Hillside Dental Loves New Patients!
Our PhilosophyThe philosophy we follow at Hillside Dental is that every person who visits our office is an individual, whom we address beyond a set of teeth. Our staff has been creating healthy, beautiful smiles in the Las Vegas area for several years, and continues to do so with a strong dedication to patient care.
When you visit our office, you will be treated with the utmost care, from our friendly administrative staff to Dr. Lim himself. Our office is designed to be soothing and relaxing, a welcoming environment from our waiting area to our treatment rooms. It is our goal that our patients actually look forward to visiting us!
We are happy to serve your dental needs, and look forward to meeting you when you visit us for your personalized dental examination and consultation.
Patient FormsThanks to computer technology, establishing a new dentist is easier than ever. Hillside Dental has made it convenient for you to complete the necessary paperwork. Click on the forms needed for your record, and print them out right in the comfort of your home. Filling out paperwork at home means more simplicity and less time in our office. Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to download the forms.
Why Create a New Smile?Our smiles are the focal point of our face, which is an important part of our overall image. The appearance of teeth is crucial to how you are viewed by others, and more importantly, how you feel about yourself.
Reports show that almost 90 percent of adults say they remember someone with an attractive smile. Just over 90 percent find an attractive smile to be an incredible social asset. Polls also show that a high percentage feel that the attractiveness of one's smile will impact his or her professional success.
Statistics show the value placed on an attractive smile. However, what society values is minor in comparison to the value of a positive self-image. We have seen people's lives changed by addressing smile concerns! If you seek improvement in your image, contact your dentist, not your stylist. We can help you enhance your smile for good.
How We Transform SmilesCosmetic dentistry has come a long way since the early days of teeth whitening. Today, we incorporate the latest techniques and materials to enhance the various aspects of the smile. Some of the concerns addressed by cosmetic dentistry include:
- Discoloration or dullness
- Visible fillings
- Cracks, chips, and gaps between teeth
- Poorly aligned teeth
- Poorly positioned teeth
What causes cavities?We tend to think that sugar causes cavities. Technically, sugar only adds fuel to the cause of cavities. Cavities actually develop as tooth structure is weakened by the acid waste of bacteria. Sugar is food for harmful bacteria, which can be washed away, along with the acid, with routine brushing and flossing.
What type of toothbrush is most effective?People sometimes question whether an electric toothbrush is better than a manual toothbrush for optimal oral hygiene. In reality, either is fine. What is important to look for is a brush with soft bristles rather than hard. Hard bristled toothbrushes may give you a squeaky-clean feeling, but they are harsh on enamel as well as gum tissue, sometimes causing abrasions.
What is the best way to floss?Flossing teeth is the most important accompaniment to brushing. Without flossing, about 15 percent of your tooth structure is not cleaned. Floss is inexpensive and easy to find, so there is no need to be stingy when performing this important task.
- Tear off a length of floss about as long as your forearm.
- Wrap one end around your middle finger on one hand. This is your anchor.
- Hold the other end between your thumb and forefinger, about six inches from the end.
- Insert a strand of floss between two teeth, moving it in an up and down motion. Do not use a back and forth motion, as this can cut the gums or notch teeth.
- As each section of floss is used, move on to another section of floss about four to six inches away from the previous one, "reeling" it in as you go with the middle finger anchor.
- Floss between all teeth. Back teeth can be hard to reach, and may be best addressed with flossers. Our friendly staff finds oral care incredibly important to sustained health. We are happy to show you how to floss teeth properly!