Taking Care of Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving less than a month away, our team at Paragon Dental wants to express how thankful we are to have you as a part of our dental family. Our practice really would not be the practice it is today without patients like you! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, and to show our thanks, we have a few tips that will help keep your smiles healthy during this feasting holiday, and for all other holidays to come. While we understand the desire to stuff yourself with rolls, stuffing, pies, cakes and all the other wonderful treats that normally flood the Thanksgiving table, this carbohydrate-rich, sugary diet can really do a number on your smile. However, luckily for you, there are some easy ways to combat damage while still being able to enjoy the feast put before you. 1)   Try to keep your meal as balanced as possible. If you opt …

Where Tooth-Whitening & Ice-Cream is the Norm

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Imagine getting restorative dental work done in order to get rid of all those chips, cracks and imperfections, only to look in the mirror afterwards and see that while all of your teeth may be smooth, your smile is several different shades of yellow and white! Not exactly the look you had in mind when you signed up for treatment, was it? Luckily for you, teeth bleaching is a very simple and effective solution for tooth discoloration. At Paragon Dental, we bleach your teeth before performing any restorative work, that way we can match the restoration materials to your natural teeth. When you turn around and look in the mirror, you won’t be upset by a spotted smile – instead, you’ll be thrilled at the dazzling, smooth smile in its place. But Doesn’t Bleaching Hurt? It is true that several whitening agents tend to cause already sensitive teeth to become …

Spanish-Speaking Dentist Helps More Patients Achieve Smile Goals in Papillion, NE

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At Paragon Dental, we believe that the key to a healthy, beautiful smile is a compassionate dental team, who takes the time to listen to and understand all of your dental goals. This applies to every single one of our patients, no matter their social, economic or racial background. In the United States, it’s not uncommon to see Spanish-speaking patients. Unfortunately, while many dentists do know some Spanish, there aren’t many who are fluent in the language. At Paragon Dental, we believe it’s our ability to truly understand our patients – both within the confines of language and without – that sets us apart from the rest. Luckily for us then, we have Dr. Coatlicue Torres-Carter on our team to treat our Spanish-speaking patients. As Papillion, Nebraska’s, Spanish-speaking dentist, Dr. Coatlicue never has to guess at what our Spanish-speaking patients want. Through the same, thorough evaluation we give to all …

Why Teeth Whitening Might Be For You

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Getting pearly white teeth isn’t as simple for some people as it is for others. Granted, there are some individuals who only have to brush with Crest whitening toothpaste in order to achieve the level of whiteness celebrities pay thousands for, but those are a lucky few. For most of us, other, more intensive treatments are needed… While there are a plethora of whitening treatments available to you, at our office we use the tray whitening system. This system is a 2-step process that will yield results of up to 4-8 shades whiter in just two days! We love it because it works so well, and in such a short period of time. Why White Teeth Are Important If you’re wondering this has to do with you, here are a few reasons why our patients love our 2-step whitening system:      A smile is the first thing people notice about you …

Ladies, This One’s For You

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It’s no mystery that men and women are very different from one another. Come on, you can admit you read the book Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus. We are well aware that when it comes to bodily health, men and women have different needs. However, most people don’t know that this applies to oral health as well. Women have special needs when taking care of their teeth, and that’s because of the ongoing physical changes they go through during life. From menstruation to pregnancy to menopause, a woman’s body is constantly going through changes, and some can affect the teeth and gums. Oral health issues for women are usually caused by the ever-constant change in their hormone levels.  Menstruation and pregnancy tend to cause swelling and bleeding from the gums, while many women going through menopause experience severe dry mouth.  Also, osteoporosis is more prevalent in women, …

A Dentist You Can Trust

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At our dentistry office in Papillion, Nebraska, we believe in the power of helping people. Cracked, crooked, or missing teeth can create stress and anxiety but we have the experience and the passion for taking care of the most difficult cases. When you come in for your initial consultation, I want to get to know you as a person before I treat you as a patient. We will sit down together and discuss your wants and concerns and find the perfect option for your dental problems. I understand the importance of a healthy smile and what it means to you. No matter if you’re looking to just whiten your teeth, or are looking for a total smile makeover, you will leave happy. We cater to you and your needs. Before starting on any work, I will give you all of your options and discuss what I think would be best. …

Minor Issues Can Cause Major Damage

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Do you ever feel a financial pinch? You know, the feeling that your needs and wants are bigger than your resources? For what it’s worth, you are not alone. We live in some unstable economic times and the dollar simply isn’t going as far as it used to. You need look no further than the newspaper, news or radio programming to hear that Americans from all walks of life are feeling the financial impact of current events. When money is tight, folks are forced to make tough decisions about what to cut out of their budget. Generally, items that aren’t seen as a necessity will be the first things to go. Research has shown that after the economic downturn of 2008, dental care was one of the “luxuries” that was removed from many household budgets. It was right up there with frivolous expenses like Starbucks, dining out, and travel. Really? …

Your Benefits as Our Patient

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Exceeding your expectations and giving you a satisfying dental experience is what we work toward. We are built to meet yours and your family’s dental needs in any and every way needed. One of our top priorities is developing a trusting relationship with you so that you are comfortable and at ease knowing you are in good hands. Maybe your smile isn’t everything you want it to be and maybe you have given up hope but we are here to bring hope back and assure you that there is a way to a healthier, brighter, more confident smile. You can smile like a star too and we can help you get there! First thing’s first, we have to get to the bottom of what’s causing your dental discomfort and tackle the problem. Once we know what’s going on with your oral health we can get you on your way to …

STOP! DROP! And Pamper Yourself!

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It’s December. You’ve given so much, and worked so hard over this past year. Take a few minutes to look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’ve done everything you can to improve your quality of life. Chances are, if you are like most people, your answer will be shy of ‘yes’. There’s always room for improvement in the areas of exercise, eating and overall health. Isn’t it time to take care of Y-O-U for a change? Now is a fabulous time to STOP! DROP! And pamper yourself. The holidays are in full swing… you’ll be going at mach speed with your hair on fire, and you deserve a little something especially just for you. One of the best investments you can make is to take care of your oral health. A beautiful smile will improve your self confidence, radiate to others, and also translates into a healthier you. …

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes some stress regarding gift giving. Most of us have everything we need… Dad doesn’t need another tie. Mom really doesn’t need fuzzy slippers. Aunt Jane already has every CD known to man. Put down the fragrance bottle and step away from the knitted sweater. Wouldn’t it be great to gift your loved ones with something that will make a lasting impact? Something that they’ll treasure for years to come? You know, something amazing to smile about? While Santa’s elves are busy tinkering with toys, we spend our days fixing smiles. As dentists, it’s what we do. Every day. If you are looking for something unconventional and unique, consider gifting your loved one with a partial or complete smile make-over. Here are some options to consider: Dental Hygiene Cleaning: Many folks in the 60+ age range don’t visit the dentist as …