All posts by Salmeh Jafarifar

Piercing and Oral Health

Preferred Family Dentistry Las Vegas Piercing and Oral HealthThe California Dental Association has recently issued a warning to people who might be thinking about getting an oral piercing.

According to this agency, these piercings pose a number of different health risks to people that get them. They may not realize it now, but their oral health is a major consideration that they can keep in mind. If they want to avoid expensive and painful trips to the dentist, then they should heed this warning.

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Are Amalgam Fillings (silver color fillings) Toxic To Your Health?

las vegas - amalgam fillings silver dental fillings dangersAmalgam is a material that consists of a combination of different metals and has been used in dentistry for more than 100 years. It contains metals such as silver, mercury, tin, copper and small amounts of zinc, indium or palladium also may be found in amalgam.

Amalgam is used in dentistry as a filling material and in recent years it has raised concern due to the mercury content.

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Healthy Teeth & A Beautiful Smile

Preferred-Famlity-Denistry-Las-Vegas-Beautiful-SmaileThere is absolutely no doubt about the fact that one’s happiness and well-being is strongly dependent on their health. There are many steps for an individual to take to ensure that they are reaching their optimal potentials of health.

One of the most determinant factors of one’s health has to do with the conditions of their oral hygiene. Properly conducting regular oral hygiene practices can not only result in the individual living a very healthy and disease free life, but also live with a great amount of confidence.

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Why you should avoid Halloween candies

halloween-candyWhat we eat and drink affects our oral health. Eating sticky foods should be avoided as much as possible. Soft sweets, chocolate and candies, pop corns and other foods and snacks that are likely to stick on our teeth cause decay in the teeth. Sticky foods feed the disease causing bacteria, plaque.

Therefore Halloween candies are a threat to our oral health. They are sugary and the most common source of plaque. Plaque is the resultant by product of bacteria formed on the teeth. Sugar feeds the bacteria which causes tooth decay.

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Dental Veneers Care & Maintenance

Las Vegas Dental Veneer Maintenance and CareDental veneers often involve special maintenance and care to keep them looking their best. There are numerous do’s and don’ts that are associated with having dental veneers.

At Preferred Family Dentistry, a patient with porcelain or composite veneers should avoid power polishing, pumice polishing, acidulated fluoride treatments and ultrasonic scalers.

These procedures can damage the aesthetics of the veneers and in some cases make the tooth more susceptible to recurrent decay. To maintain the luster of the veneers it is recommended the patient see our dentist or hygienist who specializes in veneers to polish the dental veneers and the critical bond area twice a year.

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Common Questions About Dental Veneers

Many of our patients at Preferred Family Dentistry often inquire about the use, cost and maintenance of Dental Veneers. Our Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Jafarifar answered these questions below.

Dental Veneers Explained

What is a veneer and what is it used for?
A dental veneer is a porcelain covering that is usually placed on the front teeth to improve the esthetics. If there are any broken corners or gaps between your teeth or if you are not happy with the shade or shape of your teeth in any way a veneer can be used to mask the problem.

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