Las Vegas Dentist Serving Summerlin, Spring Valley And Nearby Nevada Locations
At Nevada Esthetics, Dr. Jorge Paez, DDS and his staff believe that good oral hygiene is a family affair. The health of your teeth and gums is an important part of a healthy body and it all starts with good oral hygiene practices at home. Establishing a dental routine with your children at a young age will help create a commitment to the health and beauty of their smile that can last a lifetime.
We encourage families to practice good oral hygiene at home to maintain a healthy mouth but if you or your child needs a cleaning or special work done, Dr. Paez is proud to offer dental services for the whole family.
If you want to learn more about our family services at our Las Vegas office, contact us today at 702-737-3553 to schedule an appointment. We happily serve families in the areas of Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Spring Valley, Nevada.
Family Dentistry Services
At Nevada Esthetics we aim to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for the whole family. We understand that not all children, or adults, enjoy a trip to the dentist’s office. That’s why our friendly staff works to cultivate a fun and light atmosphere to make your family’s visit enjoyable. With coloring books and fun videos for your children to watch and learn about proper brushing techniques, we hope to show that taking care of your smile is not only important, but can be fun as well.
Dr. Paez offers an array of services to address dental concerns for your family. Treating children as young as 2 years old, as well as teen and adults, our office is proud to be a part of your family’s oral health. Because each age group presents different dental issues, we’re prepared to handle any issue by offering an array of services to address your family’s needs. These services include:
How Often Do I and My Family Need to See the Dentist?
There is no exact recommendation that fits every scenario. The general recommendation is that children and adults of all ages see their dentist every six months. This schedule tends to work well to avoid extensive tooth decay and gum disease. That said, Dr. Paez may advise you to return sooner than six months if you've got a dental or periodontal issue that needs to be monitored or treated more frequently. During your routine exams, our dental team will work carefully to evaluate your short-term and long-term dental needs. If you need more frequent care to address an issue, we will discuss what that issue is, what needs to be done to manage it, and why that may require you to come in more often than every six months.
At What Age Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?
Your child's teeth need to be well cared for from the get-go! To prevent dental caries in infants and young children, it is ideal to bring a child to the dentist after they get their first tooth. Early childhood dental visits are not complicated. They can accomplish two significant goals. One is to educate the parent regarding proper oral care for their child. The other is to get the child used to seeing the dentist before restorative care is needed. The hope is that, with adequate education, guidance, and follow-up, children can avoid the unnecessary pain and stress of cavities.
Why is Dental Care Important for Young Children if They Lose Their Baby Teeth, Anyway?
Primary teeth, known as "baby teeth," fall out. So, why do you need to bring your child to the dentist at such an early age? This is a great question and we appreciate parents asking rather than simply foregoing dental visits. There are a few reasons that children should see the dentist even though these early teeth will fall out. One is that it's beneficial for children to get used to seeing the dentist before a problem arises. Otherwise, their first dental experience can be unnecessarily frightening. Bad experiences at the dentist don't have to be severe to be significant. A child who sees the dentist only when they've developed a painful problem can develop dental anxiety that lasts well into adulthood. Regular visits starting early in life can prevent that. The primary teeth are also important structures. They help a child learn to talk. They are necessary for chewing. And also they hold space in the mouth as it develops so that there is sufficient space for permanent teeth to grow in. If baby teeth are damaged, need to be extracted, or fall out too soon, permanent teeth may grow in crooked.
I'm Afraid to See the Dentist. What Can I Do?
Dental anxiety is a common experience for far too many people. If you or someone you love is afraid to see the dentist, there is a higher likelihood that dental visits will be avoided. We are committed to helping our patients overcome their fears related to dental care! There are several ways to achieve this. The most important one is to set the tone for each visit. The more trust you have that your dental team understands your fears and will work slowly and with intention during your visits, the calmer you can feel. Everything else is just a tactic, but tactics can also be beneficial! Some suggestions that may help you include wearing earphones during your dental visits to listen to any music that you find entertaining or soothing, bringing a heavy blanket to place on your lap, and avoiding caffeine before your appointments.
We want you to feel comfortable and in control of your dental visits with us. When you make your appointment, please let our staff know how you feel about seeing the dentist. They may have additional suggestions to help you prepare and can also note your chart so the staff knows to approach your x-rays, exams, cleanings, and procedures with extra TLC.
Are Dental X-rays Safe?
Dental x-rays are an important aspect of every exam. They show Dr. Paez areas of your mouth that can't be seen with the naked eye. Over the years, advances in technology have improved the dental x-ray process. Our office is equipped with digital x-ray imaging. This is both safe and effective for patients and our office. Radiation exposure from digital x-rays is very low. Additionally, a protective "vest" keeps radiation exposure away from the body. We rely on x-ray images to see what the eye cannot but we also minimize the number of and frequency of this type of exam to the bare minimum.
Contact Your Las Vegas Family Dentistry Office Today
When you bring your family to Nevada Esthetics you can be sure that they are getting quality and compassionate care for their oral health. When young children need a cleaning or any dental work, our staff explains the process in depth to them and allows your child to see the equipment we use so that they understand what is happening, to alleviate any unease they may have. And for those children who complete their exam or work with good behavior, they can choose one treasure to keep out of a special treasure box full of goodies for them to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a Las Vegas dentist office that accommodates the needs of families, contact Nevada Esthetics today at 702-737-3553 to schedule an appointment. We take great pride in providing a peaceful atmosphere and superior care for you and your loved ones. We serve families who live in and near Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Spring Valley, Nevada.