Invisalign vs. Braces: Comparing Orthodontic Treatments

Teens and adults alike come to our office seeking orthodontic treatment. It can be used to solve problems related to malaligned teeth, temporal mandibular joint disorders and airway issues, just to name a few. As smile design has advanced over the years, so have treatment options.  Traditional braces (brackets and wires) may be the best […]

The Many Hats of a Dentist

There is no doubt that the land- scape of private practice is rapidly changing across the country. More and more dentists, especially recent graduates, are joining group practices and corporate dentistry. But deep down, most of us envision ourselves as entrepreneurs and when we picture our ideal life as a dentist, we dream of being […]

Is your life in dentistry what you dreamed it would be?

I recently attended the convocation at UNLV SDM and it brought me back to the day I walked across that stage. I couldn’t wait to get into the “real world.” My friends and I would fantasize and tell stories about all the fun and freedom that was to come. Finally, after a lifetime in school, […]

What Is Periodontal Disease And How Do I Prevent It?

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Periodontal disease occurs when the bacterial flora in your mouth affects the bone around your teeth. Plaque is where it all starts. When this sticky bacteria causes persistent gum inflammation, the disease can spread from the gums to the underlying bone. Once that takes place, gum disease becomes bone (periodontal) disease and causes the bone […]

Finding Flow in Your Practice and Life

There are countless ways to go through life, but is there one way that leads to a more fulfilling existance than another? Many studies have been done on what it means to truly live. And when I say live, it’s not just the automatic biological process, but to live in the sense of a poet. […]

Can Gum Disease Lead To A Stroke?

Almost 1 in every 2 adults is affected by gum disease which is a result of an overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth. When inflamed gums pull away from the tooth, the gums begin to bleed and the various stages of gum disease start to set in. Good oral hygiene is always the best way […]

What Parents Should Know About Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase 2 orthodontics or two-phase orthodontic treatment, is typically done between the ages of 11 and 14 when most all of the adult teeth have emerged. Two phases means exactly that, the treatment is done at two different times. Some of the common reasons orthodontic treatment is needed are […]

The Pros and Cons of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Understanding the pros and cons of early orthodontic treatment can help you decide whether or not it’s time for your child to visit the orthodontist. Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase 1 or interceptive orthodontics, is treatment that is done while a child still has some of their baby teeth. Identifying and solving problems […]

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry And Why Is It Important?

Standard dental care focuses on overall oral health through the prevention and treatment of various conditions, diseases, and disorders of the teeth, gums, and mouth. Cosmetic dentistry is more concerned with the aesthetics of your teeth and gums and focuses on each patient’s personal wants and needs leading to a beautiful smile. Seeing a dentist […]

What Are Dental Implants? How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for permanent teeth that are custom made to match your existing, natural teeth. However, implants aren’t just about aesthetics. They also restore overall mouth health, teeth function and aid in the prevention of consequences that follow tooth loss. When damage or decay to a […]