The Basics of a Tooth Extraction

Over the years, dental medicine has evolved to the point that many teeth that would have needed to be extracted in the past can now be saved. However, there are occasions in which extraction is necessary. An extraction may be needed to relieve tooth overcrowding, to make room for orthodontics, address wisdom tooth issues, or… Read more »

What Can Gum Disease Do?

One of the most prevalent diseases we treat in our office is periodontal disease. Since this sickness can do so much damage to your teeth and gums, you should know what causes it and how to avert it. Gum disease, also called pyorrhea and periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums that causes damage… Read more »

Eating for a Healthy Smile

Brushing twice a day, flossing before bed, and seeing your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams are the best ways to make sure that your teeth stay healthy. And of course, we all know that it is essential to limit, or avoid sugary drinks and foods. Diet is a big part of dental health…. Read more »

Improving Your Smile With a Dental Bond

No matter how well you care for your teeth, things can happen over the course of your life that can cause minor damage to your smile. Your teeth can become chipped or fractured. Tooth decay can damage your teeth, and they can become discolored. While there are different options for improving your smile, bonding is… Read more »

Dental Sealant Secrets for a Healthy Smile

Your back teeth are equipped with ridges and grooves that are designed to help you chew your food. While those ridges and grooves are great at grinding your food for digestion, they also provide extra places for plaque and bacteria to accumulate. Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic placed over the chewing surfaces of… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Oral Cancer Screenings

Given the significance of oral cancer and the importance of spotting the disease quickly, schedule oral cancer screenings frequently. Each year in America, tens of thousands of individuals are detected with the disease, and as with other cancers, an early discovery is often crucial to ensure a chance at a healthy recovery. Common signs and… Read more »

Dental Bridge Installation 101

Dental bridges are a great option to install in your mouth if you are missing one or more teeth. Discomfort and pain may be the result of these missing teeth, and here at G. Larry Leonakis DDS Inc., we want to relieve that discomfort. Be sure to visit our office in Carson City, Nevada, right… Read more »

Caring for Your Dentures

Dentures are just one of the ways Dr. Larry Leonakis can help restore your smile. But if you are new to wearing dentures, it’s important that you understand the best way to care for them. Taking proper care of your dentures will help them to remain clean and safe for you to use, and will… Read more »

Are You Suffering from Gum Disease?

Have you ever felt like your gums are feeling worse every day? Does your smile look like it’s getting weaker over time? If so, you may be suffering from an oral health condition known as periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease. Are you suffering from gum disease? Common symptoms of gum disease… Read more »

Keep Your Smile Shining Bright All Summer with Effective Oral Emergency Planning

Keep your smile shining brightly all summer with effective oral emergency planning. With effective planning, the chances of success with minimal recovery time are greatly increased. Always seek out professional help if an oral accident should occur. Listed below are a few types of oral emergencies and their effective treatment plans: Objects stuck in teeth:… Read more »