Regain A Healthy Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Barton H. FoutzCountless people find it hard to smile without feeling self conscious or embarrassed. Poor dental health can negatively affect the appearance of a person’s smile with issues such as chipped, crooked, gapped, discolored, stained, decaying or missing teeth. Cosmetic dentistry provides a wide range of aesthetic solutions that will help you to regain a healthy smile that you are proud to display. Cosmetic dentistry is dental work specifically aimed at improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums or bite by correcting aesthetic flaws

At Foutz Family Dentistry, we offer an array of safe and effective cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Foutz has over 30 years of experience after receiving advanced dental training. You can rest assured that your teeth, gums and smile are in good hands.

Common Problems Treated Through Cosmetic Dentistry 

  • Chipped or Cracked Teeth
  • Cavities
  • Discolored or Stained Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Decayed Teeth
  • Missing Teeth
  • Uneven Gum Lines

Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry are many and while they do vary by need and procedure, cosmetic dentistry can create positive results that will help you smile once more.

  • Improve Appearance: Regardless of the procedure you need or desire, cosmetic dentistry is an effective method for improving the appearance of your smile by correcting the aesthetic flaws that keep you from smiling in the first place. Treating cosmetic dental problems can also help you look younger and rejuvenated.
  • Boost Self-Confidence: The most worthwhile benefit of an improved smile created through cosmetic dentistry is the improved self-confidence and self-image that result. Feeling confident and pleased about the appearance of your smile and overall appearance takes away the stress of going out in public and creates freedom to laugh and smile freely.
  • Prevent Future Dental Damage: Certain procedures go beyond improving the appearance of your teeth and aid in improving the condition of your teeth helping to strengthen your teeth and avoid potential damage.

Henderson Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures 

At Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS, we offer a variety of procedures to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile including:

  • Cosmetic Bonding – uses tooth-colored composite resin to fill, repair, and make aesthetic improvements to a tooth. Provides simple tooth contouring, minor corrections and straightens edges without removing enamel.
  • Gum Contouring – uses Waterlase Dental Laser to sculpt the gum line quickly and painlessly. Creates even gum lines and resolves excessive gum around the teeth
  • Onlays–tooth-colored ceramic onlays restore back teeth with large cavities and silver fillings preserving more of your natural tooth while strengthening and maintaining a natural appearance.
  • Tooth Straightening – Invisalign is a comfortable treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth while working quicker than braces.
  • Tooth Whitening – using either in-office or at home a procedure, Opalescence Boost PF has customized formulas that will whiten teeth by 5 shades on average.
  • Veneers – porcelain veneers are strong, durable, permanently bonded and provide natural-looking solutions that correct minor flaws.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Foutz to find the ideal cosmetic dentistry procedure for regaining your smile.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929


DIY Teeth Whitening: Why It Does More Harm Than Good

According to the Internet, you can find an at-home, DIY solution to just about every problem. People use these remedies for beautiful skin, improved health, and even whiter teeth.

But what many people don’t know is that DIY teeth whitening can actually do more harm than good.

Why You Should Avoid These 3 DIY Teeth Whitening Remedies

These are three of the most popular DIY whitening remedies.

1. Baking Soda and Other Scrubs

Baking soda can actually brighten the teeth up quite a bit. The problem, though, is that it is very abrasive. The abrasive powder scrubs off surface stains. Other scrubs, like activated charcoal, work the same way.

The issue with these scrubs is that the abrasiveness can damage tooth enamel. Over time, the use of these scrubs thins enamel and causes sensitivity.

2. Spices Like Turmeric

Some people use spices – turmeric especially – to whiten their teeth. Though using a spice that stains the skin seems counterintuitive, many people swear by it.

Turmeric is an astringent and abrasive, which is why it can sometimes brighten teeth. However, both the astringent and abrasive qualities can damage the enamel.

3. Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

The over-the-counter whitening industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Every year, people try whitening toothpastes, strips, trays, and paint-on bleach.

The problem with these products is that they often don’t work very well, especially for people who want quick results. Another problem is that many of them burn the gums and make the teeth extremely sensitive.

Professional Teeth Whitening: The Safest Way to Whiten Your Teeth

Barton H. FoutzLearning that at-home treatments aren’t very safe or effective can be discouraging. Thankfully, you can obtain beautiful results from my individualized bleaching treatment plans. When patients see me for bleaching, they can try prescription bleach with custom bleach trays that they use at home. Or, they can opt for in-office bleaching. Whatever choice they make, they can be sure that professional bleaching offers the safest, most effective solution for teeth whitening.

If you’re ready for a safe, fast, and effective way to whiten your teeth, give me a call. We’ll get you scheduled for a consultation to discuss which of my bleaching options are best for you.


Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929


Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding: Which Option is Right for Me?

Many cosmetic dentistry concerns can be easily concealed using porcelain veneers or dental bonding. But which one is best for you? Each option offers an effective and undetectable result for a variety of aesthetic issues. To determine which solution is the most appropriate for your dental care needs, let’s take a look at each treatment. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells made from dental ceramic, and they are used in cosmetic dentistry. Designed to resemble your natural teeth, porcelain veneers are seamlessly able to conceal a variety of flaws including:

  • Stains and Discoloration
  • Chips and Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Tooth shape

Porcelain Veneers are an effective treatment for major cosmetic concerns. However, if these issues are minor, dental bonding may be a more suitable solution.

Dental Bonding

The process of dental bonding includes the use of a special dental resin that is designed to match the color of your teeth. These resins are applied directly to the teeth, and are able to easily transform many cosmetic issues such as:

  • Stains and Discoloration
  • Minor Chips and Cracks
  • Minor Gaps

While dental bonding is a great solution for patients wishing to conceal minor cosmetic issues, patients with more serious cosmetic concerns may require porcelain veneers. 

Learn More About Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services!

At Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS, we are dedicated to ensuring that every client experiences high-quality and comfortable service. We have a knowledgeable and experienced staff that is eager to assist with all of your cosmetic dentistry needs. Contact us today and schedule an appointment!

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929


Can Cosmetic Dentistry be the Answer to Your Dreams of a Better Smile?

How often do you look in the mirror only to wish that a brighter, whiter, or straighter smile was looking back at you?

If this is something you do daily, you are not alone.

Thousands of Americans visit their local cosmetic dentist to see what options they have for improving their smile and getting the look they have always wanted. After all, nothing ruins a person’s confidence more than a smile they do not adore.

Factors that Decrease the Attractiveness of Your Smile

  • Cracked, missing, or chipped teeth
  • A crooked smile
  • Gum lines that show when you smile
  • Yellowed teeth

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

Your local dentist offers several cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve the look of your smile but also boosts your oral health. Even better, you will feel happier, more confident, and always ready to show off your bright white smile.

Some cosmetic procedures a dentist can do include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Sometimes all it takes is whitening your teeth. At-home kits lack the strength to remove stains and yellowing, and some are too harsh on the gums. Also, the trays you receive are not custom-made so that they can irritate your gums according to WebMD. Whitening through your dentist is safe, effective, and often takes just a few treatments.
  • Straightening or Aligning the Teeth: If your teeth are crooked, it is an easy fix for your cosmetic dentist. In fact, they can be straightened in a variety of ways, such as the use of Invisalign, retainers, or traditional braces.
  • Replacing Missing Teeth: If your smile is lacking a few teeth, we can assist you with dental implants. These are the newest innovation in tooth replacement, and they look and feel like real teeth.
  • Gum Contouring: Nothing ruins a smile more than excessive gums around the teeth. The team at Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS can perform gum contouring so that your gums no longer obscure your natural, beautiful smile.

See the Potential of Cosmetic Dentistry Today – Call Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS

Let our team help you achieve the smile you have always wanted, but never thought possible.

We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, and all it takes is one consultation to see the endless possibilities.

Call Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS now at 702-792-5929 to schedule your appointment or ask us a question online.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

Ezbond A. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
1st Generation:

Great Grandfather

Dr. Ezbond A. Foutz
Harold B. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
2nd Generation:


Dr. Harold B. Foutz
Lawrence C. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
3rd Generation:


Dr. Lawrence C. Foutz
Barton H. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
4th Generation:

Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Barton H. Foutz