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By Green Valley Dental Center
July 24, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

You shouldn’t ever be embarrassed by your smile.Cosmetic contouring

If minor aesthetic issues are making you feel self-conscious about smiling, then isn’t it time you considered how our Henderson, NV, family dentists, Dr. Brad Wilbur and Dr. Emily Ishkanian, could help change all this? If you’ve been shying away from cosmetic dentistry because you think it has to be expensive or invasive, think again! We may actually be able to improve the shape or size of your smile with a completely non-invasive method known as cosmetic contouring.

What is cosmetic contouring?

This treatment is most often recommended if you are only looking to fix minor issues with the shape or length of a tooth. Dental contouring is a technique in which our Henderson dentists will shave and reshape a tooth by removing small amounts of enamel. Cosmetic contouring is pretty straightforward, painless and non-invasive. It’s also completed in just one visit, which makes it a popular cosmetic option for those always on the go.

What are the benefits of getting cosmetic contouring?

As you may be able to tell, cosmetic contouring will enhance and boost your smile’s appearance right away. This treatment only takes about a half an hour to complete, so you won’t have to keep coming back multiple times in order to get the results you want.

Is cosmetic contouring right for me?

If you are only looking to make minor changes to your smile’s appearance then you could very well be a great candidate for this cosmetic treatment. A lot will depend on how much you want to alter one or more teeth and the results you are looking for. If cosmetic contouring doesn’t end up being the right option for you, we can recommend other options like dental veneers or orthodontic treatment to improve your smile.

Do you have questions about cosmetic contouring? Want to find out if this treatment will be able to correct your dental flaws? If so, then it’s time you called Green Valley Dental Center in Henderson, NV, to find out more about cosmetic contouring.

By Green Valley Dental Center
May 17, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Sleep Apnea  

Find out how our dentist could help you get a better night’s sleep.sleep apnea

Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Are you currently using CPAP therapy but still finding it difficult to get the sound sleep you deserve? While CPAP treatment is often the most common way to manage sleep apnea symptoms, it isn’t always right for everyone. If you are wrestling with your facemask night after night then you may want to talk to our Henderson, NV, dentists, Dr. Brad Wilbur and Dr. Emily Ishkanian, also serving the Green Valley area, about a simpler dental option for treating your sleep disorder.

Do you have mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea? If so, then oral appliance therapy could be right for you. This custom-made device is a great alternative to help keep your airways open while you sleep, which will prevent obstructions. Of course, you won’t find this sleep apnea device over-the-counter. You’ll have to visit our Henderson general dentist to make sure that you are right for treatment and to fit with you with your very own device.

How does oral appliance therapy work?

This appliance looks similar to a mouthguard, and there are two main kinds of devices that you can get. One device (tongue retaining) will prevent the tongue from obstructing the airways while you sleep while the other kind (mandibular advancement) will help reposition the jaws so they sit slightly forward. By repositioning the jaws, the airways will also remain open while you sleep.

What are the benefits of oral appliance therapy?

One of the biggest advantages to getting this device is that it provides an easy and comfortable way to treat your sleep apnea symptoms without the bulky facemask and CPAP equipment. Of course, since the only thing you have to worry about is a small appliance that fits in your mouth, it’s also very easy to carry with you on trips. Along with providing relief from sleep apnea, this oral device can also treat snoring.

If you are dealing with sleep apnea in Henderson, NV and are looking for an easy, convenient treatment option that will help you sleep better, then turn to the experts serving the Green Valley area today.

By Green Valley Dental Center
April 20, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

A bright, healthy smile starts with a good oral hygiene routine. Dr. Brad Wilbur and Dr. Emily Ishkanian, your Henderson, NV dentists at oral hygieneGreen Valley Dental Center share a few important oral hygiene tips.

Brush away plaque

Brushing your teeth removes plaque, a transparent film that can cause cavities. Plaque forms constantly and can make your teeth feel a little rough. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day gets rid of plaque and lowers your risk of tooth decay.

Plaque can eventually turn into a hard deposit called tartar if you don't remove it promptly. If you've ever noticed gray or brown spots on your teeth that don't go away after you brush, you have tartar. Tartar increases your risk of gum disease and can only be removed at your dentist's office.

Use tooth-friendly products

The type of toothbrush you use is particularly important. Brushes with hard bristles tend to erode tooth enamel and may even cause your gums to recede. Soft bristle brushes don't hurt your enamel and are just as effective at removing plaque. When you buy toothpaste and mouth rinses, choose products that contain fluoride, an ingredient that helps strengthen tooth enamel. Many mouth rinses also kill bacteria in your mouth. Look for products advertised as "antimicrobial" or "antibacterial."

Make time for flossing

Daily flossing gets rid of plaque between your teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing not only removes plaque but helps remove food particles that can lead to bad breath. Special flossing picks and brushes are ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach spots.

Don't skip dental appointments

Twice-yearly dental appointments are an important part of a good oral hygiene routine. During visits, the hygienist removes plaque and tartar from your teeth before it can cause decay or gum disease. Visits also include a thorough dental exam and X-rays when needed. If you keep up with those visits, any cavities that your dentist does spot will more likely be small and easy to treat.

Keep your smile healthy with good oral hygiene habits! Call Dr. Brad Wilbur and Dr. Emily Ishkanian, your Henderson, NV dentists, at (702) 896-8933 to schedule your next dental exam.

By Green Valley Dental Center
February 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

What your dentists in Henderson, NV, want you to knowveneers

Do you want a younger-looking smile? Do you have teeth that are cracked or chipped from overuse or aging? If you answered yes to these questions, you should discover the magic of porcelain veneers! This state-of-the-art procedure can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile dental treatments and can fix many cosmetic issues with your teeth. Your dentists at Green Valley Dental Center in Henderson, NV, want to share their knowledge of the benefits of veneers.

Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of translucent porcelain, custom-made to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth perfectly. They reflect light just like your natural teeth, giving you a naturally beautiful smile.

The benefits of porcelain veneers are substantial and include:

  • Cosmetically whitening your smile permanently
  • Making excessively worn teeth whole again
  • Cosmetically closing small gaps between your teeth
  • Cosmetically straightening slightly overlapped teeth
  • Cosmetically repairing broken or cracked teeth

When you choose porcelain veneers, you have chosen a cosmetic treatment that is both strong and beautiful. Veneers are also conservative because your dentists in Henderson remove very little tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant because of the materials used, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Your new porcelain veneers will require between two and three appointments to complete; a consultation appointment, a tooth preparation appointment and a final cementation appointment. Your porcelain veneers are created using exact measurements and color-matching in a dental laboratory, so that they fit perfectly and blend perfectly with your smile.

If your smile is less than you deserve, it’s time to discover the benefits of porcelain veneers. You can achieve a smile to be proud of. You can enjoy smiling again, thanks to porcelain veneers! To discover what porcelain veneers can do for you, call your dentists at Green Valley Dental Center in Henderson, NV. Find out more by calling today!

By Green Valley Dental Center
December 02, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: brushing   tooth brush   oral hygiene  

What your dentist in Henderson, Nevada, wants you to know

You can purchase a cheap toothbrush for less than a dollar, or you can pay a few dollars more for a name brand toothbrush. What’s the tooth brushdifference? It turns out there are many important differences in toothbrush quality. Your dentists at Green Valley Dental Center in Henderson, Nevada, want you to know the facts about toothbrushes and which type of toothbrush works best.

Inexpensive generic toothbrushes may actually harm your teeth and gums. Many of them are too hard and can cause tooth abrasion or lacerate your gums. Many of these cheap toothbrushes just don’t clean your teeth effectively.

You brush your teeth to remove the plaque clinging to the surfaces of your teeth. This plaque contains millions of destructive bacteria which can cause decay and gum disease if left on your teeth. Choosing the right toothbrush is a critical first step in effective plaque removal.

Your dentists at Green Valley Dental Center in Henderson, Nevada, want to share a few facts about how you can find the type of toothbrush that works best.

Your toothbrush should have:

  • Soft bristles, because a soft toothbrush won’t harm your teeth or gums
  • Rounded bristles, because they adapt to tooth surfaces better than straight-bristled brushes
  • The right size of toothbrush head to fit the size of your mouth; you should be able to clean all the way to your back molars.
  • A recognizable brand that is approved by the American Dental Association

Don’t forget to replace your toothbrush when it shows signs of wear or at least every 3 months; don’t use the same toothbrush if you’ve been ill with a cold or the flu.

When you know the difference between toothbrushes, it’s easy to find the type of toothbrush that works best. Toothbrushes are the most important tool to keep your gums and teeth healthy. To find out more about dental care, call your dentists at Green Valley Dental Center in Henderson, Nevada. They can help you keep your smile healthy, so call today!

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