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

Proper oral hygiene is important for our overall health and well-being, and even more so when you are expecting.

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Bruxism and Similar Issues

Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder and sufferers are more likely to have other disorders, such as sleep apnea or snoring.

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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.

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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 rarely talked about — are dental x-rays.

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Wisdom Teeth: A Full Explanation from Dr. Ignatowicz

For some, wisdom teeth are a strange and complex concept. Why would a set of teeth begin growth only when an individual is approaching — or sometimes fully in the early stages of — adulthood?

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Tooth Sensitivity and What It Means For Your Oral Health

If you have ever experienced tooth sensitivity in the past it’s likely that you simply waited for the rush of pain and discomfort to pass before putting it out of your mind completely.

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Change Your Life with Teeth in a Day!

Living with an embarrassing smile is now a thing of the past. With Dr. Joshua M. Ignatowicz’s new dental restoration program, Teeth in a Day, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted, and that smile can be created in just one day…

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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Porcelain veneers are a key part of smile restoration as well as cosmetic dental procedures, though many wonder the durability of their porcelain veneers. Here are a few facts about how long porcelain veneers last…

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How Does Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Work?

Every basic dental routine contains mouthwash of some sort, but in recent years, alcohol-free mouthwash has become increasingly popular. It leaves patients with the same benefits, albeit with a different route on how to get there…

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The Effects of Alcohol on Your Gums

Your gums are a look into the rest of your oral healthcare. We know that acidic alcohol beverages affect your teeth, such as wine, but the real damage from alcohol occurs to your gums…

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5 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

We all love certain foods, but some of them can be far worse than others for your teeth. With proper brushing and use of mouthwash, you can minimize the impact these foods make on your teeth.

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Are Acidic Foods As Bad As Sugar?

We all know how bad sugar can be for our teeth, especially when our oral hygiene habits lack. Putting those two together can be a cocktail for disaster—acidic foods can also be damaging to your teeth.

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5 Benefits To Using a Water Flosser At Home

Flossing can be a pain, and to be completely honest, a lot of people are doing it improperly. There’s a secret weapon that nobody’s utilizing, but everyone should be—water flossers.

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Our Favorite Toothbrushes

You always hear “Four out of five dentists recommend…” Today, we’re looking at the best toothbrushes that we personally recommend to tackle your oral healthcare.

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Chewing Tobacco and Its Effects

Tobacco has been a faltering industry for a few years now, and even more than that, chewing tobacco is falling on its head. The negative effects on your health have received more spotlight, and users are stunned. Chewing tobacco comes with numerous detrimental effects—here are the most damaging.

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Your Kid’s First Visit

On average, most parents don’t bring their children until they are well over two-years-old. Even at a young age, their oral health development matters…

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How Bad is Sugar for Your Teeth?

Someone is always promoting a health trend, and it often clouds the public perception of what is actually good for you, and bad for you. We know that sugar is bad for your teeth, but how bad can it really be?

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Bonding and Veneers: What’s the Difference?

Teeth bonding and teeth veneers are two different types of coatings that, when applied to your teeth, make them look and function better following unexpected tooth decay…

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How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

Everyone knows smoking is harmful to your overall health. However, most people don’t stop to consider how harmful smoking is to your mouth and teeth. For those who choose to smoke, there are many negative factors to consider…

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5 (More) Tips on Improving Your Dental Routine

When it comes to improved dental hygiene for those living in and around the Las Vegas area, previously, we discussed the importance of incorporating the five following steps into your daily dental routine for improved oral hygiene:

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 Why You Should See Your Dentist Twice a Year

Many people, in and around the Henderson, Nevada area, often ask, “How often should a person see the dentist?” The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends seeing a dentist every six month and there are many great reasons why:

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How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Healthy gums are a keystone of total body health, but often we may not have the strategies and routines that will keep our gums happy. With just a little attention, care, and some advice from the Vegas tooth doctor, you can equip yourself to care for your gums that will keep you smiling…

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Secrets to a Healthier Smile

Your smile can light up a room. Having a healthy smile is one of the best reasons to keep smiling. Dr. Ignatowicz and the best tooth team in Las Vegas love to see your smile brighten up our office, but we also want to provide you a helpful guide of dental tips to build your own routine for healthy and happy set of teeth…

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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

This type of dental treatment is very individualized and comprehensive, which is why it yields such dramatic results.Full mouth rehabilitation aims to improve the overall health of the entire mouth and teeth. This is different from an elective or a cosmetic procedure because…
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Oral Health Care and Prevention

At the office of Joshua Ignatowicz, DMD, we care about our patients like family. We not only strive to keep our customers healthy, but we also make every attempt to save them both time and money…
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Brushing

Fluoride is a natural cavity fighter that strengthens tooth enamel to resist decay. Fluoride can be found naturally in many water sources and is often added to municipal water supplies. It’s also…
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Flossing Fluoride Treatments

Keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy requires that you do some activities at home as well as come into the office of Joshua Ignatowicz, DMD, for regular preventive care. In addition to brushing…
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Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin, protective plastic coating that adheres to your tooth. Its purpose is to create a barrier so that bacteria cannot release acid and cause a cavity. The sealant also helps…
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Treating Bad Breath

An occasional bout of bad breath can happen to anyone. When bad breath becomes a regular problem, however, it is called halitosis. Chronic bad breath is usually the result of a problem within your mouth…
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Diseases of the Oral Cavity

The mouth is the gateway to other systems in your body, so taking care of your oral health is about much more than making your smile look great. Regular dental checkups are a part of preventing…
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Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Gum disease is often thought of as a condition that primarily affects adults; however, chronic gingivitis and advanced periodontal disease are also common in children. Knowing the symptoms and taking…
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Tooth Decay

Protecting your child’s baby teeth from decay can set the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Although baby teeth are temporary, they are important for learning to chew, developing speech….
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Oral Cancer

Oral cancer refers to any cancer that develops on the lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, roof of the mouth or bottom of the mouth. Although the precise cause of an individual’s oral cancer may not be known…
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TMJ Problems

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems are a common dental condition faced by many people. People with TMJ problems may not even realize that it is their jaw causing the difficulty as the pain may feel…
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Restoring Decayed Teeth

When you have tooth decay, your dentist will remove it to preserve the rest of the tooth’s structure. After the decay is removed, your tooth will need to be restored for both functional and…
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Malocclusion

Malocclusion, which is often simply referred to as crooked teeth, happens when your upper and lower teeth do not line up properly. Early diagnosis is important because it can lead to jaw…
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Amalgam Fillings

When decay is present on a tooth, the decay must be removed to prevent the loss of the tooth or infections in the tooth’s nerve or gum tissue from occurring. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is…
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Composite Fillings

When you have tooth decay, your dentist will remove it to preserve the rest of the tooth’s structure. After the decay is removed, your tooth will need to be restored for both functional and…
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Root Canal Therapy

The root canal is the center of a tooth where its nerve is located. This part of your tooth can become infected or badly damaged as the result of an injury or severe tooth decay. When your…
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Crowns and Caps

If you have a tooth that is badly chipped, discolored, or decayed, dental crowns and caps are a way to restore its structure. A dental crown or cap can be placed by the dentist in about two…
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Non-Surgical Treatments

When you have a toothache or another problem, your dentist may be able to treat the issue without you needing oral surgery. Nonsurgical treatments use no or minimal anesthesia, which means…
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Restoring Periodontally Involved Teeth

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the base of your teeth. When gingivitis persists, it can turn into periodontitis. Periodontal disease is a serious oral health…
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Periodontal Surgery

When you have severe gum disease that has progressed to periodontal disease, your dentist may recommend periodontal surgery. A periodontal surgical procedure is designed to repair…
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Soft Tissue Grafts

Gum disease is a serious dental condition that can lead to loss of the soft tissues that hold and support your teeth. When you lose gum tissue, your dentist may recommend that you…
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Replacing Missing Teeth

When you are missing one or more of your teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. A missing tooth also makes it more difficult for you to bite and chew your food…
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Fixed Bridges

When two or more of your teeth on your upper or lower jaw are missing, fixed bridges are an efficient way to restore full functionality to your mouth. Fixed bridges are also…
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