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Hello, I’m Dr. Sykes of The Reno Dentist in Reno. I am dedicated to improving smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Few physical improvements have such a compelling influence on attractiveness and self-confidence as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and a pleasing smile contribute to overall physical health and a high quality of life.

If you have ever wondered how cosmetic dentistry could change your life, I invite you to schedule a consultation so we can talk about it. I believe that the initial consultation is the most critical part of any treatment plan. During your no-pressure cosmetic dental smile makeover consultation we will discuss the following issues:

  • Your goals for how you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
  • The status of your oral health.
  • The distinct aspects of your teeth and gums that you wish to fix.
  • Which individual treatments are necessary.
  • A detailed explanation of each required procedure (e.g. porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, braces, or teeth whitening).
  • You can see before and after pictures of cosmetic dental smile makeover patients.
  • Your options for how to schedule the services (all at once or over time).
  • Information about sleep dentistry.
  • Answers to any questions or concerns.
  • Cosmetic dentistry rates and financing options.

Your stunning smile begins with an exam and consultation; give us a call at 775-525-5692.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


The Reno Dentist Guide To Teeth Whitening

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So you want to whiten your teeth? It’s a cost-effective way to beautify your smile, look younger, and feel more confident when you interact with people in business or social settings.

Here are 5 things The Reno Dentist recommends when it comes to teeth whitening:

  1. Meet with your dentist for a consultation first. There are several different teeth whitening systems and a consultation will help you determine which technique is best for you.
  2. It is essential to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns.
  3. During your consultation, decide how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be at the end of the treatment. Depending on the whitening technique chosen, your teeth can be brightened three to eight shades. An in-office procedure achieves a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with an OTC product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied.
  4. An alternative method is to have your dentist customize a take-home kit for you. Make sure you follow the instructions accurately. First, molds are made from your upper and lower arch. Then the lab creates trays to hold the bleach. While this treatment plan may take longer, it is more economical and more convenient for many patients. Teeth whitening results from either treatment plan can last from six months to two years.
  5. With any of the teeth whitening systems, tooth sensitivity may take place. In most cases, it won’t last for more than a day or so. Call The Reno Dentist if it lasts longer.

The Reno Dentist offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, dentures, and porcelain veneers. At The Reno Dentist, quality care and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Reinvent Yourself With A Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover can boost your confidence for an upcoming job interview, promotion or new relationship. The process may include teeth whitening, invisible braces, veneers, dental implants, or gum tissue graft surgery.

Many of these take time. Understanding the process requires only a simple consultation. Small changes can make a big difference.

How The Rich Do It
Public figures from London to Hollywood, from New York to Vegas would advise you to:

  • Choose a dental professional with excellent education, a discerning eye and impeccable track record in the cosmetic dentistry field.
  • Consult with the professional, chart a course, and trust the course enough to see it through to completion.
  • Websites are great for cosmetic dentistry track records, education info, staff description and contact information. Visit The Reno Dentist’s website at http://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/.

Do Not Cut Corners
Cheap glue and shoddy engineering never stopped a plane crash. Every cosmetic dental smile makeover should have a unique treatment plan to achieve optimal results. There is no magic pill. Healing takes time before proceeding to the next step. Dental implants, for instance, are valuable in the comfort and beauty they offer but pushing the placement of the permanent restoration before proper healing is dangerous and risky. Learn to be patient with the goal in mind.

Better Smile, Better You
Is this the year to reinvent yourself? Consider improving your physical fitness, taking up a new hobby, pursuing continuing education or a new career to go along with your new smile.

A smile makeover is defined differently for every person. Meet Dr. Shane Sykes, serving Reno, Nevada and the Spanish Springs, and Virginia City areas since 2011. All it takes is one important consultation with this dental professional before you are on your way to your unforgettable smile.

Dr. Sykes’s capable staff schedules patients for consultations and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry procedures. We offer services from dentures to Invisalign including root canals, porcelain veneers, and wisdom teeth extraction.

Call 775-525-5692 to schedule. We are located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno, Nevada and on the web at http://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At The Reno Dentist

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At The Reno DentistHello, dental blog visitors, welcome to the The Reno Dentist blog. I am Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist in Reno.

A close friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to complete the procedure. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one or two office visits.

If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your Reno dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today.

We are accepting new patients at The Reno Dentist and would love to serve you. At The Reno Dentist, we offer root canals, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

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Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life.

Brushing

Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth thoroughly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss thoroughly before bed.

Dental Checkups

Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See Dr. Sykes once a year even if you don’t notice any dental issues.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at The Reno Dentist.

A White Smile

Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a tooth whitening system at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth

Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, durable, and natural-functioning dental implant. (Consult with Dr. Sykes to find out if you are a good candidate for an implant.)

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

Good: Eat a sensible diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a sensible diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, steer clear of sugary snacks, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.

For Young Smiles

Good: Never put your child to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous counsel and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, talk to Dr. Sykes about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.

Hello, I am Dr. Shane Sykes. At The Reno Dentist, we are dedicated to the best in dentistry. We invite you to call 775-525-5692 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Express Your Personality With A Smile Makeover

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What makes up a perfect smile? White teeth? Straight teeth? Teeth with pleasing proportions relative to one another? A stunning smile is more than the sum of its parts. At The Reno Dentist, we believe that your perfect smile also contains another element – your unique personality.

What is a smile makeover? Is is a combination of procedures that remedy any problems with your existing smile. First off, we look at the health of your teeth. If you have cavities, we take care of those first. Oral health is paramount.

Then, Dr. Shane Sykes becomes a cosmetic dental artist using all the unprecedented treatments available. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a multitude of tooth restoration treatments. On the least invasive end we have dental bonding and inlays/onlays. These can often be completed in just one visit. Porcelain veneers can remedy small imperfections such as chips. A veneer can also correct the shape of a tooth that is misaligned.

If you have teeth that are not structurally sound, you may need a dental crown. The crowns we provide at The Reno Dentist in Reno blend perfectly with your existing teeth. No “chiclet” effect where the crown sticks out like a sore thumb.

What if you have a tooth that is completely missing? Ask us about dental implants. This permanent tooth restoration is actually anchored into the jawbone, offering strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession. With a tooth implant, there is no need to damage the two adjacent teeth as is necessary for a dental bridge. There are a variety of dental braces available for our Reno patients who need orthodontic treatment. Ask us about invisible braces, lingual braces and fast braces.

Perhaps your greatest need is to repair prior dental work performed elsewhere. We can remove old silver fillings and replace with natural tooth colored fillings and replace broken dental crowns.

The crowning touch? eeth whitening.

We can make you look and feel great

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Preventive Dentistry At The Reno Dentist

tooth decay pictures at https://www.therenodentist.com/ Are you a parent of young children? Do you want them to develop better oral hygiene habits than you did when you were young? Perhaps you have a beautiful smile and want to prevent tooth decay. Many people have a mouth full of fillings and don’t want to add another one to their collection.

At The Reno Dentist, we have a prevention-oriented philosophy of dental care.

Your first step toward dental health begins with a prevention consultation with Dr. Shane Sykes.

Dental patients of all ages need to start with an exam to determine their current status. Your dental condition is influenced by your dietary habits, previous dental work, physical health, medications, lifestyle and family history. After a comprehensive analysis, Shane Sykes can establish a decay prevention plan just for you.

A prevention plan is a multi-faceted approach designed to maintain optimum dental health. It involves affordable preventative services at The Reno Dentist. Twice-yearly exams reveal early problems before they progress. Deep cleanings prevent a multitude of serious dental issues for our patients who faithfully keep their regular cleaning appointments.

Oral health cannot be maintained solely in our office. Daily brushing and flossing is essential. A healthy diet is necessary and will deliver benefits to your whole body – not just your teeth.

If you suspect you have a cavity or gum disease, call us at 775-525-5692 before it gets worse. We can successfully treat your current problems and restore your dental health. In addition, we will set you on the path toward a healthier future.

We can make you look and feel great.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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Most people have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep.

We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, or compulsive spending. (Even though many of us are guilty!)

Stress that is not sensibly managed can affect the heart, nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. It can also affect—you guessed it—your teeth.

The obvious oral health perils are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the overconsumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can also intensify plaque generation, trigger canker sores and increase the risk of gingivitis? Another problem is that when men and women are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.

If you’re concerned about the effects stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment with Shane Sykes at The Reno Dentist today. We offer a broad scope of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, dentures, and porcelain veneers.

It’s ironic, but for some Reno residents, dental visits cause major anxiety. What if the thought of visiting a dentist sends your blood pressure through the roof? Talk to us about sedation dentistry.

Relax. We can help you get the dental treatment you need.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush

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Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as critical to their health, speech development, and self-esteem as their permanent teeth. Some Reno parents we meet at The Reno Dentist hold the misconception that the care of primary teeth is secondary to adult teeth, since they will eventually fall out.

The truth is that the twenty primary teeth lay the foundation for the health of adult teeth and a beautiful smile. Taking care of these teeth is very important!

A dislike for brushing is understandable. A parent takes a pokey bristly thing, smears some minty paste on it, puts it in their mouth and scrubs their teeth with it. No wonder it doesn’t appeal to some toddlers and children. Sometimes the battle grows to the point that parents want to give up the struggle until their child is older. Don’t!

If it is challenging to get your child to brush willingly, Dr. Sykes has several suggestions.

If the toothpaste is the problem, brush with a smaller amount or even without it, at first. The goal is to remove food particles that will lead to plaque and bacteria, eventually causing tooth decay. Toothpaste is not needed for removing food particles. Fluoride is important, however. If your water is not fluoridated, talk to Dr. Sykes about fluoride supplements.

Take your child to the store and have him or her pick a new, soft-bristled toothbrush. Maybe buy two, so your child has some control in picking which toothbrush to use each time he or she brushes.

Let your child do the brushing, then check and brush the areas that might have been missed. Have your child with you when you and your spouse are brushing your teeth. Let your son or daughter know that everyone needs to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. Invite your child to look in the mirror and brush at the same time.

To develop the habit, keep the time short and slowly lengthen the sessions. Brush heads are hard with bristles that poke. Toothpaste may seem “hot” to some youth. Teaching your child that brushing is non-negotiable is the essential first step. After it has become part of the routine, add time by singing songs or brushing your teeth at the same time. Some parents have had success with setting a timer.

Compliment your child on their terrific effort in taking care of themselves. Be sure to preserve a positive attitude. Let your child know that you love their attractive smile and want it to always be shiny white. Positive reinforcement and establishing a routine are critical parts of childhood dental brushing. We want children to be devoted to a habit that will impact their health throughout their life.

If your child continues to struggle with brushing, you may examine sealants. Sealants are beneficial protective barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. A sealant assists in preventing food particles from lodging in difficult places to brush – typically in the pits and grooves in the molars in the back of the mouth.

Call 775-525-5692 to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr.Shane Sykes about your child’s oral hygiene or any other concern.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

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We all go to our dentist for cleanings and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. Today, we would like to highlight some of the most frequent oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.

1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually caused by bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating cavities. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this ailment. (Your friends will appreciate it.)

2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very annoying and can predispose dental patients to a host of troubles such as dental caries and gum disease. Some people experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment

3. Jaw Issues. If you notice inexplicable jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist ASAP! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder or TMD.

4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep), discuss it with your dentist. A simple appliance can guard your teeth. If you have sufferred damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you information about restorative dentistry.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Dr. Shane W Sykes and his team provide dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, headache relief and general dentistry services for Washoe County and the Reno - Sparks NV metropolitan area including Spanish Springs, North Valleys, Carson City, Sun Valley, and Fernley, Nevada, the Lake Tahoe area and Truckee, CA.


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