Spring Valley General Dentistry for the Entire Family
General and preventive dentistry serve collectively as a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy, happy, and beautiful smiles. At the Las Vegas, NV dental practice of Dr. Michael Most, our team provides patients of all ages with the fundamental dental care they need to enjoy the full benefits of optimal oral health, all within a warm and welcoming home-like atmosphere. We want you to feel like family every time you visit us!
Protect Your Smile and Your Health
Because we know that each patient’s needs are unique, Dr. Most’s office features an extensive menu of general dentistry services and treatments, each customized to best suit your lifestyle and your individual situation. Our full array of preventive and general dentistry solutions for patients in and around the Las Vegas, NV area includes:
- Thorough checkups
- Digital x-rays
- Oral cancer screenings
- Professional cleanings
- Sleep apnea therapy
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Senior dental care
- Nightguards for bruxism
- Custom athletic mouthguard
For patients who experience dental anxiety or have problems feeling comfortable while they lie still for the duration of their treatment, we offer both nitrous oxide sedation and IV sedation. You can finally pursue the dental care you need without fear or discomfort! Ask Dr. Most and our friendly staff for more information about our sedation options.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Give your smile the care it needs to thrive and continue looking its best with our wide range of general and preventive dentistry services. We cant wait to fulfill all of your oral healthcare needs, from routine checkups and professional cleanings to decay prevention, custom mouthguard, and much more. We will always take the time to sit down and listen to your concerns, discussing your expectations, and developing a treatment plan that is just right for you.
Contact us at our state-of-the-art office today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Most to discover the reason our patients stay with us for decades and say they feel like part of the family! We proudly serve patients from throughout Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, including Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Winchester, North Las Vegas, and more.
Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that get stuck to your teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for two minutes (or longer), though most people rush through this time. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the inside and outside. To help keep your breath fresh, you should also brush your tongue. Then, you can begin flossing.request an appointment
Cleanings And Exams
As part of the patient’s preventive dental healthcare routine, dental professionals advise dental cleanings at least once in every six months. Professional dental cleanings are a great way to thoroughly cleanse the oral cavity from potential germs or bacteria which regular home-care routines cannot remove. This also allows the dentist to examine areas of the oral cavity that may need more care and attention.
As the patient arrives at the office for their regular dental cleaning session, Dr. Most and the hygienist would help them receive diagnostic and preventive dental services. During the appointment, the dentist would also advise or educate the patient on good oral hygiene habits that you can routinely follow at home.
Diagnostic and preventive services:
- Systematic review and analysis of the patient’s medical history to understand if any other healthcare problems may be directly impacting the patient’s oral health.
- Setting up digital X-rays to examine the teeth (this helps to detect signs of decay or gum disease).
- Inspect the patient’s gum tissue for signs of diseases.
- Evaluate if the patient suffers from any problems while chewing or swallowing.
- Professional dental cleanings help remove stains, plaque, and hard calculus, which regular cleaning cannot remove.
- Hygiene visits also provide children with dental sealants. Sealants are a thin plastic coating applied on the grooves and chewing surfaces that act like an enamel-shield.
- Recommend restorations such as crowns or fillings that are also part of the patient’s hygiene visit.
- Hygiene visits would also allow the dentist to clean or re-adjust any existing restorations.
What are the possible benefits of routine preventive visits?
Routine dental cleanings are highly beneficial from a patient’s point of view. Below are the benefits that the patient can expect from their routine dental visits:
- Prevents the loss of teeth
- Brightens the smile
- Freshens the breath
- Prevents the build-up of unwanted bacteria
- Saves the patient from undergoing expensive treatment
Be sure to have your routine dental cleanings with Dr. Most by requesting an appointment at Most Dental. Feel free to reach our office at (702) 871-0304 or schedule an appointment online.
Having a brilliant white smile is everyone’s dream come true and can be regarded as pleasant and pleasing in various situations. They help boost self-esteem, and also feel more comfortable and confident among peers.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that helps enhance and brighten the color of the patient’s natural teeth. There are several ways to achieve a whiter set of teeth. Patients can either opt for in-office teeth whitening or at-home teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening is dealt more professionally where a dentist performs the procedure with the help of special teeth whitening gels. At-home teeth whitening may be carried out at home with the help of over-the-counter teeth whitening kits and trays.
At the Las Vegas dental office of Dr. Most, we offer state-of-the-art professional teeth whitening that fits the lifestyle of our patients: Sheer White! Whitening films that achieve incredible cosmetic results in the comfort of your own home.
What is KöR Whitening! teeth whitening system?
Patients may now be able to experience supreme comfort while whitening their teeth with desirable outputs by using the advanced KöR Whitening. KöR Whitening incorporates the most advanced 20% carbamide peroxide formula for stellar results. Accurate impressions of the teeth are made and sent to the KöR laboratories. There they fabricate comfortable and precise trays. Patients use whitening gels inside the trays and wear them for a few nights. The results are simply amazing.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is among the most aggressive forms of cancer, affecting an estimated 43,250 men and women in America each year. Only a little more than half of those diagnosed with oral cancer will survive past the five-year point, but early detection can help to improve these statistics. Performed at your routine hygiene checkups every six months, oral cancer screening with Dr. Most may actually help save your life.
Oral Cancer: Why Early Detection Matters
Like all other forms of cancer, oral cancer is best treated before the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage. The goal is to diagnose and treat cancer before it spreads to other tissues in the body, including the lymph nodes. Because it is impossible to spot abnormal clusters of cells with the naked eye, your dentist utilizes advanced diagnostic technology to check for cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. If a suspicious area is identified, a biopsy may be ordered to determine the presence of these dangerous and destructive cells.
Risk Factors for Oral Cancer
Though oral cancer may affect an individual who is otherwise completely healthy, there are some risk factors to take into consideration. These include:
- Age: Men and women over the age of 40 are statistically more likely to be diagnosed with oral cancer.
- HPV: Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted disease that increases patients likely to develop oral cancer.
- Tobacco and alcohol: The majority of oral cancer cases can be directly linked with the use of cigarettes, excessive consumption of alcohol, or the two behaviors combined.
- Excessive sun exposure: Cancerous lesions found on the lips may be tied to inadequate protection against the sun’s harmful rays.
- Diet: Patients whose diets contain inadequate nutrients from fruits and vegetables are at a higher risk of developing cancer of the mouth or throat.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
In its earliest stages, oral cancer does not always present with noticeable symptoms. A patient may be at Stage I or Stage II of oral cancer and still feel perfectly fine. This is why oral cancer screening at our office is so critical to successful treatment. If you notice any of the following symptoms between your routine dental visits, please contact our office immediately.
- A thickening of the soft tissues anywhere in the mouth
- Red, white, or light pink patches on the gums, cheek lining, the roof of the mouth, or the floor of the mouth
- Unexplained bleeding
- Ulcers or sores that do not heal or tend to recur
- Numbness, tingling, or any other abnormal sensations
- A persistent cough, often coupled with hoarseness
- Difficulty swallowing
- Jaw pain
- Trouble moving the tongue freely
- Teeth that are loose or painful
- A difference in the way dental prostheses (like dentures) fit on the gums
While these symptoms do not always necessarily indicate the presence of oral cancer, their existence does warrant serious consideration and close inspection.
Defend Yourself Against Oral Cancer in Las Vegas, NV
If it has been more than six months since your last general dentistry checkup, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Most. We are always happy to provide our patients with the valuable information they need to preserve their oral health, and our team is standing by awaiting your questions. We proudly serve families from throughout the Las Vegas area, including surrounding communities in Spring Valley, Paradise, Summerlin, Spanish Trail, and beyond.
Sports Mouth Guards
As dentists, we are determined to make sure your mouth and teeth are well protected during sports activities, no matter what your passion is. To do this, we offer many different types of mouth guards, depending on the types of activities in which you are involved. There are some mouth guards for low-impact sports and others for high-impact sports.
Mouth guards not only protect your mouth and teeth, but also have other purposes. Mouth guards will help decrease the impact if you get hit in the jaw. They have also been shown to increase an athlete’s performance.
Many people clench their teeth while playing, which can give them temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Clenching your jaw the whole time can be quite exhausting. Mouth guards help to relax your jaw, allowing you to completely focus on the game!