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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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Baby’s Breath

Dr-Salmeh-Jafarifar-Las-Vegas-Dentist-Babys-BreathEverybody loves babies. They are cute, cuddly, kissable, soft, warm, and adorable. Accept for the occasional dirty diaper, babies seem to have no body odor. That includes mouth odor. Some people even think that their breath smells sweet.

Why do babies have such fresh breath? Can babies get halitosis?

Babies can have halitosis and other oral issues, but they are far less likely to get them than adults. Halitosis in babies does not usually result from the food that they consume such as milk. This condition is usually caused by illness or dry mouth.

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How Your Breath Affects Your Love Life

How Your Breath Affects Your Love Life by Dr Salmeh Jafarifar - Las Vegas NVBad breath can definitely stand in the way of romance. No one wants to be up close and personal with someone who has mouth odor. Sometimes people are even unaware of the pungent aroma emanating from their mouth. This can lead to embarrassment. What Causes bad breath? Can it be treated?

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The Top 4 Reasons to Transform Your Smile

The Top 4 Reasons to Transform Your Smile by Dr Salmeh Jafarifar - Las Vegas NVDespite the slow Las Vegas economy, people continue to invest in their smile. They are willing to make sacrifices in other areas of life in an effort to improve their appearance. Some treatment options are teeth whitening, dental crowns and dental veneers, Invisalign, and dental implants. Because this technology is so widely available, anyone and everyone can benefit from it.

Are these sacrifices worth it? Below are the top 4 reasons to transform your smile.

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