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Gum Disease: Symptoms, Treatment Options, and Preventative Measures

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Marianne Cohan  August 29, 2022
Our dentist in Summerlin sees many patients who suffer from gum disease each year. This condition, which can also be referred to as periodontitis or periodontal disease, progresses through a number of distinct stages. Gingivitis, the early stage of the disease, is typically painless but can progress to more serious stages of gum and tooth […]
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How Much Does a Dental Deep Cleaning Cost in Summerlin, Nevada?

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Marianne Cohan  August 28, 2022
A scaling and root planing, sometimes referred to as an SRP, SCRP, or deep cleaning, is a specific kind of dental cleaning designed for people with active periodontal disease.  Unfortunately, unlike the preventative dental cleanings that you typically schedule every six months, your dental insurance will not pay for all of the costs associated with […]
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9 Tips for Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene at your Summerlin Dental Office

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Marianne Cohan  June 14, 2022
9 Tips for Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene at your Summerlin Dental Office PEOPLE ASK: How much is a dental cleaning? How long does a dental cleaning take? How much does a dental cleaning cost without insurance? How much is a dental cleaning without insurance? What is the difference between a deep cleaning and a regular cleaning? […]
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IS A CLEANING EXPENSIVE AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE?

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Marianne Cohan  June 12, 2022
WHAT DOES A CLEANING COST AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE? PEOPLE ASK: How much is a dental cleaning? How much is a dental cleaning without insurance? How long does a dental cleaning take? How much does a dental cleaning cost? How long is a dental cleaning? When this comes to reality, the picture of a […]
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THE DISADVANTAGES OF A DEEP CLEANING AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE

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Marianne Cohan  February 5, 2022
THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF A DEEP CLEANING TEETH AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE Dental hygiene can help avoid foul breath and gum disease. Therefore, it is critical to brush and floss regularly and to visit a dentist twice a year for basic tooth cleanings. However, at Summerlin Dental Solutions your dentist may occasionally recommend […]
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Gum Disease: Symptoms, Treatment Options, and Preventative Measures

August 29, 2022
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Our dentist in Summerlin sees many patients who suffer from gum disease each year. This condition, which can also be referred to as periodontitis or periodontal disease, progresses through a number of distinct stages. Gingivitis, the early stage of the disease, is typically painless but can progress to more serious stages of gum and tooth infection. When gum disease progresses, it causes damage to your mouth that cannot be reversed.

Periodontitis is an infection that can spread to other parts of the body, including the heart, and compromise its function.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease (Periodontal Disease)

The following is a list of symptoms of gum disease, starting with the least severe and working their way up to the most severe:

  • You have bad breath
  • You have a lot of tartar buildup on your teeth
  • Your gums are starting to recede
  • You have bone loss
  • Teeth have shifted over time, causing large gaps, and/or your teeth protrude out of your mouth at an angle.
  • Gums are red, swollen, and feel sore.
  • Gums bleed when you brush or floss.
  • Gums bleed when you brush or floss.
  • Gums bleed when you brush
  • If you touch your gums, pus will come out.
  • You have loose teeth.
  • All of your teeth are sore and painful.
  • Pus comes out when you touch your gums.
  • Your teeth are falling out on their own.
Alternative Treatments for Gum Disease

The treatment for gum disease in your mouth will be decided based on how severe your condition currently is. Our dentist in Summerlin will perform a comprehensive exam to determine whether or not you require any of the following treatments:

Debridement: When someone has gingivitis but a significant buildup of tartar, a debridement is performed. This procedure is significantly more in-depth than a standard teeth cleaning, yet it is essential for doing an accurate assessment of your teeth.

Scaling and root planing, also known as "deep cleanings," are as follows: When the buildup surrounding your teeth begins to pack underneath the gum tissue, the only option to cure gum disease is through a surgery called scaling and root planing. This is the only way to remove the plaque and calculus that has accumulated around your teeth.

During this treatment, our hygienist will use special devices to break up the hard calculus accumulation and drain it away. Afterwards, you will feel significantly better. It is possible that you will require more than one appointment for this operation; the number of appointments required will be directly proportional to the severity of your gum disease.

Surgery of the Gums: If scaling and root planing isn't effective enough at removing all of the buildup below your gums, then you may need to consult a gum specialist, also known as a periodontist, in order to figure out how to treat gum disease in your mouth. Scaling and root planing is a treatment that involves scraping away plaque and tartar from the root surfaces of teeth.

In most cases, you will be required to go through surgery, during which the surgeon will retract your gum tissue and flap it over in order to reveal the buildup and then remove it. After the procedure is finished, your gums will be stitched back into place.

If you've undergone such significant bone loss that your teeth are becoming loose and even falling out, then none of the procedures described above will be effective for you. Because bone does not regenerate, you will need to have your existing teeth extracted and decide on a tooth replacement alternative before any other teeth become involved in the situation. This must be done before any other teeth become implicated.

How to Keep Periodontal Disease at Bay

Gum disease is avoidable; all that is required is a dedication to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The following is some advice that can help you maintain healthy gums over your lifetime.

At Least Twice Per Day, Brush Your Teeth

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Even while brushing your teeth after each meal is ideal, you should at least do it twice a day at the very least. Make an angle of 45 degrees using a toothbrush that has soft bristles, and then tilt the toothbrush so that the bristles may reach under the gum tissue. If you notice any bleeding from your gums, this indicates that you have an infection in those areas. If you detect any blood coming from your gums, don't be afraid to brush your teeth because this will encourage the healing process of your gums.

Daily Flossing

Even though a toothbrush can be highly efficient at cleaning your teeth if it is used in the right way, there is simply no way for it to remove all of the plaque from in between your teeth. Because of this, you should floss at least once every day. The conventional flossing string can be purchased for a low price and works quite effectively. You can use floss picks, or even a water flosser, if that is more to your liking.

Get Regular Dental Cleanings

If you go to the dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning, our hygienists will be able to remove plaque and tartar accumulation from places of your teeth that are difficult to access.

Quit Smoking

If you are a smoker, the time has come to put an end to your habit once and for all. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that smoking reduces the effectiveness of your immune system, making it twice as likely that you may acquire gum disease. In addition, once a person has periodontal disease, it is far more difficult for their gums to recover after an injury. Your chances of developing periodontal disease are increased both by the quantity of cigarettes you smoke and the length of time you've been doing so.

Obtaining the Assistance of Professionals

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is imperative that you seek treatment for gum disease as soon as possible. The gum disease known as periodontitis does not heal on its own, nor can it be treated at home. If you put off going to the dentist, the problem will only become worse.

If it has been a while since you've had your teeth cleaned, there is a good chance that you may be suffering from some form of gum disease. Visit the office of Dr. Cohan, our Summerlin dentist, to get immediate treatment for whatever ails you. We will assess your condition and devise a treatment strategy for the gum disease that is currently present in your mouth. We will get you back on the path to recovery and having a grin on your face once more. Call today!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR BEST DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT!

How Much Does a Dental Deep Cleaning Cost in Summerlin, Nevada?

August 28, 2022
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A scaling and root planing, sometimes referred to as an SRP, SCRP, or deep cleaning, is a specific kind of dental cleaning designed for people with active periodontal disease.  Unfortunately, unlike the preventative dental cleanings that you typically schedule every six months, your dental insurance will not pay for all of the costs associated with a deep cleaning. Some individuals may decide against scheduling an SRP cleaning altogether due to the associated cost of doing so.

Don't let the price of a deep cleaning dissuade you from getting it done, though, because the longer you wait to treat your gum infection, the more harm you'll inflict to your mouth. How much does it cost to complete a thorough cleaning? It is dependent upon the number of teeth damaged as well as the nature of your dental insurance coverage. You can also save a significant amount of money by being prepared, and you can save up to sixty percent on thorough cleanings by enrolling in a dental savings plan.

Should I Get a Thorough Cleaning?

The most straightforward way to explain why you might require a deep cleaning is to first examine the things that are skipped over during a standard cleaning. The objective of a routine preventative cleaning is to serve as maintenance so that your mouth can remain in good health. It does not go very deeply beneath the gums into the deep "pockets" that are home to active illness and significant tartar buildup.

If you were to gloss over those regions, it would be the equivalent of your dentist and hygienist engaging in "controlled neglect." If you do have signs of disease in your mouth, your dentist and hygienist will advise you that you require a scaling and root planing procedure (SRP) or a "deep cleaning" in order to return your smile to a state in which it is free of disease.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should have a deep cleaning as soon as possible:

  • Periodontal (gum) pockets that are at least 5 millimeters deep
  • A significant amount of tartar has accumulated across the roots of your teeth
  • Swollen, bleeding gums
  • Flexibility of the teeth
  • Halitosis
  • Bone loss

SRP Fees are Affected by a Number of Cost Factors

The price of a dental deep cleaning, on the other hand, might vary widely depending on a number of various aspects of the patient's situation. It is possible that the price of an SRP will go up or down depending on which of these factors are applicable to your specific circumstances. The following are some of the most often seen variables:

1) How many of your mouth's four quadrants are currently getting cleaned?

During a deep cleaning, your mouth will often be sectioned off into fourths, with each quadrant receiving its own cleaning in turn. The majority of patients who have periodontal disease require cleaning in all four quadrants of their mouth.

2) The total number of teeth present in each of the four quadrants

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A person who is missing their wisdom teeth will have seven teeth in each quadrant of their mouth. On the other hand, perhaps you have already lost teeth or merely have a few teeth that are affected by active periodontal disease. The price of a thorough cleaning might be changed based on the number of teeth that are involved in each quadrant. In most cases, the answer will either be "four or more" or "fewer than four."

3) What is the grand total of the number of visits?

The entire out-of-pocket costs that are incurred will be affected by the total number of appointments that are scheduled. Particularly in the event that sedation or further anesthetics are required.

4) If you want to be sedated throughout the visit, you can ask for laughing gas.

When getting their teeth cleaned, some people want to take a mild sedative for comfort. In most cases, the individual patient's wishes are taken into consideration on whether or not this step is performed at all. However, there is an additional expense associated with sedation, particularly if more profound categories of drugs are utilized to achieve the desired effect. Nitrous oxide is typically the most cost-effective alternative, and the additional cost at each consultation may range anywhere from $20 to $40.

5) Determine whether or not a debridement is required before the procedure.

To demonstrate that you are in need of a scaling and root planing procedure (SRP), your insurance company will require a periodontal chart that is exhaustively detailed, as well as a full mouth series of X-rays. Only then will a deep cleaning be performed. A "debridement" may be necessary, however, if there is so much plaque on your teeth that your dentist is unable to view your gums in order to take measurements of them. This is not a cleaning in the traditional sense; rather, it is only a rapid removal of thick tartar deposits so that an appropriate assessment may be performed to determine the most effective method of treatment for you.

6) Your post-periodontal maintenance

In a purely scientific sense, periodontal disease does not cure itself, and you will continue to experience some gum and bone loss throughout your life. Periodontal maintenance visits, as opposed to preventative cleanings, are likely to be the type of cleanings that your dentist will perform at your regular checkups (prophylaxis.) This tiny change must be categorized differently on your dental insurance claims, which will also effect your long-term out-of-pocket payments.

How Much Does SRP Cost If You Don't Have Insurance?

Without insurance, how much does it cost to get a deep cleaning done?

  • Per Quadrant: $300
  • Between $800 and $1,800 for a whole mouth.

If you still have all of your teeth, it will cost you approximately $300 each quadrant, but the exact amount will vary depending on where in the country you live. This pricing can change by approximately $100 to $150 each quadrant at any given time. If you don't have dental insurance, you should plan on spending an average of between $800 and $1,800 for your full mouth restoration (if you have all of your teeth.)

The price of quadrants with less than four teeth in each position is reduced. If this is the case, you should expect to pay approximately $100 less on average for each quadrant. Therefore, around two hundred dollars for each quadrant or between 600 and 1200 dollars for the entire mouth if there are less than four teeth in each quadrant.

What is the going rate for a thorough cleaning that includes insurance?

How much does a more in-depth cleaning cost if you have dental insurance and want to get it done?

  • Per Quadrant: $150 to $200
  • Either $400 or $900 for a whole mouth.

When compared to the expense of regular preventative cleanings, which are typically covered in full by dental insurance, the cost of a deep cleaning is typically reimbursed only partially. Since insurance is typically focused on prevention, it pays more for services that are preventative in nature. If you have gum disease, you are no longer avoiding dental infections; rather, you are treating them after they have already occurred.

There is not a single dental insurance plan that is the same. Before purchasing coverage under a plan, the particulars are typically hammered out either by your company or by you personally. Deep cleanings are often covered by the typical dental insurance policy at a rate of approximately fifty percent. That's a significant drop from the typical one hundred percent that most people expect for regular dental cleanings.

If you are not used to paying $400 or $900 to have all of your teeth cleaned, then this scenario may cause you to experience sticker shock. This is especially true if you haven't had all of your teeth cleaned in a while. It is important to keep in mind that this is not a preventative or maintenance cleaning; rather, it is a therapy that consists of soft tissue therapies.

It is quite risky to put off going to the dentist for your routine exams because doing so might result in serious consequences, including gum disease. However, if you pay for an SRP with insurance, you will continue to save money throughout the course of your smile's lifetime while also protecting your teeth. Do not put it off any longer.

With a dental savings plan, you can save up to sixty percent on dental deep cleanings.

What are the Dangers Associated with Refusing to Obtain an SRP?

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The cost of SRP cleaning is, without a doubt, the factor that contributes most frequently to individuals' decisions not to carry out their planned thorough cleaning. They might ask their insurance provider to fund "just a basic cleaning" or they could try to find an office that accepts their plan by calling around to different places.

When you have active gum disease, if you don't get a deep cleaning, the bacteria that live under your gums will continue to spread and cause further problems. Your teeth will become loose and finally fall out as the tissues and bone surrounding the roots of your teeth detach and degrade over time. This will cause your teeth to become mobile. It is not a matter of "if" but rather "when" it will happen. If you put off getting a thorough cleaning, there is a bigger chance that you will never be able to get the gum infection under control. This risk increases proportionately with the amount of time that passes.

Your tongue is not the only thing that could get hurt. Numerous scientific studies have shown that the more severe a person's gum disease is, the more difficult it is to cure or control a variety of medical disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, which can lead to strokes and heart attacks;
  • Diabetes
  • Infertility rates that are high among men and women
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Preeclampsia and labor that begins too early
  • Pneumonia

The good news is that after the infection in your mouth has been eradicated, your immune system will be strengthened, and your body will be better able to recover from the underlying medical ailments it was suffering from.

How can I obtain an SRP at the lowest possible cost?

Whether or not you have insurance, the following are two wonderful choices to think about if you are unable to pay the expense of a deep cleaning:

Dental Savings Plans

Dental discount plans are an excellent option for families as well as individuals who are looking to save anywhere from ten percent to sixty percent off the typical cost of dental care. Give us a call at (702)341-9160 and ask about our Dental Savers plan today!

Payment Plans

With an in-house or third-party dental payment plan, you won't have any trouble paying for your comprehensive cleaning. Summerlin Dental Solutions has formed a partnership with CareCredit, which enables patients to obtain financing with zero or low interest for a period of six months to twelve months or more. In most cases, you will be able to pay off your deep cleaning by making manageable monthly payments and will be able to do so well before any interest costs become applicable.

What You Can Anticipate From SRP's

Aside from "bracing" yourself for the larger cost of the deep cleaning, an SRP is comparable to a particularly thorough dental cleaning. The most significant distinction is that the dental hygienist will typically just focus on one quadrant or one half of your mouth at a time, rather than the entirety of your mouth all at once.

This procedure allows for more time, which allows for more thorough cleaning to be done with specialized tools on regions that are difficult to access. It also makes it feasible to numb that area of your mouth with local anesthetic, so that you don't really have to feel anything other than some pressure. This eliminates the need for you to worry about experiencing any pain.

It's not something everyone desires, but having numbness in their tongue is always a possibility. When it comes to desensitizing their teeth and gums, some people choose using a numbing gel or rinse that works more temporarily. Because local anesthetics are administered, your dental hygienist will be able to clean one side of your mouth while the other side of your mouth remains numb.

Your in-depth cleaning will almost definitely be split up into at least two appointments, with one visit focusing on the cleaning of one side of your mouth and the other visit focusing on the cleaning of the other half.

Do the SRP Cleanings Cause Any Pain?

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The majority of persons who suffer from gum disease have teeth and gum tissues that are sensitive. Because of this, in most cases, a local anesthetic will be used during the deep cleaning procedure. However, the sensitivity of your teeth shouldn't be to the point that you need to be "knocked out" for the appointment. Laughing gas, often known as nitrous oxide, is requested by some individuals so that they can feel more at ease.

After a deep cleaning, it is not uncommon to have some discomfort and sensitivity in the area that was cleaned. The calcified detritus that had been coating the root surfaces has been removed, which is the primary reason for this change. You will probably want to use a variety of sensitive items such as toothpaste or fluoride rinse to assist minimize your discomfort as the tissues begin to recover and tighten around your roots. These products can be used when the tissues begin to heal and tighten around your roots. It is also not uncommon for the places where the local anesthetic was injected to feel a bit sore after the procedure has been completed.

Don't Let Deep Cleaning Cost Deter You in Summerlin, Nevada

Your grin will live on in perpetuity. If the only thing standing between you and a healthy mouth is the cost of SRP cleaning, then you should definitely look into other financing methods or speak with Summerlin Dental Solutions staff in Summerlin, Nevada about your alternatives. Your whole body, not just your mouth, is vulnerable because maintaining a healthy oral environment is necessary to keep your immune system functioning properly. The relatively small sum spent on a thorough cleaning will more than pay for itself in the years and decades to come.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT!

GET TO KNOW YOUR BEST DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT!

9 Tips for Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene at your Summerlin Dental Office

June 14, 2022

9 Tips for Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene at your Summerlin Dental Office

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PEOPLE ASK:

How much is a dental cleaning?

How long does a dental cleaning take?

How much does a dental cleaning cost without insurance?

How much is a dental cleaning without insurance?

What is the difference between a deep cleaning and a regular cleaning?

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The following are nine helpful hints for maintaining good oral hygiene.

A healthy smile may be achieved by following these nine essential dental hygiene suggestions. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is an essential component of a healthy way of life. Follow these instructions to give yourself the glowing, radiant smile you've always dreamed of having.

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is an essential component of a healthy way of life. It is not necessary for your regular oral hygiene to take up a lot of time or be difficult to do. If you want a healthy and bright smile, all you must do is follow these nine easy suggestions for dental care, and you will be well on your way says your Summerlin Dental Office

  1. Switch from sugary drinks to water as your beverage of choice.

Consuming sugar is not only horrible for your general health but may also be damaging to your dental hygiene. Sugar can cause cavities and tooth decay. After digesting anything sweet, the bacteria that are left behind will transform into an acid. Your tooth enamel will become eroded as a result of this acid, which will lead to major difficulties in the future.

Pay attention to the amount of sugar that you consume on a daily basis. It's possible that will take you by surprise. Then you should try replacing your go-to sugary drink with water instead. Both your teeth and your body will appreciate your efforts.

  1. Steer clear of starchy meals and load up on fresh, crisp fruits and vegetables.

According to the findings of the American Dental Association, starchy meals are significantly more detrimental to dental health than sugar.

Why?

Because starch may be broken down into sugar, and the sugar can then remain.

When you eat foods that are high in starch, the starchy particles frequently remain in your mouth. The end effect is that food is allowed to remain lodged in and around your teeth for a prolonged length of time, which causes enamel to wear away. Instead, you should try including more fresh food that is still crisp in your diet.

  1. If you want to have healthy teeth and gums, you shouldn't neglect cleaning your teeth before bed.

Brushing your teeth twice daily, as recommended by  your Summerlin Dental Office dentist, is probably not news to you. In spite of the fact that this is common knowledge, a survey conducted by Delta Dental discovered that only 55% of Americans clean their teeth twice every day. Either 14% of people wash their teeth more than once every day, while the remainder only do it once or not at all.

If you don't brush your teeth before going to bed, the sugar, starch, and germs from the day will be allowed to stay on your teeth and continue to erode your enamel while you sleep. That can have a disastrous effect, over the long run, on your efforts to maintain good dental hygiene.

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  1. For optimal dental hygiene, you should brush both your teeth and your tongue.

A significant number of germs may be found in your tongue. This bacterium has the potential to spread throughout your mouth and body if it is allowed to go unchecked. This bacteria is a significant factor in the development of foul breath.

The easiest approach to make sure you clean your tongue twice a day as the American Dental Association recommends is to incorporate tongue washing into your daily oral hygiene practice. You may scrape your tongue with a tongue scraper or use your toothbrush for a few seconds to do this. If your tongue is clean, you could notice that food has a nicer flavor afterward. This is an added perk.

  1. Include mouthwash in your practice of good oral hygiene.dental-smiles-lady-300x200

Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash on a regular basis is a great way to maintain good dental hygiene. One of its many advantages says your Summerlin Dental Office is the elimination of germs from areas of your mouth that are difficult to access. Some mouthwashes actually have the ability to harden enamel.

The final step in any oral hygiene practice should be using mouthwash since it is simple, quick, and effective.

  1. If you want to have healthy teeth and gums, you should quit smoking.

The practice of smoking is harmful to one's general health, but it is particularly detrimental to one's dental hygiene. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that those who smoke have double the risk of gum disease. Worse yet, therapies for gum disease are frequently less successful on smokers, leaving smokers with long-term serious health consequences.

If you are a smoker, you should think about scheduling an appointment with a your Summerlin Dental Office dentist as soon as possible in your area for a checkup. It is extremely important to do early detection of conditions such as gum disease. One of the most important pieces of advice pertaining to oral care is to put the pack down.

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  1. If you want to have excellent oral hygiene, make sure your toothbrush is clean and don't share it with anybody else.

Cleaning your toothbrush is an easy task that has significant significance. After each usage, all that is required of you is to give your toothbrush a good, thorough rinsing to remove any remnants of toothpaste or food. This straightforward washing eliminates any possibility of germs developing in the particles that would have been left behind otherwise.

It is imperative that you do not lend or lend out your toothbrush to anybody else in order to practice good hygiene. When you do this, you expose other people to all the bacteria that are present in your mouth, and maybe even your blood. Because of this, it is not advisable to even share it  among members of the same family. The first step in maintaining good oral hygiene is to keep your toothbrush clean.

  1. To maintain a good dental checkup, floss your teeth or use a water pick.C-300x268

Even though we are all aware that flossing is something we should be doing on a consistent basis, approximately 59 percent of Americans acknowledge that they do not floss their teeth every day. This results in the retention of minute food particles between the teeth, where they can erode the enamel and lead to cavities. This is a very important piece of advice regarding dental hygiene.

Flossing your teeth might be difficult for some people and their hygiene routine. If this is the case, using a water pick is an excellent method for accessing the narrow crevices and areas that exist between your teeth.

  1. Make frequent trips to your Summerlin Dental Office dentist as part of a good regimen for maintaining your dental health

One of the most important things you can do to maintain good dental health is to schedule regular checkups with your Summerlin Dental Office dentist. Regular visits to the dentist are important regardless of whether or not you are experiencing any underlying dental problems. These visits ensure that problems are addressed and resolved as soon as they emerge, allowing you to steer clear of any potential complications in the future

Maintaining a state of excellent oral hygiene is essential for living a long and healthy life. If you follow these nine suggestions for dental cleanliness, you will be well on your way to having a beautiful smile that is free from disease and decay.

 CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT !

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GET TO KNOW YOUR BEST DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN    

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

IS A CLEANING EXPENSIVE AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE?

June 12, 2022

WHAT DOES A CLEANING COST AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE?

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PEOPLE ASK:

How much is a dental cleaning?

How much is a dental cleaning without insurance?

How long does a dental cleaning take?

How much does a dental cleaning cost?

How long is a dental cleaning?

When this comes to reality, the picture of a flawless smile with amazingly white teeth may seem like something to strive for, and you may think that it is not possible, but you can have your Hollywood smile!

The brown and yellow look of tartar and coffee stains, which is present on the teeth of around 80 percent of people, is only the visible portion of the proverbial iceberg. Tartar is a result of poor oral hygiene and lack of cleaning. If it is not removed by cleaning, tartar can cause several oral health problems, including cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.

It is necessary to both prevent tartar from forming on teeth and remove tartar from teeth after it has formed by cleaning them. Come along with us at your Summerlin Dental office as we discuss the fundamentals of dental plaque and tartar, the issues that it may create, and the many methods that can be used to keep tartar at bay with regular cleaning.

An Introduction to Dental Plaque and Tartar: The Fundamentals

Different varieties of both plaque and tartar

Being knowledgeable about the fundamentals is the first step in preventing tartar from forming on teeth, so let's get started with that right now.

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What is Dental Plaque?

Plaque is extremely prevalent. Plaque-causing bacteria can still be found in the mouths of people who take excellent care of their oral health, as WebMD explains:

"[These bacteria] combine with proteins and the waste products of food to create a film on the teeth known as dental plaque," This goo attaches to fillings or other dental work and coats your teeth. It also gets under your gum line.

At the end of the day, it is typical for there to be a little plaque. If you use an electric toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and floss on a regular basis, most of the food and drink residue that contributes to plaque may be removed at your Summerlin Dental office.

A dentist headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, provided the following statement to Live Science: "Plaque will never go gone completely, but it may be managed with excellent dental hygiene and visits to the dentist.

When people stop brushing and flossing their teeth on a consistent basis, plaque can solidify and turn into tartar, which can lead to a variety of dental health issues.

WHAT IS TARTAR?

According to Healthline, tartar is "a collection of plaque and minerals from your saliva that has hardened." Dental calculus is another name for tartar.

Once it has made its way between the molars and under the gums, tartar immediately begins to erode the enamel and infect the gums. Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal gum disease that, if left untreated, can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is defined by MedlinePlus as inflammation and infection of the underlying teeth, and bone structure, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal gum disease.

On teeth, tartar can be divided into two categories:

1, Supragingival Tartar

This type of tartar develops above the gum line and, according to Biodistra, "is often formed on the lingual surface of the mandibular anterior teeth or on the outside of the large teeth in the upper jaw." Supragingival tartar can be distinguished from subgingival tartar by its location above the gum line.

2, Subgingival Tartar

Subgingival refers to the area that is found below the gums and between the teeth. According to Biodistra, this particular kind of tartar is the most severe variety.

According to Crest, 68 percent of individuals have tartar buildup on their teeth. This indicates that tartar is quite prevalent.

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The most common factors contributing to dental plaque and tartar

1, Sugar

Have you ever indulged in a very delectable dessert but neglected to wash your teeth immediately afterward? Plaque is most likely to build when a person consumes food that is high in sugars and starches and then allows that food to remain in their mouth for an extended period, as recommended by WebMD.

2, Microorganisms

In addition, the typical mouth contains a significant number of microorganisms. According to research conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, human lips are home to over one billion different types of microorganisms, including 300 distinct species of bacteria.

3, Plaque

Plaque, a coating that is sticky and may form fast, can emerge from the unholy brew that is made up of bacteria and bits of food and drink. According to Humana, it takes around a week and a half for plaque to calcify into tartar.

What Kinds of Problems Can Result From Dental Plaque and Tartar on Teeth

It should come as no surprise that dental plaque and tartar are linked to a wide variety of diseases and conditions. The following are some things that we at your Summerlin Dental Office will keep an eye out for.

  1. Halitosis

To begin, you need to get ready to have some stale breath. Since dental plaque and tartar on teeth are generated by a mixture of bacteria, decaying food particles, and other debris, it stands to reason that they can contribute to halitosis, which is medical terminology for chronic foul breath.

If a person does not pay close attention to their dental health and get regular cleaning, it is as if their mouth has turned into a petri dish, a neglected micro-buffet, or a miniature garbage can. This thing has a putrid odor.

Halitosis is a reasonably common condition; the American Dental Association estimates that nearly half of all individuals may suffer from it at some point in their lives. If you take immediate action against plaque, we at your Summerlin Dental Office can assist you in becoming a part of that positive statistic with a dental cleaning.

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  1. Gingivitis

In a survey published in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over half of all adults in the United States aged 30 or older had symptoms of gingivitis, often known as gum disease. Unfortunately, tooth plaque and tartar both play a significant part in the formation of this problem.WIth this condition, you may need a deeper cleaning.

It is possible to dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing gum disease by removing tartar from the teeth by cleaning, reducing plaque buildup by flossing, brushing, and seeing your Summerlin Dental Office on a regular basis for a dental cleaning.

  1. Softening of the Tooth Enamel

Your teeth are protected from harm by a substance called enamel. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to repair this extremely thin outer layer after it has been destroyed. As a result of this, the preservation of tooth enamel is an essential component of maintaining excellent dental health.

One of the simplest methods to cause enamel to become unstable? Allowing plaque and tartar to build up on the surface of the teeth for an extended period with lack of cleaning. If the damage is allowed to go on for too long, it can be permanent and can lead to a range of other issues, such as cavities, periodontitis, and even, some studies show, catastrophic concerns like cardiovascular disease. This is why regular cleaning is important.

Enamel in good health is the first line of defense that should be maintained at all costs because of its importance.

  1. Decay of the Teeth

Tooth decay primarily refers to damage that has occurred to the surface of a person's teeth, despite the fact that the phrase itself sounds somewhat broad. The buildup of tartar and plaque on teeth are two of the primary culprits responsible for causing damage to the enamel, tooth coloration, and surface integrity of teeth.

At Summerlin Dental Solutions we will make certain that does not happen to you.

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Cavities, which are microscopic holes in the surface of teeth, can develop if tooth decay is allowed to progress over an extended period of time.

Cavities are one of the most widespread medical problems on the entire planet. According to research conducted by the CDC, nine in ten persons have had at least one cavity, and the organization also discovered that one in every four adults likely has an untreated cavity.

Cavities are almost always avoidable with regular cleaning and almost never develop on their own unless the teeth are allowed to become covered in dental plaque and tartar for an extended period due to lack of cleaning

10 Suggestions for Better Control of Tartar

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Plaque and tartar may do severe damage to your mouth if they are allowed to build up. The good news is that at your Summerlin Dental Office there are a variety of strategies available to cut down on plaque and prevent tartar from ever forming in the first place.

Listed below are ten approaches that have the potential to provide favorable outcomes.

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time.

It's possible that you've heard this before, but the American Dental Association (ADA) advises cleaning your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes each time. Nevertheless, it is essential to emphasize this once again. Maintaining this routine will help you loosen the food particles and drink residue and wash them out of your system. When these "remnants" are allowed to remain in the mouth, they collaborate with the naturally occurring bacteria to produce plaque and tartar on the teeth.

  1. Do not forget to floss! (and Rinse)

Plaque may be effectively removed from the exposed surface of one's teeth using a toothbrush and toothpaste. If you do this with an electric toothbrush, you may even be able to remove some of the plaque that is stuck between your teeth. However, there is a possibility that some plaque will remain in the inner locations that are difficult to access. A different approach to getting at it is to use floss. Following the removal of plaque between the teeth with floss, it is important to rinse the mouth to ensure that any newly loosened plaque is removed from the mouth.

  1. Replace Your Old-Fashioned Manual Toothbrushes with Electric Ones

Electric toothbrushes are a far more effective alternative to traditional manual toothbrushes. Studies have revealed that electric toothbrushes remove up to fifty percent more plaque than manual brushes.

  1. Choose a toothpaste with a tartar-control formula that also contains fluoride.

People who do not brush their teeth as frequently as they should but who drink water that contains fluoride occasionally get lucky and their teeth remain in a pretty good state. This is because fluoride can prevent tooth decay and strengthen tooth enamel.

Consuming fluoridated water is obviously an excellent choice, but choosing tartar control toothpaste with fluoride might be an even more beneficial alternative. According to WebMD, fluoride can assist in the restoration of damaged enamel, and some brands of toothpaste even contain triclosan to combat the germs that cause plaque.

  1. Eat in a Responsible Manner

It's possible that consuming that third beverage, eating that second piece of cake, or finishing off that full bag of chips is not the smartest thing to always do.

Keeping your intake of carbs, sugars, and starches to a minimum is a wonderful method to cut down on dental plaque and tartar buildup, as well as the likelihood of more serious issues arising. If you are unable to avoid these delicacies, make sure to clean your teeth as soon as possible after eating them.

  1. No Smoking

Several years ago, Ameritas saw that smoking can negatively impact dental health in a variety of ways, one of which is an increased probability of plaque and tartar buildup.

Because the chemicals in tobacco alter the flow of saliva and make it easier for germs to adhere to surfaces in the mouth, smoking is one of the primary contributors to the development of plaque and tartar. Actually, those who smoke have up to a sixfold increased risk of developing gingivitis or periodontal disease.

  1. Adjust the Angle of Your Brush

Altering the angle at which one holds their toothbrush can make it possible to attack plaque from a variety of different angles, and it can also assist the brush in reaching more areas of the mouth. Your Summerlin Dental Office can assist by showing you how.

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  1. Eat Fruits and Veggies

The production of saliva, which prevents food and drink particles as well as bacteria from adhering to teeth, can be encouraged by eating certain fruits and vegetables. Some of these foods are celery, carrots, strawberries, and apple slices. Fruits and vegetables have fibers that may be used in a similar manner to that of a natural brush.

  1. Consult with Experts in the Field of Tartar

We at your Summerlin Dental Office are experts. Without the appropriate instruments, removing tartar from teeth after it has formed is a difficult task. In order to effectively remove tartar, dental professionals at Summerlin Dental Solutions such as dentists, dental hygienists, and periodontists have access to the scrapers, power brushers, and lasers that are required.

  1. Maintain regular visits to the dentist

Visit us at Summerlin Dental Solutions every three to six months to help prevent tartar from remaining on your teeth for an extended period and wreaking havoc on your oral health.

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GET TO KNOW YOUR BEST DENTAL OFFICE IN SUMMERLIN

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

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THE DISADVANTAGES OF A DEEP CLEANING AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE

February 5, 2022

THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF A DEEP CLEANING TEETH AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE

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Dental hygiene can help avoid foul breath and gum disease. Therefore, it is critical to brush and floss regularly and to visit a dentist twice a year for basic tooth cleanings.

However, at Summerlin Dental Solutions your dentist may occasionally recommend a deep teeth cleaning. Bleeding gums, receding gums, and loose teeth are all indicators that you may require a comprehensive deep cleaning. While thorough cleaning — also known as periodontal scaling or root planing — is rather frequent, it does carry some concerns, however the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of deep cleaning teeth.

Here's everything you need to know about thorough cleaning teeth, including the drawbacks.

What is a deep cleaning of the teeth?

A deep teeth cleaning can eliminate plaque and tartar accumulation on your teeth, hence lowering gum inflammation and promoting gum health.

Plaque is a sticky coating that grows on the surface of the teeth. It is a bacterial infection that occurs when food particles and saliva interact. Brushing your teeth removes plaque, which accumulates on teeth on a daily basis.

Brushing, on the other hand, does not remove all plaque from between the teeth. Tartar is formed when leftover plaque calcifies or hardens.

Plaque or tartar buildup might result in gum disease. This includes gingivitis, or gum inflammation. Gingivitis can progress to periodontitis if left untreated. This is a severe illness that causes the bone that supports the teeth to deteriorate.

The benefits of extensive cleaning include:

-preventing gum disease and combating foul breath.

-protects tooth roots, supports healthy gums, and helps

reduce tooth loss

The disadvantages of extensive cleaning:

-Slight discomfort and sensitivity may result in gum recession

- in extremely rare situations, infection

What are the advantages of a thorough dental cleaning?

If gum disease causes your gums to move away from your teeth, creating a space bigger than 5 millimeters (mm) deep, you may require a deep cleaning.

If your gum disease continues to progress, the gap between your gums and teeth may continue to widen. This can result in weakened teeth-supporting bones, resulting in loose teeth or tooth loss.

If your dentist advises a deep cleaning, the following are some of the benefits:

-halting the progression of gum disease.

-addressing an active infection and promoting healing by

thoroughly cleaning your teeth above and below the gumline

-eradicating gum disease-related foul breath

-safeguarding your teeth's roots

What are the drawbacks to deep cleaning your teeth?

While deep cleaning can effectively treat gum disease, the process is not without dangers. Among the disadvantages of deep cleaning teeth are the following:

-does not ensure that your gums will reattach to your teeth;

- may cause your gums to recede

- infection is a possibility if you have a damaged immune

system

- discomfort and sensitivity

The most prevalent adverse effects are pain and sensitivity. The risks associated with deep cleaning are typically low and last approximately 5 to 7 days, though in severe situations, this may extend to a few weeks.

What is involved in deep cleaning teeth?

Deep tooth cleanings are not the same as ordinary dental cleanings. Cleaning above the gumline on a regular basis eliminates plaque and tartar. On the other hand, a thorough cleaning removes plaque and tartar from below the gumline.

Gum disease creates a space or gap between your teeth and gums, which can retain tartar and plaque. This accumulation is removed by cleaning below the gumline.

Deep cleaning entails scaling and root planing of the gums.

Deep cleanings typically require two or more visits and include scaling and root planing of the gums. Each visit may take between one and two hours.

Scaling is the process by which your dentist eliminates plaque and tartar from beneath the gumline. During the root planing procedure, your dentist eliminates plaque and tartar from the teeth's roots. This assists in narrowing the space between your teeth and gums, allowing your gums to reattach to the tooth.

You may require antibiotics.

If you have a weakened immune system, you may need to take an antibiotic for a few days. This is because there is a possibility of infection following the procedure. Additionally, extensive dental cleanings may occasionally result in the discharge of microorganisms into the bloodstream.

Is deep cleaning unpleasant?

Due to the discomfort associated with teeth scaling and root planing, you will get a topical or local anesthetic to numb your gums. At Summerlin Dental Solutions we are always concerned with your comfort. You can just let us know if anything bothers you and we will find a resolution

You should anticipate some sensitivity following your treatment. Your gums may swell, and you may experience slight bleeding as well that should resolve quickly.

How to minimize sensitivity following the procedure

Consuming soft foods (yogurt, applesauce, or mashed potatoes) for several days following your treatment may assist in reducing sensitivity. Additionally, you should avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, as well as rinsing with warm salt water, can help relieve inflammation.

Regular brushing and flossing promote healing and help to prevent additional gum irritation. Brush your teeth at least twice daily using a soft bristle toothbrush and floss at least once daily.

How much does a dental deep cleaning cost?

Deep cleaning costs vary according to the severity of gum disease or inflammation.

You'll typically need two visits, while some individuals may require up to four to entirely remove tartar and plaque. Your mouth is divided into quadrants during these cleanings. You may pay $200 or more per quadrant, depending on your location and the extent of your therapy.

Most dental insurance policies cover extensive cleanings.

If you do not have dental insurance, please ask about our dental savers plan

IN SUMMARY

A thorough teeth cleaning aids in the elimination of foul breath and aids in the healing of gum disease. Because deep cleanings can carry some risk, it's critical to recognize any potential issues or side effects.

Although this is a routine and safe operation, you should anticipate some sensitivity and edema following the procedure. Consult your Summerlin dentist if swelling, bleeding, or pain persists for more than a week following your surgery.

Get to Know the Dentist

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

With an emphasis on cosmetic, complete makeovers and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all of the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55 inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.  Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

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