Is Chewing Ice Really Bad for Your Teeth?

We have all chewed on ice at some point in our lives. It seems like a harmless  enough activity, but is it really? The answer will probably surprise you. The  fact of the matter is chewing on ice can actually damage your teeth in the long run if you do it on a regular basis. In order to get people to stop this  detrimental habit, it is important to understand why it is so harmful. Dentin and enamel are what

For decades, people were forced to wear uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces in an effort to straighten their teeth. Not only do metal braces involve many painful tightening sessions at an orthodontist’s office, their unpleasant appearance causes many people wearing them to avoid social situations altogether while they are undergoing treatment. As if these issues were not bad enough, a person must alter their diet while wearing metal braces. This is because there are many foods that can become stuck

While Silver State Dental appreciates their patients, they also know that the dental chair is probably the last place you want to spend your free time. Beyond your regular six month check-up, dental work can be both time consuming and expensive. Fortunately, you can incorporate the following four steps into your busy day to maintain your own dental health and wellness. 4 Easy Lifestyle Changes You Can Make For Healthier Teeth. 1. Ditch the diet soda. Sodas are laden with sugar

Silver State Dental knows the importance of flossing and how it can help prevent cavities and improve your overall dental health. Unfortunately, the number of Americans who floss on a regular basis is considerably low. This simple method of dental cleaning can get into hard to reach places, remove leftover foods and help keep cavities from forming. In addition to reducing gum disease and tooth loss, flossing on a regular basis can also help you save money later in life

Tooth sensitivity affects many people. In many cases, it is caused by drinking or eating something that is acidic, cold, sweet or hot. The dentin is the hard, bony tissue that is found below the enamel. The enamel covering usually protects the dentin, but over time, it can thinner and provide less protection. Gum recession can also expose more dentin. The dentin has many tubes or pores that run from the outside of the tooth to the center nerve. If the dentin

Dentists typically recommend braces in order to improve a person’s orofacial appearance. Orthodontic treatment is very effective for treating problems, such as underbites, overbites, crowded teeth and jaw joint disorders. When Is The Ideal Time To Get Braces? People who have orthodontic problems can benefit from getting braces at any age. However, the ideal time for braces is when the patient is between the age of 10 and 14. The mouth and head are still growing during this time, and the teeth

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and the warmer weather is the perfect opportunity to focus on dental health. This is especially important for people who have neglected taking care of their teeth over the cold winter months. The friendly and professional staff at Silver State Dental is ready and waiting to perform checkups and cleanings to keep smiles healthy and looking their best. It is recommended that most people have a checkup at least every six months to

The coming of spring brings a chance for a fresh start. Many people celebrate the season by cleaning their homes or getting outside to work in their gardens. A new season is the perfect time re-evaluate an oral care routine, review products and make an appointment with the dentist. A good way to start is by replacing toothbrushes. It is best practice to replace a toothbrush every three months but with the hustle and bustle of the winter holidays, it

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the jaw joint. The TMJ’s are smal joints in front of your ears that attach the lower jaw to your skull. They allow you to open and close your mouth, chew, talk, swallow, and more. A TMJ disorder is when these joints are not working together properly. The cause of TMJ disorders is not fully understood but may be caused from trauma, oral habits like clenching or grinding teeth, dental procedures, arthritis, and

Many people mistakenly think that a dental plan is similar or the same thing as dental insurance. It is understandable why they may think this because in many cases dental plans are usually presented to the patient in a way that is similar to health insurance. Unfortunately, because of this presentation many patients are confused about why they may have to pay so much of their dental care even with the dental plan. The reason someone may have to still

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Dr. Mon-Han YoungDr. Mon-Han Young

Dr. Young graduated from University of Tufts, School of Dental Medicine in 1998. In 2008, Dr. Young started his own private practice, and since then is serving his current patients and welcoming patients.

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