How to Prepare for Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dentist may not be your idea of a good time. In fact, you may feel downright anxious or afraid of going. However, with a sedation dentistry procedure, you can get all the necessary work done on your teeth without dealing with any of the stress and pain.  While it’s important to prepare appropriately … Continued

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Dental Implants

Dental implants address a wide range of oral health issues, and they can work wonders for your appearance as well. Here are five ways that dental implants can help improve the health of your teeth and the look of your smile. 1. Keeping Your Existing Teeth in Place Tooth loss is a problem in itself, … Continued

5 Things You Should Know About Teeth in a Day

Do uncomfortable dentures make it difficult for you to chew your favorite foods? Do your damaged teeth make talking hard? Would you like a brighter, more confident smile?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Teeth in a Day can help. This popular dental implant surgery—also called All on 4—replaces damaged teeth with … Continued

Dental Bridge vs. Implant: What’s the Difference?

A missing tooth can cause several problems. Gaps in your teeth can interfere with normal speaking and eating, or affect your self-image. Missing teeth can even cause the surrounding bone to lose structural integrity. Other teeth may also shift to fill the gap, becoming unstable and prone to decay. It’s important to replace any missing … Continued

Tartar vs. Plaque: How Are They Different?

Anyone who’s ever seen a toothpaste commercial will have heard dire warnings about the dangers of tartar and plaque. But what are tartar and plaque, exactly? People tend to use the terms interchangeably, so you’d be forgiven for thinking they were the same thing. While they are closely related, there is actually a significant difference … Continued

Toothaches: Why You Have Tooth Pain at Night

Many patients come to us wondering why their tooth pain flares up at night. Dental pain is often amplified by the horizontal position of sleep; when a person lies down, blood flow to the head increases, amplifying the intensity of any pain they might have.  Of course, lying down in the absence of dental issues … Continued

The Difference Between Porcelain and Composite Veneers

Your smile does a lot to show your personality to the world—but what if you’re not comfortable with how your teeth look? If your teeth are stained or uneven, you’ve probably come up with a whole range of ways to hide them, including simply not smiling. Life doesn’t have to be that way. Dental veneers … Continued

Is It Bad to Whiten Your Teeth?

Nice smiles. We all want them, but sometimes, the idea of going to the dentist can be intimidating. Many people panic at the thought of sitting in a dental chair. Luckily, Lasting Smiles dental care has the solution. We’re the only dental office in Las Vegas to offer combo sedation dental care at no extra … Continued

What Is Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and been unhappy with the color of your teeth? If you answered “yes,” you’ve most likely tried whitening toothpastes, whitening strips, or other products claiming to offer a quick, over-the-counter fix. You’re reading this because they didn’t work. At Lasting Smiles, we offer a variety of fast, proven … Continued

What Is Laughing Gas?

You’ve probably heard about “laughing gas,” especially if you feel uneasy around needles or dentists. But what is laughing gas, and is it a viable option for you? Let’s take a closer look:  What Does Laughing Gas Do?  Laughing gas earns its nickname from the pleasurable, “warm-and-fuzzy” feeling it gives patients, which sometimes causes brief … Continued