Sealants and their benfits…

The biting surfaces of our molars (back teeth) are not perfectly smooth and flat.  Instead, there are many grooves and pits on those surfaces.  In children, it is often these areas that are most prone to decay as food, debris, and sticky particles can easily become trapped in the deep spots.  Also, some of these […]

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Another baby?

Last night, DH and I started talking about the timing of our second baby.  Matthew wants to have another one ASAP so our children can be close in age.  He thinks that if we wait too long we might as well just forget about it.  He even threatened to get a vasectomy at the end […]

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Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is a safe and conservative way to help children feel more at ease in a dental office setting.  It consists of an odorless gas that’s delivered through a silicon nasal hood placed over the child’s nose.  Within minutes the patient may feel giddy and euphoric, some kids feel like they’re flying in the […]

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Honorable mention in the Las Vegas Basset Rescue Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Las-Vegas-Basset-Rescue/137973797845 Since we’ve moved to Summerlin a year and a half ago, we’ve adopted two rescue dogs.  Pandora is a Basenji mix that came to us a year ago from Adopt-A-Rescue.  We got Scrappy, a Corgi/Basset mix 6 months ago from Las Vegas Basset Rescue.  Both organizations really take care of the animals and have […]

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Enamel Hypoplasia

Enamel (outer layer of tooth) is formed at various developmental periods depending on which tooth.  For baby teeth, enamel is formed in utero and can be affected by anything that occurs to the mother’s physiology during pregnancy.  For permanent teeth, enamel starts forming at birth.  The development of enamel can sometimes be disturbed by infection, […]

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Things we have to give up when we start a new business…

I started working in 2007 and have always tried my best to be financial responsible.  After paying all the bills, students loans, and putting money aside for retirement; I usually still have enough to put into my savings account as well as buying some fun things for myself. I have never been one to splurge […]

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Cavities on baby teeth, do they really need to be fixed?

I often get questioned by parents on this topic.  If baby teeth will eventually fall out on their own, why do they need to be fixed?  Here are the four reasons that I give from the perspective of a board certified pediatric dentist in Las Vegas: 1.  Some baby teeth stay in the mouth for […]

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Baby Root Canal

A pulp therapy or pulpotomy is performed when there is a large cavity that extends near the nerve in the middle of the tooth.  An opening is made after removing the cavity and a medication is placed directly into the nerve killing all the bacteria and infected tissue inside.  The baby tooth is then restored […]

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Starting a Blog

Back in December I used Blue Sky Web Development to improve the “searchability” of my Las Vegas pediatric dental office.  The results were great compare to what we had started with.  Brianna from Blue Sky advised me to start a blog and continue to link it back to the business website.  Of course that was […]

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Family Photoshoot with Meghan Poort

Matthew and I got married almost a year ago.  Although we have tons of vacation and traveling pictures together, we don’t have any professional pictures of ourselves with one another.  Now that we have a baby I decided it’s time to get some nice pictures taken to hang around the house. After spending hours and […]

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