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By North Pointe Dental
June 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral hygiene  

Find out if this popular do-it-yourself whitening remedy will really get your teeth pearly white.oral hygiene

While the idea of having a whiter smile may sound appealing, our Las Vegas, NV dentists, Dr. Raymond Kim and Dr. Steven Wong, understand that it isn’t within everyone’s budget to get in-office whitening treatment. If this is the case for you then you may find yourself looking up quick, easy and effective DIY strategies for a whiter smile. You hear more and more people touting the brilliant benefits of activated charcoal. Should you try it, too?

What is activated charcoal, exactly?

We are so glad you asked. After all, you should probably know a little bit about something that you are about to put on your teeth, right? Activated charcoal has been used for a plethora of everyday things, from getting that backyard barbecue going to treating that embarrassing bout of gas. Within activated charcoal are rather large pores that can draw harmful chemicals and molecules out of the body and trap them so they can get back into the body.

How is it supposed to whiten teeth?

Since activated charcoal is designed to absorb certain toxins, the belief is that it will also break up and remove stain-producing molecules, as well. When you apply the gritty charcoal to your teeth, it is designed to pull stains from the surface of your teeth. Of course, it won’t actually be able to change the color of your smile. So if you have yellow or seriously stained teeth, then activated charcoal just won’t be enough to give you the results that you want. If you want a truly whiter smile, you’ll want to chat with our Las Vegas cosmetic dentist about professional teeth whitening.

Is using activated charcoal safe?

Since it is used to treat a host of health conditions, we know that it is completely safe to swallow. Of course, the more important question is, “Is it safe to put on your teeth?” As you might imagine, the grittiness of the charcoal might just be a little too rough on even tooth enamel. In fact, you may just find that using this product could end up wearing away or damaging your teeth.

If you have questions about our safe and effective whitening systems, then call North Point Dental in Las Vegas, NV today to book your cosmetic consultation. Getting a whiter smile doesn’t have to be difficult. We can help.

By North Pointe Dental
April 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

The smile you were born with doesn’t have to be your smile for life.cosmetic dentistry

Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you wish you had a smile that you were so proud of that you couldn’t wait to show off? Well, now you can. Our Las Vegas, NV cosmetic dentists, Dr. Raymond Kim and Dr. Steven Wong, make it easier to get the smile you want, and it’s all thanks to cosmetic dentistry.

Here are some of the amazing cosmetic dentistry options that you can get in Las Vegas:

Teeth Whitening

Are you tired of using whitening toothpaste but never seeing visible results? Looking to get your smile noticeably brighter fast? If so, our Las Vegas, NV dentist has got you covered. Teeth whitening is a great option for smokers, coffee drinkers and those who just love consuming other stain-causing foods and drinks. In less than one hour your smile could become severe shades whiter.

Dental Bonding

For more minor flaws that only affect the appearance of your smile, dental bonding could be the best treatment option for you. Bonding uses the same tooth-colored material that fills a tooth after a cavity. In as little as one dental visit, we can apply this tooth-colored material over small stains, cracks and other problems to improve the overall appearance of one or more teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

If your cosmetic issues surpass what dental bonding can provide this doesn’t mean that you are just out of luck. On the contrary, porcelain veneers are a great way to mask a plethora of cosmetic imperfections while also improving the overall color and shape of your whole smile. Some enamel will need to be filed down from the surface of your teeth prior to bonding your veneers to the front of your teeth.

Dental Implants

Don’t let tooth loss have the final say when it comes to the health of your smile. Our Las Vegas dentist can offer you the second best thing to a real tooth: a dental implant. Implants offer the same functionality as tooth roots and naturally bond with tissue and bone to support everything from a single dental crown to a complete set of dentures. With proper care, this tooth replacement option can last the rest of your life.

Do you have questions about these different options and which one is right for you? If so, call Pointe North Dental in Las Vegas, NV today and get one step closer to having a gorgeous smile.

By North Pointe Dental
February 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss can dramatically change the way you approach everything from a conversation to an introduction. Having a healthy smile dental implantspromotes confidence in yourself and in those around you. Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons including decay and injury. There are solutions to tooth loss including dental implants by Las Vegas, NV, professionals at North Point Dental. Dr. Raymond Kim and Dr. Steven Wong can provide you with the whole smile that will complete your confidence.

What Dental Implants Can Do For You

Losing your teeth can be traumatic in more ways than one. Depending on the type of tooth loss and how many teeth you have lost, dentures may not be an option. Dental implants can often be the better way to restore your smile. Dental implants specialists in Las Vegas can provide you with the help you need getting a smile you can be proud of. Dental implants are as strong as your natural teeth and blend into the mouth as if they have always been there. They make it easy to enjoy the foods that you love and maintain the way that you speak. False roots are used in place of the natural roots and the implant teeth are attached to them. This means you can be sure that the implants are fastened tightly into place. The color of the implants will be matched to the other teeth in your mouth so that nobody realizes that they are not your natural teeth.

You don’t have to live with missing teeth ruining your smile and hindering your confidence. Working with Las Vegas, NV, dental implants experts such as Dr. Kim and Dr. Wong at North Point Dental is a great choice. Replacing your teeth with dental implants can provide you with the strong teeth that you really want. Get started today by calling our team to schedule an appointment to discuss the possibilities. We look forward to showing you how you can have a beautiful smile.

By North Pointe Dental
December 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Orthodontics   invisalign   braces  

Loving the skin you are in is an important part of feeling confident and self-assured. However, if you have misaligned teeth or your bite invisaligncauses your jaw to sit unevenly, you may feel as though your appearance is lacking. Luckily, Invisalign can help you get the smile you want to feel and look great. Learn more about what Invisalign can do for you with Dr. Raymond Kim and Dr. Steven Wong at Pointe North Dental in Las Vegas, NV.

How does Invisalign work? 
Invisalign uses the same main ingredient as traditional braces, pressure, to move the teeth. The aligner trays’ design places pointed pressure onto certain teeth at certain times, moving some more or less than others, until the teeth reach their final positions. Some people may need tooth-colored bumps affixed to their teeth called attachments to help further pinpoint this pressure to gain the best possible results. Patients will wear an aligner tray for about two weeks before switching to the next tray in the Invisalign series.

Is Invisalign right for me? 
Invisalign works best for teens over the age of 12 and adults. Younger children have still-growing mouths which could hinder treatment. Invisalign works only if you wear your aligner trays for the recommended amount of time, about 22 hours a day. This includes while you sleep. Failing to wear your aligners will mean longer treatment times or even the need to restart treatment altogether. Patients should also have a strong oral care routine which will keep their teeth healthy throughout their treatment.

The Benefits of Invisalign in Las Vegas, NV
Invisalign treats the same orthodontic problems as traditional braces, including misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, overcrowding and under crowding. Invisalign is much easier than traditional braces to maintain. Simply remove your aligner trays to eat or brush and floss your teeth. Traditional braces will require special dental appliances like threading floss and water picks to properly clean the teeth. Since Invisalign trays come out of the mouth while you eat, you will not need to avoid foods like whole apples or popcorn as you would with traditional braces.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Kim and Dr. Wong at Pointe North Dental in Las Vegas, NV. Call to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By North Pointe Dental
September 28, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

Dingy teeth can keep your smile from shining its brightest, so why not change that?  Don’t keep your pearly whites under wraps.  Whiten your smile with help from your dentist in Las Vegas at North Pointe Dental.Teeth Whitening- before and after  Nothing freshens up your appearance like a whiter, brighter smile.  
 
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.  Since having a whiter smile has now become the number one aesthetic concern for most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten your teeth this season.  
 
Almost anyone can benefit from teeth whitening.  However, there are some cases where the treatment may not be effective.  Your dentist in Las Vegas will determine if you are a viable candidate for the whitening process through a thorough oral examination and diagnosis.  Teeth whitening is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile.  
 
If you are looking for a way to whiten your discolored smile, it is always safer and more effective to choose a professional teeth whitening system under the direction of your Las Vegas dentist.  Contact your dentist in Las Vegas today, to make an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for whitening.  




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