Differences Between Cankers, Mouth Sores and Cold Sores

When you have sores in or around your mouth, you can scramble to find the best solution because you do not know if they are mouth sores, cold sores or cankers. There are several bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other conditions that can cause soft tissues around the mouth to flare up with bumps or blisters. Thankfully, an experienced dental team can help you clear up these conditions quickly without trying to understand all of the over-the-counter treatments that may not

Are you addicted to energy drinks, but are concerned about how they are affecting the health of your teeth and mouth? As these drinks become more popular, dentists have noticed differences in the oral health of their patients. Despite the fact that they do have some affects, a strong relationship with your dentist is the main tool you need to curtail most of the deleterious dental situations associated with energy drinks. At Silver State Dental, we have been actively working

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

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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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