Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Las Vegas should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Wagner Dental, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to Las Vegas residents, so we’d like to talk about how Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, and Nelson can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers. Read more ›
Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh, clean feeling.
So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? What knowledge is essential to get the most out of your toothpaste? You might be surprised as you learn more about this common product. Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, and Nelson in Las Vegas give you the full story on toothpaste to empower you to take oral health into your own hands. Read more ›
Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Las Vegas. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, and Nelson want you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. Read more ›
Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients that you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be cautious. Not all oils are safe to ingest, and some may hurt you if applied directly to your skin. Essential oils are distilled from plants and usually sold singularly with one ingredient per bottle, although you can also find oil blend products. Like other supplements, the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate their safety or efficacy. The Las Vegas dentists of Wagner Dental share more information below.
Using Essential Oils for Oral Health
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In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. The Las Vegas dentists of Wagner Dental invite you to read on to find out why people are talking about this–and what it means for your oral and overall health.
What Is pH & Why Does It Matter?
Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water or added to a cup of tea) is a beloved health tonic among fans of natural medicine. Potential benefits include lower cholesterol, lower inflammation in the body, and increased metabolism and energy. Lemon also contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C that boost your immune system.
On a scale of 0-14, a pH of 7 is neutral (pure water) while numbers below 7 are acidic (unhealthy), while numbers above 7 are basic or alkaline (healthy). Believers in holistic health blame many ailments on the body’s pH being too low or too acidic. Increasing your body’s pH is called “alkalizing.”
Lemon juice in its natural state is acidic with a pH of about 2, but once metabolized it actually becomes alkaline with a pH well above 7. So, outside the body, anyone can see that lemon juice is very acidic. However, once fully digested, its effect is proven to be alkalizing with many health benefits. So how, then, does lemon juice or a daily glass of lemon water affect the health of your mouth and teeth?
Acidity & Oral Health
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When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Las Vegas dentists, Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, and Nelson can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when to come in for a visit.
Common causes of toothaches are infections, cavities, damaged enamel, a cracked tooth or an exposed root – all good reasons to get yourself to the dentist! Home remedies for a toothache may work for immediate relief, but they’re not likely to last long, and they may not be completely safe.
If you like using household ingredients for personal care, you may look into your own pantry for something to relieve the pain, but do your research prior to use–and before things get too out of hand, contact your dentist to prevent worse pain or problems. Read more ›
Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile.
Enter: dental implants. Thanks to improved technology, you can replace a single tooth or a whole row of teeth quickly and effectively. Dental implants can improve your overall oral health and are now considered the gold standard in tooth replacement technology.
Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, and Nelson at Wagner Dental in Las Vegas offer professional placement and restoration of dental implants, so let us tell you more about them and how they can help protect your greatest asset and secure your smile! Read more ›
A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise. However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each new season of growth and maturity. Read below as Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, and Nelson of Wagner Dental share what is especially important knowledge to maintain your oral health throughout your life. You may be surprised at what we have to say! Read more ›
When to Straighten Your Teeth
There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But, you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential need to straighten a patient’s teeth around 8-10 years of age. People of any age can have their teeth straightened-there is never a bad time-but there are certain times when it makes more sense. Read more ›
At Wagner Dental, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Drs. Wagner, Cannon, Lawler, and Nelson want every Las Vegas resident to have the power to control their own health, so here’s a simplified guide to the basics of dental health insurance. As always, if you have a question, don’t be afraid to contact us! Read more ›