How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, the dental health of our patients is our number one priority each and every day. We hope that goes without saying!

How do you measure dental success? A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s so important.

For a young adult woman with stained but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as simple as in-office teeth whitening.

For a middle-aged man who always neglected his teeth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his condition and improves his oral health.

What about someone with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods? Dental success might mean dental implants that make it possible to eat whatever he wants.

What are the goals for your smile? At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, our goal is your dental health. We’ve improved the smiles of people in Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City, who come to our practice for general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and so much more. Call to schedule an appointment and find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. But it is a preventable disease, and also treatable, at The Reno Dentist in Reno NV.

Here are some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  1. Brush your teeth for two to three minutes, at least twice a day, with fluoridated toothpaste. Be sure to brush along the gumline. Don’t brush too hard, but be thorough.
  2. Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. Don’t like to floss? Try a floss holder, which makes it much simpler to insert floss between teeth.
  3. Although not a substitute for brushing and flossing, using a mouth rinse can prevent plaque accumulation and keep your enamel strong. Remember that fluoride mouth rinses are not the same as mouthwashes. Mouthwashes have alcohol and are designed to freshen breath.
  4. Eat a healthy diet. Starchy and sugary foods increase plaque. A sensible diet provides the nutrients necessary (Vitamins A and C, in particular) to keep teeth and gums healthy.
  5. Don’t smoke, or use smokeless tobacco, which may bring about advanced gum disease or oral cancer. That includes e-cigarettes.
  6. Be aware that certain medications can also threaten a healthy smile. These include oral contraceptives, antidepressants and heart medicines.
  7. Exercise prevention and schedule regular evaluations — the best way to detect early signs of gum disease and make a plan to reverse it.
  8. Talk to us about dental health topics such as old, broken fillings or crowded teeth.
  9. If you grind your teeth, ask us about ways to protect them.

Prevention is always the best medicine, so brush and floss your teeth twice a day. At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV we treat gum disease, and people from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City also come to us for cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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What To Do If Your Crown Comes Off

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Dental crowns are restorations cemented over a tooth. They are held in place with a strong adhesive, but on occasion they can come off, especially after a number of years have gone by. Here are some tips from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV if this should happen to you.

Here’s what to do:

  • Find the crown if you can. You might be able to put it back in place. If you do, clean it first. You can reapply it with dental cement, which is available in most drug stores. Do not use ordinary glue!
  • Give us a call to schedule an appointment. We’ll fit you in as soon as possible to repair or replace your crown. In the meantime, if it’s sensitive, put a little clove oil on the tooth. Use a cotton swab. Clove oil, too, is often in drugstores or in the spice aisle of a supermarket.

It’s important that you don’t wait too long to see us. What remains of your tooth isn’t very strong without the crown over it.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, dental crowns are among our restorative dentistry services. People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City come to our practice to maintain their dental health. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In this post from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, we explore some specifics about brushing your teeth. One key to getting the most out of your toothpaste is getting plenty of foam when brushing.

Working up a good foam is brought about by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then brushing at a 45 degree angle. The foam helps dislodge food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around as you finish brushing to pick up any stragglers.

The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel. Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are best. Harder bristles can put the enamel and gum line at risk.

The fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization of your teeth. This takes time, so be certain you brush for at least 2-3 minutes, and get the foam throughout your mouth.

Flossing is an important part of cleaning your teeth. It doesn’t matter whether your floss before or after brushing. There are different types of floss available and they’re all effective. We do, however, recommend string floss over floss holders, because with string floss you can get all around individual teeth.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV we want all our patients to brush and floss twice a day. People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City trust us with their dental health by scheduling twice a year checkups. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Set up an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Successful Smiles Are Confident Smiles

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Your smile is always with you. Everyone you meet notices it right away. If you aren’t happy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV can improve on it.

Cosmetic dentistry means making positive changes to your teeth and your smile. Even one small procedure can have a dramatic impact on your overall appearance. Several procedures can be life-changing, boosting your self-condidence, making you look and feel younger, and making you smile more often.

Our cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade porcelain are affixed to the front of your teeth. They can cover up gaps, cracks, and discoloration to give you a brilliant new smile.
  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is a safe and highly effective way to brighten your smile. It lifts years of accumualted stains from the surface of your teeth.
  • Dental implants. Considered one of the greatest advances in dentistry, dental implants look and function like natural teeth. A titanium post is inserted into your jaw where it fuses with the bone and becomes a solid support for an artificial tooth.
  • Invisalign clear braces. These aligners straighten crooked teeth subtly and effectively. People love them because they are nearly invisibile when you wear them. Not only that, they can be removed at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth.

Are you ready to find out what cosmetic dentistry from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV can do for your smile? People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City also come to us for dental implants, and much more. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

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A smile communicates your emotions better than words ever can. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. What if you want to smile but the issues with your teeth prevent you? Cosmetic dentistry from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV can help.

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can observe that personality without a smile. If you are usually too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade ceramic are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. They cover chips and cracks, and gaps between teeth.
  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening surpasses any commercially available products you’ll find at the store.
  • Clear braces. Straighten your teeth subtly but effectively, without metal.
  • Dental implants. Missing a tooth? A dental implant is inserted in your jaw, and an artificial tooth is mounted on top.

Cosmetic dentistry from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV can give you a whole new smile, and one you’ll love! People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City also come to us for complete general and family dentistry. Call us for an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Missing Teeth? Don’t Miss Out On A Beautiful Smile

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If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV may be just what you’ve been hoping for.

Why is that? Dental implants support replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing. Not only that, they help to preserve your jaw bone, which can deteriorate after you lose teeth.

A dental implant, stricly speaking, is not a replacement tooth. It’s a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. Because it fuses with the bone, it becomes a part of your body. An implant is strong enough to support an artificial tooth, just like a natural tooth root. Several implants can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.

Other artificial tooth options, including conventional dentures, need to be replaced every few years. This is because the bone beneath it gradually deterioriates.

Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime. They prevent bone loss, because the implant is part of the jawbone. Furthermore, the artificial tooth or teeth attached to the implant will never decay.

Replacement teeth supported by dental implants from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV are indistinguishable from other teeth, and most people won’t realize they’re there. You may forget, too! We’ve placed them in patients from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City, who also come to our practice for general and family dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Our Top Priority At The Reno Dentist

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At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV our top priority has always been our patients, and nothing is ever going to change that. Not only do we want want each one of you to enjoy excellent dental health, we want you to have a positive experience in our office.

What do we mean by a positive experience? No one really enjoys going to the dentist, and we understand that. Most of the procedures we offer aren’t painful, but no one likes having a bunch of tools in their mouths. One of the things we always aim for is efficiency. Rest assured, we’ll be thorough. But we won’t have you in the chair any longer than is necessary.

There are practices that try to rush patients through a checkup like they’re a car going through a carwash, but that is not the way we do things. No one wants to be treated like they’re just another patient!

Above all, we will keep you fully informed about what we’re doing. There is time and expense involved in your appointments, and part of our job is explaining to you everything we’re doing. Dentistry is a science with a lot of big words, but we’ll always make sure you know what’s involved with your unique situation.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV each patient is our top priority the moment they settle into one of our chairs. We want people from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City to be happy with their experience here. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

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Dental implants, like those available from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, are one of the true marvels of modern dentistry: artificial teeth that look and feel like the real thing.

A dental implant is actually a titanium post that is placed in the jaw. It provides the support for the artificial tooth. A single, implant-supported artificial tooth consists of three components:

  • The implant, also called a post or artificial tooth root
  • The abutment, a connector piece
  • The prosthesis, a dental crown, bridge, or denture/partial denture

In this post, we describe the abutment: the connector piece between the actual implant and the artifical tooth.

A temporary abutment may be used just after the implant is placed. That’s because it takes several months for the implant to fuse with the bone. Once it does, it is a solid foundation, ready for the final abutment.

When healing is complete, most patients report anywhere from eighty to nearly one hundred percent of normal chewing power.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV we have placed dental implants in patients throughout Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City, who also come to our practice for complete general and family dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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You Be The Judge

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A great smile can light up a room, and if that smile is yours you are bound to make a great first impression. You can transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV.

Are you skeptical? We invite you to judge for yourself.

Few of us were born with perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry uses sound dental techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth. Even one procedure can make a big difference to your smile, and several will give you a complete makeover.

The available procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. This may be the most popular one we’ve got. Yes, there are plenty of over-the-counter products for brightening smiles. None of them can match the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers. Our teeth undergo a lot of wear and tear over the years. Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the front of your teeth to cover chips, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Dental crowns. Crowns are used to repair teeth that have been damaged in accidents or eroded by decay. They give a tooth new strength and improved appearance.
  • Bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of a putty-like resin directly to the teeth. We can correct small chips, coat discolored teeth, and even fill in small cavities.

Cosmetic dentistry from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV can give you a beautiful new smile, but we’ll let you be the judge! Find out why people from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City come to our practice to improve their smiles, and for complete general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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