Author Archives: Jim Richardson

What is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants?

History We are fortunate to have found a way to replace damaged teeth. Without this amazing discovery, our ability to chew would be weakened enough to affect what and how we eat. Our overall look would decline, our form of speech would become unclear, and the way we feel about our self would take a […]

Oral Care During Pregnancy: Do’s and Don’ts

Proper oral care is important for our overall health and well-being, and even more so when you are expecting. Oral infections are communicable diseases and can be passed from a mother to the child, meaning improper dental practices and oral infections can adversely affect fetal development.   Everyone here at the Henderson, Nevada dental offices […]

Bruxism and Similar Issues Explained by Dr. Ignatowicz

Bruxism (BRUK-siz-um) is a condition in which you grind, clench, or gnash your teeth. Those that have bruxism may unconsciously clench their teeth when awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them while sleeping (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder and sufferers are more likely to have other disorders, such as […]

How to Identify & Treat Mouth Sores

Each year, there are more than 3 million cases of mouth sores. Whether it be from canker sores, cheek discomfort or even a burn or cut, mouth sores are (unfortunately) a very common problem.   When dealing with a mouth sore, patients typically have a host of questions, including: “How did this happen?”, “How do […]

How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

There are so many reasons why people hate going to the dentist. The reasons for this disdain may be due to the sounds of drilling, the possible pain you might endure or the thought of someone poking around in your mouth. However, one of the most common fears for dental patients — and one that […]