General Dentistry - Vibrant Dental

Family Friendly General Dentistry in Henderson

Welcome to Vibrant Dental—a top-quality dental office located in Henderson and serving the greater Las Vegas area. Here, we know a thing or two about providing quality dental care.

Whether you’re still growing your adult set or are trying to maintain your well-loved teeth, we can provide you with the service you deserve. Your teeth need a modern approach, and we have the modern technology and techniques to do it!

We have learned how to make your trip to the dentist as convenient and comfortable as possible. We are dedicated to providing our patients with quality care to make your trip to the dentist something worth smiling about.

When Can General Dentistry Help You the Most?

The best time to visit the dentist is before the pain starts. Many serious dental treatments, such as root canals and tooth extractions, can be prevented by getting regular teeth cleanings and checkups.

Cleaning bacterial buildup from your teeth and giving your enamel an extra layer of protection can help keep harmful infections at bay. Left unattended, your mouth is at risk for tooth decay and gum disease.

Regular hygiene and professional teeth cleanings are the best way to prevent most problems, and general dentistry checkups are the best way to catch and treat problems early on. The sooner we catch a problem, the sooner we can treat it!

Why Vibrant Dental Is a Quality Dentist for Quality People

Do you want to know the secret to a beautiful and confident smile? Beyond cosmetic fixes, the trick to a confident smile is having a healthy mouth full of well-maintained teeth.

Yes, we can give you the cosmetic treatments to boost your smile aesthetically, but here at Vibrant Dental, we prioritize keeping your original teeth looking happy and feeling healthy. Our team makes sure to use quality products on your teeth because we know that you deserve it.

Our dental team is highly trained, experienced, and professional in all our dental procedures, and we care about making your smile as healthy as it can be. You’re in good hands here.

Vibrant Dental Is Here for You—Schedule Now!

Don’t avoid the dentist until you have problems—make it a priority! Our skilled staff is prepared to assist with your everyday dental needs. If you’re ready to care for your pearly whites, schedule an appointment! Your teeth, your gums, and your wallet will thank you.

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I love this dental team. We've been patients for about 15 years and never been disappointed. The office staff is attentive, friendly, and efficient. AND the dentists are, too! They care about patients and are there for any questions after procedures and make emergency appointments. My husband and I couldn't be happier. - Debbie W.

General Dentistry Issues Vibrant Dental Treats

General Dentistry Issues Vibrant Dental Treats

Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is a typically colorless substance composed of saliva, food particles, and bacteria that coat your teeth. If left unchecked, plaque can be harmful to your oral health.

When plaque stays on your teeth too long, it can harden, becoming tartar. Tartar is a lot tougher than plaque and cannot be as easily removed. The bacteria forming plaque and tartar can break down the enamel on your teeth, leading to greater problems.

A teeth cleaning appointment can help you get rid of plaque and tartar so you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.

Cavities and Fillings

As bacteria is left on your teeth, it leaves an acid residue which starts to erode the structure of your teeth—causing cavities.

Cavities can cause severe tooth sensitivity and pain. As the bacteria continue to eat away at the tooth, discomfort typically increases. You can’t always feel cavities, which is why you should frequently be checked by a dentist. They have special tools that can easily spot cavities as they form.

A filling can conveniently close the gaps left by bacteria, protecting your teeth from future further damage and decay.

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease

Gingivitis, an early form of gum disease, is one of the most common problems in oral health. Like other issues in your mouth, this is caused by harmful bacteria that are allowed to grow. These bacteria can infect the gums, causing severe irritation, redness, and bleeding.

Periodontal disease is most often treated with vigilant cleaning, but in worse cases may need a special deep cleaning treatment from a dentist.

When you quickly act on treating your gingivitis, there is usually little reason to worry about lasting damage.


The blanket term ascribed to things that cause a tooth to hurt is referred to as a toothache. Unfortunately, there are many causes that can lead to a toothache, so it can be hard to identify the underlying problem right away.

Toothaches can be caused by a damaged tooth, infected gums, a tooth infection, or even a jaw problem. Sometimes they can be treated at home, but frequently, toothaches are the symptom of a more serious problem, such as an infected root, that should be addressed as soon as possible to mitigate damage or infection.

Chipped or Cracked Tooth

Chipped or cracked teeth are a common issue our patients face. Your teeth are quite strong, but there are still things that can chip or crack them. Sometimes, a tooth will chip or crack from an injury, like being hit in the face. However, your teeth can also crack or chip from biting down on a hard piece of food or candy, as a result of tooth decay, or even because you grind your teeth at night.

Chipped or cracked teeth can be restored to their natural beauty through a natural-looking resin, a dental veneer, or a dental crown.

Tooth Appearance

Problems with the way your teeth look, whether they are yellowed or stained, chipped or cracked, or crooked, may be a reason to see the dentist. While some concerns are purely cosmetic, they also might be a sign that something larger is wrong. A graying tooth can indicate tooth decay, and chipped teeth might mean your tooth enamel is being eroded.

Whatever your concern, a visit to our dental clinic can help clear it up. We’ll check for larger issues and help you find a solution that works for your needs and your budget.

Mouth Sores

Occasionally, tiny sores may appear in your mouth, causing irritation. These are very common.

The causes of mouth sores aren’t always the same. They could be caused by genetics, stress, a cold, certain foods, or even exhaustion. Regardless of what causes them, mouth sores generally take care of themselves, dissipating after a week or so.

Mouth sores that persist for longer than 7–10 days could be the symptom of something much more severe such as a bacterial or fungal infection. These conditions can be treated with relative ease by a dentist.

Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth is a tooth that, for whatever reason, has not grown in fully, resulting in a tooth that is stuck in your jawbone or gums. A variety of things can cause impacted teeth, including genetics or just bad luck, but often the reason is simply that there is not enough room in the mouth for the tooth.

Wisdom teeth often get impacted, since they are the last to grow in, but other teeth can also be impacted. Sometimes, impacted teeth cause no issues, but generally, they need to be moved or removed entirely.

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion is similar to tooth decay—it means that the enamel of your teeth is being weakened—but tooth erosion is primarily caused by acid, while tooth decay is caused by the bacteria in your mouth.

The acids that cause tooth erosion can either be from the foods or beverages you consume, like soda, or from your stomach if you have a condition like acid reflux. Tooth erosion is important to treat, since once tooth enamel is eroded, the more sensitive inner parts of your tooth are no longer protected, making you vulnerable to cavities.

Oral Cancer Screening

Your twice-yearly dental checkups are important to keep your teeth free from plaque and tartar buildup, but you also typically get an oral cancer screening at the dentist. Your dentist will check your mouth for any concerns, like white patches, sores on your cheeks or tongue, or swelling.

They’ll also examine your jaw and throat for any external signs of cancer. You can also bring up any concerns or questions you have. The earlier cancer is caught, the easier it is to treat, so screenings are an important part of your overall oral health.

What Happens When You Come In?


To quickly detect abnormalities, we will take an x-ray of your jaw. These images help us see past your cheeks and gums to the surface of your teeth.

Regular x-rays can be harmful in large amounts, but the digital devices we use to examine your teeth employ an insignificant amount of radiation. They are safe for almost everyone, even during pregnancy! But don’t hesitate to bring up any concerns you may have.

We’ll use the x-rays to get a deeper look into what problems you might have. We’ll be able to see impacted, damaged, and infected teeth.


Using gritty toothpaste and a dentistry-grade electric toothbrush, we make sure that your teeth will get the kind of scrubbing no typical toothbrush can match. In addition, our dental professionals will thoroughly scrub your teeth clean of plaque, food particles, and other materials harmful to your teeth.

After this, your teeth will be flossed so that any leftover debris between your teeth is removed.

While the deep cleaning may feel slightly uncomfortable, removing mineral and tartar deposits is an important step in maintaining your oral health.


When examining your teeth and gums, your dentist is looking for tartar buildup and signs of inflammation, infection, or even oral cancer.

Over time, your teeth can become heavily coated in layers of minerals and bad bacteria. A hardened layer of tartar buildup can cause damage to your teeth if left unchecked. Similarly, inflamed gums can be a sign of gum disease, a fairly common condition in American adults.

Oral cancer and infection are easily screened for by looking and feeling for any unusual redness, lumps, or spots on your gums or tongue.


An important part of your dental appointment is getting to chat with a dental professional. We make sure to give all our patients the time they need with a certified professional dentist on what the condition of their mouth is and how to better care for it at home.

The recommendations you receive may include changing to a soft-bristle toothbrush to minimize gum erosion or switching to a different type of mouthwash or toothpaste. We’ll also usually recommend getting a heavy-duty fluoride application on your teeth before you leave for the day.

What Is the Best Routine for Good Oral Health?

It’s no secret that the first steps to a healthy mouth begin with frequent cleanings. Routine dentist visits, typically once every six months, can help identify cavities and remove stubborn minerals and tartar buildup. But you need more than just two professional cleanings a year for a healthy smile.

For great results year-round, follow these tips for a home hygiene routine that’s easy to follow and easy to maintain.


Plaque is constantly building up in your mouth, so you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day to keep it at bay. It’s best to brush after meals morning and night. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid wearing down your gums too much.


Flossing is crucial to oral hygiene. It’s recommended that you floss once a day, usually at night. When you floss, make sure to guide the floss around the edges of each tooth in a “C” shape to ensure you get any plaque or food stuck between your tooth and gums.


After flossing, don’t forget to rinse out your mouth. This helps wash away any plaque or leftover food that the floss dislodged but didn’t fully remove from your mouth. Rinsing your mouth with water after eating can also help prevent bacteria buildup or acid damage.


While your home dental health routine plays a large role in ensuring you have a beautiful, strong smile for years to come, checkups from a professional are also important. At your checkups, your dentist can recognize and treat any longer-term problems before they get worse.

Special Dental Considerations We Help With

Vibrant Dental is here to help you with any of your dental concerns, no matter what they are. Our team can treat a variety of less common issues in addition to the typical concerns.

If you’ve been dealing with tender or swollen gums, a visit to the dentist can help. Red, tender, swollen, or receding gums can be a sign of gum disease, so it’s important to get a checkup.

While toothaches are often nothing to worry about, one that persists for longer than a few days could indicate a cavity, root decay, or other problem. We can help figure out what’s causing your pain.

If you feel a permanent tooth becoming loose, make an appointment to see the dentist. The dentist might be able to save your tooth, and they can also diagnose whatever caused the tooth to come loose.

Tooth sensitivity is uncomfortable. If your teeth hurt when they come into contact with cold or hot food, the dentist can help by checking your roots for decay and recommending special toothpaste.

Jaw pain can have a variety of causes, including if you grind your teeth at night or if your bite is misaligned. The dentist can fit you with a splint or straighten your teeth to solve the problem.

Everyone gets canker sores occasionally, but if you consistently get sores or have sores that don’t seem to heal, you might have a larger problem with bacteria in your mouth or even oral cancer.

Dry mouth can be caused by dehydration or a problem with your saliva flow, and it can have serious consequences like tooth erosion or increased cavities. See a dentist about your dry mouth today.

Does your breath stay bad no matter how diligent you are at cleaning your mouth? It could be a sign of a more serious problem, like dry mouth, gum disease, infection, or a side-effect of medications.

Dental hygiene is important during pregnancy! Hormonal changes can increase your risk for cavities, gingivitis, and tooth erosion, and other problems, so dental care is part of a healthy pregnancy.

Call Vibrant Dental for a Vibrant Smile Today!

Our office focuses on making healthy and happy smiles. We are located in Henderson and are happy to help anyone and everyone from the greater Las Vegas area. Set an appointment with us today to experience health-centered general dental care for yourself.

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