6 Reasons to Love your Dentist

6 Reasons to Love your Dentist

We know all about how people sometimes feel about dentists. We hear it all the time, even from our own friends and family. But we understand. It’s not always comfortable to sit with your mouth open, not sure what’s going on in there. But, things have changed with dentists and their patients. It’s more common nowadays to hear people say they love their dentist. How can that be?

Below are six good reasons patients can actually love their dentist:

1 A Good Dentist Prioritizes Your Comfort and Makes Visits Stress-Free

Dental procedures sometimes come with a risk of some discomfort. Good dentists recognize this, and are trained and ready to do everything possible to minimize any discomfort. This means using painless techniques for cleaning your teeth and gums and for other non-invasive treatments, like tooth whitening. For other procedures, such as filling a dental cavity, it may mean providing you with pain relief before a procedure. The dentist may even offer the option of sedation for more anxious patients.

However, the best way to avoid pain is regular care. After your regular cleaning, you dentist or hygienist can teach you how to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease with daily care at home. And, if you do have problems, the dentist can catch them early before they cause serious pain. So, going to the dentist actually means less pain and discomfort, not more!

2 Avoid Embarrassing Bad Breath and Bad Teeth

6 Reasons to Love your Dentist

Do you brush, floss, and use mouthwash every day, and still suffer from bad breath? That can be embarrassing and discouraging. A common culprit is gum disease or another oral health problem. A good dentist can help you get to the root of the issue and resolve it, leaving you with healthier teeth and fresher breath.

With good dental care your teeth will be whiter and your smile brighter. Your dentist can replace lost teeth, repair broken ones or straighten crooked ones. With regular dental care, you’ll be less likely to experience tooth loss which can affect your looks and your health as well as make you feel embarrassed when you smile.

3 Enjoy the Lifetime Benefits of Good Oral Health

The health of your teeth and gums affects your oral health as well as your overall health, including heart health. It can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime and avoid pain associated with decaying or damaged teeth and gum disease. And, getting regular dental cleanings and checkups not only keeps your mouth healthy, it can also save you money because you may avoid extensive repair work for problems that were left too long unaddressed.

4 Your Dentist is Your First Line of Defense against Oral Cancer

Oral cancer screenings are simple and a part of regular dental care. Oral tumors can grow inside of a person’s mouth for a long time before displaying any symptoms, but a dentist can help catch problems early. Most people will not notice tumors until they are advanced, and medical doctors don’t regularly screen for oral cancer, so your dentist is your vital partner in this painless and simple, but important, routine.

5 Get Great Advice on Dental Care that Fits Your Lifestyle

6 Reasons to Love your Dentist

A good dentist will spend time with you to explain what is happening with your dental care, and explain your dental health to you. They may recommend the best techniques and tools for brushing, flossing or other home care that will address your particular situation. They can even recommend the right toothbrush for you. With a good dental care team on your side, you can take worry and dental pain off your list and get on with more important things in your life.

6 Today’s Dentistry Is Better Than Ever

Everyone has seen an old movie where the dentist is yanking out a bad tooth with pliers. Ok, that was probably a comedy, but many people still have that feeling about dentists. In reality, dentistry today uses advanced technology and refined techniques that make dental care better, faster, more pain-free, and easier than ever. Techniques like laser dentistry can accomplish some procedures without using a numbing agent (no injection). CAD-CAM technology that takes a detailed digital scan of your tooth means you can get a dental crown or even a dental implant in a day. These and many more techniques give dentists and patients many ways to make sure you have a full set of healthy teeth that make you feel good and look good.

Balle & Associates is a Dentist You Can Love

At Balle & Associates we take the time to understand and care for our patients’ needs and concerns. We prioritize our most important job – keeping our patients’ smiles healthy and glowing. To help patients feel comfortable, we go over their treatment with them and explain what we are going to do. We offer a wide range of dental treatments and financing is available, making the whole process easier.

Even if you have avoided dentists in the past, you’ll feel welcome at Balle & Associates. If you are searching for a dentist you can trust, we welcome you to contact us at Balle & Associates in Las Vegas, where we will make you feel part of the family.

Tips for New Denture Wearers

Tips for New Denture Wearers

Dental work is crucial to maintaining your smile, the shape of your face, and your overall health. Sometimes having dental work means replacing teeth that have been lost or become too damaged. You want to be able to smile again with a full set of healthy looking teeth.

For those who need them, dentures have come a long way in recent years. They have become easier to care for and are more comfortable to wear. But, they can take some getting used to and require proper maintenance. Here are four dental tips that all new denture wearers should know:

Make Sure You Give Your Mouth a Break

New dentures take some getting used to. At first, you will feel some mild discomfort as your mouth adapts to wearing them.  So, it’s important to give your mouth a break every now and then. At night, remove your dentures and soak them in a warm water or a denture solution. Next, give your gums a quick rinse with warm salt water. Leave your dentures out until you wake up the next morning. This can help relieve pressure, let your gums rest and recover, and alleviate sore spots that may develop from initial use. If at first, you are noticing more soreness, consider taking breaks throughout the day.

Wear Your Dentures Every Day

Even if you are experiencing soreness, make sure you wear your dentures every day. The dentures have been fit to your current gum and bone shape. If you go for periods without wearing them, the gums and bone can shift and make them more difficult to fit. Also be prepared to see some of your gum line and bone areas recede slightly over time. Since the shape of the dentures doesn’t change, when the recession gets more prominent, you will need to be refitted for new dentures.

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You also want to make sure that you talk and eat as regularly as you can each day. This is important to get your muscles and mouth in shape for long-term use of the dentures and speed up your recovery and adaptation to the new dentures.

Take Good Care of Your Teeth

Tips for New Denture Wearers

Even though your dentures are not real teeth, maintaining your dental health is just as important as before. This includes brushing on a routine basis. One of the benefits of dentures is that you can remove plaque and tartar buildup more easily since you can thoroughly brush your dentures when they are removed.

Make sure you brush your tongue, gums, and insides of your cheeks when your dentures are out to help remove bacteria buildup. Making and keeping regular dental appointments is also critical. These appointments are essential for maintaining the health or your mouth, checking the fit of your dentures, and making sure your gums stay healthy.

Watch What You Eat

It’s important to eat a healthy and balanced diet with your new dentures as good nutrition will help keep your mouth and gums heal and stay healthy. Chewing and swallowing may seem awkward at first. Start with soft foods and make chewing easier by taking small bites. There are some foods that are best avoided when wearing dentures. This includes hard and sticky foods such as nuts, corn on the cob, caramel, or chewing gum or tobacco. These can not only be difficult to clean from your dentures but can also damage them. Coffee tends to stain dentures, so limit your intake.

As a denture wearer, It is important for you to stay hydrated by drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water daily, more if you live in a dry climate. Dentures can lead to a dry mouth, which can result in irritation and bacterial decay harming your gums and remaining teeth. Make it a habit to stay hydrated throughout the day.

After a break in period, you will feel more comfortable with your dentures. If you have continuing discomfort after a month, contact your dentist so your dentures can be adjusted if necessary.

Balle and Associates for Natural Looking Dentures

Balle & Associates offers Swiss-designed natural looking dentures that help maintain your face shape and provide you with a smile that you will always want to show off. Results look so natural no one will even know you wear dentures.

Another Option in Dental Implants

Tips for New Denture Wearers

If you are looking for a more permanent and natural-feeling alternative to replacing lost teeth, consider dental implants. These permanent tooth replacements feel and function like natural teeth. They use a titanium post that will act similarly to your tooth root and keep your natural looking tooth implant attached to your jawbone. Once the dental implant is in place, you’ll never have to deal with dentures again. You will feel like you have regained your natural teeth.

Balle & Associates offers a range of choices in cosmetic dentistry, including dentures and dental implants that restore your most natural and comfortable smile. Talk to our dentists to decide which procedures are right for you.

Contact Balle & Associates today at 702-919-7719 to schedule your appointment where we will assess your current situation and help you determine the best procedure for your situation, and of course, a bright new smile.