At Marina Hills Dental, we focus on the oral-systemic link to health and wellness at the forefront, keeping in mind that oral health goes hand in hand with overall health. Checkups, cleaning, screening, and preventive care for strong, healthy teeth and gums help alleviate larger dental problems down the line. We tailor our care to your individual needs to give you the beautiful, healthy smile of your dreams. You’ll love our relaxed office atmosphere and comfort amenities. Let’s work as a team to protect your favorite smiles—together!
At Marina Hills Dental, we believe prevention is the best medicine—we emphasize consistent oral hygiene and positive habits to avoid future issues. Your most effective safeguard against tooth decay and gum disease is daily brushing and flossing. Keeping your semiannual hygiene appointments with us is also important. Ensuring your mouth gets complete professional cleanings and checkups on a regular basis is a best practice for continued oral health. Keep our team updated with any changes you notice or concerns you may have and remember—there are no stupid questions!
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and has been linked to more than 50 systemic health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The good news is that is also preventable, treatable, and can be reversed. If your gums bleed when you brush, you have the earliest stages of gum disease, which can usually be remedied with daily oral hygiene and keeping your regular appointments with us. For more advanced gum disease, your Spring Creek dentists may advise a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing to return your gums to better health.
Oral cancer is difficult to diagnose until its later stages, which contributes to its status as one of the fastest-growing forms of cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is the leading risk factor for oral cancer, and about 79 million Americans currently have HPV. (Most sexually active adults contract HPV during their lifetime, with many never realizing they are infected.) Additional risk factors for oral cancer include alcohol and tobacco use. Approximately one person in the U.S. loses their life to oral cancer every hour. Marina Hills Dental includes an oral cancer screening as a routine part of every adult hygiene appointment.
Approximately 2 million teeth are lost every year during contact sports play and practices, but there is some encouraging news—according to the American Dental Association, over 200,000 oral injuries are prevented by wearing a mouthguard. Marina Hills Dental can hook you up! We can order a custom-fit mouthguard to protect the teeth, tongue, jaw, and head of your family’s star player.
Nightguards are worn during sleep to reduce the effects of bruxism (teeth grinding), a condition that affects approximately 10 to 15 percent of American adults. Bruxism can lead to jaw and facial pain, severe tooth wear, headaches, and other problems. If you grind your teeth, your Spring Creek dental team can order a customized nightguard to encourage more comfortable, restful sleep.
We’d love to meet your kids as soon as you’d like to bring them in! Many people are unaware that keeping baby teeth healthy is essential. Not only do they serve as placeholders for permanent teeth, they assist kids with important daily functions like chewing and speaking.
One way to keep primary teeth decay-free is dental sealants, which have been shown to reduce cavities in molars by as much as 80%. Brushing and flossing are still essential, but sealants protect the pits and grooves that are hard to reach. First molars appear about age six, which is a good time to ask if we advise them for your child.
Marina Hills Dental can also perform pulpotomy and pulpectomy procedures, also known as “baby root canals”. Like adult root canals, pediatric pulp therapy services remove infection from inside a tooth in order to save that tooth and restore it to form and function.
*Dr. Petersen, Dr. Weber, and Dr. Diehl are general dentists performing pediatric dentistry services.
If you have a dental emergency, call our office as soon as possible. Marina Hills Dental is on call after hours for emergencies, and if you have an urgent dental need when the office is open, we will do our best to fit you in before the close of business the same day. This is a handy informational list of things to do in case of a dental emergency for the best chance of saving a broken or knocked-out tooth and for prevention of unnecessary pain.
Marina Hills Dental
282 Spring Creek Pkwy, Ste 202
Spring Creek, NV 89815
|Monday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|*Emergency services available|