you are supposed to brush your teeth before calling it a night, but once again your bed is just too inviting. It’s been a long day, so you decide on a quick 30-second brush and a drop of mouthwash will do the trick. Are you guilty of finding yourself in this situation now and again?

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is crucial to the health of your gums, the strength of your teeth, and your overall confidence. Before you fall back into those bad habits, a Henderson dentist shares how to create an effective oral health care plan in 3 easy steps.

COVID-19 and Oral Care: Why Dental Practices Are Largely Closed

April 4, 2020

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Father and son brushing while away from dentist in Henderson.If you’ve tried picking up the phone to schedule a routine appointment with a dentist in Henderson, you’re likely told that you can’t get scheduled at this time. As a result of COVID-19, it makes sense that businesses known for managing large groups of people would not be able to stay open, but how do dental practices fit into this? To learn why dental practices cannot perform routine care and how to protect yourself until they reopen, keep reading!



I Can’t See My Back Tooth – Why Bother Replacing It?

March 14, 2020

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man smiling happy with new dental implantsIf you’ve lost one of your back teeth, you may be thinking, “It’s okay – no one can see it anyway.” But there is more for you to be concerned with than smile aesthetics. Living with any of your teeth missing for a prolonged period of time can lead to some serious problems, but why? You’ll find out as you continue reading, and you’ll also discover why dental implants are the perfect solution!


Ask a Dentist: Is There a Connection Between Gum Disease and Your Heart?

February 8, 2020

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An illustration showing the stages of gum diseaseHeart disease refers to a range of conditions such as high blood pressure, chest pain, stroke, heart attack and more. And while it’s the leading cause of death in both men and women, great strides have been made in understanding prevention and treatment in recent years. In fact, researchers have discovered a connection between gum disease and the heart that may surprise you. Keep reading below to learn how a dentist can keep your smile healthier and also lower your risk of heart disease at the same time.


Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams with Dental Implants

January 7, 2020

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a woman sitting and smiling in the dentist’s chairFor months now, you’ve been hiding your smile and avoiding too many social gatherings. While you made it through the holidays without having to smile for too many photos, it’s now the new year, and you want to do something about your missing teeth. Fortunately, there is a solution that offers benefits that cannot be found with any other restorative treatment – dental implants. Offering dramatic results that will have you doing a double-take the first time you see your smile, find out more about these revolutionary restorations and how they can benefit you in 2020.


2019 Dental Insurance — It’s Time to Use It or Lose It!

November 29, 2019

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dental patient giving thumbs upThe end of the year is quickly approaching. Before you know it, you will be putting up your new wall calendar and trying to remember to write “2020” when you have to date something. But in the remaining weeks of 2019, you may still have some things you need to do, and one of those things should be to use your dental insurance! Let’s talk about how and why you should use your 2019 coverage before it’s gone forever.


4 Ways Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence

September 17, 2019

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diagram of dental implant

You recently lost a front tooth due to an injury. You’re fine now, but you wish there weren’t a big old gap in your grin. It makes eating a bit of a pain, since you can no longer enjoy crunchy foods like you used to. Also, you now have a habit of covering your mouth with your hand whenever you laugh. If only there were a way to restore your confidence. Thankfully, you can with dental implants. These metal tooth root replacements are attached to your jaw and topped with a crown to look and feel exactly like your natural tooth. Read on to learn 4 ways they can give your self-confidence a boost.


Which of the Two Types of Dental Implants Is Right for You?

August 9, 2019

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dental implant

If you’re missing one or more teeth, chances are you’ve thought about getting dental implants – metal posts that are inserted below the gumline to perfectly mimic the root of a lost tooth. This allows them to restore your biting power and confidence a whole lot more than bridges or dentures alone ever could. You may have heard that there are two types of dental implants, but how can you decide which one is right for you? Ultimately, you’ll have to visit your implant dentist for a consultation, but we’ve created this guide to help you make that choice.


What a Dentist Has to Say About Choosing Energy Drinks Over Water

July 3, 2019

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a couple consuming sports drinksYou’re standing in the grocery store and trying to decide which type of beverage you want to take with you on your upcoming hike this weekend. The colorful energy drink options call to you, making promises of hydration, restoring electrolytes, and quenching thirst. Contemplating your decision, you look over to the countless bottles of water, both big and small, and think about what you know about this powerful liquid. Energy drinks can be enticing, and with all the great flavors available, who wouldn’t want to guzzle down a delicious cherry concoction while hiking during the summer months? Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls that come with these types of drinks. Let a dentist share the reasons you should skip these kinds of beverages and opt for good, old fashioned water.


A Dentist Offers 6 Tips for Top-Notch Oral Health

June 2, 2019

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person smilingYou take your oral health very seriously and, while you’re diligent about brushing and flossing, you wonder if there’s anything else you could do to protect your teeth and gums. Everyone is susceptible to developing common oral health problems like cavities, decay, and even gum disease. Plus, with recent research connecting harmful oral bacteria to serious illnesses and health conditions found throughout the body, it’s never been more important to develop the best possible oral hygiene routine. Read on for 6 of the best practices for your mouth. (more…)

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