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Safe Mercury Removal – How to Best Remove and Replace Harmful Metal Fillings

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Marianne Cohan  September 28, 2022
The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique is what's meant to be abbreviated as SMART. During the process of removing mercury fillings, this method, which was created by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), keeps all of our patients, as well as our dental team, safe from exposure to mercury vapor. According to […]
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Visiting the Dentist: What You Absolutely Need to know.

dentist
Marianne Cohan  September 26, 2022
Over one hundred million people in the United States do not visit their dentist on a regular basis each year, which has important implications for the oral health of the nation as a whole. In point of fact, maintaining good oral health requires constant maintenance at the dentist's office. Having said all of that, the […]
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What Role Does Oral Health Play in Overall Sense of Well-being?

oral health
Marianne Cohan  September 21, 2022
Do you put off visiting to the dentist because you don't believe that keeping your oral health is as important as other aspects of your overall health? It's possible that the strong connection between dental health and general health and wellness will come as a surprise to you. It is common knowledge that it is […]
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Affordable Smile Makeovers in Las Vegas

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Marianne Cohan  September 10, 2022
Is it feasible to design a smile makeover without going over budget? Absolutely. At Summerlin Dental Solutions, we give patients the option to obtain affordably cost aesthetic procedures every day. It all depends on the objectives you have for your smile, the financial commitment you can make, the time commitment you are ready to make, […]
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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Sealants In Children

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Marianne Cohan  September 3, 2022
When we offer a dental treatment like sealants to you or your kid, our primary objective is to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the therapy. This is because, in the end, the choice of whether or not to go through with the treatment lies solely in your hands. Our […]
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Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

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Marianne Cohan  September 2, 2022
Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention  It is important to remember not to dismiss the possibility of developing cavities in your teeth as a remote possibility. Cavities can develop without you even noticing them, and once they do, they can put your life on hold with excruciating toothache until they are treated. What Exactly […]
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How to Get a Younger Looking Smile: The Secret to a Smile That Will Make You Look Ten to Twenty Years Younger

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Marianne Cohan  August 30, 2022
A number of factors, including the quality of your teeth and mouth, can have a big influence on your overall appearance. When combined with smile wrinkles, teeth that are yellowed or worn down might make you appear older than you really are. You are in luck because there are a few things that our dentist […]
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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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A Comparison of Dental Veneers vs Dental Crowns

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Marianne Cohan  August 27, 2022
 A comparison of dental veneers vs dental crowns, along with advice at your Summerlin Dental Office PEOPLE ASK: What are the most significant distinctions that exist between veneers and dental crowns? What is the cost, technique, and benefits associated with both veneers and crowns. Should I get veneers or crowns?  CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR […]
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Dental Abscess: Do I Need My Tooth Pulled Immediately?

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Marianne Cohan  August 25, 2022
There is no way that you could have possibly been ready for an unexpected emergency of a dental abscess that could occur with regard to your mouth, and there is no way that you could have prepared for it. However, in the case of a dental abscess, there are typically some signs and symptoms that […]
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What Kind of Foods Should I Avoid After Getting A Dental Implant? Our Suggestions for a Speedy Recovery.

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Marianne Cohan  August 23, 2022
If you are going to be receiving a dental implant at Summerlin Dental Solutions in the near future, or if you already have one, you may be wondering what kinds of foods you are allowed to eat while you are healing and recovering from the surgery. In this blog post, we will explain our nutritional […]
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Does It Hurt When You Get Cavities Filled?

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Marianne Cohan  August 22, 2022
It's natural to be concerned or anxious about getting cavities repaired in your tooth. It is possible for fillings to cause discomfort in some patients. However, the majority of them only produce minimal to nonexistent pain during the process. Take a few deep breaths and keep reading if you are avoiding going to the dentist […]
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Dental X-Rays While Pregnant

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Marianne Cohan  August 18, 2022
Receiving Dental X-Rays While You Pregnant There are a lot of things to think about when you are expecting a child for the first time, and this is especially true during the time that you are pregnant. In the end, you are suddenly responsible for not only your own growth but also the growth and […]
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Receding gums: Causes, symptoms, & treatment

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Marianne Cohan  August 17, 2022
Causes, symptoms, and treatment options for receding gums. To begin, a condition known as receding gums is extremely frequent. There are several causes of receding gums, including improper oral hygiene, hereditary factors, and oftentimes simply plain old age. Because so few people are aware of how to treat them, many people choose to ignore their […]
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Waterpik vs. Flossing: The Great Comparison

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Marianne Cohan  August 16, 2022
Waterpik or Floss? To keep one's mouth in good condition, flossing should be done on a daily basis, at the very least once. Did you know that the water flosser, which is more generally known as a waterpik, has been increasingly popular in recent times? Which of these two practices—using a waterpik or flossing—is more […]
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What exactly are dental hygienists doing when they clean your teeth?

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Marianne Cohan  August 16, 2022
Do you want to see how a professional teeth cleaning is done by a hygienist? It is natural for many of us to experience some level of apprehension prior to going in for a dental cleaning procedure. If it has been years since your last visit to the dentist, it's possible that you don't remember […]
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6 Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

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Marianne Cohan  August 13, 2022
6 Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are the final set of teeth to erupt in your mouth. This can happen at any point in your life, but it most commonly takes place between the ages of 13 and 25. During the early years of adolescence, X-rays […]
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5 Methods for Straighter Teeth

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Marianne Cohan  August 12, 2022
Everyone wants straighter teeth. Your self-confidence may suffer if you have teeth that are crowded, misaligned, or otherwise crooked. In addition to this, they make your smile appear more unhealthy than it actually is. If you would like your teeth to be straighter, you are in luck because you have various options from which to […]
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TikTok and Teeth Filing: A Look at The Dangers of This Growing Trend

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Marianne Cohan  August 10, 2022
Teeth filing at home? The COVID-19 Pandemic caused an extreme rise in people turning to at-home procedures in order to stay safely in the comfort of their home. One of these at-home procedures became a TikTok trend. TikTok and at-home teeth filing: is it safe? Let’s discuss. When considering whether or not to file your […]
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How Do I Alleviate The Stress Associated With Going To The Dentist?

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Marianne Cohan  August 10, 2022
When you think about going to the dentist, do you become nervous? Do you put off going to the doctor for your regular checkups because of your anxiety? The fear of pain, the fear of drills, or the prospect of being embarrassed due to poor oral care can all contribute to the anxiety that people […]
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WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY AND IS THERE A COSMETIC DENTIST NEAR ME?

cosmetic dentistry
Marianne Cohan  June 15, 2022
WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY AND IS THERE A COSMETIC DENTIST NEAR ME? PEOPLE ASK: What is a cosmetic dentist? Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance? How much does cosmetic dentistry cost? What are veneers? How much do veneers cost? Can I have a cosmetic consult? Are you comfortable showing off your smile? do you need […]
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DENTAL INSURANCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE

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Marianne Cohan  May 18, 2022
DENTAL INSURANCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS PEOPLE ASK How much does dental insurance cost? What does dental insurance cover? Who will take my insurance if I get it? Is dental insurance worth it ? Does insurance cover implants? How much is a dental cleaning without insurance ? How to get dental implants covered by insurance?  CLICK HERE TO […]
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DO YOU HAVE PAINFUL WHITE SPOTS ON YOUR TONGUE OR MOUTH IN SUMMERLIN?

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Marianne Cohan  May 3, 2022
DO YOU HAVE PAINFUL WHITE SPOTS ON YOUR TONGUE OR MOUTH IN SUMMERLIN? PEOPLE ASK: Have white spots at the back of your tongue? Have a white dot on your tongue? Do you have white patches on your mouth that you're not sure what's causing them? Learn about the origins, symptoms, and treatment options for […]
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HOW TO FIND AN EMERGENCY DENTIST NEAR ME

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Marianne Cohan  May 2, 2022
HOW TO FIND AN EMERGENCY DENTIST NEAR ME IN SUMMERLIN Finding an emergency dentist near me may not be easy. When you have a dental emergency a toothache, you seek the assistance of a dentist at your Summerlin dental Office to alleviate the discomfort. However, there are situations when you just do not have the […]
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The Secret to Fresh Breath

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Marianne Cohan  April 27, 2022
We've all had to battle with achieving fresh breath at some point. There are individuals who have it around you, and whether you like it or not, you have had it yourself. It may be humiliating and unpleasant, but how can you tell if you have it and what to do about it? There is […]
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Make Every Day Earth Day

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Marianne Cohan  April 20, 2022
Earth Day was established in 1970 as a way to improve public awareness of the environment. What started as a single day in April is now celebrated across the globe as a way to draw attention to and educate people about global environmental challenges, including climate change. Natural resource conservation, water and air pollution reduction, […]
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How Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve Your Smile

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Marianne Cohan  April 13, 2022
When compared to its predecessors from decades ago, today's crowns, veneers, and tooth-colored fillings are quite natural-looking. There was a time when dentists only used silver fillings in their patients' mouths. This substance is still used in fillings today, although composite fillings, which are tooth-colored, are the most prevalent kind of filling material. It is […]
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The Benefits of a Bright Smile

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Marianne Cohan  March 30, 2022
Having a pleasant, bright smile may have a positive impact on how you seem and, as a result, how you feel about yourself. When you enlist the assistance of Dr. Marianne Cohan to give you with a whitening procedure, you will no longer be embarrassed to flash your smile in public. It has been demonstrated […]
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How Oral Hygiene Absolutely Impacts Overall Health

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Marianne Cohan  March 23, 2022
Oral hygiene is important. When it comes to ensuring that your whole body is healthy, keeping your oral health in check is essential. Staph and strep bacteria are produced by bacteria that normally reside in your mouth, and these bacteria may cause severe infections and illnesses. Why Oral Hygiene is Important When you practice proper […]
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Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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Marianne Cohan  March 16, 2022
The color green is worn by millions of people on St. Patrick's Day, both in Las Vegas and across the world, to exhibit their festive attitude and prevent being pinched. Despite the fact that it is simple to put on a green shirt, wear a St. Patrick's Day button, or put on a pair of […]
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Five (5) Reasons for Your Bad Breath

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Marianne Cohan  March 9, 2022
Bad breath, often known as halitosis, is most likely not a life or death situation. However, it has the potential to make you feel self-conscious and have a detrimental influence on your quality of life. The majority of individuals who suffer from bad breath are coping with bacterial infections in their mouths. There are, however, […]
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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DENTAL CROWN OR VENEER COMES OFF? CALL THE BEST DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN

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Marianne Cohan  March 6, 2022
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DENTAL CROWN OR VENEER COMES OFF? CALL THE BEST DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN One of the most popular ways to protect a seriously fractured or decaying tooth is with a dental crown. Crowns have a high success rate because of the diversity of materials utilized in their construction, but they can […]
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March is National Nutrition Month!

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Marianne Cohan  March 2, 2022
While there is no need to wait to start eating correctly, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has designated March as the month in which everyone should pay particular attention to what they put into their bodies. The Academy has designated the month of March as "National Nutrition Awareness Month" in order to raise awareness […]
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The Transformation of Valentine's Day

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Marianne Cohan  February 9, 2022
Did you know that the events that led to the establishment of Valentine's Day were really focused on the prevention of war? Against the instructions of Emperor Claudius II, a Catholic priest by the name of Valentine surreptitiously married young soldiers and their wives, even though the emperor had ruled it unlawful since only unmarried, […]
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How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?

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Marianne Cohan  February 2, 2022
How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?       What is dry xerostomia, and how does it affect you? Despite the fact that the average person has never heard of it, they have all dealt with it in one way or another. Basically, it's a euphemistic way […]
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Safe Mercury Removal – How to Best Remove and Replace Harmful Metal Fillings

September 28, 2022

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The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique is what's meant to be abbreviated as SMART. During the process of removing mercury fillings, this method, which was created by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), keeps all of our patients, as well as our dental team, safe from exposure to mercury vapor. According to the findings of a number of studies, silver (amalgam) fillings can include up to fifty percent mercury, which has the potential to cause a wide range of health problems. Mercury exposure has been linked to a wide variety of adverse health effects, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, chronic illnesses, persistent weariness, and prenatal abnormalities. Because of this, many patients who have older metal fillings want to have them removed from their teeth.

 

DID YOU KNOW… According to the IAOMT, all metal fillings contain approximately 50% mercury!

 

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HOW IT IS DONE: THE SMART PROCESS

 

CONSULTATION

Your current metal fillings will be evaluated by Dr. Cohan during your consultation to determine whether or not you will need to have them replaced. It is possible that your she will advise you to keep them in place if they are in good shape and do not constitute a risk to your health. However, in the majority of instances, it is to one's advantage to have them replaced.

 

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

During the process of removing your filling, both you and your doctor will wear protective coverings and a drape will be placed between the two of you. In the operatory, there will be a high-vacuum filtering system that will be used to remove any mercury vapor that may be formed as a result of the removal of your silver fillings.

 

PREPARING FOR THE PROCEDURE

During the whole duration of the process, you will be required to breathe oxygen through a face mask in order to prevent the inhalation of any potentially hazardous fumes. A dental dam will also be placed in your mouth by your doctor in order to isolate the region that is being operated on.

 

REMOVAL OF METAL FILLINGS

Your dentist will begin the process of removing the metal amalgam fillings using a precise drill, suction, and water as soon as all of the safety precautions have been taken.

 

ORAL RINSE

Following the extraction of the metal filling, your dentist will provide you with a slurry of activated charcoal and water to rinse your mouth with. Through the process of rinsing your mouth with a slurry, the charcoal will be able to absorb any potential trace amounts of metal that may have made their way into your mouth.

 

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At long last, the metal filling that was previously in your tooth will be replaced with a long-lasting composite filling instead. Fillings made of composite material not only help to maintain the natural structure of your tooth, but also improve its overall appearance.

 

THE BENEFITS OF SMART

 

ENJOY BETTER AESTHETICS

It's possible for metal fillings to make your smile look dingy and unattractive. Even when they are attached to the back teeth, they can be seen when the person laughs, smiles, or speaks. Patients can experience the aesthetic benefits of composite fillings that look more natural than natural tooth enamel when metal fillings are removed and replaced.

 

STAY AHEAD OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

According to the findings of several studies, mercury exposure has been related in some instances to clinical depression as well as other mental health problems. Eliminating the presence of mercury in your mouth is the best way to avoid these possible effects, despite the fact that they are quite uncommon. Insomnia, irritability, anxiety, and withdrawal from social situations have been reported as symptoms of mercury poisoning brought on by the inhalation or consumption of mercury vapor in some instances.

 

STAY HEALTHY TO AVOID ONGOING ILLNESSES

Studies have indicated that having mercury in the bloodstream can lead to chronic and long term disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular issues, and renal dysfunction. This is in addition to the unfavorable associations that have been shown between mercury and mental health.

 

KEEP YOUR TEETH IN GOOD HEALTH.

Traditional metal fillings don't attach to the teeth nearly as well as their modern composite counterparts do. This translates to the removal of less dental enamel being necessary when using composite fillings as opposed to metal fillings. Because of this, many dentists will advise their patients to replace a metal filling that has become damaged with a composite filling in order to save as much of the patient's natural tooth structure as is practicable. In the long run, this helps to keep your teeth in good health and strengthens them.

 

DID YOU KNOW… Mercury was used in metal fillings until 2009.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

DOES REMOVING AMALGAM FILLINGS HURT?

No. During the entire procedure, the region that encompasses the tooth will have a numbing effect. You might feel a little bit of pressure from the drill, but you shouldn't experience any discomfort at all. Sedation is an option that may be made accessible to you in specific circumstances so that you can remain blissfully oblivious and calm while undergoing your SMART operation. Make an appointment with your primary care provider as soon as possible if you are interested in discussing the various methods of sedation at your disposal.

 

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

The length of the process will change depending on the specific requirements of each individual patient. The length of the treatment will be determined, in part, by the size and quantity of the metal fillings that need to be extracted. Having a filling placed in each tooth, on the other hand, often takes about the same length of time as doing this procedure.

 

IS REMOVING MERCURY FILLINGS COVERED BY INSURANCE?

If it is judged that the removal of your metal fillings is a necessary therapy rather than an elective one, then it is possible that your insurance will cover the cost of the procedure. If your metal fillings are considered to be in good condition and do not pose a threat to your health, you may be responsible for paying some out-of-pocket costs in order to have them removed for the sole purpose of improving your smile's appearance. Get in touch with your insurance provider if you want to have a better understanding of your coverage. In addition, our team is delighted to respond to any questions you might have in order to be certain that you are maximizing the benefits that your dental insurance provides.

 

DO I NEED TO HAVE MY AMALGAM FILLINGS REMOVED?

In the vast majority of instances, metal fillings will need to be extracted. This is typically the result of the filling's advanced age. These days, the vast majority of dentists utilize composite fillings, therefore the fact that you have a metal filling makes it highly likely that it is deteriorating. This can result in more tooth decay, which is why it is essential to have your fillings evaluated to determine whether or not they are performing as expected. It is usually safer to have metal fillings removed proactively in order to decrease the danger of acquiring mercury poisoning (and the adverse effects that come along with it) in the future. This is in addition to any potential tooth decay that may occur.

 

DID YOU KNOW… As you brush, chew and clench your teeth, your metal fillings could be releasing harmful mercury vapor.

 

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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!

 

 

 

Visiting the Dentist: What You Absolutely Need to know.

September 26, 2022
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Over one hundred million people in the United States do not visit their dentist on a regular basis each year, which has important implications for the oral health of the nation as a whole. In point of fact, maintaining good oral health requires constant maintenance at the dentist's office. Having said all of that, the next query is one that you are most likely asking yourself: how frequently am I required to visit my dentist? In contrast to what the vast majority of people believe, the answer to this question differs. You will find the answer to the question that was just posed, as well as an explanation of the reasoning behind it, in the following paragraphs.

The usual advice, which is every six (6) months or twice a year:

What about the myths?

It's likely that someone has suggested going to the dentist at least twice a year to get their teeth checked up. However, despite how humorous it may sound, this tip was first presented in an advertising for toothpaste. It was not based on any legitimate dental research. This guideline is an useful rule of thumb for many people, but it should not be applied to everyone because some people may need to visit their dentist more or less frequently based on their dental health needs.

If this is the case, why do some people require fewer visits to the dentist than others, while others require more frequent checkups?

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Your dentist is actually the only one who can provide you with an answer that is both accurate and exact to this issue. Of course they can. As was just mentioned, certain individuals have a greater need to visit their dentist more frequently than twice per year. This is especially true for those who have a higher risk of developing dental disease in addition to other health conditions that necessitate visits to the dentist at least once every three or four months. Patients who, on the whole, have good dental health may need to visit the dentist no more frequently than once every 12 to 24 months.

Who among these should visit the dentist most frequently?

Pregnant women

Gums may become red, tender, and uncomfortable as a result of the hormonal changes that occur during and after pregnancy. If this is the case, your dentist may suggest that you undergo additional cleanings during the second and early third trimesters of your pregnancy in order to help reduce gingivitis. This highlights the significance of visiting your dentist more frequently during pregnancy.

Diabetics

People who have diabetes are more likely to have gum disease, and there is evidence in the medical literature to suggest that treating gum disease can help improve blood sugar control. As a result, it is recommended that diabetic people have professional deep cleanings performed more frequently than twice every year.

• Since smokers have a higher risk of developing periodontal illnesses and are more likely to have discolored teeth, they may require more frequent dental checkups as a result.

• Patients suffering from gum disease.

• Individuals who have a compromised immunological response

• Individuals who have a predisposition for the development of dental caries or plaque

What are the benefits of having routine checkups?

They allow for early detection of dental and oral issues, which allows for better health management:

• Even if you brush your teeth twice a day and floss as recommended, you still need to visit your dentist at least once every six months. This is the recommended amount of time to spend at the dentist. Patients are unable to discover issues such as cavities or gum disease before they have progressed to the point where they are excruciating. Patients who maintain their dental health by going in for regular checkups increase their chances of having any developing issues discovered at an early stage, when they are easier to treat and less severe.

Dentists inspect not only your teeth, but also your gums and mouth, so this is an extra benefit that should not be overlooked. The fact that oral malignancies are most frequently discovered by dentists is a significant advantage. Oral cancer screenings can consequently assist in the detection of malignant lesions, which, if found at an earlier stage, are amenable to treatment that is more successful.

• Ultimately, going to the dentist as frequently as is suggested can help you save time, reduce the amount of discomfort you experience, and even help you save money.

In conclusion, if you take better care of your teeth, you will reduce the likelihood that you will acquire cavities and other issues related to your oral health. As a result of this, you will have a reduced need to go to the dentist. It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day, and in addition to that, you should not be afraid to use dental floss, interdental brushes, or an oral irrigator. Your dentist may then decide to increase the amount of time that passes between your appointments. In order to maintain excellent dental health and follow the recommendations of your dentist, you should always keep all of your scheduled appointments.

 

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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!

What Role Does Oral Health Play in Overall Sense of Well-being?

September 21, 2022
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Do you put off visiting to the dentist because you don't believe that keeping your oral health is as important as other aspects of your overall health?

It's possible that the strong connection between dental health and general health and wellness will come as a surprise to you.

It is common knowledge that it is vital to maintain good oral health and make routine trips to the dentist in order to avoid toothaches, cavities, poor breath, and other dental problems. However, not taking proper care of your teeth can also have an effect on your general physical health, increasing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease as well as other difficulties.

It is essential to have a solid understanding of the connections between oral health and overall wellness, as well as the ways in which the two can influence and contribute to one another. Continue reading for information about the various physical disorders that are linked to dental health, as well as the steps you may take to prevent adverse effects.

What kind of influence does oral health have on one's general well-being?

When bacteria from your mouth make their way into your bloodstream, it can have an effect on your entire health and wellness, which is why maintaining good oral health and hygiene is so important.

In most cases, natural defenses that have been set up by your body are able to prevent bacteria from invading certain systems. On the other hand, if you do not maintain good dental hygiene, the bacteria that accumulates in your mouth has a chance of getting into your bloodstream and spreading throughout your body.

Tooth decay and gum disease are both conditions that can be caused by bacteria found inside of your mouth. According to the findings of several studies, periodontal disease may also be associated with bacterial pneumonia and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, paying attention to the hygiene of your mouth can prevent bacteria from infiltrating the rest of your body, which can in turn protect you from a variety of potentially serious health conditions.

Regular dental checkups can benefit not only your oral health but also your overall health.

Which medical conditions are linked to oral health issues?

Poor dental health and wellness have been linked to the following illnesses:

Oral bacteria, which has been connected to cardiovascular disease, can induce inflammation. This may raise the risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

• Endocarditis: If you don't maintain good oral hygiene, bacteria from your mouth could enter your bloodstream and attach themselves to different parts of your heart. This condition can occur when you don't properly care for your teeth and gums. Because of this, an infection will develop in the valves that are located inside of your heart.

Birth issues Periodontitis is a known factor in the development of birth complications during pregnancy, including the delivery of a baby who is premature. In addition, the treatment of periodontal disease can lessen the requirement for insulin in patients with diabetes.

Cancer: Poor oral hygiene has been linked to a number of cancers, including leukemia and oral cancer.

Pneumonia: In the same way that bacteria can get into your heart, they may also get into your lungs, which can lead to pneumonia and other respiratory problems.

Which conditions have the potential to impact your oral health?

Oral health can play a role in the development of certain health issues, and some health conditions can play a role in oral health. Examples of medical conditions that may affect your dental health include the following:

Diabetes: Gum disease is more likely to affect people with diabetes. A person with diabetes has a reduced immune system, which increases their susceptibility to disease. Gum disease patients have a more difficult time managing their blood sugar levels, which can be improved with appropriate periodontal care.• Alzheimer's disease: As Alzheimer's disease advances, it is possible for patients to experience deterioration in their oral health.

HIV/AIDS: Individuals who have HIV or Aids are more prone to suffer from oral problems, such as mucosal sores.

• Osteoporosis: This condition occurs when your bones become fragile or weak, which can lead to issues with your dental health such as tooth loss and bone loss in the jaw. There is a possibility that people taking medication for osteoporosis would experience harm to their jawbones.

What can I do to safeguard the health of my mouth?

Maintaining good oral hygiene, being aware of the warning signs of gum disease, and scheduling routine checkups with a dentist in your area are the three most important things you can do to promote both your oral and overall health.

• Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day: The most fundamental step you can do to safeguard your oral health is to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice day. Keeping up with this technique will enable the defense mechanisms in your body to operate effectively, thereby keeping bacteria from entering your system.

• Try to eat healthily as much as you can because the food you consume can have an effect on the condition of your teeth. You should eat in a way that is both healthy and balanced. You should also stay away from foods that contain an excessive amount of sugar.

• Floss your teeth every day. Daily flossing has a number of important benefits for your oral health. Inflammation can be reduced by cleaning the spaces between your teeth, which can also help eliminate bacteria-filled plaque.

• Schedule checkups and regular appointments with your dentist: When you go to the dentist on a regular basis, they are able to monitor your oral health and take preventative measures against gum disease and tooth decay before they cause any significant damage. At the very least, you should visit the dentist twice every year.

• Refrain from using any form of tobacco: The lungs and gums are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of tobacco use. Stay away from cigarettes and tobacco if you want to keep your dental and overall health in good shape.

• Change your toothbrush at least once every three to four months If you want to maintain good oral health and cleanliness, you should change your toothbrush at least once every three to four months.

Aside from practicing basic dental hygiene, it is also important to be on the lookout for the signs and symptoms of gum disease. If you observe any symptoms, you should visit a dentist as soon as possible and take the necessary precautions.

Signs that indicate gum disease:

  • Having bad breath is one of the symptoms of gum disease.
  •  Mouth infections •
  • Gum inflammation or swelling
  •  Loose teeth •
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth

Maintaining good oral hygiene on a regular basis and being aware of the warning signs of gum disease are both important things to do if you want to stay healthy.

Observations and conclusions

Maintaining good dental health can affect one's overall health since oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream and other bodily systems. Poor oral hygiene has been related to a higher risk of illnesses like endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, and complications during childbirth.

 

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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.

 

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Affordable Smile Makeovers in Las Vegas

September 10, 2022
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Is it feasible to design a smile makeover without going over budget? Absolutely. At Summerlin Dental Solutions, we give patients the option to obtain affordably cost aesthetic procedures every day. It all depends on the objectives you have for your smile, the financial commitment you can make, the time commitment you are ready to make, and the types of treatment options that are right for your teeth.

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Never forget to monitor your finances.

Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the total cost of a smile makeover might range from $200 to more than $10,000. There are several choices available to you if your stimulus check is burning a hole in your wallet and you want to use it to get a smile makeover. In some situations, you might even have money left over (depending on what it is that you want.)

Our Summerlin cosmetic dental specialists will be able to develop a treatment plan for you that is both efficient and economical if you communicate your ideal spending cap or pricing range to us. This will prevent you from being shocked by the procedure's overall expense. Here, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Learn about your options.

You've probably seen the beautiful dental makeovers that celebrities have flaunted online, on magazine covers, and in news stories about them. Not all improvements to the grin, meanwhile, are made equal. It is not necessarily required to have porcelain dental veneers installed on every single tooth that is visible when you smile in order to have attractive teeth.

Additional aesthetic treatments to think about include enamel recontouring, dental bonding, gum recontouring, take-home whitening trays, chairside veneers, white fillings, gum bleaching, accelerated orthodontics (short-term braces), injectables like Botox, and injectable fillers.

Combine, Then Combine Some More

Our Summerlin cosmetic dentist will work with you to create a plan that incorporates suitable treatment options into the larger scheme of things. In order to do this, a tooth-by-tooth strategy will be used. A "treatment plan" or "case plan" is what is used in this method, and it details the precise therapies that will be applied to each tooth as well as the sequence in which they will be done. Dr. Cohan can also come up with a few alternative treatment plans for you so you can weigh all of the possible results before choosing.

For instance, one of the techniques can involve bonding in a few particular areas of the mouth after teeth whitening with Invisalign. Another option is to undergo gum recontouring surgery following the placement of six veneers. In a nutshell, you have the knowledge you need to carefully examine which activities are most suited for your particular circumstances from the different combinations and plan alternatives that are possible. There is no such thing as a smile makeover kit! It does not necessarily follow that you will have to go through the exact same process in order to achieve the same goals just because one treatment option worked better for a friend.

Numerous Possibilities for Interest-Free Financing

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Assuming you want to spend a little more on your smile makeover, you want to research low-cost monthly payment options so that you can start the procedure as soon as possible. You'll be happy to know that Summerlin Dental Solutions and CareCredit have partnered to offer low-interest and even interest-free financing options for all of their services if this applies to you (including non-cosmetic treatments.)

What happens is as follows: You can apply online or in person at our office, and you will immediately be approved and have access to the money. a device that resembles a debit or credit card. After that, you can use the account number connected to your CareCredit card to pay in full or in part for your dental operations.

In order to give coverage for areas of your care that might not be covered by your usual benefits, such as cosmetic dentistry, it is also possible to combine it with any existing insurance coverage. Depending on the terms of their accounts, the majority of our patients are qualified to get 0% interest on their CareCredit accounts as long as the debt is paid off within 12 to 18 months, or at a low interest rate overall. Since you will be able to afford smaller monthly payments while staying within your budget, you won't have to put off getting a smile makeover because you can't afford larger monthly payments.

Start Your Makeover Sooner Rather Than Later

If there is one thing that we know for sure about dentistry, it is that treating oral health issues when they are discovered early on is more cost-effective than waiting until they have become more serious disorders. The overall cost of the initial treatment will need to be adjusted if you are aware that a porcelain crown is necessary for a tooth but the enamel continues to deteriorate over time. This is due to the enamel's declining cost over time. You can save time and money by resolving the problem as soon as you can, before it has a chance to get worse.

Our mild, customized smile makeover procedures at Summerlin Dental Solutions are available for patients from all walks of life. No matter who you are or where you are in life, whether you are a recent college graduate getting ready to enter the workforce, a busy parent running your own business, or a recent retiree, we are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Cohan to discover more about your choices. Together, we'll be able to help you develop a grin you'll be proud to flash to others.

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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.

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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Sealants In Children

September 3, 2022

When we offer a dental treatment like sealants to you or your kid, our primary objective is to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the therapy. This is because, in the end, the choice of whether or not to go through with the treatment lies solely in your hands. Our dentist in Summerlin will want to go over with you the reasons why the treatment is necessary, what it takes, the benefits of getting it done, and the risks of not having it done so that you have an understanding of all of these things.

For instance, while doing a standard checkup on you or your child, we might notice that some of your teeth or their teeth could benefit from having dental sealants applied. In that scenario, the following information will provide you with all of the details you require concerning this standard practice. In this way, you will be able to make an informed decision regarding whether or not you would like to proceed with allowing your child to undergo sealants.

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What exactly is a dental sealant, and why should you consider getting one?

In a nutshell, a dental sealant can be described as a thin coating that is similar to plastic and tooth-colored. This coating is applied to the biting surface of the back teeth.

When molars (the teeth at the back of the mouth) first emerge in youngsters, the biting surface of these teeth has deep pits and grooves. These locations are more prone to the accumulation of plaque and germs. Even for conscientious parents, it may be impossible to clean these spaces because of their difficult accessibility. As a consequence of this, bacteria are able to colonize them, and cavities begin to form.

A dental sealant is a preventative measure that is used to fill in these pits and grooves, making the biting surface of the tooth smoother and more level. This is accomplished by filling the pits and grooves with a material that is similar to putty. If you do this, less plaque and food debris will stick to your teeth, which will make it much simpler to clean your teeth and reduce the likelihood that you will develop dental decay.

Should Children Necessarily Have Dental Sealants Placed?

A method that is carried out in order to forestall the manifestation of unfavorable outcomes is referred to as a preventative treatment. As a consequence of this, having a sealant applied is not a matter of life and death. It is nothing more than a recommendation that is provided by your dentist in order to assist in helping to reduce the likelihood of a tooth acquiring decay at a later time. Sealants on permanent molars have been shown to lower the risk of decay by as much as 80 percent, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). As a result, the majority of patients believe that this preventative therapy is well worth the investment.

It is natural for teeth with deep grooves and pits to wear down and become flatter after years of use. This process can take several years. However, when determining whether or not to have sealants placed, you should think about whether you are ready to risk the possibility of developing decay in the meantime. If you are, then you should go ahead and decide to have sealants installed. In particular for a child, who may not be as diligent as an adult in the practice of brushing their teeth.

The Process of Dental Sealant Application

The application of dental sealant is a simple, quick, and completely painless technique. After being thoroughly cleaned and polished with a specialized conditioning gel, the tooth is ready for the next step. After that, a bonding agent is brushed over the tooth in small amounts. After that, the material used as a sealant is put into the pits and fissures of the tooth. This causes the sealant to harden and adhere to the tooth when a certain light is shined over the area to cure it.

The procedure described above may need to be carried out more than once if there are a significant number of teeth that need to be sealed.

What is the difference between a sealant and a filling?

When there is a cavity in the tooth that needs to be removed, a restorative procedure called a dental filling is employed. This filling is called a dental filling. A drill will be used to remove the cavity, and you will be given anaesthetic to keep you from feeling any discomfort during the procedure. Since dental sealants in youngsters are not "repairing" anything, the procedure does not require any needles or loud drills.

How a Dental Sealants Spends Its Days
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The majority of sealants are pretty durable and may typically last as long as they were intended to. When the tooth has matured to the point where it does not have deep grooves and pits because of wear, the sealant is no longer required. This occurs when the tooth has worn down to this stage. On the other hand, we will not remove a sealant; rather, we will wait for it to fall out on its own at the appropriate moment. In the event that a sealant breaks down too quickly, it will need to be changed. When your child comes in for his or her regular dental checkups, we will evaluate the condition of each tooth as well as the sealant that protects it.

The Controversy Surrounding Dental Sealants Recent studies have demonstrated that certain dental sealant materials contribute to a very low-level exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). This has caused some individuals to reconsider having the treatment done. The American Dental Association (ADA) states that BPA exposure from dental sealants only lasts for a few hours after implantation, and they believe that the benefits of using dental sealants exceed the potential risks. In point of fact, inhaling air puts you at a greater risk of being exposed to BPA by one hundred times than dental sealants do.

Dental Sealants in Summerlin

Dr. Cohan, our Summerlin dentist, will conduct an examination of your child's teeth in order to determine whether or not sealants are indicated for them. This will take place when you bring your child in for a normal dental cleaning. You may have complete faith that we are looking out for your child's best interests and that we will never recommend preventative treatment that is not in some way actually beneficial to their overall health.

Please do not be reluctant to let us know if you ever experience any feelings of unease or if you have any queries that you would like answered. We take great pleasure in educating our patients about the importance of maintaining good oral health and look forward to the opportunity to do so with you. Please give us a call right away.

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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.

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Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

September 2, 2022
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Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention 

It is important to remember not to dismiss the possibility of developing cavities in your teeth as a remote possibility. Cavities can develop without you even noticing them, and once they do, they can put your life on hold with excruciating toothache until they are treated.

What Exactly Is Tooth Decay, and What Are Its Root Causes?

Plaque is formed from the remnants of food that are still in your mouth after you have finished eating. Acid is produced in your mouth when the bacteria that cause plaque digest the sugars and carbohydrates that are found there. This acid is powerful enough to dissolve and erode the enamel (outer layer) that covers a tooth, which is the condition that is referred to as dental decay (a cavity).

The Different Stages, Symptoms, and Treatments of Tooth Decay

When decay begins to develop in a tooth, it begins on a very small scale. If the issue is not properly diagnosed or is ignored, the cavity will continue to grow and will eventually penetrate deeper into the tooth.

Because tooth decay progresses through stages, there are a variety of symptoms that can be seen, felt, and even tasted at various points in the process.

The appropriate treatment for your cavity will be determined by the extent of the decay as well as the location of the problem.

Stage 1: Enamel Deterioration

When it is in its early stages, a cavity has not yet broken through the enamel of the tooth (outer layer of the tooth).

During this time, the symptoms are not as severe. It's possible that you won't even notice any of them at all. Sometimes you'll notice a dark spot on your tooth, and other times you might feel a slight sensitivity in that area.

Our dentist in Summerlin will remove the affected area of enamel and then fill the void with a tooth-colored filling material. Fillings are a quick solution that is also very affordable and can last for many years.

Stage 2: Dentin

As soon as the decay penetrates the enamel surface, it reaches the dentin layer, which has a soft consistency and is extremely susceptible to decay. Once this layer has been reached, the decay can no longer be stopped. This indicates that the cavity has the potential to rapidly spread once it reaches the dentin.

At this stage, the tooth sensitivity that you have been experiencing should become more apparent. You might experience pain when exposed to cold temperatures, when brushing your teeth, or when eating sweet foods.

If the decay has spread throughout the majority of your tooth, our dentist in Summerlin may suggest getting a crown rather than a filling. This is the case when the decay is more extensive. A crown is a sturdy cap that can be fitted over a tooth in order to protect it from suffering any further deterioration. Because there are more steps involved in this treatment, it does take significantly more time to finish. Additionally, the price is somewhat higher than that of a straightforward filling. Crowns are an investment, but they can last a very long time if they are properly made and maintained, so the money you spend on them is well worth it.

Stage 3: Pulp Chamber

The pulp chamber is reached when the decay has progressed far enough to penetrate the dentin layer. This portion of the tooth houses the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that are found in the tooth. Your tooth will become infected once the cavity has made its way into the pulp of the tooth.

You should prepare yourself for a good deal of discomfort throughout this stage. It's possible that, in addition to the cold temperatures, the heat will start to bother you. You might also find that you have to take pain medication to alleviate a persistent pain that you are experiencing. This might happen.

We are going to take an x-ray of your tooth so that we can be certain that the cavity has spread to the pulp chamber. Root canal therapy is going to be required in order to save and repair your tooth. During this procedure, the nerve tissue will be removed, the canals will be sterilized, and then the canals will be sealed off to prevent bacteria from entering again. In addition to having the treatment done on the nerves of the tooth, it is likely that you will need to have a crown fitted for you. The vulnerable tooth will be protected from further damage as a result of this action.

Stage 4: Abscess

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The roots of your teeth are firmly rooted in your jawbone, so when you look in your mouth, you won't be able to see that portion of your tooth known as the root. Nerve canals are passageways that extend beyond the pulp chamber and run down the length of each root. If your cavity has progressed far enough to reach the nerves of the root, you may start to experience severe tooth pain as well as swelling in the face. If you have an abscess, you will notice that you have what looks like a small pimple on your gums. This is known as a fistula.

An abscess in the mouth or teeth is a serious condition. It's possible that over-the-counter pain medications won't provide you with any relief. Because of the toothache, you might find that you can't sleep at night or that you wake up a lot during the night. There is a possibility that the gum tissue surrounding the affected tooth will swell, and this swelling may spread to the rest of your face. You might also be running a fever.

When a severe infection has set in as a result of a cavity, it is possible that the tooth cannot be saved by having a root canal performed on it. It is possible that an extraction will be required. We will need to take an x-ray of your tooth in order to determine its current state and whether or not it can be saved. If it turns out that we do need to extract it, then getting a dental implant as a replacement tooth might be the best option for you.

Avoiding Dental Caries

Maintaining perfect oral hygiene is the most effective method for warding off cavities. Working together with your dentist in Summerlin for routine cleanings and examinations is the best way to ensure that any issues, should they arise, will be addressed without delay.

If you haven't been to the dentist in a while or if you have any reason to believe that you might have a cavity, it's time to make an appointment with Dr. Cohan. Make an appointment by calling in 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 to Get a Younger Looking Smile: The Secret to a Smile That Will Make You Look Ten to Twenty Years Younger

August 30, 2022
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A number of factors, including the quality of your teeth and mouth, can have a big influence on your overall appearance. When combined with smile wrinkles, teeth that are yellowed or worn down might make you appear older than you really are. You are in luck because there are a few things that our dentist in Summerlin recommends you try in order to obtain a smile that makes you seem years younger and feel better about yourself. This can be accomplished with a little bit of work on your part.

1. To improve the appearance of the fullness of your lips, use cosmetic fillers.

The loss of volume in your lips is a common side effect of getting older, and if you've noticed that your lips aren't as full as they used to be, then you've witnessed one of the typical effects that comes along with getting older. In order for your lips to restore the fullness they previously had, you should talk to your physician about injectable lip fillers. These fillers provide volume to the area around your lips. This dental cosmetic surgery does not have any inherent risks, only requires a short period of time, and produces effects that last for a few months at a time.

2. Eliminate Lip Wrinkles

When some individuals make particular movements with their mouths, the skin that surrounds their lips can generate lines, giving the appearance that their lips are aged and wrinkled as a result.

Combining Botox, which "freezes" the muscles to prevent them from producing those lines in the first place by preventing them from contracting, with dermal fillers, which fill in the surface, is an effective way to get rid of these creases. Dermal fillers fill in the surface, while Botox fills in the surface.

Static lines are the name given to the deep, permanent creases that develop around the mouth and chin over time. Laser treatments are the only way to remove static wrinkles; injectables like Botox and other procedures that are functionally equivalent will not work.

3. Quit Smoking

The decrease in blood circulation that occurs as a direct result of smoking speeds up the natural aging process and makes it more likely that wrinkles will appear. Wrinkles around the mouth area of a smoker's face tend to be more pronounced than wrinkles in other areas of the face because smokers regularly draw their lips together over their cigarettes.

4. Use bleach to lighten the color of your teeth.

The foods and beverages that a person consumes on a regular basis cause their teeth to yellow and become discolored as they get older. It is strongly suggested that you discuss the possibility of bleaching your teeth with a cosmetic dentist if you want to improve the overall appearance of your smile. There are some over-the-counter products that work effectively, but if you want the best results, you should use a professional whitening solution, which our dentist in Summerlin can provide for you free of charge. There are some over-the-counter products that work effectively. There are some products available without a prescription that perform really well. You have the choice of doing your bleaching treatment in the convenience of your own home or coming to our office, where we will do it for you in only one hour. Either way, you will achieve the same results!

5. Realign Your Teeth to Their Proper Position

If you have crooked teeth, it can really cause your smile to look old before its time because of the wear and tear it puts on your teeth. Straightening them will result in a more appealing and uniform appearance for you, which has the potential to make you look years younger than you actually are. The good news is that in order to obtain orthodontic treatment, it will not be necessary for you to wear metal braces at any point during the process. The majority of people in today's society are opting to undergo orthodontic treatment in the form of Invisalign clear aligner therapy in order to realign their teeth properly. You can use this method to straighten your smile by wearing trays that are almost unnoticeable over your teeth. These trays will help to move your teeth into their proper position. Invisalign can straighten your teeth in even less time than it takes for traditional braces to do so. Check with our Summerlin dental office to determine whether you qualify for the discount on your dental work.

6. Fight Back Against the Gum Depression with Some Action

Brushing your teeth excessively aggressively, grinding your teeth, and smiling in a way that doesn't line your teeth properly are some of the behaviors that might contribute to gum recession. As your gums begin to recede, you will be able to view the bases of your teeth, also known as the roots. Because of their dark coloring, one gets the feeling that they have been grinning for a very long time.

You have two options available to you for the treatment of gum recession: you can either have a gum graft placed, in which we fill in the missing gum tissue on your teeth, or you can have the worn areas filled in with a filling substance that matches the color of your teeth. Both of these procedures can be performed by your dentist.

When you brush your teeth, choose a toothbrush that has soft bristles and avoid exerting too much pressure. This will help prevent any further loss of gum tissue that may occur in the future. You may also give some thought to getting an electric toothbrush instead of a traditional manual one. If you are someone who grinds their teeth while sleeping, it is critical that you use a nightguard to protect the enamel on your teeth from being worn down. Nightguards can be purchased over-the-counter, but the nightguards that our dentist in Summerlin can provide for you will have a superior fit and will be designed precisely for your teeth. Nightguards can also be purchased online.

7. Have your teeth filled with white fillings rather than silver fillings.

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It's possible that your grin will create the impression that you have gray and black teeth if you have silver fillings in the teeth that are visible when you smile. After having these old amalgam fillings removed and replaced with new ones that are the same color as your teeth, your smile will have the appearance of having been refreshed by several years.

8. Have any missing teeth replaced as soon as possible.

It's important for the facial structures to have all of your teeth in the right spots so they can provide support. If you start to lose your teeth, you'll also start to lose bone in your jaw, which will cause your cheeks to look sunken in and older than they really are. This happens because tooth loss causes bone loss in the jaw. This is due to the fact that tooth loss and bone loss occur at the same time.

Dental implants and bridges are two options for permanently replacing teeth that have been lost. Both of these procedures can be performed by a dentist. If you are missing a significant number of teeth and have a limited financial budget, one solution to consider is getting a removable partial denture.

9. Have a total transformation performed on your toothy grin.

In addition to other procedures, getting porcelain veneers placed on your teeth is something you should think about doing if you want to make the most significant change to your appearance that you can. Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are created to your specifications and then attached to the front of your natural teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of your smile by making your teeth appear whiter and brighter. This operation can straighten and correct your grin in just a handful of consultations, while also making the shade look substantially more desirable.

10. Don't Forget to Keep a Positive Attitude at All Times

Smiling is the simplest and most cost-effective way to create the impression that you are younger than you really are. When people smile, they give off the impression of being friendlier, more beautiful, and more fun to be around. This hypothesis has been supported by research.

How to Get a Smile That Will Make You Look Ten Years Younger in Summerlin, Nevada (Anti-aging Dentistry)

If you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth and have a smile that gives the impression that you are younger, you should call Dr. Cohan to book a consultation so that he can help you achieve your goals. When it comes to your makeover, we'll consider all of your options and choose the one that works best for you!

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!

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.

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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.

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A Comparison of Dental Veneers vs Dental Crowns

August 27, 2022

 A comparison of dental veneers vs dental crowns, along with advice at your Summerlin Dental Office

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PEOPLE ASK:

What are the most significant distinctions that exist between veneers and dental crowns?

What is the cost, technique, and benefits associated with both veneers and crowns.

Should I get veneers or crowns?

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Crowns or veneers for your teeth? Oh, my! You've identified a problem with your teeth that has to be addressed, but how can you determine when to go in for which procedure? Consult with your dentist to determine the best course of action. However, if you are interested in learning more about each procedure for your personal purposes, continue reading to learn how to pick between veneers and crowns as well as a comparison of the two procedures at your Summerlin Dental Office.

What are veneers?

To begin, you will need to have a complete comprehension of what each procedure includes. Dental veneers are similar to “wafers” in appearance and are bonded to the surface of the front teeth. Porcelain or composite are two examples of the materials that may be used to construct them. The most durable veneers are made of porcelain, but they are also the most costly.

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In order to prepare the front surface of your tooth for the veneer, your dentist will first grind away a little portion of the enamel. This helps the veneer adhere more securely to the tooth by roughening the surface of the enamel of the tooth. In addition to this, it creates room on the front of your tooth for the veneer, which will have a thickness of around 1 millimeter.

After that, at your best cosmetic dentist in Summerlin we will either digitally scan your teeth or develop an impression of them in order to have veneers produced. If your dentist has a machine in the office, then the procedure can be performed on the same day. Or, it will be shipped off to the laboratory, and you will need to return in 1-2 weeks when the veneers are ready to be glued into place.

In the field of cosmetic dentistry, veneers are the treatment of choice for addressing a variety of aesthetic concerns. For instance, teeth that are slightly misaligned or chipped. If your teeth have become significantly discolored and the conventional methods of tooth whitening are not producing the desired results, you may be able to restore your beautiful smile by having veneers placed over all of your front teeth. This will change the color of your teeth and give you back your radiant smile.

It is important to keep in mind that the application of veneers is not a reversible process because of the reduction that is required to create space for the thin layer of material. If one of your veneers is broken or has gotten discolored, the only method to repair it is to replace it with a new one.

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And what exactly are crowns?

When comparing porcelain crowns with veneers, there is an important distinction that needs to be made. Dental crowns are regarded to be a restorative procedure whereas veneers are believed to be simply aesthetic dentistry procedures. They totally encapsulate the tooth, much like a small cap that goes over the top, rather than merely placing a thin coating on the front surface of the tooth.

In most cases, they are employed when the natural tooth structure has been compromised due to the presence of a significant cavity, infection, or fracture caused by a blow to the tooth. Crowns can be placed on any tooth, although they are most commonly seen on the back molars. Veneers, on the other hand, are only ever used on the front teeth.

Your natural tooth will need to be reduced in size and reshaped by the dentist before a crown can be placed on it. Additionally, the dentist will need to get the surface of the tooth ready for bonding. After the tooth structure has been prepared, your dentist will either take a digital scan of it or build a mold of it in order to create a crown that is a precise fit. To reiterate, this might take place in the comfort of one's own workplace or be sent out to a separate laboratory.

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If you need to wait a few weeks for the permanent crown, your dentist will most likely place a temporary crown on your tooth in the meanwhile. While you wait for the permanent crown to be constructed, you will be able to eat and speak without any discomfort thanks to this solution.

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Which one, veneers or crowns, is more long-lasting?

The longevity of any choice is contingent upon a number of variables, including the skill of your dentist and the degree to which you maintain good oral hygiene.

Another significant factor is the material that you decide to use. Whereas composite veneers may only last between 5 and 7 years, porcelain veneers have a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years.

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Many different kinds of materials may be used to construct crowns. Since the beginning of dentistry, gold and alloys of gold have been utilized. This practice dates back thousands of years. Metal crowns are extremely durable and can continue to look beautiful for decades. The most obvious drawback is the fact that you are walking around with a piece of metal in your mouth. Molars are the teeth that often get these crowns put on them.

Dental veneers: Their types, pricing, procedures, and what you may expect from them

Crowns made of porcelain can be crafted to look just like a patient's actual teeth, but they are more brittle. These are often placed on the front teeth in order to improve their appearance.

Crowns made of porcelain that are bonded over a metal alloy combine the benefits of both materials, giving you the best of both worlds. Unfortunately, a thin strip of metal may frequently be seen around the gum line.

How well you care for your teeth will have a substantial impact on how long both of these dental procedures will continue to be effective. Always be sure to clean your teeth and floss on a daily basis, and steer clear of using your teeth as cutting implements, particularly if you have veneers placed on your front teeth. Additionally, do not forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist and to go see them at least twice year.

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Which comes with a higher price tag: veneers or crowns?

The term "Hollywood smile" is commonly used to refer to veneered teeth. They are done for the express goal of improving a person's appearance and may be rather pricey, especially when numerous teeth need to be treated at the same time.

On the other hand, veneers are significantly thinner than crowns. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth, whereas veneers just cover the visible portion of the tooth in front of the gum line.

If you follow that line of reasoning, you would anticipate that the cost of veneers, in comparison to that of crowns, would be lower. In most cases, yes, they are. A porcelain veneer can cost anywhere from $925 to $2,500 per tooth, with the average price falling somewhere in the middle. Veneers produced from composite materials are available for far less money, ranging from $250 to $1,500 per square foot, but you shouldn't expect them to last as long.

The price of a porcelain crown can range anywhere from $1,000 to $3,500 for a single tooth. And that doesn't even take into account the price of the root canal or any of the other dental treatments that may need to be done before the crown can be placed.

Having said that, there is a significant distinction between the two that you should be aware of. The application of veneers is regarded as solely a cosmetic surgery. Therefore, dental insurance will, in most cases, not cover them.

However, crowns are typically utilized in situations where there is a dental issue with the tooth. They can be used to support and protect a tooth that has a significant cavity, or they can be used to keep together a tooth that has been fractured or damaged.

As a consequence of this, dental insurance will often pay for a portion of or the entire surgery.

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of getting veneers versus crowns?

When there are no other dental issues present, veneers are an excellent choice for improving the appearance of one's teeth. It may only be necessary to perform a limited amount of reduction, depending on the kind of veneer, which will result in more of your natural tooth structure being preserved.

Unluckily, veneers will need to be changed when they begin to show signs of wear and tear. Because the procedure cannot be reversed, once you decide to go through with it, you will be required to take care of the results for the rest of your life. Because they do not cover the entirety of your tooth, they leave your natural tooth open to the risk of developing cavities. On the other hand, maintaining good oral hygiene can considerably reduce the risks associated with this.

Crowns made of porcelain are designed to mimic the look and feel of real teeth. In addition, the cap covers the whole of the tooth, so shielding it from the effects of dental decay. Crowns are generally covered by dental insurance when they are put for medical reasons because of their long-lasting nature.

Crowns made of metal are more durable than those made of porcelain, which looks more natural but is more brittle. The use of porcelain over metal can be a fantastic choice; nevertheless, you will need to live with a thin black line at the base of the porcelain. In order to prepare the location for a crown, you will need to have more of your natural tooth ground down. Crowned teeth are known to be more sensitive to extremes of temperature.

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Concerning crowns and veneers, here are some questions to ask your Summerlin Dental dentist.

You should now have a clearer understanding of what both of these processes entail. Be careful to have a conversation with your Summerlin dentist about these concerns before making a decision about which treatment option is best for you.

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How many more years should I anticipate my dental crown to last?

Your dentist will be able to provide you with a more accurate forecast of what to anticipate with the materials that they will select for the surgery.

After the procedure, do you have any recommendations for extra care to take?

Brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day will always be required for optimum oral health. In addition to scheduling two appointments with your Summerlin Dental dentist in your area per year.

Are adjustments to the fit of the crowns included in the price?

Crowns have a tendency to shift slightly after placement, which might throw off your bite. You have the ability to modify them, but you should be aware of any additional costs involved.

What additional possibilities are there to choose from?

If you desire veneers but are concerned about the expense, you might want to consider getting Lumineers instead. This form of veneer is less thick and more affordable than others, but it does not usually conceal severe tooth damage or discoloration.

Dental bonding is a method that can be better suitable for fixing fractured teeth. During this procedure, your dentist will use a specific type of composite resin to rebuild the tooth and replace the area that was lost.

It is possible that extracting a tooth that is seriously damaged and having it replaced with a dental implant would be a better course of action than placing a crown over the tooth.

Are you prepared for an amazing smile?

Rejoice in the fact that contemporary dentistry provides us with so many wonderful alternatives, whichever treatment you decide to go with. Everyone has the potential to achieve the sparkling smile of their dreams if dental care is made more accessible and inexpensive.

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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.

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Dental Abscess: Do I Need My Tooth Pulled Immediately?

August 25, 2022
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There is no way that you could have possibly been ready for an unexpected emergency of a dental abscess that could occur with regard to your mouth, and there is no way that you could have prepared for it. However, in the case of a dental abscess, there are typically some signs and symptoms that will alert you to the possibility that a problem is developing and will prompt you to seek medical attention. If you are able to recognize them, it will be much simpler for you to decide whether or not you need to visit our dentist in Summerlin and schedule an appointment.

Signs that you may be experiencing pain from a dental abscess include the following:

A dental abscess is a potential complication that may arise in response to an infected tooth. You should be on the lookout for the following warning signs, which are listed below:

  • A visible pimple-like fistula on the gum;
  • Having an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • Pus coming from your mouth;
  • Bleeding gums.

Visit your dentist as soon as possible if you experience any of the symptoms described above, as they will be able to advise you on the most effective course of treatment. We can at least help you find some relief from the problem in the here and now, even if you are unable to solve the problem in a way that will prevent it from happening again in the future.

Treatment with Medication for a Specified Amount of Time

It is possible that our dentist in Summerlin will suggest that you take an antibiotic if he or she finds that you do, in fact, have a dental abscess.

It is imperative that you take this medication exactly as prescribed, which includes finishing the entire bottle and adhering to the dosing instructions to the letter. You may start to feel some relief from the pain when the antibiotic finally begins to take effect, which should be around the third day. At this point, you may be tempted to stop taking your medication because you no longer feel the need to do so. It is in your best interest to finish the full course of medication that has been prescribed to you because stopping the treatment early will only speed up the rate at which the infection will return.

Despite this fact, antibiotics are ineffective when it comes to treating abscesses, which are common dental issues. It is imperative that this point be taken into consideration. This medication does not treat the underlying condition; all it does is mask the symptoms temporarily or make them less noticeable. Once a dental abscess has been identified in your mouth, it will not go away on its own after a certain amount of time has passed. You can eliminate the infection completely with the help of our dentist in Summerlin, who will provide you with guidance on the most effective treatment plan to follow.

How to Effectively and Efficiently Treat Your Dental Abscess and Make It Go Away Forever

When it comes to treating a dental abscess, there are two distinct options available to choose from. The condition of your tooth will determine whether you have the option of getting a root canal or having your tooth extracted. If your tooth is in poor health, you will not have either option. Each method has a set of advantages as well as some potential disadvantages.

Therapy in the Form of a Root Canal

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If we find that there is still enough healthy tooth structure left and that the nerve anatomy of your tooth is ideal, you may be able to have root canal therapy performed to save your tooth. This would require us to find that there is still enough healthy tooth structure left and that the nerve anatomy of your tooth is ideal. If we determine that there is sufficient healthy tooth structure still present, then we will be able to accomplish this goal.

During this treatment, the dentist will drill a hole through the chewing surface of the tooth. This will allow the dentist to access the nerve tissue that is located within the tooth. After that, the infected nerve will be removed, and then the canals will be sealed off to prevent any additional infection from occurring.

The treatment of root canals is an extremely common procedure that, in the majority of cases, produces results that can be accurately anticipated. After this procedure has been completed, our dentist will typically move on to the subsequent step, which is the installation of a protective crown, also known as a permanent cover for your tooth. This step typically takes place immediately after the completion of the previous procedure.

It is a significant financial investment to get a root canal and a crown at the same time. However, if the procedure is successful, you will be able to keep your natural tooth for a good number of years into the future.

Having a Tooth Removed From Your Mouth

No one will look down on you or judge you in any way if you decide against getting a root canal done at all. It is possible that some patients will not even have the option of having their tooth saved because there is not enough of the healthy tooth left. This is due to the fact that there is not enough of the healthy tooth left.

Having a tooth extracted is one of the most cost-effective and least invasive ways to permanently cure an abscess, which can be done at a fraction of the cost of other treatment options. After analyzing the x-ray of your tooth, we will be able to provide you with an estimate of the level of difficulty that is associated with the extraction of your tooth. Because the roots of the front teeth and the majority of the premolars are only one or two millimeters in diameter, their removal does not present a significant challenge.

Molars are notoriously difficult to clean because they have three to four roots, each of which can be extremely long and twisted. As a result, cleaning a molar is a notoriously difficult task. It is possible that you will end up needing to schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon who specializes in the removal of teeth in order to have your tooth extracted.

You should give some thought to the potential negative consequences of living with a gap in your smile caused by the absence of a tooth before making a final decision about whether or not to have your abscessed tooth extracted before making a final decision about whether or not to have your abscessed tooth extracted.

For instance, once you have a space because a tooth has been extracted, the teeth on either side of the gap will begin to angle toward it in an effort to fill it in. This is because the teeth on either side of the gap are trying to fill the space left behind by the extracted tooth. This behavior is a perfectly normal reaction to the missing tooth. The way your bite feels may be significantly altered, and not in a positive way, as a result of this.

It is possible for the opposing tooth on the opposing arch to become super-erupted, which means that it protrudes out of its socket. This can happen if the opposing tooth on the opposing arch is not properly cared for. This takes place because the patient is searching for something they can touch.

In addition, if you are missing teeth, this can cause the skin on your face to sag, which can lead to you looking older and having more wrinkles. This can happen if you haven't been taking care of your teeth.

Identifying the Cause of Your Dental Abscess

Time is of the essence if you want to have any chance of saving the abscessed tooth you currently have. Call Dr. Cohan, our dentist in Summerlin, as soon as you notice the first symptoms of this condition so that he can determine whether or not you do, in fact, have an infection and what kind of treatment you'll need to get it fixed.

Call the office of our Summerlin dentist right away if you feel you require an in-depth examination to check your teeth for any abnormalities. We are excited to finally put a face to your name.

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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.

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What Kind of Foods Should I Avoid After Getting A Dental Implant? Our Suggestions for a Speedy Recovery.

August 23, 2022
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If you are going to be receiving a dental implant at Summerlin Dental Solutions in the near future, or if you already have one, you may be wondering what kinds of foods you are allowed to eat while you are healing and recovering from the surgery. In this blog post, we will explain our nutritional suggestions in addition to a few more healing and recovery advice gleaned from Dr. Marianne Cohan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Healthiest Foods to Consume Following Your Dental Implant Procedure

After having dental implant surgery, you should restrict your diet to foods that are soft and don't need a lot of chewing for the first few days. After your treatment, you shouldn't consume anything that isn't very soft or liquid for the first day afterward. Because of the numbing chemicals that were used during your surgery, it is important that you do not bite your tongue or chew on your mouth during this time.

We advise that you consume things like smoothies, yogurt, ice cream, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, creamy soups and broth, and other foods of a similar soft and liquid consistency immediately following surgery.

Moving on to meals that require a little bit more chewing, such as macaroni and cheese, pancakes, rice, soft bread, cooked vegetables, eggs, and spaghetti, can be done over the course of the subsequent week or two.

After one to two weeks, you should be able to slowly start reintroducing items that are more difficult to chew, such as meat and raw vegetables with a high fiber content. This, however, is contingent upon how rapidly you recover. In addition, you should refrain from chewing on the side of your mouth that contains the implant for a minimum of two weeks.

Additional Guidelines for Recovery Following the Insertion of Implants

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Do you want to ensure that you recuperate quickly after having an implant placed? It takes different amounts of time for different people to heal, but the following are some general pointers that should make your recovery go more smoothly.

  • Don't skip meals — It's possible that you won't feel like eating for a while, especially in the first few days after the surgery when you might be in a lot of pain or sick to your stomach. However, maintaining a nutritious diet is key for maintaining your strength and vitality, so you should try your best to eat regularly and ensure that you consume a enough amount of food on a daily basis.
  • Keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking a lot of water. This will not only assist your body stay healthy but will also make you feel better following your surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for a few days — For at least two to three days, it is recommended that you refrain from engaging in strenuous activity such as exercising or heavy exertion in general, such as carrying large boxes or furniture. This can assist minimize bleeding as well as any discomfort that may be experienced.
  • Make sure to take care of your mouth. Beginning 24 hours after your procedure, you should gargle with a solution of salt and water first thing in the morning, after each meal, and before going to bed. You may also begin brushing, but be careful not to brush the surgical site directly until your follow-up consultation with Dr. Barker has confirmed that it is safe to do so.
  • Never use tobacco products or smoke - Both smoking and using oral tobacco can slow the healing process and even lead to the full failure of an implant if used regularly. While you are still recovering following implant surgery, under no circumstances can you smoke or use any form of tobacco product.

If you want the healing process for your dental implant to go smoothly, make sure to follow Dr. Cohan's instructions.

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Dr. Cohan will provide you a detailed set of aftercare instructions to adhere to in the event that you obtain a dental implant at Summerlin Dental Solutions. These instructions are meant to be used while you are recovering from the procedure. If you adhere to their instructions to the letter, you may expect the process to go off without a hitch.

Are you interested in getting dental implants in Summerlin or Las Vegas?

Make an appointment with Dr. Cohan at Summerlin Dental Solutions by calling (702)341-9160, visiting our online booking system right now, or scheduling an appointment online right now to find out if implant therapy is the best option for you.

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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.

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Does It Hurt When You Get Cavities Filled?

August 22, 2022
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It's natural to be concerned or anxious about getting cavities repaired in your tooth.

It is possible for fillings to cause discomfort in some patients. However, the majority of them only produce minimal to nonexistent pain during the process.

Take a few deep breaths and keep reading if you are avoiding going to the dentist because you are terrified of the pain that you will experience there. We will describe the process of cavity filling and let you know what to anticipate in terms of the level of pain or discomfort you may experience.

What factors influence how painful a filling procedure will be?

If you have a cavity in your tooth, your dentist will almost certainly advise you to get it filled as soon as humanly possible.

In order to alleviate the discomfort that cavities can cause and to remove the risk of a more serious infection, fillings are often performed. If the cavity is not treated, it can spread to the pulp of the tooth, which is extremely painful.

Cavities that are left untreated can result in the need for more invasive procedures, such as root canal therapy or tooth extraction.

When you get a cavity filled, your dentist will remove the decay that is already present in the tooth and then restore the tooth to its normal shape. This improves the health of your mouth and makes it feel more comfortable.

Your dentist will talk to you about what to anticipate throughout the operation, as well as the extent to which it will go. This is dependent on a number of different aspects. Here are some of the potential causes of discomfort during a filling procedure:

Measurements of the cavities width and depth

Decay of teeth is an ongoing process. It manifests as initially as white patches on the tooth enamel, which are brought on by minute amounts of mineral loss. Through maintaining good oral hygiene or receiving fluoride treatments, you can help put a halt to tooth decay.

On the other hand, if the enamel of the tooth continues to wear away, you can develop a cavity that needs to be filled.

Cavities that are found to be relatively little and treated at an early stage are the most straightforward and expedient to treat. If your cavity isn't particularly deep, you may not feel very much discomfort at all.

It is important to bear in mind that topical numbing gel does not numb the tooth tissue; rather, it numbs only the gums themselves so that the needle does not cause any pain or discomfort while the injection is being administered.

Some individuals suffer from a fear of needles, which causes them to dread getting the injection more than any other aspect of the process. However, other individuals only dislike the numb feeling that continues to exist in the face and tongue after a cavity has been filled.

A local application of numbing gel may be all that is necessary to fully remove any discomfort felt in the gums in certain cases. In any other case, your dentist will be able to halt the drilling and give you an injection of anesthetic if you start to feel any pain during the procedure.

Cavities that are deeper necessitate the removal of further deterioration and require more time to fill. In addition, deep cavities are located closer to the tooth's nerve ends than shallower cavities. During the process, these particular kinds of cavities have the potential to produce a greater amount of discomfort.

If you don't have a particularly high threshold for discomfort, your dentist may probably suggest getting an injection of anesthesia before working on deep cavities.

Where the cavity is located on the tooth

There are three different kinds of cavities, namely:

  • cavities with a smooth surface, which develop on the lateral walls of the mouth
  • cavities known as pits and fissures, which can be found on the chewing surfaces of molars
  • root cavities, which are holes that develop close to the roots of teeth

When detected in their early stages, the vast majority of root cavities can be treated with relative ease. Small root cavities can typically be simply filled with local anesthesia.

Because the cementum at the base of the tooth is a softer substance, it can decay considerably more rapidly than the rest of the tooth. Roots that are exposed as a result of receding gums are also susceptible to decay due to the fact that roots are not as durable as enamel.

Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, is the cause of these types of cavities almost all of the time. The gums pull away from the teeth as a result of periodontal disease, exposing the sensitive root surface of the tooth.

The total amount of cavities

If you have multiple cavities in the same region of your mouth, your dentist may suggest treating all of them at the same time to save you time.

Because of this, the treatment could take significantly longer, which could result in increased discomfort. During the operation, you will be required to keep your mouth open for an extended amount of time, which may result in discomfort in the jaw or nausea.

It is possible that the extended process will require you to get extra anesthetic.

What kinds of numbing agents are there to choose from?

It is the purpose of numbing medications to eliminate or significantly lessen feelings of pain and discomfort.

Your dentist will provide a local anesthetic (such lidocaine, benzocaine, or epinephrine) in order to numb your tooth, gum, and jaw before performing the procedure. Because the nerves in your mouth won't be able to send any pain signals to your brain when these agents are present, you won't feel any discomfort when the dentist starts to drill into your teeth. There may be a tiny degree of discomfort that is described as a light sting, but this is simply an indication that the anesthetic is doing its job and the pain should subside shortly.

It's possible that your dentist has a personal preference for a particular brand. Talk to your dentist about the anesthetic they intend to use and the reasons they believe it will be most beneficial for you.

The following are some of the common numbing drugs that are used:

  • Lidocaine. This is one of the numbing gels that is used the most frequently. Additionally, it is administered intravenously as an anesthetic.
  • Benzocaine. This is also used as a numbing gel for adults and children over the age of 2, and can be purchased over the counter.
  • Epinephrine. When combined with the anesthetic, this component can assist the anesthetic take effect more quickly and maintain its effects for a longer period of time.

If you know or suspect that you have an allergy to any of these drugs or to any other kind dental anesthesia, be careful to let your dentist know.

If you're anxious, you might also find relief from nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas), which is delivered to the patient in the form of a breathing mask that covers the nose. Nitrous oxide can be used to lessen the sensation of pain, but its primary purpose is to calm fear and anxiety.

Is there pain after a filling?

After the operation, it is possible that your tooth can feel unpleasant or sensitive for up to two days.

It is natural to feel some discomfort, and it should only last for a short time. If you are experiencing substantial discomfort or observe any swelling or pus, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible. This could be an indication that you have an infection or that you require extra treatment, such as a root canal.

Any sensitivity or mild pain may become more severe if you consume something that is either extremely hot or extremely cold. It's possible that breathing in chilly air will also make your teeth tingle or feel painful.

It's also possible that, for the next several days, your gums will feel raw or sore, particularly when you clean or floss your teeth.

Why Take Such a Risk? The use of fillings is preferable to the alternative.

If you are still nervous about getting a filling, it may assist to understand why one would get a filling in the first place if you want to reduce your anxiety about the procedure. Cavities are the reason why we need to have fillings. Cavities, also known as decaying areas in teeth, can be recognized on a tooth's surface as the appearance of very small holes. Acids released by harmful bacteria known as plaque, which adheres to your teeth and feeds on food debris that is left in your mouth after meals, are the root cause of these problems.

If cavities are not filled and allowed to progress unchecked, the decay can get so severe that it reaches the nerve within the bone, causing excruciating agony. This can happen if cavities are not filled and allowed to progress unchecked. If the cavity continues to spread and reaches the gum, it is possible that this may also cause a great deal of discomfort, and it may even lead to an infection. Ultimately, the tooth will be lost.

When cavities have progressed to this stage, the essential treatments consist of more intensive procedures such as root canals and extractions. The discomfort associated with these treatments is significantly worse than that of getting a filling. As a consequence of this, getting a filling is invariably the best alternative that comes with the fewest adverse consequences.

It is not necessary for patients to feel anxious when receiving treatment for oral health issues or having cavities filled. At Summerlin Dental Solutions, our highly trained and empathetic dental specialists are able to attend to all of your dental requirements and ensure that you leave our office with a smile. Make an appointment with one of our in-house specialists here at Summerlin Dental Solutions in Las Vegas to get a cavity filled if you believe you may have one. You may get an appointment for the same day by calling the number (702)341-9160 today.

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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.

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Dental X-Rays While Pregnant

August 18, 2022
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Receiving Dental X-Rays While You Pregnant

There are a lot of things to think about when you are expecting a child for the first time, and this is especially true during the time that you are pregnant. In the end, you are suddenly responsible for not only your own growth but also the growth and well-being of another small being in addition to yourself. This means that your responsibilities expand significantly.

It is safe to get dental x-rays taken while pregnant, even in the early stages of pregnancy. This information should put your mind at ease regarding your oral health and the wellbeing of your unborn child. There is consensus amongst experts on this point, which is another reason why you shouldn't be concerned about it.

Is It Safe to Get X-Rays Done at the Dentist While You're Pregnant?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have all come to the conclusion that it is perfectly safe to receive dental x-rays during pregnancy.

They worked together on a publication in 2017, in which they stated that x-rays that are taken of the teeth and mouth do not directly target the reproductive organs, and as a result, do not expose those organs to radiation. Therefore, receiving an X-ray of your teeth while you are pregnant is perfectly safe provided that the procedure is carried out with the appropriate shields to protect those organs from the radiation. Even x-rays of the teeth that are taken during the first trimester "do not involve any risk to the unborn child."

Having said that, if you're like a lot of other new parents, you still want all of the information before you make a decision, and we completely understand that you feel that way. This is what the scientific community has to say about getting dental X-rays while you are nursing your baby or while you are pregnant, in case you were wondering what they think about it.

What exactly does it mean when teeth are x-rayed?

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In order to help you make a decision about receiving dental X-rays while you are pregnant that is completely informed, let's take a moment to first understand what diagnostic X-rays are and how they function. This will assist you in making an informed decision about whether or not you should receive dental X-rays while you are pregnant. You will then be able to make a decision that is well informed as a result of this.

X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that can pass through the majority of different materials, including the human body. When X-rays pass through any part of your body and arrive at an X-ray detector on the other side of your body, an image will appear showing the "shadows" formed by the objects inside your body. This occurs when the X-rays travel through your body from one side to the other.

When bones and teeth are viewed through a radiograph, they produce a high contrast and appear white on the X-ray film or digital image because they are so dense. This is because they are being viewed by a radiograph. Any place where there is a hole, such as where there are fractures in your bone or cavities in your teeth, will show up as various shades of gray. X-rays can sometimes be helpful in identifying dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, both of which could result in the need for additional treatment if not addressed.

Concerns About the Effects of Dental X-Rays on the Unborn Child in Women Who Are Pregnant

Even dental x-rays taken very early on in a pregnancy have not been shown to have any negative effects on the mother or the developing baby. This is the conclusion that has been reached after extensive research.

X-rays are a source of concern because of the radiation that they may expose an unborn child to, which may result in the child being harmed. Even though it is true that being exposed to a very high level of radiation poses risks, such as having an abortion or having a child born with a defect, these high levels of radiation exposure only occur during intensive treatments, such as radiation therapy for cancer. These high levels of radiation exposure pose risks even though it is true that being exposed to a very high level of radiation poses risks.

What Opinions the Scientific Community Has Regarding Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy and Its Possible Effects

They have a significant amount of knowledge regarding the effects of radiation exposure during pregnancy as a result of their study of women and children whose lives were impacted by the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ACOG scientists studied women and children whose lives were impacted by the atomic bombs. The researchers arrived at the conclusion that in order to cause any kind of damage to the developing baby, a very high dose of X-ray radiation would have to be given to the pregnant woman while it was being administered. X-rays used in dentistry only produce a small portion of this total amount of radiation.

According to a report that was written by board-certified radiologist Adam Evearitt and published in the Journal of the Colorado Dental Association, the average radiation dose that you receive from having two dental X-ray films taken is 0.002, and this information can be found in the report. In addition, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reported that "fetal risk of abnormalities, growth restriction, or [miscarriage] have not been reported with radiation exposure of less than 50." This was stated in their report.

Simply put, in order to cause any kind of harm to your unborn child, you would need 25,000 times the amount of radiation that is emitted by dental X-rays, and in most cases even more than that. This is because dental X-rays only emit a very small amount of radiation.

In addition, the minuscule dose of radiation that you receive from a dental X-ray while you are pregnant is extremely concentrated and directed at your mouth, which means that the fetus will not be exposed to the x-ray in any way. If you have any questions about whether or not you should get an X-ray while you are pregnant, talk to your doctor.

"Dental radiation has always been considered safer than other forms of medical radiation because it is directed to areas of the body that just aren't radiosensitive," Evearitt explains. "This is because dental radiation is directed to areas of the body that just aren't radiosensitive." Because dental radiation is directed to areas of the body that simply aren't radiosensitive, this is the result.

If I were to get X-rays of my teeth while I was still nursing, would that be safe?

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Even after giving birth, many first-time mothers continue to worry that they may be endangering their children by exposing them to potentially harmful chemicals through their breast milk. This is a concern that is shared by first-time mothers who are breastfeeding their children. It is perfectly safe for nursing mothers and their children to be exposed to x-rays, just as it is perfectly safe to get dental x-rays while pregnant. X-rays, on the other hand, are completely risk-free.

In an article that she penned for Baby Center, pediatrician Natasha Burgert reassured nursing mothers that it is safe for them to undergo chest X-rays and dental X-rays while breastfeeding their children. The article was written for the purpose of providing information to nursing mothers. The radiation that is emitted during an X-ray does not remain in breast milk after the time that the scan was performed, so your child will not be put in danger as a result of the procedure. This information was provided by Dr. Burgert.

Talk to your dentist about getting X-rays of your teeth while you're expecting, and make sure to let them know about your pregnancy.

Never fail to inform your dentist if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any reason to suspect that you might be pregnant, whether or not you actually know for sure that you are pregnant. If you are at all concerned about this topic or are already a patient at the practice, your dentist will likely suggest that you wear a lead apron during your examinations in order to shield any scattered radiation from your reproductive organs.

In point of fact, this is correct regardless of whether or not you are pregnant, and it is also correct regardless of whether you are a man or a woman. Both genders should take this into consideration. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that the use of lead aprons reduces the amount of x-ray radiation exposure by more than ninetieth of the original amount.

In addition, the American Dental Association recommends that children, pregnant women, and women of childbearing age wear a lead-lined thyroid collar whenever they have dental X-rays taken in order to increase the level of protection that they receive. This is done in order to decrease the likelihood that these individuals will develop cancer.

During pregnancy, it is essential to take proper care of both your teeth and gums in order to keep your overall health in good standing. It is important that you discuss getting dental x-rays while pregnant with your dentist, and that you schedule this procedure as part of your regular preventive visit. Additionally, it is important that you schedule this procedure as part of your regular preventive visit.

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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.

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Receding gums: Causes, symptoms, & treatment

August 17, 2022
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Causes, symptoms, and treatment options for receding gums.

To begin, a condition known as receding gums is extremely frequent. There are several causes of receding gums, including improper oral hygiene, hereditary factors, and oftentimes simply plain old age. Because so few people are aware of how to treat them, many people choose to ignore their symptoms rather than seek appropriate medical attention. And sadly, as time passes, this tooth condition will grow much more severe, which may have an effect on your oral health.

What exactly is meant by "receding gums"?

A condition known as receding gums, also known as gingival recession, occurs when the gum tissue that normally surrounds and attaches to your teeth begins to recede or wear away. When this takes place, the roots of your teeth may become visible, gaps may begin to appear, and bacteria and plaque may begin to accumulate on your teeth. Worse yet, if you don't address it, the bone structure of your teeth and the tissue around them grow more vulnerable to injury. If the condition is serious enough, you could even end up losing a tooth.

What are the signs and symptoms of gum recession?

It takes the majority of people a significant amount of time to recognize the symptoms of gum disease and gum recession. Frequently, they are unaware of the problem until their teeth become excessively sensitive to sweet foods, acidic meals, and liquids of varying temperatures. The more your gums recede or shrink, the more obvious the condition becomes, and the more severe your symptoms are likely to become.

It is crucial to seek treatment as soon as you discover the first hint that something is wrong with your dental health in order to keep your dental health under control. If you are familiar with the symptoms of gum recession, you may be able to detect the problem at an earlier stage. The following is a list of typical warning indicators that you should keep an eye out for:

Roots that are exposed; long teeth; gums that are red or inflamed (gingivitis); painful gums; soreness; tooth sensitivity; bad breath; pus between the gums and teeth; bleeding; exposed roots.

If you keep a close eye on your teeth on a regular basis, you should be able to spot any changes that occur. When cleaning your teeth or eating tough meals is generally the time when bleeding and pain are most visible.

Why do gums pull away from the teeth?

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There are a variety of potential causes of gum recession. You will be able to determine your level of danger if you are aware of them. The following are some of the most frequently seen causes:

  • Periodontal disease (periodontitis);
  • Harsh brushing;
  • Poor oral hygiene;
  • Crooked teeth;
  •  Misaligned bite;
  • Hormone fluctuations;
  • Genetics;
  • Aging.

There is a strong genetic component to gum recession. Despite the best efforts of 30% of the world's population, people still have a genetic predisposition to develop gum disease, regardless of how well they care for their teeth. In circumstances such as these, the gums and tissues are frequently susceptible to inflammation; this is the primary factor contributing to the recession of the gums. Find a dentist to discuss your dental health with if you think you could be at risk for this issue and want more information about it.

Periodontal disease

According to research, periodontal diseases, often known as gum disorders, impact anywhere from 20 percent to 50 percent of the population worldwide. This condition is an infection of the gums that gradually eats away at the gum tissues. If treatment is not sought, it can have an effect on the bone that is responsible for supporting the teeth and cause the roots to lose their hold. This is one of the key reasons why the gum line is pulling away from the teeth.

An aggressive brushing

We always recommend that you floss and brush your teeth, but if you do either of those things too vigorously, it can be harmful to your gum health and lead to receding gums. When you brush your teeth too roughly, you run the danger of causing damage to the enamel, which is the outermost covering of the teeth. The enamel will begin to wear away over time, which may also result in a receding gum line if left untreated.

Poor oral hygiene

Plaque and tartar are likely to continually form on your teeth if you do not properly care for them by brushing and flossing them on a routine basis and using an antibacterial mouthwash. In addition to this, the mucus, food particles, and germs that are stuck in your tonsils make it more likely that you may develop tonsil stones. These stones have the potential to cause significant discomfort as well as edema.

Shifts in hormone levels

The teeth may be more prone to gum recession as a result of changes in hormone levels, such as those that occur during pregnancy, menopause, or puberty.

Getting diagnosed

A diagnosis of receding gums may only be made by a dentist. You will need to see a doctor to undergo a full physical checkup, which can help identify any underlying dental problems. In addition to this, the dentist might use a probe, which is essentially a little ruler, to determine the depth of each gum pocket. It is generally agreed upon by specialists that healthy gums should have a pocket size of between 1 and 3 millimeters. A space that is any larger than that is unquestionably an indication of gum recession.

How are gums that have receded been treated?

There are many different treatment options available for treating receding gums, and the one that is best for you will be determined by the status of your oral health. In many cases, gum recession can be easily managed by just maintaining regular dental cleanings. On other occasions, you might require surgical intervention.

The following is a list of the common treatments that you can anticipate receiving:

  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Thorough cleaning
  • Antibiotics, Medications, Surgery

Your dentist will clean the regions that are impacted by gum recession if it is only minor and you are experiencing it. Plaque and tartar will be removed in a methodical manner throughout this treatment in order to facilitate gum tissue regeneration. In any case, it is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months. This strategy for preventing future problems will help to reduce the likelihood of their occurrence.

A deep cleaning, which is also known as root planing and scaling, is a procedure that does not involve surgery. At this point, your dentist will provide a local anesthetic before scraping away all of the plaque and tartar that has accumulated on your teeth. You will be able to rid your gums of that troublesome bacteria and get everything back on track with the help of this process.

Antibiotics may be prescribed to you following the surgery in the event that there are any bacteria that have not been eradicated despite the treatment. Additional medicine, such as antiseptic chips, enzyme suppressants, or topical antibiotic gels, may be prescribed by a periodontist for patients undergoing a more intensive course of treatment.

However, if the gum recession is severe (characterized by exceedingly deep pockets and bone loss), surgical correction will be necessary. That indicates that your bones or gum tissues require resuscitation, and the only way that may be accomplished is through a surgical surgery.

The goal of gum surgery is to restore any damaged areas that may have contributed to the receding gum line. This can be accomplished by grafting healthy gum tissue onto the exposed bone. By performing surgery, dentists are able to access parts of the bone that are typically difficult to get and remove bacteria that could be damaging to the patient. You will have a lower chance of having severe dental problems as a result of this. Also, keep in mind that the longer you wait to get treatment, the more severe the recession of your gums will become. Therefore, as soon as you become aware that your gums are receding, schedule an appointment with your dentist.

How to help prevent gums from pulling away from the teeth

In many cases, receding gums can be avoided entirely or at least significantly slowed down. By maintaining good dental hygiene, quitting smoking, using a toothbrush with gentle strokes and soft bristles, and utilizing a toothbrush that fits these criteria, you can lessen the likelihood of gum recession occurring.

Another important step is to visit Summerlin Dental Solutions on a consistent basis, which is especially important if your teeth are prone to the accumulation of plaque and tartar.

Is there a natural remedy for gum recession?

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Consider the foods you eat and any other potentially unhealthy routines or habits you may have. According to the available data, smoking is one of the most important factors that contributes to the development of periodontal disease and gum recession. It leads to considerable tooth loss, an increase in the number of pocket depths, and it has an effect on the bones.

According to the findings of several pieces of study, nutrition also plays an important part in maintaining healthy gums. The production of healthy bone, an increase in periodontal regeneration, and the maintenance of your general oral health are all supported by a diet that is nutritionally sound.

But let's talk about carbs; if you consume an excessive amount of them, some of the food that you eat will become lodged in your oral cavity. If the plaque is allowed to remain in place for a few days, it will mineralize, resulting in calculus being formed. Plaque formation is also exacerbated by a diet that is consistently high in sugar and starchy carbohydrates.

Your diet has a significant impact on how prone you are to gum disease, receding gums, and cavities in your teeth. If you follow a healthy diet, you will ensure that your body receives an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals, both of which are important for maintaining healthy gums.

Therefore, if you want to learn how to stop gum recession naturally, you should strive to keep a balanced diet that is high in vegetables. And stop smoking.

What is the most effective toothpaste for gum recession, and where can I buy it?

The most effective toothpastes for gum recession are those that are formulated specifically for sensitive teeth and the prevention of cavities. You should look for an anti-cavity toothpaste that may reduce inflammation, prevent bleeding gums, reinforce the enamel, and thoroughly clean the pockets in your teeth. There are products available that can be helpful, such as Parodontax Complete Protection and Colgate Sensitive.

Can gums that have receded grow back?

No, gums that have receded cannot grow back. This condition cannot be reversed. Nevertheless, by receiving treatment, you will be able to arrest the worsening of the condition. In this way, you can prevent yourself from developing more severe dental difficulties.

Where can I locate a dentist who specializes in treating gum recession in Summerlin?

Make an appointment at Summerlin Dental Solutions that is known for their excellence in your area. It is important to keep in mind that the sooner you begin treatment, the better the results will be.

Regular dental checkups will do a lot of good for your teeth, especially if you are struggling with minor gum recession; therefore, you should invest in dental cleaning as frequently as possible. You won't have the pearly whites and pink gums you've always dreamed of overnight, but you will get there in the end.

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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.

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Waterpik vs. Flossing: The Great Comparison

August 16, 2022

Waterpik or Floss? To keep one's mouth in good condition, flossing should be done on a daily basis, at the very least once. Did you know that the water flosser, which is more generally known as a waterpik, has been increasingly popular in recent times? Which of these two practices—using a waterpik or flossing—is more effective? Discover the answers to these questions, as well as other information on how to preserve your dental health, by reading this article.

Which method of flossing, using a Waterpik or the old-fashioned way, is better for the health of your mouth? In addition to brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing should be a part of your regular regimen for maintaining good oral hygiene. Because it enables you to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria that are trapped in hard-to-reach locations in your mouth, getting in between your teeth is an essential step in the process of ensuring that you have good dental health. This is because it allows you to access areas of your mouth that are otherwise difficult to access.

Flossing, which is commonly done with a fine thread made of nylon or Teflon, is the most common way to clean the spaces in between a person's teeth and is considered the most effective method. This string is threaded between the teeth in order to loosen and remove any debris that has worked its way all the way up into the crevices of the teeth.

On the other hand, traditional dental floss is being gradually phased out in favor of the usage of the Waterpik, which is becoming increasingly popular. It accomplishes the same goals as traditional floss, but does so by employing a jet of water rather of the floss itself. Which one do you think would be the most beneficial to you in the long run?

Waterpiks

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When you use a Waterpik to clean your teeth, the device applies pressure on the water before releasing it. This helps remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. The water helps flush out food residue that has accumulated between your teeth and along the gumline, as well as stimulates your gums and makes them more responsive.

Water flossers, such as Waterpiks and other variants, can be of tremendous assistance to people who struggle with any of the following conditions:

Because they are more compact than traditional floss, water flossers are much simpler to use in and around orthodontic appliances, including as braces. When compared to string floss, using dental wax reduces or eliminates the risk of something being lodged in the brackets and wires of your orthodontic appliances.

  • If you have sensitive gums, it is best to use a water flosser because it causes less discomfort than traditional flossing methods.
  • Implants, crowns, and fixed bridgework: dental prosthodontics If you are going to have any of these dental procedures done, you might consider purchasing a water flosser instead. This is due to the fact that as opposed to using string floss, utilizing a jet of water to clean between your teeth substantially minimizes the possibility that you will cause damage to the treated parts of your teeth.
  • Difficulty manipulating string floss between teeth: If you have arthritis or another condition that impairs your dexterity and makes it difficult for you to handle string floss between your teeth, a water flosser might be a good choice for you. Another reason to consider a water flosser is if you find it difficult to manipulate string floss between your teeth.
  • What kinds of advantages are associated with making use of a Waterpik?
  • Ease of Use: The majority of individuals discover that utilizing an oral irrigator, such as a Waterpik or a related gadget, is much simpler than using string floss to clean between their teeth. Once the water temperature and power level have been adjusted to your tastes, using a Waterpik is a reasonably basic operation; however, at the beginning, you might need to experiment a little before you get the hang of it.
  • Cleans areas that are difficult to access: If you have periodontal pockets or teeth that are tightly spaced, you may find that a Waterpik is particularly useful for you. Because of them, you will be able to access areas of your mouth that would normally be difficult to get.
  • Helps to maintain fresh breath for an extended period of time Regular use of a water flosser can be an effective way to maintain fresh breath for an extended period of time.

Oral irrigators like Waterpiks, which come with a variety of pressure settings, allow for a degree of customization in terms of how they are utilized. This gives you the ability to choose the pressure that is most conducive to your desired level of comfort. If you suffer from sensitive gums, you will find this advantage to be really beneficial.

What are some of the drawbacks associated with using a Waterpik?

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It is possible that the water pressure provided by the Waterpik will not always be sufficient to completely remove the plaque that has accumulated on your teeth. There is a common misconception that using floss prior to using a Waterpik can give superior results.

The cost of a Waterpik is substantially higher than the cost of the more conventional form of floss, string. In the same way that other kinds of water flossers do, using a Waterpik necessitates that you have availability to both a source of running water and an electrical outlet. As a consequence of this, making use of them while traveling may not be the most convenient option.

Dentists — do they recommend the use of Waterpiks?

Plaque that has accumulated on the surface of your teeth might be difficult to remove, but using a Waterpik, as recommended by the American Dental Association, can assist you in doing so. However, the vast majority of dental practitioners continue to recommend utilizing string floss rather than water flossers whenever it is at all possible.

If I use a Waterpik, will it be harmful to my gums and teeth in any way?

Your oral health will not suffer in any way as a result of utilizing a Waterpik, as doing so is totally risk-free and won't bring about any adverse effects. In point of fact, drinking water does not put the same amount of pressure on your gums as does flossing. When compared to the more common practice of flossing with string, this implies that using a water flosser results in a lower rate of bleeding gums than the typical method of flossing with string.

When using a water flosser for an extended period of time, if you experience any bleeding, swelling, or discomfort, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible to make an appointment. Keep in mind that if you haven't been regularly flossing your teeth, using a Waterpik for the first time may cause you to experience some discomfort that could last for up to two weeks. This is due to the fact that it takes some time for your gums to get used to the activity of the Waterpik before you can successfully utilize it.

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Flossing

Water flossing is a very recent innovation in comparison to the more conventional method of flossing with string, which dates back many centuries. Originally made from unwaxed silk, floss is now also available in nylon and Teflon varieties.

Waxed floss and unwaxed floss are the two varieties of dental floss that are sold commercially. If you find that after utilizing floss you frequently are unable to remove it from in between your teeth, you should examine the type of floss that you are employing. It is recommended that you convert to waxed floss if you are currently using floss that is not waxed. In addition, floss can be purchased in a variety of flavors. The flavoring can also make the mouth feel and taste fresher after flossing, which can make the activity more appealing to children and other people who struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits.

Everyone should make flossing their teeth a consistent part of their routine in order to ensure that they have healthy teeth and gums. Everyone should make it a point to floss their teeth at least once every single day at the bare minimum. You should only use a water flosser, such as a Waterpik or another type of water flosser, in addition to your normal routine of cleaning your teeth and flossing them. This is still the case even if you are able to floss your teeth without risking injury. Because it was not designed to perform that function, you shouldn't use it as a replacement for string flossing unless you really don't have any other choice.

What are some of the benefits associated with using dental floss?

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  • Control: One of the most significant advantages of using string floss is that it allows users complete control over the cleaning procedure. When using string floss, the thread can be maneuvered in a variety of ways to fully clean each and every tooth. The effectiveness of string flossing is ensured as a result of this. In addition to this, you can utilize it to access the areas in between your teeth that are difficult to reach.
  • Thorough cleaning: If you use string floss, you can clean each tooth in your mouth from every surface, ensuring that your teeth are sparkling clean. In addition to plaque, it assists in the removal of bacteria as well as any food particles that may still be sticking to your teeth after brushing.
  • Cost-Effective: When compared to water flossers, string floss is significantly cheaper to purchase. In contrast to Waterpiks, which are only available for purchase from larger retail shops, it is possible to acquire it at any local drugstore or grocery store.
  • What are some of the drawbacks associated with using dental floss?
  • It is impossible to reach all areas of the mouth: If you try to clean your teeth using string floss alone, you may find that you are unable to reach some areas of the mouth. • Bleeding gums can be caused by flossing too vigorously or by attempting to reach too deep below the gum line when dragging the floss between your teeth. Another cause of bleeding gums is trying to reach too far below the gum line. This is a very difficult challenge for people who have teeth that are packed extremely closely together in their mouths. It's possible that those whose gums are sensitive will have a hard time with this.
  • Everyone won't have an easy time figuring out how to use it: People who have difficulty manipulating their fingers or hands may find it difficult to use dental floss because of its delicate texture. In addition to this, it may be challenging for these individuals to effectively manage the string that is wrapped around the mouth.

When should I floss, just after I brush my teeth, or before?

Before you clean your teeth, it is highly recommended that you floss in between each one. After you have finished flossing, you should thoroughly rinse your mouth with water. After you are finished, doing so will assist in the removal of any plaque or other material that may still be present in your mouth.

In the event that you do, the order in which you use a Waterpik and string floss is quite important. To get started, it is recommended that you use string floss. Plaque and food particles will be simpler to remove as a direct consequence of this. After you have finished flossing with string, you should rinse out your mouth and then clean your teeth. After that, you can floss your teeth. This will assist in the removal of any stains as well as any plaque that may still be present. After you are finished, use your Waterpik to thoroughly clean both the inside and outside of your mouth.

When flossing your teeth with string, you should begin by circling your mouth with around 18 inches of the floss and working it in a clockwise direction. You will need to use both hands to manipulate the string in order to create a C pattern with it on and between your teeth. Because of this, removing the plaque will be much less difficult.

If you are using a Waterpik or some other type of water flosser, the first thing you need to do is fill the reservoir with water that is slightly warmer than the temperature in the room. After that, the Waterpik mouthpiece will be positioned within the oral cavity of the user. After turning the device on, you need to make sure that the handle is held in that position so that it is parallel to your teeth. When you start the misting process, the nozzle will begin to expel a steady stream of water. You are going to have an easier time cleaning in between your teeth as a result of this.

If you have never used a Waterpik before, it is possible that it will take you some time to determine the temperature and pressure settings that will provide you with the most comfortable experience. When utilizing the Waterpik, begin at the back of the device and work your way forward. You should begin at the back of your throat and work your way forward into your mouth. When you brush your teeth, you should pay particular attention to the gum line, the top of each tooth, the back of each tooth, and any spaces that exist between the teeth. This will ensure that the space is clean throughout.

The process of flossing your teeth with water should take you close to two minutes to complete. Be sure to empty the reservoir in the sink if there is any additional water that has been left in the reservoir after it has been used. As a direct consequence of this, the Waterpik will not serve as an ideal environment for the growth of germs.

The following are some observations and judgments:

If you have any questions or concerns about using string floss, you should make an appointment with Summerlin Dental Solutions as soon as you can. If you have any conditions that prevent you from using traditional floss, such as braces or arthritis, they will be able to assist you in finding alternatives to utilizing floss in its traditional form. If the use of string floss is not an option for you, they will also be able to assist you in getting the most out of your Waterpik and provide you with instructions on how to do so if you need their assistance.

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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.

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What exactly are dental hygienists doing when they clean your teeth?

August 16, 2022
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Do you want to see how a professional teeth cleaning is done by a hygienist? It is natural for many of us to experience some level of apprehension prior to going in for a dental cleaning procedure. If it has been years since your last visit to the dentist, it's possible that you don't remember or aren't even aware of how the procedure feels and what to anticipate.

Learning the ins and outs of dental cleaning can help ease any anxiety you may have about visiting the dentist and may even encourage you to schedule appointments more frequently. Let's investigate the purpose of having regular checkups like these, shall we?

What exactly is involved in a dental cleaning?

A cleaning at the dentist's office by a trained professional is a preventative treatment for oral disease. Patients have to do it on a consistent basis in order to remove tartar from areas of their teeth that are difficult to access at home. Even with consistent flossing and brushing, these areas are difficult to reach and clean. Scaling, cleaning, and debridement are all tasks that are typically the responsibility of the dental hygienist, who is the person who is responsible for the procedure (or plaque removal).

In an ideal world, you should have your teeth cleaned by a professional every six months as routine maintenance. If you have some dental issues, your dentist might recommend you do it more often. It is essential that you locate a dentist in your immediate vicinity and that you keep all of your regularly scheduled dental checkups. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is, without a doubt, one of the most beneficial things that you can do for your own body and health. It is essential that you continue in this manner.

What can you expect when you get your teeth cleaned?

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The majority of people avoid going to the dentist because of the associated discomfort, as well as the noise and prodding that comes along with it. However, going to the doctor for checkups on a regular basis ought to be your number one priority. You can prevent tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth by brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis. You will also be assisting in the prevention of periodontal disease as well as the maintenance of an odorless oral environment.

Step 1: Examining the teeth and gums

Every cleaning procedure starts with an examination of the mouth and teeth. The dental hygienist will examine the condition of your gums and teeth with the aid of a compact mirror during your appointment. They will search for obvious indications of gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth decay (gum inflammation). The hygienist will begin the cleaning process if there are no major issues that need to be addressed.

Note: If you use partial dentures, it's still important to get regular checkups. You should still take care to maintain excellent oral health because cavities can still form on your teeth.

Step 2: Plaque and tartar buildup will be removed

The tartar and plaque that are affecting the gum line will be removed with the help of a scaler by the dental hygienist. They will also remove any tartar that is still stuck between each tooth that was not previously removed. It is not unusual for the dental hygienist to repeatedly scrape the same area, particularly if there is a significant amount of tartar in that region.

Step 3: Conduct a thorough cleaning

After the plaque and tartar have been removed, they will move on to the more in-depth cleaning. The tartar that is still present will be removed by the hygienist with the help of a powerful electric toothbrush. This is an excellent choice for any areas that the scaler could have missed.

Step 4:  Professional hygienist flossing session.

During a flossing session, the hygienist will work on the areas of the teeth that are the most difficult to clean. Performing this procedure helps identify any possible problem areas that might cause bleeding after flossing. It is a straightforward method of cleaning that will clean the teeth in every nook and cranny.

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Step 5: Mouth rinse

When you are finished brushing your teeth, it is time for a mouth rinse. The debris that was left behind will be removed by the water, leaving a clean surface for you to work on. After that, you will spit out the water.

Step 6: Teeth guarding

Now that we've reached this point, it's time to complete the teeth-cleaning procedure. In order to assist your teeth in their fight against cavities over the next few months, the hygienist may apply a fluoride treatment. (You might even get to decide which flavor you want.) If this is the case, your hygienist will fashion a mouthpiece for you out of a foamy gel or a sticky paste. This piece will fit over your teeth and will remain in that position for one minute.

In addition, the use of fluoride varnish by dentists is not an unusual practice. The moment the fluoride comes into contact with saliva, a hardening process begins. As a consequence of this, you might find that you are unable to consume liquids or food immediately after cleaning.

How much time does it take to clean?

It is possible for a dental cleaning to take anywhere from half an hour to an entire hour, depending on the condition of your gums and teeth at the time of the appointment. For instance, if there are high levels of inflammation or tartar present, you might require half an hour. However, if the patient is relatively healthy and has a low level of tartar buildup, the procedure might take less than half an hour.

Patients who haven't had their teeth scaled in a very long time may require an additional ten to twenty minutes for the procedure. It's possible that the dental cleaning process will take longer if you also have gum disease or other issues with your teeth. As soon as you observe symptoms such as bleeding gums, soreness, or damage to your enamel, start looking for a dentist in your area.

Does having your teeth cleaned hurt?

The process that you use to clean shouldn't be painful. On the other hand, tooth sensitivity may be exacerbated in cases where there is gingival inflammation, oral disease, root exposure, or tooth decay. As a result, it is possible for some patients to experience some discomfort or even some mild pain while the cleaning procedure is being performed. If you are concerned about the pain, your dentist can numb the area by applying a local anesthetic to your gums before performing the procedure.

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Conclusions and musings

Everyone should visit the dentist at least once every six months, but twice a year is the recommended frequency. The good news is that there is absolutely nothing for which you should be concerned. This procedure is one that does not cause a lot of discomfort and is typically completed rather quickly. And perhaps most importantly, it will assist in maintaining the health of your teeth and will work to protect them from developing cavities.

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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.

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6 Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

August 13, 2022
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6 Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are the final set of teeth to erupt in your mouth. This can happen at any point in your life, but it most commonly takes place between the ages of 13 and 25. During the early years of adolescence, X-rays can reveal the presence of these teeth, allowing us to determine in advance whether or not there may be dental issues in the years to come.

There are some people who don't need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, but the majority of adults do. The following are the six most common reasons why our dentist in Summerlin may recommend having them removed as a preventative measure, prior to the onset of other complications:

  • Discomfort and a Swelling

The vast majority of patients wait until their wisdom teeth cause constant discomfort before undergoing oral surgery. The region immediately surrounding your teeth may be the only place you experience pain and swelling, or it may spread throughout your face. There is a possibility that redness and tenderness will be present; these are both symptoms of an infection.

Unfortuitously, these symptoms are not going to go away on their own. It is possible that "toughing it out" will result in a painful toothache that requires immediate dental care, but discomfort can be temporarily relieved by over-the-counter medication. It is in your best interest to take action before you reach that point.

  • The Formation of Cysts Around Your Wisdom Teeth

Dr. Cohan will evaluate the anatomy surrounding your developing wisdom teeth using the panoramic X-ray that you will receive. Even though every tooth has what is known as a "developmental cyst" surrounding it, there are times when the cyst can become infected or grow too large. When something like this occurs, it can cause damage to the bones in your jaw.

During your dental exam, you should inquire about seeing your X-rays. We'll show you what appears to be normal, as well as any areas that stand out as being out of the ordinary. You are going to experience the same things that we do!

  • Impaction

Wisdom teeth are prone to a number of issues, one of the most common of which is that they become impacted in the bone or the teeth that are adjacent to them. Because of this, it may only erupt in part, if at all, or not at all. Because there is only a small portion of the tooth that is visible, brushing and flossing can be difficult, if not downright impossible. Additionally, the pressure can cause damage to your teeth that is irreparable if your third molars are pressing into the teeth in front of them.

  • A Mouth Full of Teeth

A chain reaction that can be problematic for your smile is tooth misalignment. This chain reaction can be caused by a lack of space in your mouth or by wisdom teeth that are impacted. Because of their position in the back of the mouth, third molars can exert a significant amount of pressure, which can cause the teeth in front of them to shift forward. This causes pressure to gradually build up all the way to the front of your smile over time.

After a period of time, you may end up with crowded teeth and front teeth that overlap. If you have already worn braces in the past, this can be an especially disheartening experience because you will need to wear another set of orthodontics in order to realign your teeth.

  • Active deterioration

When you visit our dental office in Summerlin for treatment of a cavity, we will almost always advise you to get a filling. If you treat the cavity when it's still in its early stages, it will be less likely to spread to the teeth that are adjacent to it.

However, the position of the wisdom teeth in the mouth makes it exceptionally challenging to clean them. As a consequence of this, they are prone to developing cavities. Because cavities are likely to reappear after they have been treated, it is generally recommended that you have your wisdom teeth extracted rather than treat active decay in your third molar.

  • Periodontal Disease

It's possible that you'll need to have your wisdom teeth extracted if the third molars in your mouth are beginning to show signs of gingivitis or gum disease in the area around them. Leaving your wisdom teeth in place puts the health of your other teeth, which are otherwise in good shape, at risk of periodontal infections, which can spread to adjacent teeth and cause bone and gum recession.

If, during the course of your routine checkups and X-rays, Dr. Cohan notices that your third molars are exhibiting symptoms of tissue detachment and bone loss, he will likely advise you to have your wisdom teeth removed.

It's Past the Point of No Return

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Around the time you turn 30, most people have completed the development of all of their wisdom teeth. Oral surgery is something you should give some thought to if you are an adult who is beginning to experience pain, swelling, or molars that are persistently infected.

Does Having Your Third Molar Removed Hurt?

Oral surgery is something that can cause a lot of people to feel anxious, especially prior to the procedure. However, the process of extracting wisdom teeth varies from patient to patient. Some extractions are more straightforward than others, which involve more involved processes. The best dentist in Summerlin will be able to provide you with sedation so that you can remain calm and collected throughout the procedure.

Our dentist is able to work more quickly and effectively, allowing him to finish your oral surgery in a shorter amount of time, when you are relaxed enough that you can even fall asleep during the appointment. At Summerlin Dental Solutions, we provide a wide range of sedation options, from safe and comfortable laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to oral sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation. There is a solution that is appropriate for anyone's level of comfort or fear of the dentist.

Do You Believe That You Need to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

In order to determine whether or not you require the removal of your wisdom teeth, you should schedule an appointment with our dentist in Summerlin, Nevada. Your third molars will be examined, and Dr. Marianne Cohan will make recommendations regarding the next steps to take. Any questions that you might have, please don't hesitate to ask!

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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.

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5 Methods for Straighter Teeth

August 12, 2022

Everyone wants straighter teeth. Your self-confidence may suffer if you have teeth that are crowded, misaligned, or otherwise crooked. In addition to this, they make your smile appear more unhealthy than it actually is. If you would like your teeth to be straighter, you are in luck because you have various options from which to pick. While others require a little bit more time, some provide benefits almost immediately.

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1. Invisalign

The use of orthodontic appliances to physically align one's teeth is the most effective method for improving the appearance of one's smile. But if you're like the majority of people, you're definitely looking for an alternative to traditional braces that is less noticeable. Invisalign was developed specifically for situations like this one.

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Summerlin Invisalign will straighten your teeth by using a series of removable, transparent aligner trays in pairs. The only thing you need to do is put them on for the allotted amount of time and then switch them out as recommended. In most cases, this is between 20 and 22 hours per day, which leaves you plenty of time to remove your dentures before meals or when you need to brush and floss your teeth.

You will go through each set of aligners in your series by moving on to the next pair of aligners every two weeks. When you do so, you will feel a light pressure forcing your teeth into the position that you want them to be in.

Your crooked smile is gradually being corrected right in front of your very eyes. There is no requirement for brackets or wiring! The best part is that you won't have to make as many trips to the orthodontist or stay there for as long as you would if you opted for traditional braces.

2. Composite Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure that can conceal minor imperfections in teeth in a quick and effective manner. Bonding could be an option for you if you have a small space between your teeth, a chipped area, or misaligned teeth.

Bonding is sculpted onto the enamel and mixes in with the color of your natural smile, similar to how white fillings are shaped onto the enamel. It simply takes a few minutes to mould it to the tooth and cure it, so you can see the results the exact same day.

The majority of composite bonding may be made to endure for a few years before it needs to be replaced or modified. If you are thinking about having your teeth whitened, you should do so before your bonding operation so that we can get the composite to match your teeth as precisely as possible.

Bonding can be simply combined with other cosmetic treatments provided by Dr. Cohan, such as teeth whitening or crowns. As we determine what would work best for your smile as a whole, we will approach your transformation by focusing on each individual tooth. It may come down to something as straightforward as covering up a single imperfection in a single tooth at a time!

3. Dental Veneers

Dental veneers, which can sometimes be referred to as "instant braces," quickly cover the natural teeth that are located behind them, giving the appearance of considerably straighter teeth.

Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of a few of the teeth in your smile. Typically, it is the six to eight upper front teeth, however this number can vary depending on the width of your grin. Because Dr. Cohan is able to make adjustments to the form of each veneer before it is cemented into place, we are able to have them fabricated in a manner that might make crooked teeth appear to be straighter (no braces required.)

In addition, porcelain veneers can be utilized to change the length, width, and even contour of a person's teeth. If you have a tooth that is slightly narrow (which can cause gaps between teeth) or too short, the veneer can fill in those areas to make your tooth appear to have the ideal shape. When planning the form and color of each one-of-a-kind veneer, we take into account the specific requirements of each individual customer.

When we plan, craft, and finally place your final restorations, we will need multiple appointments in order to finish a whole case of dental veneers.

4. Crowns Made of Ceramic

Dental crowns, sometimes known as "caps," are an excellent restoration option for teeth whose enamel has been significantly worn down, chipped, or is otherwise improperly shaped. If you have a tooth that, as a result of previous damage, presents an irregular or crooked appearance, a crown can be the best answer for you to make your teeth straighter.

Crowns are dental restorations that cover the whole visible portion of a tooth, including the gum tissue and bone that surround it. Dr. Cohan will have each crown created so that it mimics the shade and contour of the teeth on either side of the affected tooth. This will ensure that the restored tooth blends in seamlessly with the rest of your now straighter smile.

When a tooth is lost, it can be replaced with a dental implant, which can then have a crown placed on top of it making the teeth straighter.

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Because each crown is crafted uniquely in a laboratory, we are able to improve the appearance of your tooth's alignment. By merely correcting one particular tooth, the finished product will have a more symmetrical appearance and will transition more smoothly from one tooth to the next.

5. Take Care of the Spotting and Discoloration

The presence of shadows and stains in your teeth might give the appearance that they are crooked even if they are not. It's possible that certain sections of your tooth have a dark stain, while others have white patches that stand out more from the tooth around them. Reducing these will give you the appearance of straighter teeth.

When light strikes your teeth at a particular angle, the points in your enamel will create an optical illusion that gives the impression that your teeth are twisted or tilted.

Discoloration can be eliminated with the help of specialized cosmetic treatments, which we can use to address these difficulties. For instance, having your teeth whitened professionally, undergoing the ICON white spot treatment, or having composite bonding done can all produce very noticeable effects.

Straighter Teeth in Summerlin

Find out what your options are for having teeth that are both whiter and straighter in Summerlin. To get started, give Summerlin Dental Solutions a call today and schedule your next visit there.

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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.

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TikTok and Teeth Filing: A Look at The Dangers of This Growing Trend

August 10, 2022

Teeth filing at home? The COVID-19 Pandemic caused an extreme rise in people turning to at-home procedures in order to stay safely in the comfort of their home. One of these at-home procedures became a TikTok trend. TikTok and at-home teeth filing: is it safe? Let’s discuss.

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When considering whether or not to file your teeth at home, it's important to consider the benefits, drawbacks, and any health risks.

Filing teeth is known in the dental field as enameloplasty. This process calls for the careful removal of a negligible amount of enamel from the teeth's outer surface. Dentists with the skills and training to use a sanding tool, laser, or other piece of equipment to alter the sides or surface of a patient's teeth do the procedure, which is also known as teeth shaving or recontouring.

Benefits, costs, and risks linked with tooth filing, as well as the newest TikTok trends, will all be covered in this article.

As for the benefits, or explanations for its popularity, teeth contouring:

There are several situations in which improving one's smile by changing its appearance might be a positive move. A few flaws in your smile could be something you'd like to see improved. Your bite may be crooked, your molars may have rough spots, and you may have issues with the length, smoothness, or shape of individual teeth.

Dental filing is a popular method of corrective dentistry for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

Tooth contouring (filing) has various medical benefits, including a decreased incidence of tooth decay due to the elimination of tiny overlaps between teeth. Tooth contouring helps even out your bite, which can prevent or alleviate jaw pain, and is a necessary step in preparing your teeth for a crown (following a root canal).

The cosmetic advantages of teeth filing include a more attractive smile with fewer faults, increased assurance in one's appearance, an inexpensive solution to minor dental repairs or uneven teeth, and a boost in one's confidence.

Several factors, including health and aesthetics, contribute to the widespread practice of tooth filing. You may be a good candidate for this inexpensive smile makeover if you have a single tooth that is significantly larger than the others or is crooked you would consider filing. Getting your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist is as easy as snapping a photo and sending it over.

Wondering whether there were any risks along with teeth filing?
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To change the shape of a tooth, a dentist will file it down. This technique has a low potential for complications.

Concerns center on the risk of enamel erosion, which can result in tooth damage. The softer dentin layer and the dental nerve are protected by this hard outer layer of the tooth. The protective properties of enamel make it effective in warding off tooth decay and illness, medically known as caries.

Regrettably, this hardworking layer does not naturally regenerate. Once tooth enamel has been gone, it cannot be replaced. It's possible that issues like:

• heightened tooth sensitivity and pain would arise if too much enamel was lost

• teeth that are more prone to breaking;

• an increased risk of developing cavities.

It is crucial that a qualified professional who is familiar with the nature of tooth enamel and its sensitivity to damage perform this sensitive procedure.

It's becoming increasingly common, but potentially dangerous, for people to self-fillet their teeth using a nail file.

Dentists and orthodontists all around the United States are reeling from the current viral craze of DIY teeth filing with nail files. Without proper training, these people attempting filingmight use the wrong files to even out any bumps or irregularities in their teeth, which could have a negative impact on their oral health.

Experts in the dental field are speaking out against the trend on TikTok.

Incorrect tooth filing, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, can permanently alter a person's teeth and smile. Once the enamel that protects your teeth is worn away, you will never be able to get it back.

Without enamel protection, teeth become more vulnerable to sensitivity and even possible extraction. And this is especially true if the tooth was weak to begin with.

Even popular TikTok users have expressed shame at having their teeth shaved in public, pleading with their fans not to follow in their footsteps and become "DIY dentists."

Any time you're thinking of altering the appearance of your teeth, whether for cosmetic or functional reasons, it's a good idea to consult with a dentist first.

Fillings in teeth: frequently asked questions

While considering your options for dental care, you may be wondering if tooth contouring should be a part of your treatment.

Some answers to frequently asked questions about enameloplasty are provided here.

When obtaining braces or clear aligners, why is this surgery done first?

Shaving or otherwise shaping the patient's teeth before placing braces on them or utilizing a clear aligner system like Invisalign for orthodontic purposes is standard practice. In order to provide more space in your mouth for your teeth, your dentist or orthodontist may remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth.

With even a little bit of space to move, your teeth will be able to straighten and align themselves more easily with braces or a clear aligner.

Do you experience any pain during a tooth filling?

To answer your question directly: no. Your dentist won't be touching the sensitive dentin or the gum line while they work on your teeth because there are no nerve endings in the enamel. Also, you usually won't need any form of anaesthetic for filing your teeth, and the danger of side effects is negligible.

What is the going rate for having a tooth filed down?

Thankfully, having your teeth reshaped requires nothing more than your dentist's time, skill, and high-tech tools. This means it's a lot more cost-effective than alternatives, like as installing costly implants or performing extensive surgery, for enhancing one's smile's appearance.

The final cost of tooth contouring will depend on the extent of the necessary treatment and will vary greatly from one dental specialist to the next. Budget an average of $50 to $300 per tooth for dental work.

Does dental insurance pay for fillings?

Most dental insurance plans won't cover the cost of filling cavities unless it's medically essential due to an injury. Find out what policies your insurer offers and whether or not you qualify for coverage by getting in touch with them.

How much of the tooth's enamel is ground down?

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Thanks to modern dental technology, your dentist can precisely calculate how much enamel needs to be trimmed off your teeth. Dentists typically remove between 0.2 and 0.5 mm of enamel from each tooth, however the actual amount will vary depending on the patient's goals and the tooth's unique structure.

If you're worried about the extent to which your enamel will be reshaped, it's best to discuss your concerns with your dentist before the operation begins. They'll have the information needed to provide a thorough explanation and make any necessary revisions.

What preventative measures against COVID-19 are required?

Fortunately, because to the evolution of medical practices over time, the dental industry is ready for the pandemic. Having any sort of dental procedure done, from teeth bleaching to tartar removal, tooth contouring, or a fundamental set of x-rays, should put your mind at ease, since there are established protocols in place to guarantee your safety.

If you feel better at peace knowing what specific measures your dentist will take to ensure your health during the pandemic, it may be helpful to discuss this with them in advance. You'll be better equipped to handle whatever comes your way as a result of this.

Hire a specialist to handle the job.

Researching the pros and cons of getting this dental work done, studying before and after pictures of the patient's teeth, and figuring out how much it will cost to have their teeth filed all lead up to the next step: consulting with dental professionals.

A qualified dentist will examine your teeth, explain your options, and rebuild the trouble spots in a way that won't harm your teeth or gums. Due to the severity of the potential consequences, this surgery must be performed under the supervision of an experienced medical expert.

Nationally, dentists acquire the training and instruction they need to do their jobs properly.

You should arrange an appointment with a dentist in your area who is willing to see new patients. You will be able to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and ultimately decide if this procedure is right for you.

Teeth contouring, whether for medical or cosmetic reasons, requires the expertise of a dentist, so don't do it on your own. Even just one trip to the dentist can give you the confidence that comes from knowing your options and how to safely achieve the best possible results.

Avoid the temptation to make changes to your upper or lower teeth on your own; even if you have good intentions, you could easily do permanent damage. Put another way, you may end up needing even more extensive dental work down the road because of the short-term cosmetic goals you've set for yourself.

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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.

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How Do I Alleviate The Stress Associated With Going To The Dentist?

August 10, 2022
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When you think about going to the dentist, do you become nervous? Do you put off going to the doctor for your regular checkups because of your anxiety? The fear of pain, the fear of drills, or the prospect of being embarrassed due to poor oral care can all contribute to the anxiety that people have while going to the dentist. The anxiousness that you feel, on the other hand, is quite normal! According to studies, 36 percent of the general population has some form of anxiety or panic in response to visits to the dentist.

There are, to your relief, a variety of strategies you can employ to deal with and alleviate the anxiety caused by visits to the dentist. In this article, we will discuss seven of these methods so that you can protect your dental health now and in the future.

Why do individuals have a fear of going to the dentist?

Visits to the dentist can bring on anxiety for a number of reasons, including apprehension over the operations that will be performed, a previous experience that may have been traumatic, or concern for existing mouth pain.

Having a phobia of dentists is widespread for a variety of reasons, including the following:

• An irrational dread of suffering. When a patient has been through a terrible experience in the past, they frequently connect going to the dentist with additional agony. This makes a person anxious. Hearing about the terrible things that have happened to other people might also give rise to this worry.

• The risk of being humiliated in front of others. Some patients could find themselves worrying about things such, "What if the dentist judges me for not taking excellent care of my teeth?" when they go to the dentist. or "what if the dentist lets slip some discouraging information?" Anxiety caused by a fear of being embarrassed is a common symptom of dental anxiety.

• The dread of potential adverse repercussions. Because of the potential for unpleasant consequences following dental procedures, some individuals avoid going to the dentist. These symptoms, which may include nausea or dizziness, may be the result of anxiousness that is caused by previous events.

• Allowing the dentist to work so close to their mouth can make some people feel as like they have lost control, especially considering that patients typically are unable to see what is being done to them during dental procedures.

• Anxiety about the dentist can also be caused by a fear of needles or injections. When someone has a fear of needles, just thinking about getting an injection in their mouth might make them feel much more uncomfortable.

Strategies to help you relax before going to the dentist.

Even if emotions of anxiety around dental appointments and procedures are rather typical, it is still vital to maintain regular dental checkups and cleanings in order to keep oral health in good standing. The following are some strategies that you can use to ease your anxiety and overcome your phobia of dentists:

Keep in mind that everything is going to be all right.

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Trusting that your dentist is an experienced professional who has your oral health and well-being in mind is one strategy for reducing the anxiety associated with dental procedures. Find a dentist with high ratings and positive customer reviews, and see if any of those reviews address the concerns you have about going to the dentist. Doing so will help you feel more at ease. It is recommended that you look for a dentist that takes this approach because some of them will specifically treat individuals who suffer from dental fear and will take measures to ease pain and anxiety.

Learn the ins and outs of your coverage before you go.

Talk to your insurance provider before heading to the dentist appointment to clear up any questions or concerns you may have about the dental charges you may incur as well as the percentage of your checkup or treatment that will be covered by your dental insurance. Your present dental anxiety won't have to be compounded by the additional stress of worrying about money.

Talk things over with your dental practitioner.

If your dentist is unaware of how you are truly feeling, they won't be able to assist you in finding healthy coping mechanisms for your anxiety. It is important that you discuss your concerns with the dentist and the staff, either at the time of your appointment or before it. They might be willing to give you a sedative, which will unquestionably make you feel better and reduce your nervousness.

You should also ask them questions about the procedures process, or you may ask them to walk you through the process entirely. This has a calming effect on patients and helps them feel less anxious during dental procedures.

Put on some headphones or watch a show on your mobile device.

When you wear headphones, some of the sounds that could potentially set off your anxiety will be blocked out. In addition, the act of watching something may serve as a welcome diversion from the anxiety.

Take deep breaths in and out.

Your anxiety can be reduced by learning to meditate or practicing deep breathing exercises; this will help you remain relaxed and peaceful throughout your dentist appointment.

Keep regular dentist appointments.

If you go to the dentist for your checkups on a regular basis, you won't have to worry about being nervous or uncomfortable as you might otherwise. These consultations are meant to address any concerns with oral health before they become a problem.

Make sure to ask about any sedation or medication options available.

You might ask the dentist to provide you with nitrous oxide or sedatives to help calm your anxieties before the procedure. Because of this, the process will go smoothly and without any tension.

Why is it so critical to schedule regular appointments at the dentist?

Regular trips to a dentist in your area are necessary if you want to avoid issues with your oral health and cleanliness, such as the following:

  • Teeth that are discolored Cavities
  • Having bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Loss of teeth

At Summerlin Dental Solutions, we make certain that you are only treated by the most qualified dental practitioners and in the most calm environment possible.

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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.

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WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY AND IS THERE A COSMETIC DENTIST NEAR ME?

June 15, 2022

WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY AND IS THERE A COSMETIC DENTIST NEAR ME?

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PEOPLE ASK:

What is a cosmetic dentist?

Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

What are veneers?

How much do veneers cost?

Can I have a cosmetic consult?

Are you comfortable showing off your smile?

do you need a smile makeover?

Are you comfortable showing off your smile, especially your teeth?

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We at Summerlin Dental Solutions offer a specialized service known as cosmetic dentistry, which encompasses a wide variety of different treatments and procedures. These procedures involve the implantation of artificial teeth as well as the application of coatings to your natural teeth in order to make them seem whiter. These are cosmetic therapies that are intended to make you feel more assured in social situations, such as when you smile or talk in front of other people. This kind of dentistry is sometimes known as optional dentistry, which suggests that it is typically not required for maintaining good oral health.

According to research conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, more than one-third of individuals in the United States are unhappy with their smiles. According to the same survey, individuals in the United States are more likely to notice someone else's smile than any other quality about them. So, a question for you:

do you need a smile makeover?

Are you comfortable showing off your smile, especially your teeth?

It's possible that you could do it using cosmetic dentistry.

Know that you are not the only one who gets the chills whenever they see you smile. However, you should also take solace in the knowledge that you have choices at your Summerlin Dental office! Cosmetic dentistry can help you get a more radiant smile and boost your self-assurance at the same time.

What exactly does "cosmetic dentistry" entail?

Some Summerlin dentists offer a specialized service known as cosmetic dentistry, which encompasses a wide variety of different treatments and procedures. These procedures involve the implantation of artificial teeth as well as the application of coatings to your natural teeth in order to make them seem whiter. These are cosmetic therapies that are intended to make you feel more assured in social situations, such as when you smile or talk in front of other people. This kind of dentistry is sometimes known as optional dentistry, which suggests that it is typically not required for maintaining good oral health.

What are the many kinds of cosmetic dental procedures at your Summerlin Dental office?

  1. Whitening of the teeth

According to the findings of one study, approximately 10% of the general population had obvious tooth discoloration. Whitening your teeth is a treatment that helps to lessen the look of stains and blemishes on your teeth. The results of the same study showed that tooth bleaching is an excellent method for whitening teeth at your Summerlin Dental office.

One of the most significant advantages of having your teeth whitened is the fact that the results may persist for a very long time – up to 10 years for some individuals. Visit us at your Summerlin Dental office for this therapy for the best possible outcomes. The methods that are utilized by professional Summerlin dentists are not only believed to be considerably safer, but they are also more effective than the treatments that can be done at home.

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  1. Dental veneers

Another typical cosmetic procedure at your Summerlin Dental office is the application of dental veneers. Shells that are fabricated to imitate the appearance of real teeth are called veneers. They are bonded to the front surface of the teeth, where they mask flaws in the enamel.

A dental veneer can alleviate numerous aesthetic difficulties. It is possible for the tooth's form to be altered, as well as its length and even its color. To put it simply, it will conceal the real tooth while preserving the integrity of your natural teeth. Although porcelain veneers are by far the most common, there are a wide variety of other options.

  1. Dental bonding

Dental bonding at your Summerlin Dental office is a process that can be effective for repairing damaged teeth or reducing discolorations in teeth. During this process, a substance known as composite is utilized. An adhesive is used to attach it to the tooth in question. After that, a curing light is utilized to permanently fix it in place. The goal is to patch up the holes that have been created by cracks and chips. The compound consisting of resin is frequently used utilized for the purpose of covering up discolored teeth.

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  1. Dental implants

Loss of teeth is rather frequent, and while dentures are one solution, dental implants at your Summerlin Dental office are by far the preferable alternative for repairing a missing tooth or teeth. The implantation of a foundation into the jaw is the first step in getting dental implants at your Summerlin Dental office. After the tooth root is removed and replaced with metal posts that resemble screws, an artificial tooth is fabricated and positioned into the prepared foundation. Dental implants can help restore your smile by filling up any missing teeth or gaps. Although it is sometimes an expensive procedure, the outcomes are almost always great and long-lasting.

What exactly is the difference between aesthetic dentistry and restorative dentistry?

There are parallels to be drawn between the two, yet each serves a distinct function.

The term "restorative dentistry" refers to several procedures that are necessary in order to restore your dental health. Among these options are dental implants, which can improve your ability to chew food; root canal therapy, which can treat tooth decay; and dental fillings, which can treat cavities.

In the field of dentistry known as cosmetic dentistry, elective procedures are those that can be performed to improve the appearance of a patient's smile. In most cases, the goal at your Summerlin Dental office is to generate a set of teeth that is whiter and better aligned in order to improve the appearance of the patient's smile.

How much does it cost to get cosmetic dental work done?

There is typically a disparity in the prices charged for procedures from one dental office to the next. Making an appointment with a dentist is the most effective approach to acquiring an accurate estimate of the costs involved. At your Summerlin Dental office we will evaluate your teeth and provide suggestions on which cosmetic procedures are likely to produce the finest results, as well as provide an estimate of the associated costs. It is possible that each tooth will cost anything from $600 to $5,000 to treat, depending on the procedure that needs to be performed.

Does cosmetic dentistry fall within the coverage of insurance?

It is possible that certain dental insurance policies will pay for some procedures associated with cosmetic dentistry; however, this is not always the case. Because they are seen as necessary, restorative operations are often included in the coverage provided by most dental insurance policies. If you choose to have an elective procedure only for aesthetic reasons, your insurance company may deny your claim.

At the same time, restorative techniques are frequently utilized when cosmetic dentistry is being performed. For instance, you may have a dental implant to enhance the look of your smile while simultaneously restoring the function of your teeth. This is possible because of modern dental technology. This is a technique that is typically classified as restorative, rather than aesthetic, but there are some exceptions at your Summerlin Dental office.

Checking to see what precise treatments are necessary for your cosmetic dental treatment is always a smart idea. After that, verify with your insurance provider to see whether these dental procedures are going to be covered by your policy.

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How can I locate an experienced cosmetic dentist in my area?

When searching for a cosmetic dentist, here are a few important considerations to bear in mind:

. A cosmetic dentist needs to be forthright about the procedures they provide and the prices they charge.

Take careful notice of the amount of time that the dentist spends on procedures that are related to aesthetic dentistry. Because this is a process that requires care and accuracy, a dentist who works too quickly may be more likely to make mistakes when doing the operation. Since the task demands care and precision, the procedure itself requires care and precision. At your Summerlin Dental office we are willing to devote a greater amount of time to these dental treatments.

Ask us at your Summerlin Dental office about the availability of photographic documentation of prior patients. Ask for before-and-after images. Most dental practices will show at least a few photographs for patients to look over. When it comes to providing treatments related to aesthetic dentistry, this provides you with a sense of how good our dental work actually is.

Make an appointment at your Summerlin Dental office for a consultation with a dentist who will meet your needs. We will take enough time during the appointment to learn about the problems you are experiencing with your smile so that we can devise an appropriate treatment strategy for you. We will treat you with care, maintain a professional demeanor, and pay close attention to what you have to say.

We will go above and beyond to make sure that our new patients are as relaxed as possible, which is something that may be very helpful for patients who suffer from anxiety.

Do you find that smiling makes you uncomfortable? Do you want to enhance the overall look of your teeth? A refreshed and more attractive smile is within reach for anybody who seeks the assistance of a qualified dentist such as Summerlin Dental Solutions.

Come see us right away at your Summerlin Dental office to have your appointment scheduled, and you'll be one step closer to having a smile that you'll be proud to show off to others.

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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.

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DENTAL INSURANCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AT YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE

May 18, 2022

DENTAL INSURANCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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PEOPLE ASK

How much does dental insurance cost?

What does dental insurance cover?

Who will take my insurance if I get it?

Is dental insurance worth it ?

Does insurance cover implants?

How much is a dental cleaning without insurance ?

How to get dental implants covered by insurance?

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In this article, we discuss and respond to the questions that are asked the most commonly concerning dental insurance coverage in the United States.

Dental insurance is often difficult to understand. We realize you've had questions. We've got answers. Let us at Summerlin Dental Solutions simplify things for you, shall we?

Insurance basics: Common questions

How does one go about getting dental insurance?

Just as with any other type of insurance, you will be required to pay a monthly payment that will vary according to the insurance provider, the region in which you live, and the coverage you choose. Because dental treatment is typically not covered, if at all, by public health insurance, most of the dental care is typically paid by private insurance.

Dental insurance is sometimes contingent on the dentists that you choose as well as the amount that you can pay. You are eligible for one of these plans if you already have a dentist who is a member of an insurance network and if you choose to use that dentist. Even if your dentist is not part of the network, you will still be covered by the insurance; however, you will be responsible for paying a larger portion of the bill out of cash. Even if you don't already have a dentist, you are free to seek treatment from any of the dentists who participate in the plan's network.

Before any dental work may be performed, the waiting time that is imposed by most dental insurance carriers is normally between six months and a year. Since cosmetic care operations are not considered to be essential to one's health, most insurance policies do not include coverage for them.

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How much does dental insurance cost?

Although it may be purchased for as little as $15 per month, dental insurance typically costs approximately $50 per month for the majority of consumers. The price is often determined by the type of protection you require as well as the state in which you reside.

The majority of plans impose a cap on the amount of coverage you may receive each year. The maximum benefit that will be paid out by dental insurance is often between between $1000 and $2000. Your dental insurance will no longer provide any coverage after you have reached the yearly maximum limit. Any further dental treatment that has to be done will require that you pay for it out of pocket.

It is quite unlikely that you will make full use of your yearly coverage unless you are planning on getting extensive dental work done, such as a root canal or a crown. In point of fact, just roughly 4 percent of people in the United States use all of their available benefits.

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What are the benefits of purchasing dental insurance?

The cost of dental care can be rather high, particularly if it is paid for out of pocket. However, dental care is not something you can miss out on because of how important it is to your overall health.

Because the majority of dental insurance policies cover a significant portion of your operations, receiving dental care your Summerlin Dental Office is now within the financial reach of individuals as well as families. An advantage that is available to you right now is that your service provider will pay in full for the two visits to the dentist that you make every year.

Even if your teeth are in good health, it is still important to visit your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings even if you have dental insurance. Spending less money on preventative treatment can save a significant amount of money that otherwise would have to be spent on more expensive operations in the future.

Who in their right mind needs dental insurance?

If you are able to pay a substantial payment out of pocket for necessary dental care, then you do not need dental insurance your Summerlin Dental Office. Dental insurance is mandatory for everyone else. You are still better off with insurance, even though it is possible that you will not reach your yearly limit. If you are of advanced age or if you believe that you have a larger likelihood of developing dental problems, then dental insurance may be something that you should look into.

What exactly does it mean to have dental indemnity insurance?

There is a form of insurance known as dental indemnity insurance that reimburses you for your medical expenses after you have seen the dentist and paid the consultation fee in full. In this scenario, you start by going to the dentist, then you pay for the service, and finally, you file a claim with your insurance carrier. After that, you will receive a reimbursement from your insurance for a portion of the charge.

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If you already have a dentist that you like or if you want access to a wide range of other providers, this is the perfect plan for you. It's possible that the yearly coverage limit is larger, but the monthly premiums often are, too, especially when compared to comparable plans.

What does it mean to have a charge schedule plan?

A fee schedule is a list of rates that every dentist keeps, which details how much they charge for each service they perform and may be requested during initial consultation. The list also shows the amount that will be paid for by your dental insurance. The timetable shifts and changes based on the provisions that are deemed acceptable by the insurance company as well as the fees that are charged by the dentist.

The "usual, customary, and reasonable" pricing that insurance companies want to establish for a procedure is frequently what controls the fee schedule plan. UCR stands for "usual, customary, and reasonable." The UCR is often somewhere towards the middle of the price range that other service providers in the region provide.

Different Kinds of Insurance

What kinds of expenses are covered by Medicaid?

All children and young adults under the age of 21 who are enrolled in Medicaid are eligible to receive dental care benefits. This is one of the advantages that are included in what is known as the "early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment" (EPSDT) benefit package. The provision of preventative dental care, in addition to the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases, is included among the dental services that are covered.

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The dental benefits that are provided to people under Medicaid are determined by the states. The majority of states only provide basic dental treatment in the event of an emergency, and relatively few of them give full coverage.

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What kinds of expenses are covered by Medicare?

Like Medicaid, Medicare does not cover dental operations. However, it only provides a restricted scope of care that is necessary to preserve overall health or it is included as part of another Medicare-covered medical treatment plan. For instance, Medicare could pay for any further dental care you need after you've undergone jaw surgery.

After the first dental treatment has been completed, any subsequent dental care that may be necessary will not be covered by the insurer.

Which company offers the most comprehensive dental coverage in the United States?

There is no shortage of dental insurance companies in our nation; however, just because one plan is suitable for you does not mean that it will be suitable for everyone else. The following are some of the companies that offer dental insurance:

Cigna

UnitedHealthOne

Humana

Delta Dental

Ameritas

It is in your best interest to evaluate many different dental insurance plans before settling on a single provider of dental coverage. This will allow you to choose the policy that meets your requirements while remaining within your price range your Summerlin Dental Office.

What kinds of dental treatments are often paid for by dental insurance?

The majority of health insurance policies include coverage for some type of preventative care, often in the form of two annual exams and cleanings. Other dental operations, such as those listed below, could also be covered by your insurance:

Fillings

Crowns, implants, and bridges are all available.

Root canal procedures

Procedures categorized as an emergency, such as oral surgery

X-rays

Surgical removal of teeth

How much will be covered by your insurance?

The extent to which each of these services is provided will be determined by the package that you select. While some important operations, including as fillings, may require additional dollars to be paid out of pocket, preventive care is typically fully covered by insurance companies.

What does "in-network" mean?

Dentists who are members of an insurance company's in-network provider group are able to give their patients with dental care at reduced rates since they collaborate with the insurance provider. Using a dentist that participates in your insurance network will ensure that you are always covered by your insurance and that you will pay a lower out-of-pocket cost for their services.

When you receive dental treatment, you will have access to additional coverage and pay a lower portion of the total cost out of pocket.

However, you will find fewer dentists from whom to choose, so be prepared to deal with this limitation. There is a possibility that the dentists in the network will not always be able to meet all of your requirements.

What exactly is PPO? What exactly is a DHMO?

Customers of a dental care plan known as a preferred provider organization, sometimes abbreviated as PPOs, have the option of selecting their own dentist from among a group of recommended dental providers.

These service providers often provide their services at discounted rates within the confines of a maximum yearly cap. Some PPOs give you the freedom to select a dentist who is not part of their network, and they can even give you a discount once you've used up all of your yearly coverage.

Dental HMO insurance functions in the same way that PPO coverage does, with the exception that participating dentists agree to charge fixed fees for their services. A predetermined amount is handed out on a monthly basis to each of the participating dentists. Although DHMO is most commonly utilized by companies to provide coverage for their employees, it is also available to individuals. When compared to other types of dental insurance policies, DHMOs often provide more affordable premiums, which is one of its many advantages.

There are three primary categories of insurance policies.

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How can I make the most of the advantages I am eligible for?

You will get the greatest value out of your insurance if you take the time to select the plan that is tailored specifically to your requirements. Whether you have an HMO or a PPO, once you find a plan that works for you, staying in-network will provide the greatest coverage possible for your medical expenses. If you go to a provider who is not part of your network, you will have to pay a higher out-of-pocket cost. You and your dentist can also coordinate the timing of your dental operations so that you do not go over the maximum number of visits permitted in a year.

If I have insurance, will all providers take it?

If the treatments being provided are covered by the plan, dentists who are part of your insurance network will acknowledge and accept your coverage. However, if the dental office is not part of your insurance provider's network, they could not take your dental insurance cover. If they do, your insurance will consider them to be outside of their network, and you will be responsible for the remaining balance of the cost in almost all circumstances.

How can I locate a dentist in my area that participates on my insurance plan?

Check with your insurance carrier; they should normally be able to give you with a list of dentists who are part of their network. You may also use Opencare to discover a dentist who accepts your insurance or call the dental office to find out which insurance providers they work with. Other options include calling the dental clinic directly.

What aspects of dental care are covered by dental insurance?

How can I estimate how much money I will need to pay for my dental treatments?

When you call to schedule your dental appointment, you may inquire about receiving an estimate of the total cost of the procedures from your dentist. Before initiating dental treatments, there are certain insurance companies that need you to submit a treatment plan to them beforehand. This proposal will assist your insurer in determining whether or not the services are covered, the maximum amount of coverage you are eligible to receive, and whether or not you will be required to pay for any additional costs out of pocket.

How can I find out which dental procedures are covered by my insurance?

Your Summerlin Dental office has the ability to submit a request for a pre-estimate or pre-determination to the insurance company in order to find out what aspects of the claim the insurance will cover and what aspects it will not cover. In order to facilitate the scheduling of your dental appointment, the preliminary estimate will also inform you of the amount that they will cover. You should always advocate getting a pre-estimate for anything that isn't important, including anything. After you have scheduled an appointment with your dentist, you should then either give the practice a call or email the insurance company a predetermination or pre-estimate. A pre-estimate, on the other hand, is not a guarantee that the insurance company will pay for everything that is included in the pre-estimate.

My insurance was accepted at the office; thus, why do I still have a balance to pay?

This might be due to any one of a number of possible factors. First, it's possible that you've reached the limit for the year. You may have gone with a dentist who is not part of the insurance provider's network, or the services could have been declined (insurance determines the service not necessary). You are free to follow up with the insurance company on your own and contest the treatment that was not covered if you have been told that you will not be receiving treatment.

I was wondering why I hadn't received my free cleaning.

Although we mention that insurance covers two cleanings per year, this does not mean that they are completely free. Once you've reached your yearly limit, your insurance company is no longer obligated to pay for any more treatments, even if you are qualified to get them. This maximum is typically between one thousand and one thousand five hundred dollars (USD) every year. On the other hand, several plans will expressly state that diagnostic and preventative treatment are not included in the total cost and will not be factored into the maximum. In each of these scenarios, you would still be entitled to the two complimentary cleanings.

How can I check the remaining money on my yearly limit for my dental insurance?

Do you know the maximum amount that your yearly insurance will cover? If you do, you'll be able to figure out the gap between what you've already spent and the maximum amount allowed for the year. Contacting your insurance provider is the best approach to obtain precise information, since they will be able to tell you how much of your yearly allotment you have remaining as well as how much you've already used up.

What if my general dentist suggested that I see a specialist? Will that visit be covered?

There is a possibility that your plan will cover a selection of specialized services. Your dental care plan, your dental insurer, and the circumstances surrounding your referral all play a role in determining whether or not you will be covered for your dental care. However, if you go above the yearly restrictions that your policy allows, it's possible that you won't be protected anymore. If the specialist is not part of your insurance company's network, you may additionally be required to pay a higher copayment.

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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.

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DO YOU HAVE PAINFUL WHITE SPOTS ON YOUR TONGUE OR MOUTH IN SUMMERLIN?

May 3, 2022

DO YOU HAVE PAINFUL WHITE SPOTS ON YOUR TONGUE OR MOUTH IN SUMMERLIN?

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PEOPLE ASK:

  • Have white spots at the back of your tongue?
  • Have a white dot on your tongue?
  • Do you have white patches on your mouth that you're not sure what's causing them?
  • Learn about the origins, symptoms, and treatment options for your white spot problem.

You may be experiencing discomfort on the inside of your mouth. Do you have painful white spots on the inside of your mouth? There are a variety of factors that contribute to these bothersome white patches. Although these white spots may disappear on their own if left untreated, they may be indicative of a more serious health problem that may require treatment by either your doctor or dental professional. Continue reading if you have observed any of the symptoms listed above and want to learn how to bring them under control.

Identifying the white areas in your mouth

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Canker sores and cold sores are two types of sores.

Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are sometimes mistaken for cold sores, despite the fact that they are entirely distinct. Essentially, a canker sore is an ulcer that forms on the interior of the mouth. A cold sore is a viral illness that presents as a tiny fluid-filled blister on the exterior of the mouth, generally the lips. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus. A cold sore, in contrast to a canker sore, is caused by the herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and can be readily disseminated if left untreated for a long period of time. A canker sore is more of an unpleasant inconvenience that can be ignored for a short period of time.

Canker sores are one of the most prevalent types of mouth sores that people experience. Although most people who have canker sores do so only occasionally, between 20 percent to 30 percent of those who do have canker sores endure repeated outbreaks. Occasionally, you may notice that a canker sore appears three or four times a year and lasts for around one week. Complex canker sores are bigger and more painful than simple canker sores, and they can continue for up to a month. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS IT IS WISE TO CALL YOUR SUMMERLIN DENTAL OFFICE!!

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Canker Sores Have a Variety of Causes

A canker sore can be caused by a variety of factors,

  1. hormonal fluctuations
  2. stress
  3. physical oral damage.
  4. caused by certain meals, such as citrus fruits.
  5. Vitamin shortages, such as those in vitamin B12, iron, folic acid, and zinc, might significantly exacerbate the condition in some cases.

Canker Sores Symptoms and Signs

Canker sores are little sores that develop on the soft tissues of the mouth and gums. They are round or oval in shape, with red rims and a white or somewhat yellow center, depending on the variety. You may experience a burning or tingling feeling prior to the commencement of the condition. Another symptom is a stinging discomfort, which is particularly noticeable when you speak or eat.

Canker Sores: What to Do If You Have Them

Using salt water or a baking soda and water mixture to rinse your mouth will aid in the treatment of canker sores. Alternatively, a tiny quantity of milk of magnesia can be applied straight to the wound. It is possible to repeat one of these approaches numerous times every day.

If your symptoms continue more than two weeks, worsen when you use home treatments, recur more than once a year, or are severe, you should schedule an appointment with your Summerlin Dental office dentist. It is important to get medical assistance if you have canker sores along with other symptoms such as a headache, fever, diarrhea, or a skin rash. Symptomatic relief, inflammation reduction, and prevention of secondary consequences, such as bacterial infection, are the goals of canker sore treatment at your Summerlin Dental Office. The fact that you have ulcers now does not ensure that you will not acquire them in the future.

A steroid mouth rinse, anesthetics, or antibiotics to minimize inflammatory irritation may be administered to treat the infection and relieve pain, depending on the severity.

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Canker Sores Treatment and Prevention

Canker sores, in general, are difficult to foresee and to avoid developing. Fortunately, once they've appeared, there are steps that can be taken to prevent the situation from getting worse. Try to keep your canker sores from coming into touch with anything. Make sure you don't constantly brush them with your tongue and be cautious when you clean your teeth. Foods and beverages that are spicy, fiery, or acidic should be avoided. Also, avoid eating foods with sharp edges, such as chips.

Cold sores are a type of sore.

Leukoplakia

The condition of leukoplakia should be addressed carefully. While the vast majority of leukoplakia cases are noncancerous, there are some that are precancerous in nature.

The causes of leukoplakia are as follows:

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  1. Chewing tobacco and smoking for an extended period of time
  2. Poorly fitted dentures,
  3. HIV or AIDS
  4. sun exposure to the lips has been implicated as potential causes of leukoplakia in the past.
  5. In rare instances, oral cancer and leukoplakia might be linked together as well.

Manifestations of Leukoplakia

The most common symptom of leukoplakia is the presence of thick, white spots in your mouth that are difficult to remove. These patches can be flat or irregularly shaped, and they tend to harden and thicken with time. If the condition is severe, you may suffer slight discomfort when swallowing food. It is possible to develop red lesions (erythroplakia). Red lesions on the leukoplakia are more likely to be malignant or precancerous than white lesions.

Treatments for Leukoplakia are available.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with leukoplakia should discontinue using tobacco products soon after receiving the diagnosis. Depending on whether your leukoplakia is caused by ill-fitting dentures, a rough tooth, or an uneven filling surface, a dentist may be able to correct the problem for you easily. If your leukoplakia is caused by a compromised immune system, you may be offered antiviral drugs or topical therapies to help alleviate the symptoms of your condition.

It is critical that your Summerlin dentist or doctor do a biopsy on your leukoplakia in order to rule out the possibility of malignancy. It will be removed by oral surgery if it is deemed necessary.

Preventing Leukoplakia is important.

Once you have experienced leukoplakia, it is possible that it may recur. We recommend that you schedule a follow-up consultation with your physician and dentist.

One of the most effective strategies to avoid leukoplakia is to stop using tobacco and smoking altogether. Practicing basic dental hygiene can go a long way toward preventing leukoplakia from developing. Another suggestion is to limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and consume foods that are high in antioxidants.

Oral lichen planus is a kind of lichen that grows on the tongue.

Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune illness that manifests itself as inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. However, although lichen planus can affect any mucosa lining, such as the esophagus or vaginal mucosa, it is more usually found in the oral cavity. Oral lichen plus affects just 2% of the population (with the majority of cases occurring in elderly women).

Oral lichen planus is caused by a variety of factors.

Some specialists believe that genetics and immunology may have a role in the development of the disease. Others feel that lichen planus is an autoimmune illness or a cell-mediated immune response, rather than a skin condition. There has been evidence of a link between oral lichen planus and the use of beta-blockers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines in the past.

Oral lichen planus is characterized by a number of symptoms

Oral lichen planus is characterized by the formation of white, lacy patches. Additionally, searing discomfort, bleeding gums while eating or cleaning teeth, redness, and open sores are also common signs of this condition. A sensitivity to acidic or spicy foods is another possibility.

Treatments for lichen planus of the mouth

Although there is currently no treatment for oral lichen planus, the symptoms can be controlled with medication. In order to minimize inflammation, a dentist or doctor may give topical, oral, or injectable corticosteroid medications. In addition, numbing gels may be provided to assist alleviate any discomfort.

Aside from that, certain individuals may be prescribed drugs to suppress or regulate their immune systems. Keep in mind that oral lichen planus might increase your risk of secondary infections, nutritional deficits, and mouth cancer, among other complications. For people who suffer from oral lichen planus, it is extremely important to undergo frequent examinations.

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Preventing oral lichen planus is important.

Although oral lichen planus cannot be completely avoided, you may reduce your chances of acquiring it by eating a nutritious diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and by reducing your intake of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes.

Oral Thrush is a yeast infection that affects the mouth.

Everyone has a little bit of candida fungus in their lips, digestive systems, and skin, and it is not harmful. Other bacteria and microorganisms are responsible for keeping these at healthy levels. However, if the balance is thrown off, you might get oral thrush, which is caused by the fungus Candida overgrowing in your mouth.

Oral Thrush Is Caused By a Number of Factors

There are a variety of factors that might contribute to oral thrush (a candida overgrowth), including drugs such as antibiotics, birth control pills, and corticosteroids. If you have cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, dry mouth, or are pregnant, you are more likely to get oral thrush than the average person.

Cigarette smoking, using dentures that aren't correctly fitted, nursing an infected infant or having poor dental hygiene can all contribute to candida overgrowth.

Oral Thrush Signs and Symptoms

A white sore on the tongue that is slightly elevated and has a cottage cheese look is indicative of oral thrush.

Typically, the sores form on the tongue or inside of the cheeks, but they can also appear on the gums, tonsils, roof of the mouth, or back of the throat in rare instances.

If you have oral thrush, you may have a cotton-like sensation in your mouth. When it comes to the corners of your mouth, it can lead to irritation, soreness, loss of taste, redness, and cracking or bleeding. If you detect any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your Summerlin Dental dentist or family doctor right away.

Treatments for Thrush in the Mouth

Gargling with salt water, stopping or reducing cigarette use, restricting sugar intake, and using an antibiotic mouthwash are all remedies that can help you combat oral thrush and keep it away. A prescription for antifungal medicine may also be issued by your dentist or doctor.

Oral thrush may be an indication of another medical condition; thus, your dentist may urge that you consult with a doctor about any underlying health concerns that may be present.

Preventing Thrush in the Mouth

The most effective method of preventing oral thrush is through good oral hygiene. You should be seeing your Summerlin Dental Solutions dentist at least every 6 months

If you have dentures, make sure to clean them every day as well as visit the dentist on a regular basis to keep your teeth in good condition. If you take a corticosteroid inhaler, make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly after using the drug. Yeast infections in the vaginal area should be treated as soon as possible. Maintain stable blood sugar levels if you have diabetes and limit your sugar intake if you do not have diabetes.

Are you concerned about white patches?

Do you want to know what is causing the white patches on your tongue and in your mouth once and for all? Summerlin Dental Solutions can help you identify at your issues and find a solution.

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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.

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HOW TO FIND AN EMERGENCY DENTIST NEAR ME

May 2, 2022

HOW TO FIND AN EMERGENCY DENTIST NEAR ME IN SUMMERLIN

Finding an emergency dentist near me may not be easy.

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When you have a dental emergency a toothache, you seek the assistance of a dentist at your Summerlin dental Office to alleviate the discomfort. However, there are situations when you just do not have the time to wait for an appointment. When a dentist's schedule is completely booked, you may have to wait days, if not weeks, before you can be seen. When the agony is too severe to bear, it's critical to contact an emergency dentist near me right away.

In these situations, you may need to seek out emergency dental services that can provide treatment immediately. This form of dentistry service is geared toward assisting individuals who are in desperate need of dental remedies on short notice. Some of the services that may be necessary include extractions, infection management, and even emergency surgical operations in some circumstances.

What exactly qualifies as a dental emergency?

According to the American Family Physician, an estimated 22 percent of the population in the United States suffers from mouth discomfort at least once per six-month period.

In most cases, a medical institution that provides emergency dental treatment will only offer a limited range of services. As a result, you should be informed of the scenarios that constitute a dental emergency in your area.

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There are several situations in which a problem is not deemed an emergency. In some instances, an emergency dental care facility may be unable to assist you. In order to accommodate patients who, require emergency care immediately upon arrival, these institutions often reserve their available spaces for patients who require emergency treatment immediately upon arrival at the facility.

  1. When you lose a tooth, it may be necessary to have it extracted in an emergency situation. Depending on how the tooth was lost, serious symptoms like as bleeding, pain, and inflammation may be experienced. In some situations, a dentist must intervene to stop the bleeding from continuing. There are certain cases in which the tooth can be preserved, but only if the condition is addressed as soon as possible.
  2. Another case that typically necessitates the use of emergency dental services is when a person experiences severe oral discomfort. There are a variety of factors that might contribute to significant discomfort in the oral cavity. Even more reason to seek treatment at an emergency dental clinic if the discomfort is accompanied by bleeding in the mouth.
  3.  Another reason to see a dental clinic that provides emergency treatment is the possibility of infection. If you have swelling, inflammation, redness, and/or discomfort in your face or gums, this might be an indication of an infection in your mouth. When an infection results in the development of an abscess, the situation can occasionally become life-threatening. It is highly recommended that you get treatment as soon as possible, ideally before the symptoms become serious.

These are only three examples of situations in which emergency assistance is required. Anyone who has a dental condition that requires immediate care should be considered a candidate for this sort of dentistry. If you're not sure whether or not your situation qualifies as an emergency, reaching out to a clinic that provides emergency treatment might be beneficial.

Is it necessary to go to the ER if I have a dental emergency?

Unless the condition is severe, the emergency room at the local hospital will not be able to assist with typical dental problems. The majority of the time, emergency dental care is provided by emergency dentists in your area. There are, however, instances in which going to the ER is absolutely necessary. The distinction between when it is acceptable to go to the ER and when a visit to a dental emergency clinic would be a better alternative is critical to understanding.

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Some of the reasons why you might want to consider going to the ER are as follows:

  1. Whenever the pain becomes severe, it is possible that problems have already begun to manifest themselves. It is particularly vital for the patient to be aware of any discomfort that is spreading. The development of discomfort across the neck and jaw area might be an indication of an infection that has spread throughout the body.
  2. When there is bleeding in the mouth that will not stop, consult a doctor. The professionals at the emergency room will be able to aid you in halting the blood loss.

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Is it possible for me to get a tooth extracted today?

A dental emergency is frequently associated with significant discomfort. It is possible that an infection or bleeding has occurred, or that a problem has arisen as a result of a fractured tooth. In certain situations, you may suffer a high level of sensitivity at the nerve of the impacted tooth, which can be quite uncomfortable.

When it comes to tooth extraction, there are specific situations when you may need to opt for same-day service. This type of issue necessitates the dentist's meticulous attention to detail. An underlying cause of the significant discomfort has been identified. Such a symptom may indicate an infection, for example. An abscess can be dangerous because the germs can escape into the patient's bloodstream if the tooth is extracted while the infection is active. In this situation, you may acquire a systemic infection, which can be life-threatening in some cases.

After taking all of information into consideration, your Summerlin dental office will do a thorough examination. The dentist will almost always be able to supply you with a medication that can alleviate your discomfort. During the examination, the dentist will need to assess the severity of the problem.

In other instances, the dentist may recommend an alternative course of action initially. If you have a serious illness, your dentist may prescribe medications for you to take home. Antibiotics that are administered intravenously (IV) can assist to shorten the time it takes for them to begin functioning.

If a same-day extraction is an option, the Summerlin dentist will determine if it is possible. It is essential for you to be aware of the hazards that may occasionally be linked with the process in question. In some circumstances, surgery may be required to remove the tooth. This is something to consider. In this circumstance, it is unlikely that the tooth may be removed the same day, unless the dentist believes the condition is an emergency that necessitates quick surgery.

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What should I do if I require emergency dental care?

When you have a dental condition, the first thing you should do is determine the severity of the dental problem. Take into consideration how intense the pain is. If you already know what's causing your discomfort, it might be a lot easier to assess if you see a Summerlin Dental office dentist right away.

Take notice of the possibilities that we discussed previously in this post. This serves as a guideline to assist you to determine whether or not the situation you are in is an emergency. If this is the case, then go to the next stage in the process.

You should begin by seeking for a Summerlin dental office dentist who can aid. Look for a dentist that is convenient to your home or office. It could be a good idea to give them a call in advance. This ensures that the Summerlin dentist is aware of your arrival and can make the necessary preparations if necessary.

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What happens if I am unable to schedule an emergency dental appointment?

The closest dentist to you may be completely booked at certain periods of the year. Turning to an Summerlin Dental emergency dentist may also result in a denial of assistance. It is necessary to be patient and wait for an opening when the office of such a clinic is already overflowing with individuals in need of emergency dental care

It is necessary for these situations to examine how critical your issue is. If you discover that waiting is no longer an option, you have a few alternatives.

  1. You might want to try looking for a walk-in dentist in your neighborhood. These dentists will frequently be able to see you without the need for a scheduled appointment. It is more likely that you will receive treatment more quickly if the clinic has numerous dentists working there. You can also speak with the receptionist about your circumstance if you choose. Occasionally, the receptionist will be able to make arrangements for you.
  2. If the discomfort is too intense to bear, if it extends to other regions of your face and neck, or if there is blood, you should consider visiting the emergency room. In most cases, the emergency room at your local hospital will be able to provide you with assistance promptly. While this is unlikely to result in tooth extraction, the staff can at the very least assist you in controlling the discomfort. If an infection is present, the staff may be able to begin administering antibiotics as soon as possible.

What is the best way to locate a Summerlin emergency dentist near me?

Even if you are in the middle of a dental emergency, you do not want to drive an hour to the nearest clinic if possible. It's critical to know where to go for an emergency dental clinic in your neighborhood when you need one. This allows you to go to emergency medical services without having to travel a large distance.

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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.

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The Secret to Fresh Breath

April 27, 2022
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We've all had to battle with achieving fresh breath at some point. There are individuals who have it around you, and whether you like it or not, you have had it yourself. It may be humiliating and unpleasant, but how can you tell if you have it and what to do about it? There is a simple test you may do to determine whether or not you have foul breath.

After thoroughly washing your hands, insert your index finger into the back of your mouth. Scrape a little amount of saliva off the back of your tongue, then dab it on the back of your hand to disinfect it. Wait one minute, then place your hand near your nose and take a deep breath. Is it still as fresh as a daisy or has it gone bad? Alternatively, do you need to continue reading to understand how to freshen your breath?

Why Do People Not Have Fresh Breath?

There are a variety of factors that contribute to poor breath. Knowing the reasons of foul breath is a good first step toward finding a solution.

  • Bacteria in your mouth: Bacteria always can be found in your mouth. It covers your gums, hides between your teeth, and dangles from your tongue like a dangling carrot. As it grows, it creates chemicals that cause the foul odor in your mouth to become more prominent.
  • Your bad habits: If you smoke cigarettes, use a pipe, smoke cigars, or chew tobacco, you are not only damaging your mouth and body, but you are also producing some very stinky breath as well.
  • Tonsils: If you still have your tonsils, they may be the source of your foul breath.. Because they are pitted, odorous things may gather in the pits and cause foul breath to develop.
  • Stomach problems: A stomach infection, ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other stomach problems might be causing your foul breath. A very low-carb diet might lead your body to enter a condition of ketosis, which is characterized by extremely foul breath.
  • You will be remembered by the things you eat: Garlic, onion, and other pungent foods will linger on your breath.

Tips for Getting Rid of Nasty Breath

It is not difficult to get fresh breath, but it does need a little amount of effort. For fresh breath and a healthier mouth, follow these suggestions.

  • Every meal should be followed by a thorough tooth brushing to achieve fresh breath. You may also purchase a tongue scraper, which you can use a couple of times each day to remove any germs that has accumulated on your tongue.
  • Floss once a day to eliminate food particles and plaque that have accumulated between your teeth. Your mouth will be grateful to you.
  • Bad breath may be eliminated by gargling with a specific mouthwash to get fresh breath. The oxygen in it will destroy the germs in your mouth that is causing your bad breath, and you will smell as fresh as a daisy as a result.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth from becoming dry, which is a typical source of foul breath.
  • Antacids and other medicines might help to relieve your stomach discomfort. Ginger tea is an excellent stomach relaxant.
  • Xylitol-containing chewing gum is recommended fo fresh breath. In addition, chewing gum stimulates salivation. Saliva is important for maintaining oral health. Bad breath, you've been banished!
    Consume yogurt. It includes "good" bacteria that helps to maintain a healthy intestinal environment as well as a healthier mouth.
  • Soothe your sinuses with this. When you have a sinus infection, your not fresh breath might smell awful. Rather than the post-nasal drip itself, it is this that is responsible for the bad stench. If you can get rid of the illness, your breath will improve.
  • Avoid any tobacco products at all costs (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff).
    A nutritious diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains is recommended.

And don't forget! Get regular dental checkups at Summerlin Dental Solutions. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Cohan at Summerlin Dental Solutions in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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.

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Make Every Day Earth Day

April 20, 2022
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Earth Day was established in 1970 as a way to improve public awareness of the environment. What started as a single day in April is now celebrated across the globe as a way to draw attention to and educate people about global environmental challenges, including climate change. Natural resource conservation, water and air pollution reduction, and the development of green technology are all examples of ways we can make our environment better.

Reduce, recycle, and reuse to help on Earth Day!

By simply minimizing the quantity of waste that ends up in landfills, you can make a difference on Earth Day in the most straightforward manner possible. Many municipalities offer recycling programs for paper, plastic, and metal waste that are available to residents. In order to keep recyclable products out of landfills, we must first minimize the demand for additional disposal space, and then lower the amount of energy required to burn the garbage that remains. Recycling goods also contributes to the conservation of resources that are utilized in the manufacture of new items.

Reducing your usage of a wide range of ordinary items may help you save money. Single-use water bottles may be recycled, but the process is time-consuming and expensive. By conserving your financial resources, you may save money by drinking filtered faucet water. Disposable paper towels may potentially be a source of environmental pollution. Reusable cleaning cloths should be used for the bulk of your household duties.

Reusing goods helps to preserve both the environment and your money at the same time. Many items may be reused to generate a new one, which can save money on manufacturing costs. It is possible to repurpose old furniture to create a new piece. Old clothes may be used for a variety of crafts. If you are unable to find a method to repurpose your old belongings, consider donating them to a charitable organization. Remember to keep up the good work you're doing to protect the environment on a daily basis.

There are a variety of other things you may do to help the environment.

Everyone, regardless of age, may discover methods to contribute to the improvement of the environment. Some suggestions are as follows:

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  • Trees are being planted.
  • Picking up rubbish is a necessary task.
  • lowering the amount of energy used
  • Walking, biking, or carpooling to work or school are all viable options.
  • Hazardous garbage should be disposed of correctly.
  • Rain barrels are being used to preserve water for plants.

Earth Day is intended to raise awareness of and appreciation for the earth's overall health. Maintaining the health of the environment is crucial but maintaining the health of your tongue is as important. Dental health is important for your entire health and well-being, so contact our staff at Summerlin Dental Solutions to book an appointment as soon as possible. From Dr. Marianne Cohan, best wishes for a happy and healthy Earth Day!

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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.

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How Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve Your Smile

April 13, 2022
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When compared to its predecessors from decades ago, today's crowns, veneers, and tooth-colored fillings are quite natural-looking. There was a time when dentists only used silver fillings in their patients' mouths. This substance is still used in fillings today, although composite fillings, which are tooth-colored, are the most prevalent kind of filling material. It is possible at Summerlin Dental Solutions to match the color of composite fillings to the hue of the tooth and even let light to pass through them, much like real enamel.

Composite Fillings in Las Vegas, Nevada

Composite fillings are excellent in a wide range of situations and applications. When a cavity is present, the most apparent explanation for this is that the cavity must be filled. This is a fantastic method for purportedly erasing the imperfections that were before. It's almost as if the hollow never existed in the first place.

Teeth may be reshaped using composite fillings, and the placement of composite fillings can help to reduce excessive tooth spacing. In the event of a diastema (a big gap between the two front teeth), composite material is a non-invasive and cost-effective treatment option that gives immediate effects, without the need for a second appointment. It may be used as a substitute to braces in certain cases.

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Fluorosis is a disease that produces discoloration and defects in the enamel. Mottled enamel is a sign of fluorosis. Composite materials are the preferred material for concealing this problem.

Composite fillings are simple to install, pleasant to the sight, and simple to replace if they fail. A filler may be readily concealed with the right technique and the right composite material. In our modern world, where dental perfection is now the norm, this is the appearance that is most sought for.

Conclusion

Finally, with composite fillings, you may be certain that your smile is in excellent care. There are some fantastic materials available that are a near-perfect match to the look of natural tooth enamel in terms of aesthetics. Smile with assurance, knowing that no one will ever have to know. Summerlin Dental Solutions is committed to keeping your secret.

If you are in need of new composites or need to have your old amalgams replaced wiuth composites, give us a call today at Summerlin Dental Solutions in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Cohan will be able to evaluate you and see if composites are a good fit for you.

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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!

The Benefits of a Bright Smile

March 30, 2022
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Having a pleasant, bright smile may have a positive impact on how you seem and, as a result, how you feel about yourself. When you enlist the assistance of Dr. Marianne Cohan to give you with a whitening procedure, you will no longer be embarrassed to flash your smile in public.

It has been demonstrated that the first thing that people notice about a person is their smile. Humans often assess others based on their appearance, despite the fact that many individuals do not like to acknowledge it.

Your teeth may get discolored over time as a result of the foods and drinks you consume. When it comes to regaining confidence in your smile and in your life, teeth-whitening procedures might be an excellent option. Our staff is ready to assist you in regaining your smile by brightening teeth that have been discolored due to age or wear.

Your smile has the potential to influence:

  • Relationships in both the personal and professional spheres
  • Interviews and meetings for employment
  • Having a successful relationship with existing and future customers
  • Your self-assurance and overall contentment
  • Perspectives on everyday contacts in general

In all these aspects of your life, as well as others, regaining confidence in your smile may be beneficial. In case you believe that your smile has been holding you back, it may be good to get your white teeth restored with the assistance of Summerlin Dental Solutions.

What Does It Mean to Whiten Teeth?

Products that whiten teeth are available in a wide variety of presentations and can be applied in a number of distinct manners. Lasers and tooth bleaching are two methods that can be used to remove surface and deeper stains from teeth. Surface stains can be removed using peroxides. Products that don't use bleach can only remove surface stains through a combination of physical and chemical processes. Whitening treatments that patients can do themselves at home are also available for those patients who favor a procedure that is slower but takes less time overall. Whitening your teeth can help brighten your pearly whites and achieve a more dazzling smile regardless of the treatment that you select.

Is There Danger Having A Bright Smile?
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Your choice of teeth-whitening method will determine not only the level of pain and discomfort you experience, but also the degree to which your teeth are sensitive to sensitivity after the procedure. It will also depend on the quality of the bleaching products that will be used and how your teeth react while they are being treated. After a teeth whitening treatment, tooth sensitivity may occur in some patients; however, this condition is only temporary and should not cause any cause for alarm. During your consultation, Dr. Sands will take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that you have the most comfortable experience possible and to determine which treatment will be the most appropriate for your specific requirements.

Do You Think It Might Harm My Teeth?

Because of the proliferation of teeth whitening treatments, a growing number of individuals are concerned about the possibility that these procedures could harm their teeth. Thankfully, the majority of teeth whitening procedures do not result in any kind of irreversible damage to the tooth enamel or the structures of your teeth. Studies have shown that products containing at least 10 percent carbamide peroxide have very little to no effect on the surface of the tooth enamel and do not cause damage to fillings that are already in the mouth.

However, the American Dental Association (ADA) advises customers to visit their dentist first before considering teeth whitening as an option for improving their smile. Whitening one's teeth is considered by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) to be a dental service that, in order to reduce the risk of complications and ensure optimal results, should only be performed by trained dental professionals.

Whiten Your Teeth in Summerlin Nevada

If you're interested in brightening your smile, please contact Summerlin Dental Solutions in Las Vegas, Nevada and we'll be pleased to discuss the many whitening alternatives available to you.

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How Oral Hygiene Absolutely Impacts Overall Health

March 23, 2022
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Oral hygiene is important. When it comes to ensuring that your whole body is healthy, keeping your oral health in check is essential. Staph and strep bacteria are produced by bacteria that normally reside in your mouth, and these bacteria may cause severe infections and illnesses.

Why Oral Hygiene is Important

When you practice proper oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing and flossing, and consume a nutritious diet, you can reduce the likelihood of dangerous germs spreading from your mouth to other regions of your body. Protect your mouth and discover more about the relationship between dental hygiene and overall health in this article.

Until recently, tooth decay was more widespread than it is now, owing to a lack of regular dental care and a lack of study into the benefits of fluoride. Because to fluoridated water and fluoride-containing toothpastes, tooth decay has been considerably less of an issue in recent years.

Gum disease has surpassed tooth decay as the most common dental condition in today's modern world. Periodontal disease is on the increase among adults, mostly as a result of individuals failing to floss on a regular basis and then disregarding gum soreness and bleeding. Periodontitis, if left untreated, may result in inflammation that can spread to other regions of the body, causing health problems.

The Relationship Between Oral Health and Chronic Disease

Many experts think that infections associated with inflammation might cause systemic illness or worsen existing disorders. You should keep in mind that bacteria overgrowth in inflammatory gum tissue may enter the bloodstream via your eating activities, which is why it's so important to schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas clinic if you've been experiencing continuous gum irritation and inflammation.

Oral Hygiene in Las Vegas, Nevada

Taking good care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis may help prevent the beginnings of illness and spare you a lot of hassle in the future when it comes to your overall health. If you suspect that you may be displaying indications of periodontal disease, or if you see anything else that appears to be out of the ordinary, please call Dr. Marianne Cohan to arrange a consultation.

At Summerlin Dental Solutions, we want you to take an active role in your own health!

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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.

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Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2022
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The color green is worn by millions of people on St. Patrick's Day, both in Las Vegas and across the world, to exhibit their festive attitude and prevent being pinched. Despite the fact that it is simple to put on a green shirt, wear a St. Patrick's Day button, or put on a pair of emerald-colored shoes on March 17, if you are an enthusiastic St. Patrick's Day supporter, you may want to do something new this year. Dr. Marianne Cohan has come up with a few suggestions to help you take your Christmas enthusiasm to the next level, including:

Take a stroll along Chicago's Green River.

If you chance to be in or near Chicago on St. Patrick's Day, or if you're thinking about visiting, don't miss out on coming downtown to see the large-scale celebration that begins when the city colors the Chicago River a vibrant shade of green. As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, the city has been commemorating the occasion with this custom for more than 50 years, with tens of thousands of people attending each year to watch the strange dying process and the spectacular conclusion.

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You may use green face paints to demonstrate your love for this event in the same way that an ardent sports fan would on game day. Only use paints that are particularly designed to be applied to the skin to avoid breakouts or allergic reactions. Because a little amount of face paint can cover a wide area, feel free to be creative and deck out the whole family for St. Patrick's Day celebrations!

Consume plenty of vegetables throughout the day.

Are green eggs and ham not your thing? Because of the growing popularity of green smoothies, there's never been a better time to get in on the health-conscious trend. To prepare a green smoothie without the use of food coloring, just combine a substantial quantity of a leafy green vegetable, such as spinach or kale, with the other components that you would normally use to make a smoothie, such as fruit, ice, milk, or juice, until completely smooth.

Use those same veggies to make a green soup, egg salad, or a batch of bright green pastries throughout the day to keep the trend continuing throughout the day. Additional benefits include receiving a good dosage of vitamins without having to sacrifice the flavor of most of these items.

If your traditional holiday routine has become monotonous, put your green T-shirt away and try one or more of the suggestions below. Don't be shocked if you have so much fun that you decide to make it an annual ritual to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! From your local dentist near you at Summerlin Dental Solutions, we wish you a happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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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.

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Five (5) Reasons for Your Bad Breath

March 9, 2022
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Bad breath, often known as halitosis, is most likely not a life or death situation. However, it has the potential to make you feel self-conscious and have a detrimental influence on your quality of life. The majority of individuals who suffer from bad breath are coping with bacterial infections in their mouths. There are, however, additional factors that contribute to this awkward situation. Educating yourself on the subject may assist you in combating this manageable issue.

Here are five reasons why you have embarrassingly bad breath.
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  • Mouth feeling dry. A reduction in saliva flow may be caused by a number of different factors. The majority of the time, medicine or mouth breathing is to blame. Saliva helps to prevent bad breath by washing away food particles from your mouth and oral cavity. The condition of dry mouth may be alleviated by increasing salivation.
  • Gum disease is associated with poor oral hygiene. Gum disease may develop as a result of improper brushing and flossing techniques or insufficient frequency of brushing and flossing. If you have bad breath, it might be a symptom that you have plaque on your teeth.
  • Bad Breath Caused by Eating Too Much. Food particles that are not removed by brushing or flossing attract germs, which results in foul breath. Following the consumption of pungent-smelling meals such as garlic or onions, it is extremely vital to wash your teeth.
  • Tobacco and smoking are two of the most harmful habits a person can have. Tobacco is terrible for your health in general, and it is especially detrimental for your dental health. The use of tobacco products, such as cigarettes and gum, may lead to the development of gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Infections of the mouth and other medical problems. Your poor breath may be caused by a mouth infection, sinus infection, or even the common cold for a short period of time. Even medical disorders such as diabetes and GERD may result in bad breath. It's always a good idea to consult with Dr. Marianne Cohan to establish the root of the problem.

We are here to help you.

Even if you practice proper oral hygiene, it's vital to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marianne Cohan at our Las Vegas office to deal with or prevent complications associated with chronic bad breath. We can assist you in determining the source of your halitosis as well as provide treatments that will enable you to experience fresh breath without the usage of mints or other breath freshening products. When it comes to eradicating the issue of bad breath, we are your best ally, just as we are with everything else connected to dental health. Contact us at Summerlin Dental Solutions now to learn more.

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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.

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DENTAL CROWN OR VENEER COMES OFF? CALL THE BEST DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN

March 6, 2022

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DENTAL CROWN OR VENEER COMES OFF?

CALL THE BEST DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN

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One of the most popular ways to protect a seriously fractured or decaying tooth is with a dental crown. Crowns have a high success rate because of the diversity of materials utilized in their construction, but they can come off at any time. Don't be alarmed if your dental crowns in Las Vegas have come loose or come off. Call the best dentist in Summerlin and we will explain how to deal with this dental emergency.

What are Dental Crowns and How Do They Work?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings that are placed on top of fractured, decayed or otherwise damaged teeth. They fully surround the damaged tooth and are secured in place using special dental cement. Metal, porcelain, and zirconia are among the materials that may be used to make them. Your crowns are created to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth and to fit in with your smile.

What Should I Do If Mine Breaks?

Make an appointment with your dentist right away. They will try their utmost to see you within 24 hours because a missing crown is considered a dental emergency. Meanwhile, stay away from sugary, acidic, cold and hard foods.

If you still have the crown, use toothpaste or a temporary dental glue to reattach it to the damaged tooth. Until you can visit your dentist, this will help safeguard the fragile tooth.

If you lose your crown, notify your Summerlin Dental office right away. To avoid any pain and a worsened condition, they will see you as soon as feasible. Keep the exposed tooth clean and, if necessary, take over-the-counter pain relievers.

What Causes Crowns to Come Off?

While it is impossible to prevent the loss of a dental crown entirely, there are several frequent issues to consider.

Deterioration of the natural tooth enclosed beneath the prosthetic crown: While the prosthetic crown cannot rot, the natural tooth encased beneath it can. The dental cement is frequently broken down around the gum line where the crown and teeth connect.

Deteriorating dental cement: This cement might degrade over time due to tooth disease or just the passage of time, causing your crowns to loosen.

Sticky and sweet foods: While the odd sticky pleasure may not hurt your teeth, daily consumption of toffees or caramels will. Sweets tug at your crowns, weakening them over time. When a crown becomes attached on a sticky treat, it might completely fall off.

Dental crowns are critical for safeguarding the fragile teeth beneath them. They, like any other dental repair, require special attention in order to perform effectively. If you believe your crowns are at risk of coming loose, speak with your Summerlin Dental Office.

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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 cosmetics, 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 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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March is National Nutrition Month!

March 2, 2022
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While there is no need to wait to start eating correctly, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has designated March as the month in which everyone should pay particular attention to what they put into their bodies. The Academy has designated the month of March as "National Nutrition Awareness Month" in order to raise awareness about what people consume.

What You Shouldn't Eat

Specifically, the Academy of Dentistry reminds out that the foods you consume have a direct impact on the health of your teeth and in particular on tooth decay. Bacteria depend on carbohydrates to survive and reproduce. That is why Dr. Marianne Cohan and our staff at Summerlin Dental Solutions advise our patients to limit their intake of candy and other sweets as much as possible. They are made up of simple carbohydrates that provide food for the bacteria in your mouth and contribute to tooth decay.

It's the hidden sugars, on the other hand, that will set you back. Make it a practice to check food labels and seek for goods that have been sweetened with added sugar. This covers components that have the suffix "ose" at the end of their names. When it comes to nutrition, these foods are mostly useful for feeding a sweet craving and not much more than that.

What You Should Consume

Turn to meals that are not only delicious but also beneficial to your dental health. Foods such as dairy products, for example, supply the body with nutrients that help to maintain tooth enamel. Protein-rich foods include phosphorus, which is a mineral that is essential for dental health.

You also can't go wrong by including a variety of colors in your daily diet. Fruits and vegetables make for a visually appealing dish as well as a nutritious dinner. When eating acidic fruits such as oranges or even tomatoes, exercise care since the acid may destroy tooth enamel over time. Instead of consuming these meals on their own, it is preferable to incorporate them in a meal as a side dish.

You should keep in mind that excellent nutrition is something you should be concerned about all year, not just during National Nutrition Month. A pleasant reminder that eating healthy is a proactive step in maintaining your oral health is provided by the month of March.

National Nutrition Month in Summerlin, Nevada

Are you looking for a new dentist in Las Vegas and want to improve your oral health and therefore your overall health? Please contact us at our Las Vegas office near you, Summerlin Dental Solutions,  if you want to learn more about our services and how Dr. Cohan can help you improve your oral health. You can call Summerlin Dental Solutions at (702)341-9160 or book an appointment online at the link below!

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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.

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The Transformation of Valentine's Day

February 9, 2022

Did you know that the events that led to the establishment of Valentine's Day were really focused on the prevention of war? Against the instructions of Emperor Claudius II, a Catholic priest by the name of Valentine surreptitiously married young soldiers and their wives, even though the emperor had ruled it unlawful since only unmarried, young men were eligible to be sent to battle. To prevent prospective troops from joining his army and fighting in his battle, Claudius sought to hoard them by declaring marriage unlawful.

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Even after being excommunicated, Valentine continued to marry young couples and was finally put to death for it in 270 AD. Prior to his death, he wrote a letter to a hidden love, signing it "From your Valentine," and sent it. People are still using this method of signing letters and cards over 1,800 years after it was first. This year, continue the tradition that was began many years ago while adding your own personal touch. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Valentine's Day Ideas that are both simple and creative

  • Make a photo of it to remember it by. Images of couples shot around Christmas are common, but Valentine's Day photos enable you to capitalize on the romantic atmosphere. Julia Child and her husband, Paul, had their photo shot together every Valentine's Day, and they made sure to incorporate their sense of humor by including funny accessories in the picture.
  • Return to the location of your first date. No matter whether your first date together took place at a neighborhood hotdog stand, the emotional importance of the experience may make it a memorable element of your Valentine's Day itinerary. Try to be imaginative by creating a treasure hunt that will bring your lover back to the initial date spot, where you may demonstrate your affection with flowers or a present.
  • Messages "From Your Valentine" are common. Provide a unique manner to deliver your message in order to make this Valentine's Day stand out from the others. Alternatively, bake your spouse's favorite food and decorate it with a tube of icing, or write something on the steamed-up mirror so that it appears while your lover is taking a bath or a shower.

Despite the fact that Valentine's Day is a day to honor love, it does not have to be a unique occasion reserved only for couples. If you're single, take advantage of this special day to lavish yourself with affection, because you deserve it! After all, the priest Valentine had such a deep belief in the sanctity of love that he was prepared to put his life on the line to defend it. Valentine's Day is for everyone, regardless of whether you're in a relationship or single, young or old, romantic or not. SUMMERLIN DENTAL SOLUTIONS wishes you a very happy Valentine's Day.

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How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?

February 2, 2022
How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?
 
 
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What is dry xerostomia, and how does it affect you? Despite the fact that the average person has never heard of it, they have all dealt with it in one way or another. Basically, it's a euphemistic way of stating, "dry mouth." The inconvenience of having a dry mouth is something that everyone has experienced, but when the dryness persists, it becomes a very irritating problem. Dry mouth occurs when you do not have enough saliva to keep your mouth moist and lubricated, and your mouth becomes parched. Continue reading to learn about some of the causes of dry mouth, as well as some remedies for treating it.

What causes my mouth to be so dry, and how can I avoid it in the future?

If your mouth feels dry no matter what you do, your saliva glands aren't working properly. A variety of variables, including but not limited to the following, might contribute to this situation:

1: Stress or anxiousness are two terms that can be used to describe the same thing.

2: some medications

3: Chemotherapy or radiotherapy are both options.

4: Aging

5: Smoking

6: Sjorgren's syndrome is a kind of chronic fatigue syndrome (autoimmune illness)

Sjorgren’s Syndrome

Illness caused by an immune system reaction Sjorgren's syndrome is characterized by the presence of white blood cells that attack the salivary glands. The only way to deal with dry mouth is to attempt to treat the cause of the condition. Pay close attention to the causes outlined above and consult with your Summerlin dental office about your treatment choices.

Q: What causes dry mouth symptoms, and what are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?

A: If you continue to have dry mouth, it is likely that your salivary glands are not producing enough saliva. Examine the following signs and symptoms of dry mouth so you'll be aware of what to look out for:

  1. Having difficulty chewing, swallowing, tasting, or speaking
  2. A sticky or drying sensation might be felt on the tongue and in the throat.
  3. It feels like your tongue is dry and harsh to the touch.
  4. You may have a burning feeling in your mouth.
  5. irritation of the gums
  6. Cracked lips are a problem.
  7. Tooth decay is a regular occurrence.
  8. Breathing difficulties

The following are the most common indications and symptoms to be on the lookout for. The earlier you recognize the signs and symptoms of dry mouth, the sooner you may begin treatment for the underlying condition that is causing them.

Q: What Can I Do to Relieve My Dry Mouth Problems?

A: If your prescription medication is causing you to have dry mouth, switching medications is a straightforward option. There are a variety of additional medications available that can aid your salivary glands in increasing their production of saliva. You may also take steps to lower your chances of experiencing dry mouth by doing the following:

  1. To be on the safe side, avoid caffeine at all costs.
  2. Keep your tongue wet when eating may be as easy as drinking enough of water or other sugar-free drinks throughout the meal.
  3. Sugarless gums should be chewed to enhance saliva flow.
  4. Tobacco and alcoholic beverages should be avoided at all costs.
  5. Avoid eating spicy or salty foods before bedtime, especially if you have a sensitive stomach.
  6. Use a humidifier at night to keep the air moist.

Everyone has had dry mouth at some time in their lives, but don't let it interfere with your normal activities. Apply our causes, symptoms, and preventative recommendations to keep your mouth moist and healthy. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you should visit your dentist to determine what is causing the issue and how to resolve the situation.

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 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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851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160