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Transitioning to Dentures: What to Expect

Dentures can help you retain a lovely smile throughout your lifetime. They can help you eat, talk, and live a fuller, more confident life. Transitioning to dentures can feel like a big step for many adults, so we’ve prepared a short article to help you feel more comfortable by understanding what to expect.  

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New Year New You: Easy Dental Cosmetic Makeovers

If you’re like most people, you’ve set some New Year’s resolutions that could include getting healthier and looking better through losing weight. But if you’re trying to look more attractive in the New Year, it might make sense to also work on the first thing other people notice about you: your smile.

This article looks at some of the least costly but most impactful things your Las Vegas dentist can do to improve your smile.

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Make Dental Veneers Your New Year’s Resolution

We all want to look and feel our best. When it comes to your teeth, having a healthy, clean, white smile can make you feel like a million bucks. But if you’re struggling with permanent stains, chipped, gapped, or crooked teeth, you may be ready to try cosmetic dentistry in the New Year.

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Are Dental XRays Safe?

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

The team at Preferred Family Dentistry is devoted to providing the highest quality care to all of our patients. One of the questions our clients ask is whether radiographs (x-rays) are safe. This article will walk you through the safety measures we ensure to protect you and your family, as well as the kinds of x-rays used in our practice, and the benefits and risks associated with these tools.

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How to Protect Your Child From Tooth Decay

Dental decay is preventable, and the war on tooth decay starts at their early age. There are a few conditions where the teeth come through poorly formed as a result of a genetic condition or a disturbance which happens around the time of birth but these are in the minority. Most of the children and young people I see have holes which could have been avoided. So is it just a case of eating fewer sweets? Well yes, and no. Yes, because diet is a big factor, but it is not the only one.

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What Causes Tooth Staining?

Age: There is a direct correlation between tooth color and age. Over the years, teeth darken as a result of wear and tear and stain accumulation. Teenagers will likely experience immediate, dramatic results from whitening. In the twenties, as the teeth begin to show a yellow cast, teeth-whitening may require a little more effort. By the forties, the yellow gives way to brown and more maintenance may be called for. By the fifties, the teeth have absorbed a host of stubborn stains which can prove difficult (but not impossible) to remove.

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