If you have Diabetes, Dr. Patrick Simone of Henderson, NV advices you to take additional precautions when it comes to your dental health. People who suffer from diabetes are at higher risk to develop mouth infections, periodontal (gum) disease, dry mouth, and fungal infections (thrush). Periodontal disease can increase your blood glucose level as well as rot away gums and bones that keep your teeth in place; this can lead to painful chewing problems or loss of teeth. Dry mouth occurs when you do not produce enough saliva. If combined with diabetes, which may raise the glucose level of your saliva, a fungal infection called “thrush” could develop. Thrush is characterized by painful white patches inside your mouth. To keep your teeth and mouth healthy, Dr. Patrick Simone suggest you follow these steps: control blood glucose, brush and floss every day, inform Dr. Patrick Simone if your dentures do not fit right or your gums become sore, and quit smoking since it makes gum disease worse. Paying close attention to your dental health can assist you in keeping a beautiful, healthy smile. If you would like more information about keeping your teeth healthy while dealing with diabetes, call us today at (702)735-2755 and we will be happy to assist you.
Dr. Patrick Simone of Henderson, NV is an experienced dentist and offers plenty of options for you to choose from when it comes to dental fillings.
Many patients are confused by what kinds of dental filling options are available for their procedure. The options vary depending on the patient’s health, where and how the filling is placed, the amount of chewing pressure the tooth will have to bear, components of the filling material and the number of visits needed to prepare and accommodate the tooth. Some of the choices include amalgam, composite and ionomers.
Amalgam fillings are very durable, easy to use, and inexpensive when compared to other materials. Since amalgam fillings can sustain very heavy chewing loads, they are usually used to restore molars. Some of the disadvantages of amalgam fillings are that the silver tone is not as natural looking, possible short-term sensitivity, and more tooth structure is removed to conform the filling.
Composite fillings are made out of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin, this mix produces a tooth colored filling. Composite fillings are durable and provide good resistance against fracture in small to medium restorations where there is moderate chewing pressure. Because less tooth structure is removed when using a composite, a smaller filling can be used than one using amalgam. Some downsides of composite fillings are that they are moderately more expensive than amalgam depending on the size of the filling and technique used by Dr. Patrick Simone, procedure time is generally longer than when using amalgam, and they tend to stain and discolor over time.
Ionomers, on the other hand, are made out of a mixture of acrylic acids and fine glass powders. Ionomers are usually utilized to fill cavities on the root surfaces of teeth or in small fillings that do not require any chewing resistance since they have low protection against fractures.
As with any procedure, Dr. Patrick Simone suggests to call us today at (702) 735-2755 or come into the office where he can fully discuss which option is better and most efficient for you.
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Dr. Patrick Simone of Henderson, NV recommends starting an oral regimen on children even before teeth appear by wiping a baby’s gums or using a baby toothbrush and water. As toddlers, it is a good time to begin brushing and flossing since teeth are in contact with each other and can begin to develop bacteria as well as plaque. Considering not all children need their teeth flossed at this age, it is a good idea to ask Dr. Patrick Simone for advice. When children reach age two, foster them to brush their own teeth, but make sure to follow up to make sure they are clean. Using fun games or a themed toothbrush can make children more willing to follow a positive oral hygiene routine.
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A thin layer of porcelain can be applied to the front of a tooth to dramatically improve its position, size, color, and shape. Created in a dental laboratory, these restorations can provide you with a permanent aesthetic solution in just two clinical procedures.
Crowns are similar to veneers, except that they are placed over the entire tooth. These restorations are used to correct severe decay or misalignment as well as teeth that have undergone root canal therapy. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory to provide a stable bite and enhanced aesthetics. The can match the look of your existing teeth.
This simple yet effective and affordable procedure uses carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to lighten dark or stained teeth.
Teeth can be whitened by professionally supervised at-home treatments or through an accelerated process in the dentist’s office.
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