Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Summer in Vegas: Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

Summertime in Las Vegas is not just hot, it’s bright! The sun’s rays are out in full force, and as a Las Vegas eye doctor, I recommend making eye protection a top priority. Good sunglasses do more than make you look cool, they should offer protection from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and prevent damage to the eye as well…

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What Is a Lipoma?

A lipoma is a benign, painless tumor composed of fatty tissue. Lipomas are smooth, round, typically movable, and usually range from under 1 centimeter to as large as 6 centimeters in diameter. They are most common in middle aged men and women, who may want them removed for cosmetic purposes. Removal of a lipoma typically involves excision, or surgery to…

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Protect Yourself from Periodontal Disease

A startling reality is that 75% of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum or periodontal disease. If left untreated, this condition can cause sensitive gums, a receding gum line, and eventually tooth loss. Yet the early warning signs of periodontal disease are much less severe and thus many people do not seek the help a…

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Electric Toothbrushes and Gummy Smiles

Many people ask me if their electric toothbrush can cause their gums to recede, or even cause a gummy smile. Although excessively brushing the gum line can weaken the tissue especially if the gum tissue is thin and cause the gum line to recede, this will not result in a gummy smile. That’s because a gummy smile and gum recession…

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What Your Gum Color Means

I have several patients who visit my practice for black gums treatment from all around the world. And although dark gums usually have a genetic link and are not necessarily related to disease, your gum color can provide clues about your overall health. Here are some of the gum discolorations I frequently treat and the possible causes of each. Black…

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