A Porcelain Dental Crown Can Help Restore a Cosmetically Unappealing Tooth

A tooth that has been significantly affected by a physical defect or cosmetic imperfection can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. This could cause you to subconsciously alter some of your facial expressions, and leave you wanting for an effective solution. In a situation like this you should... Read more »

Biting Your Tongue Hard Can Cause Significant Trauma

Your tongue plays an important role in your mouth moving food when you eat, helping to clean away large food deposits after a meal, and also enabling you to speak clearly. Sometimes a fall or other accident can impact your jaw causing you to bite down hard on your tongue.... Read more »

Cavity Prevention Basics

What is a cavity, and how do you stop them from occurring? When your tooth enamel has been extensively damaged, so that a hole has developed in the inner parts of your tooth, we call it a cavity. If not addressed, cavities can cause infection or even tooth loss. If... Read more »

Do You Have Questions About Mouth Guards? Here Are Your Answers

Our dentist, Dr. Richard Barton, strongly encourages you to wear a mouth guard while you’re active. That way you can protect your teeth, gums, and smile from harm. If you have questions about mouth guards, our dental team will be more than happy to help you. First, we would like... Read more »

If a Cavity Develops on One of Your Molars, a Dentist Might Be Able to Treat it with a Dental Filling

The molars in the back of your mouth are large and often have contours on the faces and biting surfaces of the tooth enamel. If bacterial deposits become trapped in these areas it could encourage a cavity to develop. If it’s caught early, Dr. Richard Barton might be able to... Read more »

Tips for an Effective Tooth Extraction Recovery

Are you planning on a tooth extraction soon? What are you going to do afterward? Set up a plan now to help you heal quickly. Listed below are some tips for an effective tooth extraction recovery. The most crucial step to recovery is to follow Dr. Richard Barton’s instructions and... Read more »

How Dental Implants Can Help You

Are you wondering how dental implants can help you? If so, you have come to the right place! Our team here at Richard Barton DDS in Henderson, Nevada, is happy to give you some information on dental implants, so you can improve your oral health and restore your smile. Dental... Read more »

A Severely Cracked Tooth Might Need Replacement by a Bridge

The new piece of bridgework installed in your mouth at Dr. Richard Barton’s Henderson, Nevada, clinic was designed to restore your missing teeth for many years to come. While the durable materials it is cast from will not be susceptible to tooth decay, it will still need inclusion in your... Read more »

The Teeth Whitening Quiz

Did you know that a single professional teeth whitening treatment administered at your dentist's office can improve the color of your teeth by up to 10 shades? However, not all teeth whiteners are as safe and effective as professional treatments, so always speak with your dentist before trying any unknown... Read more »

Flossing Can Bring You a Confident Smile

Maintaining a confident smile happens through daily oral hygiene habits and seeing Dr. Richard Barton every six months for checkups and professional cleanings. When it comes to oral hygiene, people often forgo their flossing routines, which is not a good idea. If you are one of these people, our Richard... Read more »