Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening

Having a bright smile has never been easier thanks to the numerous tooth whitening options available, both at a dentist’s office and at home. But a common side effect to this type of treatment can be tooth sensitivity. The dentists at Las Vegas Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry strive to not only have your teeth looking […]

Pre-medication Before Your Dental Visit

Usually before a dental visit, people tend to brush and floss in order to make up for lost time. This is common, though not necessary. (We can tell, trust us. You’d best brush and floss regularly instead of doing it last minute.) Sometimes ourLas Vegas cosmetic dentists request that patients take certain steps prior to […]

How the Health of Your Mouth Can Affect the Health of Your Body

As you know already, a minor cavity can result in major tooth decay and serious dental problems if it goes untreated. The same is true with gum disease: gingivitis can lead to severe periodontitis without proper care. But did you realize that a minor dental problem that goes untreated can actually result in a major […]

Post operative instructions for Oral Surgery

Swelling, discomfort, stiffness and a small amount of bleeding following oral surgery is normal and expected.   By following these instructions all of these can be kept to a minimum. 1. Avoid smoking for at least 48 hours post-operatively. Smoking will promote bleeding and interfere with healing. 2. Avoid hot liquids or hot foods for […]

CNN investigative report on toxic chemicals includes dental materials

Tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm eastern time CNN will air a two night investigative report with Dr. Sanjay Gupta entitled, “Toxic America” focusing on five chemicals, including Bisphenol A (BPA). On CNN’s website they cite dental sealants as one source of BPA.  We also know that BPA can be found in most tooth […]

Halloween Candy Buyback Followup

Better late than never to give the final update.  We had our Halloween candy buyback on the Monday after Halloween, but the candy kept trickling in.  We waited about a week to get a final tally and we ended up with 218 pounds of candy!  That was significantly more than we thought we would get, […]

Cash For Candy, November 2, 2009

We want Halloween to be fun for kids without it leading to toothaches and additional dental  visits so on Monday November 2nd from 3 to 6 pm we are taking back Halloween.  Trick or Treaters can bring in their excess candy and we will buy it from them for $1 per pound (limit $5 per […]

Preparedness for this Flu season

  How to be prepared for Swine Flu We know that many are concerned about Swine flu (H1N1 flu), so we were able to get some helpful hints from a friend who is an internal medicine and infectious diseases specialist. Here is what he had to say:  Well, with everyone back in school, and with this […]

We now enter the dental blog world!

Today is the first day that we have had blogging capability through our office website, so I am trying it out for the first time.  Jason L. Downey, DDS Dentistry has had a website since about 2000.  We have tried to keep it up to date for our patients so they could always know what services […]