The health of your teeth should be all the reason enough. But here are a six good reasons why you should get regular teeth cleanings: 1. To prevent gum disease Gum (periodontal) disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque – the sticky, colorless, bacteria-filled film that adheres to your teeth. As plaque builds up […]
Many people overlook the importance of their dental checkups. Often enough, it’s just teeth cleaning, they rationalize, so why not skip it and continue to brush regularly? However, a dental checkup can be much more than teeth cleaning. Dr. Deborha Staten explains the importance of your six-month dental checkup. Why Dental Checkups Are a Priority […]
Good homecare begins with patient education. Even the most regular of brushers, if misinformed about proper dental care, may have poor homecare. Thus it is hard to underestimate the value of patient education. For this reason, your Summerlin dentist, Dr. Deborha Staten, answers your homecare FAQs. Is it always better to brush more often? No. […]
Many people cringe when they think about a root canal, even those people who have never had one. Unfortunately, root canal treatment has gained more notoriety for pain than for its benefits. But did you know that root canal treatment can save you pain and more invasive dental work? Your Summerlin dentist, Dr. Deborha Staten […]
Few things can make you as self-conscious as bad breath. You may try to speak out of the corner of your mouth or try to keep your distance from people. Unfortunately, such behavior may make you seem awkward or rude. Wouldn’t it be better not to have to worry? But what causes bad breath? And […]
A dental filling can be very important to the state of your oral health. Tooth decay begins with bacteria that attach to teeth and form plaque. Lingering in the mouth, these bacteria consume any leftover sugars and produce an acid byproduct that is capable of wearing away tooth enamel. As enamel wears away, a cavity […]
As the primary caregiver of your mouth, it is important to be diligent and thorough in cleaning your teeth and gums. However, even the most diligent of brushers may not be effective if their homecare practices are incorrect, so to help you boost your homecare, Dr. Deborha Staten is sharing four homecare tips.
We hear a lot about how certain vitamins and nutrients affect our bodies. But what about our mouths? Most of what we hear in regard to our mouths is to avoid sugary foods and to practice good homecare. But are their certain vitamins we should be looking for to give our oral health a boost? […]